Quotes and Sayings about Devil



"I've done made a deal with the devil. He said he's going to give me an air-conditioned place when I go down there, if I go there, so I won't put all the fires out."
- Red Adair
(Related: Devil)

"With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it's not just a trick of the devil."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: God, Devil)

"At the same time, as you know, unless you are a comic book reader, Daredevil is not a known thing."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Time)

"I love Daredevil. I thought it was enjoyable. Okay? There were critical issues with it, and that's why I wear black, some people wear red - we are entitled to our opinions."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Love, Thought, People, Opinions)

"When the devil grows old he turns hermit."
- Ludovico Ariosto
(Related: Devil, Old)

"They give themselves to God when the Devil will no longer have them."
- Sophie Arnould
(Related: God, Devil, Will)

"It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Men, Angels, Humility, Pride)

"People have discovered that they can fool the devil; but they can't fool the neighbors."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: People, Devil, Fool, Neighbors)

"To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Devil, Talk)

"Religion which requires persecution to sustain, it is of the devil's propagation."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Religion, Devil, Persecution)

"Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty. Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable, distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves."
- Anne Baxter
(Related: Home, Devil, Duty, Idleness, Labor, Profit, Sin, Temptation)

"The press don't like to say nice things because nice is boring. It's much better to label me the devil. What we do is not brain surgery. We are entertainers, plain and simple, and we're responsible to bring that money back, to make a profit."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Money, Devil, Press, Profit)

"A church debt is the devil's salary."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Church, Debt, Devil)

"You shall always find what you created in your mind, for instance, a benevolent God or an evil Devil. Between them are countless facets. Therefore, concentrate on the depth of your consciousness and on what you consider to be positive and good."
- Hans Bender
(Related: God, Positive, Consciousness, Devil, Mind)

"Theology is the logic of the Devil."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Devil, Logic, Theology)

"To light one candle to God and another to the Devil is the principle of wisdom."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Wisdom, God, Devil, Light)

"Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio, movies, love, housekeeping or the church, but it has definitely revived vaudeville."
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: Love, Movies, Church, Housekeeping, Television)

"So many people are working in vaudeville today that I looked for three weeks to book enough acts for an hour bill and didn't have them until the night before we opened in Buffalo and money was no object!"
- Edgar Bergen
(Related: Money, People, Night, Today)

"Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Devil, Invention)

"It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only."
- William Blake
(Related: Men, God, Angels, Holiness)

"Pious XII was too neutral to mention the gas chambers; decent people like my own family were turned into devils by crude Christianity."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Family, People, Christianity)

"But what of black women?... I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Women, Doubt, Fire, Race)

"First there was the theatre of people and animals, then of people and the devil. Now we need the theatre of people and people."
- Edward Bond
(Related: People, Animals, Devil, First, Now, Theatre)

"I'm not afraid to look like a big, hairy, smelly, foreign devil in Tokyo, though I do my best not to, I really do."
- Anthony Bourdain
(Related: Devil)

"Why doesn't that Devil take me with him? It would be much better with him than it is here."
- Eva Braun
(Related: Devil)

"I don't count that relationship with Ricky. It's just like a blip at this point. I had to fall in love with the devil himself to get this sweet angel, Jack."
- Christie Brinkley
(Related: Love, Devil)

"Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater."
- James Broughton
(Related: Movies, Dance, Drama, Theater)

"Worldly wealth is the Devil's bait; and those whose minds feed upon riches recede, in general, from real happiness, in proportion as their stores increase, as the moon, when she is fullest, is farthest from the sun."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Happiness, Wealth, Devil, Moon, Sun)

"Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives."
- Gary Busey
(Related: Fear, Devil)

"God and the Devil are an effort after specialization and the division of labor."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Devil, Effort, Labor)

"An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: God, Apology, Books)

"Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself - a force that works against man or, against God, if you will."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God, Consciousness, Devil, Force, Man, Possession, Spirits, Thinking, Will)

"I think there's a bit of the devil in everybody. There's a bit of a priest in everybody, too, but I enjoyed playing the devil more. He was more fun."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Devil, Fun)

"I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Hell, Help, Humanity, Thinking)

