->Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was a [[TheFunamentalist fundamentalist]] Shi'ite cleric and Iranian politician who overthrew the autocratic monarch of Iran, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, in 1978–79. Before he succeeded at this, Khomeini chattered a good deal about democracy and the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights; once he was in power, however, he instituted a theocracy based on a strict form of Shi'a Islam and officially proclaimed Iran to be an "Islamic Republic." It appears from his philosophical background that the Islamic came from his religion and the Republic came from [[Literature/TheRepublic the book of that title by Plato]], which just goes to show what reading too much Plato can do for a man.

->''"Don't worry. [[FalseReassurance A violent death is the last thing that'll happen to you]]."''
-->-- '''[[PsychopathicManchild Teatime]]''', ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}''

->'''Lawyer''': Can you describe [[MegaCorp your job?]]\\
'''Veronica''': Yes.\\
'''Lawyer''': How would you describe your job?\\
'''Veronica''': ''Cleverly''.
-->-- ''BetterOffTed''

->'''Jacob''': Hey, Elspeth. Does that look like lunch to you? ''[points at a restaurant]''\\
'''Elspeth''': That looks like a building to me, but it probably contains something that looks like lunch.
-->-- ''Fanfic/{{Luminosity}}''

->''"Titania has already laid down the law. We've obeyed it. Not our fault if what she decreed was not what she wanted."''
-->-- '''Lily''', ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles: Literature/ProvenGuilty''

->'''Voice of the Bug''': Place... projectile weapon... on the ground.\\
'''Edgar''': You can have my gun ''([[DramaticGunCock cocks it]])'' when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.\\
'''Bug''': Your proposal is acceptable.
-->-- ''Film/MenInBlack''

->'''Batman''': [[UnhandThemVillain Let her go.]]\\
'''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''': ''Very'' poor choice of words. *drops Rachel Dawes out of a window*
-->-- ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

->'''Mapleshade''': Remember your promise? Remember the ''exact words''? You vow to put your clan above everything else you want? Your mother, father, mate, kits, and leader! From that one promise, I could take everything precious to you!
-->-- ''Literature/WarriorCats''

->"The Emperor wants the thaumaturge alive; everyone else can die," Berne said simply.\\
This particular instruction had been carefully planned; he had to be able to say truthfully to Ma'elKoth that he didn't ''order'' a massacre.
-->-- ''[[Literature/TheActsOfCaine Heroes Die]]''

->"People should really avoid relying on semantics in [[Series/{{Survivor}} this game.]] If I say, 'I thought you said we were good to the end.' And you justify it by saying, 'I said final four, not the end.' That’s as damaging as lying. Actually, it might be better just to say, 'ILied.'"
-->-- ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' columnist '''Gordon Holmes'''

->'''Rex''': But, how are going to get inside?\\
'''Buzz #2''': UseYourHead.\\
''[Cut to everyone using Rex as a battering ram, charging at the grate]'''\\

->And be these juggling fiends no more believed,\\
That palter with us in a double sense,\\
That keep the word of promise to our ear,\\
And break it to our hope.
-->--'''Macbeth''', ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''

->'''Dave Lang:''' Listen, [[ConspicuousConsumption you paid us $25,000 to put you in the game.]] We put you in the game. You never specified anything else...\\
'''Alex Jebailey:''' Well, I did say "Keits, I need to be able to win my own tournaments," and I don't know if that's going to happen or not.\\
'''Adam "Keits" Heart:''' You specifically said, "Make me a {{badass}}." [[JokeCharacter So I made you bad]] [[LiteralGenie and I made you ass.]]
-->--''The VideoGame/{{Divekick}} eSports Hour'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNRa9VdA9sI&feature=youtu.be&t=2m59s episode 2]]

-> ''12.'' Self-appointed prophets who deliver elliptically-worded warnings will be politely asked to phrase their utterances in plainer terms. If said prophet refuses the request, a five-year-old child will be asked to explain the meaning of the prophecy.
-->-- [[http://www.comicvine.com/forums/off-topic-5/things-i-will-do-if-i-ever-become-a-hero-1456162/ The]] list ''Things I Will Do If I Ever Become A Hero''