"Don't you get it? I'm trying to save this hell of a place. Not 'cause I like it, but 'cause I'm trying to save me own skin."
— Cyrus Crabbe, Dinotopia TV movie
"You don't destroy the world you're going to conquer!"
— Jinnai, El-Hazard: The Magnificent World
Spike: I want to save the world.
Buffy: You do remember that you're a vampire, right?
Spike: We like to talk big. Vampires do. "I'm going to destroy the world." That's just tough guy talk. Strutting around with your friends over a pint of blood. The truth is, I like this world. You've got... dog racing, Manchester United. And you've got people, billions of people walking around like Happy Meals with legs. It's all right here. But then someone comes along with a vision. With a real... passion for destruction. Angel could pull it off. Goodbye, Picadilly. Farewell, Leicester Bloody Square. You know what I'm saying?
"Let me assure you, I do not wish to destroy the world. That's where all the best slaughter takes place, you know."
— Charnel, Sacrifice
"There is no profit to be made in the world's destruction. It is... bad for business."
— Kingpin, Spider-Man