[[folder:Anime and Manga]]

->'''Sephiroth''': Tell me what you cherish most. Give me the pleasure of taking it away.\\
'''Cloud''': I pity you. You just don't get it all. There's not a thing I ''don't'' cherish!
-->-- ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren''

->Kohaku killed his father and his fellow villagers. He massacred an entire town. Yet [[BigSisterInstinct his sister]] says she cannot kill him. She loves her brother more dearly than she loves her own life. How can this be? I do not understand.
-->-- '''Naraku''', ''Manga/{{InuYasha}}''

->'''Tao En:''' Impossible. Why are you getting up? Don't you fear me? Why do you fight so hard for one another?!\\
'''Tao Ren:''' I can't answer that. But I know that if I were in their place... I'd do the same for them.
-->-- ''Manga/ShamanKing''


[[folder:Comic Books]]

->'''Robo:''' You had all that time. All that power and, and ''influence''. All this technology. [[YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood You could have]] ''helped'' them.\\
'''ALAN:''' I don't understand. Why?
-->-- ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo and the Ghost of Station X''

->You have to think about what you're doing. Who and what made you who you are. Your role models. The beliefs they instilled in you. And think of how ComicBook/TheJoker could never understand that. It's what makes him who he is. ''Think.''
-->-- '''Jim Gordon''', ''ComicBook/BatmanHush''

->'''Choudhury''': What about the man in the red suit?\\
'''Tanek Nuro''': It'll be easy to deal with him, now that we've found out who he really is. First we'll take a hostage. Who does he care about?\\
'''Choudhury''': Well, he has an ex-wife and a son...\\
'''Nuro''': I bet he hates his ex and would sell his son to the gypsies if he could. I would.
-->-- ''ComicBook/DoctorSolar: Man of the Atom'' #6

->What's a good deed?
-->-- '''ComicBook/{{Iznogoud}}''', ''Iznogoud Finally Caliph''

->He could have killed them both. But he didn't. Why? The emotions that fill [[Franchise/FridayThe13th Jason]] right now are alien to him as they are not hate or anger.
-->-- ''Comicbook/JasonVsLeatherface''

->Logical? Is it? To a machine, perhaps. Yes... A soulless machine might make that deduction. But not Lex Luthor. I know better! I know that no man with the power of Superman would ever pretend to be a mere human! Such power is to be constantly exploited. Such power is to be used!
-->-- '''ComicBook/LexLuthor''' from the 1980s Creator/{{DC Comics}} revamp, on why Clark Kent cannot be Franchise/{{Superman}}

->'''Dodge''': I know I liked you a whole lot more when you weren't such a crying little bitch. Then you had ''nerve''. You were fearless and you weren't all fucked up with regrets! You were like me!\\
'''Tyler''': I wouldn't underrate the power of regret. It doesn't feel good... but it's hard to learn anything important without it.\\
'''Dodge''': 'Fraid I don't agree, Tyler.\\
'''Tyler''': No. I know you don't. That's why your future, Dodge... it looks a lot like your past.
-->--''Comicbook/LockeAndKey: Alpha & Omega''

->'''Belinda:''' You think you're so important! You think you're the center of the universe!\\
'''Supergirl:''' Uh... Not really.\\
'''Belinda:''' You totally do! I'm you and I know what you think! You act all sweet and nice, but inside your head, you're an arrogant little angel prancing through the sky on a stupid magical fantasy horse, acting like you're better than everyone!
-->-- ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade''

->You know nothing about a glorious life, ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}. There are so many things [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} she]]'ll never experience because of you. [...] Of course, none of what I've said has any meaning to you. You only know death. A blackness that has brought you nothing.
-->-- '''Franchise/{{Superman}}''', ''ComicBook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton''

->'''Brainiac:''' I believed you were an intelligent being. A perspicacious creature of many worlds like me. But I was incorrect. You are a threat to no one. You dedicated yourself to a planet that has nothing to offer you. It lacks Krypton's advances in science. Its weapons are rudimentary, even compared to that of the barbaric Rimbor. It is devoid of any quantifiable value. Earth is not necessary to my continued evolution. This culture is useless.\\
'''ComicBook/LoisLane:''' (''from inside the shrunken Metropolis'') Superman! Clark, if you can hear me... I don't know what's happening, I don't know if this is the end... but if it is... if it ''is'' the end--\\
'''Brainiac:''' This culture is disgusting.\\
'''Lois Lane:''' --Know, ''please'' know... [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove How much I lov--]]\\
'''Brainiac:''' What could this vacuous world possibly provide you?
-->-- ''Comicbook/SupermanBrainiac''

->'''Princess Python''': Why did you do it, Thunder God? We'd have paid you a fortune -- to keep hands off! What's in it for you -- now?\\
'''Thor''': So long as thou canst only think in terms of monetary gain -- then verily I say -- never canst thou understand!
-->-- ''[[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]]'' #173


