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"Mr. Heathcliff, you have nobody to love you; and, however miserable you make us, we shall still have the revenge of thinking that your cruelty arises from your greater misery! You are miserable, are you not? Lonely, like the devil, and envious like him? Nobody loves you—nobody will cry for you when you die! I wouldn't be you!"
Catherine Linton, Wuthering Heights

"I can't take no more of this grief! No social life, no civilian life, no life... PERIOD! Nothing other than being the Scorpion... and being the Scorpion STINKS!"
The Scorpion, Spider-Man

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Ned: You’re screwing the villains. It’s not really one fight after another.
Mrs. Yamada: Being a villain is hard.
Weaver: One in twenty might make it in the long run. If they’re lucky, if they’re good, if they have friends they can count on.
Reynard: Pat yourself on the back a little more.
Weaver:I wasn’t satisfied doing what I was doing, as a villain. I switched sides by choice. Think about that. Even after all of that, after everything I had, even though I felt pretty good, spending all of that money on helping people in my neighborhood, being front page news, I gave it up.
Weaver explains this trope to middle-schoolers, Worm

"Waspinator sick of being evil! Sick of being Predacon! And Waspinator especially sick of getting blown to scrap all the time!! So... Waspinator QUIT!"

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"Abashed the Devil stood
and felt how awful goodness is, and saw
Virtue in her shape how lovely; saw, and pined
His loss."

“Stop thinking of the Dark Side as some pathway to power. That’s the Emperor lying to you. It’s destructive. Darth Vader is miserable. He lost everything. He has no one in his life, absolutely nothing until his son comes back and says, “I love you”. Other than that, his life is a wreck…that’s not the way to live your life. I see a lot of adoration. I get that the bad guys are cool. But they are evil. You really don't want to be them!”
Dave Filoni

Jade Chan: Don't you three know when to quit?
Finn, Ratso & Chow: (simultaneously) We quit!
All the heroes: Huh?
Ratso: We're tired of never making money!
Chow: We're tired of being enslaved by dragons, wizards, and floating demon heads!
Finn: But most of all, we're tired of getting our butts kicked! By you.
Ratso: Yeah! It hurts.
Jackie Chan Adventures, The Good Guys

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Player Character: What kind of life have you lived with the Force flowing through you? Was it worth living?
Darth Sion: It... it was not. No matter how many I killed... there was no end to the pain... the blades the Force tore through my flesh.

"Why is being the bad guy so hard."

"How rewarding can your job be if you spend forty hours a week hammering away at people who are already hurting?"
Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money, on why the crueler of the bill collecting agencies have such high employee turnover

"It's not easy being mean."
Constantine, Muppets Most Wanted

"You'd think killing people might make them like you, but it doesn't." (Beat) "It just makes people dead."
Voldemort, A Very Potter Musical

Corran Horn: You don't get it, do you? You've already lost and you're continuing down that losing path. Haven't the last four thousand years taught you anything?
Exar Kun: I know more than you could ever hope to learn in four thousand years or forty thousand years.
Corran Horn: That may be. But I know the one thing you don't. You're never going to win. You destroy those who oppose you, and what does that leave you?
Exar Kun: The faithful.
Corran Horn: From among whom arises a rival. You have a schism.
Exar Kun: And I destroy the heretics.
Corran Horn: Yes, you do. And again and again that cycle repeats itself and you let it go on because you've forgotten the most fundamental truth of reality: Life creates the Force. When Kyp destroyed Carida, he diminished your power. When you destroyed Gantoris, you diminished your power. You're a predator over-grazing your prey, but you can't stop because the dark side fills you with this aching hunger that will never be satisfied.

"Villains are BAD GUYS! No one likes bad guys. Not even bad guys like bad guys!"
Pearl, Splatoon 2
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