Quotes / You Cannot Grasp the True Form

"Silly boy. You still think you can "see" me? Heh, heh, heh. You'll never see me. You'll see only what your little mind can allow. GO! NOW."
Pennywise, It

"...the Mildly Disturbing Halloween Hatsómoldering, eldritch veils of such manifold depravity, the human eye will not process the sheer enormity of their malevolence, and out of self-preservation will merely show you paper bags with faces on them. These faces are still moderately scary, though, so brace yourselves for mild terror!"

"Human beings have neither the aural nor the psychological capacity to withstand the awesome power of God's true voice. Were you to hear it, your mind would cave in and your heart would explode within your chest. (We went through five Adams before we figured that one out.)"
Dogma

"I am confident that if anyone actually penetrates our facades, even the most perceptive would still be fundamentally unprepared for the truth of House Dimir."
—Szadek, flavor text for Magic: The Gathering card "Glimpse the Unthinkable"

"You don't perceive our true appearance. Your existence and ours are different. My form, and what you think you are seeing, are not necessarily the same."
Mokkurkalfi, Ah! My Goddess

Merlin: Shall I tell you what's out there?
Arthur: Yes, please.
Merlin: The Dragon. A beast of such power that if you were to see it whole and all complete in a single glance, it would burn you to cinders.

I wasn't about to open my inner eye and have an eyeball-to-eyeball look at the void by way of a third opinion, but I was pretty sure that if I did I'd see something so wrong that it wouldn't even be visible at all, except as a sucking blind-spot distortion in my visual field, dragging everything around it together at the edges like a detached retina.
Bob Howard, The Rhesus Chart

Kim: So, what's it like out there in Galactic Cluster III?
Seven: Beyond your comprehension.
Kim: Try me.
Seven: Galactic Cluster III is a transmaterial energy plane intersecting twenty two billion omnicordial lifeforms.
Kim: Ah...interesting.
Star Trek: Voyager, "The Gift"

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