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2,447. 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. (Science & Good & Bad) Richard Feynman, The Value of Science 1955
4,593. Man is neither good nor bad; he is born with instincts and abilities. (Man & Good & Bad & Instinct & Ability) Honore de Balzac 1799-1850, French novelist
4,826. There are no good girls gone wrong – just bad girls found out. (Woman & Girl & Bad) Mae West
47,581. Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. (Good & Bad & Girl & Woman & Heaven) Mae West
45,473. Mae West (I’m No Angel 1933): ‘When I’m good I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better.’ (Film & Good & Bad & Actor) Screen Goddesses: Arena ***** BBC 2012
9,449. Bad guys have all the fun. (Christmas & Bad) Richard Curtis & Ben Elton, 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
13,582. I fear no bad. I know no bad. (Cult & Bad) Charles Manson
21,185. But I wasn’t bad. Wasn’t bad bad. And I still had my principles. (GBH Films & Bad & Prison) Bronson 2009 starring Tom Hardy & Matt King & James Lance & Amanda Burton & Kelly Adams & Jonathan Phillips & Mark Powley & Joe Tuckeret al, director Nicolas Winding Refn
21,401. He’s not bad, not really bad. (GBH Films & 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
22,968. Everything is bad, Michael. Everything. (Film Noir & Murder & Bad) 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
23,351. 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. (Western & 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
64,475. I am a bad man who says what others only think. (Bad & Villain) William Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White
64,476. 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. (Bad & Fault) William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure V i 440
64,477. ... You know I’m bad, I’m bad … Michael Jackson, Bad
64,479. Because sometimes you have to do something bad to do something good. (Bad & Good) Oscar Wilde, The Complete Fairy Tales
4,426. It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. (People & Charm & Good & Bad) Oscar Wilde
72,251. You have no repentance. You’re bad. Through and through bad. (Family & Repentance & 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
4,530. All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. (Man & Evil & Good & Action & Do & Nothing & Law & Bad) Edmund Burke, attributed and with variants, but cf. John Stuart Mill, address University of St Andrew 1st February 1867
78,621. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends than that good men should look on and do nothing. (Man & Evil & Good & Action & Do & Nothing & Law & Bad) John Stuart Mill, address University of St Andrews 1st February 1867
13,777. 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. (Bad & Worst) Martin Amis, London Fields
95,491. We did a bad thing. But to a bad guy. A very very bad guy. (GBH Films & Bad) 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
9,633. If someone tells you he is going to make a ‘realistic decision’, you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad. (Decision & Bad) Mary McCarthy, On the Contrary 1961
47,660. If most of us are born good, why do some of us turn out so bad? (Evil & Bad) Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman: Can We Eliminate Evil?
97,916. 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. (GBH Films & Bad & Day) Dope 2015 starring Shameik Moore & Tony Revolori & Kiersey Clemons & Blake Anderson & Zoe Kravitz & A$AP Rock & Chanel Iman & Tyga, director Rick Famuyima
110,276. This is a king of inner circle of great cultural figures who are bad. (Culture & Bad) Matthew Collings, Hello Culture: Badness
110,277. Really what artists are interested in is the fakery of people’s attitudes. (Culture & Bad & Attitude) ibid.
110,278. Lord Byron: He lived a life of shocking immorality … shunned by society. (Culture & Bad) ibid.
110,279. Rolling Stones: No-one was more clever with words, or sexier with music, or amusingly wasted on stage as they were. (Culture & Bad) ibid.
110,280. Cultural badness always gets rewarded in the end. (Culture & Bad) ibid.
110,281. Aleister Crowley: Famous black magic bald guy – the Beast 666 … He took the message of Lucifer worldwide. (Culture & Bad) ibid.
110,282. de Sade: Cruelty is the first sentiment imprinted into us by Nature. (Culture & Bad) ibid.
110,283. Jerry Lee Lewis became famous … Jerry was brought up to believe in sin and redemption. (Culture & Bad) ibid.
110,284. Charles Manson’s family murdered five people staying in the house … The murderers were hippies on acid. (Culture & Bad) ibid.
47,634. Where everything is bad it must be good to know the worst. (Evil & Bad & Worse) F H Bradley