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Requiem for the Devil

Jeri Smith-Ready

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Sorry," she said. "I have a psychological disorder that prevents me from keeping thoughts inside my head where they belong. ”

“No wonder these people don’t believe in evolution. It obviously hasn’t worked in their favor.”

“Beautiful doesn't begin to describe it. A flower is beautiful. But this is beautiful the way that a person is beautiful- terrifying with its jagged edges, yet seductive with its crevices that hide so many secrets.”

“Jesus loves you.” “Then how come he never calls?”

“If you follow love, you can't go wrong, even if it leads to disaster. Trust it." Raphael to Lucifer”

“Go ahead, God, you fat, filthy motherfucker, lightning-bolt my ass into oblivion if you're so tough!”

“I love eating chicken with my bare hands. It makes me want to snarl at people, even more than usual.”

“Do you always introduce yourself by insulting people?”

“You obviously haven’t lived in D.C. very long if you think two and a half minutes is too soon to talk politics.”

“This time of year," she said, "people’s consciences gnaw at them. They give away truckloads of canned goods and quote Dickens and wring their hands over the ‘less fortunate.’" We boarded the Metro and took seats perpendicular to each other. "But God forbid anyone should address why they’re poor in the first place, or try to change the structures that keep them poor. Then the ‘less fortunate’ turn into ‘welfare queens’ and ‘derelicts.’ But if I were a lobbyist whoring on behalf of some transnational corporation, I’d never hear the word ‘derelict.’" "So when it comes to taking care of poor people," I said, "if Mother Teresa is the Hallmark card, then you’re the electric bill.”

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