I’m only a rough fellow, who hasn’t, perhaps, lived as a man should to win such distinction, but I swear to you by all that I hold sacred and dear that, should the time ever come, I shall not flinch from the duty that you have set us.

– Bram Stoker

Dracula, Chapter 25. Quincey Morris is the first to agree to Mina’s request to the others to kill her by putting a stake through her heart and cutting off her head when she becomes a vampire and is "dead in the flesh."