Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Edgar Allan Poe (180949)
Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heartone of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of Man.
EDGAR ALLAN POE, The Black Cat, Edgar Allan Poe, ed. Philip Van Doren Stern, p. 299 (1945). Originally published in 1843.