'Listen: Good things, things that do no harm are not the things to watch. They don't require the alert arts. Disaster, folly, the precarious equilibrium of being, the inertial contradictions of phenomena, these, collectively, are a delicate situation to be understood and in part manipulated. Many have no capacity of such nuance. I say this to you only because I know that you and I are in perfect accord.'
Russell Atkins (1971), Maleficium
. Ohio: Freelance Press, p.1