Deep in the wintry parts of our minds, we know that there is no such thing as a work-free transformation. We know that we will have to burn to the ground in one way or another, and then sit right in the ashes of who we once thought we were and go on from there.
You can imagine I have great many cares and worries. But still it gives me a feeling of satisfaction that I have gone so far that I cannot go back again, and though the path may be a difficult one, I now see it clearly before me.
Vincent van Gogh, “The Letters of Vincent van Gogh”
Asuna: That’s a movie thing? Doesn’t sound like a good one…
Kayaba: YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH, WOMAN!! I CAN END YOU WITH A THOUGHT!
Kirito: [dumbfounded] Yeah… Word to the wise: Don’t mess with Zemeckis.