[[folder:Fan Fiction]]

->'''Ozpin:''' Blake Belladonna did not take pity on Mister Arc. She weighed her options and their consequences. What she did she did because she believed it was the right thing to do. She did not believe that sending Jaune home could bring any good about, and so she did what she had to. She got herself disqualified from the tournament, that is not pity, that is sacrifice in the name of what she had believed was right.\\
'''Cardin:''' Call it what you want, but the twerp still lost the match.\\
'''Ozpin:''' He would have, yes, had he not inspired such strong friendship between himself and those who surround him. [[ThePowerOfFriendship Having friends is just as powerful a weapon as any sword, hammer or spear can be, and often more so.]] He earned that victory, but not by his actions in the ring. He earned it by building relationships that mattered, that were real, and that added to the structure of the school. Technically he may not be the most proficient, but anyone can train to be able to swing a sword well. It takes a truer heart to know right from wrong and to affect the lives of those around you in a meaningful way. Jaune possesses this ability. Had he not, he would never have emerged victorious from that ring and would be back home at this moment.\\
'''Cardin:''' He's allowed to stay because he has friends? That's ridiculous.\\
'''Ozpin:''' Not friends no, but values. Jaune has the heart of a true huntsman, something that I have noticed [[{{Jerkass}} you lack.]]
-->-- ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10605470/1/By-Year-s-End By Year's End]]'', a ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' fanfic

->Oh, why don't you stop already? You don't "love," Vlad. You've NEVER "loved!" All you've ever done in life is WANT things! You know something Vlad, you can't look me in eye and honestly tell me that your life has been all that terrible! It just wasn't ENOUGH for you! You could take away everything that ever meant anything to anyone, and the rest of the world besides, and it STILL wouldn't be enough for you! Never enough MONEY! Never enough Attention! Never enough... EVERYTHING! I fell in love with a man who has always been able to think about MORE than just himself, and I don't care how powerful or smart or perfect you THINK you are... that man is never... ever... EVER... going to be you.
-->-- '''Maddie Fenton''' to '''Vlad Plasmius''', ''FanFic/FacingTheFutureSeries''

->There are those who say that to comprehend evil is to become evil; but they are merely pretending to be wise. Rather it is evil which does not know love, and dares not imagine love, and cannot ever understand love without ceasing to be evil. And I suspect that you can imagine your way into the minds of Dark Wizards better than I ever could, while still knowing love yourself.
-->-- '''Dumbledore''', ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality''

->'''Sunset Shimmer''': “Wh-why?”
->'''Fluttershy''': “I’m sorry?”
->'''Sunset Shimmer''': “Why are you being so nice to me? [[AlphaBitch I was horrible to you. I’ve been horrible for years]]! Is it just because [[AllLovingHero the Princess]] told you to?”
->'''Fluttershy''': “Well, the Princess telling us did help. But remember what Snips and Snails said? [[ThenLetMeBeEvil They were mean to everyone because everyone was mean to them]]. Being cruel doesn’t accomplish anything. I mean, look at you. You’ve been so cruel for so long you cry at getting any kindness. Oh, but don’t worry, we have enough of that to go around.”
-->-- ''[[Fanfic/AftermathOfTheGames Integration]]''


[[folder:Film - Animated]]

->You can't be serious. We're this close to our biggest payday ever and you pick now all of all times to grow a conscience?
-->-- '''Lyle Tiberius Rourke''', once the majority of his mercenary crew [[EvenEvilHasStandards decide to abandon him for condemning the Atlanteans to death out of greed]], ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''

->'''Frollo''': I know... You ''helped her escape!'' And now, ''all Paris'' is burning because of ''you!''
->'''Quasimodo''': She was kind to me, master.
->'''Frollo''': You idiot! That wasn't kindness, it was ''cunning''! [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain She's a gypsy! Gypsies are not capable of real love!]]
-->-- ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''

->'''Merryweather:''' What won't [[EvilSorcerer Maleficent]] expect? She knows everything.\\
'''Fauna:''' Oh, but she doesn't, dear. Maleficent doesn't know anything about [[ThePowerOfLove love]], or kindness, or [[GoodFeelsGood the joy of helping others]]... [[SympathyForTheDevil you know, sometimes I don't think she's really very happy]].
-->-- ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''

->'''Lord Shen:''' How did you find peace? I took away your parents. Everything. I scarred you for life.
->'''Po:''' See, that's the thing, Shen. Scars heal.
->'''Lord Shen:''' No they don't. Wounds heal.
->'''Po:''' Oh yeah. Well, what do scars do? They fade, I guess?
->'''Lord Shen:''' I don't care what scars do.
->'''Po:''' You should, Shen. You gotta let go of that stuff from the past 'cause it just doesn't matter. The only thing that matters is what you choose to be now.
->'''Lord Shen:''' You're right. Then I choose '''''THIS!''''' *attacks Po one final time*
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''


