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    Comic Books 

"You just don't get it, do you!? This self punishment thing! It's too deep for you!! See?! I'm deep now! And that means I do deep stuff! Like this!" (bangs head against wall) "And THIS!" (bang) "AND THIS!!! (bang)"
Penance, Deadpool/GLI Summer Fun Spectacular


"I HATE comedies. The world is so shitty, why pretend it's not. [sic]"
Raven, friend of Tara Gilesbie

"Nobody cares about me, nobody loves me, well, don't expect me to do another thing for any of you, EVER!"
Lincoln Loud, One Angry Person


    Film — Animation 

Kid 1: Hey Goob, what's up? Cool binder!
Kid 2: Hey Goob! Wanna come over to my house today?
Jonah: Well, i-if they get a second chance — those fish-slappers — well, then... IT WOULD BE BETTER IF I WERE DEAD! OH, I WISH I WERE BACK IN THAT WHALE! (sobbing)
Khalil: You are pathetic.

    Film — Live-action 

"Someday I will be... I will be... the most powerful Jedi ever! IT'S ALL OBI-WAN'S FAULT! HE'S JEALOUS! HE'S HOLDING ME BACK!!!"
Anakin Skywalker, Attack of the Clones

Nihilist 1: His girlfriend cut off her toe!
Nihilist 2: We thought we were getting a million dollars!
Nihilist 3: [Whining] Is not fair!
Walter: "FAIR"?! Who's the fuckin' nihilists around here, you bunch of fuckin' crybabies?!


"I'm feeling cranky and pubescent today, and I don't know why! I think I'll take it out on people I like! Grrrr!"

"Yet, as I drew near home, grief and fear again overcame me. Night also closed around, and when I could hardly see the dark mountains, I felt still more gloomily. The picture appeared a vast and dim scene of evil, and I foresaw obscurely that I was destined to become the most wretched of human beings. Alas! I prophesied truly, and failed in one single circumstance, that in all the misery I imagined and dreaded, I did not conceive the hundredth part of the anguish I was destined to endure."
Victor Frankenstein, Frankenstein

    Live-action TV 

"Are pumas known for their whining?"

"Mom!" "Buffy!" "Tara!" "Waah!"
— Willow Rosenberg to Dawn Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episode 6x21, Two to Go


Linkin Park, "Crawling" note 

How could this happen to me?
I made my mistakes
I've got no where to run
The night goes on, as I'm fading away
I'm sick of this life
I just wanna scream
How could this happen to me?

We're all familiar with the tragedy of being you
It's hard to show you any sympathy when all you do is beg for pain
Baby, someone is crazy and it's you

Do you have the time, to listen to me whine
About nothing and everything, all at once?
I am one of those melodramatic fools
Neurotic to the bone, no doubt about it

Oh poor twisted me
Oh poor twisted me
I feast on sympathy
I chew on suffer
I chew on agony
Swallow whole the pain
Oh it's too good to be
All this misery

I'm seein' this girl and she just might be out of her mind
She's got baggage and it's of the emotional kind
She talks about "closure" and that "validation" bit
I don't mean to be insensitive, but I really hate that shit

"Speaking of love, one problem that recurs more and more frequently these days, in books and plays and movies, is the inability of people to communicate with the people they love: husbands and wives who can't communicate, children who can't communicate with their parents, and so on. And the characters in these books and plays and so on, and in real life, I might add, spend hours bemoaning the fact that they can't communicate. I feel that if a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up."

Boo fuckin hoo you're not the only one whose life's a piece of shit
And yet miraculously somehow we all seem to deal with it
Did anybody think that you would really seriously slit your wrists?
In fact I think that everybody thinks you're seriously full of shit
Mindless Self Indulgence, "You'll Rebel To Anything (As Long As It's Not Challenging)"

You pick me up from school
You attended all my sporting functions
You bought me a car
Gave me use of a credit card
But how can I feel pain?
How can I feel pain?
How can I feel pain
When you're being so supportive?
Bill Bailey on the "self-pitying kind of whine" in a lot of modern music


"The characters in this movie should be arrested for loitering with intent to moan."

    Stand-up Comedy 

"I tried to hang myself with a bungee cord; I kept almost dying. I have a paper cut from writing my suicide note. It's a start."

    Video Games 

"I don't hate you because you're a mage. I hate you because you won't shut up about it."
Carver towards Anders, Dragon Age II

Fenris: I escaped a land of dark magic only to have it haunt me at every turn. It is a plague burned into my flesh and my soul.
Aggressive!Hawke: (on a separate occasion) Yes, yes, magisters are bad. We GET it!

