Drizz'l: Only a fool would engage an enemy without knowing anything about him.
Fighter: Which explains exactly why I did it!
Thief: That was supposed to be taunt, wasn't it?
Black Mage: One can only assume.
Vanessa: You're not normal, Dad.
Heinz: Oh, why thank you Vanessa, you're so sweet! See what I did there? Even though I knew you meant it as an insult, I took it as a compliment. Maddening, isn't it?
Mao: (almost hissing) What?
Hei: (deadpan) Don't worry about it. We don't regard you as one of us. Contractors like us don't possess emotions that would make us tremble in fear like you. Fortunately enough.
Sakura: Sensei, ... you do realize that you're not exactly... normal, right?
Recca: You know, the customary response to a complement where I come from is to thank the person giving it.
Sakura: That wasn't supposed to be a compliment.
Recca: And yet it was anyway. The term 'normal' simply means 'typical' - that is, like the majority of the population. In this case, it would mean 'like everyone else'. Since you've never been outside Konoha, you lack a frame of reference to compare me to people from other places, which makes it 'like everyone else in Konoha'... and, as you may have gathered, I don't exactly have a high opinion of the vast majority of the people here. Accordingly, the meaning of your statement was that I was not like a group of people who I despise. By most standards, that is a complement.
— Appreciation by Aleh, "Of Gentle Sunlight and the Sahara Part 2"
Lady Marian: Why, you speak treason!
Sir Robin: Fluently.
— The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Taco Bell patron: What would you say if I called you a brutish fossil, symbolic of a decayed era gratefully forgotten?
John Spartan: I don't know... thanks?
Lockon: Let me ask you one question. What do you want to achieve with Exia?
Setsuna: I'll eradicate war.
Lockon: You won't be able if I shoot you.
Setsuna: I don't mind. You could do instead of me. Change this twisted world in my place. But while I'm alive I'll keep fighting. Not as Soran Ibrahim... but as Celestial Being's Gundam Meister, Setsuna F. Seiei.
Lockon: Piloting a Gundam?
Setsuna: That's right. I am Gundam.
Lockon: (lowers gun) That's so crazy, I don't want to shoot you anymore! You really are an impossible Gundam nut!
Setsuna: (smiles) Thank you. That's a great compliment.
(Lockon cracks up)
Jon: You have many flaws, Garfield.
Garfield: Thank you!
Jon: One of them is thinking insults are compliments.
Garfield: You're too kind!
"Though I bet DoctorDoom would take some perverse pride in knowing that he's contributing to Texas's image as a backwater filled with psychotic gun-toting xenophobes and religious fanatics who think that everyone else is a limp-wristed pussy for not getting a raging hard-on at the thought of shooting people. I'm not even sure he would consider any part of that stereotype negative."
"New Rule: And this is for Scott Brown, repeated referring to your debate opponent as "Professor" is not a devastating zinger when she actually is a professor. It's like if Elizabeth Warren called you "a failed male model" because there's a picture of you hiding your entire penis behind your wrist."
— Bill Maher, Real Time with Bill Maher
Cabinet Member: You're Insane!!
The Master: *thumbs up*
John Scalzi:... after some random dudebro has attempted to insult me on the Internet by taking a photo of me in a dress that Iíve already posted on my own site and slapping the word ďfeministĒ on it, all I have to go back to is a successful career, a loving family, a circle of amazing friends and talented peers, and a social system whose systematic biases favor me in nearly all cases as a well-off straight white man. Even when I put on a dress.
I mean, I know thatís not much compared to the awesome power of a random Internet dudebro calling me a word I donít find in the least bit insulting, but it will have to suffice. Somehow.
Xexion: (following up a "The Reason You Suck" Speech) Everything you love will have my dick in it!
Namine: I love myself.
Shepard: You said they covered all this up. How did you hear about it?
Harkin: I've spent twenty years working cases here on the Citadel; people on this station love to talk. Secrets are like herpes: if you've got 'em, you might as well spread 'em around.
Shepard: You're a pig.
Harkin: Just noticed that now, did you?