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The Devil's Notebook The Devil's Notebook by Anton Szandor LaVey
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“Don't let that little pyramid with the bright eye fool you. That's to draw your attention away from the real thing: the big trapezoid beneath it.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“When ghettos become the mainstream of society, islands of individuality cannot help but harbor an elite.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“Unfortunately for a multitude of occultists, humor is a rare ingredient in their lives. In fact it is their very lack of humor that has impelled them into the arcane and esoteric.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“I thought, acted, and thereupon found myself removed.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“Martin Luther dreamed up Protestantism while sitting on the toilet at Wittenburg monastery, and we know what a big movement that became.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“It's a cinch that if you read it in an occult periodical or paperback, everyone's doing it. That should be your cue to avoid such stuff, lest you be relegated to the same readership level.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“Good news is only really good to those directly involved. Most people lead such futile and useless lives that only bad news makes them feel better. If not better, certainly gooder. If one cannot gain recognition for anything else, he can rest well with the assurance that he is "good", which in most case equates with "right".”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“In order to perform the supernatural, you must first be able to accomplish the supernormal.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“God and Jesus maketh the evil man good, the vicious man kind, the smitten man grateful, the victim happy. What”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“Live for today — don’t think about the past or the future” has been misapplied to “Dwell on today.” We must all respond to imminent situations. We either benefit from, cope with, or succumb to them.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“Stop and consider if whatever you buy, see, listen to, or do is popular. If it is, it is programmed, and like it or not, so are you.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“Evil is the great savior and sustainer of those who condemn it most.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“He feels a little better while watching the guy on TV or thinking of him. Still, he feels insignificant. He has a few heroes whom he sees on other TV shows: sports figures, a tough cop or a late-night talk show host. He lives vicariously through all of them. Unbeknownst”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“Burn every bit of desire out of your system, and then, when you no longer care, it will come to you. How”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“Intrinsically evil people are often hypocrites who make a show of their Goodguy Badge; without an enemy to plague them they could never in any believable sense become Good. This”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“SECRETS ARE POWER. WHEN YOU DIVULGE A SECRET, YOU BARTER THE POTENTIAL power of your hidden knowledge for the fleeting ego boost that comes with its revelation.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“It is always a villain, however, who becomes the catalyst for change. Consider”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“villain must be stigmatized so that his opponents can be considered heroic.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“The more grandiose the villain, the more beneficent he is to society.”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook
“For the bored and simple, those of little or no accomplishment, those who care little whether they live or die, an enemy is essential. Their validity as human beings is measured not by what they can do or who they are, but by who they are against!”
Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil's Notebook