" - There are always things that can be done, if people will cooperate, to make the world a better place; if every country in the world spent half as much on armies, say, they would all be exactly as protected as they are and they could all tax their people less, and everyone would be better off. You can persuade people to cooperate, but that's hard, and you need to understand what they're thinking and show trust and help them understand where you're coming from, and so many supervillains think that they can just skip all the difficulties; if they can use force to make everyone do the right thing, they can just be in control, and can do whatever's best for everyone and then be free to do whatever they want."
"Sandor thinks that if he can take power, that will be it, and it will be over; if he can come up with one idea smart enough to beat everyone all at once, he can rule the world, and all the world's problems will be over. I think - people are more complicated than that; power is more dangerous than that, truth is harder to find than that - and he can't do it anyway; there's too many people out there who don't want to be ruled, too many people with their own skills and talents and problems too complicated for a single genius to understand. But he's going to try anyway, and so we try to stop him before too many people get hurt."