From Bad to Worse/Quotes

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

"The factory was assembled lakeside. There were start up problems. And a fire. Flooding. An explosion. More flooding. And another fire."

"It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black."

"I'm Deceased Crab, Let's Play Eversion! And I'm starting to realize why the game said, 'Not for children or those of a nervous disposition.'"

"And then, somehow, it got worse."

—Common Russian Joke, when asked to sum up their country's history.

"The first ten million years were the worst, and the second ten million years, they were the worst too. The third ten million I didn't enjoy at all. After that I went into a bit of a decline."

Marvin the Paranoid Android, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"If you see God first, tell him shit got worse."


"Here ends The Silmarillion. If it has passed from the high and the beautiful to darkness and ruin, that was of old the fate of Arda Marred; and if any change shall come and the Marring be amended, Manwë and Varda may know; but they have not revealed it, and it is not declared in the dooms of Mandos."

"No matter what, there is more fucked up shit than what you just saw."

—Rule 36 of the Internet

Mario: Take it easy, Luigi; things could be worse.
Luigi: We're trapped in a dungeon, about to be executed! How could things be any worse?
Mario: Well for one thing, the roof could fall until it flattens us like a pizza!
(The ceiling actually starts lowering)
Toad: Very uncool, dudes; the ceiling is lowering!
Mario: Or the room could fill with water until we all drown like rats!
(The room starts filling with water)
Peach: We've gotta get out of here!
Mario: Hey, I could think of another way things could be worse!
Luigi: Mario, pun-leeze! Don't say another word!

Cameron Vale: What happened to him? Is he better?
Dr. Ruth: Worse.
Cameron Vale: How could he possibly be worse?
Dr. Ruth: At the age of 22, he was highly self-destructive. Now, at 35, he is simply destructive.

—Discussing Darryl Revok, in Scanners

"And you know, sometimes you think it really can't get much worse... and then it does."

StarkRavingMad, "Boatmurdered" Let's Play

Remember when I mentioned the Spy plague being one of the worst things that GalCiv can throw at you? This is worse.

"...soon enough, the tag was made to Miss Jackie...and the wheels fell off the wagon.
No, scratch that - the wheels fell off, the car caught fire, then crashed into a bus full of nuns holding babies."

Wrestlecrap, on the July 8, 2002 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw (specifically, "THAT Jackie Gayda Match")

Dana: How is he these days?
Egon: Peter? Well, he was borderline for a while... then he crossed the border.

" a general rule, when things look bad there's always some dickhead who can make them worse."

Terry Pratchett on history.

It's probably wrong to believe there can be any limit to the horror which the human mind can experience. On the contrary, it seems that some exponential effect begins to obtain as deeper and deeper darkness falls, little as one may like to admit it, human experience tends, in a good many ways, to support the idea that when the nightmare grows black enough, horror spawns horror, one coincidental evil begets other, often more deliberate evils, until finally blackness seems to cover everything.

Twilight Sparkle: Listen up! Smoke is spreading over all of Equestria... but don’t worry, I’ve just received a letter from Princess Celestia informing me that it is not coming from a fire.
Fluttershy: Oh, thank goodness.
Twilight Sparkle: It’s coming from a dragon.

"Two fellows in the Soviet Union are walking down the street. One of them said, " Have we reached full communism? Is this it? Is this true communism?" The other one said, "Hell no, things are gonna get a lot worse."

Ronald Reagan, telling a joke he got from a Soviet official.

Kevyn: When you've already been flipped out of the frying pan and into the fire, what do you call it when you get flipped again into something even worse?
Ennesby: I don't know. I'm reindexing "frying pan" for a higher baseline, though.

Schlock Mercenary, March 23, 2005
"You were born at a pretty crappy time in history. And it looks like things are only gonna get worse from here on out."
Ernest Cline, Ready Player One