->'''Chuck:''' Does this seem like a particularly awkward silence?\\
'''James:''' Dude, ''Miriam's'' not saying anything. It's the end times, man.
-->-- ''Webcomic/OutThere''

->''"'Will do', Bob said, and for once he was serious and didn't sass me.\\
-->-- '''[[FirstPersonSmartass Harry Dresden]]''', ''[[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Proven Guilty]]''

->'''Penguin''': You're nuffin' without your little helpers. I nearly had [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} your boy]], didn't I?\\
[''Deathly silence'']\\
'''Penguin''': (''Nastily'') What's th' matter? Got you rattled?\\
'''Batman''': Your choice, Cobblepot — [[ImpliedDeathThreat GCPD, or the morgue]].\\
'''Penguin''': (''Uneasy, chuckling'') E-empty threats, Batman. We all know [[ThouShaltNotKill you don't kill]].\\
'''Batman''': ''[[SplitPersonalityTakeover I'm not feeling myself tonight]].''\\
'''Penguin''': (''Quietly terrified'') Well, I-I'm sure you... you'll feel better tomorrow. Good night's kip can do... wonders, mate.
-->-- ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight''

->'''Chi-Chi''': After you finish cleaning up, [[EducationMama it's time to study]]!\\
'''Gohan''': Anything but that, Mom!\\
'''Chi-Chi''': A mother knows what's best, right?\\
'''Gohan''': Well... I guess.\\
'''Goku''': [''puts a hand on Gohan's shoulder''] Hey, Gohan, your mother's a hundred-percent right. It ''would'' be best if you studied this afternoon.\\
[''Gohan and Krillin look at him wide-eyed, and Chi-Chi {{Face Fault}}s. Goku looks around in confusion'']\\
'''Goku''': Huh? W-what'd I do?\\
'''Krillin''': You don't know?!\\
'''Gohan''': Gosh, Daddy!\\
'''Chi-Chi''': Are you sick?! [''pops a thermometer in Goku's mouth and feels his forehead''] You ''feel'' okay...

->'''Benson:''' Since when did ''we'' become [[TheSpock the voices of reason]]?\\
'''Fin:''' Sooner or later, you play all the parts.
-->-- ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', "Gridiron Solider"

->'''Surfer:''' Does he ever smile?\\
'''[=AndrAIa=]:''' If he does, run.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''

->''"Bail frowned; if even the irrepressible Jar Jar was worried, this looked to be even worse than he'd expected."''
-->-- ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith's'' novelization, when Palpatine is about to declare the Empire.

-->-- '''[[MadScientist Mordin Solus]]''', ''VideoGame/MassEffect3''

-->-- '''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Luna Lovegood]]''' to [[TheHero Harry Potter]], ''Film/HarryPotter [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows and the Deathly Hallows]]''. ([[TheFilmOfTheBook The movie]]).

->'''Hector:''' It seems every country has a spy working in Ostia right now. They all want to assess the new marquess's temperament and skill. If they sense anything wrong, word will spread like wildfire.\\
'''Eliwood:''' Hector, you're the marquess’s brother... Would not being at his side be seen as something "wrong"?\\
'''Hector:''' The marquess's brother is a well-known lout. If I WERE at court, they'd sense something wrong.
-->-- ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade''

->''"This has even got my brother brooding. He's always been a firm believer in quick decisions. Yet he wishes for more time... that's never happened before."''
-->-- '''Hector''', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade''

->''"I was surprised today, to see Miho talk to Mother like that. That shows you were quite desperate... I'm sorry."''
-->-- '''Maho Nishizumi''', ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', "Little Army" manga.