[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]

->'''Bruce Wayne:''' I'm no executioner.\\
'''Henri Ducard:''' Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share.\\
'''Bruce:''' That's why it's so important. It separates us from them.
-->-- ''Film/BatmanBegins''

->What were you trying to prove? That deep down everybody is as ugly as you? You're alone!
-->-- '''Franchise/{{Batman}}''' to '''ComicBook/TheJoker''', ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

->'''Kevin Lomax''': What about love?\\
'''[[{{Satan}} John Milton]]''': Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate.
-->-- ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate''

->'''Rocket''': Question: what if I see something that I wanna take and it belonged to someone else?\\
'''Rhomann''': You would be arrested.\\
'''Rocket''': But what if I want it more than the person who has it?\\
'''Rhomann''': It's still illegal.\\
'''Rocket''': That doesn't follow. No, I want it more, sir, you understand me? (''Gamora drags him off'') I can't have a discussion with this gentleman?\\
'''Drax''': Say someone does something that irks me, and I decide to remove his spine.\\
'''Rhomann''': Th-that's actually murder, one of... the worst crimes of all. So, also illegal.\\
'''Drax''': (''genuinely surprised'') Huh.
-->-- ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy''

->'''Henry Jones''': Elsa never really believed in the Grail. She thought she'd found a prize.\\
'''Indiana Jones''': And what did you find, Dad?\\
'''Henry Jones''': Me? Illumination.
-->-- ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''

->You came back... to a place like this? Why? A man like you? Why?
-->-- '''Calvera''', ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''

->Why do you do it? Why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you're fighting for something, for more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even ''know''? [[ShutUpKirk Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace. Could it be for love?]] Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries of perception. The temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose! And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself -- although only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love! You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson! You must know it by now! You can't win! It's pointless to keep fighting! ''Why'', Mr. Anderson, why, [[VillainousBreakdown WHY DO YOU PERSIST?!]]
-->-- '''Smith''', ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''

->'''Vidal''': Why did you do it?\\
'''Dr. Ferraro''': It was [[MercyKill the only thing I could do.]]\\
'''Vidal''': No, you could have obeyed me.\\
'''Dr. Ferraro''': I could have, but I didn't.\\
'''Vidal''': It would have been better for you. You know it. I don't understand. Why didn't you obey me?\\
'''Dr. Ferraro''': To obey - just like that - for the sake of obeying, without questioning... That's something only [[UsefulNotes/TheFrancoRegime people like you]] can do, Captain.
-->-- ''Film/PansLabyrinth''

->'''Oskar Schindler''': These people, ''my'' people. I want my people.\\
'''Amon Goeth''': Who are you, Moses? Come on, what is this? Where's the money in this, where's the scam?\\
'''Schindler''': It's good business.\\
'''Goeth''': Yeah, it's "good business" in your opinion. Look, you've got to move them, the equipment, everything to Czechoslovakia, pay for all that ''and'' build another camp. It doesn't make any sense. You're not telling me something... You're probably scamming me somehow.
-->-- ''Film/SchindlersList''

->'''Zod''': [[Franchise/{{Superman}} He]] ''cares''. He actually cares for these Earth people.\\
'''Ursa''': Like pets?!\\
'''Zod''': I suppose so.
-->-- ''Film/SupermanII''



->Blind you are, [[GodOfEvil Morgoth Bauglir]], and blind shall ever be, seeing only [[DarkIsEvil the dark]]. You know not what rules the hearts of men, and if you knew you could not give it.
-->-- '''[[BadassNormal Hurin Thalion]]''', ''Literature/TheChildrenOfHurin''

->If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is [[ThePowerOfLove love]].
-->-- '''Albus Dumbledore''', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone''

->His knowledge remained woefully incomplete, Harry! That which Voldemort does not value, he takes no trouble to comprehend. Of house-elves and children's tales, of love, loyalty and innocence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. ''Nothing.'' That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth that he has never grasped.
-->-- '''Albus Dumbledore''', ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows''

->Mordred and Agravaine thought Arthur hypocritical - as all decent men must be, if you assume that decency can't exist.
-->-- ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing''

->[Supreme Chancellor Fey'lya] lives in a world where alliances shift by the moment. Borsk does what Borsk needs to do, at any given moment, to benefit Borsk. And he's so jaded by that political philosophy that he thinks everyone else plays by the same rules.
-->-- '''Luke Skywalker''', ''[[Literature/NewJediOrder Vector Prime]]''


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]

