Villains The Best Quotes About Villains  

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I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it. Charles Dickens

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In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings. Alfred Hitchcock

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As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow. Colette

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When it comes to the point, really bad men are just as rare as really good ones. George Bernard Shaw

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As there is a use in medicine for poisons, so the world cannot move without rogues. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development. Agnes Repplier

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Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives. John Gay