Michael: What is this? Pick on me day? Look, I know I am a miserable old prick, but give me a break. You and Lester. Shit.
Franklin: So the plan was feeling sorry for your ass, right? I missed Lester saying that shit, but sure, let's feel sorry for Michael. Rich, white Michael. Poor Michael, who robbed banks for ten years then got his slate wiped clean.
Michael: Yeah, yeah.
Franklin: Poor Michael, whose homies get into shit with the FIB out of the kindness of they own heart. Put they necks on the line. Man, where's my get out of jail free card, motherfucker?
Michael: I'm sorry, okay?
Franklin: You know what, Mike? You a real easy dude to identify with, man. Poor me. Poor me. Man, pour me a drink, nigga.
Michael: Okay. Okay. I can see. Maybe I've been a little caught up in myself lately.
Franklin: A little? Man, just gimme the plan, okay?

"We just took the biggest score in the history of scores and you bitches just wanna moan? "My momma never loved me. My friends never loved me. I'm mad because I'm rich. I'm sad because I'm successful." Man, this shit is pathetic, both of you."
Franklin to Michael and Trevor, Grand Theft Auto V

    Web Animation 

"I watched an anime once. Dude pulled a gun at the start of the episode, fired it at the end, and everything in-between was angst! I wouldn't mind, but he missed!"

    Web Comics 

"For the love of meat, shut up! No one wants to hear your emo character background! My hands are literally melting away, and I'm complaining less than you!"
K'seliss, Goblins

"You don't understand! You ALL understand! I mean... don't understand!"
Strong Bad, after his Compy is destroyed, sbemail 118: virus

Bob: Hey there, pink stuff! Playin' dress-up?
Molly: Oh, nothing so frivolous as that, Daddy! I'm disguising myself from a humanity that hates and fears me! Yet even so, I must defend them against all who would threaten them! Even as the selfsame ones I protect seek my destruction! The angst! Mommy! Daddy! The angst!!
Bob: You've been reading those comics with the mutants again, huh?
Molly: Oh, but they're mature, Daddy! All about suffering! I mean, the characters talk about how much they're suffering all the time!

"At first I loved Simple Plan. Then I realized, with creeping horror, that they were serious."
xkcd [1]

Rose: Jack, lets talk about your tragic past as a Child Soldier.

"I'm so sick of your complaints and tears! On and on about how lonely you are, and how you need a girlfriend! You're nothing but a lowly liar, you solicitor!"
Jerkhief, Sonichu

    Web Original 

"Since Morrissey is a human 'Shit Happens And Then You Die' t-shirt hanging in a Hot Topic, he shrugged at cancer and said that if he dies, he dies. WHATEVER. Don’t expect some Fault Of Our Stars-like philosophy about cancer from Morrissey...You know, I’m a little disappointed that Morrissey is throwing a 'meh' at cancer. Morrissey hates everything and he never misses out on an opportunity to go on and on about how much he hates it. I expected him to tell cancer to eat shit and throw itself off of a cliff, and while it’s at it, take the British royal family, meat eaters, China, Jimmy Kimmel, the Duck Dynasty hillbillies, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Posh & Becks and (insert everything else that isn’t a vegan cat) with it."
DListed, "Morrissey Has The Morrissey-iest Things To Say About Undergoing Cancer Treatment"

"Comparable to a cult, Juggaloism began most likely by a whigger who was tired of trying to fit in, so he created his own clique with his other whigger friends. This spread from town to town, from whigger to whigger, eventually creating a cult that compares in size to even Scientology.

Eventually they began to start musical groups (bands by no means) in which they would express their whigger desires by rapping poorly to simplistic beats...For anyone who has read
Lord of the Flies, their culture can easily be compared to the society Jack creates; irrational, barbaric, and short."

"For two decades I have waited for the next Cobain, a voice so original that it changes the face of rock 'n' roll. Finally, this year, an outsider came along who broke the stranglehold of processed pop and became a global sensation. It's just too bad that the artist in question is a Belgian emo guy who can't handle a simple breakup with a hint of grace. "You didn't have to stoooooop so low..." You make Alanis Morissette sound like Slayer. You are rock's genocide. Also, the next time you film yourself naked for a video, wash your feet."
Drew Magary, "The 25 Least Influential People of 2012"

"Other than losing his brother Allie, Holden has no external problems. He is a rich kid living in the most amazing city in the world. Rather than appreciating his good fortune or trying to make the most of his bountiful opportunities, Holden seeks out fruitless conflict. If you still doubt that happiness fundamentally reflects personality, not circumstances, CITR can teach you something."
Bryan Caplan, "What to Learn From The Catcher in the Rye

Jack Skellington: "Who would ever understand? That the Pumpkin King, with the skeleton grin, would tire of his crown?"
Jeremy: "You work once a year. F*ck you."
CinemaSins on Everything Wrong With The Nightmare Before Christmas

"...there's a worrisome sense that (Toby) Whithouse only has one angle he knows how to take on the Doctor, which is the post-Time War angst Doctor. Which is fine, but again, something that's by this point receding into the past for Doctor Who. Indeed, if you want to be vicious, you can read "Day of the Doctor" as Moffat going "oh for god’s sake, let’s just never have a story like 'A Town Called Mercy' again.'"

