(while stealing a coma patient from the hospital)
David: Jack, we're really grateful.
Jack: I'm not doing it for you.
David: Well, then why are you doing it?
Jack: Because someday—trust me—I'm gonna need help moving a body and when that day comes, I don't wanna hear any shit from you.
Strax: Military tactics: The Doctor is still missing, but he will always come looking for his box. By bringing it here, he will lured from the dangers of London to this place of safety, and then we will [clenches fist] melt him with acid.
Clara: Okay, that last part...
Strax: And then we will not [clenches fist] melt him with acid. (Old habits.)
"It was six days before they caught up with the caravan. By that time they had lost two more men. One had succumbed to exhaustion, falling asleep one night and not waking up, while Kirran, inevitably, had tumbled down a precipice. Kirran had been out of sight of all but Tarn at the time, and Golgoth suspected Tarn had killed the lad to keep his murderer's hands bloody. Golgoth didn't mind, as long as the assassin didn't make a habit of it."
"That's why you came to me, isn't it, Captain? Because you knew I could do those things that you weren't capable of doing. Well, it worked! And you'll get what you want, a war between the Romulans and the Dominion. 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 ("In the Pale Moonlight")
Belkar: See, now that's what being on a team is all about. You wanted to not kill ANY hobgoblins, I wanted to kill ALL the hobgoblins, and what happened? We compromised: I killed ONE of the hobgoblins.
Celia: You didn't need to kill him.
Belkar: True. But I didn't need to NOT kill him either.
Winston Churchill: Finally, Germany, Japan, and Italy have been beaten, and the planet is once again safe for democracy.
Joseph Stalin: That's what you think, comrade. Heheheheheheh.
—Histeria!!, "World War II"
Chan: Gila Mobster! You have a morally ambiguous lifestyle. Do you know where they'd take Arnie once captured?
Gila Mobster: I cannot recall.
Chan: For twenty bucks?
Gila Mobster: Twenty-five.
"I'm not evil, I'm... nuanced."
— Kevin 11, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
"Isn't that why you losers keep me around? Hurting people is the only thing I'm good at."
"He's a bastard, but he's our bastard."
— Richard Nixon on then Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza
"The Lannisters swindled their enemies, the Storm Kings hammered them, and the Starks cut off their heads. In such company as this, were the Boltons so... indelicate?"
— Roose Bolton, Game of Thrones: History And Lore
This ain't for you, to kill a man tied up. It's for work like this, you bring along a man like me.
— Black Dow, The Blade Itself.