Crime, Paranormal, and Horror Writing

The Nature of Evil

" Evil is an early or primitive stage of moral development. All children are fiends by nature. The criminals among us are only those who didn't progress.​"


What Is Evil?

It's a presence, not an absence. Evil is an incarnated character, an incubus or a succubus. It's an other. It's not an us.​

​Evil isn't a thing, it's not a person, it's an attribute like beauty.
It's a power, like wind.
It's an infection."-  Wicked by Gregory Maguire

The Presence of Evil

 “Don't ever call me mad, Mycroft. I'm not mad. I'm just ... well, differently moraled, that's all.”  - The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde,

“Demons are like obedient dogs; they come when they are called.” Remy de Gourmont

“God never talks. But the devil keeps advertising, Father. The devil does a lot of commercials.” 
― The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

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