Here at least we shall be free; the Almighty hath not built here for his envy, will not drive us hence: Here we may reign secure, and in my choice to reign is worth ambition, though in Hell: Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
— Satan's defiant proclamation after losing the War in Heaven, John Milton's Paradise Lost
"I know there is a God because in Rwanda I shook hands with the devil. I have seen him, I have smelled him and I have touched him. I know the devil exists and therefore I know there is a God."
—Roméo Dallaire, J'ai serré la main du diable
They used to call the devil the father of lies. But for someone whose sin is meant to be pride, you'd think that lying would leave something of a sour taste. So my theory is that when the devil wants to get something out of you, he doesn't lie at all. He tells you the exact, literal truth. And he lets you find your own way to hell.
— Mr. Easterman, Lucifer #10: "Children and Monsters, Part 1"
We must give Satan the benefit of the doubt. God wrote all the evidence.
"We're talking about the discovery of yet another body; another one of God's creatures found mutilated and desecrated nearly beyond recognition. We ask ourselves, who could've done such a thing. What fiend created in God's own image could be so vile and sinister? What degenerate, what God-less piece of filth could have committed such a heinous act? What calculated prevere[?] of pain and misery? I'll tell you; An impostor of humanity, a demon hiding in man's skin and bones. A soul-less vessel of hate and depravity. And we know his name. Satan is among us, people. He walks our streets..."
I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.
— St. Theresa of Avila
Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.
My husband was a logging man... he met the devil. Fire is the devil, hiding like a coward in the smoke.
— The Log Lady, Twin Peaks
"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled, was convincing the world he didn't exist."
— Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects
"The devil can cite the Scriptures for his purpose; but the eternal true devil can cite The Simpsons for his purpose."
—Roger X. Carasso
There ain't no devil, there's just God when he's drunk.
Satan fell by force of gravity, by taking himself too gravely.
How have you fallen from the heavens, O morning star, son of the dawn! How are you cut down to the ground, you who mowed down the nations! You said in your heart: "I will scale the heavens; Above the stars of God I will set up my throne; I will take my seat on the Mount of Assembly, in the recesses of the North. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will be like the Most High!" Yet down to the nether world you go to the recesses of the pit!
He has woven himself into the fabric of your lives since the dawn of time. Some may call him Abaddon. Some may call him Krop Tor. Some may call him Satan. Or Lucifer. Or the King of Despair. The Deathless Prince. The Bringer of Night...
—Possessed Ood, Doctor Who
I, Lucifer, Fallen Angel, Prince of Darkness, Bringer of Light, Ruler of Hell, Lord of the Flies, Father of Lies, Apostate Supreme, Tempter of Mankind, Old Serpent, Prince of This World, Seducer, Accuser, Tormentor, Blasphemer, and without doubt Best Fuck in the Seen and Unseen Universe (ask Eve, that minx)...
— I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan (page 1)
And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.
— I Chronicles 21:1 on Satan.
I am Beezelbub, Lucifer, The Reaper of Souls, The Really Angry One, I am SATAN!!!!!
— Animaniacs, "Hot, Bothered, and Bedeviled"
"For too long, so many lies and so much misinformation have been spread about Satan. RHP religions have for far too long, written the book on how they believe him to appear, how they believe Demons to look and these are nothing but blasphemous lies. He is not red with horns and a tail, nor does he look like a Halloween monster. He does not have flaming red eyes or rubbery wings. These depictions are intended to insult, denigrate, and blaspheme him. Contrary to Satanism being labeled as "darkness," Satan appears wearing a long white robe, [and looks more or less human.]"
"Lucifer, you're my brother and I love you...but you are a great, big bag of dicks. Play the victim all you want, but you and me? We know the truth. Dad loved you best. More than Michael...more than me. Then he brought the new baby home, aaaand you couldn't handle it."
— Gabriel, Supernatural
Ever since first man has walked this earth, I have been here to whisper seeds of doubt and evil thoughts into his ear. I am the beast, the outcast angel fallen from on high. I go by many names, but there is one you can't deny.
— My Name is Satan by Stephen Lynch
"Through the corridors of darkness, on the wings of man's desire,
Conjured by the soulless ones at the everlasting fire.
Borne on waves of insanity from man's primeval past,
The mantra of the tumult has awakened him at last!"
— Pagan Altar, "The Black Mass"
Catherine: Are you one of them?
Shadowy Figure: Them?
Catherine: Are you an angel?!
Shadowy Figure: I am the first angel. Loved once above all others. A pure, perfect love. [In sing-songy tone] But like all true love, one day it withered on the vine...