Quotes / It's Personal

Mattias: I'm used to people trying to kill me, but this is something personal.
Chris: Yeah! No one shoots him in the ass and gets away with it!
Mercenaries 2: World In Flames

Alec Trevelyan: For England, James?
James Bond: No. For me.

"And this time, it's personal! *funny looks* What? It is personal! He's got our underpants!"
Alec Baldwin, The Simpsons

Saint Clair: Please understand...it was all business. It wasn't personal.
Bryan: It was all personal to me.

"Hello!. My Name Is Inigo Montoya. You Killed My Father. Prepare to Die."
Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride

The cardinal rule in going after someone with an intention to kill was not to make it personal — which it almost always ended up being anyway. It did with me.
Max Payne, Max Payne

"We met this postman on the island, and from what he told us, it was that kid in green that saved Miss Tetra. And apparently the bird that kidnapped Miss Teta mistook this poor kid's sister for our young Miss, and kidnapped her instead. So this kid tells us pirates he wants a ride from us so he can go save his sister..."
Gonzo talking about Link, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker instruction manual

"You made it personal, Cavella. But all that buys you is a little more pain than most."
Frank Castle, The Punisher MAX

Special Agent Jordan Shaw: You can't take this personally.
Detective Kate Beckett: The hell I can't, he just blew up my apartment! I think that's pretty damn personal.

Haints: You mean Vincent and Hopkins? I wouldn't be adverse to letting some of my boys handle them.
Radinov: That will not be necessary. You won't have to pay me, either.
Haints (chuckling): So it's gotten personal, has it?
Radinov: Nyet. This is a matter of pride!

Tim: He's made this personal.
Mike: I thought he made it personal when he slept with your girlfriend.
Tim: Well, he's made it more personal.
Mike: I don't think it gets much more personal than sleeping with your girlfriend, Tim.

Gideon: You want to fight me for her?
Scott: No. I want to fight you for me.

"This time, it's personal."

"I just went along with orders and hoped that everything would work out for me. But after all that has happened, you know what I learned? It's not about hating the guy on the other side because someone told you to. I mean, you should hate someone because they're an asshole, or pervert, or snob, or they're lazy, or arrogant, or an idiot, or a know-it-all. Those are reasons to dislike somebody. You don't hate a person because someone told you to. You have to learn to despise them on a personal level. Not because they're Red, or Blue, but because you know them, and you see them every single day, and you can't stand them because they are a complete and total fucking douchebag."
Church, Red vs. Blue

Luigi: I was a half of the most recognizable family in-a the business. Back when that meant something. Our enemies knocked us from the top of the mountain and never looked back. We had come to terms to the fact that our time has passed. But they did something nobody expected. They made things personal. They killed my brother.

Lisa: All right, Bob, now it's personal!
Bart: Uh, he did try to kill me...
The Simpsons, "Sideshow Bob Roberts" (after Lisa found out that Bob used the name of Lisa's dead pet cat as part of his voter-fraud scam)

"We're both professionals. This is personal."
Karl, Die Hard

(bad guy of the week kicks into Saten)
Mikoto: KUROKO!
Kuroko: Eh?
Mikoto: Sorry, but this fight just turned personal. I'm stepping in. (unleashes the Shock and Awe)

The personal, as everyone’s so fucking fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute policies that harm you or those you care about, take it personally. Get angry. The Machinery of Justice will not serve you here – it is slow and cold, and it is theirs, hardware and soft-. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; the creatures of power slide from under it with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it personal. Do as much damage as you can. Get your message across. That way, you stand a better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: being taken seriously, being considered dangerous marks the difference - the only difference in their eyes - between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it’s just business, it’s politics, it’s the way of the world, it’s a tough life and that it’s nothing personal. Well, fuck them. Make it personal.
Quellcrist Falconer, Altered Carbon

Numbuh 4: Well, we'll meet him all right. Only this time, it's personal.
Numbuh 2: How can it be personal? You've never even met the guy.
Numbuh 4: I know. I just always wanted to say that. (grins and says dramatically) This time, it's personal.

Makarov: Who is this?
Price: Prisoner Six-Two-Seven. I'm coming for you, Makarov.
Makarov: Haven't you heard, Price. They say the war is over.
Price: My war ends with you.

"Who said I would kill you as a Shinigami? The only reason I killed you, was the fact that you pointed your sword at my pride."
Byakuya Kuchiki, Bleach

People of Pandora... my daughter is... dead. Murdered. By the Vault Hunter. So I've decided — I am rescinding the bounty on the Vault Hunter. If you should kill that child-killing sunuvabitch before I do, I will find you, and you will regret denying me my vengeance.
Handsome Jack, Borderlands 2

Fisher: You don't understand what's happening here, do you? Morgenholt — your goons tortured him to death and I'm holding you responsible.
Lacerda: Oh! No! It's not my fault!
Fisher: The only thing worse than a coward is a liar. You gave the order, and now you're gonna die for it.

"Now who do we have here? Why, if it isn't my old pal Luigi! Or is it Baby Luigi? I can't tell the difference. Hey, remember that time when you trapped me in a painting for all eternity? Good times. But guess what? I got out! And now I'm painting the town red! Yes, it was I who broke the Dark Moon! This power-enhancing jeweled crown of mine made it easy. And now that all the ghosts of Evershade Valley are under my control... it's time to take my rightful place as the supreme ruler of your world! You, that annoying scientist, and all your friends will look great hanging from the wall of my throne room!"

