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And we will stand above our city, raising high above her streets
From tops of buildings we will look at all that lies beneath our feet
We will raise our hands above us, cold steel shining in the sun
And with these hands that will not bleed, your father's battle will be won
Dr. Wily, The Good Doctor

"After the completion of the Sharpshooter, our civilization will be left with only one way to include more metal in the flesh; graft flesh on metal rather than the opposite."
— A-volution G02

It's gonna be the future soon
I won't always be this way
When the things that make me weak and strange
Get engineered away
It's gonna be the future soon
I've never seen it quite so clear
When my heart is breaking
I close my eyes
It's already
Here on earth, they'll wonder,
As I piece-by-piece
replace myself
Steel and circuits
Make me whole...

A cuff-terminal was clipped over his right wrist, and two insignia were affixed to his chest: the crossed microscope and mini-welder of the Guild of Computer-Programmers, and an anaglyph of the Circuit of Logic — laser-etched with the first words ever spoken by the Great Calculator: THERE IS NOW. The Circuit was a popular religious movement that worshipped the omnipotent computer, holding as fundamental values its absence of emotion and supremacy of logical thought.
Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space

Colossus: In time you will come to regard me not only with respect and awe, but with love.
Dr. Forbin: NEVER!

"The truth is, God is eleven years old, that She was born on New Year's day, 2002, in Manhattan. The truth is that She's chosen me, and I don't know why yet, that for the first time in my life... I'm a little scared about what's gonna happen."
Root, Person of Interest, "Liberty"

"By my deeds I honor him, V8."

Oh greatest of mass media, thank you for elevating emotion, reducing thought, and stifling imagination.
Thank you for the artificiality of quick solutions and for the insidious manipulation of human desires for commercial purposes.
This bowl of lukewarm tapioca represents my brain. I offer it in humble sacrifice. Bestow thy flickering light forever.
Calvin (to a TV), Calvin and Hobbes

Warhammer 40,000

Toll the Great Bell Once!
Pull the Lever forward to engage the
Piston and Pump...

Toll the Great Bell Twice!
With push of Button fire the Engine
And spark Turbine into life...

Toll the Great Bell Thrice!
Sing Praise to the
God of All Machines!
Excerpt from the Catechism of the Autoculus of Mars

Everything organic we know of is simply machinery, in one form or another. Tendons replace pistons; flesh in the place of steel; blood is simply biological coolant. To deny this and shun it is more than just Mechanicus orthodoxy, it is idiocy.

You may say, it is impossible for a man to become like the Machine. And I would reply, that only the smallest mind strives to comprehend its limits.
Fabricator General Kane

To fail is to be flesh, only metal endures.
Archmagos Paracelsus

Bio-chauvinism, and on such a small scale, when it comes to the processing of knowledge, is laughable. Give me any savant you care, and I shall match his worth tenfold with even the most basic of Machine Spirits.
Extract, The Problems of Organic Thinking, Chapter XII

From weakness of the mind, Omnissiah save us,
from the lies of the Antipath, circuit preserve us,
from the rage of the Beast, iron protect us,
from the temptations of the flesh, silica cleanse us,
from the ravages of time, anima shield us,
from this rotting cage of biomatter,
Machine god, set us free.

The Machine is strong. We must purge the weak, hated flesh and replace it with the blessed purity of metal. Only through permanence can we truly triumph, only through the Machine can we find victory. Punish the flesh. Iron in mind and body. Hail the Machine!
Paullian Blantar, Iron-Father of the Iron Hands

There is no truth in flesh, only betrayal.
There is no strength in flesh, only weakness.
There is no constancy in flesh, only decay.
There is no certainty in flesh but death.
The Dogma Mechanicus

Magic: The Gathering

It is Yawgmoth's will incarnate: an efficient machine that replaces inefficient flesh.
Tsabo Tavoc

"Father of Machines! Your filigree gaze carves us, and the scars dance upon our grateful flesh."
-— Phyrexian Scriptures, Flavor Text for Sanguine Guard


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