"Could it be that I commit my crimes for reasons OTHER than monetary gain? Could it be that I derive pleasure from passing my time in challenges of wit and skill? Could it be that the crime of murder is too mundane, too artless, to satisfy my needs? Could it be that I actually RESPECT The Batman and LOOK FORWARD to our periodic tests? Of COURSE it could. And were I to KILL The Batman — red-letter day aside ... the rest of my days could well be blank boxes. With The Batman dead, would I have any reason to live? And yet ... the money ..."
"When that station blew, there wasn't a piece left bigger than a turian's right nut. So I went home, to give the volus the good news. But before I got halfway there, I got a message from Aleena. 'Better luck next time!' Now I'm not superstitious, but if someone's that tough... they deserve to live."
—Urdnot Wrex, Mass Effect 1
Buzz: You know something? I like you. You know that?
Jim: Then... Why do we do this?
Buzz: Well... You gotta do something, don't you?
We will always be... the best of foes!
—Keroro and Kogoro, Keroro Gunsou
There's no-one closer, more like family, than old enemies.
—John Taylor, Something From The Nightside
A true Luchador knows that an enemy is just a friend who... doesn't like you and is mean to you all the time.
—The Flea, ˇMucha Lucha!
''Well, I don't even need you anymore, yeah. I've got an even better best friend. He's a really good listener; he even put up with me going on about how great you were! Hah! It's clear to me now that my real best friend is Perry the Plat—oof!"
—Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Phineas and Ferb
Largo: Well, Ed, good to see ya. Guess I gotta beat the crap out of you now.
Ed: That's cool. I really wish I could shoot you in the face.
My honored enemy! Would that my friends and allies were half as dependable as you. So, will you take my hand?
—Yambu, Books Of Swords
Ralph: Mornin', Sam!
Its regarding our friend slash enemy slash companion. Or friendinamapanion for short.
—Sarge, Red vs. Blue
Alucard: Eh, Welp, by boner's gone.
Anderson: Aye, kind of a mood-killer.
Alucard: Wanna try this again some other time?
Anderson: Of course! Kill ya later, you monstrous heathen.
Leela: Hermes wasn't your friend! He always insulted you and hit you!
Zoidberg: What, you mean all those insults and hits? No, that was just friendly teasing! Point is, he was the only one who cared enough to insult me!
Leela: I insult you, you yam-faced yokel!
Zoidberg: Sure, when it was convenient. But he would insult me just for the sake of it.
— Futurama, "The Six Million Dollar Mon"
I no like you, but I like you.
— Japanese Stewie, Family Guy, "Road To The Multiverse"
Flash: Dude, as soon as you finish your drink, turn yourself in.
Trickster (cheerfully): Got me again, Flash!
—Justice League, "Flash and Substance"
"Dude, it's like Sonic had to take a sick-day and couldn't stop Robotnik's latest evil scheme, so he asked Ulala to take care of him so Sonic could rest and get better."
— skurvay on "Space Channel Robotnik"
"I never met Nixon. But I did hear him say that the auditorium of his library should be used to enact 'great debates like—oh, Vidal and Buckley.' Also, on his first visit to New York after his defeat by Jack, he said, 'I'm here to see The Best Man,' my play, in which he darkly figures."
—Gore Vidal, Palimpsest
"But on my show tonight, ladies and gentlemen, as you probably know, my guest star is Fred Allen. And lots of people think, of course, because of this feud that's been going on for so many years, that Fred and I are enemies, that we hate each other. And this isn't true at all, because Fred Allen and I are the the best of friends! (beat) Well, maybe I'm overdoing it. You know what I mean, just a little bit, I, I wouldn't say that we were the best of friends, you know I would just say that we, uh, I'd say that we're friends. You know, just friends. (beat) Of course, friends might not be the exact word, that I'm trying to say; wh-what I mean is that we're more, uh, more, uh... Well, I dunno maybe we do hate each other. (beat) I know I can't stand him."
—Jack Benny, The Jack Benny Program, 1953-04-19
"A frenemy is someone who is both your friend and your enemy at the same time. China is our enemy because they are a totalitarian regime that despises our values of freedom and democracy. They're our friend because - look at these tube socks! 12 for $1.99!"
"They’re all getting dressed up in their Sunday best and having a funeral for Magneto. What makes this weird isn’t just that Magneto will be returning by the end of the episode, although that certainly takes the fun out of a funeral, but that Xavier refers to him as 'our most intractable opponent,' which is pretty weird when you consider that they actually only fought him once, and every other appearance involved either teaming up or hanging out in the Jungle for about eighteen months."
Underneath the note sat a necklace with a silver pendant in the shape of the Eiffel Tower. Ivy chuckled as she realized its significance: it was the site of one of Carmen's great escapes — one that took place during the only time she had worked with Zack and Ivy. A symbol of communion, then... and of Carmen's taunting. She could work with them and appreciate them, the gift seemed to say, but they would never capture her.