Villains Quotes

Quotes tagged as "villains" (showing 1-30 of 110)
V.E. Schwab
“But these words people threw around - humans, monsters, heroes, villains - to Victor it was all just a matter of semantics. Someone could call themselves a hero and still walk around killing dozens. Someone else could be labeled a villain for trying to stop them. Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.”
V.E. Schwab, Vicious

Derek Landy
“The fact is that we have no way of knowing if the person who we think we are is at the core of our being. Are you a decent girl with the potential to someday become an evil monster, or are you an evil monster that thinks it's a decent girl?"

"Wouldn't I know which one I was?"

"Good God, no. The lies we tell other people are nothing to the lies we tell ourselves.”
Derek Landy, Death Bringer

Soman Chainani
“She had always found villains more exciting than heroes. They had ambition, passion. They made the stories happen. Villains didn't fear death. No, they wrapped themselves in death like suits of armor! As she inhaled the school's graveyard smell, Agatha felt her blood rush. For like all villains, death didn't scare her. It made her feel alive.”
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil

George R.R. Martin
“Most have been forgotten. Most deserve to be forgotten. The heroes will always be remembered. The best. The best and the worst. And a few who were a bit of both.”
George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows

Brodi Ashton
“Heroes don't exist. And if they did, I wouldn't be one of them.”
Brodi Ashton, Everneath

Nenia Campbell
“The villains were always ugly in books and movies. Necessarily so, it seemed. Because if they were attractive—if their looks matched their charm and their cunning—they wouldn't only be dangerous.

They would be irresistible.”
Nenia Campbell, Horrorscape

Chris Colfer
“People are not born heroes or villains; they’re created by the people around them.”
Chris Colfer

Anna Godbersen
“She should have know that villains often come with pretty faces.”
Anna Godbersen, The Luxe

Paul Gallico
“You learn eventually that, while there are no villains, there are no heroes either. And until you make the final discovery that there are only human beings, who are therefore all the more fascinating, you are liable to miss something.”
Paul Gallico

Amy Ewing
“This is how The Jewel operates. Status is our sole occupation. Gossip is our currency.”
Amy Ewing, The Jewel

“Harvey Dent: You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”
Harvey Dent

Leigh Bardugo
“The Darkling just stared out into the waves. I considered shoving him over the railing. Sure, he was hundreds of years old, but could he swim?”
Leigh Bardugo, Siege and Storm

Sarah J. Maas
“He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story”
She snorted.
“But I forgot to tell him,” I said too quietly, opening the door, “that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key.”
I shrugged, “He was the one who let me out.”
Sarah J. Maas

Nenia Campbell
“We always vilify what we don't understand.”
Nenia Campbell, Horrorscape

Rebecca Makkai
“I might be the villain of this story.”
Rebecca Makkai, The Borrower

Joel Cornah
“Heroes are more than just stories, they’re people. And people are complicated; people are strange. Nobody is a hero through and through, there’s always something in them that’ll turn sour... you’ll learn it one day. There are no heroes, only villains who win.”
Joel Cornah, The Sea-Stone Sword

Catherynne M. Valente
“September did not want to feel for the Marquess. That’s how villains get you, she knew. You feel badly for them, and next thing you know, you’re tied to train tracks. But her wild, untried heart opened up another bloom inside her, a dark branch heavy with fruit.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

James Patterson
“Why aren't crazy people content to take over, like, one town? It always has to be the whole word. They can't just control maybe twenty people. The have to control everyone. The can't just be stinking rich. The can't just do genetic experiments on a couple unlucky few. They have to put something in the water. In the air. To get everyone.
I was tired of all of it.”
James Patterson, Angel

Robert Paul Weston
“Here is a story that’s stranger than strange.
Before we begin you may want to arrange:
a blanket, a cushion, a comfortable seat,
and maybe some cocoa and something to eat.

I’ll warn you, of course, before we commence,
my story is eerie and full of suspense,
brimming with danger and narrow escapes,
and creatures of many remarkable shapes.

Dragons and ogres and gorgons and more,
and creatures you’ve not even heard of before.
And faraway places? There’s plenty of those!
(And menacing villains to tingle your toes.)

So ready your mettle and steady your heart.
It’s time for my story’s mysterious start...”
Robert Paul Weston, Zorgamazoo

Nenia Campbell
“If evil had a laugh, she thought it would sound like his.”
Nenia Campbell, Black Beast

Brent Weeks
“This world has only two kinds of people: villains and smiling villains.”
Brent Weeks, The Broken Eye

Tatsuhiko Takimoto
“There weren't any villains though. The world was just complicated in various ways, and there weren't any obvious villains to be found. It was excruciating.”
Tatsuhiko Takimoto

Catherynne M. Valente
“I have made calculations that would beggar your soul. What is it that villains always say at the end of stories? You and I are more alike than you think? Well,” the Marquess took September’s hand in hers and very gently kissed it. “We are. Oh, how alike we are! I feel very warmly towards you, and I only want to protect you, as I wish someone had protected me. Come, September, look out the window with me. It’s not a difficult thing. A show of faith, let’s call it.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

Melissa de la Cruz
It's not fair. It's not our fault. We have no say in our own lives. We're living a fairy tale someone else wrote.
Melissa de la Cruz, The Isle of the Lost

“My books have very few villains pretending to be righteous, but they are filled with good people who have pretended to be villains so well that they believe it themselves. This is how I like to view reality.”
Kenneth Everett

Victoria Schwab
“There were some people you had to stay
away from, people who poisoned everything in reach. Then there were people you
wanted to stick with, the ones with silver tongues and golden touches. And then,
there were people you stood beside, because it meant you weren’t in their way”
Victoria Schwab, Vicious

“I've always been the protagonist of my own story, but it's interesting to think I could be a villain in somebody else's. Somebody out there has tried to attain or achieve something, and I have stood in their way. To an extent, we're each an encapsulation of both protagonist and antagonist, hero and villain.”
Sophia Lee, Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy

Adam J. Brunner
“You claim to like the mayhem, the chaos of it all, but it’s a cover. The truth is that you’d rather burn the world than face it.”
Adam J. Brunner, Friday's: Bar for Supervillains

Adam J. Brunner
“Heroes are forgettable. They try to save the world, but villains are the ones who change it.”
Adam J. Brunner, Friday's: Bar for Supervillains

“Some days it's a real balancing act to stay alive. Oh, well! I'm off to slay a few more villains.”
Anthony T. Hincks

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