Quotes / Muggles

"I am not anti-female, I am anti-human. I wrote this story from the perspective of a female human because that came most naturally, as you might imagine. But if the narrator had been a male human, it would not have changed the events. When a human being is totally surrounded by creatures with supernatural strength, speed, senses, and various other uncanny powers, he or she is not going to be able to hold his or her own. Sorry. That's just the way it is."

Blake Thorburn: So being ignorant is the way to go, huh?
Fell: For billions of people on this Earth, yes. It affords a kind of protection. Not immunity. But on the whole, the average person is better off for being unaware.

Most mortals are rightly called Sleepers by the Awakened. They exist (or perhaps we exist) in a passive state of blindness, shying away from true insight, avoiding the symbolic death that leads to greater rebirth. We miss the wonders and possibilities around us. Our mundane lives have conditioned us to accept what is offered, from lying politicians to MTV, and we complain but do little to change it. Mages cannot be passive; they either progress or they stagnate. In stagnation lies eventual corruption, for stasis can only decay.
Mage: The Ascension - Core Rulebook (2nd edition)