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Evil Quotes

39 of the best book quotes about evil
  1. #1
    “It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.”
  2. #2
    “The devil’s agents may be of flesh and blood, may they not?”
  3. #3
    “Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him.”
  4. #4
    “Chris would use the spiritual aspect to try to motivate us. He’d tell us to think about all the evil in the world, all the hatred, and imagine ourselves running against the forces of darkness, the evil wall that was trying to keep us from running our best. He believed that doing well was all mental, a simple matter of harnessing whatever energy was available.”
  5. #5
    “You know how a voice can stir one. Your voice and the voice of Sibyl Vane are two things that I shall never forget. When I close my eyes, I hear them, and each of them says something different. I don’t know which to follow.”
  6. #6
    “There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil—a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.”
  7. #7
    “One may smile, and smile, and be a villain. ”
  8. #8
    “The moment of betrayal is the worst, the moment when you know beyond any doubt that you’ve been betrayed: that some other human being has wished you that much evil.”
  9. #9
    “I had learned to dwell with pleasure as a beloved daydream on the
    thought of the separation of these elements. If each I told myself could be housed in separate identities life would be relieved of all that was unbearable the unjust might go his way delivered from the aspirations and remorse of his more upright twin and the just could walk steadfastly and securely on his upward path doing the good things in which he found his pleasure and no longer exposed to disgrace and penitence by the hands of this extraneous evil.”
  10. #10
    “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.”
  11. #11
    “All human beings, as we meet them, are commingled out of good and evil: and Edward Hyde, alone, in the ranks of mankind, was pure evil.”
  12. #12
    “It is far better to endure patiently a smart which nobody feels but yourself,
    than to commit a hasty action whose evil consequences will extend to all
    connected with you.”
  13. #13
    “Dorian Gray had been poisoned by a book. There were moments when he looked on evil simply as a mode through which he could realize his conception of the beautiful.”
  1. #14
    “To while away the day contemplating evils that might have been is to poison the happiness we already have.”
  2. #15
    “It was a pedestal from which a god had been torn, and in his place there stood, not Satan with a sword, but a corner lout sipping a bottle of Coca-Cola.”
  3. #16
    “There isn’t anyone to help you. Only me. And I’m the Beast. . . . Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could hunt and kill! . . . You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you? Close, close, close! I’m the reason why it’s no go? Why things are the way they are?”
  4. #17
    “The Devil hath power
    To assume a pleasing shape.”
  5. #18
    “She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy; but her manners were excellent.”
  6. #19
    “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.”
  7. #20
    “Simon, walking in front of Ralph, felt a flicker of incredulity—a beast with claws that scratched, that sat on a mountain-top, that left no tracks and yet was not fast enough to catch Samneric. However Simon thought of the beast, there rose before his inward sight the picture of a human, at once heroic and sick.”
  8. #21
    “What I mean is . . . maybe it’s only us”
  9. #22
    “An evil soul producing holy witness
    Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
    A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
    O what a goodly outside falsehood hath!”
  10. #23
  11. #24
    “A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well—or ill?”
  12. #25
    “We were both victims to the same overshadowing evil—she, as mistress, I, as slave.”
  13. #26
    “There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think.”
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  1. #27
    “On Cain’s kindred did the everlasting Lord avenge the murder, for that he had slain Abel; he had no joy of that feud, but the Creator drove him far from mankind for that misdeed. Thence all evil broods were born, ogres and devils and evil spirits — the giants also, who long time fought with God, for which he gave them their reward.”
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    Anonymous
    person
    God
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    Beowulf
    concept
    Evil
  2. #28
    “So fair and foul a day I have not seen.”
  3. #29
    “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
  4. #30
    “Only twice in my life have I seen eyes like that—not like human eyes. ”
  5. #31
    “It is perilous to study too deeply the arts of the Enemy, for good or for ill.”
  6. #32
    ″‘Each of us has heaven and hell in him, Basil,’ cried Dorian with a wild gesture of despair.”
  7. #33
    “Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one…”
  8. #34
    “You’re my daughter. I don’t care about the factions.” She shakes her head. “Look where they got us. Human beings as a whole cannot be good for long before the bad creeps back in and poisons us again.”
  9. #35
    “Antonio: Will you stay no longer? nor will you not that I go with you?
    Sebastian: By your patience, no. My stars shine darkly over me; the malignancy of my fate might, perhaps, distemper yours; therefore I shall crave of you your leave that I may bear my evils alone. It were a bad recompense for your love to lay any of them on you.”
  10. #36
    “Vianne didn’t hesitate. She knew now that no one could be neutral—not anymore—and as afraid as she was of risking Sophie’s life, she was suddenly more afraid of letting her daughter grow up in a world where good people did nothing to stop evil, where a good woman could turn her back on a friend in need. She reached for the toddler, took him in her arms.”
  11. #37
    “There comes an end to all things; the most capacious measure is filled at last; and this brief condescension to evil finally destroyed the balance of my soul.”
  12. #38
    For there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men
  13. #39
    “O my poor old Harry Jekyll, if ever I read Satan’s signature upon a face, it is on that of your new friend.”
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