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Quotes / The End Is Nigh

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People were running hither and thither, entranced and ecstatic, frothing at the mouth and prophesying doom.
Naples '44, by Norman Lewis.

"The sky is falling!"

Evangelist: Repent! The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
Scarlet: You ain't just whistlin' Dixie!
Evangelist: Armageddon is almost upon us!
Plum: I've got news for you; it's already here!
Peacock: Go away!
Evangelist: But your souls are in danger!
Peacock: Our lives are in danger, ya beatnik! (slams door)

"When Robert's Rebellion was raging, people thought the end was near. The end of the Targaryen dynasty: "How will we survive?" When Aegon Targaryen turned his eye westward and flew his dragons to Blackwater Rush: "The end is near! How will we survive?" And thousands of years before that, during the Long Night, we can forgive them for thinking it truly was the end. But it wasn't. None of it was."
Archmaester Ebrose, Game of Thrones, "Dragonstone"

This is a warning from the sun: it says it's old and tired and scared of death. It says you've lived as young gods for too long! Spoiled children who only need to wish for something and it'll come true! Well, those days are gone now and won't come here again! SORRY! I'll show you how it all goes down, through the medium of unreliable narration: a vision of the future. This could be your lucky day! Tomorrow and all the ones after... not so much.

Nigh! After thirty-three years, nigh! No wonder he stares at the ground. What the fuck has been going on in his brain for the last three decades? Does he wake every morning, thinking - for the thousandth time - "today's the day"? That's not faith, it's paralysis.

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