->'''Hamilton''': Why do you keep fighting? You signed away your Shanshu. There's nothing in it for you anymore.\\
'''Angel''': People who don't care about anything will never understand the people who do.\\
'''Hamilton''': Yeah, but we ''[[ShutUpKirk won't care]]''.
-->-- ''Series/{{Angel}}''

->You know the difference between us? I really do understand you. You only ''think'' you understand me.
-->--'''[[TheAtoner Michael]] [[TheHero Westen]]''' to '''[[EvilMentor Larry]] [[AxCrazy Sizemore]]''', ''Series/BurnNotice''

->You know, all this talk about "These guys are criminal masterminds. They've gotten together and their extraordinary guile and their wit and their skill..." It's, it's—it's a ''lie''. Any fool can blow something up. Any fool can destroy. But to see these guys, these firefighters and these policemen and people from all over the country, literally with buckets, rebuilding... that’s extraordinary. And that's why we have already won... they can't... it's light. It's democracy. They can't shut that down.
-->-- '''Jon Stewart''', in the first post-September 11th, 2001 episode of ''Series/TheDailyShow''

->'''Cyber-Leader''': (''watching from above as humans and Cybermen fight'') I ordered surrender.\\
'''Tenth Doctor''': They're not taking instructions. Don't you understand? You're on every street, you're in their homes, you've got their ''children!'' Of course they're gonna FIGHT!
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Doomsday"

->'''Maaga''': I don't know. I have heard that on occasions, they even die for one another.\\
'''Drahvin 3''': Die? For their friends?\\
'''Maaga''': There are many strange things in the universe.
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Galaxy 4"

->Pi-ty?! I have no un-der-stan-ding of the word. It is not re-gis-tered in my vo-cab-u-la-ry bank.
-->-- A Dalek, ''Series/DoctorWho'', "Genesis of the Daleks"

->'''Harriet:''' Harriet Jones, former Prime Minister.\\
'''Dalek:''' [[AC:[[PhraseCatcher Yes, we know who you are.]]]]\\
'''Harriet:''' [[FacingTheBulletsOneLiner Oh, you know nothing of any human. And that will be your downfall]].
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E12TheStolenEarth "The Stolen Earth"]]

->[[spoiler:'''Saffron''']]: Everybody plays each other. That's all anybody ever does. We play parts.\\
'''Mal''': You got all kinds a learnin’ and [[ManipulativeBastard you made me look the fool without even trying]], and yet here I am with a gun to your head. That's 'cause [[TrueCompanions I've got people with me, people who trust each other, who do for each other, and ain't always looking for the advantage]].
-->-- ''Series/{{Firefly}}''

->'''QuizShow Host:''' Category: You're Boning Your Boss's Wife. Etiquette Question. Do you serve red wine or white wine when she comes over? \\
(''the two contestants think it over before the buzzer rings'')\\
'''QuizShow Host:''' All right, that was actually a trick question. The correct answer is, "you shouldn't be boning your boss's wife." Now that's something you'd know if you either of you had a conscience.
-->-- ''Series/PuppetsWhoKill''

->'''Lex:''' You were born to be {{the chosen one}}. You're simply better than us.\\
'''Clark:''' And that always killed you.\\
'''Lex:''' No. No, what "killed" me was is that [[RefusalOfTheCall you didn't even want it.]] You ''fought'' it, you - you ''hid'' from it! I would have taken it, and then relished it, embraced it.
-->-- ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', "Finale"

->'''Picard/Locutus of Borg:''' Worf. Klingon species. [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy A warrior race]]. You too will be assimilated.\\
'''Worf:''' The Klingon Empire will ''never'' yield!\\
'''Locutus:''' Why do you resist? We only wish to raise quality of life for all species.\\
'''Worf:''' I like my species the way it is!
-->-- ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', "The Best of Both Worlds: Part II"

->You still don't get it, do you? Huh?! This ain't about your money, bro, your boy gave you up. That's right. And we ain't had to torture his ass neither!
-->-- '''Omar Little''', ''Series/TheWire''

->You have no conscience, and that's your weakness. Did it ever occur to you that there are very few people who will take money to forget about a murder? It didn't, did it? I knew it wouldn't. No conscience limits your imagination. You can't conceive of anybody being any different than what you are.
-->--'''[[GreatDetective Columbo]]''', ''{{Series/Columbo}}''



->Deaf, dumb, and blind, you just keep on pretending,\\
That everyone's expendable, and no one has a real friend.\\
It seems to you, the thing to do would be to isolate the winner,\\
Everything's done under the sun,\\
And you believe at heart, everyone's a killer!
-->--Music/PinkFloyd, "Dogs" (''Music/{{Animals}}'')


[[folder:Video Games]]

->The desire to save someone is something he cannot comprehend at all.
-->-- '''Raymond Shields''' on [[spoiler: Simon Keyes]], ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigations 2''

