"You wouldn't say much either if you'd caught a bullet in the tongue!"
"He sends a rider, tells me I must leave my own keep to grovel at his feet. I sent the man back, but kept his tongue. It's nailed to that wall there."
— Craster, A Song of Ice and Fire
"Do not try to speak, my friend, it will only cause you pain. Nod if you have done what I have asked. Good. It takes a while to adjust, I know. When I employed your father, it took him years to lose the instinct to talk... but it will get easier: by the time he died, it was as if he had forgotten that he had once had a tongue to remove, and you will come to feel the same."
"Mind your tongue...or I'll have it removed."
— Star Trek: Voyager, "Darkling"