->'''Matthew Risman:''' You have the eyes of a ''killer'', girl. Not like ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}. No, he's just an animal. But you... you were ''bred'' for murder. And right now, you're thinking of eleven different ways to kill me, aren't you?\\
'''ComicBook/{{X 23}}:''' No -- ''twenty-seven''.
-->-- ''ComicBook/XForce}''

->They don't advertise for killers in a newspaper. That was my profession.
-->-- '''Rick Deckard''', ''Film/BladeRunner''

->'''Max:''' You just met him once and you kill him like that?!\\
'''Vincent:''' What, I should only kill people after I get to know them?
-->-- ''{{Film/Collateral}}''

->If you're good at something, never do it for free.
-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', ''[[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy The Dark Knight]]''

->'''Bart:''' What have you been doing with your life?\\
'''Martin:''' Ahhh... [[SarcasticConfession professional killer]].\\
'''Bart:''' Oh, good for you. It's a growth industry.
-->-- ''Film/GrossePointeBlank''

->'''Film/JamesBond:''' In my business you prepare for the unexpected.\\
'''Franz Sanchez:''' And what business is that?\\
'''Bond:''' I help people with problems.\\
'''Sanchez:''' Problem solver.\\
'''Bond:''' More of a problem eliminator.
-->-- ''Film/LicenceToKill'', paraphrased from Creator/IanFleming's ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''

->'''Psychiatrist:''' Murder?\\
'''Bond:''' Employment.
-->-- ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', during a WordAssociationTest

->A sure and steady hand did this. This ain't no squirrelly amateur. This is the work of a salty dog. You can tell by the cleanliness of the carnage. Now a kill-crazy rampage though it may be, all the colors are kept within the lines.
-->-- '''Sheriff Earl [=McGraw=]''', ''Film/KillBill Pt. 1''

->They cry, they plead, they beg, they piss themselves, they cry for their mothers. It gets embarrassing. I like to kill 'em softly. From a distance.
-->-- '''Jackie Cogan''', ''Film/KillingThemSoftly''

->Murder is only killing without a license.
-->-- '''Bishop,''' ''Film/TheMechanic''

->The rifle is the first weapon you learn how to use, because it lets you keep your distance from the client. The closer you get to being a pro, the closer you can get to the client. [[KnifeNut The knife]], for example, is the last thing you learn.
-->-- '''Léon''', ''Film/TheProfessional''

->We do not ''murder''. We do not ''execute''. We do not ''massacre''. We never, you may be very certain, we never ''torture''. We have no truck with crimes of passion or hatred or pointless gain. We do not do it for a delight in inhumation, or to feed some secret inner need, or for petty advantage or for some cause or belief; I tell you, gentlemen, that all these reasons are in the highest degree suspect. Look into the face of a man who will kill you for a belief and your nostrils will snuff up the scent of abomination. Hear a speech declaring a holy war and, I assure you, your ears should catch the click of evil's scales and the dragging of its monstrous tail over the purity of the language.\\
No, we do it for the money. And, because we above all must know the value of a human life, we do it for a great deal of money. There can be few cleaner motives, so shorn of all pretence. ''[[PretentiousLatinMotto Nil mortifi, sine lucre.]]'' Remember. No killing without payment.\\
And always give a receipt.
-->-- '''Dr. Cruces''' of the Ankh-Morpork [[MurderInc Assassins' Guild]], ''[[{{Discworld/Pyramids}} Pyramids]]''

->I'm not a good person or a bad person. I'm just here to kill things.
-->-- '''Vin,''' ''[[Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy The Well of Ascension]]''

->A knight's a sword with a horse. The rest, the vows and the sacred oils and the lady's favors, they're silk ribbons tied round the sword. Maybe the sword's prettier with ribbons hanging off it, but it will kill you just as dead.
-->-- '''Sandor Clegane''', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''

->"Tell me, Bronn. If I told you to kill a babe... an infant girl, say, still at her mother's breast... would you do it? Without question?"\\
"Without question? No." The sellsword rubbed thumb and forefinger together. "I'd ask how much."
-->-- ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''

->A hitman is like a plumber, a dentist or a mechanic: Everybody is always looking for a good one.
-->-- '''Michael''', ''Series/BurnNotice'', "Identity"

->I am ''not'' a murderer. Murder is petty, it's thuggish. Assassination is a ''tool'', a political statement. I am paid to help others ''make'' their statements.
-->-- '''The Chameleon''', ''Series/TheInvisibleMan''

->He's got the power -- he's like a god\\
But he's a devil of flesh and blood\\
A .45 is his religion, code of silence his belief
-->-- '''Music/{{Accept}}''', "Sick, Dirty and Mean"

->And then I spend your ransom money\\
But still I keep your sheep\\
I peel the mask you're wearing\\
[[ParanoiaFuel And then rob you of your sleep, rob you of your sleep]]\\
I choose to steal what you choose to show\\
And don't you know\\
I'm making a career of evil
-->-- '''Music/BlueOysterCult''', "Career of Evil"

->Yours is not to ask why\\
Yours is to do and die
-->-- '''Music/{{KMFDM}}''', "Professional Killer"[[note]]Misquoting Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade"[[/note]]

->I do the "getting rid of", don't tell me why\\
Don't need to hear the truth, don't need the lies\\
Now pay me quickly, and now we're through\\
It brings me great pleasure to say [[NoHonorAmongThieves my next job is you!]]
-->-- '''Music/{{MEGADETH}}''', "Killing Is My Business"

->Cursed be he who taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, "Amen."
-->-- '''Deuteronomy 27:25''', [[Literature/TheBible King James Bible]] (Cambridge Edition)

->Assassination in Antiva is a tradition. It is more efficient than an election, as we say "Politics and death go together like kisses and love-making."
-->-- '''Zevran''', ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''

->She flushed all accounts, cut off all communication lines, exposed the Agency and used the confusion to vanish. Now the reformed Agency has finally tracked her down--And offered me the contract. One day, I will think of this [[NothingPersonal as just another job.]] After all, this is what I do.
-->-- '''47''', ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Absolution''

->Ya can't spell assassin without "sin"... and twice the ass!
-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}''' , ''Ultimate VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''

->I hate bein' stereotyped. I'm not a cold-blooded killer. I'm a nice guy! I love my wife, I have two boys I'm very proud of. You just have to make the ends meet. And if that means I have to shoot someone now and then, hey, it's just my job from 9-5.
-->-- EnemyChatter, ''VideoGame/MaxPayne''

->Not a "crazed gunman", Dad, I'm an ''[[InsistentTerminology assassin!]]'' ...Well the "difference" bein' one is a job, and the other's mental sickness!
-->-- '''The Sniper''' on the phone with [[WellDoneSonGuy his father]], ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NZDwZbyDus "Meet the Sniper"]]

->'''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}''': What? I kill people. It's a perfectly legitimate business.\\
'''[[ComicBook/NormanOsborn Green Goblin]]''': Killing's not "legitimate!"\\
'''Deadpool:''' It's a business...
-->-- ''WebVideo/ImAMarvelAndImADC''

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