->''"See? [[TheStoic Charlie]] just made a joke at you in the Oval Office.'' That's ''how bad an idea it is.''"
-->-- '''Leo [=McGarry=]''', ''Series/TheWestWing''

->'''Inara:''' I just want to know who I'm dealing with. I've seen too many versions of you to be sure.\\
'''Mal:''' I start fighting a war, I guarantee you'll see something new.
-->-- ''Film/{{Serenity}}''

->'''Shikamaru''': It's been two days since your last cigarette. When a chain smoker like you lays off, something's always up.\\
'''Asuma''': Sharp eyes, Shikamaru. If the likes of you can read my heart, then I'm still a rank amateur.
-->-- ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''

->''"Some things are not meant to be! Dogs shouldn't get along with cats, men shouldn't have ponytails, and your father is not meant to have a job!"''
-->-- '''Nicole Watterson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball''

->''"They say that when somebody acts out of character it is serious business. So when [[LadyOfWar Weiss]] let out three well-chosen expletives and tried to grind the hand written note on the beautiful stationary that gave the faintest and most modest impression of having been scented with rose water into a fine powder, her friends were duly concerned. Weiss wasn't like this when she was mad. She was a prissy heiress with an air of angry refinement with options on a good tirade ''[sic]'' when she was mad. They could not recall ever hearing her swear like that."''
-->-- ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10376089/2/Guiding-Shadow Guiding Shadow]]'', a ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fic

->''"It was a bit unnerving to see the normally bubbly and almost spastic young woman so somber and focused, Blake thought with a shiver as she took in the diamond hard glint to Nora’s eyes."''
-->-- ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' fic ''[[http://onhiro.tumblr.com/post/96583185777/from-the-watchful-shadows The Long, Hard Road]]''

-->-- ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital''

->'''Madeline Westen:''' ''[opens the fridge]'' You want a [[TrademarkFavoriteFood beer]]?\\
'''Sam Axe:''' ''[slams the fridge closed]'' No, I ''don't'' want a beer.\\
'''Madeline:''' Okay. This ''is'' serious.\\
'''Sam:''' That's what I'm trying to say.
-->-- ''Series/BurnNotice'', "Loose Ends"

->'''Max''': He's turned into a fine young man, a hero a dozen times over.\\
'''Ben''': But now, he is a monster.\\
'''Max''': True, [[ShootTheDog and I'd put him down like a mad dog]]. But I never thought ''[[WideEyedIdealist you]]'' would. You always find another way.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', "Absolute Power Part 1"

->''"Sisko has always been a realist and a fighter, but his decision to bring an entire race of people into their conflict with the Dominion takes his recklessness and risk taking to a whole new level. He will single-handedly be condemning a race of people to terrible casualties to make the losses his side is taking [[{{Realpolitik}} less severe.]] That’s dark territory for any character; but for Sisko (who has always been characterised as a builder of things), to see him tear a society down so brazenly is shocking. It's another example of this war pushing the characters into dark corners and forcing them to make tough calls that will relieve the situation but [[HeWhoFightsMonsters eat at the soul.]]"''
-->-- '''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.com/2015/04/extraordinary-pieces-of-television.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "In the Pale Moonlight"

->'''Shinji''': “We… when we were talking about Don Barceló, and what to do with him? And you said he was like the ones who hurt you? When you said that, I… I wanted to burn him.”\\
'''Asuka''': “That is… not very like you, Shinji,”
-->-- ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'', ''Chapter 54''

->''"Asuka blinked in surprise. Shinji was... furious. She'd never seen him this angry. The usual calm expression he gave the world, or the warm and loving one he showed her when they were alone was gone. His face was twisted in a violent combination of anger, pain, and betrayal. She'd seen the Third Child without his clothes a lot in the last two weeks, but she'd never seen Shinji this naked."''
-->-- ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'', ''Chapter 4''

->''"[[BreakingTheFourthWall This must be a special episode.]] [[LampshadeHanging He's yelling at his sister again.]]"''
-->-- '''Buford''', ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'', "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer"

->''"You...? Obeying something? Let alone a tradition? You must be feverish!"''
-->-- '''Shinji''', ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove''

->''"Gendo's eyes widened behind their glass shields. Kaji had never seen such a reaction, and took a step back, not knowing what to expect."''
-->-- ''Fanfic/HigherLearning'', ''Chapter 34''

->''"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man."''
-->-- ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear''

->'''Doyt:''' Haban, you've always been the voice of reason, preventing me from being excessively violent. You'd argue passionately in favor of tactics that neutralized the enemy but left them alive. You'd present entire case studies favoring the attenuation of militarism, all just to save an occasional life.\\
'''Haban:''' What's your point, Doyt?\\
'''Doyt:''' Well, I'm just figuring you had a really, ''really'' good reason to execute that unarmed prisoner. That's all I'm saying.\\
'''Haban:''' Don't push me right now, okay?
-->-- ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''