"I am not an angel and do not pretend to be. That is not one of my roles. But I am not the devil either. I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Artist, Devil, Woman)

"Now I am near to the getting of my crown, which shall be sure; for I bless the Lord, and desire all of you to bless Him that He hath brought me here, and makes me triumph over devils, and men, and sin: they shall wound me no more."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Men, Desire, Now)

"Sarcasm I now see to be, in general, the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Devil, Language, Now, Reason, Sarcasm)

"I grow daily to honour facts more and more, and theory less and less. A fact, it seems to me, is a great thing; a sentence printed, if not by God, then at least by the Devil."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: God, Devil, Fact, Facts, Theory)

"I praticed making faces in the mirror and it would drive my mother crazy. She used to scare me by saying that I was going to see the devil if I kept looking in the mirror. That fascinated me even more, of course."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Mother, Devil, Faces, Saying)

"A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Nature, Man)

"Pride is the master sin of the devil, and the devil is the father of lies."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Father, Devil, Lies, Pride, Sin)

"Neutral men are the devil's allies."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Men, Devil)

"Deal with the Devil if the Devil has a constituency - and don't complain about the heat."
- C. J. Cherryh
(Related: Devil)

"None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: Courage, Being, Bravery, Cunning, Devil, Intellect, Mind)

"If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favorable reference to the devil in the House of Commons."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Devil, Hell)

"I am in no mood to be deceived any longer by the crafty devil and false character whose greatest pleasure is to take advantage of everyone."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Character, Devil, Pleasure)

"Do Tasmanian devils really exist?"
- Tom Cochrane
"Your best friend and worst enemy are both in this room right now. It's not your neighbor right or left - and it's not God or the devil - it's you."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, Friend, Devil, Enemy, Now, Right)

"Talk of the devil, and his horns appear."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Devil, Talk)

"I had a very bad time with acid. I did that classic thing of looking in the mirror by mistake and seeing the devil. But I took it several times, because you always think that next time you might have the wonderful time that everyone else is having."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Time, Mistake, Devil)

"The world is the devil's hunting-ground, and children are his choicest game."
- Anthony Comstock
(Related: Children, Devil, Hunting, World)

"Laughter kills fear, and without fear there can be no faith. For without fear of the devil there is no need for God."
- Sean Connery
(Related: God, Faith, Fear, Devil, Laughter)

"I was not content to believe in a personal devil and serve him, in the ordinary sense of the word. I wanted to get hold of him personally and become his chief of staff."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Content, Devil, Sense, Word)

"What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!"
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Work, Devil)

"Every child was taught from his cradle that money was Mammon, the chief agent of the flesh and the devil."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: Money, Devil, Mammon)

"'Tis no sin to cheat the devil."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: Devil, Sin)

"Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face."
- Nelson DeMille
"I don't even own a TV because I think it's the devil."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Devil)

"Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Beauty, God, Heart, Devil, Fighting, Man)

"If it wasn't for the devil, we wouldn't be here, would we?"
- Brad Dourif
(Related: Devil)

"The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Health, Life, Soul, Devil)

"The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Politics, Religion, Idea, Country, Devil, Running)

"The devil take me, if I think anything but love to be the object of love."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Love, Devil)

"If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Money, God, Devil, Will)

"Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Money, God, Devil, Will)

"Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress, and you've seen the devil."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: HusbActor, Devil)

"Here is true immorality: ignorance and stupidity; the devil is nothing but this. His name is Legion."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Devil, Ignorance, Name, Nothing, Stupidity)

"Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Devil, Play, Will)

"He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a saint; that boasteth of it, is a devil."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Devil, Man, Sin)

"The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Devil, Lies, Miser)

"With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Action, Devil, Devotion)

"And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't see fit to fall in with us, I say let the general duty law, and all, go to the devil, sir, and go about our business."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Business, Devil, Duty, Law)

"A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the devil's policy to keep the masses of mankind in ignorance; but finding that they will read, he is doing all in his power to poison their books."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Power, Policy, Books, Devil, Ignorance, Mankind, Poison, Will)

"One should fight like the devil the temptation to think well of editors. They are all, without exception - at least some of the time, incompetent or crazy."
- John Gardner
(Related: Time, Devil, Editors, Fight, Temptation)

