Hard to find a bit of this that I can excerpt from this (“Another Empty, Lifeless Planet Found“), but I’ll try:
A reporter raised his hand tentatively. Travers stabbed her cigarette in his direction. “Wouldn’t you say,” he asked, “or rather couldn’t you say the fact that the universe is so massive and so unique and we’re learning so many new things every day is as fascinating and thrilling and scientifically significant as discovering life on planets other than our own?”
“Every day, I look at graves through a telescope,” Travers said. “Every day I study the stillbirths of the universe. We are a tiny pinprick of life in a sea of death, and it will swallow us all.”
“It will swallow us all,” the team chanted together.
Via Ken Hite, who pretty much nailed the description:
— Kenneth Hite (@kennethhite) September 18, 2013
PS: I know, I know: that’s not supposed to make me feel chipper. But I’m apparently getting the latest Laundry RPG supplement on time after all, so there you go.