Aram Fingal: Listen! We're nothing but a bunch of bites in a giant computer!
Mike, Crow & Servo: I'm okay with that!''
"The City of New York would like to thank you for participating in our drill. Had this been an actual emergency, y'all would've been eaten. 'Cause you don't listen. You're ignorant. How a man gon' come bashin' through the back of a subway win— That's the problem with all y'all New Yorkers — "Oh, we've seen it all." "Oh no, a six-hundred foot worm, save us Mr Black Man!" And I come in and I ask you nicely to move to the next car, and y'all just sit there like..."(uses neuralizer)
— Jay, Men In Black II
"Welcome to our town, stranger. The king has been poisoned, the well is contaminated, the princess has been kidnapped, the drawbridge is broken, the fields are overrun with wolves, we lost contact with the monastery, the merchants are all squabbling about something, the dock workers are rioting, the inn is infested with rats, there are undead in the graveyard, one of the ships is under quarantine, there's a curse on the temple, several town guards are taking bribes, an evil mage has been kidnapping young women, a supply shipment is over a week late, the Duke hasn't been acting like himself lately, a bad minstrel is annoying people in the town square, goblins have moved into our sprawling sewer system, widow Creekjoint has lost her cat, a priceless artifact has gone missing, and we've got an entrenched criminal organization that we're all too chickenshit to fight. If you could fix all that we'd be much obliged."
— Shamus Young, Experienced Points
Has he lost his mind? Can he see or is he blind?
Can he walk at all? Or if he moves will he fall?
...Is he alive or dead? Has he thoughts within his head?
We'll just pass him there. Why should we even care?!
The crowd had gathered there to watch him fall, to watch their hopes destroyed.
They watched them beat him, they watched them break him, they watched his last defense deployed.
There was not a man among them who would let himself be heard.
But from the crowd, from their collective fear, arose these broken words:
We are the dead.
— The Protomen, "Hope Rides Alone"
Jack: [after Paul thanks him for shooting footage of the genocide] I think if people see this footage, they'll say Oh, my God, that's horrible. And then they'll go on eating their dinners.
Don't like Darktown? Die, and make room.
— NPC after yet another bloody melee, Dragon Age II
And as things fell apart
Nobody paid much attention
— Talking Heads, "Nothing But Flowers"
"What the American public doesn't know is what makes them the American public."
— Ray Zalinsky, Tommy Boy
Wazzat? The water's running bloody red? Eh, stuff happens. You here to buy weapons or gab?
— The weapons shopkeeper after the Amor river apparently turns to blood, Dragon Quest VI