Quotes: Abusive Parents

Why you little
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

"People with happy families don't become spies. A bad childhood is the perfect background for covert ops. You don't trust anyone, you're used to getting smacked around, and you never get homesick."

Wanda: (panicked) "Cosmo! Timmy's parents found Poof!"
Cosmo (also panicked) "Oh no! Those people have no idea how to raise a child! (notices Timmy glaring) No offense, Timmy."
Timmy: (deadpan) "None taken..."

"You know how your father once told you he was going to take you to Disneyworld, and then drove you to an abandoned parking lot and said, "Oh no, Disneyworld burned down"? Remember how you cried? Well, your dad did that because he loved you."

"All I wanted was for you to love me, to accept me. I thought it was my honor that I wanted, but really, I was trying to please you. You, my father who banished me just for talking out of turn! My father who challenged me, a thirteen year-old boy, to an Agni Kai! How can you possibly justify a duel with a child?"

"You WILL learn respect, and suffering will be your teacher."
Firelord Ozai, Avatar: The Last Airbender

"Both of you are really going to get it now!"
Aloysius Minch, EarthBound

Nuka: I'll do it for you, mother! (climbs onto a log dam)
Reaction: You know you're the disappointment child / a fuck-up when you do something suicidal and your mother doesn't even say; "Be careful".
— a fan on Nuka's death in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride.

"If my son talked like that, I'd beat him to within an inch of his life, I'd whip him senseless with my belt, and hold his head in the toilet till he was begging for mercy! I still don't see why the judge cut off my visitation rights.
Sosumi, Ultimate Muscle

"I haven't smiled once since the day you were born."
Squee's Dad, Johnny the Homicidal Maniac

Green Goblin, to Harley Quinn: I've never seen someone be so cruel to someone they love!
Harry Osborn: Really, dad?
Green Goblin: SHUT UP OR YOU'RE OUT OF THE WILL!

PJ (straining at pulling a weed): Oh, please, Dad! It's been six hours! Can't I take a break?
Pete (sitting around reading a newspaper): Weeds don't take breaks. They turn into jungles. You want your mom to get et by a tiger in our own backyard!?

Robbie: I asked you a question: Do. You. Love. Me. Mom? If you do, if you love me, just say it!
Mom: Robert, I will not be held hostage like this. You know I don't play this game.
Louie

You wanna know how I got these scars? My father was...a drinker and a fiend. And one night, he goes off crazier than usual. Mommy gets the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn't like that, Not. One. Bit. So, me watching, he takes the knife to her, laughing while he does it. He turns to me and says, 'Why so serious, son?' He comes at me with the knife, 'Why so serious?' He sticks the blade in my mouth, 'Let's put a smile on the face.' and...

Why so serious?
The Joker, The Dark Knight, explaining part of his Multiple-Choice Past

I'm gonna beat you. I'm gonna beat you, boy. Daddy's gonna beat you.
Flint, Mother 3, though subverted since his son is hallucinating.

To Train Up A Child is, simply put, a handbook in child abuse in which the Pearls book advises parents to use objects like a quarter-inch plumbing tube to spank children and “break their will,” as well as to subject them to other forms of torture (such as putting children under a cold garden hose and advice that “a little fasting is good training”) to ensure that they succumb to Jesus. The book has been linked to at least three child deaths, but according to the Pearls it is apparently a good way of teaching children arithmentics: “I have told a child I was going to give him 10 licks. I count out loud as I go … " It’s really an epic battle of the wills, like Jesus against Satan. Carri Williams, home-schooling mother of one of the children who died, claimed that her daughter rebelled herself to death.