"I must be cruel only to be kind.
Thus bad begins and worse remains behind."
— Hamlet, Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 4, 177–179
“I mean, don’t...” he hesitates, “don’t buy into it. Their... thing. Their weird worshipful thing. They’ll try to mold you. They don’t mean to. But... they’re naive... sad wigglers... don’t be an ass. And by that I guess I mean be an ass. Don’t let them walk over you with their sad broken souls, push back as hard as you can and force them to stand on their own.”
— Karkat, Cultstuck
Elan: Jeez, Belkar. I can't believe you said all that to Roy. Don't you think that was a little harsh?
Belkar: Isn't that why you losers keep me around? Hurting people is the only thing I'm good at.