->''There are those hearts, reader, that never mend again once they are broken. Or, if they do mend, they heal themselves in a crooked and lopsided way, as if sewn together by a careless craftsman''.
-->-- ''Literature/TheTaleOfDespereaux''

->''"There must have been a moment, at the beginning, where we could have said - no. But somehow we missed it."''
-->--'''Guildenstern''', ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead''

->''"One never learns how the witch became wicked, or whether that was the right choice for her - is it ever the right choice? Does the devil ever struggle to be good again, or if so is he not a devil?"''
-->-- '''Oatsie Manglehand''', ''Literature/{{Wicked}}''

->''All things truly wicked start from an innocence''.
-->-- '''Creator/ErnestHemingway''', ''A Movable Feast''

->''No one becomes depraved all at once''.
-->-- '''Creator/{{Juvenal}}''', ''Satires''

->''In every man's heart there is a devil, but we do not know the man as bad until the devil is roused''.
-->-- '''James Oliver Curwood''', ''The Case of Beauvais''

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