Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.” ―Matthew 4:8-9
“To dare to dream of something that has never existed and to make it a reality; to conjure up your deepest fears and darkest hopes; to pursue a vision ruthlessly and without relent; to create the artifacts, ideology and organization of the empires of your mind: this is real black magick, the source of all true power.” ―Gatekeeper Nhoj
“So ancient, so vast, and so wicked an organization as the world-wide, world-old, supernatural, subversive, secret Society of Witches will necessarily in its method and procedure differ in some obvious details according to country and to century, according to policy and to opportunity, but actually since the aim and ends are invariably the same, since the lord and master of them all from the beginning has been and eternally is himself the same, the fundamental principles, the real activities and calculated operations of the Satanists will be found everywhere and in every age to prove precisely similar and unified, inspired, continued, and energized by essential evil.” ―Montague Summers, Witchcraft and Black Magic
“Only this have I learned so far, that man needs what is most evil in him for what is best in him – that whatever is most evil is his best power and the hardest stone for the highest creator; and that man must become better and more evil.” ―Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra
“What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man. What is bad? All that proceeds from weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power increases – that a resistance is overcome.” ―Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.” ―John 8:44
“It is so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.” ―Ronald Knox
“God is dead! Satan lives!” ―Roman Castevet, Rosemary’s Baby
“My dear brethren, never forget, when you hear the progress of enlightenment praised, that the Devil’s finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist!” ―Charles Baudeliere
“There is but one Black Master though men calle hym Sathanas & Beelzebub & Apolleon & Ahriman & Malik Tous… Ye abysse yawns & ye debt is to paye. Ye light fayles, ye shadows gather. There is no god but evil; no lite but darkness; no hope but doom—” ―Robert E. Howard, Dig Me No Grave
“I cling unto the burning Aethyr like Lucifer that fell through the Abyss, and by the fury of his flight kindled the air. And I am Belial, for having seen the Rose upon thy breast, I have denied God. And I am Satan! I am Satan! I am cast out upon a burning crag! And the sea boils about the desolation thereof. And already the vultures gather, and feast upon my flesh. Yea! Before thee all the most holy is profane, O thou desolator of shrines! O thou falsifier of the oracles of truth! Ever as I went, hath it been thus. The truth of the profane was the falsehood of the Neophyte, and the truth of the Neophyte was the falsehood of the Zelator! Again and again the fortress must be battered down! Again and again the pylon must be overthrown! Again and again must the gods be desecrated!” —Aleister Crowley, The Vision and the Voice
“He who does not carry demonic seeds within him will never give birth to a new world.” ―Ernst Schertel, Magic: History, Theory, Practice
“There is a beast in man that should be exercised, not exorcised.” ―Anton Szandor LaVey
“Through me is the way to the city of woe.
Through me is the way to sorrow eternal.
Through me is the way to the lost below.
Justice moved my architect supernal.
I was constructed by divine power,
supreme wisdom, and love primordial.
Before me no created things were.
Save those eternal, and eternal I abide.
Abandon all hope, you who enter.”
―Inscription on the Gate of Hell, Dante Alighieri, Inferno
“To travel in silence by a long and circuitous route, to brave the arrows of misfortune and fear neither noose nor fire, to play the greatest of all games and win, foregoing no expense, is to mock the vicissitudes of Fate and gain at last the key that will unlock the Ninth Gate.” ―Boris Balkan, The Ninth Gate
The driving force behind black magic is hunger for power… Carried to its furthest extreme, the black magician’s ambition is to wield supreme power over the entire universe, to make himself a god. Black magic is rooted in the darkest levels of the mind, and this is a large part of its attraction, but it is much more than a product of the love of evil or a liking for mysterious mumbo-jumbo. It is a titanic attempt to exalt the stature of man, to put man in the place which religious thought reserves for God. ―Richard Cavendish, The Black Arts
“Oh my Father, Lord of Silence, Supreme God of Desolation, though mankind reviles yet aches to embrace, strengthen my purpose to save the world from a second ordeal of Jesus Christ and his grubby mundane creed. Show man instead the raptures of Thy kingdom. Infuse in him the grandeur of melancholy, the divinity of loneliness, the purity of evil, the paradise of pain.” ―Damien Thorn, Omen III
The nature scientists uncover has crafted our viler impulses into us: in fact, these impulses are a part of the process she uses to create. Lucifer is the dark side of cosmic fecundity, the cutting blade of the sculptor’s knife. Nature does not abhor evil; she embraces it. With it she moved the human world to greater heights of organization, intricacy, and power. –Howard Bloom, The Lucifer Principle
“We have pledged ourselves to the only real god, the only true force: our Lord God Satan…I have given you fair warning; join us now, or die…” –Father Seaton, Prime Evil