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"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead."

He's got your number now
He knows just what you've done
You got no place to hide
You got nowhere to run
He knows your life of crime
I think it's suppertime!
Audrey II, Little Shop of Horrors

Selina Kyle: OK, go ahead. Intimidate me. Bully me, if it'll make you feel big. I mean, it's not like you can just kill me.
Max Shreck:'s a lot like that.

Lucille: there's no need to kill him.
Death Squad Leader: Yes there is, ma'am...once he's told us who else he's spoken to.
Lucille: What? [is machine-gunned by the Death Squad Leader]

"All this, because your wife stuck her nose into things that were none of her business."
Nicole Horne, from Max Payne.

Narrator: They knew too much.
Keanu Reeves: We know too much!
Narrator: They went too far.
Keanu Reeves: We went too far!
Narrator: ...Those are my lines.
Keanu Reeves: Those are his lines!
Pablo Francisco, from his stand-up comedy

"You really are a smart man Lieutenant Colonel. Did you ever think that would be the cause of your death?"
Envy from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

"He knew Johnny's name and
He spoke it out loud
Now Charlie the barman
Has got him a shroud."
Narrator in the Doctor Who story "The Gunfighters"

"I'm sorry I can't raise you, my friend, but the exact details here need to remain between me and our god. I just thank the Dark One that I didn't need to execute you myself."

"The more that you know, the shorter your life will be."
Electra, Cowboy Bebop: Knocking On Heaven's Door

"So now ya know. But ya won't live to tell the tale..."
Stranger,Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath

"First rule of assassination: Kill the assassins."

"I guess now you know too much and that kinda naturally leads to killing."

Waternoose: This has gone far enough, James!
Sulley: She's home now! Just leave her alone!
Waternoose: I can't do that! She's seen too much! You both have!

Dead men tell no tales.

There is a story, sweetling. You will hear it on the lips of a drunken sailor or fisherman or the disgraced captain of an oil tanker. This story will be hard to find, but can be heard in any port in the world. The details change, but always there will be a floating city, hidden by magic, travelling the seas of the world as a leviathan ghost. Always, the intoxicated tongue will mutter, "Purple." A day or a week later, the storyteller will go missing, never to be seen again.
The Buzzing, The Secret World

Three months after the transcription staff arrived, Patrick convinced one of the aides assigned to the floor to steal one of the many notebooks they fill. A week after the aide succeeded, he was found raped and murdered in his bed. The notebook, which Patrick had hidden in a small safe in her home, was retrieved, and a note was left in its place with with just two words on it: "No peeking."

Raiden: So grease the gears with some innocent blood, is that it?
Senator Steven Armstrong: Relax, Jack. It's a "war on terror." We're not out to kill civilians. Extremists. Lawless gangs. Madmen. Of course, that would have to include you. Wouldn't want any eyewitness reports complicating the message.

Tyekanik: Sardaukar do not reveal secrets.
Princesss Wensicia: Neither do dead men.

On the cover of the file was stenciled WILDFIRE, and underneath, an ominous note:
Examination by unauthorized persons is a criminal offense punishable by fines and imprisonment up to 20 years and $20,000.
When Leavitt gave him the file, Hall had read the note and whistled.
"Don't you believe it," Leavitt said.
"Just a scare?"
"Scare, hell," Leavitt said. "If the wrong man reads this file, he just disappears."

So... Lamb broke out, and she's coming back. Wow. Okay. Didn't see that coming, but... okay. That is gonna be... what am I gonna do!? And I... I've heard some of these - a lot of these people down here - talking. Some of them I know saw the thing with Eleanor, and who knows who knows what. You can't just stop, you know, a whole... cult... from, from talking, can you? Maybe you can.
Yeah... Maybe you can.
Stanley Poole, Bioshock 2

Most who seek the Inquisition’s past go a lifetime without proof, and those that do uncover evidence have a tendency to disappear. Some attract an Inquisitor’s attention, their skills deemed suitable for advancing the Inquisition’s goals. Most simply perish, their lifeless bodies later discovered in situations so damning as to call their character into question.
The Inquisition watch over the Imperium – they do not care to be watched in return.
Warhammer 40,000: Codex - Inquisition


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