I stripped my novel clean of all quotes, all outside references. Below are the quotes that littered the chapters as I went.
I probably missed some...
“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?”
-- John Lennon
“Secrets are made to be found out with time.”
-- Charles Sanford
“Every murderer is probably somebody's old friend”
-- Agatha Christie
"The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit."
-- Mark Twain
“The deaths ye died I have watched beside, And the lives ye led were mine”
-- Rudyard Kipling
“Your soul will be dead even before your body: fear nothing further.”
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
"Reach out and touch faith!"
-- Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
“Sin is whatever obscures the soul.”
-- Andre Gide
"Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen."
-- English translation of the Prayer to Saint Michael, originally by Pope Leo XIII
Night is the blotting paper for many sorrows."
-- Author Unknown
"An apology for the Devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books."
-- Samuel Butler
"All God's angels come to us disguised."
-- James Russell Lowell
"We do not remember days; we remember moments."
-- Cesare Pavese
"A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil."
-- James A. Garfield
"Just a reflection, it's just a glimpse, just a little reminder, of all the what about's, and all the might have, could have, been's. Another day, some other way, but not another reason to continue; and now you're one of us. The Wretched."
-- Nine Inch Nails – The Wretched