->''“Toji… are my glasses busted or is Rei running towards us? And smiling?” Kensuke asks rather worriedly.\\
“She is,” Toji answers fearfully.\\
“I’m… I’m scared. Hold me Toji,” Kensuke asks.\\
“Only if you hold me back,” Toji demands and the two of them grip the other in abject terror."''
-->-- ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji''

->''"I was startled to see his face reddening with what looked like intense rage, a fury comparable with what I had displayed before, with all the shit I had dealt with. It passed almost instantly, but it had surprised me all the same. Mr. Hebert was the most mellow, low-key person I had ever known. I hadn’t even thought it was possible for him to be angry, let alone to this extent."''
-->-- ''Fanfic/{{Quicken}}''

->''"While the idea of taking a scolding tone to an adult appalls me, you leave me little choice."''
-->-- '''Codsworth''' if his approval for the player drops, ''VideoGame/Fallout4''

->''"You really ''are'' delirious!"''
-->-- '''Dr. Leonard "Bones" [=McCoy=]'s''' reaction to a dangerously injured [[TheStoic Spock]] bursting into laughter, ''Film/StarTrekBeyond''

->''Lastly, there's VideoGame/{{Portal|1}}, and if you're a regular viewer you'll understand how insane these words feel coming out of my mouth, but I can't think of any criticism for it. I'm serious, this is the most fun you'll have with your PC until they invent a force-feedback codpiece.\\
...Absolutely sublime from start to finish and I will jam forks into my eyes if I ever use those words to describe anything else ever again.''
-->-- '''[[CausticCritic Yahtzee]]''' of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' giving his only completely positive review ever

->''"Some people will not respond to reason. Others refuse to consider alternatives to their normal pattern of behavior. In such cases, [[{{OOC}} an unexpected breaking of one's own patterns]] can be an [[InvokedTrope effective tool]]."''
-->-- ''Grand Admiral Literature/{{Thrawn}}''

->'''Durkon:''' Och. Now I'm startin' ta get worried.\\
'''Lien:''' You mean because the ninja escaped, Elan is missing, and that vile little imp has teleported who knows where?\\
'''Durkon:''' Och, aye... but I meant I'm worried 'cause V just passed up a perfect opport'nity ta say "I told ye so".
-->-- ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

->''"You know, Kudo...You're acting strange. In the past, you've always gone after suspects until their alibi was proven beyond a doubt."''
-->-- '''Heiji''', ''Manga/DetectiveConan''

->'''Jamie:''' What do you want from me, Sarge?!\\
'''Renzuli:''' I want you to explain to me how a cop who always goes by the book suddenly decides to go off on his own without telling anyone where he's going in order to settle a personal vendetta?
-->-- ''Series/BlueBloods''

-> [[MindRape I'm scared... I'm so scared...]]
-->-- '''The Doctor''', ''Franchise/DoctorWho'', "42"

->''Terminated bioform scan complete. Codex genome match: Splinter. Bioscan indicates creature was hit by an unusual amount of weapon fire: more than necessary to kill it. [[SpaceMarines Marines]] are not prone to such overkill.''
-->-- ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''

->'''[[OccultDetective Gideon Tau]]:''' Come on! You're the magical spirit guide here. You're a... biological transformer! What are you scared of!\\
'''[[IntellectualAnimal The Dog]]:''' London, let me tell you something. I've fought in a war between shadow stealers and the forgotten children of Barnabus Island. I've seen a battle fought in stormy skies between angels and demons, blood raining down on me. I've watched the inspiration for Theatre/{{Peter Pan|1904}} murder hundreds of children when they grew too old to be in his gang. I've eaten an apple pie baked from the actual mother-fucking apple discarded by Eve in the Garden of Eden. I've--\\
'''Gideon Tau:''' Stop! Is any of that true?\\
'''The Dog:''' All of it. Well, except for the last one. There was no apple pie. My point is, [[SeenItAll I've seen some serious shit]], and that... [[CreepyChild that right there]]... freaks me the hell out.
-->-- ''Poison City,'' by Paul Crilley

