Quotes / The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You

"Ladies and gentlemen, please do not panic. But scream! Scream for your lives! The Tingler is loose in this theater!"
Vincent Price as Dr. Chapin in The Tingler

One of the most famous ghosts around is also one of the shyest! Do you think he's a nice guy? Ask him. He's right behind you.
— Description for Boo, Mario Party DS

(to the titular murderous tire)
"Wait, wait... I'm not a character, I'm just watching. Stay there. Just stay put."
A spectator, Rubber

"Or to be specific, I may converse with you, the you that's watching behind your eyes."
With that, she smiles, looks you directly in the eye, and smiles at you.
"Hello dears," Yuuka says sweetly. "Enjoying the story?"
Imperfect Metamorphosis, Chapter 31

Weasel: Once upon a time, there was a big fat red pants less guy that made up stories that weren't true!
Baboon: Yeah! And suddenly, he becomes a big fat fairy, with a giant pink wig and magic tutu! (Weasel whispers in Baboon's ear) Yeah, and then he got trapped in big old cocoon!
(things happen exactly to the Red Guy)
I Am Weasel, I.R. Pixie-Fairy

For all you know, a witch might be living next door to you right now. Or she might be the woman with the bright eyes who sat opposite you on the bus this morning. She might be the lady with the dazzling smile who offered you a sweet from a white paper bag in the street before lunch. She might even — and this will make you jump — she might even be your lovely school-teacher who is reading these words to you at this very moment. Look at that teacher. Perhaps she is smiling at the absurdity of such a suggestion. Don't let that put you off. It could be part of her cleverness. I am not, of course, telling you for one second that your teacher actually is a witch. All I am saying is that she might be one. It is most unlikely. But — and here comes the big "but" — it is not impossible.

This broadcast is coming to you from right behind you. Don’t look! If you look, what you see behind you may change the way that you see life, the universe, and everything else. The laws of physics will begin to come apart in your brain as you witness a deeper truth about the cosmos than any human is prepared for.
Corin Deeth III, Kakos Industries

Don’t look so surprised, Commander! And... don’t look around for your EVA, it can’t help you now... Well. What shall we talk about? Your "powerful" GDI forces have been emasculated... and you yourself are a killer of children! Of course, it’s not true. But the world only believes what the media tells them to believe. (laughing) And I tell the media what to believe; it’s really quite simple. [beep] Oh. There’s your little pet. But now that I know where you live, Commander, it’s only a matter of time. Were I in your shoes, I would spend my last earthly hours... enjoying the world! Of course, if you wish, you can spend them fighting for a lost cause. But you know that you’ve lost.
Kane, taking over the frequency on the GDI campaign, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn

I see now where you hide your soul, trespasser... You sit there all smug thinking you are safe behind your pane of glass. Well you are no longer safe from me !
Garanel Ruckssif, EverQuest II

"O BEARER MINE." What kind of talking skull would address its host that way? A stiff, stuck-up old fossil, not me.
Ahamkara: the illusion that one's ego depends on an object, or an idea, or a body. Some people say you should have no ahamkara. Some people say you need to have the right ahamkara. All I know is that YOU are not an illusion. Understand?
This world around you, the people you meet—they're a little thin, right? Cardboard and drywall. Cheap theater. Come on, try it out! Say: “I am more real than this.” Feels good, doesn't it? “I am the only real person here.” Isn't it like their insults and their bullets just went a little... soft? I came to find you, only you, because you're special. You're from somewhere real. And together we can burn our way back there.
Can't we, o player mine?
Skull of Dire Ahamkara, Destiny

Wilkins: (pointing cannon at Wontkins) OK buddy, what do you think of Wilkins Coffee?
Wontkins: I never tasted it.
(Wilkins fires cannon at Wontkins then turns the cannon towards the screen)
Wilkins: Now what do you think of Wilkins?