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Heath McKnight October 8th, 2004 11:13 AM

help with a quote
This quote:

"the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing man he didn't exist"

Was it originated in Christopher McQuarrie's excellent script for THE USUAL SUSPECTS, or was did it originate from somewhere else?



Jeff Donald October 8th, 2004 11:37 AM

I read it years ago in a short story "The Generous Gambler." My brother says there is a similar line in Faust by Goethe.

Ken Tanaka October 8th, 2004 11:40 AM

The line is, indeed, from "The Usual Suspects". I believe I read that the quotation is actually attributed to a story by Charles Baudelaire.

Jeff Donald October 8th, 2004 11:44 AM

I couldn't remember the author of the short story, but that's it, Charles Baudelaire.

Ken Tanaka October 8th, 2004 12:53 PM

It's the story that Jeff Noted above.

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