-> ''[[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!\\

->''"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.
-->-[[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 unpleasent.
-->-- ''[[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''', ''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''

-> 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 volanic 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]]