"A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Devil, Man)

"Heaven sends us good meat, but the Devil sends cooks."
- David Garrick
(Related: Devil, Heaven)

"Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives."
- John Gay
(Related: Wives)

"If vaudeville had died, television was the box they put it in."
- Larry Gelbart
(Related: Television)

"If power made one evil, then God would be the Devil."
- Jonah Goldberg
(Related: Power, God, Devil)

"The man who has his millions will want everything he can lay his hands on and then raise his voice against the poor devil who wants ten cents more a day."
- Samuel Gompers
(Related: Day, Devil, Man, Poor, Voice, Want, Will)

"Well one of the times I did a stunt was in the devil's snare room and they lifted me up on a harness and a safety rope really, really high, and they just dropped me down into the devil's snare."
- Rupert Grint
(Related: Devil, Safety)

"The devil had as good have let Paul alone, for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching, at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open, and poor sinners come forth."
- William Gurnall
(Related: Devil, Open, Poor, Preaching, Prison, Satan)

"This devil loves mankind because men are going to always make the choice that will send him into ascendancy. He's been winning the game for a long time."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Men, Time, Winning, Choice, Devil, Mankind, Will)

"The whole concept of the devil is a metaphor on one level."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Devil, Metaphor)

"Look at Walter Huston in The Devil and Daniel Webster: It's an incredible performance."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Performance, Devil)

"My favorite NBA team are the houston rockets and favorite college team are the duke blue devils."
- Dante Hall
(Related: College, Favorite, Houston)

"No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture."
- Learned Hand
(Related: History, Cause, Devil, Doubt, May, Quotes, Scripture, Support)

"Gossip is the Devil's radio."
- George Harrison
(Related: Devil, Gossip)

"You always fall for the rascal or the guy who's got a little bit of the devil in him. You can't help it."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Devil, Help)

"The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself."
- Vance Havner
(Related: Devil, Will)

"A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Imagination, Devil, Man)

"I do not like vaudeville, but what can I do? It likes me."
- Anna Held
"The devil divides the world between atheism and superstition."
- George Herbert
(Related: Atheism, Devil, Superstition, World)

"Why should the Devil have all the good tunes?"
- Rowland Hill
(Related: Devil)

"Poverty is from the devil and that God wants all Christians prosperous."
- Benny Hinn
(Related: God, Devil, Poverty)

"Once you are dancing with the devil, the prettiest capers won't help you."
- E. T. A. Hoffmann
(Related: Dancing, Devil, Help)

"Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!"
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Man, Providence, Woman)

"You can put in all the difficulties, jumps, runs, and any other devilish complexities you like, except octave spans and similar features which do not suit the formation of hands."
- Johann Nepomuk Hummel
(Related: Difficulties)

"Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be much more amusing if we were all devils, and no nonsense about angels and being good."
- William Hurlbut
(Related: Life, Angels, Being, Nonsense)

"The devil is compromise."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Compromise, Devil)

"We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Religion, Creation, Devil, Doubt, Rest)

"The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good. Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks."
- Mahalia Jackson
(Related: God, Devil, Old, Trying, Will)

"The world is all the richer for having a devil in it, so long as we keep our foot upon his neck."
- William James
(Related: Devil, World)

"It was necessary that the Devil should have a representation upon the earth as well as God."
- Warren Jeffs
(Related: God, Devil, Earth)

"So Ham's wife that was preserved on the Ark was a Negro of the seed of Cain and there was a priestly purpose in it, that the Devil would have a representation as well as God."
- Warren Jeffs
(Related: God, Wife, Purpose, Devil)

"Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Work, Devil, May)

"Haste is of the Devil."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Devil, Haste)

"Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Devil, May)

"You slam a politician, you make out he's the devil, with horns and hoofs. But his wife loves him, and so did all his mistresses."
- Pamela Hansford Johnson
(Related: Wife, Devil)

"I remember I was like five or six years old; I played the devil. That was my first role."
- Raul Julia
(Related: Devil, First, Old, Years)

