.

January 5, 2010

Satan finds mischief for idle hands – and minds...


FAMOUS QUOTE:

“In works of labour, or of skill,
I would be busy too;
For Satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do.”
       Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
       British hymn writer and minister 
       “Against Idleness and Mischief” (1715)

SATANIC COUNTERQUOTE:

“The only thing worse than idle hands is an idle mind.”
       Anton Szandor Lavey
       Founder and High Priest of the Church of Satan
       Satan Speaks! (1998)

STAR TREK COUNTERQUOTE:

The Doctor: “The devil finds work for idle hands.”
Seven of Nine: “Religious metaphors are irrelevant.”
       Star Trek: Voyager 
       The “Good Shepherd” episode (2000)

OLD DICKENS COUNTERQUOTE:

“If Doctor Watts knew mankind, he might have written, with as much truth, ‘Satan finds some mischief still for busy hands to do.’ The busy people achieve their full share of mischief in the world, you may rely upon it. What have the people been about who have been the busiest in getting money and in getting power, this century or two? No mischief?”
       Charles Dickens 
       David Copperfield (1850) 
       Spoken by the character Mr. Wickfield

OL’ DRIPPY COUNTERQUOTE:

“Idle hands spend time at the genitals, and you know how much God hates that.”
       Ol’ Drippy
       Aqua Teen Hunger Force
       The “Old Drippy” episode (2002)

*     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *    

Comments? Questions? Corrections? Post them on my quotations Facebook group.

Copyrights, Disclaimers & Privacy Policy


Creative Commons License
Copyright © Subtropic Productions LLC

The Quote/Counterquote blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. Any duplicative or remixed use of the original text written for this blog and any exact duplications the specific sets of quotations collected for the posts shown here must include an attribution to QuoteCounterquote.com and, if online, a link to http://www.quotecounterquote.com/

To the best of our knowledge, the non-original content posted here is used in a way that is allowed under the fair use doctrine. If you own the copyright to something we've posted and think we may have violated fair use standards, please let me know.

Subtropic Productions LLC and QuoteCounterquote.com are committed to protecting your privacy. We will not sell your email address, etc. For more details, read this blog's full Privacy Policy.