“This combination of raw suffering in the workers’ tenements and indifference in the mansions of the ruling elite created a fertile breeding ground for a class of social radical who came to see the dynamite stick and the pistol as the only way to break the cycle of servitude.” – Scott Miller
“Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stores fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations.” – L. Frank Baum
“We didn’t know that when they first arrived. Manty thought their occupation would not last, or would be token. Most believed they had come because of the temples. We thought, they have come to crush belief, because belief leads to hope, and hope can topple monsters. They will stay long enough to crush hope, but they do not understand that hope can be a very small thing. It doesn’t need much to survive. An occasional breath of air. A flicker of warmth. Hope can live in a vacuum.” – Baze Malbus
Without war there are no heroes./What harm would that be?/Oh, Lavinia, what a woman’s question that is.
“Something, something Joker doesn’t have a face, something something Batman is so Edgy and Dark, something, something it’ll be AWESOME!” –Creative notes scrawled on a crumpled napkin by a DC exec during a coked-out party.
Sometimes all that matters is making a choice and standing your ground. Sometimes all that matters is opening your eyes and being brave enough to accept that reality is different from what you’d been taught to believe.
“To call the scene a disaster does it a terrific disservice. The final death toll was never fully calculated, for heaven only knew how many bodies might lie wedged in the rubble. And alas, there was no time for excavation.” – Hale Quarter
“A Mormon has a right to believe what he will. His thoughts may be as free as the unconfined air, and his conscience should by no means be restrained by legal enactments. But his acts are quite a different thing.” -Raleigh News and Observer, July 20, 1881