Никогда такого не было, и вот опять (не было pronounced as one word with the stress on не) – ‘It has never been like this and now it is exactly the same again’, a famous quote by a Russian politician Viktor Chernomyrdin (that guy has some pretty ridiculous quotes, most of them are untranslatable, though)
*lays a single, deep red rose on the desk* I couldn't find black, I hope that's alright. As a thank you for answering my questions! I was wondering, is The Author from Danger in Fiction one of Mark's figments? Or was that simply Mark? Or... could it have possibly been you?