Quotes About Devil

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Oscar Wilde
“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”
Oscar Wilde

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“When you love someone, truly love them, you lay your heart open to them. You give them a part of yourself that you give to no one else, and you let them inside a part of you that only they can hurt-you literally hand them the razor with a map of where to cut deepest and most painfully on your heart and soul. And when they do strike, it’s crippling-like having your heart carved out.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon

Holly Black
“Clever as the Devil and twice as pretty.”
Holly Black, White Cat

Charles Baudelaire
“La plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu'il n'existe pas."

("The devil's finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist.")”
Charles Baudelaire, Paris Spleen

Steve Maraboli
“I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, "aw shit, he's up!”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Steve Maraboli
“This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way. I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, 'aw shit, he's up!”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

James J. Frey
“If there was a God. I would spit in his face for subjecting me to this. If there was a Devil, I would sell my sould to make it end. If there was something Higher that controlled out f***ing fates, I would tell it to take my fate and shove it up its fucking ass. Shove it hard and far, you motherf***er. Please end. Please end. Please end.”
James J. Frey, A Million Little Pieces

David Wong
“Son, the greatest trick the Devil pulled was convincing the world there was only one of him.”
David Wong, John Dies at the End

Anne Rice
“People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil... Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

Flannery O'Connor
“There is something in us, as storytellers and as listeners to stories, that demands the redemptive act, that demands that what falls at least be offered the chance to be restored. The reader of today looks for this motion, and rightly so, but what he has forgotten is the cost of it. His sense of evil is diluted or lacking altogether, and so he has forgotten the price of restoration. When he reads a novel, he wants either his sense tormented or his spirits raised. He wants to be transported, instantly, either to mock damnation or a mock innocence.”
Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Who are you then?"
"I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part

Charles Baudelaire
“The Devil pulls the strings which make us dance;
We find delight in the most loathsome things;
Some furtherance of Hell each new day brings,
And yet we feel no horror in that rank advance.”
Charles Baudelaire

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Buy a gift for a dog, and you'll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don't have anything to offer to it, it won't even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Diamanda Galás
“I wake up and I see the face of the devil and I ask him, "What time is it?"

And he says,
How much time do you want?”
Diamanda Galás, The Shit of God

Mike Carey
Yahweh: You've been unhappy because you've desired things that cannot be.

Lucifer: That's what desire IS. The need for what we can't have. The need for what's readily available is called greed.”
Mike Carey, Lucifer, Vol. 11: Evensong

Anatole France
“We have never heard the devil's side of the story, God wrote all the book.”
Anatole France

April Genevieve Tucholke
“Sunshine, if I ever disappear, please tell people that I ran after the Devil, trying to get my soul back.”
April Genevieve Tucholke, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

George Gordon Byron
“A woman being never at a loss... the devil always sticks by them.”
George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron: Selected Letters and Journals,

Mark  Lawrence
“Lucifer spoke thus. Pride took him from heaven, though he sat at God's right hand.' Her voice grew faint, the hint of a whisper. 'In the end pride is the only evil, the root of all sins.'
'Pride is all I have.”
Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

Karl Kraus
“The devil is an optimist if he thinks he can make people worse than they are.”
Karl Kraus

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The stupidity of gossips is that they become frightened when they see your face, and a little word from your mouth makes them vibrate like an electrocuted criminal.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Jennifer Donnelly
“Becuse God loves us, but the devil takes an interest.”
Jennifer Donnelly, Revolution

Joe Abercrombie
“When you're in hell, only a devil can point the way out.”
Joe Abercrombie, Half a King

Martin Luther
“All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the word.”
Martin Luther

Debra Anastasia
“You want to be bad, angel? I can teach you every position it comes in”
Debra Anastasia, Crushed Seraphim

G.K. Chesterton
“Are you a devil?"
"I am a man," answered Father Brown gravely; "and therefore have all devils in my heart.”
G.K. Chesterton

Gene Roddenberry
“I handed them a script and they turned it down. It was too controversial. It talked about concepts like, 'Who is God?' The Enterprise meets God in space; God is a life form, and I wanted to suggest that there may have been, at one time in the human beginning, an alien entity that early man believed was God, and kept those legends. But I also wanted to suggest that it might have been as much the Devil as it was God. After all, what kind of god would throw humans out of Paradise for eating the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. One of the Vulcans on board, in a very logical way, says, 'If this is your God, he's not very impressive. He's got so many psychological problems; he's so insecure. He demands worship every seven days. He goes out and creates faulty humans and then blames them for his own mistakes. He's a pretty poor excuse for a supreme being.”
Gene Roddenberry

Graham Greene
“I have never understood why people who can swallow the enormous improbability of a personal God boggle at a personal Devil.”
Graham Greene
tags: devil, god

Arthur Conan Doyle
“The devil’s agents may be of flesh and blood, may they not?”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles

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