Satan watches TV in his underwear

No, no, no — those were the words I repeated to myself, not with force but as a Jesus prayer of listless grief. Energy in itself is a sort of redemption. No wonder we admire Satan. But if the Devil were listless, if he were a pale man in his underwear who watched television by day behind closed venetian blinds — oh, if that were the Devil I would fear him.

— Edmund White, A Boy’s Own Story

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