->Scott glared at Bobby again and said, "No, I have a date this weekend."\\
Bobby almost fell out of the chair he was sitting in and Jean choked on a spoonful of cereal.\\
"With a girl?" Bobby blurted.\\
"What's her name?" Jean fired back from the other side of the table.\\
Scott glared at them annoyed. "Is it so unbelievable that I have a date?"\\
Bobby smiled at him sweetly and replied, "Well, we are talking about you, Slim."
-->-- ''Fanfic/XMenTheEarlyYears''

->[[spoiler: And in that moment, blood began to surge through [[AllLovingHero Germany's]] body. He [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry felt a sense of...]] ''something,'' but he couldn't figure out what it was. He'd never felt anything like this before. All his usual desire to [[BefriendingTheEnemy befriend]] [[AxCrazy North Korea]]... was gone. It disappeared in an instant. Now, he was fueled with a fire. America, it seemed to him, was dead. [[BewareTheNiceOnes And North Korea was going to pay.]]]]
->[[spoiler: He stood up, glared at North Korea, and said, in a completely serious rage he hadn't ever used before:]]
->[[spoiler: ''[[IllKillYou "I'LL KILL YOU!"]]'']]
->[[spoiler: And the reaction was immediate. Jaws dropped, delegates exchanged shocked glances, and plates and glasses shattered to the floor. Here was Germany, the most peaceful member of the PWF by far. The Germany who, only a few days prior, had warmed the heart of a horrible terrorist. The Germany who wanted nothing more than to befriend and reform North Korea. The Germany who started the second Cold War. And not a single delegate could believe what they had just heard.]]
->[[spoiler: [[ActualPacifist War-hating,]] [[{{Keet}} cheerful,]] [[AllLovingHero friendly]] Germany... had actually threatened to kill someone? It wasn’t like him at all.]]
-->-- ''Fanfic/PokeCountries'', Chapter 47

-> '''Professor Kukui''' (''shocked''}: [[HeavySleeper Rowlet?!]] Rowlet, you're ''never'' awake! [[LampshadeHanging What's going on here?]]
-->-- ''Anime/PokemonSunAndMoon," episode 12 of season 21

-> "'' On behalf of the greatest crew and organization in the world... [[LampshadeHanging Oh! What a surprise!]]''"
-->-- '''[[Music/{{Rush}} Geddy Lee's]]''' reaction upon seeing the [[ShrinkingViolet notoriously shy]] drummer Neil Peart take his first and only bow for the audience in his whole career at the end of Music/{{Rush}}'s last tour, R40 (seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcgMHYQuWis here]])

-> ''"I've never crossed what I call the back-line meridian. I stay behind my drums and cymbals for 40 years and never go out front, never. It's not my territory. Eventually, I talked myself into it. ... It was totally the right thing to do."''
-->-- [[Music/{{Rush}} Neil Peart]] on the aforementioned moment above

-> '''Sheridan''': First Londo, then Garibaldi, and now this. Next person starts acting irrationally, I swear I'm going to shoot myself in the head.
-> '''[[ProperLady Delenn]]''': (storming into the room) [[PrecisionFStrike Bastards!]]
-> '''Franklin''': Did she just...
-> '''Sheridan''': She ''did.''
-> '''Franklin''': I'll get the gun.
-->-- ''Series/BabylonFive''

-> ''"[[PerpetualSmiler All-Might]]... He's [[LampshadeHanging not smiling...]]"''
-->-- '''[[TheHero Izuku Midoriya]],''' ''Anime/MyHeroAcademia''

-> ''"The things that finally hit the nail in the coffin for him ([[WesternAnimation/GravityFalls Bill Cipher]])? [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse Steven]]'' always ''[[AllLovingHero cared]]. He never shouted like that for no reason. And he never''- rarely- ''thought of things like a competition. Especially things like this.''"
-->-- ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars,'' chapter 42

-> ''"I ask you, Gabriel... when have you seen a [[ActualPacifist pacifist]] fight? Or a [[{{Determinator}} gung-ho man]] [[DespairEventHorizon lose all hope]]? These are the kinds of things that only exist in parallel universes. Yet today I saw something I thought I would never see. [[ActualPacifist Dionysus]]' systems have failed. He has fought.'' They exist. ''[[WaxingLyrical Sound and fury hath drowned his heart]], and every nerve is... [[Music/{{Rush}} torn apart.]]"''
-->-- '''[[ThePhilosopher Gabriel's Decidueye]]''' (nicknamed [[Music/{{Rush}} Neil]]), upon seeing the [[{{Keet}} hyperactive]] ActualPacifist Munchlax Dionysus [[DespairEventHorizon give up hope]] and then fight an opponent for the first time in his life, ''Fanfic/BetweenSunAndMoon''

