->Well either one or the other is going to happen. There's no weird third thing.
-->-- '''Liz''', ''Series/ThirtyRock''

->'''Dr. Rumack:''' What was it we had for dinner tonight?\\
'''Elaine Dickinson:''' Well, we had a choice of steak or fish.\\
'''Dr. Rumack:''' Yes, yes, I remember, I had the lasagna.
-->-- ''Film/{{Airplane}}!''

->'''David''': What? There's a third option? Crazy and daring?\\
'''Fatebane''': Daring, definitely daring... possibly fatal...\\
'''David''': So what else is new?
-->-- ''Literature/AssociatedSpace''

->'''Bard''': All right... I've made my choice.\\
'''Fionnaoch''': Well it's about bloody time.\\
'''Bard''': Don't get too excited. I didn't choose you.\\
'''Fionnaoch''': You choose Caleigh?\\
'''Bard''': I didn't say that either.\\
'''Caleigh''': Tell us my champion, whom do you choose?\\
'''Bard''': A very logical choice... me.
-->-- ''VideoGame/TheBardsTale'', neutral ending

->'''Batman:''' I've made my choice... ''none of the above''!\\
'''D.A.V.E.:''' How very predictable. I anticipated you would try to create a third, more favourable option.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'', "[[Recap/TheBatmanS3E13GothamsUltimateCriminalMastermind Gotham's Ultimate Criminal Mastermind]]"

->There's always another way.
-->--'''ComicBook/CaptainAtom''', ''ComicBook/CaptainAtom: Armageddon''

->There is a third option. It involves... '''[[MurderIsTheBestSolution murder.]]'''
-->-- '''Film/TheCatInTheHat''', in the LiveActionAdaptation

->My vengeance will be neither swift nor entertaining! I will mete it out over decades, so that you will wonder if the misery in your life is manifest, the machinations of Leonardo Leonardo, or... some third thing. Good day!
-->-- '''Leonardo Leonardo''', ''WesternAnimation/ClerksTheAnimatedSeries''

->Doakes said I had two choices - kill him or let him go. But he neglected to look behind door number three...
-->-- '''Series/{{Dexter}}'''

->VII. And Grimma said, We have two choices.\\
VIII. We can run, or we hide.\\
IX. And they said, Which shall we do?\\
X. She said, We shall Fight.
-->-- ''The Book of Nome'', Quarries, Chap. 3, v. VII-X, ''Literature/{{Diggers}}''

->I'm not going to deal with this now. It's like the classic debate of why measuring the position of an electron changes its momentum and vice-versa. The only correct answer is to [[TheAlcoholic get drunk]] and [[{{Pyromaniac}} set fire to things]].
-->-- '''[[VideoGame/{{Half-Life}} Gordon Freeman]]''', ''Machinima/FreemansMind''

->Hey, my bad, homie. [[IronicEcho I picked "C".]] Ain't that a bitch?
-->-- '''Franklin Clinton''', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''

->Choosing isn't always right! Sometimes, not choosing is the correct answer! It may be referred to as the [[MarryThemAll "harem" option!]]
-->-- '''Red''', ''VideoGame/HyperdimensionNeptunia'' (optional skit)

->'''Roy''': Hello Judy. What can I do for you?\\
'''Judy''': '''[[NoIndoorVoice COMPUTER'S BROKEN.]]'''\\
'''Roy''': Is it a PC or a Mac?\\
'''Judy''': ...'''YES.'''

->One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.
-->-- '''Alexander Jodorowsky'''

-> '''Riku:''' What are you making me choose now?\\
'''[=DiZ=]:''' Will you take the road to light or the road to darkness?\\
'''Riku:''' Neither. I'm taking the middle road.\\
'''[=DiZ=]:''' You mean the twilit road to nightfall?\\
'''Riku:''' No... The road to dawn.
-->-- ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' (technically taking the fourth option)

->Then I will execute the [[CoupDeGrace Law]]. I have no tribe... and [[PunctuatedForEmphasis no one is]] [[CycleOfRevenge offended.]]
-->-- '''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'''

->When forced to choose between the universe and the woman you love, choose both and have the courage to back it up.
-->-- ''The Laws of [[SuperRobotGenre Super Robot Anime]]''

->'''Trinity:''' Neo... nobody has ever done anything like this before.\\
'''Neo:''' That's why it's going to work.

