Quotes / Jerkass Has a Point

Belkar: Me, I'm a heartless little bastard. I can shrug that kind of thing off. But you seem like maybe that might bother you at some point down the road.
Roy: You -- You of all people -- You have no right to -- (Beat Panel) Fine. We keep going. Haley, you look for traps. You two, behind us.
Haley: What are we going to do if we find —
Roy: I don't know yet! I'll think of something on the way. Now MOVE!!
Elan: Geez, Belkar, I can't believe you said all that to Roy. Don't you think it was a little harsh?
Belkar: Isn't that why you losers keep me around? Hurting people is the only thing I'm good at.
Order of the Stick #881

Yamamoto: If your Research and Development Department had reported and managed it more promptly, this situation may have been avoidable.
Mayuri: That is not true. I foresaw and suggested this situation the moment Uryuu Ishida, the Quincy, infiltrated the Soul Society as a Ryouka. It was you who disregarded that as being absurd. Isn't the principle cause of this situation you, Captain-General?

Viridi: It's almost as bad as humans disrupting the balance on Earth! It's unforgivable!
Dark Pit: You've got to be joking. All you gods and your stupid wars are the ones throwing everything off balance!
Viridi: You little nothing! How dare you?!
Palutena: ...He may have a point.

"I can fool my friends. I can even fool Giles. But I can't fool myself... or Spike, for some reason."
Buffy Summers in response to Spike's statement that she and Angel could never be Just Friends, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, "Lovers Walk"

Spike: I just can't take all this mamby-pamby boo-hooing about the bloody Indians.
Willow: Uh, the preferred term is...
Spike: You won! All right? You came in and you killed them and you took their land. That's what conquering nations do! It's what Caesar did, and he's not goin' around saying, "I came, I conquered, I felt really bad about it." The history of the world is not people making friends. You had better weapons, and you massacred them. End of story.
Buffy: Well, I think the Spaniards actually did a lot of - (Willow nudges her) Not that I don't like Spaniards.
Spike: Listen to you. How you gonna fight anyone with that attitude?
Willow: We don't wanna fight anyone. If we could talk to him...
Spike: You exterminated his race. What could you POSSIBLY say that would make him feel better? It's kill or be killed here. Take your bloody pick!
Xander: (Beat) Maybe it's the syphilis talking, but some of that made sense.
Giles: I made these points earlier, but fine, no one listens to me.

Discord: I never thought you'd be the kind of pony who would think she was better than everypony else.
Twilight Sparkle: I don't think I'm better than anypony!
Discord: Oh, well, how silly of me to assume that you would think that. All you did was choose to keep your precious princess self out of harm's way while your friends thrust themselves right into it... I'm sure you'll all be the best of pals again when they return from their terrifying, yet deeply bonding experience — that they're having without you.

"Subtlety seems to have flown out the window in this movie. Take for example when Michael and Blue go to a gas station for supplies. The attendant has a baby next to her and is blowing all the smoke in the babies face (and I mean she is all but blowing all the smoke directly in her mouth). Michael as politely as possible tells her that might not be the safest thing. But Michael is painted as the stuck up prick so everything he says no matter how rational is wrong. Same as when they are driving by the site of a drive by shooting and Michael asks 'How can people live like this?' Blue gives Michael a look like 'How dare you sir! This is the perfect life!'"
Miles Antwiler on The Sunchaser (1996)

"Seven of Nine I could kiss you! In an episode full of little nuggets, her criticism of the Voyager crew's ignorance of other species is the charmer. She states (and I quote): ‘You make contact with alien species without sufficient understanding of their nature. As a result Voyager’s directive to seek out new civilisations often ends in conflict.’ Somebody give that woman a medal! Of course Neelix has some vomit inducing retort about exploration being worth it but the point still stands."
Doc Oho on Star Trek: Voyager, "Random Thoughts"

Ron: Well, it won't matter if [the Blast-Ended Skrewts] turn out to cure seasickness or something, will it?
Hermione: You know perfectly well I only said that to shut Malfoy up. As a matter of fact I think he's right. The best thing to do would be to stamp on the lot of them before they start attacking us all.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Damn. Why does Near have to always have a point? You're like L in that way: as assholish as they come, but when you've got a point, you hit the nail on the friggin' head.
— Erin's sums this trope up nicely in chapter 14 of And The Story Continues

Rocket: Blasted idiot. They're all idiots! Quill just got himself captured. None of this ever would've happened if you [Drax] hadn't tried to single-handedly take on a frickin' army!
Drax: You're right. I was a fool. All the anger, all the rage, was just to cover my loss. (shamefully looks onto the ground)
Rocket: (dumbly stares at Drax for a few seconds, then mocks him) "Oh, boo-hoo-hoo! My wife and child are dead!" (Groot gasps at Rocket's mockery) I don't care if it's mean. Everybody's got dead people! That's no excuse to get everyone else dead along the way!

Frank Grimes: I'm saying you're what's wrong with America, Simpson. You coast through life, you do as little as possible, and you leech off of decent, hardworking people like me. Heh, if you lived in any other country in the world, you'd have starved to death long ago.
Bart: He's got you there, dad.
The Simpsons, "Homer's Enemy"

"I thought he was just being a dick, but that's a really good point."
— Background character, Grrl Power

"Ohh...That bum! I don't know why he's always so mean to everyone! What he said is true, though. The forest...strange things have been happening here lately... You need to be ready for anything. You'd better find a weapon!"
Saria, regarding Mido, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Rick: Thank youuuu. I appreciate it, Morty, I know you were sucking the Kool-Aid out of the Vindicators' [blink] so the fact that I was right about them must be pretty hard to admit.
Morty: Yeah, it is. You know why, Rick? Because when you're an asshole, it doesn't matter how right you are, nobody wants to give you the satisfaction.
Rick and Morty, "Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender"