Quotes / Obliviously Evil

"The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding."

"It may be comfortably asserted that no man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks."
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men

Bad guys think they're the heroes of their own stories; they're not sitting there thinking, "Yeah, I get to be evil today."
Jeff Abbott

Ryuk: But if you did that [killing all evil people], it would make you the only bad person left.
Light: Huh? I have no idea what you're talking about, Ryuk. I'm a hardworking honor student who's considered to be one of Japan's best and brightest.

"I'm sorry. Sorry. But it hurts and I couldn't talk to you."
The Parasite, explaining to her father that she risks his life just by existing

Anna: (singing) I get the feeling you don't know...
Elsa: What do I not know?!
Anna: Arendelle's in deep, deep, deep, deep...snow.

Team Rocket Agent: (seeing that Rusty stuffed 15 Bidoofs into one pokeball) You are a DUMB MONSTER!!!

Judge Claude Frollo longed to purge the world of vice and sin. And he saw corruption everywhere except within.

As I come to understand Vietnam and what it implies about the human condition, I also realize that few humans will permit themselves such an understanding.
Dr. Manhattan, Watchmen

Locutus of Borg: Why do you resist us? We only wish to improve quality of life for all species.
Worf: I like my species the way it is!
Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The Best of Both Worlds"

Bojack Horseman: Not understanding that you're a horrible person doesn't make you less of a horrible person!
—The titular character of Bojack Horseman, basically summarizing this trope in one sentence.