The Sandman: Season of Mists By Neil Gaiman, art by Kelley Jones
“And the mortals! I ask you - why? Why do they blame for all their little failings?
They use my name as if I spend the entire day sitting on their shoulders, forcing them to commit acts they would otherwise find repulsive.
“The Devil made me do it.”I have never made one of them do anything. Never. They live their own tiny lives. I do not live their lives for them.
And then they die, and they come here (having transgressed against what they believed to be right), and expect us to fulfill their desire for pain and retribution.
I don’t make them come here. They talk of me going around and buying souls, like a fishwife come to market day, never stopping to ask themselves why.
I need no souls. No. They belong to themselves …They just hate to have to face up to it. ” - Lucifer Morningstar