"I shot the sheriff, and the deputy.. and yer wee doggy to!
—Rifleman, Warcraft III: Frozen Throne
Bilbo: This wasn't their fault! You cannot go to Laketown!
Smaug: You care about them, do you? Good. Then you can watch them die.
"Tell you what! If nobody comes down and buys a car from me in the next hour, I'm gonna club this baby seal! That's right, I'm gonna club a seal to make a better deal! You know I'll do it, cause I'm craazyyyy!"
—Crazy Ernie, UHF
"Imma blow up this whole block, Imma blow you up, Imma blow up these puppies! And we all gone' go to hell together cause I hate these puppies!"
"This answering machine has been connected to a 5,000 volt power supply that has been wired to this small kitten. If you hang up before leaving a message, little Fluffy here will be blown to smithereens. It's your choice, ha ha ha ha ha."
—A prank answering machine message
"The entire affective world, constructed over the years with utmost difficulty, collapses with a kick in the father's genitals, a smack on the mother's face, an obscene insult to the sister, or the sexual violation of a daughter. Suddenly an entire culture based on familial love, devotion, the capacity for mutual sacrifice collapses. Nothing is possible in such a universe, and that is precisely what the torturers know.”
—Jacobo Timerman, Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number
We've tried 'collective responsibility' with some success—after all," he smiled thinly, "knowing your family will suffer for your failures gives you a powerful incentive. But it's also counterproductive, and it produces obedience, not allegiance. By threatening their families, we become as much the enemy as the Manties. Probably even more than the Manties, for a lot of them. The Manties may be trying to kill them, but the Alliance isn't threatening to kill their wives or husbands or children."
—Rob S. Pierre, In Enemy Hands