Quotes / A Simple Plan

"Any time a character begins a flashback or story with 'the plan was simple,' you immediately know it won't end well. The plan is always simple."

The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men
Gang aft agley
Robert Burns, 'To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough'

Zoe: Captain'll come up with a plan.
Kaylee: That's good, right?
Zoe: Possibly you're not recalling some of the Captain's previous plans.

"What you plan and what takes place ain't ever exactly been similar."
Jayne, Serenity

"Helix, if everything goes according to plan, the plan has been compromised."
Sam Starfall, Freefall

"There are only four rules you need to remember: Make the plan. Execute the plan. Expect the plan to go off the rails. Throw away the plan."
Captain Cold, The Flash (2014)

"How come everything we get into starts off simple and ends up real complicated?"
Niko Bellic, Grand Theft Auto IV