Quotes / Teeth-Clenched Teamwork

"Friendship: Noun. That which unites person 1 with person 2 through their mutual hatred of person 3."

"The shortest and best way to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interests to promote yours."
Jean de La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Black Mage: Name one thing teamwork ever accomplished.
Red Mage: Civilization.
Black Mage: Name one good thing.

"I'm not asking you to like it. I'm asking you to do it."
Arcturus Mengsk, on responding to General Duke's distress call, Starcraft

"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
Benjamin Franklin

"The prophecies may say that we have to work together, sister. But nowhere is it written that we must enjoy it."
Tahu Nuva, BIONICLE Chronicles #4: Tales of the Masks

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Player Character: Look, we all know you five aren't going to share the artifact. So why don't you save me some time and start betraying each other now?
Botizen: We have no reason to betray the other races until they have something we want.
Eanova: You dare even think of betraying the Eanova?!
Botizen: Only if the gain outweighs the cost. Do not pretend you would not do the same.
Eanova: Tssss...

"We can't afford to squabble amongst ourselves anymore; things have to change. Now look: you've been given specific orders to follow. Don't run off."
Casca lecturing Guts, Berserk, Episode 5

Kagome: Look, I don't wanna do this either, okay? But we've gotta work together!
Inuyasha: I ain't gotta do nothin'. It's you who needs me!
InuYasha episode 3

[After a fight in Quark's between Cardassian and Jem'Hadar soldiers, over a secret order Damar was drafting to poison the Jem'Hadar as a last resort]
Weyoun: How could Damar be so stupid so as to leave such an inflammatory document laying around for anyone to find?!
Gul Dukat: Your men stole it from him!
Weyoun: Jem'Hadar are not thieves!
Gul Dukat: And Damar is not a liar!
Weyoun: Keep...your voice down. [smiles] Our men need to see that we are still allies. Smile!
[Dukat bitterly does so]
Weyoun: [through his teeth] Dukat!
Gul Dukat: I'm smiling!
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Behind the Lines"

"Listen. You don't like me. And I sure as hell don't like you. But if we don't do something, Mr. Mohawk's gonna activate this ring, and we're all gonna die."
Johnson, Halo 2

Simmons: (to Felix and Locus) But you're supposed to hate each other!
Felix: Oh, we do. After all, you should never mix friends with business.
Locus: (to Felix) Wrap it up.
Felix: But we just work so well together.
Red vs. Blue, Season 12, Episode 10

Commander Dexter Remmick: You don't like me, do you, Lieutenant?
Worf: Is it required, sir?
Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Coming of Age"

Missy: In future, if you're going to take my stick, do me the courtesy of actually killing me. Team work is all about respect.
Clara: We're not a team.
Missy: Of course we are. Every miner needs a canary.
Doctor Who, "The Witch's Familiar"

"I hate working with these talking tin cans!"
Torbjörn Lindholm, Overwatch