" 'A good work! a blessed deed!' - returned the sorcerer with a smile of scorn; 'for me there exists nor good nor evil; since my will is always the same. Ye alone know evil, who will that which ye would not. It is indeed in my power to restore her to thee: yet, bethink thee well, whether it will prove thy weal. Consider too how deep the abyss between life and death; across this, my power can build a bridge, but it can never fill up the frightful chasm.' "
Johann Ludwig Thieck: Wake not the Dead. In: Michael Sims: Dracula's Guest. A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories. Bloomsbury: Great Britain 2010, S.75