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    Anime and Manga 

More... More... I want more...

They don't call me Greed for nothing. I want money. I want women, status, and power. I want everything this world's selling and eternity's topping the list!

    Comic Books 

What's mine is mine
and mine and mine,
And mine, and mine, and mine!
Orange Lantern Oath, Green Lantern

He won't stop. He'll never stop. He'll just keep murdering. And hurting. And taking. And taking and taking and taking. He thinks he's entitled. He thinks he deserves everything he takes. And he will never stop.
—- Daredevil describing The Kingpin


    Fan Fiction 

You know something Vlad, you can't look me in eye and honestly tell me that your life has been all that terrible! It just wasn't ENOUGH for you! You could take away everything that ever meant anything to anyone, and the rest of the world besides, and it STILL wouldn't be enough for you! Never enough MONEY! Never enough Attention! Never enough... EVERYTHING!
Maddie Fenton to Vlad Plasmius, Facing the Future Series

    Film — Live-action 

All for one... and more for me!
Cardinal Richelieu, The Three Musketeers (1993)

When I put everyone here naked, I wasn't trying to be cute. It was because I didn't wanna create clothes. When you got clothes, you got pockets. When you got pockets, you gotta put something in them.

The year I turned twenty-six, I made forty-nine million dollars, which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week.
Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street

The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed — for lack of a better word — is good.
Greed is right.
Greed works.
Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.
Greed, in all of its forms — greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge — has marked the upward surge of mankind.
And greed — you mark my words — will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA.
Gordon Gekko, Wall Street

They always want more. They already have everything. And still, they want more.
Dr. Kritzinger on the S.S, Conspiracy (2001)


Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.

His rage passes description — the sort of rage that is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy suddenly lose something that they have long had but have never before used or wanted.
—-Smaug's reaction when he discovers that Bilbo stole an insignificant cup from his hoard

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit

Gold conjures up a mist about a man, more destructive of all his old senses and lulling to his feelings than the fumes of charcoal.

Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.
G. K. Chesterton, A Miscellany of Men

[Drevin's] got as much money as anyone could possibly want; but the funny thing is, people like that - they always want more.
Joe Byrne, Alex Rider, "Ark Angel"

Magic is coin. It's incredibly powerful, and beautiful and transformative. But to people like the Hierarch, it's just a chit. He'll push down anyone - rival osteomancers, his own people, your people. He'll kill anyone and destroy anything, just as long as he ends up with the most chits. And he's really, really good at it.
Sebastian Blackland, The Wolf And The Manticore, by Greg Van Eekhout

    Live-action TV 

Walter White, Breaking Bad

"All I need is cash/Give me all your money/Give back the money/Give me all your money!"
Tammy Whammette, Press Your Luck, in a parody of The Supremes

This mailbox is mine
And this triagonal sign
That blue balloon
The month of June
They're mine, mine, mine, mine, mine!
—Stingy, LazyTown


Money, it's a crime
Share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie
—"Money", Pink Floyd

I want it all, I want it all,
Won't stop at all 'till I've got it all
I want it all, I want it all
Won't stop at all 'till I've got it all
It's everybody's dream
To conquer everything
If you want it all, you want it all
Don't stop at all
'Till you've got it all


    Video Games 

Dr. Mary Phillips: Ask your accountant if you can register them as dependents. Then hide most of your net worth offshore in a complex money laundering system designed to support the drugs trade. Then you can pay virtually no taxes and complain how awful you think the whole country is, knowing you're doing as little as possible to help!
Caller: Cool, thanks! That's good advice!
Dr. Peyton Phillips: I am appalled at you, Mary Phillips.
Mary: Ugh. Why?
Peyton: Because that man has a garden full of corpses and you're talking about MONEY LAUNDERING!
Mary: Yes, it's a great opportunity for some profit-centric thinking!
I Say, You Say, GTA Radio

The Morgans fear what may not be purchased, for a trader cannot comprehend a thing that is priceless.
Sister Miriam Godwinson, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri

"Resources exist to be consumed. And consumed they will be, if not by this generation then by some future. By what right does this forgotten future seek to deny us our birthright? None I say! Let us take what is ours, chew and eat our fill."
CEO Nwabudike Morgan, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri

Greed is good.
The Administrator/Helen, Team Fortress 2

    Web Original 

George Lucas: Someone blind to the irony of their rags-to-riches story.

He's more machine now than man, twisted & evil....

Chris: The TV screen reveals that there are four criminals currently at large, which, in a city of 10,000,000, speaks pretty highly of Batman’s abilities: The Penguin, the Joker, the Riddler, and of course, Catwoman. Who was just in the room.
David: Catwoman’s picture is of her insanely Hal Jordanning it for the camera like it’s Green Lantern #49.
—Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Batman: The Movie

As if Jericho couldn't wait to get out of the company fast enough, his fiancee went to the store one day and bought a Jericho-Malenko WCW doll set. Strangely, the receipt claimed that she'd purchased a Hogan-Sting package. Of course, that meant that Hogan and Sting got the residual revenue from the purchase, not Jericho.
R. D. Reynolds and Bryan Alvarez, The Death of WCW

Thanks to a little thing called The Internet, finding out if you’re about to perform for a dictator-type has never been easier. For example, you could throw their name into a search engine with the words “is maybe a dictator?” and see what comes up. Or you could use email and see if you receive any concerned emails from human rights groups with the subject line: “So I heard you’re about to perform for a dictator…“. Or, if you’re Nicki Minaj, you say “Fuck it” and perform for the dictator anyway.
DListed, Today In Not-Great Decisions"

Heather even has recordings of Paul admitting he’s worth £800 million. Oh shit! I bet Heather does a spot on Paul McCartney impersonation. Well, she has nothing else to do all day. The recording probably goes something like this, “Ello. My name is Paul McCartney and I am worth £800 million. Heather Mills is a saint and she should receive all my money as well as any money I may make in the future. Heather should also take my soul and any of my working organs.
Michael K., "Give It A Leg!"

    Western Animation 

More! More! More! More! More! More! MOAR! More! More! More! More! More! More! MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!
—- Mr. Krabs, Spongebob Squarepants

We've got to have...moneyyyyyyyyy
Lickboot, Tom and Jerry: The Movie

Twilight Sparkle: Do you even know what you just stole?!
Corrupted Rarity: No, but if you want it, I want it!
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, "The Return of Harmony, Part 2"

Homer: Ya know Mr. Burns, you're the richest guy I know — way richer than Lenny.
Mr. Burns: Yes, but I'd trade it all for a little more.

Mine. Mine. Mine. Mine. Mine.
Seagulls, Finding Nemo

Bugs Bunny: "What's with you, anyway?"
Daffy Duck: "I can't help it. I'm a greedy slob. It's my hobby."

Grunkle Stan: My one and only dream - which was to possess money - has come true!

Cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching-er-ee
There's nothing on earth like the feeling of greed!
There's nothing on earth...
Like the feeling of greed!
—- Mr. Krabs, Spongebob Squarepants

Vincent: 'Cause with Spuddies, enough just isn't enough.

    Real Life 

A covetous man is good to none, but worst to himself.
Latin proverb

He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

There's nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.
Billy Graham


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