Quotes / Humans Are Bastards

"Don't talk like one of them. You're not! Even if you'd like to be. To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper! You see, their morals, their code, it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."

"Think about all those men out there in their uniforms! Barking and swallowing orders! Inflicting their petty rule over the entire globe! Think of all the harm they've done! To you! To me! To humanity! And know this, that we can make them, and their flags, and their anthems, and their governments disappear! In a flash, you and me!"
David Banner, Hulk

"No matter what we learn, no matter what we manage to obtain, nothing ever changes! People are amazing that way! They become envious, hate each other, and destroy each other! If that's what they truly desire, why don't they simply exterminate each other?!"
Rau Le Creuset, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

"Along comes Jesus with this wonderful, moralistic philosophy, about why we should be tolerant and understanding of our fellow human beings, and then we spend the next two thousand years killing one another, because we can't quite agree on how he said it."
Interview with the Monty Python team

"We're bad. No, we are. As a species, we're bad. Don't start giving me Shakespeare's sonnets. We're wicked!"
Alan, QI

"On internet messageboards, there is no subject so vile or indefensible that someone won't post positively/in defense of it."
Skarka's Law, RPG.net

"We stopped searching for monsters under our bed when we realized the monsters are all inside us."
Sam Stevens

"Snipin's a good job, mate! It's challengin' work, out of doors...I guarantee you'll not go hungry 'cause at the end of the day, long as there's two people left on the planet, someone is gonna want someone dead."
Sniper, Team Fortress 2

What keeps mankind alive?
The fact that millions are daily tortured
Stifled, punished, silenced and oppressed
Mankind can keep alive thanks to its brilliance
In keeping its humanity repressed
And for once you must try not to shirk the facts
Mankind is kept alive by bestial acts

''Homo homini lupus'.' (Man is a wolf to man)
Unknown, attributed to Plautus

"Why are we fighting to save the humans? They're a primitive and violent race."
Ironhide, Transformers

"You know, Burke, I don't know which species is worse. You don't see them fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage."
Ellen Ripley, Aliens

Man is the cruelest animal.

Every age, it seems, is tainted by the greed of men. Rubbish to one such as I, devoid of all worldly wants. [Evil Laugh, followed by wistful sigh] Hmmm, I dunno, maybe it's just the way we are.
Unbreakable Patches, Dark Souls III

It is a sad indictment when we, the citizens of Sigmar's Holy Empire, cannot keep from finding reasons to abuse or despise each other. How can we possibly justify the casual barbarity with which we treat each other, especially when we are faced with the so many genuine threats from beyond our Mortal Plane? Surely the apocalyptic horrors of the Aethyr and its dark magics should be enough for us, without us having to create our own more mundane horrors within our own communities?
It sickens me to my core when I think of Sigmar's vision of human unity and prosperity, and the see the selfish, petty and ignorant people we have become.
Sometimes, I wonder if we as a people are becoming too sick to survive.

"Hitler had said that when he died, he would leave a great and strong Germany behind him. Instead, he gave the world a very different legacy: new knowledge of what human beings are capable of."
The Nazis: A Warning from History

"I look down on existence from a much higher perspective than you do. I witness this world, this universe and the truth of all things. That yields deeper understanding. Wisdom. The realization that all mortals should be destroyed. The one and only mistake among all divine creations. That is what mortals are. And this mistake is egregious. To shape existence into the beautiful utopia it was always meant to be, the mistake must be corrected. I will purge all mortals from existence. In place of the gods WHO REFUSE TO ADMIT FAILURE!!"
Goku Black, Dragon Ball Super

Merlin: I ask you to hold Excalibur for me, until a good man comes to take it from you.
The Rock Of Ages: Then I will be holding it forever. If not longer. [chuckles softly]

"This is humanity's legacy, Arthur. This place. This girl. Not to be dramatic, but all that will be left in its wake are death and disease and pestilence. And do people throw their hands up and wail at their inadequacies? At the horror they have wrought on the world? No. It is an inconvenience. A fucking inconvenience, Arthur! This! History! The future! It's an aggravating afterthought! People poison this planet. They tear it apart. They take, and they take, and they take. And this is what they leave behind. These temples of shit. Like ugly signatures. They kill themselves, poison their children and they do it because it's convenient. Because it's easy. Because they are fucking monsters, Arthur. People are awful and monstrous."
Clyde 2.0, Anti-Hero, by Jonathan Wood

''"Above all else, it is important to portray Descent as much a product of humanity's failure - on the part of the Sleepers and the Awakened alike - as it is the result of Nephandi success, if not more so. Descent can result only when the overwhelming majority of the human race loses all concern for the world, the people in it, the sanctity of the human soul and the possibility of something better. Only a feast of apathy and spiritual atrophy can produce victory for the Fallen. In many ways, Descent will come about because humanity deserved nothing better, because it chose to die rather than to feel, try or care.
Don't forget to illustrate the human hubris, selfishness and folly that earn mankind the sentence of Descent. As the haves step over the have-nots in the street (with perhaps only a snide "Get a job" to indicate any awareness that a sentient being is slumped in the gutter); as the weak and innocent are preyed upon by the malevolent strong; as hope is drowned amidst a sea of layoffs, sex scandals and conflicts born of political ambition and the desire for profit; as people do nothing to reverse this tide, it becomes clear how all of this came to pass. The Traditions are fighting an admirable battle, but they are doing so for a human race that has, for the most part, not done much to warrant such support."''
Mage: The Ascension - Ascension

"No matter how much you change the rules, no matter how much you refuse to admit defeat, in the end, the creatures known as "people" will always sign their own death warrant by acting out of stupidity and evil."
King P, MOTHER 3

"Yeah, the more I learn about people, the more I love my dog."

"The destiny of destruction... Still awaits... So long as you have hearts, hate will lurk in the shadows. You who possess the wellspring of emotion known as the heart... You are the true Mavericks!"