Quotes / Murder Is the Best Solution

"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

Stan: That's how you try to throw Francine off the trail [of you killing Melinda]?! By killing her?! You know, maybe she should go to the police! At least then, she'd be safe!
Bullock: Fine, Stan. But if you don't want her to say "I told you so," there's only one option.
Stan: There's gotta be another way.
Bullock: There is none. She can either be dead... or she can be right.
American Dad!, "Four Little Words"

[as a ghoul-infected Kokoa is baring down on them]
Apoch: Miss Kokoa, stand down!
Astreal: Screw that, she dies!

Willow: We'll find [Warren] another way.
Buffy: And then what?
Willow: And then we'll kill him.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Villains"

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

"So, what I propose is simple - get rid of Harmony."

"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 whacked; everybody knew the rules. But sometimes, even if people didn't get out of line, they got whacked. 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

"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."

"I am so lost right now. What is he even talking about? Never mind. Let's just kill the bandits. I'm sure it'll sort itself out."

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!'"

"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

"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!"
Belkar Bitterleaf, 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

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

"Follow the money. Who profits from extreme weather? The elite cabal of the Weather Channel, of course. By manipulating the climate for better ratings, the CEO stands to make literally thousands hundreds tens of dollars. This conspiracy may or may not be entirely serious and may be ranked among the likes of the conspiracy that Princess Diana was murdered by florists who wanted to boost sales."

Joe: Quagmire, you talking about murdering a guy! It doesn't matter what he's done, it's still murder!
Quagmire: No, Joe, it does matter what he's done! T-These kinds of guys don't change! Y-You think they ever suddenly wake up, and realize the error of their ways, and clean up their act? NO! They just keep ruining everyone's lives, and the world is better off without 'em!
Family Guy, "Screams of Silence: The Story of Brenda Q."

"Oh Josie, it's so cute how you think murder isn't the solution to all life's problems."
Leliana, letting the bad girl out to play.

"It's simple: We kill the Batman."
The Joker's proposition to the mob, The Dark Knight

Boone: We're coming up on Nelson. I'm gonna kill every Legion in there. I hope that's not a problem.
The Courier: No, that's not a problem. That's a solution.
Boone: Goddamn right it is. You and me, we're just a couple of problem solvers.