"There’s this massive drama about bringing Suzie back to life, but she wasn’t exactly scary in the first place…merely a mild annoyance, but this is Torchwood, so WE’VE GOT TO TREAT EVERYTHING SERIOUSLY. I’ve seen Indira Varma in other programmes (she took part in a dramatisation of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls and she was astonishing), but saddling her with the character of Suzie gives her nothing to play about with. It's a dreary performance for a dreary role without a hint of charisma or screen presence. I could feel my lust for life ebbing away with every second I spent with the character."

Chris: Yeah, have we been given any reason to like Clark? Any reason at all?
David: He’s Superman, duh!
Chris: No, he’s the Blur.
David: But he broods more than Batman.
—Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Smallville ("Supergirl")

"Killed twice and shot by Batman in his own book, and now the final indignity. 'I’m not actually a very good hero,' says Superman in the $40 hardcover celebrating 75 years of Superman, 'Most of the things I do are not important.' Well then why the f**k are we supposed to read these comics?"

"I guess instead of saving the world from massive death and destruction and enslavement, Superman should just go around x-raying everyone on the planet to check their health. Although, how's that for universal healthcare. What really makes it worse is that this actually works and Superman feels bad so bad he starts his hobo adventures."

"Oh, hey, it's a new plotline in Crankshaft, and here, in the very first panel, you can see a brief glimmer of happiness! I think Pam's supposed to be smiling? But by panel three, she's already managed, with zero input from anyone else, to talk herself into Funkyverse-typical heavy-lidded depression. Not... the food truck rodeo! I dunno, I think of a gathering of food trucks in a public space when the weather's nice to be a fun way to spend lunch, but I'm sure we'll find out what's wrong with it soon enough."

"You've always insisted that no one can completely understand your problems. That raises the question of why you won't fucking stop talking about them, then."

"A protagonist who is cursed with amazing super powers and the attention of every attractive woman in the setting will come across as juvenile when he complains about it. Especially when a lot of the protagonist’s complaints boil down to “woe is me! Why must I be cursed with awesomeness!” Good God. It’s like they are intentionally making fun of early 20s JP Beaubien. It irritates me because it falls into the same sin I committed during my early college days; stewing in darkness without doing anything about it. Whine, complain, moan, but for God’s sake at least do something about it!"

    Web Video 

"This has to be the most selfish, male-dependent, uncaring, manipulative, self-centered, pretentious, idiotic, whiny little bitch-bag you will ever see in your entire life! And honestly? That wouldn't be too bad a character. That might be very, very interesting... if it was intentional!"

"Nobody will ever understand the torment I feel. The torment of an extremely attractive ninja who is lusted after by pretty much every girl he's ever met. Mine is indeed a tormented existence. Filled with torment. And girls. Girls with their breasts. They torment me so."

"You must admit that Auron shows great restraint to not backhand the little pissant's teeth out."

Robin is angry because (In a whiny voice) He wanted to get Mr. Freeeeeze! In fact, most of Robin's dialogue is just bitching and moaning. You could pretty much just replace his dialogue with (Incoherent whining).

    Western Animation 

Leave me allllloooooooone! I vant to be ALONE! I want to wallow in... whatever it is that ponies are supposed to wallow in! ... Do ponies wallow in pity...? OH, listen to me, I don't even know what I'm supposed to wallow in! I'M SO PATHHHHEEEEEEETIIIIIC!

"You can't take it from me now! I've had this ice cream bar since I was a child! People... always trying to take it from me! Why won't they leave me... ALONE!?"

"No! I get mad at myself! That's, ugh, the thing I do. I get mad at myself and then it makes me suck at everything I do even more."

Here lies Squidward's hopes and dreams
—Engraving on a tombstone, SpongeBob SquarePantsnote 

"I suffer dreadfully, and no-one cares."
Henry, Thomas the Tank Engine, "Coal"

    Real Life 

"Well, I'm not fucking having that. As much as I fucking like him and all that shit, I'm not having that. I can't have people like that coming over here, on smack, fucking saying that they "hate themselves and they wanna die". That's fucking rubbish. Kids don't need to be hearing that nonsense."

"Lyrics like “the promise of heaven, pushed us right back to hell/turned three sevens, back to three sixes again” would be better left in the tear-stained, spiral notebook where they originated."
James Christopher Monger on Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice

"The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain."


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