Quotation by Edgar Allan Poe

Nor will this overwhelming tendency to do wrong for wrong's sake, admit of analysis, or resolution into ulterior elements. It is a radical, a primitive impulse—elementary.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849), U.S. author. "The Imp of the Perverse," Graham's Magazine (1845).

Perverseness contradictorily manifesting murder, confession, and repression.
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