"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 One Half
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