These 'no-nonsense' solutions of yours just don't hold water in a complex world of jet-powered apes and time travel.
"Having deconstructed everything perhaps we really should be starting to think about putting everything back together."
"I know I'm not the handsome prince for whom you waited. I don't have a fancy castle, and I'm not sophisticated. A princess and an ogre, I admit, is complicated. You've never read a book like this, but fairytales should really be updated."
—Shrek: The Musical, Big Bright Beautiful World, reprise.
"Though this irredeemable world has its continuing hatred and tragedies... this is still the place that she once tried to protect. I remember that. And I will never forget it. That's why I'll keep fighting."
—Homura Akemi, Puella Magi Madoka Magica
There comes a time when a house has been so damaged by termites that you must not only kill the termites, but demolish the house! ... and build again.
—Hippocrates Noah, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Our Man Bashir"