->There's an old Talaxian expression. "When the road before you splits in two... take the ''third'' path."
-->-- '''Neelix''', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''

->It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it's better still to be a live lion. And often easier.
-->-- ''Literature/TimeEnoughForLove''

->'''Dr. Porkchop:''' You must choose, Sheriff Woody. How shall she die!? [[EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks Shark!?]] [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Or death by monkeys!?]] [[SadisticChoice CHOOSE]].\\
'''Woody:''' I choose... [[TheCavalry BUZZ LIGHTYEAR!]]\\
'''Dr. Porkchop:''' [[BigWhat WHAT!?]] [[LampshadeHanging That's not a choice!]]


[[folder: [[World War III A strange game ]]
. The only winning move is not to play.]]
-->-- '''Joshua''', ''Film/WarGames''

->'''Serenity:''' Okay, Nesbitt! [[LogicBomb Which came first: the chicken or the egg?]]\\
'''Nesbitt:''' The [[RocketPunch rocket-powered fist!]]\\
'''Serenity:''' But, that wasn't one of the- (''WHAM'')
-->-- ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries''

->'''Kain:''' Thirty years hence, I am presented with a dilemma. Let's call it a two-sided coin. If the coin falls one way, [[HeroicSacrifice I sacrifice myself]], and thus restore the Pillars. But as [[LastOfHisKind the last surviving Vampire in Nosgoth]], this would be the annihilation of our species. Moebius made sure of that. If the coin lands on the reverse, I refuse the sacrifice, and thus doom the Pillars to an eternity of collapse.\\
'''Raziel:''' We agree, then, that the Pillars are crucial, and must be restored.\\
'''Kain:''' Yes, Raziel. That's why we've come full-circle to this place.\\
'''Raziel:''' So ''after all this'', you make my case for me? To end this stalemate, you must die so that new Guardians can be born.\\
'''Kain:''' The Pillars don't belong to ''them'', Raziel. They belong to ''us.''\\
'''Raziel:''' ::sighs:: Your arrogance is boundless, Kain.\\
'''Kain:''' ::chuckles:: There's a ''third'' option. A monumental secret, hidden in your very presence here. But it's a secret you have to discover for yourself. Unearth your destiny, Raziel. It's all laid out for you here.\\
'''Raziel:''' You said it yourself, Kain. There are only two sides to your coin.\\
'''Kain:''' Apparently so. But suppose you throw a coin enough times. Suppose one day...it lands on its ''edge.''
-->-- ''VideoGame/LegacyOfKain''

-> "Russia, Japan, must you kill each other so? We can negotiate! Or, if you want to, we can safari. FUCK IT LET'S DO BOTH."
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt''', ''WebComic/HarkAVagrant''

->'''Varys:''' You have a choice, my friend. You can stay here at Illyrio's palace and [[DrowningMySorrows drink yourself to death,]] or you can ride with me to Meereen, meet Daenerys Targaryen and [[KnightInSourArmor decide if the world is worth fighting for.]]\\
'''Tyrion:''' ...Can I drink myself to death on the road to Meereen?
-->-- '''[[Series/GameOfThrones Games Of Thrones]] Season 5, Episode 1: ''[[Recap/GameOfThronesS5E1TheWarsToCome "The Wars To Come"]]'''''

-> "There's a funny thing that happens when you know the correct answer. It throws you when you get a ''different'' answer that's ''not wrong''."
-->-- '''[[spoiler: Doctor Bowman]]''', ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''

->'''[[NonPlayerCharacter Manikin]] kid:''' What Reason are you here to cheer on?\\
'''[[TheHero Demi-Fiend]]:''' None of them.\\
'''Manikin kid:''' That's an option too.
-->-- ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiNocturne'', conversation on level 162 of Kagutsuchi