->''"Isn't that how most men are? 'I'm gonna go away, never see you again, and sleep with a bunch of different women. Why? Because I love you!' I tried saying that to a woman once! [[GroinAttack She cut my balls off.]]"''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/BumReviews Chester A. Bum]]''', ''Bum Reviews'', "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

->"He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief."
-->-- Francis Bacon, '''Of Marriage and Single Life'''

->''27. If the Hero tells me he wants to break up with me or quit his dangerous job for my protection, it's already too late; a kidnapping is already in the planning, and I will take all reasonable precautions against it.''\\
-- '''JustForFun/TheUniversalGenreSavvyGuide''', ''[[http://www.geocities.com/evilsnack/truelove.htm The True Love List]]''

->You '''idiots'''. How can I '''save''' you? Do you realize you now know the most dangerous secret on '''Earth?''' Stop to think about what lengths my enemies would go to in order to learn about my private life. [[ColdBloodedTorture They would]] '''[[ColdBloodedTorture torture]]''' [[ColdBloodedTorture you]]. They would [[NightmareFuel flay your partners and rape your children with]] '''[[NightmareFuel hot knives.]]''' You'll '''never''' breathe a '''word''' of this? Not to '''anyone, ever?''' Not even in your '''sleep?''' Or when you're '''drunk''' or '''tired''' or '''lonely?''' And even if that's so, what about '''him?''' Or '''him?''' [[ParanoiaFuel Do you trust all of them]] to '''never''' drag you '''into''' this '''ever''', for as long as you '''live?''' Your lives are '''worthless''' now. They're '''over.''' Even '''I''' can't save you.
-->-- '''[[{{Franchise/Superman}} The]] [[{{Expy}} Plutonian]]''' ''after his co-workers discover and [[TooDumbToLive try to broadcast]] his SecretIdentity,'' '''ComicBook/{{Irredeemable}}'''

->I can't tell Isabella we're the Beak now! That would put her in danger! The life of a superhero is a lonely one Ferb. Even after only 11 minutes.
-->-- '''Phineas''' ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' "The Beak"

->'''Savage:''' Ah, there's no room in my life for love, Mona.\\
'''Mona:''' But why, Doc?\\
'''Savage:''' There was a girl once. We were to be married. She was kidnapped by the men I had been pursuing -- they threatened to kill her if I didn't drop the chase. I gave in. I had to. Later, when she was returned safely to me, I realized there could never be a future for us. I realized if I were to do what I had chosen with my life, there could never be a loved one who could be used against me. Or harmed because of me. Do you understand?
-->-- '''Film/DocSavage''' (1975)

->''How could he explain that a Space Ranger was married to his job? That there could never be room in his life for the things of which ordinary men dreamed — a woman to love, a family to raise, a house with a flying car on the roof and an A-bomb shelter in the basement. How could Proton fight the forces of evil, knowing there was a loved one who could be threatened or harmed because of him? How could he explain that his only relationships could be shallow flings based purely on sexual desire? Or rather — how could he explain without having his gonads hacked off by an angry [[ActionGirl K'mon warrior]]?''
-->-- '''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'''

->''“If I’d had anyone close to me, Winthrop would just have used them as more leverage against me.”''
-->--'''Asuka''', ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'', ''[[http://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/2353727/ chapter 13]]''