[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

->'''Kaiba:''' So you've got a dweeb army. Am I supposed to be scared to attack?\\
'''Dartz:''' ''(smirking)'' Well, only if destroying an innocent soul ''concerns'' you.\\
'''Kaiba:''' ''(smirkier)'' Naaah. As the President of a major corporation, [[ButForMeItWasTuesday I have to do that every day.]]
-->-- ''Anime/YuGiOh'', "Waking the Dragons" arc


[[folder:Comic books]]

->''"I hear you're a ''conspiracy nut''. Well, '''this''' is the conspiracy, kid. It ain't ancient gods an' aliens an' coded shit on the dollar bill. It ain't even a secret. It's somethin' ordinary folks do for a livin', every day of the week. It's '''business'''."''
-->-- '''The Legend''', ''ComicBook/TheBoys'' #19


[[folder:Film -- Live-action]]

->''"Maniacal laugh. Maniacal laugh."''
-->--'''Tex Richman''', ''Film/TheMuppets''

->''"You make history, I make '''[[OnlyInItForTheMoney money.]]'''"''
-->-- '''Steven Jacobs''', ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes''

->'''Mr. Elkenberry:''' I didn't inherit money like you did. I started with nothing. And yet I was a millionaire by the time I was 18. Anyone stood in my way, they got ''hurt.'' When I was 11 years old, I killed a man.\\
'''Arthur:''' Well, when you're 11, you [[GallowsHumor probably don't even know there's a law against that!]]
-->--''{{Film/Arthur}}'' (1981)

->''"You know, Burke, [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters I don't know which species is worse.]] You don't see'' them ''fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage."''
-->-- '''Ripley''', ''Film/{{Aliens}}''

->'''Max Shrek:''' "Power ''surplus''"? Bruce, shame on you. No such thing. One can never have too much power. If my life has a meaning, that's the meaning.\\
'''Bruce Wayne:''' Yeah. Well. I'm gonna fight you on this. And I've already spoken to the Mayor, and we see eye-to-eye, so--\\
'''Max Shrek:''' Mayors come and go. Bluebloods tire easy.

->''"Killing the indigenous looks bad, but the only thing the shareholders hate more than bad press is a bad quarterly statement."''
-->-- '''Parker Selfridge''', ''Film/{{Avatar}}''

->'''[[UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch Elliot Carver]]''': Mr. Jones, are we ready to release our new software?\\
'''Jones''': Yes, sir. As requested, [[ObviousBeta it's full of bugs, which means people will be forced to upgrade for years]].\\
'''Elliot Carver''': Outstanding! Mr. Wallace, call the President. Tell him if he doesn't sign the bill lowering the cable rates, we will release the video of [[{{Blackmail}} him with the cheerleader in the Chicago motel room.]]\\
'''Mr. Wallace''': Inspired, sir.\\
'''Elliot Carver''': And after he signs the bill, [[ILied release the tape anyway]].\\
'''Mr. Wallace''': Consider him slimed.
-->-- ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''

->''"People wanna live like this, in their cars and big fuckin' houses they can't even pay for -- then you're necessary. The only reason that they all get to continue living like kings is cause we got our fingers on the scales in their favor. I take my hand off and then the whole world gets [[TheSocialDarwinist really fuckin' fair really fuckin' quickly]], and nobody actually wants that. They say they do, but they don't. They want what we have to give them, but they also wanna, you know, play innocent and pretend they have no idea where it came from. Well, that's more hypocrisy than I'm willing to swallow, so fuck 'em. Fuck normal people."''
-->--'''Will Emerson''', ''Film/MarginCall''

->'''Bartleby''': You are responsible for raising an icon which draws worship from the Lord. You have broken the first commandment. Not only that, I'm afraid not a-one of you passes for a decent human being. Your continued existence is a mockery of morality. Like you, Mr. Burton. Last year, you cheated on your wife of seventeen years eight times. You even had sex with her best friend while you were supposed to be home watching the kids.\\
'''Loki''': ''(gives two thumbs up)'' In the bed that you and your wife share, no less!\\
'''Bartleby''': Mr. Newman: you got your girlfriend drunk at last year's Christmas party and then paid a kid from the mail room to have sex with her -- while she was passed out -- just so you could break up with her guilt-free when she sobbingly confessed in the morning. (She, uh, killed herself three months later.) Mr. Brace disowned his gay son! Very compassionate, Mr. Brace. Mr. Ray put his mother in a third-rate nursing home and then used the profits from the sale of ''her'' home... to buy an oriental rug for himself. [[AndThatsTerrible Heavens]]. Mr. Barker flew to Thailand on the company account to have sex with an eleven-year-old boy. Mr. Holtzman OK'ed the production of Mooby Dolls from materials he knew to be toxic and unsafe, because it was, '''''[[Series/FamilyFeud SURVEY SAYS...!]]''''' Less costly.
-->-- Two archangels preparing to execute the board of [[Creator/{{Disney}} Dis]]--er, "[[BlandNameProduct Mooby]]", ''Film/{{Dogma}}''