->Love...? For a sibling? How foolish. All that is needed... is absolute power.
-->-- '''Sanctus''', ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4''

Man is mortal, and doomed to death and failure and loss.\\
This lies beyond our comprehension - why do you not despair?
-->-- ''[[Literature/TheElderScrollsInUniverseBooks Spirit of the Daedra]]''

->'''Exdeath:''' Why... ''[[WhyWontYouDie why won't you die!?]]''\\
'''Galuf:''' Takes a lot more than that... for me to kick the bucket! I'll destroy you, Exdeath... even if it means I have to take you into the afterlife myself!\\
'''Exdeath:''' Fool! All the [[ThePowerOfHate hatred]] in existence would never be enough to defeat me!\\
'''Galuf:''' This... isn't [[UnstoppableRage anger]]... isn't [[ThePowerOfHate hatred]]... [[ThePowerOfLove it's]]...\\
'''Exdeath:''' Then... ''what''...?
-->-- ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''

->'''Christo''': The corpses disobeyed their master... i-is this a miracle?\\
'''Killia''': No, not a miracle. The love they have for [[spoiler:their daughter]] beat out the evil energy.\\
'''Majorita''': Don't be ridiculous... love?! [[VillainousBreakdown Corpses should just be quiet and obey me, like corpses do...! If you love her so much, then I'll turn her into a corpse right now!]] '''[[PrepareToDie Die, little girl!!]]'''
-->--''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 5}}'', before the final battle of Chapter 10

->'''Zidane:''' As long as there's hope, I'm not going anywhere.\\
'''Kuja:''' (''beaten'') Then... I want you to erase me.\\
'''Zidane:''' What?\\
'''Kuja:''' The world has disowned me. I have been defeated by life itself.\\
(''Zidane closes the distance between them. Kuja chuckles, perhaps expecting Zidane to go through with it - but Zidane offers him his hand'')\\
'''Kuja:''' Why?\\
'''Zidane:''' Do I need a reason to help someone? Or is my help not good enough for you?\\
'''Kuja:''' It's likely that... I will hurt you again.\\
'''Zidane:''' I can take a beating.\\
'''Kuja:''' I don't think I will ever come to understand you.
-->-- ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''

->'''[[DefrostingIceQueen Kerrigan]]''': You know, you are not so bad, Abathur.\\
'''[[MadScientist Abathur]]''': Unclear...
-->-- ''VideoGame/StarcraftIIHeartOfTheSwarm''

->'''Megatron:''' Cybertron is at the center of my universe! How is it not at the heart of yours?\\
'''Optimus:''' Cybertron is about ''all'' life! Destruction to keep Cybertron on life support... There must be another way!\\
'''Megatron:''' Flesh isn't life! Servos, gyros, and fuel. ''That'' is where life comes from! You're defending ''bi-product'' at best! I will rebuild Cybertron and retake the galaxy!
-->-- '''Megatron''' to '''Optimus''' during their final confrontation in ''VideoGame/TransformersDevastation''.

->...[[PacifistRun What are you doing?]] Do you really think I've learned anything from [[BossBattle this]]? [[IgnoredEpiphany No.]]\\
Sparing me won't change anything. Killing me is the only way to end this.\\
If you let me live... [[TheFarmerAndTheViper I'll come back.]]\\
I'll kill you.\\
I'll kill everyone.\\
I'll kill everyone you love.\\
... why?\\
...why are you being... so nice to me?\\
I can't understand.\\
I can't understand!\\
[[VillainousBreakdown I just can't understand...]] (''runs away'')
-->-- [[spoiler:'''Flowey''']], should you repeatedly choose [MERCY] after defeating him, ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}''

->'''[[spoiler: AI Junko Enoshima]]:''' Y-you all...why? Why? How...how can you throw yourselves back into the depths of despair!?
->'''Hajime Hinata:''' Because we believe...
->'''[[spoiler: AI Junko]]:''' ...huh?
->'''Hajime:''' We believe in our future. That's what makes us different from you. We believe that if we try new things, even difficult things, that everything will turn out okay. We believe we can even create our own futures!
->'''[[spoiler: AI Junko]]:''' Th-that's impossible! That can't be hope...it's not even despair...[[VillainousBreakdown WH-WH-WHAT IIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSS THIIIIIIIIIIIS!?]]
-->-- The final trial, ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganronpa2''

->'''Sly''': I don't get it. You knew ''so'' much about my family, you ''must'' have known my father had a son. If you hated the Coopers so much, then why did you let me live when you stole the ''Thievius Raccoonus''?\\
'''Clockwerk''': Because I wanted to show the world that without your precious book, the Cooper line was ''nothing''!\\
'''Sly''': Ah, see, that's where you're wrong: the ''Thievius Raccoonus'' doesn't create great thieves, it takes great thieves to create the ''Thievius Raccoonus''!

