->However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.
-->-- ''Literature/TheArtOfWar''

->Hiya, Joker. If you're playin' this tape, you've probably figured out you've been had. Yeah, I left you some cash, but only ten million - which, knowing you, you've already blown. All the other stuff, the money, jewels, and gold, it's all fake. See, I always hated your guts, and this was the perfect payback. By now, you're probably out of real money, the IRS is after you, and you can't admit I fooled you, or you'll be the laughingstock of the underworld. The joke's on you, sucker! I got the last laugh after all!
-->-- '''King Barlow''''s video will, ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries The New Batman Adventures]]''

->You know what your problem is, Brennan? Other than this knife in your chest, was you were so busy thinking busy ten moves ahead, you don't see the move that's right in front of you.
-->-- '''Larry''', ''Series/BurnNotice''

->I don't understand it! I'm supposed to be ''good'' at the sneaky planning! What went ''wroooooong?!''
-->-- '''Tarvek Sturmvoraus''', ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''

->You may have outsmarted me, but I outsmarted your outsmarting!
-->-- '''Joseph Joestar''', ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''

->The fatal flaw in every plan is the assumption that you know more than your enemy.
-->-- '''Volrath''', ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'', [[http://magiccards.info/sh/en/36.html "Mana Leak"]]

->'''Vizzini:''' I switched glasses when your back was turned. Ha ha! YouFool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - never go in against a Sicilian when ''death'' is on the line! HAHAHA- (''keels over'')\\
'''[[DamselInDistress Buttercup]]:''' And to think, all that time it was your cup that was poisoned.\\
'''The Man in Black''': [[TakeAThirdOption They were both poisoned.]] [[CrazyPrepared I spent the last few years]] building up [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity an immunity to iocane powder]].
-->-- ''Film/ThePrincessBride''

->'''Mr. Mxyzptlk:''' You, my friend, are the ultimate challenge! We're going to have very merry games, you and I!\\
'''Superman:''' A game has rules! Your stunts are just random idiocy!\\
'''Mr. Mxyzptlk:''' Okay, I'll give you a rule! If you can make me say, spell or otherwise reveal my name backwards then I'll split, until our dimensions come into alignment again in... oh, three months, give or take.\\
'''Superman:''' I can't even say your name forwards - how am I supposed to say it backwards?\\
'''Mr. Mxyzptlk:''' No, dope, ''you'' don't have to say it, you have to get ''me'' to say it!\\
'''Superman:''' [[ObfuscatingStupidity Say what?]]\\
'''Mr. Mxyzptlk:''' Kltpzyxm! Gosh, you're thick! Now, for the last time... [[OhCrap ah, nuts!]] (''poof'')
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''

->How do you fight someone smarter than yourself? The answer is simple. You make her think that you are sitting down across the table from her, ready to play her game. Then you punch her in the face as hard as you can.
-->-- '''Rand''', after "punching" someone really, '''''really''''' hard, ''[[Literature/TheWheelOfTime The Gathering Storm]]''

->'''Long Feng:''' You've beaten me at my own game.\\
'''[[MagnificentBastard Princess Azula]]:''' Don't flatter yourself. [[PretenderDiss You were never even a player.]]