"You bet I arrived overnight. Over a few hundred nights in the Catskills, in vaudeville, in clubs and on Broadway."
- Danny Kaye
"It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Time, Men, People, Devil, Energy, Fighting)

"If you can get some of the devil's money to use for the Lord's work, if you have to borrow it, it is all right and carry on the work."
- John Harvey Kellogg
(Related: Money, Work, Devil, Right)

"The devil's voice is sweet to hear."
- Stephen King
(Related: Devil, Voice)

"And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves "It's pretty, but is it Art?""
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Art, Heart, Devil, First, Joy, Pretty, World)

"Perfectionists are their own devils."
- Jack Kirby
"The important information you need at the beginning of an issue. Like way they did the old Frank Miller Daredevil issues in the first five pages he always had to state his origins and how he got his powers."
- Robert Kirkman
(Related: Beginning, First, Information, Old, State)

"It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it."
- Ronald Knox
(Related: Devil)

"I'm not subject to their rise and fall because I'm not accepted by them, so I have my own little curve going on. A lot of it is because of how much I play, I think I connect like when all you had was Vaudeville, I think I have an audience by performing a lot!"
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Play)

"Those who consider the Devil to be a partisan of Evil and angels to be warriors for Good accept the demagogy of the angels. Things are clearly more complicated."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Angels, Devil)

"With these kinds of proposals, the devil is in the details. We're going to examine this realignment closely. We will fight any measure that compromises our needs - now or in the future."
- John B. Larson
(Related: Devil, Fight, Future, Measure, Needs, Now, Will)

"The jealous are possessed by a mad devil and a dull spirit at the same time."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Time, Devil, Spirit)

"The devil's name is dullness."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Devil, Name)

"Let the devil catch you but by a single hair, and you are his forever."
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
(Related: Devil, Hair)

"The ugly is very appealing to man. It's instinct. One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it. There's a devilish fascination in it. We extract pleasure from horror."
- Sonya Levien
(Related: Horror, Instinct, Man, Pleasure, Ugly)

"The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Adversity, Devil, Prosperity, Weather, Years)

"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Education, Values, Devil, Man)

"You've got to walk and talk with God to go to heaven... I have the devil in me! If I didn't have, I'd be Christian!"
- Jerry Lee Lewis
(Related: God, Devil, Heaven, Talk)

"For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel."
- Martin Luther
(Related: God, Church, Devil)

"If you young fellows were wise, the devil couldn't do anything to you, but since you aren't wise, you need us who are old."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Devil, Old)

"I love devils."
- Mary MacLane
(Related: Love)

"I don't really believe in the Devil, but if the Devil is the Father of Lies, then he certainly invented the Internet."
- Ken MacLeod
(Related: Father, Devil, Internet, Lies)

"Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Gods, Vision, Creation, Devil, Man, May, Will)

"We can never know for certain where our prayers are likely to go, nor from whom the answers will come. Just when we think we are at our nearest to God, we could be assisting the Devil."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: God, Answers, Devil, Will)

"No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Quality, Habit, Act, Hypocrisy, Passion, World)

"There is no intrinsic worth in money but what is alterable with the times, and whether a guinea goes for twenty pounds or for a shilling, it is the labor of the poor and not the high and low value that is set on gold or silver, which all the comforts of life must arise from."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Life, Money, Gold, Labor, Poor, Value, Worth)

"We seldom call anybody lazy, but such as we reckon inferior to us, and of whom we expect some service."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Service)

"People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Women, People, Opportunity, Being, Consequences, May, Pleasure, Sin)

"Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Nature, Virtue, Actions, May, Modesty, Motive, Passion, Shame, Vice)

"The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honor is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don't resent them, you are not fit to live."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Religion, Honor, Patience, Weight)

"From the world of darkness I did loose demons and devils in the power of scorpions to torment."
- Charles Manson
(Related: Power, Darkness, World)

"Whenever you make love to someone, there should be three people involved - you, the other person, and the devil."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Love, People, Devil)

"Beauty and the devil are the same thing."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Beauty, Devil)

"If you get down and quarell everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say."
- Bob Marley
(Related: Devil, Saying)

"When you actually meet the devil and he offers you a deal most artists eventually negotiate."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Artists, Devil)

