"Imaginary evil is romantic and varied.
Real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring.
Imaginary good is boring.
Real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating."
-- Simone Weil / THE SIMONE WEIL READER --
"There's not a single evil in the world you cannot trace to fear.
-- Anthony de Mello / AWARENESS --
"In the dark, secret oozings of their entrails,
too many people are mad as hatters,
jolly assassins, lovers of crisis and war and pestilence --
anything but the dreaded menace of peace and boredom."
-- Rebecca West / BLACK LAMB AND GRAY FALCON --
"The salvation of all that is good is only this --
at times of great import,
evil beings sometimes fall strangely blind."
-- Stephen King --
"Evil eventually overreaches itself
and brings about its own destruction.
Evidently evil cannot live on its own,
but can only exist when there is something good
upon which it can feed."
-- John A. Sanford / EVIL: THE SHADOW SIDE OF REALITY --
"And that is the final measure of damnation:
to hate the good precisely because it IS good,
and know that its beauty calls our whole being into question."
-- Theodore Roszak / WHERE THE WASTELAND ENDS --