Quotes / Hyperspace Is a Scary Place

"...No, don't move," [Ford] added as Arthur began to uncurl himself, "you'd better be prepared for the jump into hyperspace. It's unpleasantly like being drunk."
"What's so unpleasant about being drunk?"
"You ask a glass of water."

"Hell is only a word. The reality is much, much worse."
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"Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see."
Dr. William Weir, Event Horizon.

Planeswalking isn't about walking. It's about falling and screaming.

Phillip: What's out there?
Jon: Nothing.
Phillip: Do you want to talk about it?
Jon: No.
Goats

Brainstorm: The first rule of interstellar travel: Never stand next to a quantum generator when it's about to flout the laws of physics.
Rodimus: So who broke the rule?
Brainstorm: Um... Good question.

Warhammer 40,000

For the warp is a strange and terrible place. You might as well throw a traveler into a sea of sharks and tell him to swim home as send him through the warp unprotected. Better it is not to let common man travel through the stars. Better still, let him not know such a thing is feasible.
Fra Safrane, 5th aide to Navigator Da'el. Comment made prior to the departure of the second mission to search for the missing freighter Pride of Angelos

It is forbidden to speak of what I see in the Great Beyond. I could hint at impossible, half-seen castles in the distance, or rivers of pure vibrance flowing to where they fall upon themselves forever, of mothers' love and children' hate given form. But nothing could give you the vaguest notion of what it is truly like.
Varentias Jugold of the Navilis Nobilite

Between the stars the ancient unseen enemies of mankind wait and hunger. Every voyage into the nothing is a confrontation with horror, with the implacable things of the warp, and with man's own innermost fear.
Codex Imperialis

Our thoughts light the Darkness that others may cross space.
We are one with the Emperor, ours souls are joined in his will.
Praise the Emperor whose sacrifice is life as ours is death.
Hail his name the Master of Mankind.
Credo Astronomicon

"Travellin' through space is boring. [...] Unless strange fings start happenin', which dey usually do when yer out in da warp. One time we 'ad some bluddy great ugly fing come straight outta Weird Lugwort's 'ead! It butchered 'alf da lads! Yer, dat was pretty entertainin'."
Bigmaw

"Let me take you though the average Warp Travel procedure."

"The Captain calls down to prep the ship for warp expedition. At that time 12000 slaves who have never seen the outside of the work galley begins shoveling the dead bodies of the previous workers into massive furnaces along with whatever hard fuel sources they have in storage, like a brutal Mr. Fusion. A field of pure Psychic FUCK YOU is generated around the ship and the blinded mentally traumatized man inside a metal egg begins screaming unendingly as he charts a course through the Warp, which is basically a giant ocean of pure emotion in which Unnamed Ones lounge around and fuck with humanity by the luxury of simply existing. The ship then ploughs into the miasma of what you could call Hell if you lacked imagination. Pray to the Holy Throne the Astropath doesn’t accidentally get you lost, become possessed by a Daemon or just explode like a mushy human pinata from the mental stress of being around so much pure CANNOT BE. If the void shields even flicker on the 8000 years old vessel (which no one actually understands completely how to work) Daemons made of RAPE and LEMON JUICE will crawl into our reality and do things you literally cannot imagine to every soul aboard. I mean that. The very notion of understanding the completeness of the horror the human victims will be witness to would shatter your perception of reality and cause your head to explode."

"Mission clock says they were only in the Warp for 5 days. It was 17 months for everyone onboard. They also missed their destination by a couple of solar systems and 8/10th of the crew is dead."

"The Captain turns to his bridge staff and pops the cork on a vintage stock of Jherrik Ale and salutes another successful Warp Jump."

"Welcome to 40K."

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