25 Iconic Quotes From Cinema’s Most Memorable Villains

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25 Iconic Quotes From Cinema’s Most Memorable Villains

25 Iconic Quotes From Cinema’s Most Memorable Villains


Heath Ledger’s portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight stands as an iconic performance. Can Jared Leto pull off the same? The internet recently lit up with Leto’s transformation for Warner Bros. Suicide Squad movie. This film shall feature a gathering of supervillains, which could be very interesting or overkill. As we await these characters’ collective black ops missions, let’s reflect upon 25 of the most iconic quotes from cinema’s most captivating villains.

1: “Do you want to know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You can’t savour all the … little motions. In .. you see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are.” – The Joker (Ledger) The Dark Knight

2: “Ever dance with the devil under pale moonlight? I always ask that of all my prey.” – The Joker (Jack Nicholson), Batman

3: “What a tremendously hostile world that a rat must endure. Yet not only does he survive, he thrives. Because our little foe has an instinct for survival and preservation second to none. And that Monsieur is what a Jew shares with a rat.” – Hans Landa, Inglourious Basterds

4: “All of you are beneath me! I am a god, you dull creature, and I shall not be bullied by…” – Loki, The Avengers

5: “I have all the characteristics of a human being: flesh, blood, skin, hair; but not a single, clear, identifiable emotion, except for greed and disgust.” – Patrick Bateman, American Psycho

6: “I like these calm little moments before the storm. It reminds me of Beethoven.” – Stansfield, The Professional

7: “Movies don’t create psychos, movies make psychos more creative!” – Billy, Scream

8: “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you. Three, Four, better lock your door. Five, Six, grab your crucifix. Seven, Eight, Gonna stay up late. Nine, Ten never sleep again.” – Freddy Krueger, A Nightmare on Elm Street

9: “No pleasure, no rapture, no exquisite sin greater than central air.” – Azreal, Dogma

10: “I visited your home this morning after you’d left. I tried to play husband. I tried to taste the life of a simple man. It didn’t work out, so I took a souvenir … her pretty head.” – John Doe, Se7en

11: “I said, are you gonna bark all day, little doggie? Or are you gonna bite?” – Mr. Blonde, Reservoir Dogs

12: “How would you feel about another year of high school? Under my close personal supervision.” – Ed Rooney, Ferris Bueller’s Day off

13: “What’s the most you ever lost on a coin toss? Call it, friendo.” – Anton Chigurh


14: “A virus. Human beings are a disease; a cancer of this planet. You are a plague, and we are the cure.” – Agent Smith, The Matrix

15: “You underestimate the power of the dark side. You will not fight, then you will meet your destiny!” – Darth Vader Empire Strikes Back

16: “I’m a killer, a murdering b*stard. And there are consequences to breaking the heart of a murdering b*stard.” – Bill, Kill Bill: Volume Two

17: “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.” – Hannibal Lector, The Silence of the Lambs

18: “I’ve done far worse than kill you, Admiral. I’ve hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you.” – Khan, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

19: “It’s Kryptonite, Superman. Little souvenir from the old home town. I spared no expense to make you feel right at home.” – Lex Luthor, Superman

20: “I’m every nightmare you’ve ever had. I’m your worst dream come true. I’m everything you were ever afraid of.” – It, It

21: “If Mr. McMurphy doesn’t want to take his medication orally, I’m sure we can arrange that he can have it some other way. But I don’t think that he would like it.” – Nurse Rached, One Few Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (more facts from the movie here)

22: “I am the monster that breathing men would kill. I am Dracula.” – Dracula, Bram Stoker’s Dracula

23: “I’m the Anti-Christ. You got me in a vendetta kind of mood. You tell the angels in heaven you never seen evil so singularly personified as you did in the face of the man who killed you.” – Vincenzo Coccotti, True Romance

24: “Now you know that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.” – Dark Helmet, Spaceballs

25: “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist. And like that he’s gone.” – Keyser Soze, The Usual Suspects


Related topics Comics, Khan, Lex Luthor, Quentin Tarantino, The Joker
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