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Quotes: Wretched Hive
This ain't no place for a hero
This ain't no place for a better man
This ain't no place for a hero
To call home
—"Short Change Hero" by The Heavy, Borderlands 2 main theme

There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
And it's filled with people who are filled with shit
And the vermin of the world inhabit it"

Seth: (scoffs) Shit. I been to bars make this place look like a fuckin' 4-H club!
Richie: (less confident) I gotta say I'm with Jacob on this. I been to some fucked up places in my time, but that place is fucked up.

Around Barker's hole in the ground a town sprang up, a wretched hive of log shacks, stores of whipsawed lumber with false fronts, saloons with pianos, mirrors and champagne...
Bruce Hutchinson, The Fraser. In 1950.

The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists, and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout, "Save us!"...and Iíll look down and whisper, "No."
Rorschach, Watchmen

Doctor: Did he die of natural causes?
Niko: A gunshot to the head. I guess that's pretty natural for this town.

I've lived in Verel. That would be the place to look for degenerates, all right.

Ghaal!

That seething pit of vermin! That filth brimming sinkhole of despair! In such degradation there is purity. In such ugliness there is wonder. In such death and suffering, there is life, so holy to Drakaasi for it is life that must be ended!
Mind Journeys of a Heretic Saint, by Inquisitor Helmandar Oswain (Suppressed by order of the Ordo Hereticus), Warhammer 40,000

I am Omega. I'm the boss, CEO, Queen, if you're feeling dramatic. Omega has no titled ruler, and only one rule: Don't. Fuck. With Aria.
Aria T'Loak, Mass Effect 2

Have you ever been to Kiev?! 'The cakemaker of Kiev' could whoop all our asses! This is The Butcher!
Hardison, Leverage

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Lawrence Walsh, Chinatown

Iíve only been here for a day, but letís start with the facts: This city is out of its fucking mind.
Victor Talbot, Baccano!! 1711 - Whitesmile''

If you're looking for justice, you've come to the wrong place.
Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones

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