-> ''"Don't you get it? I'm trying to save this hell of a place. Not 'cause I like it, but 'cause I'm trying to save me own skin."''
--> -- Cyrus Crabbe, ''Literature/{{Dinotopia}}'' TV movie

-> ''"You don't destroy the world you're going to conquer!"''
--> -- Jinnai, ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld''

->'''Spike:''' I want to save the world.
->'''Buffy:''' You do remember that you're a vampire, right?
->'''Spike:''' We like to talk big. Vampires do. "I'm going to destroy the world." That's just tough guy talk. Strutting around with your friends over a pint of blood. The truth is, I like this world. You've got... dog racing, Manchester United. And you've got people, [[WarmBloodbagsAreEverywhere billions of people walking around like Happy Meals with legs]]. It's all right here. But then someone comes along with a vision. With a real... [[OmnicidalManiac passion for destruction]]. Angel could pull it off. Goodbye, Picadilly. Farewell, Leicester Bloody Square. You know what I'm saying?
-->-- ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''

->''"Let me assure you, I do ''not'' wish to destroy the world. That's where all the best slaughter takes place, you know."''
-->-- '''Charnel''', ''VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}''

->''"There is no profit to be made in the world's destruction. It is... bad for business."''
-->-- '''Kingpin''', ''[[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries Spider-Man]]''

->''"Listen up! You're saying the kingdom will vanish? NOT TODAY! THIS KINGDOM IS ALL MINE! SO YOU VANISH!"''
-->-- '''[[VillainProtagonist Bowser]]''', ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory''

->''"I deal in ''purity'', Movran. [[DealWithTheDevil Demonic bargains]] are so... worldly. The Abyss doesn't care if you deal in handshakes or rape ... It's a means, not an end. Demons mire people in the here and now. They aren't my friends."''
-->-- '''[[OmnicidalManiac Angrboda]]''', ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening''