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"I've never fired anybody in my life! I had a cleaning lady once I couldn't fire. So I moved."

Asuka: When a wind-up doll like you starts being sympathetic to me... I've really hit rock bottom.
Rei: I am not a doll.
Asuka: Shut up! You do anything you're ordered to, don't you? You'd kill yourself if Commander Ikari told you to, wouldn't you?!
Rei: Yes, I would.

"Better to be hurt than to hurt others."
Ken Kaneki's mother, Tokyo Ghoul

"I am not a doll. At the very least, I am an action figure."

Malory: You are a timid man Cyril.
Cyril: What? No I'm not!
Pam: Dude, even your balls are made of pussy!

"SpongeBob, you'll never get what you want! You always let people step all over you. You're just like stairs!"

Phil: She beats him!
Stu: That was twice! And I was out of line!

Now I know I'm being used
But that's okay man cause I like the abuse
I know she's playing with me
But that's okay cause I've got no self esteem
The Offspring, "Self-Esteem"

Goldie Wilson: Say! Why do you let those boys push you around like that for?
George McFly: Well, they're bigger than me.
Goldie Wilson: Stand tall, boy! Have some respect for yourself! Don't you know that if you let people walk over you now, they'll be walking over you for the rest of your life!

Hero. Summoner. Doormat.

Harley Quinn: I'm not a I?
Poison Ivy: If you had a middle name, it would be "Welcome".

I've tried everything I know, I tried begging, and pleading, and beseeching, and asking politely...

Lisa: Well, this is your chance to develop a new and better identity. May I suggest... good-natured doormat?
Bart: Sounds good, sis. Just tell me what to do!
The Simpsons, "Bart's Inner Child"

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sit quietly, agree politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything...
— "Roar" by Katy Perry

"Man, shit. I gotta learn how to say no."
Franklin after he meets Dom and gets shanghaied into skydiving with him, Grand Theft Auto V

All my life I've tried
To make everybody happy while I
Just hurt, and hide,
Waiting for someone to tell me it's my turn to decide.
Sara Bareilles, King of Anything

Gaston: Crazy Gaston says no to no-one!
[Description Cut to "Crazy Gaston's Used Autos: 100% off"]
Lefou: More beer?
Gaston: Yes!
Lefou: More beer?
Gaston: Yes!
Lefou: More beer?
Gaston: Yes! Yes! Yes! [Vomit Indiscretion Shot]
Youtube Poop: Crazy Gaston [1]

"Well I'll wait one more hour for him and if he doesn't come then he can go and borrow that $100 from someone else."
Caspar Milquetoast, while standing in the pouring rain.

Retsuko, Aggressive Retsuko

Before I had a girlfriend, I had no STANDARD for how I should be treated as a human being. You could do ANYTHING to me! [...] And now, when I'm not with my girlfriend, you could still do anything to me, I will tolerate any treatment. Like, I travel alone sometimes, y'know? And I'll put up with anything. Like, I'll book a ticket on some garbage airline, y'know, I don't wanna name an actual airline so let's just make one up, let's call it, like, "Delta Airlines". So I book a ticket on Delta Airlines. And I'll show up at the airport, and I'll go: "Can I go on the plane now, please?" And they go: "No! It's delayed nine hours. (spits)" And I go: "O-kay!" And then I go to the bathroom. And then I come outta the bathroom. And I go: "Any updates?" And they go: "Yeah! We took off while you were in the bathroom! Because we HATE you! Now take this meal voucher that doesn't work, go, fetch!" And I go: "O-kay!" And I go over to the Wolfgang Puck express, and I go: "Can I have a sandwich please?" And they go: "NO!" And I go: "O-kay!" And they go: "You're a little fat girl, aren't you?" And I go: "Nooo..." And they go: "SAY IT!" And I go: "I'm a little fat girl!" And then I'll go over to the Delta Helpdesk — which is an oxymoron — and I go: "Can I please go home on an airplane?" And they go: "No! In fact, we're gonna frame you for murder! And you're gonna go to jail for thirty years!" And I go: "Why are you doing this to me?!" And they go: "(sings) Because we're Delta Airlines! And life is a fucking nightmare!" But with my girlfriend, she would just be like: "Let's see if SouthWest has any flights." So it's better.

It seems you would say I was too soft-hearted
If you made a dunce-cap I'd don it!
People will always be tempted to wipe their feet
On anything with "welcome" written on it.
XTC, "Snowman"


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