Quotes / Being Evil Sucks

"Mr. Heathcliff, you have nobody to love you; and, however miserable you make us, we shall still have the revenge of thinking that your cruelty arises from your greater misery! You are miserable, are you not? Lonely, like the devil, and envious like him? Nobody loves you—nobody will cry for you when you die! I wouldn't be you!"
Catherine Linton, Wuthering Heights

"I can't take no more of this grief! No social life, no civilian life, no life... PERIOD! Nothing other than being the Scorpion... and being the Scorpion STINKS!"
Scorpion, Spider-Man

Ned: You’re screwing the villains. It’s not really one fight after another.
Mrs. Yamada: Being a villain is hard.
Weaver: One in twenty might make it in the long run. If they’re lucky, if they’re good, if they have friends they can count on.
Reynard: Pat yourself on the back a little more.
Weaver:I wasn’t satisfied doing what I was doing, as a villain. I switched sides by choice. Think about that. Even after all of that, after everything I had, even though I felt pretty good, spending all of that money on helping people in my neighborhood, being front page news, I gave it up.
Weaver explains this trope to middle schoolers, Worm

"Waspinator sick of being evil! Sick of being Predacon! And Waspinator especially sick of getting blown to scrap all the time!! So... Waspinator QUIT!"

"Abashed the Devil stood
and felt how awful goodness is, and saw
Virtue in her shape how lovely; saw, and pined
His loss."

Darth Vader: Myself.

Jade Chan: Don't you three know when to quit?
Finn, Ratso & Chow (simultaneously): We quit!
All the heroes: Huh?
Ratso: We're tired of never making money!
Finn: But most of all, we're tired of getting our butts kicked! By you.
Ratso: Yeah! It hurts.
Jackie Chan Adventures, The Good Guys

Player Character: What kind of life have you lived with the Force flowing through you? Was it worth living?
Jade: why is being the bad guy so hard

How rewarding can your job be if you spend forty hours a week hammering away at people who are already hurting?
Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money, on why the crueler of the bill collecting agencies have such high employee turnover

It's not easy being mean.
Constantine, Muppets Most Wanted

You'd think killing people might make them like you, but it doesn't.
It just makes people dead.
Voldemort, A Very Potter Musical