‘Lucifer’ quotes: The most iconic Lucifer Morningstar lines
If you’ve watched Tom Ellis as Lucifer, you know it’s hard to resist his charms. Let’s put it this way: he can charm the pants off anyone, sometimes even literally. We’ve got a few theories as to why this is so.
For starters, there’s the inevitable theory of psychological attraction to bad boys. Who’d top that list if not the devil himself? Bad boys can wreck us & we’d let them. There’s a reason they call it devilish charm, right?
Then there’s the backstory. Lucifer’s roguish charm & charisma persists over his evildoings because of more than just his physical gifts. He’s made us question the dichotomy of good & evil. He’s made us believe that life is not black & white, rather it exists in a very grey area.
He explains his backstory to Nick – and by extension to us, the audience – where he brings a depth of perspective. Here’s his explanation, “You people misunderstand me. You call me ‘Satan’ and ‘Devil’ but . . . do you know my crime? I loved God too much. And for that he betrayed me—punished me. Just as he’s punished you. ”
There’s a dramatic surge of emotions in his voice as he continues, “After all, how could God stand idly by while that man broke into your home and butchered your family in their beds? There are only two rational answers, Nick—either, he’s sadistic . . . or he simply doesn’t care.”
Let’s look at some of the most iconic words Lucifer’s ever spoken.
“Did you know there’s a special section in hell reserved for bullies?”
“Children are hideous little creatures. Terrible, taxing burden.”
“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
“Well, I’m a walking paradox, what can I say?”
“A devil emoji? That’s it. I’m speaking to a copyright lawyer today.”
“I prefer lust over love. It’s a little less complicated and a lot more fun.”
“Guilt is such a useless emotion.”
“People don’t arrive broken. They start with passion and yearning ‘till something comes along that disabuses them of those notions.”
“Miracles aren’t my thing, but I’m sure we can come to an arrangement.”
“Life’s too short to hold grudges.”
“Believe me, there is no winning when you play by a twisted tyrant’s rules.”
“You shouldn’t have to change for anyone. And neither should I.”
“No one gives us the right . . . we take it.”
“Think about it: dad made everything, which means he made me who I am. God wanted the Devil!”
“People don’t have power over us. We give it to them.”
“Why do humans think they can rectify one evil with another?”
“Desire shouldn’t be contained. It’s unnatural.”
“You know what they say? He who hesitates, disintegrates.”
“You really thought you could double cross me? Me?! You know, I invented the double cross, like, literally.”
“When in doubt, go with the classics. That’s what I always say.”
“If you truly worship the dollar, then I’m your ticket to divinity.”