Cain Quotes

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Robert Louis Stevenson
“I incline to Cain's heresy," he used to say quaintly: "I let my brother go to the devil in his own way.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Kaori Yuki
“I'm going to stab you through the heart with the same blade... not for the good of the world... but for myself.”
Kaori Yuki

Hermann Hesse
“At the end of that class Demian said to me thoughtfully: "There’s something I don’t like about this story, Sinclair. Why don’t you read it once more and give it the acid test? There’s something about it that doesn’t taste right. I mean the business with the two thieves. The three crosses standing next to each other on the hill are almost impressive, to be sure. But now comes this sentimental little treatise about the good thief. At first he was a thorough scoundrel, had committed all those awful things and God knows what else, and now he dissolves in tears and celebrates such a tearful feast of self-improvement and remorse! What’s the sense of repenting if you’re two steps from the grave? I ask you. Once again, it’s nothing but a priest’s fairy tale, saccharine and dishonest, touched up with sentimentality and given a high edifying background. If you had to pick a friend from between the two thieves or decide which one you’d rather trust, you most certainly wouldn’t choose the sniveling convert. No, the other fellow, he’s a man of character. He doesn’t give a hoot for ‘conversion’, which to a man in his position can’t be anything but a pretty speech. He follows his destiny to it’s appointed end and does not turn coward and forswear the devil, who has aided and abetted him until then. He has character, and people with character tend to receive the short end of the stick in biblical stories. Perhaps he’s even a descendant of Cain. Don’t you agree?"

I was dismayed. Until now I had felt completely at home in the story of the Crucifixion. Now I saw for the first time with how little individuality, with how little power of imagination I had listened to it and read it. Still, Demian’s new concept seemed vaguely sinister and threatened to topple beliefs on whose continued existence I felt I simply had to insist. No, one could not make light of everything, especially not of the most Sacred matters.

As usual he noticed my resistance even before I had said anything.

"I know," he said in a resigned tone of voice, "it’s the same old story: don’t take these stories seriously! But I have to tell you something: this is one of the very places that reveals the poverty of this religion most distinctly. The point is that this God of both Old and New Testaments is certainly an extraordinary figure but not what he purports to represent. He is all that is good, noble, fatherly, beautiful, elevated, sentimental—true! But the world consists of something else besides. And what is left over is ascribed to the devil, this entire slice of world, this entire half is hushed up. In exactly the same way they praise God as the father of all life but simply refuse to say a word about our sexual life on which it’s all based, describing it whenever possible as sinful, the work of the devil. I have no objection to worshiping this God Jehovah, far from it. But I mean we ought to consider everything sacred, the entire world, not merely this artificially separated half! Thus alongside the divine service we should also have a service for the devil. I feel that would be right. Otherwise you must create for yourself a God that contains the devil too and in front of which you needn’t close your eyes when the most natural things in the world take place.”
Hermann Hesse, Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

José Saramago
“doubt is the privilege of those who have lived a long time,”
José Saramago, Caim

Georgina Morales
“Your cunning has proved to be that of Cain. I grant you power over the Hellmouth. May Samael take my revenge." The thing said with a bitter look and a voice that seemed to be many.”
Georgina Morales, Perpetual Night

Lilly Black
“When it comes to you, against my better judgment and my will, I find myself promising things I never thought I could promise anyone.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Lilly Black
“Tease me like that again, and I'll put you over my knee," Cain threatens, and my poor impulse control kicks into overdrive.
"I'm not teasing.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Lilly Black
“How bad will it hurt?" I ask suddenly as Cain pulls the car onto the road to head back to my house.
"How bad will what hurt?"
"The spankings, the torture, all the ways you want to punish me."
"I'm not a sadist, Evan. I don't get off on hurting women."
"So it won't hurt?"
"Oh, it will, but you'll love the way it hurts," he says, and as his words fall upon my ears in a harmony of exhilaration and foreboding, I think I'm beginning to understand.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Lilly Black
“Little girl, you could wrap my cock in duct tape, and I'll still make you see God.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Lilly Black
“That man has something fucked up on his mind.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Lilly Black
“This dress is what I want to see on you tomorrow evening and what I want to take off you tomorrow night," he whispers.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Brian M. Boyce
“I wonder what God must have thought then / When He saw the work of Cain's hand / That the first baby born on the planet / Grew up to kill the third man.”
Brian M. Boyce, Genesis Beginning

Lilly Black
“I've learned that I'd rather wait for you than be with any other woman when you're all I can think about.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Lilly Black
“I've let it slide because you're new at this, but the sub doesn't get to demand to be fucked.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Lilly Black
“After the way you have accepted and slipped so perfectly into my life, feeding my desires," he says, cupping my face in his hands as the water streams down us, "I want to share everything with you, Evan.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

