Badness Quotes

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C. JoyBell C.
“The difference between my darkness and your darkness is that I can look at my own badness in the face and accept its existence while you are busy covering your mirror with a white linen sheet. The difference between my sins and your sins is that when I sin I know I'm sinning while you have actually fallen prey to your own fabricated illusions. I am a siren, a mermaid; I know that I am beautiful while basking on the ocean's waves and I know that I can eat flesh and bones at the bottom of the sea. You are a white witch, a wizard; your spells are manipulations and your cauldron from hell yet you wrap yourself in white and wear a silver wig.”
C. JoyBell C.

Anthony Burgess
“Badness is of the self, the one, the you or me on our oddy knockies, and that self is made by old Bog or God and is his great pride and radosty. But the not-self cannot have the bad, meaning they of the government and the judges and the schools cannot allow the bad because they cannot allow the self.”
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

F.H. Bradley
“Where everything is bad it must be good to know the worst.”
Francis H. Bradley

C.S. Lewis
“Badness is only spoiled goodness.”
C.S. Lewis

Criss Jami
“Realizing the seriously ruthless, venomous habits and agendas of evil always instills a more fierce passion and longing for a closer God. Men, out of pride, may claim their own authorities over what constitutes good and evil; they may self-proclaim a keen knowledge of subjective morality through religion or science. But that is only if they are acknowledging the work of evil as a cartoon-like, petty little rain cloud in the sky that merely wants to dampen one's spirits. On the contrary, a man could be without a doubt lit with the strength, the peace, and the knowledge of the gods, his gods, but when or if the devils grow weary in unsuccessful attempts to torment him, they begin tormenting his loved ones, or, if not his loved ones, anyone who may attempt to grasp his philosophies. No matter how godly he may become, God is, in the end, his only hope and his only grace for the pressures built around him - it is left up to a higher authority and a more solid peace and a wider love to eclipse not just one's own evils but all evils for goodness to ultimately matter. If all men were gods, each being would dwell in a separate prison cell, hopeless, before finally imploding into nothingness.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Lauren Groff
“My eyes were closed and I was almost asleep when I said, Tell me. You think there are still good people in the world?

Oh ,yes, he said. Billions. It’s just that the bad ones make so much more noise.”
Lauren Groff, Florida

L.M. Montgomery
“Some people are naturally good, you know, and others are not. I'm one of the others.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Anthony Burgess
“But, brothers, this biting of their toe-nails over what is the cause of badness is what turns me into a fine laughing malchick. They don't go into what is the cause of goodness, so why the other shop? If lewdies are good that's because they like it, and I wouldn't ever interfere with their pleasures, and so of the other shop. And I was patronizing the other shop. More, badness is of the self, the one, the you or me or our oddy knockies, and that self is made by old Bog or God and is his great pride and radosty. But the not-self cannot have the bad, meaning tbey of the government and the judges and the schools cannot allow the bad because they cannot allow the self. And is not our modern history, my brothers, the story of brave malenky selves fighting these big machines? I am serious with you brothers, over this. But what I do I do because I like to do.”
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“There’s no such thing as a good or bad person: there are just people who have each been or seem to have been good or bad to you, someone, or some people, thus far.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

C.S. Lewis
“When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse, he understands his own badness less and less.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“I decide a book is bad if I get angrier and angrier as I read it.”
Daniel T. O'Hara

Criss Jami
“Angels are good not simply because they see bad as bad, but also because they see bad as corny.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Bryant McGill
“Support what is good and spit out what is bad. Get off of your knees and reject the role of slave to the culture of violence.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“If you have had a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift and a new chance to try again.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Criss Jami
“To swear day and night by media slander will make one a bigger victim than the slandered. It doesn't take much to begin to fear a mere illusion of human badness.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“People’s goodness or badness exists within not them but our minds.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Sally Rooney
“She tries to be a good person. But deep down she knows she is a bad person, corrupted, wrong, and all her efforts to be right, to have the right opinions, to say the right things, these efforts only disguise what is buried inside her, the evil part of herself.”
Sally Rooney, Normal People

“If you are thought to be a good person, it means that you are weak. If you are thought to be a bad person, it doesn't mean that you are a strong person. Rather, it would mean that you are unpleasant for everyone. Be unpredictable, neither good nor bad. Let them think of you as a good person with whom everyone should be careful while communicating, because you can be dangerous if you aren't treated properly.”
Elmar Hussein

Jonathan Franzen
“The infinite variety of human badness.”
Jonathan Franzen, Purity

C.S. Lewis
“When a man is getting worse, he understands his own badness less and less.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity