Quotes / Scheherezade Gambit

"There are two things to remember when you are begging for your life. One is to try and entertain the person who is holding the gun to your head, and the other is to give that person *beat* a convincing reason why they shouldn’t kill you."
Balalaika, Black Lagoon, "Snow White's Payback"

Rose: DALEKS! (they stop dead) You're called Daleks. I know your name. Think about it; how can I know that? A human who knows about the Daleks - and the Time War. If you wanna know how, then keep us alive. That's all I'm asking. Me and my friends.
—- Doctor Who, "Doomsday"

"You always stop at the same part. When it's very beautiful."
Alexandria, The Fall

Sideshow Bob: Well, Bart, any last requests?
Bart: Well, there is one, but <<sees sign that Springfield is 15 miles away >> nah.
Sideshow Bob: No, go on.
Bart: Well, you have such a beautiful voice.
Sideshow Bob: Guilty as charged!
Bart: Uh huh. Anyway, I was wondering if you could sing the entire score of H.M.S. Pinafore?
Sideshow Bob: Very well, Bart. I shall send you to heaven … before I send you to hell.