"The interior of a computer is a fine and private place, but none, I fear, do there embrace."
—Roger Ebert, paraphrasing Andrew Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress"
"In there is our destiny!"
—Kevin Flynn, TRON: Legacy
"It's an entire universe in there, one we created, but it's beyond us now. Really. It's outgrown us. You know, every time you shut off your computer...do you know what you're doing? Have you ever reformatted a hard drive...destroyed an entire universe? It's too much. It's too much power. I never wanted this. I never wanted the responsibility. I just wanted to make games."
"Lady Octopus merges reality and virtual reality, which means the world stays mostly the same but is full of dinosaurs and skeletons and shit. She’s bringing Ultima Online to life! Her cyber-boyfriend also starts becoming flesh, but internet relationships are doomed to never work out. Scarlet Spider puts an end to it by uploading a thingy into the cyber doowhazzis, which is kind of why internet-oriented plots never fucking work out right in superhero comics."
—Topless Robot, "The 13 Dumbest Spider-Man Stories.. Just From The Clone Saga"
"Welcome to the real world," she said to me, condescendingly... I just found out there's no such thing as the real world, just a lie we've got to rise above.
— John Meyer, No Such Thing