Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday Thirteen - The Devil Made Me Do It

1. Never stab the Devil in the back. - Unknown

2. Fear is the dark room where the Devil develops his negatives.  - Gary Busey

3. If you get down and quarrel everyday, you're saying prayers to the Devil, I say. - Bob Marley

4. Neutral men are the Devil's allies. - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

5. 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

6. Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man. - Fyodor Dostoevsky

7. To talk to someone who does not listen is enough to tense the devil. - Pearl Bailey

8. 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

9. 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

10. Calvin: Do you believe in the devil? You know, a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man? Hobbes: I'm not sure that man needs the help.

11. When the Devil quotes Scriptures, it's not, really, to deceive, but simply that the masses are so ignorant of theology that somebody has to teach them the elementary texts before he can seduce them. - Paul Goodman

12. Some days, even the Devil sits back and admires my work. - Unknown

13. We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell. - Oscar Wilde

Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 506th time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. I like number two. It sounds like the beginning of a noir detective novel, one I'd read.

  2. Number 3 is something I need to remember when I wake up grumpy. :) By the way, kudos on your 506th TT post.

  3. Love Oscar Wilde....#13. This is true!


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