Not So Different/Quotes
L: Kira is childish, and hates to lose.
Yagami: How can you be sure?
L: Because I'm also childish and I hate to lose.
Niko: You killed my friends for $1,000?
Darko: How much do you charge to kill someone?
Well done, Mr. Powers. We're not so different, you and I. It's true, you're British, and I'm Belgian. You have a full head of hair, mine is slightly receding. You're thin, I'm about forty pounds overweight. OK, we are different, I'm not making a very good point.
—Dr. Evil, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
Green Goblin: You're an amazing creature, Spider-Man. You and I are not so different.
Spider-Man: I'm not like you. You're a murderer.
Green Goblin: Well, to each his own. I chose my path, you chose the way of the hero. And they found you amusing for a while, the people of this city. But the one thing they love more than a hero is to see a hero fail, fall, die trying. In spite of everything you've done for them, eventually they will hate you.
Sylar: Peter! What are you doing?
Peter: I went to the future. I saw the world end. I took your ability so I could learn how to stop it.
Sylar: You took my ability? You have the Hunger. You're like me!
Peter: (snarling) I'll never let myself become you!
Sylar: You already are, brother.
Peter: NOOOOOOO I can't be you! *Neck Snap*
Granny Weatherwax: You killed the old Baron.
Lily: You'd have done the same.
Granny: No. I'd have thought the same, but I wouldn't have done it.
Lily: What difference does that make, deep down?
Nanny Ogg: You mean you don't know?
I've been here before, I stood where you stand. They called me their hero, the hero of Man...
—Protoman, The Stand (Man or Machine)
YOU WOULD MAKE A GOOD DA-LEK.
—Dalek, Doctor Who.
You and I are very much alike. Archeology is our religion, yet we have both fallen from the pure faith. Our methods have not differed as much as you pretend. I am but a shadowy reflection of you. It would take only a nudge to make you like me. To push you out of the light.
—Belloq, Raiders of the Lost Ark
Ahriman: What injury have I done to you, that you have not done to me?
Once in a hotel dining area I said, rather too loudly, "I loathe prunes." "So do I", came an unexpected six-year-old voice from another table. Sympathy was instantaneous.
—CS Lewis, Three ways of writing stories for children.
If entertainment has taught us anything—be it films; TV shows; or films for people who hate fights and explosions, books—it's that at some point in every story, the villain will tell the hero, 'You know, we're a lot alike, you and I.' It always sounds like a really smart thing to say to somebody, even though it's never actually true.
—Portal 2 Blog
Oh, but it's true. Face it, moron core, you are nothing but a cold, heartless, sadistic, unloving machine. Just like me. You may look human. You may sound human. You may act human. But that's only because I wanted to see how long a robot could live a lie. You're more like HAL than you want to admit. You're more like me than you want to a-
—GLaDOS in the Portal 2 fic Test Of Humanity torturing Wheatley.
Curious bird, our Mr. Batman. In some elliptical ways not unlike myself. Darkly introspective... brooding... clearly traumatized in early childhood. Like to meet our bat friend one day. But I digress...
(after Batman shows up)
What say? One fetish-dressing neurotic to another?
—The Scarecrow in Scarecrow: Year One
Walt: Did I just hear what I think I just heard?!
Jeremy: Dad, it's just a song lyric.
Walt: Don't give me that! I'm sick of this new music that's nothing but drugs and sex!
Jeremy: You mean like "Lay Lady Lay", "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds", "Purple Haze", and "Brown Sugar"?
Walt: Hey, that's different! Those are classics!
Connie: Ouch. Score one point for the teenager.
Moriarty: Sherlock, your big brother and all the king's horses couldn't make me do a thing I didn't want to.
Holmes: Yes, but I'm not my brother, remember? I am you. Prepared to do anything. Prepared to burn. Prepared to do what ordinary people won't do. You want me to shake hands with you in hell, I shall not disappoint you.
Moriarty: No. You talk big. No. You're ordinary. You're ordinary; you're on the side of the angels.
Holmes: Oh, I may be on the side of the angels. But don't think for one second that I am one of them.
Moriarty: No. You're not. I see. You're not ordinary. No. You're me. You're me! Thank you, Sherlock Holmes. Thank you. Bless you.
Asura: You never change!
Yasha: Look who's talking!
Richter Belmont: Tribute!? You steal men's souls, and make them your slaves!
Dracula: Perhaps the same could be said of all religions.
Thieves? Ah, such an ugly word... think of them instead as kings-in-training. Ye seem upset, even disputatious.
Well, then, look upon them as the most honest sort of merchant.
— The character Oglar the Thieflord in the anonymous play Shards and Swords, Year of the Screeching Vole
When I was growing up in the USSR, Nazis were portrayed as evil monsters and any info beyond that was forbidden, or else the Soviets might recognize too many similarities with their own system. Now the Left in the US is banning videos on Nazi history. Staking out the territory?
[retweet] MIT Technology Review @techreview
YouTube is deleting thousands of channels with videos of Nazi history. But now multiple teachers are complaining that videos uploaded to educate people have been deleted.
— Communism survivor The People's Cube 🚁🤸 on Twitter.