->'''Beckett:''' People are what they love, Jack, and what they love is ''cargo''. They love spices, and linens, and silks, and plantains. And as long as it is delivered on time and in sufficient supply, then they are content to be nothing more than figures on a ledger. You're a clever man, Jack. You know I'm right.\\
'''Captain Jack Sparrow:''' If you're offering me a seat on the board, [[EveryoneHasStandards I am neither depraved enough nor drunk enough to accept.]]
-->-- ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd'' (deleted scene)


[[folder:Film -- Animated]]

->''So I'm biggering my company\\
I'm biggering my factory\\
I'm biggering my corporate sign\\
Everybody out there, take care of yours and me?\\
I'll take care of mine, mine, mine, mine, mine!\\
(Shake that bottom line)\\
Let me hear you say 'smogulous smoke'\\
(smogulous smoke)\\
Schloppity schlop\\
(schloppity schlop)\\
Complain all you want, it's never ever, ever, ever gonna stop''
-->--'''The Once-ler''', ''[[VillainSong How Bad Can I Be?]]'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax''

->'''Bob Parr:''' Are you saying that we shouldn't help our customers?\\
'''Gilbert Huph:''' [[CouldSayItBut The law]] ''requires'' that I answer "no."
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''



->''"After all, what could a master criminal buy? There was a shortage of [[SupervillainLair seaside properties with real lava flows]] near a reliable source of piranhas, and the world sure as hell didn't need another Dark Lord, not with Gilt doing so well. Gilt didn’t need a tower with ten thousand trolls camped outside. He just needed a ledger and a sharp mind. It worked better, was cheaper and he could go out and party at night."''
-->-- ''Discworld/GoingPostal'' gives us the obligatory '''Pratchett''' quote

->''"I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who [[AffablyEvil do not need to raise their voices]]. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern."''
--> -- ''Literature/{{The Screwtape Letters}}'' (preface)

->Everyone remembers the eighties tycoons, and I was typical of the breed, right down to the [[TrophyWife ex-hostie second wife]] with the tanned skin, white clothes and chunky jewellery, and a [[SpoiledBrat hopelessly spoiled daughter]] to boot, the aforementioned Rhonda. There was only one golden rule to understand, and it was this - the larger the debt, the safer you were. If you owed a bank a hundred grand, say, and you couldn't pay it back, then the bank would shut you down in an instant. But if you owed a bank a hundred ''million,'' and couldn't pay it back, then the bank itself was in danger and so would do absolutely everything to keep you afloat, including throwing more money at you. And not only banks - state governments would jump in, too. Because if you folded and the bank folded, then that was a crisis and people lost jobs and [=MPs=] lost votes. So you couldn't go wrong. Debts got shuffled and hidden, annual reports got fudged, shareholders got deluded and ripped off, and the [[TheHedonist long lunches got longer and drunker and ever more desperate]].
-->--''Underground,'' by Andrew [=McGahan=]


[[folder:Live-action TV]]

->''"My ''God!'' ISO 9001 Certification is a license to kill!"''
-->-- '''Tom Servo''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000: Film/TimeChasers''

->''"This isn't Wall Street, [[EvenEvilHasStandards this is Hell!]] ''We'' have a little something called "integrity.""''
-->--'''Crowley''', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''

->'''Linsdey''': I'm sorry, we only accept a certain ''class'' of clientele.\\
'''Angel''': I'm sure I've killed enough people to qualify.
-->--''{{Series/Angel}}'', "Blind Date"

->'''Earl:''' I think you're missing the point, sir. The world may be '''[[ApocalypseHow coming to an end!]]'''\\
'''Richfield:''' Well, that's a ''fourth'' quarter problem.

