"Message for you sir!"
"Do you wanna know why I like killing the messenger? Because it sends a message."
— Damon Salvatore, The Vampire Diaries
"When the messenger appears and says 'Don't shoot the messenger,' it's a good idea to be ready to shoot the messenger, just in case."
"No man threatens a messenger!"
"Now, if we're gonna be buddies, you better bone up on the rules,"
"Cause don't nobody bring me no bring me no bad news."
"You can be my best of friends, as apposed to paying dues,"
"But don't nobody bring me no bad news."
"No bad news, no bad news. Don't you ever bring be no bad news. Cause I'll make you an offer, that you cannot refuse. So don't nobody bring no bad news."
Evilene, The Wiz
Yago: [carrying a small bag] Our emissary has returned from Umateal. They have replied to our ultimatum.
Sador: And? ...What's this?
Yago: It WAS our emissary, sir. That is their reply to our ultimatum. They've...powdered him!
[Sador throws the bag in a rage. A squicked Yago quickly brushes the powder off himself.]
Yago: They are a proud form!
Sador: In an hour they'll be an EXTINCT one! There'll not be a trace of them left... Not even their dust.
Bale: Dispose of this idiot.
Cultist: Why? How have I failed?
Sindri: You were stupid enough to personally deliver ill news to Lord Bale. And we cannot abide stupidity.