->''"I don't get it. Little bit of fine tuning, you could have made a good paycheck, selling that to China, Iran... or go black market. You look like you've got friends in low places. Why [[RevengeBeforeReason throw it away on me?"]]''
-->-- '''Tony Stark''' (discussing Ivan Vanko's own arc reactor), ''Film/IronMan2''

->"It's not about ''making'' money, it's about ''taking'' money."
-->-- '''Dr. Horrible''', ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''

->''"Dr. Evil, I spent 30 years of my life turning this two-bit evil empire into a world class multinational. I was going to have a cover story with ''Forbes''. But you, like an idiot, want to [[TakeOverTheWorld take over the world]]. And you don't realize there '''is''' no 'world' anymore! [[PrivatelyOwnedSociety It's only corporations!]]"''
-->-- '''Number Two''', ''Film/AustinPowers: International Man Of Mystery''

->''"What I mean to say is: a ruthless drive for conquest could be channeled into more productive endeavors. You could work for Microsoft instead."''
-->-- '''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'''

->"We evil magicians have to make a living too."
-->-- '''Professor Hinkle''', ''FrostyTheSnowman''

->"I can rekindle the life in a corpse... I can raise the dead, but I can't make a buck!"
-->-- '''[[AerithAndBob Vincent]], [[ThirteenIsUnlucky 13th]] [[MadScientist baron]] von Franchise/{{Frankenstein}}''', ''Sweet Chastity''

->"I'm sure your next question is: 'Lex, fine. What are you gonna do with a hundred billion dollars?' Well, it's simple. I'm going to use it... to ''kill Superman''.\\
I mean, c'mon, right? I'm ''Lex Luthor.'' It's what I ''do''."
-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor''', [[http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/f26c4046b0/lex-luthor-bailout-with-jon-hamm asking for a government bailout]]

->"All you care about is ''money''. This town deserves a better class of criminal, and I'm going to give it to them. [...] It's not ''about'' money... it's about sending a message. Everything burns!"
-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

->"Seriously, imagine if you took all this cool stuff you do and applied it to something that ''wasn't'' stupid."
-->-- '''Spider-Man''', ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan''

->'''Luthor:''' I could have saved the world if it weren't for you!\\
'''Superman:''' ''(punching him out)'' [[YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood You could have saved the world years ago]] if it ''mattered'' to you, Luthor.
-->-- ''ComicBook/AllStarSuperman''

->'''Farnsworth:''' This is my latest invention; a device that lets anyone sound exactly like me!\\
'''Dwight:''' What's this device's marketability? Who's the target consumer?\\
'''Farnsworth:''' There is no target consumer! Only ''targets''. Targets that will tremble in fear as their new master hands down edicts in my glorious, booming voice!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

->"But... instead of robbing banks, why didn't he just market and sell his '''incredibly sophisticated robot?'''"
-->-- '''Brenda''', ''BlueBeetle''

->Then let's go with your scenario. ''You'' win. What do you get? A huge portion of the Virginia shoreline slides into the ocean. An act of terrorism-for-profit that'll put every human and metahuman agent and agency on your trail for the rest of your natural life. And pray mercy on your ''after''life if you happen to kill anyone near and dear to Fate, Zatanna, or... so you see my point. How about hearing my counter-proposal? I can put you in contact with a major U.S. corporation that will co-patent this device with you. They're Gotham-based, so the post-No Man's Land investor incentives mean a healthy tax bonus. Your device is used in perpetuity for beach reclamation and you cash a fat check for waking up every morning. Yes, much better than another Flash-bash. Which... [[SarcasmMode yes, Wizard, I'm sure you would win this time]]... Fine. Your Gotham City contact will email you tomorrow.
-->-- Franchise/{{Batman}} to the [[TheFlash Weather Wizard]], ''JLA: Welcome to the Working Week''

->"If only you'd [[BrilliantButLazy put your mind to something useful]]. You're like Lex Luthor!"
-->-- '''[[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Jerry Seinfeld]] to Kramer'''

->"Oh, I'm real. Real enough to defeat you! And I did it without your precious gifts, your oh-so-special powers. I'll give them heroics. I'll give them the most spectacular heroics the world has ever seen! And when I'm old and I've had my fun, I'll sell my inventions so that ''everyone'' can have powers. Everyone can be super! And when everyone's super.. [[[EvilLaugh chuckles evilly]]] - '''no one''' will be.
-->-- The (somewhat) GenreSavvy '''Syndrome''' in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.

->Look, I'm just sayin', if you've invented the anti-gravity machine, why blackmail France for 100 mil to [[MonumentalDamage keep the Eiffel Tower from flying into orbit]]?
->That's ''chicken feed'' compared to what you could make selling ''the best damned bra ever invented!''
-->-- ''MinionsAtWork'' [[http://www.minionsatwork.com/2012/04/minions-317-anti-gravity.html #317]].

