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Quotes: The Omniscient Council of Vagueness
First Cabal Member: We need to have Bauer arrested on trumped-up charges again before he finds out what we're really planning, which will have nothing whatsoever to do with anything that has happened so far.
Second Cabal Member: What are we really planning?
First Cabal Member: Those episodes aren't written yet.
Dave Barry, "24: The Ultimate Script"

It's all about power: grabbing it, keeping it, using it... Power is our currency, our DNA, our God.
We control the world. We provide the blueprint and we give the instructions. We're the people in grainy photos on grassy knolls; we're the shadowy faces in smokey backrooms and darkened boardrooms. We're right here, hiding in plain sight, buying and selling favours: blackmail, treason, deceit- these are our stock in trade.
We're The Illuminati... and we're not done.
Illuminati faction trailer, The Secret World

Mayor: Er, Master Betty, what is the Evil Council's plan?
Master Betty: Nnnng. It is EVIL! Mnyah! It is so EVIL! It is a bad, bad plan... that will hurt many... people... that are good. I think it's great 'cause it's so bad!
Mayor: I see. I think...
Kung Pow!: Enter the Fist

Spoony: ...The Shadowy Council of People Who Sit in Poorly-Lit Rooms and Secretly Rule the World...
From Spoony's review of The Avengers, recounting the one thing he didn't really like in the movie

Sheridan: Who are you?
Man: Now, that's really not important.
Sheridan: Who are you?
Man: Who decides that the workday is from 9 to 5 instead of 11 to 4? Who decides that the hemlines will be below the knee this year, and short again next year? Who draws up the borders, controls the currency, handles all of the decisions that happen transparently around us?
Sheridan: (slightly confused) I don't know
Man: Ah! I'm with them. Same group, different department.

First Witch:
When shall we three meet again?
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Second Witch:
When the hurlyburly's done,
When the battle's lost and won.

Third Witch:
That will be ere the set of sun.
First Witch:
Where the place?
Second Witch:
Upon the heath.
Third Witch:
There to meet with Macbeth.
Macbeth, Act 1, Scene 1, 1-7

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