Quotes / Nothing Personal

"He looked not only anxious, but deeply upset…I hadn’t meant to upset him. I would have liked very much for us to part in a different mood. But there was nothing I could do to help him…Politics is a merciless business.”
Nikita Khrushchev's impressions of John F. Kennedy, 1961 Vienna Summit

Nothing personal. Just revenge.

"Nothing personal, but I've got orders."
Sword Man, Mega Man 8

"But we've got a job to do, just like they did. Business is business."
Gennadi Yegorov, Warrior Class

"Always business. Never personal."

"You're a stepping-stone... And I'm moving up. Don't take it personally."

Noble Sanfino: "And this conscience of yours lets you gain the trust of perfect strangers and screw them over?"
Jamie Reagan: "You're not strangers. You're criminals and I'm a cop."

"I'm here to kill you, not to judge you."
—"Conversations With Dead People," Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"Nothing personal."
"Sure it is. 'specially when it's me you're trying to kill."

"Psssh... nothin personnel... kid..."

Rumlow: I just want you to know, Cap... this isn't personal!
[Steve kicks his ass and throws him into the ceiling]
Captain: It kinda feels personal.

Skye: All this time, everything we've been through, how could you? Why?
Ward: I was on a mission. It wasn't personal.
Skye: "It wasn't"— you did not just say that. "It wasn't personal"!?
Ward: Skye, listen to me.
Skye: God, you might actually believe that! That is the twisted logic they teach you when you sign up to be a Nazi.

Early: You show yourself, and we finish this exchange, or your brother's brains'll be flying every which way. [to Simon, very politely] You understand, I'm sort of on a clock here, it's frustrating.
Simon: ...I feel for you.

Vila: So why did they pick on me?
Avon: I doubt if it was personal, Vila.
Vila: It felt personal. It always feels personal when someone tries to kill me.
Blake's 7, "Redemption"