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Demonic Quotes by Edward Said, Alain de Botton, Stefan Zweig, Albert Bandura, Brennan Manning, Brian Henson and many others.

It [9/11] transcended the political and moved into the metaphysical. There was a kind of cosmic, demonic quality of mind at work here, which refused to have any interest in dialogue and political organization and persuasion. This was bloody-minded destruction for no other reason than to do it.
Edward Said
The telephone becomes an instrument of torture in the demonic hands of a beloved who doesn’t call.
Alain de Botton
The transformation of the impossible into reality is always the mark of a demonic will. The only way to recognize a military genius is by the fact that, during the war, he will mock the rules of warfare and will employ creative improvisation instead of tested methods and he will do so at the right moment.
Stefan Zweig
In the final forms of moral disengagement, wrongdoers treat adversaries as subhuman animalistic, demonic beings. Expunging any sense of shared humanity eliminates moral restraints.
Albert Bandura
The cultural propaganda embodied in two liquor advertisements, “Living well is the best revenge” and “Sip it with arrogance,” have a curious, perhaps demonic appeal. Consumerism indeed has its own spirituality.
Brennan Manning
And then while she’s lip-syncing, “I’ve Grown Accustomed To Your Face,” to this little head next to her, the head eats the cloth fabric and swallows it and it’s sort of this weird, demonic character there, who then tries to eat the singer. But it’s a lot of fun. So there’s a couple of pieces like that.
Brian Henson
Leadership that exploits and sacrifices young people on the altar of its goals is nothing more than raw, demonic power. Genuine leadership is found in ceaseless efforts to foster young people, to pave the way forward for them.
Daisaku Ikeda
Eating meat and drinking liquor are demonic vices. Those indulging in drink lose all sense of propriety, have no compassion or love and become demons.
Sathya Sai Baba
I think waking up in the middle of the night and seeing stuff in the dark and thinking it is something scary or demonic. When you first wake up and you see things and you’re eyes aren’t open and things aren’t what they seem. That happened to me like three weeks ago!
Daniel Jacobs
Conclusion 2: There’s nothing more demonic than two bored twins. ~Signed Tamaki
Bisco Hatori
The way I wanted to write it, is with a hero, or sort of a pure character who was the protagonist. And the antagonists were these demonic evil children, cause when you’re a kid, seven or eight years old, and you’re looking at the world around you – everything seems black or white, good or bad.
John Wozniak
Every institution is inherently demonic.
Paul Tillich
Fasting will also overcome sexual additions and demonic powers.
Jentezen Franklin
Metallica – they’re so demonic, they’re crazy, I don’t know how they do it.
Dee Dee Ramone
I think there’s probably always been visions and voices, and these were variously ascribed to the divine or demonic or the muses. I think many poets still feel they depend on an inner voice, or a voice which tells them what to do.
Oliver Sacks
We pray against the domestic enemies of the Constitution, against this demon of tyranny who is using the White House occupant. That demonic spirit is oppressing us.
Gordon Klingenschmitt
I got to grow up in a situation where drugs were demonic. To watch your dad go through heroin withdrawal is something that would keep you from doing any of that yourself.
Shia LaBeouf
I’m not trying to become the demon I’m fighting against
Professor Griff
What happened to California will release a spirit that is more demonic than Islam, a spirit of lawlessness and anarchy. And a sexual insanity will be unleashed into the Earth.
Lou Engle
Americans have always understood the danger of mobs. They are always dangerous; they are always demonic.
Ann Coulter
If you really look hard at the evidence, the most rational conclusion is to believe that the demonic is real.
Scott Derrickson
Al-Qaida became the new Soviet Union, and in the process, Bin Laden became a demonic, terrifyingly powerful figure brooding in a cave while he controlled and directed the al-Qaida network throughout the world. In this way, a serious but manageable terrorist threat became grossly exaggerated.
Adam Curtis
Demonic activity levels? Do they have a device that measures whether the demons inside the house are doing power yoga?
Cassandra Clare
Do what? Come up with a clever pun referencing Jerome’s demonic status? The truth is, I usually keep a stash of them on hand and—
Richelle Mead
Love without knowledge is demonic.
G. I. Gurdjieff
All religion seems to need to prove that it’s the only truth. And that’s where it turns demonic. Because that’s when you get religious wars and persecutions and burning heretics at the stake.