-> '''[[BilingualBonus Lady Rainicorn]]''': ''[[spoiler: I AM PREGNANT!]]''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' ([[WhamLine her one English line]])

-> '''[[Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior Matt Iseman]]:''' [[LampshadeHanging This is different- a different Flip-]] the [[CoolMask mask]] is off, and ''that'' [[LampshadeHanging is a bold statement.]]
-> '''[[Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior Akbar Gbajabiamila]]:''' Wow. You don't get a chance to see Flip Rodriguez, and [[TheReveal see what he looks like.]]
-->-- ''Series/AmericanNinjaWarrior'' hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, upon seeing CoolMask wearer Flip Rodriguez [[DramaticUnmask take his mask off for the first time]]

-> ''"Now, you might notice that in the title of this review, I decided to do something that's a little bit different than usual. [[LampshadeHanging Under normal circumstances,]] I would just put in the title of the movie and then follow it with ''[=Animat=]'s Classic Reviews'' or ''[=AniMat=]'s Reviews'' or I would just switch things around. But [[VerySpecialEpisode for this special instance]], instead of putting in the title of [[Film/WhereTheDeadGoToDie the movie]], I instead put in capital letters: '[[HateSink THE WORST ANIMATED FILM EVER.]]'"''
-->-- ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojb2QFXmMtw&t=370s From [=Animat=]'s review]]'' of ''Film/WhereTheDeadGoToDie''

-> '''[[Fanfic/PokeCountries Turkey]]:''' STOP IT! This is too much! Look, [[AllLovingHero Sri]] [[YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious Lanka]], we are in a ''war.'' There's [[RealityEnsues no other option]] except [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids to fight down]] [[AxCrazy that crazy terrorist.]] [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop You just can't reason with people some times.]] That's just how it is.
->(''Sri Lanka and everyone else look at him with a shocked stare'')
-> '''Turkey''': What?
-> '''Sri Lanka''': ...Nothing. I'm just surprised. You.. you ''told it like it was.'' [[LampshadeHanging That's not like you.]]
-> '''[[PluckyComicRelief China]]:''' Yeah, what the heck happened to "We're in a Cold War, so [[LiteralMinded we need to go to the Arctic to win it?]]"
-> '''Turkey''': [[LampshadeHanging Not in the mood for that right now, China.]]
-->-- '''[[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Turkey]]''' being the realistic OnlySaneMan for once, ''Fanfic/PokeCountries''

-> ''"The shy Teddiursa blinked. He had never seen Turkey talk that way before. This was the same Turkey who would go on and on ranting about [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} pink clouds, aliens attacking Ottoman, and many, many other crazy things that led nobody to take him seriously.]] And yet, here he was, delivering a hard truth about life as it was, filled with none of his [[LiteralMinded literal]] [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} eccentricities]]. For once in his life, he had become the [[OnlySaneMan realist.]]"''
-->-- ''Fanfic/PokeCountries''

-> ''"I SAID TAKE THEM!"''
-->-- '''[[ThirdPersonPerson NETE]]''''''[[BigBad CROF]],''' to his servant [[ButtMonkey KOK]][[PunchClockVillain GNAB,]] ''Theatre/FreewillIn2112''

-> ''[[RageBreakingPoint "THEN WHY DON'T YOU PREACH THAT?!]] [[SuddenlyShouting Put up a sign that says THAT!"]]''
-->-- [[Creator/VicMignogna Vic]] [[NiceGuy Mignogna]], reaching his RageBreakingPoint towards a bunch of Christian protesters after one of them yelled "God loves everyone" at him

-> ''But...that's not right. [[TheCynic Max]] doesn't love ANYTHING!''
-->-- '''David''' ''finally'' realizing something's up with [[ChurchOfHappyology the new camp counselor]], ''WebAnimation/CampCamp''