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  • The tragic element in poetry is like Saturn in alchemy, ? the Malevolent, the Destroyer of Nature ; but without it no true Aurum Potabile, or Elixir of Life, can be made. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • For nobody is curious, who isn't malevolent. -- Plautus
  • Spiders - the way they move freaks me out. It's so malevolent. -- Matt Smith
  • Seeing my malevolent face in the mirror, my benevolent soul shrinks back. -- Mason Cooley
  • All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted; its mild and amiable affections are suppressed; and with them, virtuous Principles are laid prostrate. -- Charles Inglis
  • Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II. -- Barbara Amiel
  • If you don't believe there's some organising principle, or somebody up in the sky pulling the strings, then it can be very stressful. And nature itself is very arbitrary - it's not malevolent or benevolent; it doesn't even know we're here. -- Michael Shannon
  • When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless. -- Willa Cather
  • The science-fictional motif of lethal, infectious information - bad memes - is a fascinating one, with an extended history. One of the earliest instances is Robert W. Chambers's 'The King in Yellow' from 1895. Chambers's conceit is a malevolent play: read beyond Act II, and you go mad. -- Paul Di Filippo
  • The most blatant forms of denialism are rarely malevolent; they combine decency, a fear of change, and the misguided desire to do good - for our health, our families, and the world. That is why so many physicians dismiss the idea that a patient's race can, and often should, be used as a tool for better diagnoses and treatment. -- Michael Specter
  • Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses. -- Arthur C. Clarke
  • Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. -- Epicurus
  • If any spirit created the universe, it is malevolent, not benevolent. -- Quentin Smith
  • [Pope Francis] lashed out against what he called malevolent resistance to his reforms. -- Sylvia Poggioli
  • The energies of Lagos life- creative, malevolent, ambiguous- converge at the bus stops -- Teju Cole
  • Whether it is moral or immoral, virtuous or malevolent, could mostly be captured to our perceptions. -- Gladys Adevey
  • ....he reveals that he has been a poor politician, a bad judge and a malevolent individual. -- Gough Whitlam
  • The problem with the bank managers was not that they were malevolent but that they were mediocre. -- Christopher Caldwell
  • Custard: A detestable substance produced by a malevolent conspiracy of the hen, the cow, and the cook. -- Ambrose Bierce
  • Dictionary: a malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic -- Ambrose Bierce
  • Whoever rises above those who once pleased themselves with equality, will have many malevolent gazers at his eminence. -- Samuel Johnson
  • Never trust a demon. He has a hundred motives for anything he does ... Ninety-nine of them, at least, are malevolent. -- Neil Gaiman
  • I don't think 'Dark Heart' has to be malevolent. It conveys a sense of depth. There is a sense of questioning turmoil. -- Patricia Piccinini
  • America is at war. Our enemy is not violent extremism. It is not some unnamed malevolent force. It is radical Islamic terrorist. -- Ted Cruz
  • His energy is very malevolent. Don't get sick or I'll start asking you if the baby is all right in front of him. -- Christine Feehan
  • If the mind is illumined, there is clear blue sky in a dark room. If the thoughts are muddled, there are malevolent ghosts in broad daylight. -- Zicheng Hong
  • The nature of a narrow and malevolent spirit is so essentially incompatible with happiness as to render it inaccessible to the influences of the benignant God. -- Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • There are forces in life working for you and against you. One must distinguish the beneficial forces from the malevolent ones and choose correctly between them. -- Abdul Kalam
  • All over the world, belief in the supernatural has authorised the sacrifice of people to propitiate bloodthirsty gods, and the murder of witches for their malevolent powers. -- Steven Pinker
  • To be manager of the Yankees under the malevolent dictatorship of George Steinbrenner is like being married to Zsa Zsa Gabor - the union is short and sweet. -- Robert Rubin
  • He may be a malevolent sorcerer, but Tiny Cooper is his own goddamned man, and if he wants to be a gigantic skipper, then that's his right as a huge American. -- John Green
  • I wanted to know that he would be okay if I died. I wanted to not be a grenade, to not be a malevolent force in the lives of people I loved. -- John Green
  • Either for profit or for political malevolent reasons, people are polluting the otherwise wonderful democratizing agent called the internet, with all kinds of things that are not trustworthy. And people are confused. -- Edward Greenspon
  • I believe any malevolent supercivilisation would have rapidly self-destructed as we may be in the process of doing ourselves. If we do have contact, physical contact with aliens, I think it will be benign. -- Arthur C. Clarke
  • Often, moreover, it is...that aspect of our being that society finds eccentric, ridiculous, or disagreeable, that holds our sweet waters, our secret well of happiness, the key to our equanimity in malevolent climes. -- Tom Robbins
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