Black Mage: If you think about it, I'm the victim here.
Black Mage: I didn't get what I wanted.
Anthony Marston: I've just been thinking — John and Lucy Combes. Must have been a couple of kids I ran over near Cambridge. Beastly bad luck.
Judge Wargrave: For them, or for you?
Anthony Marston: Well, I was thinking — for me — but of course, you're right, sir, it was damned bad luck on them. Of course it was pure accident... I had my license endorsed for a year. Beastly nuisance...
"A dog will do anything it can to please you. A cat will do everything it can to please itself."
"In the end, all that matters to me... is me. And all that matters to you... is you. It is the nature of things."
— Andrew Ryan, BioShock
"Hey, kids! Did you know what your mommies and daddies gave up so your family could live in Opportunity? Literally nothing! Your family is paid to be here — I'm the one who feeds and protects everyone. Remember: we should all love our parents, but love me more."
— Handsome Jack, Borderlands 2
The definition of the true savage does not concern itself even with how much more he hurts strangers or captives than do the other tribes of men. The definition of the true savage is that he laughs when he hurts you; and howls when you hurt him.
The moment is so fleeting
But our talent is so vast
The so-called stars are hopelessly outclassed
— Commentary! The Musical, "All About Me"
You think the world revolves around you but it doesn't so, you sit and spin
Baby, someone is crazy and it's you.
— Jonathan Coulton, "Someone Is Crazy"
They said it's you / Who puts the gravity in the ground
They said it's you / Who all the stars revolve around
Scientists were wrong / And you suspected all along it might be true
The world belongs to you
— Jonathan Coulton, "The World Belongs to You"
Dan: (while stealing a mummy's artifacts) Hold these.
Dan: Because if I get caught with them, I'll go to jail.
— Dan Vs.
Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others.
"Is there any way this "collapse of civilization" thing could affect me personally?"
"Don't you care about how I'm feeling?"
Fry: Bender! This has nothing to do with you!
Bender: That's impossible!
"Can't you stop talking about yourself for one second, Alex?"
— Jenna, Golden Sun: The Lost Age
"The swine who stole my dog doesn't realize what he did to me!"
"I do like a man who tells you right out he's looking out for himself. Don't we all? I don't trust a man who says he's not."
— Kasper Gutman, The Maltese Falcon
Piper: Leo this is not cool, I have people coming over in 10 minutes.
Leo: Chris isn't who he says he is, Piper. I know he's the one who banished me to Freyja, and this proves it.
Piper: You know what Leo? Nothing will ever change with you. You will always find a way to make your job more important than your family.
Obscurus Lupa: I just— I seriously want to murder every single character in this show. They are just the most thick, selfish people on the planet. I don't get why this is a hard concept for Piper to understand. Saving lives is more important than your stupid normal life shit. Baby showers are not more important, parties are not more important, dates are not more important, your feelings are not more important.
"All I wanted to do was make everything better for me! All you had to do was solve a couple hundred simple tests for a few years. And you couldn't even let me have that, could you?"
Noah: You can't defeat me, because I posses the person you care more about than anyone else in the world!
Kaiba: Unless you've somehow kidnapped me without my knowledge, I think that's impossible.
Heil myself. Heil to me...
I'm the kraut who's out to change our history.
Heil myself, Raise your hand.
There's no greater dictator in the land!
Walter White: Skyler, all the things that I did, you need to understand...
Skyler: If I have to hear, one more time, that you did this for the family—
Walter: I did it for me. I liked it, I was good at it, and I was really...I was alive.
"I think that's half your problem, T — you always think everything that happens is about YOU!"
— Julio Scoundrél (to Tarquin), The Order of the Stick