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Do you think I ever cared about your petty revolution, or your mosquito of a group? There's so much more going on here than you can possibly understand, or even imagine! But you have fulfilled your purpose; for that, I thank you. [beat] Of course, you also stabbed me with a needle, and for that... Make It Look Like an Accident, Abdul.—Dr. Regis Blackgaard, to Mustafa, "A Name, Not a Number", Adventures in Odyssey
[laughs condescendingly] A bold claim... but you are not Sith. You wear the trappings of the Sith. You fight like the Sith. But this can be imitated, however. You lack a vital quality found in all Sith: Sith have no fear. And I sense much fear in you...—Darth Tyrannus / Count Dooku, to Asajj Ventress, Star Wars: Clone Wars
"You are in Hell, little man. And I? Am the Devil.""You're not 'the Devil'. You're practice."
—An enormous local prisoner and Bruce Wayne, Batman Begins
It was like a talking jag every night. Where he grew up, the orphanages he run away from, the jobs he done, the women he fucked, the crap games he cleaned out. I just let him run on. My face ain't much, but I didn't want it, you know, rearranged for me.According to him, he'd burgled over two hundred joints. It was hard for me to believe, a guy like him who went off like a firecracker every time someone cut a loud fart, but he swore it was true.
—Tommy Williams, on Elwood "El" Blatch, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption
I've known a few Elwood Blatches in my time at Shawshank -- the trigger-pullers with the crazy eyes. Such fellows want you to think they got away with the equivalent of the Hope Diamond on every caper, even if they got caught with a two-dollar Timex and nine bucks on the one they're doing time for.
It could have ended at that moment, the tiny, unimportant snicking sound of the latch cutting off everything that happened later as neatly as a pair of shears. But, as the man himself had observed, he was an American boy, and he had been taught that persistence is a virtue.The door stopped dead in its swing, still inches from the jamb. A tight and watchful expression flitted across Kurt Dussander's face and was gone at once. There might have been fear in that expression. It was good, the way he had made that expression disappear, but Todd was disappointed for the third time. He hadn't expected Dussander to be good; he had expected Dussander to be great.
"Don't forget your paper, Mr. Dussander," Todd said, holding the Times out politely.
—Apt Pupil (later adapted as Apt Pupil; also, a few pages before, Todd's goal began as wanting to be a private detective)
Suck my fat one, you cheap dime-store hood.—Gordon "Gordie" Lachance, to John "Ace" Merrill, The Body (later adapted as Stand by Me)
Like many people who feel themselves to be insignificant, even laughable, Quirrell had a latent desire to make the world sit up and notice him.Though Hagrid was correct in saying that Quirrell had a ‘brilliant mind,’ the Hogwarts teacher was both naive and arrogant in thinking that he would be able to control an encounter with Voldemort, even in the Dark wizard's weakened state.
Quirrell set out deliberately to find whatever remained of the Dark wizard, partly out of curiosity, partly out of that unacknowledged desire for importance. At the very least, Quirrell fantasised that he could be the man who tracked Voldemort down, but at best, might learn skills from Voldemort that would ensure he was never laughed at again.
So, if she's so trustworthy... then I'm sure there couldn't possibly be any poison in here, right? [...] Come on now, "Rookie Killer"! Show this rookie how it's done! How much trust do you really have for this woman? Are you willing to bet your life!?
"You have no idea what a honor it is to be chosen as my enemy! It's a really big deal!""I thought I'd found an opponent to match wits with, but you're just another lunatic in a costume."
—Anarky and Batman, Beware the Batman
Daggett: Well, clearly, you don't know much of anything, do you? WHERE'S BANE?Bane: And this gives you power over me?
Phillip Stryver: We told him it was urgent...
Daggett: Oh, where is that masked-?
Bane: Speak of the devil, and he shall appear!
Daggett: What. The hell. Is going on?
Bane: The plan is proceeding as expected.
Daggett: Oh, really? Do I look like I'm running Wayne Enterprises right now? (approaching Bane until he's in his face) Your hit on the stock exchange -- it didn't work, my friend, and now you have my construction crews going around the city, at 24 hours a day. How, exactly, is that supposed to help my company absorb Wayne's?!
Bane: (to Stryver) Leave us.
Daggett: No! You stay here. I'm in charge.
Bane: (rests hand on Daggett's shoulder) Do you feel in charge?
[The aide leaves.]
Daggett: ...I've paid you a small fortune...
"Who do you think you're talking to, old man? We're the Jokerz!""Sure you are."
—J-Man, Bruce Wayne, Batman Beyond