Quotes / Yank the Dog's Chain

Little boy at peace,
What is this place, beyond the stars?
Open up your eyes.
What are these things...you're moving toward?
Head so full of wonder,
Worries in the past,
Could it be that you are free at last?

"Hell Isn't Good," South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

That is Absolute Despair . . . When hope appears to be at hand, but then you find it beyond your reach, that is when your despair becomes deepest.
Anti-spiral Nia, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Vir: Well, let's see: The war is over, the Shadows are gone forever, the Vorlons are gone forever, Cartagia's dead and we saved Centauri Prime. Now, I'm not expert but I think you should feel happy.
Londo: Perhaps, but every time I have been happy the universe has conspired to do something nasty to me.

Narrator: Then Kanji got a Persona!
Kanji: Hell yeah!
Narrator: Too bad you'll never use him in battle.
Kanji: Aw, man...
Hiimdaisy's Big Long Persona 4 Webcomic

There's a reason why this prison is the worst hell on earth... Hope. Every man who has ventured here over the centuries has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to freedom. So easy... So simple... And like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have died trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope.

Narrator: And now... for a new character introduction!
Kyoko: Oh shit! Is it me- Is it me?! Oh, dear God, please say it's m-
Narrator: HITOMI!
Kyoko: What the fuck?! She isn't even a new character! Whyyyyyy? Why would you even SAY THAT?
The Narrator, Meduka Meguca, Episode 2

Sokka: Well, Aang, because when I'm being pursued by people who want to kill me, I'd rather throw them off by walking through a dense forest than fly through an empty sky on a giant freaking bison!
Katara: That may make sense, but since you're trying to be The Leader, I'm guessing this is gonna fail horribly.
Sokka: Oh c'mon, the writers don't hate me that muuuu....

"I was the happiest guy in the world. But fate likes to play a little game called 'Up Yours, Moe'."
Moe Szylak, The Simpsons, "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story"

"You gave me hope and then you took it all away. That's enough to make anyone dangerous. God knows what it'll do to me. Basically... RUN!"
The Doctor, Doctor Who, "The Doctor's Wife"