->'''President''': Of course, the irony is while you've been closing plants here in the west, you've been building them in the east. So if the unemployed were sent to the eastern labour camps, a great many of them would be working for you again, only this time without payment.\\
'''Morgus''': ''(innocently)'' [[TheChessmaster I hadn't thought of that.]]\\
'''President:''' Of course you hadn't.
-->--''Series/DoctorWho'', [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS21E6TheCavesOfAndrozani}} "The Caves of Androzani"]]

->Give a man a gun and he'll rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he'll rob the world
-->--'''Tyrell Wellick''', ''Series/MrRobot''



->''I built a little empire out of some crazy garbage\\
Called the blood of the exploited working class\\
But they've overcome their shyness\\
Now they're calling me Your Highness\\
And the world screams "Kiss me, son of God!"''
-->-- '''Music/TheyMightBeGiants''', "Kiss Me, Son of God"

->''You can wheel and deal the best of them\\
Steal it from the rest of them\\
You know the score\\
Their ethics are a bore..."''
-->-- '''Music/RayStevens''',"Mr. Businessman"

->''There's a man going around in the town\\
Spreading lies\\
He's the bad businessman\\
Does his business while he can\\
He just does his business bad''
-->-- ''Squirrel Nut Zippers'' - ''Bad Businessman''

->''"The markets are free! So much money for me! Tell me, why should I care for peace and love?!"''
-->-- '''Pig With The Face Of A Boy''', ''Soviet Tetris''


[[folder:Newspaper comics]]

->'''Asok''': Wally, I've discovered a deadly security flaw in our product. Who should I inform?\\
'''Wally''': No one. The stock market would plunge. We'd have massive layoffs. Your career will be ruined.\\
'''Asok''': But my negligence could cause the death of a dozen customers.\\
'''Wally''': [[ItGetsEasier The first dozen is always the hardest]].
-->-- ''{{ComicStrip/Dilbert}}''


[[folder:Professional wrestling]]

->''"I prey on the innocent. It's how I made my fortune, and, quite frankly, [[ForTheEvulz it's fun]]."''
-->-- '''Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield''', ''Wrestling/{{WWE}} Monday Night Raw''


[[folder:Tabletop games]]

->''"We chase and shout after the man who steals your basket of eggs. The wiser thief is the man who manipulates us into buying goods we need at his shop and overcharges us a copper piece every time he can. He takes much more from us all, without ever having to run anywhere or suffer our anger. Indeed, sometimes we praise him for providing what we want or need, and never look past his welcoming smile."''
-->--'''[[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms Storm Silverhand]]''', [[http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/rl/20050713a addressing]] young [[HeroSecretService Harpers]].

->The cost of the fine is always less than the cost of compliance.
-->--The motto of every [[ToxicInc Endron]] executive, ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse - Subsidiaries: A Guide To Pentex''




[[folder: Meanwhile the four ugly corporation directors were having a wonderful time. They were running the company all over the place. Twice a day they watered the stock, to keep it fresh. And every Saturday they took a long pair of garden shears and trimmed the dividend. All in all, you would not find a nicer bunch of fellows outside of a police line-up. ]]

-->-- '''The Narrator''', ''Theatre/TheSolidGoldCadillac''

->''"There are so many things I remember\\
From the deeply revered days of old\\
When living was gentle and gracious\\
And [[HobbesWasRight working folk did as they're told.]]\\\
They were wonderful days, I remember,\\
When a feller could live like a king;\\
And children were working in coal mines\\
And life was a beautiful thing.\\\
But the fortunes of mankind are changing;\\
Things aren't what they were anymore;\\
And although I'm in no way complaining,\\
[[OhMyGods By Harris and Tweed]], I preferred it before."''
-->-- '''Cocky''', ''The Roar of the Greasepaint--The Smell of the Crowd'', "Things to Remember" (reprise)

->''"I've spent a lifetime building this company, paying off the police, bribing the political elite, and snuffing out popular resistance as if it were a naughty baby bunny in the palm of my hand. My right hand. I've centralized all power to a pinpoint spot--right here! Between these two ears! And I'm not going to allow some dreamy-eyed boy who can't remember the Stink Years to ruin all that!"''
-->-- '''Caldwell B. Cladwell''', ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}''


[[folder:Video Games]]

->''"The unfiltered starlight from the lovely constellations above is full of deadly radiation! Help yourself to our complimentary SPF 3000 starblock. And by 'complimentary', I mean 'quite expensive'."''
-->-- '''Dr. Eggman''', via the PA system, ''VideoGame/SonicColors''

->''"New York disappeared behind a veil of snow. I had crossed the threshold. This was her domain. Sleek and sexy and souless, all glass and steel. A place of color-coded security keycards, metal detectors and surveillance systems. Colder than a walk-in fridge...Cold as a gun."''