"Show business is one of the few businesses that the devil will actually agree to own just a portion of your soul because he knows if you have a performer's ego you were probably working for him all along."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Business, Soul, Devil, Ego, Will)

"In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going."
- Don Marquis
(Related: Women, Church, Devil, Theology)

"A biblical false prophet was a servant of the devil attempting to lead people away from the truth."
- Walter Martin
(Related: Truth, People, Devil)

"It is too maddening. I've got to fly off, right now, to some devilish navy yard, three hours in a seasick steamer, and after being heartily sick, I'll have to speak three times, and then I'll be sick coming home. Still, who would not be sick for England?"
- John Masefield
(Related: Home, Being, England, Navy, Now, Right)

"Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil's spawn. He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive."
- Eric Massa
(Related: Mother, Son, Children, Devil, End, Vote)

"There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Democracy, Dignity, Hell, Wickedness)

"The theory seems to be that as long as a man is a failure he is one of God's children, but that as soon as he succeeds he is taken over by the Devil."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: God, Failure, Children, Devil, Man, Theory)

"Alimony - the ransom that the happy pay to the devil."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Devil)

"There's good and bad in everybody. I wasn't looking for the good, or looking for the bad. This is a man who signed his pact with the devil 20 years ago, and he's learned to live with it. He's tried to protect his family from it."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Family, Devil, Man, Years)

"Onstage, I am a devil. But I'm hardly a social reject."
- Freddie Mercury
(Related: Devil)

"I wasn't straining at the bit to become a movie star any more than I had plotted to get out of vaudeville and into Broadway musicals."
- Ethel Merman
"Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving."
- Dan Millman
(Related: Money, God, Devil, Energy)

"We are not angels. Nor are we the devils you have made us out to be."
- Slobodan Milosevic
(Related: Angels)

"I often remembered also that I had been told, that we shall have as many devils biting us, if we go to hell, as we have unconfessed sins on our consciences."
- Maria Monk
(Related: Hell)

"Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Nature, Beginning, Covetousness, Devil, End, First, Vice)

"It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?"
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Faith, Religion, Children, Christ, Devil, Understanding, Words)

"Though an angel should write, still 'tis devils must print."
- Thomas Moore
"It's not that we poor men are so powerful to be able to banish the devil. It's that God gives us the power."
- Gabriele Nanni
(Related: Men, Power, God, Devil, Poor)

"Firstly you must always implicitly obey orders, without attempting to form any opinion of your own regarding their propriety. Secondly, you must consider every man your enemy who speaks ill of your king; and thirdly you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil."
- Horatio Nelson
(Related: Devil, Enemy, Hate, Man, Opinion)

"Treat every Frenchman as if he was the devil himself."
- Lord Nelson
(Related: Devil)

"The violence or the vaudeville style of comedy is a technique all by itself. You get up there, and you are a comedian, and you're doing one thing. That is, you're going to make the audience laugh."
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: Comedy, Style, Violence)

"I hope you're representing the devil's advocate."
- Charles Olson
(Related: Hope, Devil)

"This opinion, however, is held by most, that the devil was an angel, and that, having become an apostate, he induced as many of the angels as possible to fall away with himself, and these up to the present time are called his angels."
- Origen
(Related: Time, Angels, Devil, Opinion, Present)

"The good news is there's no devil. The bad news is there's no heaven. There's nothing."
- Kerry Packer
(Related: Devil, Heaven, News, Nothing)

"It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: God, Bible, Devil, Name)

"They actually bought me for Daredevil 2, but they have to exercise the option."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Exercise)

"That's another reason I did Daredevil: I didn't get killed off in it."
- Joe Pantoliano
(Related: Reason)

"A dimple on the chin, the devil within."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Devil)

"Probably the worst time in a person's life is when they have to kill a family member because they are the devil. But otherwise it's been a pretty good day."
- Emo Philips
(Related: Family, Life, Time, Day, Devil, Pretty)

"Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil."
- Emo Philips
(Related: Life, Time, Devil, Murder)

"If I'm alone too long I think too much, and I'm not interested in doing that. That won't lead anywhere good, I'm sure. If I'm busy I tend to stay out of trouble. An idle mind is the devil's playground."
- Lisa Marie Presley
(Related: Devil, Mind, Trouble)

