Quotes / Cutting the Knot

Raithe: Have you ever done anything that did not end in violent death?
Caine: Sure, lots of stuff. I just can't think of any right now.

When your opponent's sittin' there holdin' all the aces there's only one thing to do: kick over the table.
Robin and the Seven Hoods

Drake: Can you help us please? Our keys are locked in the car.
Tow Truck Guy: Let me see what I can do. [smashes car window with a hammer]
Drake: Well we could've done that!
Tow Truck Guy: Why didn't ya?

Solve a man's problems with violence, help him for a day. Teach a man to solve his problems with violence, help him for a lifetime!

Yahtzee: I don't think this did enough for this 'masterpiece edition' Myst. I think they also should've given you a gun, and you could just shoot all the puzzles. I mean, the Hitman series is basically just adventure games for the impatient. So there are puzzles: You carefully arrange a really impressive accidental death, like making sure to drop a chandelier on someone at the exact right moment, or swapping a fake gun for real one during the theatrical performance, or—! You can just shoot them! With a gun! Or strangle them to death. That's—that's good game design. That's what all adventure games should aspire to. See, imagine if this game had a flamethrower. Games are all about "choice" these days, aren't they? So, maybe we could choose to solve this puzzle, or atomize it!
Gabriel: Every game needs the BFG9000.

Steve the Avatar: As the key that was stolen is on the corpse of Number 4, we can rightfully conclude that he was the murderer of Number 7.
Robo-Dupre: I should like to criticize your methodology, master, but I cannot fault your efficiency.
Let's Play Ultima VII Part 2: Serpent Isle, after using Mass Death on all the numbered automatons in the Temple of Logic

Noe: I have been summoned. Ask your...
K'seliss: I don't know if you're human or demon or what, but whatever you are, is having your throat ripped out fatal to you?
Noe: ...Yes.

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.
Alan Perlis

Bra'tac: [contemplating how to destroy a shield generator] First, we must rappel several levels down to the core. Then we must take our staff weapons and—
Col. O'Neill: [Arms two grenades and tosses them down. The generator explodes.] Grenades.

Vila: You were supposed to disconnect that thing, not rely on Gan to tear it loose with his teeth!

Pepper: Ooh, what's that? Is it a little device that's going to pick the lock?
Coulson: You might want to step back.

A man who bench-presses 450 pounds is never trapped anywhere
4 Medals We Totally Needed for the Sochi Olympics, on bobsledder Johnny Quinn literally tearing a stuck door a new one, Cracked

BMX Bandit: Okay Angel Summoner, the kidnappers have the hostage in that warehouse there. But I've got a plan!
Angel Summoner: Okay BMX Bandit, let's hear it.
BMX Bandit: I ride in through that window using my BMX and spin my rear wheel, kicking some mud into their faces. While they're distracted, I'll pop a wheelie, knocking the guns out of their hands! Then you go in and untie the girl.
Angel Summoner: ... Right. Or, I could just summon a horde of angels to sort it out for us.