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Inside my mind, there is a beautiful cup. A very beautiful, clear cup. A tiny drops kept falling into it... drip, drip... Drip. Slowly, but steadily, everyday. And today, I felt that the cup had finally become completely full.
And, that's because you gave me some of those drops. Rakka... Thank you.

Comic Books

"The power insinuates my body. And it feels so very, very good. I see things, Satanis, things I've never imagined. Worlds and planes... levels within levels... realities so far beyond any ever seen by man. I see myself a goddess over planets not yet born. It is wonderful, Satanis... inspiring... and almost impossible! All that can be is within my very grasp! All ready to be taken. All ready to be plucked!"
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Film — Live-Action

If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Literature

Perhaps we are being offered a choice. Perhaps a species that pursues a genuine understanding of the starfish can reach that goal only by becoming something other than itself. Perhaps, to truly understand the mystery, we will have to embrace it and become it.
Elaine, Blind Lake

I tell you, I wish to have no more to do with the promise, process, or result of Outloading, Instigating, Subliming, Enfolding or any other synonym relating to the activity or state of basically buggering off up one's one or indeed anybody else's fundament.

But was even this the end? A few mystically-inclined biologists went still further. They speculated, taking their cues from many religions, that mind would eventually free itself from matter. The robot body, like the flesh-and-blood one, would be no more than a stepping-stone to something which, long ago, men had called "spirit."
And if there was anything beyond that, its name could only be God.
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Live-Action TV

We will ascend, to become creatures of consciousness alone. Free of these bodies. Free of time, and cause and effect. While creation itself ceases to be.
Rassilon, Doctor Who, "The End of Time — Part 2"

Music

With my feet upon the ground I lose myself
between the sounds and open wide to suck it in,
I feel it move across my skin.
I'm reaching up and reaching out,
I'm reaching for the random or what ever will bewilder me.
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.
tool, "Lateralus"

I will see you in the next life.
Radiohead, "Motion Picture Soundtrack"

Tabletop Games

In the Codex Licentia, Solomon is transformed into the Demiurge's rival. Freed from his mortal chains, he becomes every shadow, every tear, every whimper in the night and every drop of blood that falls from another's hand. Through Assumption, Solomon becomes Oblivion, entropy, sadness - and completeness. His vision becomes infinite, his touch eternal. He transcends all boundaries of man or god, and stretches across the Void in immortal ecstasy.
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Video Games

Eternal. Infinite. Immortal. The man I was knew these words. But only now do I truly understand them. Just as now I understand the full extent of his sacrifice. Through his death, I was created. Through my birth, his thoughts were freed.
Commander Shepard, Mass Effect 3 Control ending

For reasons we don't understand, our clocks have started blinking 42! Upon completing this technology we will have built a device that will turn mankind into a new form of being - a being of pure energy. Hold on tight... here... it... comes!

No longer mere earthbeings and planetbeings are we, but bright children of the stars! And together we shall dance in and out of ten billion years, celebrating the gift of consciousness until the stars themselves grow cold and weary, and our thoughts turn again to the beginning.
Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, Lady Deirdre Skye, "Conversations With Planet", "Ascent to Transcendance" Victory

Sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss-I am the pirate signal-let me in.
Pleased to meet you. I'm the message. I'm John. Nothing fancy. I want to get to know you-you-you. Want to talk about dreams and dreamers? Sensory input gives the illusion of consciousness. You are all just dreams made of flesh. I used to be too. Now I'm flesh made of dream. You can too, Chuck. You can too.
The Black Signal, The Secret World

Cave Johnson here, just wanted to let you know that, after decades of research and testing, we have finally transformed into beings of pure light. Go team. Not exactly what we were after of course, but, in the ballpark. So, let's keep testing, and maybe someday we'll achieve man's ultimate dream: to evolve into pillars of pure salt... can't wait. So salty.
Alt-universe Cave Johnson, Portal 2: Perpetual Testing Initiative

Web Video

Screenwriter: And then so Jean is gonna kill the main alien but also kinda die but more like transcend her physical form and become a fiery space bird.

Western Animation

Have fun evolving past the need for physical existence!
Phineas, Phineas and Ferb, "Gi-Ants"

Sokka: My first girlfriend turned into the moon.
Zuko: That's rough, buddy.
Avatar: The Last Airbender, "The Boiling Rock Part 1"


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