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"I'm not an expert in the field, but that sounds to me like the cries of the damned."
Gordon Freeman, Freeman's Mind

"Mutating people to turn them into living weapons is one thing, but yelling? Why make them yell? That's totally uncalled for!"
Jeff "Joker" Moreau on Banshee husks, Mass Effect 3

"Banshee! Agh, that sound!"
Kaidan Alenko, Mass Effect 3 Leviathan

"Sir, when you speak, all I hear is the sound of cities burning, nightmares crying, and dog shit wearing deodorant."

"You're a jerkwad. I'm going to have to edit that, so it's not ear-wrenching."

"I literally cannot listen to this entire track continuously. It creeps me out so much that I have to pause it every so often so I can catch my breath and slow my pounding heart. I've never played Silent Hill 2 and I cannot imagine doing so with any manner of aplomb if THIS is the kind of music I can look forward to."

"Y'know that ringing in your ears? That 'eeeeeeeeee'? That's the sound of the ear cells dying, like their swan song. Once it's gone, you'll never hear that frequency again. Enjoy it while it lasts."
Julian Taylor, Children of Men

"[Godzilla's roar] is the sound of nature, the sound of rage, the sound of power. It's a sound that would make anyone hearing it shiver. It's incredibly visceral."
Erik Aadahl, sound designer for Godzilla (2014)

"The most frightening sound in the world is a toilet flush. In the middle of the night. When you know you're in the house alone."

[There are faint screams in the distance]
Home Base (Speaker unidentified): What the hell was THAT?

"A switch was suddenly flipped inside me. Something primal and inarticulate tore its way out of my throat, a sound I could have never imagined that I could make."
Emma Barnes, Quicken

"Can you feel it? (...) I believe that's the sound the world makes when it pisses itself."
Hoid, The Way of Kings (first book of The Stormlight Archive)

"The voice..."

"...Is as if a hundred birthday clowns got together to strangle each other to death at the same time, and every last one of them liked it."

Had to get away from the Nursery. The sights are bad enough, but it's the sounds that stay with me. The shrieks of the children. The nauseatingly sweet voices of the nannies pacifying them. That damn lullaby - over and over again.
I'll never get that out of my head.
Orochi Comm Center terminal entry, The Secret World

"When you hear jazz, that means I'm coming."

"When it flies past, it's like you hear a scream in your mind."


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