“People cling to their rotten memories, to all their misfortunes, and you can't pry them loose. These things keep them busy. They avenge themselves for the injustice of the present by smearing the future inside them with this shit. They're cowards deep down, and just. That's their nature.”
—Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the End of the Night
Chet Ubetcha: "... leaving hundreds injured and thousands without food or water."
Vicky: "Ha ha! I love a happy ending!"
"One day, I'm going to drop a bomb on this city. A contraceptive bomb."
— Spider Jerusalem, Transmetropolitan
"There are times when I look at people and I see nothing worth liking... I see the worst in people, Henry. I don't need to look past seeing them to get all I need.
— Daniel Plainview, There Will Be Blood
“I hate the world and almost all the people in it. I hate the Labour Congress and the journalists who send men to be slaughtered, and the fathers who feel a smug pride when their sons are killed, and even the pacifists who keep saying human nature is essentially good, in spite of all the daily proofs to the contrary. I hate the planet and the human race—I am ashamed to belong to such a species.”
— The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell
“I'm tired of this back-slappin' "isn't humanity neat" bullshit. We're a virus with shoes.”
“Individuals are fine once you get to know them, especially if they're interesting in conversation or have large, sumptuous breasts, but I don't like people in the plural and I've seen very little to change my mind about that.”
"Certainly The Two Doctors can't be accused of having nothing to say about people... Yeah, the Doctor has human concerns in this story. But his concern with humanity seems largely to be disdain. Look at the interaction between Baker's Doctor and Peri throughout the story, especially coming off of the effortless camaraderie of the Troughton/Hines/Padbury team. Look in particular as Peri appears to mouth 'asshole' at him after a particularly bruising bit of 'banter.' (although apparently the canonical epithet is 'I know' in response to the Doctor saying something snide about humans, I'd point out that the mouth motions are virtually identical) Troughton's Doctor may have been blind to humanity at times, but again, he at least always seemed to like people. Baker's Doctor seems to both understand them and frankly despise them."
"I don't want to bring a child into a world where a girl's rape can go viral. I don't want to give birth to a child in a coastal city that will be under water in 100 years, to one where boys who grow up wanting to serve their country end up dying to protect Dick Cheney's stock portfolio. To a world where a religious institution that has, for 1500 years, harbored pedophiles and blood money, still holds political sway over a large portion of the country that controls the largest military in the world. I won't bear a child into a world of constant surveillance...There are days when life feels like the best gift I could possibly give to another person. And then there are days like today, when it seems like it might be best for humanity to pack it up and call the game. That's enough, folks. We've had a pretty shitty run."
—Erin Gloria Ryan, Jezebel