"The devil himself had probably redesigned Hell in the light of information he had gained from observing airport layouts."
- Anthony Price
(Related: Devil, Hell, Information, Light)

"Tell the truth and shame the devil."
- Francois Rabelais
(Related: Truth, Devil, Shame)

"This is the very devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim."
- James Reston
(Related: Whim, Will)

"This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim."
- James Reston
(Related: Whim, Will)

"I know nothing of God or the Devil. I have never seen a vision nor learned a secret that would damn or save my soul."
- Anne Rice
(Related: God, Soul, Vision, Devil, Nothing)

"Memnoch the Devil happen to be my favorite of all The Vampire Chronicles."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Devil, Favorite)

"People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil. I don't know why. No, I do indeed know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult."
- Anne Rice
(Related: God, People, Devil, Goodness)

"I've never seen the devil create music."
- Little Richard
(Related: Music, Devil)

"I don't give the devil credit for creating nothing."
- Little Richard
(Related: Credit, Devil, Nothing)

"Logarithmic plots are a device of the devil."
- Charles Francis Richter
(Related: Devil)

"I was lucky because logarithmic plots are a device of the devil."
- Charles Francis Richter
(Related: Devil)

"Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Devil, Leisure)

"Thinking about the devil is worse than seeing the devil."
- Branch Rickey
(Related: Devil, Thinking)

"That's why I called my record Devil Without a Cause - I'm a white boy who's so sick of hearing that white kids are going to steal rap."
- Kid Rock
(Related: Cause, Devil, Hearing, Kids, Rap)

"I could care less about what people think. I'm a Devil Without A Cause."
- Kid Rock
(Related: People, Care, Cause, Devil)

"There's so much saint in the worst of them, and so much devil in the best of them, that a woman who's married to one of them, has nothing to learn of the rest of them."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Devil, Nothing, Rest, Woman)

"The Devil is like a strainer that separates the mud from the gold."
- Carlos Santana
(Related: Devil, Gold)

"It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to."
- George Santayana
(Related: Devil, Force, Passion, Revenge)

"Anger is implanted in us as sort of sting, to make us gnash with our teeth against the devil, to make us vehement against him, not to set us in array against each other."
- Richard Savage
(Related: Anger, Devil)

"Man can hardly even recognize the devils of his own creation."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Creation, Man)

"Be good. Do good. The devil wields no power over a good man."
- Harry Segall
(Related: Power, Devil, Man)

"Then if your movie clicks with real audiences, you'll be sucked into some sort of Hollywood orbit. It's a devil of a place where the only religion that really counts is box office."
- Yahoo Serious
(Related: Religion, Audiences, Devil, Hollywood, Office)

"It is an invention of the devil, an infernal falsity for the destruction of all Christianity."
- Michael Servetus
(Related: Christianity, Destruction, Devil, Invention)

"What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an enemy to mankind."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Devil, Enemy, Man, Mankind)

"O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Devil, Name, Spirit, Wine)

"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Purpose, Devil, Scripture)

"Hell is empty and all the devils are here."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Hell)

"I walked along that slippery slope where if you fail through lack of faith, you sell your soul to the devil."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Faith, Soul, Devil)

"I'm extremely ambitious. I don't know why people are afraid to say that. I won't sell my soul to the devil, but I do want success and I don't think that's bad."
- Jada Pinkett Smith
(Related: Success, Soul, People, Devil, Want)

"The notion of making money by popular work, and then retiring to do good work, is the most familiar of all the devil's traps for artists."
- Logan Pearsall Smith
(Related: Money, Work, Artists, Devil, Popular)

"I see no faults in the Church, and therefore let me be resurrected with the Saints, whether I ascend to heaven or descend to hell, or go to any other place. And if we go to hell, we will turn the devils out of doors and make a heaven of it."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: Church, Faults, Heaven, Hell, Saints, Will)

"So much of motion, is so much of life, and so much of joy, and to stand still, or get on but slowly, is death and the devil."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Death, Life, Devil, Joy)

"The Devil, can sometimes do a very gentlemanly thing."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Devil)

