Quotes: Kill 'em All

"Death solves all problems. No man, no problem."

"George R.R. Martin, Joss Whedon, and Quentin Tarantino walk into a bar. Everyone you've ever loved dies."
— Internet Joke

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    Music 

Everybody, everybody, everybody living now
Everybody, everybody, everybody fucks
Everybody, everybody, everybody living now
Everybody, everybody, everybody sucks
Everybody, everybody, everybody living now
Everybody, everybody, everybody cries
Everybody, everybody, everybody living now
Everybody, everybody, everybody dies
System of a Down, "Violent pornography"

    Film — Live-action 

"Kill them! Kill them all!"
Richter, Total Recall (1990)

Adam: Fleury. Tell me what you whispered to Janet, in the briefing, to get her to stop crying about Fran, you know, before all this, before we even got airborne. What'd you say to her?
Aunt: Tell me, what did your grandfather whisper in your ear before he died?
Adam: You remember?
Fleury: I told her we were gonna kill 'em all.
Grandson: "Don't fear them, my child. We are going to kill them all."
The Kingdom

"We will kill them all."
Optimus Prime, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

    Live-action TV 

Herod: Kill every male child up to one year old...two years old. Better the innocent should die, than the guilty should escape.
Priest: Guilty?! Your majesty, a child?
Herod: (shouting) Guilty in the womb! Guilty in the stars! I'll bring down their stars. I'll snuff them out in blood! This is my world. I will not share it with an infant! There's no room for two Kings here. Like a newborn scorpion (stomps) underfoot! You know the mark of a real King? Courage. Even in the face of Jewish prophesy, bits of old parchment, old blind men. Ha! Now go to Bethlehem and make history! Kill!—
Adviser: But your Majesty—
Herod: (yelling angrily) —Kill! Kill them all! Kill! Kill them all!

"There should have been another way..."
The Fifth Doctor, Doctor Who, "Warriors of the Deep"

    Video Games 

"It's not a good story unless the hero dies."
Varric, Dragon Age II

"He deserved to die. They all deserved to die."
Paxton Fettel, FEAR

"In mere hours, billions will die! Innocent, guilty, strong and weak, honest and deceitful, ALL of them!"
Chapter Master Azariah Kyras, Dawn of War 2: Retribution

Oscar: (reading) "Go, bid the soldiers shoot." And they all lived happily ever after.
Felix: Nobody lives happily ever after in Hamlet! (Beat) Nobody lives.
The Odd Couple, Season 2, Episode 3, Hospital Mates

"They killed her master, now she'll kill everyone."
—Description for the Black Lagoon Story Arc, "Roberta's Blood Trail"

    Webcomics 

Minsk: Dis iz turnink into vun of dose plans...hyu know—de kind vere ve keel everybody dot notices dot ve's killin people?
Gorb: It iz?
Minsk: Uh huh. And how do dose alvays end?
Gorb: De dirgible iz in flames, everyboddyz dead and I've lost my hat.
Minsk: Dot's right. Und any plan vere you lose your hat iz?
Gorb: A bad plan?
Minsk: Right again!

    web original 

"Oh god, you're right! There are still a few characters I haven't killed yet. I almost forgot about them."

"If you were writing the first words of a novel version of Back to the Future, how would you do it? Maybe you’d introduce the concept of time being important, like the film did with all them crazy clocks. Maybe instead you’d introduce Marty and Doc, show who they are and what their relationship is. Well, anyway, you’re totally wrong!

The correct answer is to KILL EVERYBODY."

"No. No, the lady in the Coke ad does not shoot him. I know I spend every finale of every show waiting for someone to get shot. When the clock starts running out on the hour, I get very anxious and start screaming at the TV, "Hey! When’s the shooting begin?" And then, no shooting. I feel deprived."
Drew Magary on Mad Men

"So, I guess if you're making a movie and you're stuck for that perfect ending, just kill everybody. Hey, it worked for Tarantino, right?"

"You may notice a pattern near the end of the series: ER'YBODY GON' DIE."

"Whilst it is amateurishly directed (it feels like the clock was about to strike ten and they had to get it in the can as quickly as possible) I rather like the furious energy of the Doctor taking on the Cybermen and murdering them all out with a weapon. It feels like things have gotten wildly out of control and the only way to restore a sense of normality is to kill the lot of them. Is it the only way this story could have been concluded? No, but [Eric] Saward has once against boxed himself into a corner with too much going on and the only way he can see out is the murder everybody. It is becoming a habit on the show."

"Even though it set a box office record for a memorial day opening and got two thumbs up from Ebert and Roeper (Ebert praised its absurdity, which I think is the only way to go), X-Men 3 was kind of a disaster. It left the franchise in a weird place, with half of the cast dead or de-powered and the other half in this weird limbo of stuff that would need to be addressed before anything could actually happen. Like, they’re almost left having to go with an action movie starring Kelsey Grammer and Ellen Page if they did another sequel."

This is the fanfic in which the Transformers will all die.

You know, it's kind of a waste of time to create new characters for The Punisher's books. If they're Frank's enemies, they get shot dead after an appearance or two. If they're Frank's friends, they get shot dead after an appearance or two.
Marvel Year In Review 1993

    Western Animation 

"Well Bart, your Uncle Arthur used to have a saying: "Shoot 'em all and let God sort them out." Unfortunately, one day he put his theory into practice. It took seventy-five Federal Marshals to bring him down. Now let's never speak of this again."
Marge Simpson, The Simpsons

    Real Life 

"You will die. Your people will die. J. J. Abrams will die. You will ALL...DIE."

"No one will be alive by the last book. In fact, they all die in the fifth. The sixth book will be just a thousand-page description of snow blowing across the graves..."
George R.R. Martin, joking (we hope) about the end of A Song of Ice and Fire