->"You're too clouded by darkness to see that there's something greater. Try all you want, but you'll never defeat a heart filled with pure light."
-->--'''Aqua''' to '''Maleficent''', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep''

->'''Xemnas''': I need... more rage... I need more... hearts...\\
'''Sora''': Xemnas. There's more to a heart than just anger or hate. It's full of all kinds of feelings. Don't you remember?\\
'''Xemnas''': Unfortunately... I ''don't''.
-->-- ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''


->'''Agent 146''': ''I'm'' stupid? Don't you realize the chip is ''power?'' Communications, politics, money ... ''anything!'' And you're pissing it away!\\
'''The Girl''': No, we get it. We're just not that kind of people.
-->-- ''Webcomic/AGirlAndHerFed'', p. [[http://www.agirlandherfed.com/1.659.html 659]].

->'''Elan:''' I saved you 'cause I'm the [[CharacterAlignment Good twin, not the Neutral twin]].\\
'''[[EvilTwin Nale]]:''' [[VisibleSilence ...]] I don't get it.\\
'''Elan:''' Yup.
-->-- ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0069.html #69]]

->'''Redcloak:''' ...No. Let them go. This is a waste of time. They can go back to the slave pits and tell the other humans how merciful we were, and how one of their own paladins was willing to let them die. [[VillainWithGoodPublicity It'll be great PR, don't you agree?]]\\
'''Slave #1:''' ...and the whole time, he never broke.\\
'''Slave #2:''' I never seen such stubbornness before!\\
'''Slave #3:''' I couldn't hear what info the goblin was after, but from the look on his face, he didn't get it.\\
'''Slave #4:''' So, some paladins made it through the battle?\\
'''Slave #5:''' They must be making that man's life a living hell!\\
'''Slave #6:''' By the Twelve Gods, [[HeroicResolve if he can resist them, so can we!]]\\
'''Slave #7:''' Spread the word to the next cell.
-->-- ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0547.html #547]]

->[[TheHero Your Questor]] made a move that [[GovernmentConspiracy they]] [[DidntSeeThatComing completely failed to prepare for]]. Unsurprising. I've found schemers and plotters are rarely able to cope with simple things like honor and courage.
-->--'''Archivist Guild lawyer''', ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor''

->''Florence might have trouble thinking like me, but I should be able to think like her. She's pretty straightforward, how hard could it be? Let's see. Florence works hard for me. Any time I'm threatened, she moves to counter it. When I was hungry, she gave me her food. ''*frowns*'' Okay, maybe it's not so easy to think like an alien. She's not moving in any pattern I can make sense of.''
-->-- '''Sam Starfall'''[[note]] Who's more ChaoticNeutral than evil, but still.[[/note]], ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}''


[[folder:Web Original]]

->'''David:''' Every single plan the Joker makes here is predicated on the innate selfishness of human beings.\\
'''Andy''': Right, he plays the systems: human self-interest, human rules and authority.\\
'''David''': As we'll see as this movie goes on, the one thing the Joker absolutely cannot predict, and [[DidntSeeThatComing does not plan for, and doesn't understand]], is ''altruism.''\\
'''Chris''': He and [[Literature/HarryPotter Lord Voldemort]] have so much to talk about, including their intense hatred of self-righteous orphans.
-->-- '''Chris Sims''', '''Andy Khouri''', and '''David Uzumeri''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/the-dark-knight-review// on]] ''[[Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy The Dark Knight]]''

->'''Chris:''' For all that this movie gets wrong about Superman's character, Zod's discussion with Ursa about Superman's weakness is a really great bit.\\
'''David:''' They just can't at all comprehend that Superman actually thinks of other Earthlings as *equals*.
-->-- '''Chris Sims''' and '''David Uzumeri''' [[http://comicsalliance.com/comicsalliance-reviews-superman-ii-1980-part-3/ on]] ''Film/SupermanII''

->'''Christian''': It's about love!\\
'''Duke''': (''snarls'') Love?\\
'''Nostalgia Critic as the Duke''': Ah yes, that ''human'' emotion I have heard so much about.
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' review of ''Film/MoulinRouge''

