-> ''[[UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar The war]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo has developed,]] [[CrossesTheLineTwice not necessarily to Japan's advantage.]] ... In the event of a sustained atomic bombing, the protection of the Japanese nation would be difficult.''
-->-- ''Emperor Hirohito's 'Jewel Voice Broadcast', August 1945''

->'''Major-General Robert H Soule, US Army:''' How are the Glosters doing?\\
'''Brigadier Thomas Brodie, British Army:''' A bit sticky, things are pretty sticky down there.\\
''(Said whilst 650 British soldiers from the 1st Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment were deployed on a crossing on the Imjin River during the Korean war and fighting over 10,000 Chinese troops.)''

->'''Xykon:''' What happened?\\
'''Redcloak:''' Yeah, uh we had a small problem with the Gate.\\
'''Xykon:''' The forest is on fire.\\
'''Redcloak:''' I '''just said''' we had a small problem! Geez!
-->-- ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''

->''"You know, there are certain flaws in [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate this movie]]."''
-->-- '''Tom Servo''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''

->"To call it an understatement would be an understatement."
-->--''Assassination Vacation'', Sarah Vowell

-> [A] District Attorney in Texas is on trial for building himself a sweet rig on the county dime. The machine in question sports "two hard drives, seven fans, high-end video and audio cards, a wireless Internet connection and cables that glow under ultraviolet light."... "I would not configure a backup computer in that way," says Mr. Gregg, FBI senior forensic examiner and reigning Understatement King.
-->-- [[Webcomic/PennyArcade Tycho]], [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/2008/3/12/ commentary]] on ''The Case of Texas vs. [=KryoLord=]''

->''"Not even Spock had stayed aboard for that -- he found breathing vacuum for any length of time to be aesthetically unpleasant."''
-->-- ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Spock's World]]'', Creator/DianeDuane

->''"SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is a tricky foe. His jokes are never funny. Sometimes they hurt people."''
-->-- ''I Am Batman'', Catherine Hapka

->'''Ford:''' I rescued you from the Earth.
->'''Arthur:''' And what's happened to the Earth?
->'''Ford:''' It's been demolished.
->'''Arthur:''' Has it.
->'''Ford:''' Yes. It just boiled away into space.
->'''Arthur:''' Look, I'm a bit upset about that.
-->-- ''Radio/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' radio series

->''"I am supposed to call for help, if I run into trouble I can't handle on my own. Being captured by the Volturi and likely to be [[PersonAsVerb Chelseaed]] at any moment seemed like it might be that sort of trouble."''
-->-- '''Elspeth''', Fanfic/{{Luminosity}}

->''"Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed, but I do say no more than 10 to 20 million killed, tops."''
-->-- '''General Buck Turgidson''', ''Film/DrStrangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb''

->'''Enemy Agent:''' You killed two of my men.\\
'''Hetty:''' It was an overreaction.
-->-- '''Series/NCISLosAngeles'''

->''"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. [[OhCrap All four engines have stopped]]. We are doing our damnedest to get them going again. [[StiffUpperLip I trust you are not in too much distress]]."''
-->-- '''British Airways pilot''', [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_9 after flying through a cloud of volcanic ash.]]

->''"UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler was a very naughty man."''
-->-- '''Educational Video''', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''

->''"Collecting customs duties in America had not been one of Britain's glorious successes in the eighteenth century."''
-->-- '''Robert Middlekauf''', ''The Glorious Cause: the American Revolution 1763-1789''

->''"The above proposition is occasionally useful."''
-->- '''A.N. Whitehead''' and '''Bertrand Russell''', ''Principia Mathematica'', on their proof that 1 + 1 = 2.

->''"Stalin's policies, including the murder of millions of his fellow countrymen, were not universally beloved."''
-->-- {{Gurps}}, ''Cliffhangers''

->''[loud explosion is faintly heard over background static]''\\
'''Lovell:''' ''[as if reporting an odd sensor reading]'' Okay, uh, Houston? ''[[[{{Beat}} ...]]]'' I believe we've had a problem here.\\
''[[DramaticPause [several seconds of silence]]]''\\
'''Mission Control''': [[FlatWhat This is Houston, say again please.]]\\
'''Lovell:''' Houston, we've had a problem.
-->-- '''James A. Lovell''', Commander of [[{{Film/Apollo13}} Apollo 13]][[note]][[RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic Intentionally misquoted in the film]][[/note]]

->''"He chose...poorly."''
-->-- '''The Grail Knight''', ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''

->''"My parents died... in a fire."''
-->-- '''Kara Zor-El''', [[EarthShatteringKaboom last survivor of Krypton]], ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}''