Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives.
For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.
Maybe just an ice cold brew what's a beer, that's the devil in my ear, I've been sober a fucking year and that fucker still talks to me, he’s all I can fuckin' hear 'Marshall, come on, we'll watch the game, it's the Cowboys and Buccaneers!'
Deal with the Devil if the Devil has a constituency - and don't complain about the heat.
C. J. Cherryh
Fear is the tool of a man-made devil. Self-confident faith in one's self is both the man-made weapon which defeats this devil and the man-made tool which builds a triumphant life. And it is more than that. It is a link to the irresistible forces of the universe which stand behind a man who does not believe in failure and defeat as being anything but temporary experiences.
When the devil makes his offer (always open incidentally) of the kingdoms of the earth, it is the bordellos which glow so alluringly to most of us, not the banks and the counting-houses and the snow-swept corridors of power . . . Sex is the mysticism of a materialistic society - in the beginning was the Flesh, and the Flesh became Word; with its own mysteries - this is my birth pill; swallow it in remembrance of me! - and its own sacred texts and scriptures - the erotica which fall like black atomic rain on the just and unjust alike, drenching us, stupefying us. To be carnally minded is life!
I'd rather make one righteous dollar on my level
Than make a million dollars spittin' rhymes for the devil.
Lawrence "Kris" Parker
Boogie Down Productions
Virtue is beauty, but the beauteous evil.
Are empty trunks o'erflourished by the devil.
If you wish to seduce an angel, you must play the part of a devil.
This opinion, however, is held by most, that the devil was an angel, and that, having become an apostate, he induced as many of the angels as possible to fall away with himself, and these up to the present time are called his angels.
I've got many, many demons that affect me on many, many levels. A few years ago, I was convinced of that - I thought I truly was possessed by the devil. I remember sitting through the Exorcist a dozen times, saying to myself, 'Yeah, I can relate to that. I really wish I knew why I've done some of the things I've done over the years. I don't know if I'm a medium for some outside source. Whatever it is, frankly, I hope it's not what I think it is - Satan.”
'By god', says he, 'I think the Devil shits Dutchmen'