"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."-Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven
Oh my god!!! I was going to post that EXACT same quote before! That is my all time favourite quote of anything. But I didn't post it because I already had it in my sig a while back, so it was a bit unoriginal of me.
Heh, Mephisto's Lament, that quote reminds me of one from Alice:
- What do you see?
- Oh, I wish I had such a great vision of yours as to see Nobody.
[Fry and Leela are casually in a sleigh ride on an ice planet]
Fry: Here, take my Jacket, you look a little cold.
Leela: Thank you. Its all so beautiful, I forgot how many hundreds of degrees below zero it must be.
haha, LOL, I love that episode (The Sting).
Edit: Also from that episode:
I'll find Fry's coffin, get his corpse, and keep it under my mattress to remind me he's really dead. That'll prove I'm not insane!
LOL. Best. Episode. Ever.
I also really like the 2001: A Space Oddessey reference.
Context: Its this young guy talking to his fairly old mum who got a phonecall saying that she's been selected to go on her favourite tv show. He's worried about her, she's obsessing over it.
[Old Mother]: I'm somebody now, Harry. Everybody likes me. Soon, millions of people will see me and they'll all like me. I'll tell them about you, and your father, how good he was to us. Remember? It's a reason to get up in the morning. It's a reason to lose weight, to fit in the red dress. It's a reason to smile. It makes tomorrow all right. What have I got Harry, hm? Why should I even make the bed, or wash the dishes? I do them, but why should I? I'm alone. Your father's gone, you're gone. I got no one to care for. What have I got, Harry? I'm lonely. I'm old. [Son]: You got friends, Ma.
[Old mother]: Ah, it's not the same. They don't need me. I like the way I feel. I like thinking about the red dress and the television and you and your father. Now when I get the sun, I smile