— Charles Brockden Brown American novelist, historian and editor 1771 - 1810
„Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.“
Noir comme le diable, chaud comme l'enfer, pur comme un ange, doux comme l'amour.
— Valya Dudycz Lupescu American writer 1974
Context: Follow me on a journey into heaven and hell, past angels and devils, into the realm of dreams. That is where our souls go when we sleep, to meet up with our soul mate, to love without abandon, without regret. For in the morning we must return to life and all its painful illusions.
— Elvis Costello English singer-songwriter 1954
„The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of Angels and God, and at liberty when of Devils and Hell, is because he was a true poet and of the Devils' party without knowing it.“
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
Note to The Voice of the Devil
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
As quoted in Manipulus Florum (c. 1306), edited by Thomas Hibernicus, Superbia i cum uariis; also in Best Thoughts Of Best Thinkers: Amplified, Classified, Exemplified and Arranged as a Key to unlock the Literature of All Ages (1904) edited by Hialmer Day Gould and Edward Louis Hessenmueller<!-- it has been suggested by the person who posted this that his may be Augustine quoting Ambrose, Bishop of Milan — but I find no reference for such suggestions. ~ Kalki 2010·03·13 04:29 -->
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
Context: The church must not abandon its belief in devils. Orthodoxy cannot afford to put out the fires of hell. Throw away a belief in the devil, and most of the miracles of the New Testament become impossible, even if we admit the supernatural. If there is no devil, who was the original tempter in the garden of Eden? If there is no hell, from what are we saved; to what purpose is the atonement? Upon the obverse of the Christian shield is God, upon the reverse, the devil. No devil, no hell. No hell, no atonement. No atonement, no preaching, no gospel.
— Natalie Merchant American singer-songwriter 1963