Quotes / Bad Is Good and Good Is Bad

Sorting Hat: I can see you learned quite well all the cunning you could ever need during your last stay in Slytherin.
Tom Riddle: What are you doing, Hat?
Sorting Hat: You already show commendable loyalty and you certainly strive toward academic achievements without needing any urging. And while you have plenty of courage... you might benefit from learning that being straightfoward in some dealings isn't all bad.
Tom Riddle: No!
Sorting Hat: Gryffindor!

Evil? Your evil is my good. I am Sutekh the Destroyer. Where I tread I leave nothing but dust and darkness. I find that good.
—Sutekh the Destroyer, Doctor Who, Pyramids of Mars

Lex Luthor: Bizarro. Superman is your best friend! Do you understand?
Bizarro: Bizarro understand. Superman am friend! Bizarro must KILL him!

Lex Luthor: Bizarro, you despise me right?
Bizarro: Uh-huh. Bizarro hate Luthor. Me do anything for him.
Lex Luthor: Good—I mean, bad! Anyway, take care of those monks.
Bizarro: Okay.

Robbie Rotten: They want to me to give up the only life I've ever had / But it's so, so good to be bad!
LazyTown, "Good to be Bad" song

Ewww, it's just so fluffy... it's repulsive... My eyes! My eyes!
Gnarl on seeing a baby seal, Overlord 2

So farewell, hope; and with hope farewell, fear;
Farewell, remorse! all good to me is lost;
Evil, be thou my good!
—Satan, Paradise Lost

When your name is Evil
Bad is good, or so you'd think
But you're so very wrong—
it's Evil
But being wrong is right
So then you're good again
Which is the evilest thing of all...
—"Dr. Evil" by They Might Be Giants, from the Austin Powers 2 soundtrack

Evil: Suddenly, I feel very, very good.
Robert: Oh, I'm sorry, Master.
Evil: No, it'll pass, it'll pass.

Good can't help but do a little evil,
Evil can't help but do a little good...
Tom Waits & Kool Keith, Spacious Thoughts

Harper Finkel: Alex, do you know what's going on? They put this good citizenship award on your locker!
Alex Russo: A good citizenship award? That's low!

Alex Russo: Really? You think I'm an evil genius? That's so sweet.

I'm bad, and that's good.
I'll never be good, and that's not bad.
There's no one I'd rather be...than me.
—The Bad-Anon Bad Guy Affirmation, Wreck-It Ralph

Chief Meanie: Are the troops in readiness?
Max: Yes, Your Blueness!
Chief Meanie: (enraged) WHAAAAAAAT?! WE Meanies only take NO for an answer! Is that understood, Max?
Max: No, Your Blueness!
Chief Meanie: Thaaaat's better....

The Captain: Do you really consider yourselves Evil?
Ilwrath: Ha! Evil! Of Course We're Evil!
Ilwrath: Dogar And Kazon Would Never Reward A Less-Than-Hideously Evil Species With Their Baleful Grace.
Ilwrath: Why We Are The Very Definition Of Evil!
Ilwrath: Everything About Us, Within And Without, Reeks Of Heinous Deeds, Deceit And Treachery!
Ilwrath: Even Our House Pets Are Rather Evil.
The Captain: But `evil' is that which is morally bad or wrong. And if your actions are judged by your society as correct, aren't you, in fact, good?
Ilwrath: Hmmm... We ARE All Evil.
Ilwrath: We All Behave In A Mutually Agreed-Upon Fashion Of Murder, Torture, Deceit And So Forth.
Ilwrath: Our Uniform Acceptance Of This Heinous Credo Creates An Orderly And Cooperative Society
Ilwrath: Which Hardly Seems Evil.
Ilwrath: Evil Is Doing Things That Make Others Hurt Or Fear.
Ilwrath: We ALL Do That, Of Course.
Ilwrath: But Since We ALL Do Such Things, As Sanctioned By Our Culture,
Ilwrath: It Would Be `Bad' To Do Otherwise.
Ilwrath: Which Means...
Ilwrath: Er...
Ilwrath: Puny Hu-Man, Do Not Play With Words! You Anger Both Dogar And Kazon! Now You Must Die!

He had a horrible fairness of the intellect that made me despair of his soul. A common, harmless atheist would have denied that religion produced humility or humility a simple joy: but he admitted both. He only said, "But shall I not find in evil a life of its own? Granted that for every woman I ruin one of those red sparks will go out: will not the expanding pleasure of ruin..."
"Do you see that fire?" I asked. "If we had a real fighting democracy, some one would burn you in it; like the devil-worshipper that you are."
"Perhaps," he said, in his tired, fair way. "Only what you call evil I call good."
G. K. Chesterton, "The Diabolist", in Tremendous Trifles

Minion: Sir, I think this is a bad idea...
Megamind: Yes, a very wickedly bad idea for the greater good of bad!
Minion: But I'm saying it's the kind of bad that... Okay, you might think is good from your bad perception, but from a good perception... It's just plain bad.
Megamind: Oh, you don't know what's good for bad!

Baba Yaga: We're here to get you back on the right path... hehe, the wrong path. I'll let your friends explain.
Apple: Raven, I adore you! But, like, the other day you spilled that everlasting black ink all over my new ball gown.
Raven: That was an accident. I felt really bad and I said I was sorry like a hundred times!
Apple: You're not supposed to apologize! You're evil!

At a funeral for a Double Agent, spoken to the agent's widow
Chief of CONTROL: Your husband served the cause of CONTROL well. He always conducted himself with honor.
Chief of KAOS: Your husband served the cause of KAOS well. He always conducted himself with dishonor.
Get Smart, "Die, Spy"

"Proving to the buyer that you have it is one of the distasteful but necessary parts of this business."