My mind's being eaten away... Kaji, it's unraveling my mind... What will I do? It's defiling my mind...
— Asuka Langley Sohryu, Neon Genesis Evangelion
Somewhere on Beta Colony there is an institution. In one room of the institution, there is a man who spends his days and nights screaming at things that only he can see. Things we planted in his mind. They have to keep him in a straitjacket twenty-four hours a day or he'll claw his own eyes out just to make it stop.
An open mind is like a fortress with its gate unbarred and unguarded.
— Imperial Proverb, Warhammer 40,000
Oh, you want to cry, young creature? I will show you something that will make you cry forever!
— Stark unleashing his wrath upon Jool, Farscape
The touch of the King comes from all directions simultaneously. He is outside and inside and somewhere else. Suddenly she can't remember the name of her husband or the sound of the voices of her daughters. All she can remember is the time when she was twelve and she let the man in the swingpark touch her. He gave her ten shillings and she bought chocolate and was sick. Shame. Disgust. Humiliation. The king is talking to her, touching her that way.
You scream all the time, but it's the inside kind. You scream and scream, but you can only hear it when you're asleep. Otherwise, it's quite lovely.
Niko: Because unless you're a Poe, that thing is deadly. It's a battery... a storage battery. It contains one million emotions. A hundred thousand kinds of fear, a quarter-million kinds of anger... jealousy, love... One touch, and it's -
Goose: The emotional electric chair.
— Galaxy Rangers, "One Million Emotions"
Son of a bitch, he mind raped me!
— Stan, American Dad!, "Failure is not a Factory Installed Option"
Emperor: You. Are. Nothing.
Luke: Where am I?
Luke: No - Help me-
Emperor: There is no one. There is only the Dark Side.
Luke: I... am... a Jedi. Aaaaah!
Emperor: You are not Jedi. You are nothing. You have no name.
Luke: My name - is - Skywalker! AAAAAAH!
Emperor: YOU. HAVE. NO. NAME!
Emperor: Listen to the Dark Side. You have no name.
Luke: I have... (dully) no name.
Emperor: You serve the Dark Side.
Luke: I... s-serve...
— Dark Empire, audio version
Come to me...
Bring your sword, bring your wife,
bring adoration, bring me your life.
You are mine, fall in line,
only in death will you wake.
Cattle and Swine, I will dine
on your mind, honey and cake.
never to cease, never to end,
never to question, always to bend.
Come to me...
— The "Domination" spell, Fall from Heaven
Distrust that brews every single time that I think of you
Rape my mind to make me blind
G-get... out of me!! GAAAH!
— Danny Phantom, trying to fight off possession in Kindred Spirits
Kokonoe: So, the mask creeper was bad-touching your brain-meats, huh?
Makoto: Yeah, that's right. He was pulling out memory after memory. Especially all the bad ones I'd hidden away.
Kokonoe: Yep. I bet he got all your most embarrassing moments. Y'know, the ones that make you wanna cry into a pillow and kick your legs?
Mary had a little lamb, Little lamb little lamb, Mary had a little lamb, whose fleece was white as snow.
— Last transmission from Assassins' Redoubt, after the Dream Twister special project is completed, Sid Meierís Alpha Centauri
Knowledge is such a burden. Release it. Release all your nightmares to me.
"Listen, you can kill a man, destroy his body, break his spirit, but only the Total Perspective Vortex can annihilate a man's soul. The treatment lasts one second, but the effects last your lifetime."
— Roosta, The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy