devil Quotes

41 of the best book quotes about devil
“How frozen I became and powerless then, Ask it not, reader, for I write it not, Because all language would be insufficient. I did not die, and I alive remained not. Think for thyself now, hast though ought of wit, What I became, being of both deprived.”
“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”
“Almost five thousand years ago, there were pilgrims walking to the Celestial City, just like Faithful and Christian are doing. So Beelzebub, Apollyon, and Legion, with their associates, perceived by seeing the path made by the pilgrims on their way to the city that the course lay through this town of Vanity. They planned to set up a fair here, a fair at which all sorts of vanity could be sold amid festivities open and ongoing the whole year. Therefore, at this fair they sell such merchandise as houses, land, trades, places, honors, promotions, titles, countries, kingdoms, lusts, and pleasures of all sorts, including things such as harlots, wives, husbands, children, masters, servants, lives, blood, bodies, souls, silver, gold, pearls, precious stones, and much more.”
“Peter Quint — you devil!”
“Crowley: the angel who did not so much fall as saunter vaguely downwards”
“It is said that the Devil has all the best tunes. This is broadly true. But Heaven has the best choreographers.”
“Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a God, but never without belief in a devil. Usually the strength of a mass movement is proportionate to the vividness and tangibility of its devil.”
“My point is that we’re dealing with two devils who both want to rule hell.”
“Here is all the invisible world, caught, defined, and calculated. In these books the Devil stands stripped of all his brute disguises. Here are all your familiar spirits – your incubi and succubi; your witches that go by land, by air, and by sea; your wizards of the night and of the day. Have no fear now – we shall find him out if he has come among us, and I mean to crush him utterly if he has shown his face!”
“Until an hour before the Devil fell, God thought him beautiful in Heaven.”
“Be careful who you trust, for even the Devil was once an Angel.”
“The devils watch them ... like greedy hungry lions that see their prey, and expect to have it, but are for the present kept back; if God should withdraw his hand by which they are restrained, they would in one moment fly upon their poor souls.”
“The enemy knows that if he can get enough wrong things going on in our heads, they will eventually begin to come out of our mouths.”
“I know someone will ask me, ‘Do you really mean, at this time of day, to re-introduce our old friend the devil—hoofs and horns and all?’ Well, what the time of day has to do with it I do not know. And I am not particular about the hoofs and horns.”
“The devil will give up when he sees that you are not going to give in.”
“Invincible: abasht the Devil stood, And felt how awful goodness is, and saw Vertue in her shape how lovly, saw, and pin’d His loss.”
“All these, however, were mere terrors of the night, phantoms of the mind that walk in darkness; and though he had seen many spectres in his time, and been more than once beset by Satan in divers shapes, in his lonely preambulations, yet daylight put an end to all these evils.”
“The prince of darkness is a gentleman!”
“The Chicago Times-Herald wrote of Holmes, ‘He is a prodigy of wickedness, a human demon, a being so unthinkable that no novelist would dare to invent such a character.‘”
“Remember that the evil one is the father of lies. Learn to recognize his deceptive intrusions into your thoughts. One of his favorite deceptions is to undermine your confidence in My unconditional Love.”
“I was born with the devil in me,” [Holmes] wrote. “I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing.”
“I am convinced that since my imprisonment I have changed woefully and gruesomely from what I was formerly in feature and figure…My head and face are gradually assuming an elongated shape. I believe fully that I am growing to resemble the devil—that the similitude is almost completed.”
“I am so sick of you stealing my joy. But that’s changing too. My joy doesn’t come from my friends, it doesn’t come from my job, it doesn’t even come from my husband. My joy is found in Jesus, and just in case you forgot, He has already defeated you. So go back to hell where you belong and leave my family alone!”
“‘Ha-haaaa! Devil, you just got your butt kicked!’ she screamed. ‘My God is faithful! He’s powerful! He’s merciful! He’s in charge! You can’t fire Him, and He’ll never retire! Glory! Praise the Lord!‘”
“There’s something in natural affection which will lead it on to eternal love more easily than natural appetite could be led on. But there’s also something in it which makes it easier to stop at the natural level and mistake it for the heavenly. Brass is mistaken for gold more easily than clay is. And if it finally refuses conversion its corruption will be worse than the corruption of what ye call the lower passions. It is a stronger angel, and therefore, when it falls, a fiercer devil.”
″...the Devil is a projection of your own psyche, but you have not grow wise enough to learn how to use your creativity constructively.”
“Dear Die-ary, I’ve been to heaven and hell...and I still don’t know if there is a god or a devil.’s something to write about.”
“The Devil is vicious, but he’s not victorious.”
“It was a moon that could stir wild passions in a moo cow. A moon that could bring out the devil in a bunny rabbit. A moon that could turn lug nuts into moonstones, turn Little Red Riding Hood into the big bad wolf.”
“Many leaders in the church do not want to deal with things that relate to the devil.”
“Do devils love each other? Do they walk arm in arm in hell saying, “Ah, you are my friend, how I love you,” things like that to each other? was a matter of a concept of evil, wasn’t it?”
“I am an unwilling devil. I cry like some vagrant child. I want to go home.”
“But Grandmamma,” I said, “if nobody has ever seen The Grand High Witch, how can you be so sure she exists?” My grandmother gave me a long and very severe look. “Nobody has ever seen the Devil,” she said, “but we know he exists.”
“I hope that this fortune-telling gift the stone seems to have given you is as accurate as your bow’s arrows. If you are wrong, I am afraid a curse will follow us like the Devil’s shadow follows a possessed mortal’s flesh.”
“I think the devil doesn’t exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.”
“Man had a funny way of blaming the devil for things he didn’t like.”
“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!”
“Corrie ten Boom once said that if the devil can’t make you sin, he’ll make you busy.”
“The Devil has a great reputation for destroying what honest men would be glad to see out of the way!”
“Really, I would pawn my soul to the devil to find out whether he is alive or dead.”
“We comes from God, I from the Devil.”

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