"My mother was in vaudeville, but after she had her children, she quit working."
- Dean Stockwell
(Related: Mother, Children)

"The Jew is a devil in human form. It is fitting that he be exterminated root and branch."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Devil)

"Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer you for being a servant of his."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Being, Devil, Hell, Reward)

"God Almighty never intended that the devil should triumph over the Church. He never intended that the saloons should walk rough-shod over Christianity."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: God, Christianity, Church, Devil)

"A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!"
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Men, Women, Church, Causes, Conviction, Devil, First, Sin)

"Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole. Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Devil, Temptation)

"The devil says I'm out, but the Lord says I'm safe."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Devil)

"In the Christian world... it is believed that angels were created at the beginning, and that heaven was formed of them; and that the Devil or Satan was an angel of light, who, becoming rebellions, was cast down with his crew, and that this was the origin of hell."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Christian, Angels, Beginning, Devil, Heaven, Hell, Light, Satan, World)

"I don't believe in devils. Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations. Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are really victims of evil deeds."
- Max von Sydow
(Related: Time, People, Deeds, Evil, Indifference, Victims)

"Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Love, Devil, Hell)

"The devil doesn't know how to sing, only how to howl."
- Francis Thompson
(Related: Devil)

"As for the Devil - that is somebody our religion tried to do without for a long time."
- Kerry Thornley
(Related: Religion, Time, Devil)

"Marketing is the devil."
- Billy Bob Thornton
(Related: Devil, Marketing)

"Anything new is always considered the devil's tool."
- Rip Torn
(Related: Devil)

"But I think we are seeing a resurgence of the graphic ghost story like The Others, Devil's Backbone and The Sixth Sense. It is a return to more gothic atmospheric ghost storytelling."
- Guillermo del Toro
(Related: Devil, Sense)

"For Devil's Backbone I loved it but I felt very pressured but so I was neurotic on the shoot."
- Guillermo del Toro
(Related: Devil)

"When a man gets his money in bad ways, when he sees the better course and takes the worse, then the devil's in his heart, and that fixes him."
- Dan Totheroh
(Related: Money, Heart, Devil, Man)

"The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still."
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
(Related: Devil)

"But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last. Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: God, Devil, Poor, Right)

"What the devil does the plot signify, except to bring in fine things?"
- George Villiers
(Related: Devil)

"The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil."
- Voltaire
(Related: Sacrifice, Devil)

"Don't you know there ain't no devil, it's just god when he's drunk."
- Tom Waits
(Related: God, Devil)

"Country and western is the music of the devil. That's the real truth of the matter. My late Mother, bless her, loved country and western. God, I couldn't handle it."
- Rick Wakeman
(Related: Music, Mother, God, Truth, Country, Devil)

"What the devil is the point of surviving, going on living, when it's a drag? But you see, that's what people do."
- Alan Watts
(Related: People, Devil, Living)

"A politician is the devil's quilted anvil; He fashions all sins on him, and the blows are never heard."
- John Webster
(Related: Devil)

"God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it."
- Andre Weil
(Related: God, Devil, Mathematics)

"Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils."
- Arthur Wellesley
(Related: Men, Religion)

"This discourse, and the present frame of my mind, lead me rather to speak to those, who by feeling Satan's fiery darts, know assuredly that there is a devil."
- George Whitefield
(Related: Devil, Feeling, Mind, Present, Satan)

"There are no whole truths: all truths are half-truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays to the devil."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Devil, Trying)

"I never thought of it as God. I didn't know what to call it. I don't believe in devils, but demons I do because everyone at one time or another has some kind of a demon, even if you call it by another name, that drives them."
- Gene Wilder
(Related: Time, God, Thought, Name)

"The devil made me do it."
- Flip Wilson
(Related: Devil)

"There are gods, but there is no God; and all gods become devils eventually."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: God, Gods)

"Elisha Cook was a darling, and full of the devil. A wired - up little fellow who was always busy, busy, busy."
- Marie Windsor
(Related: Devil)

"We left Dayton, September 23, and arrived at our camp at Kill Devil Hill on Friday, the 25th."
- Orville Wright
(Related: Devil)