Real Life versus Fiction
"Nothing is so beautiful and wonderful, nothing is so continually fresh and surprising, so full of sweet and perpetual ecstacy, as the good.
No desert is so dreary, monotonous, and boring as evil.
This is the truth about authentic good and evil.
With fictional good and evil it is the other way round. Fictional good is boring and flat, while fictional evil is varied and intriguing, attractive, profound, and full of charm."
Simone WeilIn On Science, Necessity, and the Love of God Oxford University Press, 1968