"At times we must purge things from this world because they should not exist. Even if it means losing someone that you love."
— Brian Xander Morgan, Deadly Premonition
"Sometimes you gotta put the rabid dog down."
— Jesse Porter, Burn Notice
You have to have men who are moral and at the same time who are able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling, without passion, without judgment.
— Walter E. Kurtz, Apocalypse Now
I used the knife.
I saved a child.
I won a war.
God forgive me.
Doctor Fate: The creature knows only rage and seeks only oblivion. Your mace may be the only object on Earth that can grant him peace.
Green Lantern: What are you saying!?
Shayera: Your favorite movie's Old Yeller. You know exactly what he's saying.
Justice League' "Wake the Dead"
"I sacrificed Angel to save the world. I loved him so much. But I knew what was right. I donít have that anymore. I donít understand. I donít know how to live in this world if these are the choices. If everything just gets stripped away. I donít see the point. I just wish that...I just wish my mom was here. The spirit guide told me that Death is my gift. I guess that means a Slayer really is just a killer after all.Ē
- "Why it sucks to live in a world run by Joss Whedon", Buffy the Vampire Slayer
"And if your conscience is bothering you, you should soothe it with the knowledge that you may have just saved the entire Alpha Quadrant. And all it cost was the life of one Romulan Senator, one criminal, and the self-respect of one Starfleet officer. I don't know about you, but I'd call that a bargain."
— Elim Garak, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
I wanted to tell you, but what if you stopped me - or worse, what if you wanted to help?
— Anders, Dragon Age II
Doctor: A dog's arthritis gives him constant pain. We'll have to put him down.
Doctor: You do realize that a cat's lifespan is longer than a dog's. With all due respect, you really should have seen this coming.
—Robot Chicken, "G.I. Jogurt"