->''"In compliance with the business plan drafted by Star Dream, effective today, you are... '''[[DeadlyEuphemism terminated!]]'''"''
-->--'''Max Profitt Haltmann''', ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot''


[[folder:Web Animation]]

->''"Weyland-Yutani now of the opinion that an uncontrollable biological weapon that reliably wipes out their science teams en masse is totally worth ''[[StupidEvil openly declaring war on their own country's military]]'' for. Christ knows how Weyland-Yutani spent their time before the Aliens were discovered; probably [[MoneyToBurn threw children on piles of burning money.]]"''
-->-- '''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''VideoGame/AliensColonialMarines''

->''Cheap labor, dangerous working conditions, doing whatever it takes to destroy the competition... Jacques Schnee doesn't care about people. He cares about winning.''
-->--'''Qrow''', ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', ''World of Remnant: Schnee Dust Company''



->'''Ansem:''' ''We need to kick off 2009 with a bang. Something that will remind people how evil FOX truly is. I mean something that would make [[Literature/LordOfTheRings Sauron]] jealous. Just pure evil.''\\
[Cut to a courtroom]\\
'''Judge:''' ''I hereby award the rights to ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' to FOX studios.''

->'''Florence''': So you're saying we should go to the company C.E.O. and appeal to his generosity and nobility instead of his greed?\\
'''Sawtooth''': [-Psst. Florence. Go with the greed.-]
-->-- ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff800/fv00719.htm here]].

-->'''Wallace:''' Manny! Have you been causing trouble for [[TheMedic Annie]] ''again?!?''\\
'''Manny:''' ...Oh... Hello, Wallace...\\
'''Wallace:''' And I thought [[IHatePastMe my former self]] was a nasty piece of work... How could you have fallen so far from grace?!? [[note]]Wallace Green used to try to kill Annie on a regular basis, much like Manny does now - except that Wallace was motivated by a desire for revenge against Annie for nearly ruining his casino business. As for how she ruined it? One day, when the Dastardly Pack was chasing her, she tried to take refuge inside Wallace's casino. Unfortunately, the door wasn't built to withstand several hundred coyotes flinging themselves at it, and the Dastardly Pack broke in and began chasing Annie all over the casino. During the chase, a ''very'' large mess was made, and Wallace tried to put an end to the chaos by blasting Annie with a shotgun - of course, he missed every single time. Needless to say, this scared the living daylights out of everyone at the casino, and Wallace lost most of his customers. Wallace was quite upset about this, and resolved to destroy the vixen who had nearly ruined him. By the time he actually made his move, though, Annie had not only joined the Heroes' League, she'd also been reunited with all of her siblings, and Cassandra, Tails, and Luigifan were able to rescue Annie from him and drive him off. Wallace made several attempts on Annie's life after that, but the Heroes' League thwarted all of them. His final murder attempt backfired horribly, and by the time Tails rescued Annie from Wallace's deathtrap, Wallace wound up about to fall into it himself. Despite Tails's protests, Annie immediately came to Wallace's rescue and pulled him up to safety. Wallace was so moved by Annie's selfless action that he promptly apologized for all the trouble he'd caused for Annie and her friends (and accepted Annie's apology for what she did to his casino), and quickly changed his selfish ways. Wallace is now a prominent philanthropist and stalwart ally of the Heroes' League.[[/note]]\\
'''Manny:''' You know [[SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids what I think of idealism]], Wallace.\\
'''Wallace:''' That's funny, I remember you going to great lengths to clean up the messes I made when I was young and selfish...\\
'''Manny:''' That's because ''I'' was young and foolish!!!\\
'''Wallace:''' ...No. I was the one who was foolish when I was younger. I thought the world was a cold, cruel place, and that being cold and cruel was the only way to survive-\\
'''Manny:''' And you were ''absolutely right!'' It took several years of having my good deeds shot down and trampled for me to realize the truth! And you let yourself get filled up with ''stupid'' ideals like '''hope''', '''charity''', '''''kindness''''', and '''''love'''''... Just because of that ''vixen?!?''\\
'''Wallace:''' She saved my life, Manny. And right after I'd tried to kill her, too... Tails was actually trying to warn her not to do it - he thought I'd just try to kill her again! But she went and saved me anyway... And speaking of which, hasn't she saved your life a few times before, too? And yet you went and tried to hurl her off that cliff anyways!\\
'''Manny:''' Heh heh heh... Yes... Annie's quite naïve, isn't she? Always trying to see the good in everyone... She's an idiot and a fool, but most of all, she's an obstacle to the dominance of Pharmacorp! And therefore... I ''will'' destroy her.\\
'''Wallace:''' You disgust me!
-->--An argument between two corporate executives on opposite ends of the morality scale (who also happen to be brothers, and who both started with opposite alignments), during the [[http://comments.deviantart.com/1/178393546/2585169536 "It's a PDGM" roleplay]] of ''WebComic/WhiteDarkLife''[[note]]Note that Annie, Tails, and Luigifan are listening to this entire conversation, and are ''not'' amused by Manny at ''all''.[[/note]]


