57 Villain Quotes, Sayings and Captions to Think Over

Villains are shown as mean-spirited people who revel in causing harm and can sometimes be more captivating than the heroes in television shows and movies.

This fascination might stem from villains representing a direct reflection of our darker desires, thus balancing the scales between good and evil in the narratives.

Though most of us strive to tip the balance towards righteousness in our lives, the potential for evil remains undeniable.

A collection of 57 villain quotes have been curated from some of the most infamous fictional villains and serve as insights into our perception of villainy.


These sayings and captions encourage us to reflect upon the allure of villainous characters and the multifaceted nature of human morality.

The phrases might help us understand our own struggles between good and evil, offering a deeper understanding of the complex human psyche.

Best Villain Quotes

Every villain is a hero in his own mind. ~ Tom Hiddleston.

In an evil society a villain is the hero, because only the villain can speak the truth. ~ T.J. Kirk.

Beware the power of the dark side. ~ Tom Angleberger.


Super villains and bad guys win in real life. ~ Colby Covington.

Everyone says villains are thankless parts, but those are really the best roles. ~ Liev Schreiber.

If you have not been a villain at a certain point in time, you will never be a hero. And the day you are a hero, you may become a villain the next day. ~ Carlos Ghosn.


The villain is the character that the people remember. ~ Udo Kier.

The characters that have greys are the more interesting characters. The hero who sometimes crosses the line and the villain who sometimes doesn’t are just much more interesting. ~ Geoff Johns.

Being villain is the better choice at times than being the hero. ~ Unknown.

One may smile, and smile, and be a villain. ~ William Shakespeare.


I think all of us have a hero and a villain in us. ~ Anson Mount.

One murder makes a villain; millions, a hero. ~ Charlie Chaplin.

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Famous Villain Quotes

Shakespeare’s villains are fabulous because none of them know that they are villains. Well, sometimes they do. ~ Ian Mckellen.


Every villain needs her story told. ~ Abbi Glines.

Both villains and heroes need to have a steadfast belief in themselves. ~ Jack Gleeson.

Discrimination is not done by villains. It’s done by us. ~ Vivienne Ming.

Nobody is a villain in their own story. We’re all the heroes of our own stories. ~ George R. R. Martin.


Cinema is much more than heroes and villains. ~ Anurag Kashyap.

The world is dark, and selfish, and cruel. If it finds even the slightest ray of sunshine, it destroys it. ~ Mother Gothel.

Villain Captions

If life has taught me one thing, it’s that there are no villains. Only people, doing their best. ~ Joe Abercrombie.

People think that my favorite roles to do are villains, but I find comedy to be the most challenging and rewarding. ~ Christopher Walken.

I’m often painted as the bad guy, and the artistic part of me wants to hand out the brush. ~ Criss Jami.


Live as a villain, die as a hero. ~ Banksy.

Love is willing to become to villain so that the one who you love can stay a hero. ~ Josephine Angelini.

You can figure out what the villain fears by his choice of weapons. ~ Connie Brockway.

America has this fascination with glorifying the villain and not talking about the trials and tribulations. We tell the story of the successful villain a lot of times, but we don’t tell the story of the people who don’t come out so successful, and we don’t tell the story of all the bystanders of that choice. ~ Lecrae.


History will decide if I’m a villain or a hero. ~ Harlan Ellison.

Villains are a lot of fun. My villains have a lot of tongue-in-cheek. They are sometimes conscious of and a little bit gleeful of their villainy. ~ John Rhys-Davies.

Are people raised to be villains or vilified like I have become? ~ Marilyn Manson.

Whenever you take on playing a villain, he has to cease to be a villain to you. If you judge this man by his time, he’s doing very little wrong. ~ Colin Firth.

In any story, the villain is the catalyst. The hero’s not a person who will bend the rules or show the cracks in his armor. He’s one-dimensional intentionally, but the villain is the person who owns up to what he is and stands by it. ~ Marilyn Manson.


A superhero movie is only as great as its villains. ~ Chadwick Boseman.

There weren’t any villains though. The world was just complicated in various ways, and there weren’t any obvious villains to be found. It was excruciating. ~ Tatsuhiko Takimoto.

I’m not a villain, I’ve never hurt anyone. I’m just a tawdry character who explodes now and again. ~ Oliver Reed.

It was easier to tell a hero from villain when the stakes were only life or death. Everything in between gets harder. ~ Maggie Stiefvater.


Every story needs its hero. And its villain. And its monster. ~ Amie Kaufman.

The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture. ~ Alfred Hitchcock.

Top Villain Quotes

Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world’s ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all. ~ John W. Gardner.


You can figure out what the villain fears by his choice of weapons. ~ Connie Brockway.

Death is the only adventure you have left. ~ Captain Hook.

If you can’t play the good guy, sometimes you’ve got to play the villain. ~ Ben Askren.

A villain is just a victim whose story hasn’t been told. ~ Chris Colfer.

I always will be the villain, no matter what. I don’t know why. ~ Manny Machado.


There’s no hero without a villain. ~ Mark Pellegrino.

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. ~ Agnes Repplier.

Not all people are obsessed with love in their life, some are just are obsessed to need a villain because they want to be a Hero. ~ Nitya Prakash.

There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch. ~ Bette Davis.


Who is to say who is the villain, and who is the hero? Probably the dictionary. ~ Joss Whedon.

The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people. ~ Chadwick Boseman.

This country-right-or-wrong business is getting a little out-of-date.. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts. ~ Ian Fleming.

Short Villain Quotes

Besides, you and I both know the real power in this world ain’t magic. It’s money! Buckets of it. ~ Dr. Facilier.


I prefer a real villain to a false hero. ~ Killer Mike.

You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain. ~ Aaron Eckhart.

Life is not simple, and people can’t be boxed into being either heroes or villains. ~ Jessica Hagedorn.

In an evil society a villain is the hero, because only the villain can speak the truth. ~ T.J. Kirk.

The villain drives the plot. ~ Gayle Lynds.

So these were the 57 quotes about Villain.

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