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God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Who will wipe this blood off us? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we need to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we not ourselves become gods simply to be worthy of it? There has never been a greater deed; and whosoever shall be born after us—for the sake of this deed he shall be part of a higher history than all history hitherto.
—the rest of the above Nietzsche quote
Now were going to do the most human thing of all: attempt something futile with a ton of unearned confidence and fail spectacularly!
—Michael in Chapter 23
Eleanor: Are we sure we should be listening to these guys? It's like, who died and left Aristotle in charge of ethics?
It took me awhile to figure it out. But just now, as we were all fighting, and yelling at each other, and each one of us demanding we should go to the Bad Place, I thought to myself,
"Man, this is torture." And then it hit me. They're never gonna call a train to take us to the Bad Place. They
can't. Because we're already here.
This is the Bad Place.
Jason: I know this sounds crazy... but I think we're in the Bad Place?
figured it out? Jason?
This is a real low point. Yeah, this one hurts.
—Michael approaching rock-bottom, "Dance Dance Resolution"
"Picture a wave in the ocean. You can see it, measure it, the height, the way the sunlight refracts when it passes through. It's there, you can see it, it's wave. And then it crashes on the shore and it's gone. But the water is still there. The wave was just a different way for the water to be for a little while."
Chidi Anagonye, "Whenever You're Ready"
Take it sleazy.
'Michael, uttering the last line of the series, "Whenever You're Ready"