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A narcissist is anyone better looking than you are.

You had the existence I could only dream of. Every pleasure at your disposal and you wasted it. You don't deserve this life, Clark, but I do.
Bizarro, Smallville

That Jewel had everything, turned out what she wanted was what other people had!
The Wizard, Overlord

Ness, you're so lucky... I envy you. ...I have no luck. But, Ness... well, okay... Let's be friends forever, all right?
Porky Minch, EarthBound

I've kept myself alive for hundreds of years with a steady diet of jealousy and hate, awaiting the day when I would finally eclipse your family's thieving reputation.

"It's all your fault," she interrupted. "If you had not looked so long and admiringly at that Stygian cat—"
"Crom and his devils!" he swore. "When the oceans drown the world, women will take time for jealousy. Devil take their conceit! Did I tell the Stygian to fall in love with me? After all, she was only human!"

It's not that I'm a jealous man. I JUST DON'T LIKE OTHER PEOPLE TOUCHING MY THINGS!!!!
The Duke, Moulin Rouge!

MELINA PEREZ: "Aksana, you crossed a line tonight. You had no business looking at Johnny the way you did. I hope you learned your lesson and that you will never, EVER try anything like that again. Come on, Johnny!"

Is that Ruby? Why is Jaune with her? They seem closer than usual...More intimate...But, more importantly...W-why I am hiding from them? I just need to talk to Jaune about something, it's nothing personal. I should just approach them, take Jaune to the side and finish my business. Not hiding and silently following them like this. And why is my heart racing so fast? This is truly abnormal.
Pyrrha's inner monologue in this RWBY fan-comic

Love oh love oh careless love
Trusted you now it's too late
You've made me throw my old friend down
That's why I sing this song of hate
— "Careless Love", by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

She drags him to the door, her arm slipped around his and it burns with how much he loves her touch these days.
The only thing that could make this worse is the boy on the doorstep and the way Feferi throws her arms around him and he smiles and she smiles and it's all so perfectly horrible that Eridan can barely stop himself pummelling this detestable creature into the nearest wall.

Jealousy poisons the mind. It weakens the judgement, perverts the will, and embitters all the emotions and feelings. It makes the end of life a vain pursuit to defeat somebody. If successful in this, another life is wrecked and society perhaps loses the benefit of a well-directed ambition and the good influence of a well-rounded career. If disappointed in this, the jealous mind itself droops in disappointment and vexation, sours on the world, retires to obscurity and finally goes out in rancor and darkness, a practical comment on its own vanity.
— "Sunshine all the year: or, Life at its happiest and best", by James Henry Potts

I pretend you're sad too
just to ease my pain
but i know you're with him
and it's making me insane
— "Eridan", a poem by Sephiesheep

Is it you, or is it me
When you talk about beauty?
Makes me feel so ugly
But I think they call that jealousy
— Jealously by Marina and the Diamonds

"For such a dweeb, that Ikari's got chicks all around him, huh?" asked Touji.
Kensuke nodded, still videotaping.
Suddenly, his camera died.
They heard a growl.
It wasn't just your ordinary growl, from a dog or a wolf. This was a deep growl, the sort of growl that suggested monstrous origins, dark and shadowy nights, and the promise of endless hours of pain. It was accompanied by a blast of cold running down their spines. The two turned around, slowly.
Rei was staring at Asuka, intensely, her face twisted in anger. Her fists were clenched, shaking slightly. It was hard to tell in the sunlight, but they thought they saw her blood red eyes glow brightly for a moment.
"Ohshit," whispered Touji. "She's mad."

Envy is such a thing.
A man envies his neighbor, whose wife is very beautiful.
A lord envies a king, who commands nobles.
A king envies a god, to whom all men must bow.
And a god envies... a god envies what a god cannot have.

Do you know why we Makuta hate Toa so much? It's because you are what we could only pretend to be, once upon a time — heroes who do good for no reward. And so we call you fools, and even slay you... because we could not be you.

Lisa: Dad, you shouldn't be jealous of Apu. Remember, it's all about the music.
Homer: I'm not jealous! I'm envious! Jealousy is when you worry someone will take what you have. Envy is wanting what someone else has. What I feel is envy.
Lisa: [pulls dictionary out of nowhere and looks through it] Wow, he's right.

Linda: Well, we could try to make some friends. I mean, we always sit as far away from everyone as possible. Which, you know... kinda means we're the ones banishing ourselves...
Lena: What?! I thought I was your friend!
Linda: Uh... You are. I just meant—
Lena: Then what do you need them for?
Linda: I just thought that maybe...
Lena: My friendship isn't enough? Is that it?

When you think about it, most people don't begrudge others their own success, but there is a point where that changes. You're probably not upset at the person that wins the lottery, that gets the big payout, that becomes the millionaire or the billionaire because there is a distance between you and them, and it doesn't enter into your real world. You're not thinking about it on a constant basis. But if it was your neighbor that was the winner, if it was a person that shops at the same place you shop, if it's a person that bought that ticket at the same grocery store or gas station that you go to, you start to think about the missed opportunity. That should have been your money. You should have played those numbers. It's the proximity of somebody's success that breeds jealousy.

Trish: [Jessica] never asked for powers.
Alisa: But she's got them, and you don't. And you can't stand that, can you?

"When I get to Paul Allen's place, I used the keys I took from his pocket before disposing of the body. There is a moment of sheer panic when I realize that Paul's apartment overlooks the park... and is obviously more expensive than mine."
Patrick Bateman, American Psycho

Jesse: Prospector, this isn’t fair!
Stinky Pete: Fair?! I’ll tell you what’s not fair; spending a lifetime on a dimestore shelf, watching every other toy be sold! Well, finally my waiting has paid off, and no hand-me-down cowboy doll is gonna MESS IT UP FOR ME NOW!


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