[[folder:Web Original]]

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-->--Also '''''Urban Dictionary'''''

->''culture:'' Some bullshit that corporations like to throw around to pretend not to be either evil or incompetent. Either that or they are just blindly copying other corporations lead in {{newspeak}}...This culture Bullshit is brought to you by the same people that decided employees are associates.
-->--'''''Urban Dictionary''''' again

->''[[http://www.theonion.com/articles/layoffs-are-necessary-if-we-want-to-keep-the-light,26250/ 'Layoffs Are Necessary If We Want To Keep The Lights On,' Says CEO Halfway Through Tasting Menu]]''
-->-- '''''Website/TheOnion'''''

->''"If corporations are people then why can't I punch one in the fucking face?"''
-->--'''Eric Gloria Ryan''', ''[[http://jezebel.com/why-women-arent-people-but-corporations-are-1598061808 Jezebel]]''

->''"Hello and welcome to the corporate announcements for Kakos Industries. As you may know by now, I am Corin Deeth III, taking over for my recently deceased Grandfather as CEO. Here at Kakos Industries, we pride ourselves on being able to provide you, the shareholder, with healthy profits gathered from helping businesses around the world to Do Evil Better."''
-->--'''Corin Deeth III''', ''Podcast/KakosIndustries''


[[folder:Web video]]

->''"I wonder if the CEO just [[MoneyFetish rubs himself with money.]]"''
-->-- '''Gordon Freeman''', ''Machinima/FreemansMind''

->''"I know this is supposed to be an evil corporation, but having [[MadeOfEvil actual pure, elemental evil]] lying around seems to be slight overkill."''
-->-- '''Evil Tim''', ''LetsPlay VideoGame/{{Shinobi}}'', [[http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-1253168287786355779&hl=en-GB# Stage 6-A]]


[[folder:Western animation]]

->''A toast, Java - to unbridled capitalism!''
-->-- '''Simon Stagg''', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', "Metamorphosis"

->'''Lex Luthor / Brainiac:''' I'm about to get everything I ever wanted. Power! Ultimate knowledge! Immortality!\\
'''Superman:''' And you'll destroy the Earth to get it?\\
'''Luthor:''' It's ''business'', Superman. There are always trade-offs.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'', "Divided We Fall"

->''I'd do it in a minute\\
If I could write off your murder\\
I'd save all of my receipts\\
Because I'd rather you be dead\\
Than lose a tiny shred of what I made this fiscal year\\
I'd rather you be dead than ponder parting with my second home\\
I'd rather you be dead than consider not opening a restaurant\\
I'd rather you be dead''
-->-- '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktEFOpny0S0 Dethharmonic]]''', ''{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}}''

->''"Family, religion, friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business."''
-->-- '''Charles Montgomery Burns''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

-> '''Ed Wuncler I:''' "I admire entrepreneurship in young people!"\\
'''Huey Freeman:''' "You mean like them 12-year-old girls that work in your sweatshops in Indonesia?"\\
'''Ed Wuncler I:''' "That's right, every morning I wake up and put one foot on the ground, and the other up the ass of a 12-year-old Indonesian girl."
-->-- '''Ed Wuncler I''', ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' ("The Block Is Hot")


[[folder:Real life]]

->''"A [[TheScrooge Scrooge]]-like character, Zack now owns Bayside High, which has been turned into a bracelet factory, presumably with the kind of intensive child labour that would make even {{Creator/Apple}} wince a little."''
-->--'''Stuart Millard''' on ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' ("The Friendship Business"), ''So Excited, So Scared''

->''"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."''

->''"Given the nature of free-market capitalism—where the rule is to rise to the top at all costs—is it possible to have a financial industry hero? And by the way, this is not a pop-culture trend we're talking about. There aren't many financial heroes in literature, theater or cinema."''
-->--'''Martin Scorsese'''