->''You have knowledge enough to remedy every ill facing this world, yet you squander it to fuel your own ambition!''
-->-- '''Naja''', VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction

->''"I never believed the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks original]] Luthor. Every story would begin with him breaking out of prison, finding some giant robot in an old lab he hid somewhere, and then he'd be defeated. My view was [[FridgeLogic if he could afford all those labs and giant robots he wouldn't need to rob banks]].''"
-->-- '''[[http://www.supermanhomepage.com/comics/interviews/interviews-intro.php?topic=c-interview_wolfman1 Marv Wolfman]]'''

->''Do you remember what the villains from ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|AndThePlaneteers}}'' were like, how they'd steal an oil tanker and deliberately run it smack into a beach to teach all the sea lions [[ForTheEvulz a lesson in complacency?]] Do you remember wondering why they didn't just '''sell''' the oil at huge profits and not have to get beaten up by a big blue man in little red pants?''
-->-- '''Ben "[[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Yahtzee]]" Croshaw'''

->''"[[TheFlintstones Barney and Fred]] are extremely close. They share the same job, hobbies, and circle of friends. When Fred finally hits Wilma too hard, Barney is the one who'll help make it [[CutHimselfShaving look like a footmobile accident.]] If this is some cereal they can't get in stores, there is no way Fred knows some [[GRatedDrug secret cereal dealer]] that Barney doesn't. And it can't possibly be financially related. Not only do they get the same paycheck, most of Barney's schemes cost magnitudes more than a box of sugar rice puffs. He once hired five ninjas and a hot air balloon to steal one serving of Pebbles. It's a risky thing, telling five professional murderers that their share of a heist is 16% of a bowl of soggy cereal..."''
-->--'''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}''', [[http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/articles/5-most-pointlessly-strange-ad-campaigns "5 Most Pointlessly Strange Ad Campaigns"]]

->"What? A single world's fair refuses to put on an exhibition of my scientific discoveries? How dare they! I'm going to ransom them for a billion dollars and kill them all if they refuse as opposed to simply patenting my wonderful technologies and making billions!" Yeah, I think this is a prime example of why the writers decided making Luthor an evil business genius made more sense than keeping him as a mad scientist. Quite frankly, being a supervillain with this much intelligence and ability is just...dumb.
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]''', mocking Lex Luthor in the crossover between Superman, Wonder Woman and the TRS-80 Whiz Kids

->''This is a pretty sensible plan. It's far less extreme than say, patenting the device, and getting a business loan, and selling the thing legitimately. And it's far easier than [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim just shooting Batman]], and then taking off his mask.''
-->-- '''[[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Batman_Forever_1995.aspx?Page=9 The Agony Booth]]''', on ''Film/BatmanForever''

->''"Why does Donovan even need to sell these sunglasses? It's not like he needs the money. He owns a tropical island and runs a tournament in which he just gives away ten million dollars a year and [[ThePornomancer surrounds himself with hot chicks every single day of his life]]. Does that sound like a guy who needs to sell fucking ''sunglasses''? ...Hell, why even bother with all the subterfuge and the fake tournament thing? If you really wanna get fighting data from martial artists, you could always, I dunno, [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot tell the truth]]. Just offer to pay the world's greatest martial artists a million dollars to come to your island, get an injection, and spar with each other all day. I mean, is anyone even likely to care? At that point it's not even illegal, just patent the shit and sell it at Best Buy. You don't need to be a fucking supervillain about this."''
-->-- '''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]]''' on [[BigBad Victor Donovan's]] plan in ''Film/DOADeadOrAlive''

->''"The Hood (BenKingsley) gets Jeff and his children trapped in space so he can hopefully use the Thunderbirds to rob a bank. Yeah, just rob a bank. The Hood does seem to lack a healthy imagination."''
-->-- '''Miles Antwiler''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/thunderbirds-2004-jonathan-frakes/ on]] ''{{Film/Thunderbirds}}'' (2004)

-> ''"Gee, boss, if we'd invented the technology to make a giant robot bear, why didn't we patent it and all become billionaires?"'' \\
''"You know, Lefty, I never thought of that."''
-->-- A comment on [[http://bullyscomics.blogspot.com/2013/06/bear-attack-month-day-12-manhunters.html Bully Says: Comics Oughta Be Fun]]

->''"So we're looking for people rich and evil enough to fund a high-tech jungle plane hijacking, but too dumb to realize that they could just buy their own [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] plane."''
-->-- '''Jon Stewart''' on Malaysia Airline conspiracies, ''Series/TheDailyShow''