All Girls Want Bad Boys/Quotes

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"That Tompkins is such a renegade!"
So and So, Teen Girl Squad Issue 8
You like me because I'm a scoundrel. There aren't enough scoundrels in your life.
Han Solo to Princess Leia, The Empire Strikes Back

Shepard: Some women like dangerous men.

Kelly: Commander, that is a dirty, dirty stereotype! In my case it happens to be true, but still!

I'll make a rich woman beg, and make a good woman steal
I'll make an old woman blush, and make a young girl squeal
I wanna be yours pretty baby, yours and yours alone

But I gotta tell ya honey, that I'm bad to bone!
George Thorogood, Bad to the Bone

Teen Bubbles: (On the Rowdyruff Boys) Oh. We shouldn't talk to them. They're bad.

Teen Blossom and Teen Buttercup: (Smiling wickedly) I know!
The Powerpuff Girls, "City of Clipsville"
Honestly though, I thought he was cuter when he was evil.
Tokine, Kekkaishi
I don't understand. Do women like being treated like crap?
Stewie Griffin, Family Guy
All good women have a missionary streak, sir; convince her that her orifice will be your salvation and she's yours.
Puss-in-Boots, The Bloody Chamber
I actually don't think girls like a guy who treats them bad. But I do think they--we--get off a little on the idea of changing someone for the better, or the idea of having the power that someone loves us so much that he'll change or sacrifice something for us. ... A nice guy doesn't need to change, and, most importantly, he's already nice to everyone. How do you know that you're special if he treats everyone else with as much kindness and respect as he treats you? The "bad boy" type, though? He may range from simple, garden-variety jackhole (hello, Sawyer!) to appalling psychopath (hello, Dr. Lecter!), but you know he loves you because he's completely different around you. You are an exception to his very nature. This is how "villain" ends up drifting towards "antihero"--Dracula, the Phantom of the Opera, Spike on Buffy, fanfic!Draco Malfoy--but you even see it with straightforward heroes: Mr. Darcy and Mr. Rochester are both cold, prickly, withdrawn types until Lizzie Bennet and Jane Eyre arrive, respectively, to bewilder and melt them. That's the fantasy.
Cleolinda Jones

He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good
He's a rebel and he'll never ever be understood
And just because he doesn't do what everybody else does
That's no reason why I can't give him all my love
He is always good to me, always treats me tenderly
'Cause he's not a rebel, no no no

He's not a rebel, no no no, to me
The Crystals, "He's a Rebel"

Yeah the bad boys are always catching my eye
I said the bad boys are always spinning my mind
Even though I know they're no good for me
It's the risk I take for the chemistry

With the bad boys always catching my eye
Alexandra Burke, "Bad Boys"

I was reading an article in the paper about Ted Bundy being on trial in Florida. In the article it said the courtroom was filled with women waiting to give him flowers, love letters and wedding fucking proposals - and I'm afraid to say that the first thing that entered my head was: "And I'm not getting laid?" What am I doing wrong... Okay, what exactly are you ladies looking for in a man here?



I tell you, Satan's gonna have no trouble taking over here 'cause all the women are gonna say: What a cute butt. He's Satan! You don't know him like I do. He's the Prince of Darkness! I can change him.
"Witnesses said the sexy and oh-so-single Jeffries – best known for his role as daredevil test pilot Johnny Spade in the blockbuster G-Force movies – committed the murders 'for no apparent reason,' mowing down his terrified prey 'with cold-blooded precision, deaf to their desperate pleas for mercy.'" Ouch!"

Jonas Armstrong: He's a murderer!

Lucy Griffiths: Yes, but he's a nice-looking murderer!
—From the DVD commentary of the BBC's Robin Hood, the actors who played Robin and Marian (both of whom undergo serious Ron the Death Eater syndrome in certain portions of the fandom) try to understand Guy of Gisborne's appeal.
"Woman's heart and mind are insoluble puzzles to the male. Murder might be condoned or explained, and yet some smaller offence might rankle."
Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client"

Be my bad boy, be my man.

Be my weekend lover, but don't be my friend.
Cascada, "Bad Boy"

Solange: (While kissing James Bond) What is it about bad men? You... my husband. I had so many chances to be happy, so many nice guys. Why can't nice guys be more like you?

James: Because then they would be bad.
A frank summing up of this trope in the Bond film Casino Royale.
Rufus van Alden: (On his daughter's husband) Why do women do it? Leave their damned brains in neutral when the bad guys start to sweet talk? Why couldn't she have married some straight up and down dullard who would have taken care of her?
Poirot, "The Mystery of the Blue Train"
Lennox: (On the same individual as above) It’s that air of helpless ruin. He’s desperately attractive. He may well be a killer too of course so that’s a bit worrying. But maybe that’s what’s attractive, I don’t know.
Poirot, "The Mystery of the Blue Train"
Lily Evans (to James Potter): You're such an asshole... that's so charming.

It is not vertue, wisdom, valour, wit,
Strength, comliness of shape, or amplest merit
That woman's love can win or long inherit;
But what it is, hard is to say,
Harder to hit,

(Which way soever men refer it).
Samson Agonistes, 1010-1015
Kitty Fane: As if a woman ever loved a man for his virtue.
W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

Now you're in love, and why shouldn't you be?

I'm everything you'll never be.
Queens of the Stone Age, "Ode to Clarissa"

Manny Calavera: You know, you have a really bad taste in men.

Olivia Ofrenda: No, I have a taste for really bad men. There's a difference.

Puck: Jesse will never fully know what it feels like to be a Jew.

Rachel: I'm ironically turned on by your bad boy image, but let's keep this professional.
Glee
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Henry Kissinger
The whole 'quiet and stoic' thing must get you a lot of action, huh?
“Doc, I’m not here to fill your ear with a load of crap about rules, or making wise choices or wasting your potential or any of that crap. You got on the pill; that tells me you’re trying to be responsible. Now, let me clue you in on something about bad boys. Most bad boys aren’t a project, honey; they’re not fixer-uppers. They won’t fall for the right girl and mystically be cured of their faults while keeping that cool edginess. And, sadly, most of them need a cop with a gun and the threat of a jail sentence hanging over their heads to wake up and figure out which way the world spins. I know because I was one and that’s what it took. More to the point, Trish and I would rather chew ground glass than see you hurt.”
Mr Donner, Whateley Universe

Bart: What do you like about him? (Jimbo) He's just a good-looking rebel who plays by his own rules.

'Lisa and Laura Powers: (Sigh wistfully)
"Who's that guy? The guy with all the tattoos who just punched that other guy in the gut and stole his car keys? The guy who called me a bitch and told me to stay out of his business? I want him to get me pregnant."
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Player Katara: Oh Jet, you're so...bad....
Avatar: The Last Airbender, episode "The Ember Island Players"