"of us all, he understood most about the world. about people. about society and what's happening to it.
things everyone knows in the gut. things everyone too scared to face, too polite to talk about.
understood man's capacity for horrors and never quit. saw the world's black underbelly and never surrendered.
once a man has seen, he can never turn his back on it. never pretend it doesn't exist.
no matter who orders him to look the other way.
we do not do this thing because it is permitted. we do it because we have to.
we do it because we are compelled."
- rorschach, watchmen issue vi
am constantly reading and re-reading this amazing graphic novel, and being bowled over by the magnitude of their commentries and uncompromising paint-it-as-it-is kind of quotes. if you find some way to get your hands on this read, you will only be doing yourself a favour.
Sunday, July 10, 2005