John Shelby Spong
Turning against the church I also had to turn against a lot of the teachings of people in my family who were very much of the church and caught in it, and every time I turned to find where resides the good in the church, all I saw was the demonic, the Lucifer of the journey.
Harry Belafonte
I’ve got to think that that was unethical,” Joshua said. “Josh, faking demonic possession is like a mustard seed.” “How is it like a mustard seed?” “You don’t know, do you? Doesn’t seem at all like a mustard seed, does it? Now you see how we all feel when you liken things unto a mustard seed? Huh?
Christopher Moore
Americans will buy anything, as long as it doesn’t cross the thin line between cute and demonic.
Ian Shoales
Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle’s light.
Billy Graham
Another related source of demonization is the homosexual relationship itself. […] That attachment and communion are indeed inspired, but their source is demonic.
Andrew Comiskey
A heavenly portal is a spherical opening of light that offers divine protection by which angels and heavenly beings can come and go, without demonic interference. God has designed portals to begin in the third Heaven, travel through the second Heaven, and open upon Earth.
John Paul Jackson
Spirituality, without the Holy Spirit, is demonic.
Mark Driscoll
Any analysis of ‘sin’ or ‘evil’ or ‘demonic influence’ or ‘negative thinking’ or ‘systemic evil’ or ‘antisocial behavior’ that fails to see the lack of self-dignity as the core of the problem will prove to be too shallow.
Robert H. Schuller
I was…a journalist…though my typical beat was freelancing articles on Canadian politics, which never included any mention of demonic phenomena, though it might explain the rise of the neoconservatives.
Kelley Armstrong
‘Evil’ is quite a blanket term. People aren’t the demonic characters we would like them to be sometimes.
David Morrissey
I would say that Edgar Allan Poe, [Georges] Perec, Thomas Pynchon, and [Jorge Luis] Borges are all boy-writers. These are writers who take… a kind of demonic joy in writing.
Paul Auster
I hight don Quixote, I live on peyote,
marijuana, morphine and cocaine.
I never know sadness, but only a madness
that burns at the heart and the brain.
I see each charwoman, ecstatic, inhuman,
angelic, demonic, divine.
Each wagon a dragon, each beer mug a flagon
that brims with ambrosial wine.
Jack Parsons
Happiness only comes when you let go of who you think you are. If you think you’re wealthy and powerful and noble and truthful or horrible and demonic, whatever it may be, it’s all a waste of time. Take it from the Zen Master. He knows.
Frederick Lenz
On the level of simple sensation and mood, making love surely resembles an epileptic fit at least as much as, if not more than, it does eating a meal or conversing with someone.
Susan Sontag
The Village Voice gave me an outlet. They encouraged writers to publish idiosyncratic, intellectually ambitious journalism in voices that ranged from demonic to highfalutin. And they paid me well once the magazine was unionized. Getting paid is motivational.
Robert Christgau
Although a system may cease to exist in the legal sense or as a structure of power, its values (or anti-values), its philosophy, its teachings remain in us. They rule our thinking, our conduct, our attitude to others. The situation is a demonic paradox: we have toppled the system but we still carry its genes.
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Demonic figures and occult themes have disappeared from modern magic.
David Copperfield
If you go to a lower crossover point, a negative place of power, then the beings there are very unevolved, very demonic, crazy, lower than the people of this world.
Frederick Lenz
Abortion is the Antichrist’s demonic parody of the eucharist. That’s why it uses the same holy words, “This is my body,” with the blasphemous opposite meaning.
Peter Kreeft
I have a possessive female spirit. I was also told I have a demonic attachment. They make me sick. They make me agitated.
Zak Bagans
…being an atheist required discipline very like that of being Catholic. One could never yield to the idea of a supernatural authority, no matter how often one might be tempted. To think that a personal God had made the world was to yield to a demonic and superstitious and destructive belief.
Anne Rice
Lady Gaga is a pop prostitute, a satanic b – with her fascist and demonic secret signs! Her pop prostitution has more to do with bikini advertising than with warmth.
Nina Hagen
Kylie Minogue is just a demonic little idiot as far as I’m concerned. She gets cool dance producers to work with her for some bizarre reason, I don’t know why. She doesn’t even have a good name. It’s a stupid name, Kylie, I just don’t get it.
Noel Gallagher
I find contemporary Holocausts against other species so unbearable as to make life itself a fundamental question mark. Are we a demonic, suicidal species? Can good conquer evil? And if so, when will that renaissance of virtue occur? This is truly “psychology today.”
Michael Tobias