->''"Stories are important. People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it's the other way round. Stories... have evolved... The strongest have survived, and they have grown fat... Stories etch grooves deep enough for people to follow... A thousand wolves have eaten grandmother, a thousand princesses have been kissed... Stories don't care who takes part in them. All that matters is that the story gets told, that the story repeats."''
-->-- ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad''

->''"And once again, Probability proves itself willing to sneak into a back alley and service Drama as would a copper-piece harlot."''
-->-- '''Vaarsuvius''', ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

->''"Why? Because the plot says so!"''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/BadMovieBeatdown Film Brain]]'''

->'''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Thing]]:''' Reed--you spoke of transmutations. Can you restore to me my humanity? I have been a monster for too long.\\
'''[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Richard Reed]]:''' In truth, I do not know, my friend. The natural sciences say yes, a cure is possible. But the laws of story suggest that no cure can last for very long, Benjamin. For in the end, alas, [[StatusQuoIsGod you are so much more interesting and satisfying as you are.]]
-->-- ''ComicBook/{{Marvel 1602}}''

->''"Because I lost. Because as the villain of a children's story, that is all that I '''can''' do."''
-->-- '''[[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth]]''', ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}''

->'''[[{{Series/House}} House]]:''' So... what [[Franchise/StarWars "Force"]] ''is'' protecting him? If you start quoting [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucas]], I'm going to get the idiot in the cowboy hat to shoot you. A lot.\\
'''[[Series/DoctorWho The Tenth Doctor]]''': Oh, that? No, it's far greater than even a science-fiction thingamabob.\\
'''[[{{Series/House}} House]]:''' ...well?\\
'''[[Series/DoctorWho The Tenth Doctor]]''': It's ''Narrative Convenience''.\\
'''[[{{Series/House}} House]]:''' ...I really hate you.
-->-- ''{{Webcomic/Roommates}}''

->'''Jareth:''' What are you doing here?\\
'''Javert:''' Good question. [[DropInCharacter Why are we always loitering here]], James?\\
'''James:''' I dunno. 'Coz Erik has the biggest TV set?\\
'''Jareth:''' ''Narrative Convenience''.\\
'''James:''' Or that. ...Beer?
-->-- ''Webcomic/GirlsNextDoor''

->''"Our first task is to find a ship to fly us off Earth and the main plot reason for this given to this seems to be: 'So that we can continue with this video game what we are playing.'"''
-->-- '''Creator/BenCroshaw''' [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation on]] ''{{VideoGame/Destiny}}''

->'''SS Officer #1:''' Have you noticed how [[ThoseWackyNazis we]] did really really well at the start of the war, and the Allies nearly lost, but now things seem to be going a lot better for them?\\
'''SS Officer #2:''' Yeah.\\
'''SS Officer #1:''' Well... have you ever seen a film?\\
'''SS Officer #2:''' What's your point?\\
'''SS Officer #1:''' Well, I've never seen a film where the goodies start off incredibly successfully, really nearly achieve their goals, then the baddies come back strongly but the goodies still eventually win. Whereas I have seen a ''lot'' of films [[UnderdogsNeverLose where the baddies nearly win at the beginning but then the goodies come back strongly and eventually win]]. I'm just increasingly uncomfortable about our place in the narrative structure of this war.
-->--Two SS officers begin to worry that they might be on the wrong side of history, ''[[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook That Mitchell and Webb Sound]]''