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The devil made me do it. ...
by Flip Wilson

The devil made me do it.
- Flip Wilson

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put
a few nickels in the machine.
- Flip Wilson

Get well cards have become so humorous that if you
don't get sick you're missing half the fun.
- Flip Wilson

The cost of living is going up and the chance of living is going down.
- Flip Wilson

 

Before you can hit the jackpot, you have to put a coin in the machine.
- Flip Wilson

Don't order one for the road, because the road is already laid out.
- Flip Wilson

Violence is a tool of the ignorant.
- Flip Wilson

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I was number one in the ratings four times last year and twice this season.
What could be more damn equal than that? If they get any more equal,
I don't want it.
- Flip Wilson

It would be ridiculous for me to say anything negative
regarding blacks having an equal opportunity on TV.
- Flip Wilson

It's later than it's ever been.
- Flip Wilson

I think Mr. Wilson will have to be the rest of the way alone.
- Flip Wilson

My show is my statement.
What I have to say is on the screen.
My life is my own.
I don't want to talk about my private self.
Why should I?
- Flip Wilson

When you're hot, you're hot; when you're not,
you're not.
- Flip Wilson

Funny is an attitude.
- Flip Wilson

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

Those who play with the devil's toys
will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates
some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
- Ambrose Bierce

Ride With the Devil.
- Jewel

If Hitler invaded hell
I would make at least a favorable reference
to the devil in the House of Commons.
- Winston Churchill

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

God and the Devil are an effort after specialization
and the division of labor.
- Samuel Butler

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

The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest.
- Thomas Fuller

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

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

Hell is the highest reward that the devil can offer
you for being a servant of his.
- Billy Sunday

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

Theology is the logic of the Devil.
- Jose Bergamin

'Tis no sin to cheat the devil.
- Daniel Defoe

With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.
- Thomas Fuller

Poverty is from the devil and that God wants all Christians prosperous.
- Benny Hinn

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

The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good.
Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.
- Mahalia Jackson

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

To light one candle to God and another to the Devil
is the principle of wisdom.
- Jose Bergamin

The world is all the richer for having a devil in it,
so long as we keep our foot upon his neck.
- William James

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

The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces,
but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
- Voltaire

Logarithmic plots are a device of the devil.
- Charles Francis Richter

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

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

If it wasn't for the devil, we wouldn't be here,
would we?
- Brad Dourif

Leisure is the handmaiden of the devil.
- Branch Rickey

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

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

Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when
you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil.
- Emo Philips

The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented
by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.
- Jerry Falwell

I could care less about what people think.
I'm a Devil Without A Cause.
- Kid Rock

Whenever you make love to someone, there should be three people involved -
you,
the other person, and the devil.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.
- Henry Fielding

Heaven sends us good meat, but the Devil sends cooks.
- David Garrick

Gossip is the Devil's radio.
- George Harrison

When you actually meet the devil and he offers you
a deal most artists eventually negotiate.
- Marc Maron

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

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

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

Haste is of the Devil.
- St.
Jerome

Tell the truth and shame the devil.
- Francois Rabelais

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

The devil's name is dullness.
- Robert E. Lee

A church debt is the devil's salary.
- Henry Ward Beecher

People have discovered that they can fool the devil;
but they can't fool the neighbors.
- Francis Bacon

The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer

Look at Walter Huston in The Devil and Daniel Webster:
It's an incredible performance.
- Taylor Hackford

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity
or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.
- C. S. Lewis

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

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

The Jew is a devil in human form.
It is fitting that he be exterminated root and branch.
- Julius Streicher

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

It was necessary that the Devil should have a representation
upon the earth as well as God.
- Warren Jeffs


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