"American observers thought the Poles to be close to an elite force, with every battalion in constant competition with their fellows for bragging rights. The division’s armored regiment consistently scored among the best in gunnery and availability, admiring inspectors often spoke of 'engines you could eat off'. Most importantly the 2nd’s troops were not engaged in the same war as their allies; they were engaged in a Holy Crusade against those who had massacred their entire people. British commanders had expressed some concern regarding the 2nd, mainly fearing that the unit would be unmanageable in combat so deep was the collective hatred for 'the Huns', but the unit had shown no tendency to lose discipline or be overzealous in pursuit of SS units. What the 2nd had demonstrated instead was an almost frightening level of professional detachment to casualties, both their own and the enemies, and an iron discipline."

"Hey! NO ONE does that to my friend!"
Woody, Toy Story 2

“The thing you gotta realize about her is that she really hates the ‘crons. And I’m not talking like proper Imperial hatred for the heretic, neither. I mean she can get real fugging obsessive about hurtin’ ‘em. Somethin’ keeping her from dishing out pain on the metal bastards and she goes a bit crazy, starts getting’ real vicious on whatever’s between them and her. I’ve been with her for years, I know these things.”
Titus, Of Xenos and War

Screw thinking like that. This Angel made it personal by hurting Shinji; it’s the one in for a world of hurt.
Asuka, Thousand Shinji

Doyle: This is personal, sir.
Cowley: Nothing is personal, Doyle. When you joined CI5, I made that perfectly clear. The department owns you—I own you! I can sell your body to science if I want—while it's still alive.

Hey look at me. TURN AROUND AND LOOK AT ME, YOU ONE-EYED DEMON! You're a real wise guy, but you made one fatal mistake: You messed with my family.
Stanley Pines, Gravity Falls

A small smile crossed Renfeld’s face, though the emotion in her eyes was anything but sanguine. “He was interviewing humanitarian aid workers in Iraq when he died. Rioters beheaded him after some idiot American shot a kid.”
By the time that Matt realized just what she was referring to, Renfeld had already halved the distance between them with her sword held high.

At this point, I suppose I should be telling you something appropriately neutral and law enforcement-esque. But I've already used 'you're under arrest', and frankly speaking I'm not neutral towards you at all. Fate... did you see her, after your encounter? Did you look at that girl, broken in the dirt after what you did to her? Because I did, I saw my little girl lying half-dead in a hospital bed, and I saw the burns on my son's body from when he tried to save her and you tried to kill him for it. What mother could possibly be neutral after that? You tried to kill my children. Did you think I wouldn't take it personally?
Lindy Harlaown, Infinity

Cipher chuckled nastily. "Oh yeah, you're not the only one who does a pretty good impression of your brother, ARE YOU?" At those final two words, his voice became a yell of outrage, and his eye flashed from white to red. Then his eye faded back to white, and he shifted into a reclining pose, still floating in front of the human, who slowly got to his feet.

The stallion blinked in confusion. "Disassemble my- wait how would that even work? You don't have a body anymore, remember?"
Cipher's eye narrowed. "Yes... I remember... In fact-" He suddenly grew in size, eye blazing red again as he flew back in front of the stallion, blinding red light from his eye forcing the human to look away. "-IT'S THE ONLY REASON YOU'RE STILL ALIVE!"

How could anyone make it their mission in life to murder whole worlds? Can you imagine what an abomination that is to an orphan from a dead planet? [...] This world-killing stuff... it hits a nerve. It makes me furious, and the ring just fans the flame!

From what you've told me, I'm willing to bet that it was the Female Furies who killed Harbinger... and made off with your cousin. That makes it personal for me too.

The blonde girl was there again, investigating. With Supergirl. He never suspected she had such connections. But that only made it more gratifying.
Like all those who came from where he did, he had a grudge against the cursed El family. The only one they hated more than Supergirl was Superman. She’d be a fine appetizer, and the blonde would be a chaser.

This moment, right here; I have waited so long for this chance. You, Whiplash, who are the source from which all of the grief and tragedy in my life stems. You are the thief who stole my life from me and left me a mad pony capable of hearing your voice wherever I went. I have killed hundreds in my life, but never before, through all of those deaths, have I actively wanted somepony dead; except for you. Today, Whiplash, you will die, and my suffering will finally be at an end. With you dead, I will no longer hear your incessant prattling in my head and I will have at least one moment of piece before my days end!

Samuel Vimes: He killed Angua. Doesn't that mean anything to you?
Carrot Ironfoundersson: Yes. But personal isn't the same as important.

You destroyed our planet!
Supergirl to Superwoman, Bizarrogirl

Constantine: You know me?
The First Of The Fallen: Of course. I've made your father's acquaintance too, actually.
Constantine: Dad?
The First Of The Fallen: Oh yes, Mr Constantine, "Dad" is condemned by his hatred for his own son. He's in hell.
Constantine: [Inner Monologue] That is it. You're not getting away with this, you smug bastard. One way or another. You got my friends, and you got my dad, but... not Brendan. Not this one. This one deserves to get away, and he will. Drunk as I am, I'll see to it. You'll be sorry you pissed me about, you piece of shit.
Hellblazer: A Drop Of The Hard Stuff