"They tried. It started in secret, with the Illuminati. When they discovered that universes were colliding, the smartest and very best of us attempted to save everyone. They tried everything to prevent the incursions. The improbable... the impossible. And then eventually, the unthinkabledestroying worlds! It was too much. And these great men who had done such great things... they all broke. They splintered. And in their absence something worse took their placethe Cabal. Everything turned upside down and inside out. Including these people who had once been colleagues and friends. They tried as hard as they could. Just like anybody would. It just wasnt enough."
"We know so much more than we understand. But we know so little [...] Many believe the white light you see when you die is the supercharged electric whimper of a desperate and dying brain. Synaptic death. But its not. That brilliant blinding light is God. And he has been with us all along."
"You humans and your unseemly theatrics. There is no honor in running from death. People should know when their time is up."
"'Finish' implies your task was uncompleted, General. It implies a failure of action or understanding of purpose. Let me assure you... this was always how it was going to end. You bought us no little bit of time. And that was remarkable for one whose time had long passed. Let me show you what Ill build on your ruins."
—Reed Richards, Earth-1610
Gentlemen. They say that when you die, you cant take it with you. Which begs the question. Exactly what am I gonna do with all these bullets?
"I do remember when comic books were only a dollar! A dollars worth of crap!"
"You spend your entire life looking for that one perfect someone. And when you find her, you think you'll never love anything more. Then you have children, and you realize what a fool you were to believe that. And now, I have lost everything. We have all lost everything. My entire life I believed in better days ahead. I believed in tomorrow. I hid that belief in my hearta stronghold against a world that devours hope. But now the walls have fallen. I have been overrun. And I hope... I believe... in nothing."
—Reed Richards, Earth-616
"[...]And when we disagree, I remember that I could have been God. And not you."
"If you had the power... if you had the means... if you were the one playing God and the world you want is not the world you have... dont you have a responsibility to burn it down and raise up something better? Isnt that the real burden that comes with the kind of power Doom has? Isnt it the burden of power I have?"
—God Emperor Doom
"I cant help but notice you decided to put yourself on a throne."
"Yeah were all absolutely shocked by that. Just floored."
"All this power. Youre still afraid of him."
"Doom has asked you to live on your knees. Every day of this life, he's beaten you as you lie there. What do you do? You stand up. What time is it, Ben Grimm? What time is it?"
—Thanos to Ben Grimm/the Shield
"I am betrayed." Again.
—God Emperor Doom
"Your king is waiting for an answer."
—Namor, to the Zombies
"The Maestro's ship is coming down!"
"Alas, I cannot. How embarrassing."
— Thor-616, Captain Marvel-616, and Baron Sinister.
"Valeria. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Hello, Susan."
"I used to believe in universal contraction. Entropy and the end of all things. Well, I've changed my mind. I'm letting go. Because now I believe in expansion I believe we endure. Don't you see? Everything lives."