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

Shirley shouldn’t have told him to go and fuck himself. Kanye West makes sweet love to everything Kanye West does, so he doesn’t need more encouragement....I can’t fully get high off of Shirley’s response without seeing Kanye’s email which probably looks something like this: “YOU JUST JEALOUS GARBAGE GIRL BECAUSE I HAVE MORE HITS THAN GOD. KANYE WEST X ADIDAS YEEZY F/W 2015!!!!&!!!”
Michael K., "Shirley Manson Goes Off Again On Someone Who Is Probably Kanye"

Gene Ray is a legend... He is most famous for inventing the Time Cube Theory, and even put up the legendary Time Cube website back in 1997.

What is the time cube theory? It is a little hard to say, but it has something to do with the world passing through four simultaneous days in the course of a day. 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).

There was only one bridge left for Olbermann to burn this year, and when it was time for him to alienate himself from Current TV, he did it in classic Olbermann fashion, bitching about broken promises and writing frantic missives to anyone who dared accuse him of being less than a perfect little angel while working at Current. But don't feel bad for Keith. He's now free to live the life he's always dreamed of: taping "Special Comment" segments from his own toilet and descending into a permanent state of manic paranoia. Why can't this happen to Hannity, too?
Drew Magary on Guy Fieri, "The 25 Least Influential People of 2012"

...this hearing was nothing less than a battle of the good Saint Andy versus Big Pharma Evil, and its verdict proof positive that the pharma conspiracy to “poison” children with vaccines was taking its vengeance on poor, poor Andy for speaking truth to power...Of course, Wakefield’s vision of himself as a brave Galileo persecuted by the forces of dogmatism is nothing new. He pulled that gambit right after the GMC Fitness to Practise Panel Hearing began in July 2007, likening himself to Václav Havel, the playwright turned political activist in Czechoslovakia who spent several terms in prison for his political activities opposing its Soviet-style Communist government in the 1970s and 1980s and ultimately played a major role in the Velvet Revolution of 1989 that led to the bloodless overthrow of Communism.

Galileo? Václav Havel? Wakefield surely does have an inflated view of himself! Next he’ll be comparing himself to Gandhi or Martin Luther King.
Orac, "The Martyrdom of St. Andy"