"Look, I can name at least two or three instances in my life where I tried to work out some shit by trying to find some mutual understanding, and I can tell you, it's always faster and easier to just kill'em."
— Gin Rummy, The Boondocks
The Cat: There is a third option!
Sally: There is?
The Cat: Yes. It involves... MURDER!
— The Cat in the Hat (2003 film)
"Death solves all problems — no man, no problem."
— Joseph Stalin, Children of the Arbat
"Kill one person, and you can solve so many problems. I wonder at the possibilities."
— Ten-year old Runa Fair-Shield, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
"For most of the guys, killings became accepted. Murder was the only way that everybody stayed in line. You got out of line, you got wacked; everybody knew the rules. But sometimes, even if people didn't get out of line, they got wacked. I mean, hits just became a habit for some of the guys: Guys get into arguments over nothing and before you knew it one of them was dead."
— Henry Hill, Goodfellas
Richard Jeni: They always seem to say 'violence is never the best option', to which I am hastily reminded of World War II.
— Richard Jeni: A Big Stinking Pile of Me.
"I'm sure it will all become clear once we've killed the right person."
— Nakar/Dupre, Let's Play Ultima VII Part 2: Serpent Isle
Benny: Would you help me explain how much easier and quicker killing is?
Richard: I'm still trying to figure out what "conscience" means.
"MOST people don't kill, Haley! That's why there are laws against murder. It's only adventurers who think, 'Hmm, how can I solve this problem? Oh, right, bloodshed!'"
— Celia, The Order of the Stick
"As the size of an explosion increases, the number of social situations it is incapable of resolving approaches zero... And that would be wrong."
— Vaarsuvius, The Order of the Stick
"As the saying goes: 'If your only tool is a hammer, then all your problems start to look like people that need to be beaten with a hammer.'"
"Obstacles are for killing."
— Shampoo, Ranma ½
Gav: Maybe you're thinking this would be easier if you were allowed to shoot everybody who isn't one of your own?
Elf: Oh, that's always easier. Are you putting that option on the table?
I'm going to go for violence, 'cause I know that works.
— Peggy Schroeck, during her first ever role-playing game session, 1988
"What's the point of defeating something and not killing them?"
— Seth, Tales of MU
Chris: This, by the way, is the first truly insane moment of the movie, from a super-power standpoint. This dude can control and create electricity with his brain, which by all rights makes him one of the most powerful people on the face of the Earth. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen should be straight up wrestling in his front yard to determine who gets to recruit him. And yet, he just cold gets dropped without Sabretooth even breaking stride.
Matt: Not to mention that Stryker is collecting mutant powers for reasons we’ll get to later. And rather than grab him up, Sabretooth just offs him.
Chris: Seriously: How is this guy not just kept in a room in case they ever need to just instantly murder Iron Man? I realize I’m fixating on this, but come on.