Quotes: Laser-Guided Karma

Fiction

"Instant karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you right on the head
You better get yourself together
Pretty soon you're gonna be dead"
John Lennon, "Instant Karma"

Well, when justice strikes
Well, every once in a while
It makes a bullseye hit
Well, every once in a while
Devo, "Jimmy"

Well, you may throw your rock and hide your hand
Workin' in the dark against your fellow man
But as sure as God made black and white
What's done in the dark will be brought to the light
Johnny Cash, "God's Gonna Cut You Down"

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Galatians 6:7, King James Version

The first and most important rule of gun-running is: never get shot with your own merchandise.
Yuri Orlov, Lord of War

A basic rule of covert ops is let someone else do your dirty work. Let someone else find the guy you want to kill. It's a great technique... as long as you're not the "someone else."
Michael, Burn Notice'''("False Flag")

The funny thing about karma... It goes round and round... and in the end, it comes back to bite you.
Roland, Digital Devil Saga

The thing about karma on the Discworld is that it often happens real soon.
—The Discworld Companion, on the events of Guards! Guards!

Real Life

He that scatters thorns, let him not go barefoot.
Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack (1736)

We're less a football team and more an amalgamation of all the evil teams in sports movies that the hero team finally beats and looks back on as a turning point. It's like our seasons were written by Matt Christopher.

This was a band desperate to hide the fact that they were lip synching, and in front of 80,000 people, the track skipped during the titular line of their album's titular song. 'Girl you know it's! Girl you know it's! Girl you know it's!' It was such a perfect moment that it could only have happened right after God said, "Jimi Hendrix and John Bonham — stop nunchuck fighting! Get over here and check out what I'm about to do!"