->'''Locus:''' Why do you continue to help these people, Agent Washington? You have ''nothing'' to gain from them. No reason to fight for them. And yet, here you stand with your life on the line for them.\\
'''Washington:''' Is that so hard to understand?\\
'''Locus:''' You used to be so much more. You were once an enemy to these men. You were ruthless! You were a survivor!\\
'''Washington:''' I was a different person.\\
'''Locus:''' No, you were a soldier.\\
'''Washington:''' You say that like they're two different things.\\
'''Locus:''' When a true soldier is told to kill, he kills. He does not question why, he does not mourn the fallen; he fulfills his role and moves on to the next.\\
'''Washington:''' Is that what you want to be? A true soldier?\\
'''Locus:''' No, that is what I am! I'm a [[ConsummateProfessional professional]], Agent Washington. I complete my-\\
'''Washington:''' [[ShutUpHannibal Yeah yeah yeah, you complete your missions at all cost. You can say that as many times as you want, but I know what you really are. You're a coward.]]\\
'''Locus:''' Ridiculous.\\
'''Washington:''' You keep trying to play yourself off as some sort of weapon. That you don't care about anyone or anything. But the fact that you're trying so hard to understand me breaks your entire act! No matter how hard you may want to be, you're not a machine, you're a murderer. But you hide behind the idea in your head, because you're too afraid to take responsibility for what you've done. [[FaceHeelTurn I know I used to be a real piece of shit,]] [[TheAtoner but at least I'm trying to do something about it.]]
-->-- ''Machinima/RedVsBlue''

->It was a harrowing experience, but I don't hold a grudge. We should love our enemies. It makes them so damned mad.
-->-- '''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Jean-Luc Picard]]''' [[http://twitter.com/#!/JeanLuc_Picard on his Twitter profile]]

->My fellow Americans, throughout our history we have been forced to choose between totalitarianism and justice. We have never sought out this conflict, but time and time again, due to the actions of despots, we were forced to decide. Each time tyranny misjudged us. It thought we would sacrifice our principles for comfort... for safety. [[{{Eagleland}} But we have proven time and time again that we will never compromise freedom. We will never be cowed or intimidated into surrendering even an inch of our adherence to liberty]].
-->-- '''President Bob Kerrey''', ''WebOriginal/ZhirinovskysRussianEmpire''

->'''Mercury:''' So how are the new "friends"?\\
'''Emerald:''' I [[FalseFriend hate them.]]\\
'''Mercury:''' Orders are orders.\\
'''Emerald:''' I just... how can [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/RWBYTeamRWBY they]] be so ''[[GoodFeelsGood happy]] [[ThePowerOfFriendship all the time]]?''
-->-- ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''


[[folder:Western Animation]]

->I just don't understand you. You're afraid of your own shadow, yet you feel the need to risk your life to try to stop me. People are such puzzles.
-->--'''The Computer''' to '''Courage''', ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'', "Mega Muriel the Magnificent"

->Only you would regard love as a weakness.
-->-- '''Goliath''' to '''Xanatos''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''

->The corrupt are the first to believe that others can be corrupted.
-->-- '''Elisa''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''

->'''[[GenkiGirl Mabel]]''': (''offering a taco'') Want one?\\
'''[[AlphaBitch Pacifica]]''': Oh, I'm not supposed to take handouts.\\
'''Mabel''': Handouts? It's called sharing! [[LampshadeHanging You do know what sharing is, right?]]\\
'''Pacifica''': Sha... sharr-ing?\\
'''Mabel''': Just take it.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', ''[[Recap/GravityFallsS2E3TheGolfWar The Golf War]]''

->'''Lisa Simpson''':You're ''still'' evil! And when you're trying to be good, you're ''even more'' evil!\\
'''Mr. Burns''': I don't understand. Pigs need food, engines need coolant, [[BuffySpeak dynamiters need dynamite.]] I'm supplying it to them at a tidy profit. And not a single sea creature was wasted.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "The Old Man and the Lisa"

->'''Homer''': I’m telling you Marge, this'll work. They'll think I'm Krusty and give us free stuff. I've been getting free stuff all day! Look at this swell bucket of house paint. ''Look at it!''\\
'''Marge''': I'm not saying it won't work, I'm just saying it's dishonest.\\
'''Homer''': Well, if we ''agree'', then why are we arguing?
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Homie the Clown"

->'''Cartman:''' You see guys, it all worked itself out. Tadow, tadow, how you like me now? Feel a little silly now, Kyle? Tadow, how you like me now?\\
'''Kyle:''' I still feel bad, Cartman.\\
'''Cartman:''' What? Hu- How can you feel bad? Somebody else is gonna pay for our crime.\\
'''Kyle:''' Yeah. That makes it even worse.\\
'''Cartman:''' Bu... eh... Kyle, you don't seem to understand. We're not gonna get punished for this. Ever.\\
'''Kyle:''' I know.\\
'''Cartman:''' So... so then, how can you feel bad?\\
'''Stan:''' He feels guilty for doing it and for letting someone else pay for it.\\
'''Cartman:''' ...But he's not gonna get in trouble.\\
'''Stan:''' It doesn't matter if you get in trouble of not, you can still feel bad. I think you're right, Kyle. Maybe we should confess.\\
'''Kenny:''' [Yeah, maybe we should.]\\
'''Cartman:''' What?? Eh... (''tries to be upbeat'') Hey you guys! There's nothing to feel bad about! We're, we're off scot-free!\\
'''Kyle:''' We feel bad for other people.\\
'''Cartman:''' (''looks at the other boys in disbelief'') For oth-er... (''winces'') Uh. Oww... Ih... Ih, ih, is it that... you think you might get in trouble later?\\
'''Stan:''' Tomorrow in school we'll all tell the teacher it was us, and let her decide what to do. (''points an accusing finger at Cartman'') And Cartman, if you had any thread of a conscience at all, you'll do the same! (''He, Kyle, and Kenny leave'')\\
'''Cartman:''' Eh buh... eh... eh... Freakin' weirdos, man!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', "Toilet Paper"

