„It was impossible to see warfare as anything other than what Morgenes had once termed it: a kind of hell on earth that impatient mankind had arranged so it would not have to wait for the afterlife.“

—  Tad Williams, Chapter 12, “Raven’s Dance” (p. 392).
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—  Philip José Farmer American science fiction writer 1918 - 2009
Context: It was like no hell or heaven of which he had ever heard or read, and he had thought that he was acquainted with every theory of the afterlife. He had died. Now he was alive. He had scoffed all his life at a life-after-death. For once, he could not deny that he had been wrong. But there was no one present to say, "I told you so, you damned infidel!" Of all the millions, he alone was awake. Chapter 1 (pp. 3-4)

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„We had better wait and see.“

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