Quotes: They Called Me Mad!

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Why do they still call me a warlord? And "mad"? All I want to do is create the perfect genetic soldier!
M. Bison, Street Fighter

Wily: The world called me mad! Insane, Proto!
Protoman: Sounds right to me.
Mega Man animated series

Oh, mad, am I? Yes, that's what they all say, hee hee hee! But I'll show you who's mad! Yes! For when I rule the world, then you'll see who's mad! Yes!
Caractacus P. Doom, Avenger Penguins

Dr. Nefarious: "To think, they called me insane, Lawrence. We'll see who's insane when my [mutant armies] have exterminated all life on this miserable planet!"
Lawrence: "That should clear things right up, sir."

I wanted things I saw only dimly— fluids that glowed, and electricity that danced like a living thing. I wanted science inside of me, changing me, my body as a generator, as a reactor, a crucible. Transformation, transcendence. And so, of course, They Called Me Mad!. They laughed at me, and that I would never forgive and forget. I would, to use the old phrase, show them.

"I AM NOT MAD!" cried Zarkendorf, his eyes bulging madly. "For years people like you laughed at my name! They called me a nerd — they said I should get out of my mother's basement and get a life! I swore that one day I would make them all pay! The world will soon tremble at the name Heinrich Dorfmenstein Zarkendorf!"
"Yeah; probably at the thought of having to spell it," said Buster.
Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space

They say madness runs in our family. Some even dared call me mad. Do you know why? Because I dared to dream of creating a race of atomic monsters, atomic supermen! With octagonal shaped bodies that suck- [unintelligible gibberish] —- with straws...
Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Futurama

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The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fultonnote , they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.

White doesn't necessarily practice film criticism, although what he writes is almost always based on his real or imagined characterization of what other critics have already written. The movie itself sometimes gets lost in White's internal monologue as he rages against some chimerical critical consensus.
Jim Emerson on film critic Armond White

There’s a huge clue in the book The Man who Heard Voices, which is devoted to the production of Lady in the Water. The book covers, in great detail, how blown away Night is by a Disney executive who unthinkably failed to ‘get’ his script, and the soul-searching, sweaty-sheeted introspection about just what was wrong with other people, that they couldn’t see how incredible his story was.
Stuart Millard, "The Self-Destruction of M. Night Shyamalan"

The reason we don’t believe Ray is correct is because our educational system is a conspiracy to make us stupid. Ray knows. He is the wisest person in the universe — at least he repeatedly asserts so on his websites and when “explaining” the hypothesis (often instead of explaining the hypothesis, in fact).
Encyclopedia of American Loons, "Gene Ray Is A Legend"