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I believe that everything that you do bad comes back to you. So everything that I do that’s bad, I’m going to suffer from it. But in my mind, I believe what I’m doing is right. So I feel like I’m going to heaven. Tupac Shakur
Of course if we make good things, it is not only to the credit of science; it is also to the credit of the moral choice which led us to the good work. Scientific knowledge is an enabling power to do either good or bad – but it does not carry instructions on how to use it. Richard Feynman, The Value of Science, 1955
Man is neither good nor bad; he is born with instincts and abilities. Honore de Balzac, 1799-1850
There are no good girls gone wrong – just bad girls found out. Mae West
Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. Mae West
Mae West (I’m No Angel 1933): ‘When I’m good I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better.’ Screen Goddesses: Arena ***** BBC 2012
Bad guys have all the fun. Blackadder’s Christmas Carol 1988 starring Rowan Atkinson & Tony Robinson & Mariam Margoyles & Jim Broadbent & Robbie Coltrane & Miranda Richardson & Stephen Fry et al, director Richard Boden, Ebeneezer to Spirit of Christmas
I fear no bad. I know no bad. Charles Manson
But I wasn’t bad. Wasn’t bad bad. And I still had my principles. Bronson 2009 starring Tom Hardy & Matt King & James Lance & Amanda Burton & Kelly Adams & Jonathan Phillips & Mark Powley & Joe Tuckeret al, director Nicolas Winding Refn
He’s not bad, not really bad. Angels with Dirty Faces 1938 starring James Cagney & Pat O’Brien & Humphrey Bogart & Ann Sheridan & George Bancroft & Billy Halp & Bobby Jordan & Leo Gorcey & Gabriel Dell & Huntz Hall et al, director Michael Curtiz, Laury to priest
Everything is bad, Michael. Everything. The Lady from Shanghai 1948 starring Rita Hayworth & Orson Welles & Everett Sloane & Glenn Anders & Ted de Corsia & Erskine Sanford & Gus Schilling & Louis Merrill et al, director Orson Welles, Hayworth
Billy, he wasn’t a loved man, you know. And he didn’t have much personality. What he did have was all bad just bad. High Plains Drifter 1973 starring Clint Eastwood & Verna Bloom & Marianna Hill & Mitchell Ryan & Jack Ging & Ted Hartley & Billy Curtis & Dan Vadis & Geoffrey Lewis et al, director Clint Eastwood, Sheriff
I am a bad man who says what others only think. William Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White
They say best men are moulded out of faults,
And, for the most, become much more the better
For being a little bad: so may my husband. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure V i 440
... You know I’m bad, I’m bad … Michael Jackson, Bad
Because sometimes you have to do something bad to do something good. Oscar Wilde, The Complete Fairy Tales
It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde
You have no repentance. You’re bad. Through and through bad. East of Eden 1955 starring James Dean & Julie Harris & Raymond Massey & Burl Ives & Richard Davalos & Jo van Fleet & Albert Dekker & Lois Smith & Timothy Carey & Harold Gordon & Barbara Baxley & Lonny Chapman et al, director Elia Kazan, father to son
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke, attributed and with variants, but cf. John Stuart Mill, address University of St Andrew 1st February 1867
Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing. John Stuart Mill, address University of St Andrews 1st February 1867
Keith Talent was a bad guy. Keith Talent was a very bad guy. You might even say that he was the worst guy. But not the worst guy, not the very worst ever. There were worse guys. Martin Amis, London Fields
We did a bad thing. But to a bad guy. A very very bad guy. Brooklyn’s Finest 2009 starring Richard Gere & Don Cheadle & Ethan Hawke & Wesley Snipes & Will Patton & Lili Taylor & Michael Kenneth Williams & Brian F O’Byrne & Shannon Kane & Ellen Barkin et al, director Antoine Fuqua, Ethan's confession
If someone tells you he is going to make a ‘realistic decision’, you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad. Mary McCarthy, On the Contrary, 1961
If most of us are born good, why do some of us turn out so bad? Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman s3e7: Can We Eliminate Evil? Science 2012
For most geeks a bad day might be being the butt of jokes in class. Occasional food prank, and worse, being beaten by a Jock. But when you live in the box, a bad day might be accidentally getting killed. Dope 2015 starring Shameik Moore & Tony Revolori & Kiersey Clemons & Blake Anderson & Zoe Kravitz & A$AP Rock & Chanel Iman & Tyga, director Rick Famuyima
This is a king of inner circle of great cultural figures who are bad. Matthew Collings, Hello Culture: Badness, Channel 4 2001
Really what artists are interested in is the fakery of people’s attitudes. ibid.
Lord Byron: He lived a life of shocking immorality … shunned by society. ibid.
Rolling Stones: No-one was more clever with words, or sexier with music, or amusingly wasted on stage as they were. ibid.
Cultural badness always gets rewarded in the end. ibid.
Famous black magic bald guy – the Beast 666 … He took the message of Lucifer worldwide. ibid.
De Sade: Cruelty is the first sentiment imprinted into us by Nature. ibid.
Jerry Lee Lewis became famous … Jerry was brought up to believe in sin and redemption. ibid.
Charles Manson’s family murdered five people staying in the house … The murderers were hippies on acid. ibid.
Where everything is bad it must be good to know the worst. F H Bradley
It’s not your fault [death of Cooper’s wife]. Bad things happen around bad men. The Pembrokeshire Murders III, son, ITV 2021
Liotta: What happened after the cop got killed?
Bloke in hospital bed: That’s when things started to go bad. Pawn 2013 starring Michael Chiklis & Common & Marton Csokas & Sean Fariis & Stephen Lang & Ray Liotta & Nikki Reed & Forest Witaker & Max Beasley & Jonathan Bennett & Sean Faris et al, director David A Armstrong