José Saramago
“Where is your brother, he asked, and cain responded with another question. Am I my brother's keeper, You killed him, Yes, I did, but you are the one who is really to blame, I would have given my life for him if you had not destroyed mine, It was a question of putting you to the test, But why put to the test the very thing you yourself created, Because I am the sovereign lord of all things, And of all beings you will say, but not of me and my freedom, What, the freedom to kill, Just as you had the freedom to stop me killing abel, which was perfectly within your capabilities, all you had to do, just for a moment, was to abandon that pride in your infallibility that you share with all the other gods, and, again just for a moment, to be truly merciful and accept my offering with humility, because you shouldn't have refused it, you gods, you and all the others, have a duty to those you claim to have created, This is seditious talk, Yes, possibly, but I can guarantee you that if I were god, I would repeat every day Blessed are those who choose sedition because theirs is the kingdom of the earth, That's sacrilege, Maybe, but no more sacrilegious than you allowing abel to die…”
José Saramago

Lilly Black
“Little girl," Cain begins, moving in close and speaking deliberately. "I know exactly what I want, but as long as you insist on continuing this charade, I will not claim you as mine again until you beg to hear those words from me." I stare at him, stunned at how the same cocksure attitude that floods my mind with contempt floods my body with excitement as he leans back, a satisfied smirk on his face.
"I don't beg," I hiss.
"Not yet," is all he says.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Lilly Black
“You take pleasure in my disregard for her because in your fantasies, you're different - superior and singular in my eyes. You are, Evan, all of those things, and deep down, you want what I'm offering. You want to be dominated, guided, cherished.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Lilly Black
“I sat at the computer and started my BDSM research in earnest. I learned three things: I still very much like the idea of wielding the power, I do seem to have an inclination toward the opposite in spite of myself, and there are some things on the internet that you simply cannot unsee.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Lilly Black
“I felt sorry for her, baby, guilty and responsible. That's all it was. Once she started talking about you, I could have thrown her off the deck with no remorse. I know there are no words that can take away what you saw, just please say you understand. Liz is nothing to me, Evan, but you...you're everything.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Lilly Black
“Evan Lucien, if it is my last act upon this Earth," he says, his eyes intense and shadowed in the lantern light, "I will make you come.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Philip Gourevitch
“I couldn't help thinking how well Cain had prospered after killing his brother: he founded the first city--and, although we don't like to talk about it all that much, we are all his children.”
Philip Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families

Lord Byron
“LUCIFER: They say what they must sing and say on pain
Of being that which I am and thou art--
Of spirits and of men.

CAIN: And what is that?

LUCIFER: Souls who dare use their immortality,
Souls who dare look the omnipotent tyrant in
His everlasting face and tell him that
His evil is not good!”
George Gordon Byron, Cain a Mystery

Lilly Black
“You want fucked?”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

Jason Aaron
“Oh, [god] can hear you just fine. He hears everything. Every scream. Every cry. Every whimper. Every plea for mercy. For death. He hears. He just doesn't give a fuck.”
Jason Aaron, The Goddamned, Vol. 1: Before the Flood

Jason Aaron
“God's will can go fuck itself. And so can you.”
Jason Aaron, The Goddamned, Vol. 1: Before the Flood

Jason Aaron
“Where's the goddamn giant?”
Jason Aaron, The Goddamned, Vol. 1: Before the Flood

Jason Aaron
“Wanting to end my curse isn't the same as wanting to give in to an asshole. I don't care if god really did choose you. You're no worthier than any of the rest of us. No worthier than him.

We're all god's monsters.

All made in his goddamn image. If he wants his fucking world back . . . tell him to come down here and take it. If he's got the goddamn balls.”
Jason Aaron, The Goddamned, Vol. 1: Before the Flood

Lilly Black
“We'll worry about cock holding later.”
Lilly Black, A Jade's Trick

José Saramago
“Suçluluğun tanrı ve insanlar tarafından aynı şekilde anlaşılacağına inanmak hatadır, dedi meleklerden biri, Sodom örneğinde tek bir suçlu vardı ve bu da, saçma bir şekilde acele eden, -kendi ölçütlerine göre- kötülükte bulunanları seçip cezalandırmakla vakit kaybetmek istemeyen tanrı'ydı, hem zaten, sevgili melekler, tanrı'nın, yalnızca tanrı diye, kurallar, engeller, yasaklar ve aynı ağırlıkta başka boş lakırdılar saptayarak müminlerin mahrem yaşamını keyfince yönetmesi gerektiği zırva fikri nereden kaynaklanmatadır, diye sordu kabil, Bunu biz bilmiyoruz, dedi meleklerden biri, Bu tür şeyler hakkında bize neredeyse hiçbir şey söylenmez, gerçekte biz ancak güç gerektiren işlerde hizmet ediyoruz, diye ekledi diğeri, sitemli bir ses tonuyla”
José Saramago, Caim

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