BAKKA: In Fremen legend, the weeper who mourns for all mankind.
'The old man said, "You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own reality. At some time, every creature that lives must do so. It is the ultimate shadow, the defeat of all creation; this is the curse at work, the curse that feeds an all life. Everywhere in the universe."'
Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep
The forces of evil and repression have run their place here. They are suffocating in their armor or exploding from inner pressure. New forms of life are germinating in the vast, rusty metal racks of the ruined City.
Burroughs, 'Iron Wrack Dream.'
The true weird tale has something more than secret murder, bloody bones, or a sheeted form clanking chains according to rule. A certain atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present, and there must be a hint, expressed with a seriousness and portentousness becoming its subject, of that most terrible conception of the human brain -- a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those fixed laws of Nature which are our only safeguard against the assaults of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space.
H.P. Lovecraft, Supernatural Horror in Literature
'The fool calls the wise man mad; the wise man calls the fool mad; and there is a third, whom both call mad.'
'The world is made up of gods, men and monsters. Now which do you think...'
'"Welcome to Hell," they said, and i laughed; everyone is welcome to Hell.'