This thread kind of reminds me of this line I once heard in an Eyedea song. It also reminds me of the Faustian Pact in Faust's tale. But this quotation is kind of unique in that Eyedea, in my humble opinion, was a brilliant song writer. No doubt, he had read Faust....Sadly Eyedea overdosed and passed away at a very young age. If you like underground hip hop which borders on poetry I suggest you check it out.
"The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing me that I was him" - Eyedea.