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An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.
John W. Gardner
The same energy of character which renders a man a daring villain would have rendered him useful in society, had that society been well organized.
A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter, he fires until it's empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain.
They are superpower of villains. They are superpower of Al Capone.
Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains.
Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece. Speaking generally, their heroes were good through and through, their villains wholly bad.
W. Somerset Maugham
I was never a villain on the stage. I always played strong, sympathetic types. My first stage role with a speaking part, believe it or not, was as a priest. It wasn't until I began acting in films that the producers and directors saw me primarily as a bizarre villain.
Villains are very, very boring to do. They're so much easier than heroes.
I love playing villains.
One murder made a villain, Millions a hero.
The most important political task facing the out-of-power party - the Democrats for now - is creating a villain to run against. It's certainly easier than developing some grand new ideas or policies on which to campaign.
You have to love the guy that you play, even if you play the villain, you've got to love him.
Damn you villains, who are you? And from whence came you?
I would like to make it known, on this program, loud and clear, that I would absolutely embrace with all five of my arms being a Bond villain.
You've got to love the villain if you have to play him. You've got to find something that you can live with in yourself if you're going to play the villain in a play on stage.
I'm not an actress, you know. I don't know what's going on. And I'm supposed to be the villain.
Villains never know they are villains in a picture so I play this like I'm the nicest guy in the world.
In the last James Bond movie, the villain was a culture captain, a tycoon of culture, a Murdoch figure. It's not as if people don't know what is going on.
I would love to play the villain, but again, it sort of what happens in this industry.
I hate changes of administrations, because I have all my villains in place and they are all taken away and replaced with faceless wonders nobody knows.
I never play a villain that I don't have something I can either do or say so the audience sees there is something redeemable about them. In other words, I don't want to do evil for evil's sake. I don't want to do Jason slasher movies. There's no point in that.
I did this within a philosophical framework, and a moral and legal framework. And I have been turned into a cartoon of the greatest villain in the history of lobbying.
I also try very hard to create characters - both heroes and villains - with psychological depth.
It's not that fun to just play a villain, without any reasoning behind it.
When you're a guest star on TV shows - particularly in the 1960s - you're always the villain.
I don't think playing a villain is my greatest talent.
Being a villain is great, even though I've only gotten to do it a few times.
I'm not a villain, I've never hurt anyone. I'm just a tawdry character who explodes now and again.
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