"The Fast Set" (2000)

"Even the elements of my work that seem the most outrageous or exaggerated are all derived from moments in human history when people passionately believed in angels, or goblins, or demons that would come up out of the ground to consume you, or creatures of fire that walked the earth to level your temple. Times when people died, in the millions, protecting a completely abstract idea (based on what they would have thought of as a theological premise) which was really an argument about how the universe worked."

- Matthew Ritchie