->(''Cartman comes to Kyle's house dressed in a nice sweater'')\\
'''Cartman''': Hey Kyle.\\
'''Kyle''': That isn't it, Cartman.\\
'''Cartman''': What isn't it?\\
'''Kyle''': That isn't being nice, that's just putting on a nice sweater.\\
'''Cartman''': I don't understand the difference.\\
'''Kyle''': I know you don't. (''closes the door'')
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', "Casa Bonita"

->Forget about [the Chum Bucket], I just can't take so much kindness in one sitting! [-Need... hatred...-]
-->-- '''Plankton''', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' "Walking Small"

->[''Nightmare has forced Spider-Man to face an illusion of his Uncle Ben'']\\
'''Nightmare''': Your greatest fear, your [[MyGreatestFailure greatest failure]], back to haunt you... FOREVER! [''EvilLaugh'']\\
'''Spider-Man''': ...Uncle Ben?\\
'''Uncle Ben''': [''smiles''] How's it goin', Pete? [''they embrace''] Still daydreaming, aren't ya?\\
'''Spider-Man''': You got half that right, Uncle Ben. [''Ben unmasks him and ruffles his hair''] Man, it's great to see you!\\
'''Nightmare''': "Great to see you"?! This is your ultimate failure! Your greatest fear!\\
'''Uncle Ben''': [[DeadpanSnarker Yeah, you said that]]. Who's the Gloomy Gus?\\
'''Spider-Man''': Mr. Pasty? He's just pathetic. [''to Nightmare''] Nightmare, you don't know my Uncle Ben, and you sure as heck don't know me. You think this is some buried secret? Even though I couldn't save him, I live with what happened to Uncle Ben every day, but not in the way you think.\\
'''Nightmare''': Huh?\\
'''Spider-Man''': I took responsibility for this tragedy, and turned it into something special: helping people every day as Spider-Man. Guess who taught me ''that'' magic trick?
-->--''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', "Strange Days"

->'''Kion:''' I'm worried about the Roar. The last time I used it, I was really angry. And it caused so much destruction!\\
'''Mufasa:''' The Roar of the Elders is very powerful.\\
'''Kion:''' I know. And that's why I'm thinking... ''[sighs]'' I shouldn't use it again. I... [[HeWhoFightsMonsters I'm worried that I might turn into Scar.]]\\
'''Mufasa:''' Scar cared [[ItsAllAboutMe only for himself]]. His selfishness fueled his anger. Why were you angry, Kion?\\
'''Kion:''' Janja and the hyenas. They were attacking my mom. I was so mad at them when I used the Roar! I lost control. And it almost hurt my mom. I almost hurt my mom!\\
'''Mufasa:''' Scar [[LackOfEmpathy never cared for anyone else the way you do, Kion]]. So perhaps you should speak with the one you care so much about.\\
'''Kion:''' Right. I will. Thank you, Grandfather.
-->--''WesternAnimation/TheLionGuard'', "Never Roar Again"


[[folder:Real Life]]

->Evil... has every advantage but one - [[CreativeSterility it is inferior in imagination]]. Good can imagine the possibility of becoming evil... but Evil, defiantly chosen, can no longer imagine anything but [[ItsAllAboutMe itself]].
-->-- '''W.H. Auden''' on ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''

->The fascist is not a happy traveller in the realm of myth and fairy tale [...] In [[Film/PansLabyrinth Pan's]], Sergi Lopez' [[BigBad Captain Vidal]] cannot see the faun with whom Ofelia converses. And how could he? He has no understanding of such matters.
-->-- ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_%28film_magazine%29#Masterpieces The Empire Masterpiece]]'' on ''Film/PansLabyrinth''

->A moderately bad man knows he is not very good: a thoroughly bad man thinks he is all right. This is common sense, really. You understand sleep when you are awake, not while you are sleeping... Good people know about both good and evil: bad people do not know about either.
-->-- ''[[Creator/CSLewis Mere Christianity]]''

->Always do right. This will [[GoodFeelsGood gratify some people]] and astonish the rest.
-->-- '''Creator/MarkTwain'''