Some good quotes from "Idle Hands" by Cassondra Windwalker
These quotes are spoken by the narrative voice of Ella, who is, in fact, the devil.
From the Agora Books publication in 2022
p 26: You are the only reason anxiety is a concept. In fact, you could say it's the source of your occasional nobility.
p 27: The beauties of this world are already so terribly brief, and you shorten them even more with your incessant dissatisfaction. It's a quality neither I nor your Creator much enjoy.
p 85: (about Perdie, the worried mother) Now that's how I like to see someone. In my vast experience, the nearer you are to claiming responsibility for someone else's happiness or misery, the closer you are to me. Whether you admit it or not, every one of you has a God complex. To be fair, They kind of built it into you. At any rate, you'd all like to believe you have more control, more influence, than you do. That your choice, whatever it was, matters so much more than everyone else's. Which makes you easy to manipulate. Easy to drive to despair. And once in despair, you'll clutch at any unexpected lifeboat, however patently unseaworthy the craft.