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The excess of all good things is mischievous.
To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief.
Sometimes I'm so devious I confuse myself.
A process which makes one rogue cleverer than another.
The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.
Sometimes through that alchemy of quiet malice, by which women can concoct a subtle poison from ordinary trifles;
An Opportunity of doing Mischief, says -Zoroaster-, offers itself a hundred Times a Day; but that of doing a Friend a good Office but once a Year.
It is the modern nature of goodness to exert itself quietly, while a few characters of the opposite cast seem, by the rumor of their exploits, to fill the world; and by their noise to multiply their numbers.
Vanity working on a weak mind produces every kind of mischief.
I do the wrong, and first begin to brawl.
The secret mischiefs that I set abroach
I lay unto the grievous charge of others.
Buggeration and Fuckery
He who has a mind to do mischief will always find a pretense.
Wickedness is a kind of voluntary frenzy, and a chosen distraction.
Sometimes, you know, you have to cause trouble to end trouble.
Foolish minds will entertain you, but confuse minds will irritate you.
When you write about sports, you're allowed to engage in mischief. Nothing is at stake.
When we advance a little into life, we find that the tongue of man creates nearly all the mischief of the world.
The right circumstances sometimes happen of their own accord, slyly, without fanfare, without warning. Layman's alchemy ... The magic of everyday things.
messiness stimulates creative thought.
Idle men make mischief, especially idle men supplied with ale, whores, and weapons.
I wanted to cause trouble, but I know now it stays with you.
Certain persons are malicious solely through a necessity for talking. Their conversation, the chat of the drawing-room, gossip of the anteroom, is like those chimneys which consume wood rapidly; they need a great amount of combustibles; and their combustibles are furnished by their neighbors.
Whatever amuses, serves to kill time, to lull the faculties, and to banish reflection. Whatever entertains, usually awakens the understanding or gratifies the fancy. Whatever diverts, is lively in its nature, and sometimes tumultuous in its effects.
I'm a mischievous drunk.
Nay, you attract mayhem, chaos, and anarchy wherever your delicate feet tread. Around you there is no such thing as a coincidence."
"Why do you think it is always me, Director?" Eliza protested. "It could be Books. My father always told me to beware the quiet ones!
A certain excess of animal spirits with thoughtless good-humor will often make more enemies than the most deliberate spite and ill-nature, which is on its guard, and strikes with caution and safety.
The curious crime, the fine Felicity and flower of wickedness.
The subtle ruse of power: the prevailing law threatened one with trouble, even put one in trouble, all to keep one out of trouble. Hence, I concluded that trouble is inevitable and the task, how best to make it, what best way to be in it. As
Our profession is good, if practiced in the spirit of it; it is damnable fraud and iniquity when its true spirit is supplied by a spirit of mischief-making and money catching.
Much malice mingled with a little wit Perhaps may censure this mysterious writ.
What's a little maiming and treachery between friends?
A corruption of intentions.
No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.
When the bad imitate the good, there is no knowing what mischief is intended.
Between frivolity and intentional mischief there is little difference, none in the results.
Virtue is the master of talent, talent is the servant of virtue. Talent without virtue is like a house where there is no master and their servant manages its affairs. How can there be no mischief?
Misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than malice and wickedness.
Knowing smile on his face: What's this mischief here?
Of the first few hauntings I investigated with Lockwood & Co. I intend to say little, in part to protect the identity of the victims, in part because of the gruesome nature of the incidents, but mainly because, in a variety of ingenious ways, we succeeded in messing them all up.
Harry was a bright boy. And like many bright boys, he had a little mischief in him.
What kind of trouble could you possible make, Harper Bailey? He asked with a raised brow.
The kind that changes your opinion of someone, therefore you'll never find out.
We destroy things with our curiosity. We shatter with our best intentions
sometimes you need to make a mess.
commotion and flurry.
obsequious courting of the mob
You know what they say about curiosity and cats. May not kill ya, but it'll get ya inta a heap a trouble around here, too. Though trouble seems ta find you even when you ain't lookin' for it.
throwing stones through the windows of the Riddle House. They
Few know the joys that spring from a disinterested curiosity. It is like a cheerful spirit that leads us through worlds filled with what is true and fair, which we admire and love because it is true and fair.
The wishes we make in the dark have consequences, and the Lord of Mischief will call their reckoning
There are characters which are continually creating collisions and nodes for themselves in dramas which nobody is prepared to act with them. Their susceptibilities will clash against objects that remain innocently quiet.
Trouble trouble and it will trouble you.
Disharmony that comes from circumstances that are valid has tension, poignancy, quality, and beauty.
Jealousy, an eminently credulous and suspicious passion, allows fancy the greatest possible play. But it does not bestow wit, it banishes all sense.
You'll find that trickery of the mind is just as potent as trickery of deed
Even in chaos, there is order, purpose, and strange meaning that invites - but often thwarts - our investigation and our understanding.
Tricking is a evolution of innovative movement & self Expression.
Pranking exposes the truth that underneath this appearance of order is joy, laughter, and disorder.
I think there is a spiritual scent in us which feels mischief coming, as they say birds scent storms.
You are a mischievous one. You will cause no end of trouble. You have to travel many roads before you find the river of your destiny. This life of yours will be full of riddles. You will be protected and you will never be alone.
Dissimulation, even the most innocent in its nature, is ever productive of embarrassment; whether the design is evil or not artifice is always dangerous and almost inevitably disgraceful.
Creativity has a touch of the bizarre
A sly piece of good luck, which nobody knows of is delightful.
What a Devil is the Plot good for, but to bring in fine things?
Trouble is our only defense against boredom.
For not from dust does mischief come,
nor from the soil does trouble sprout.
Human beings beget mischief
as sparks fly upward.
Opportunity's favorite disguise is trouble.
A very great part of the mischiefs that vex the world arises from words.
The frivolous work of polished idleness.
To bring deserving things down by setting undeserving things up is one of its perverted delights; and there is no playing fast and loose with the truth, in any game, without growing the worse for it.
As usual, the fickle, unreasoning world took Muff Potter to its bosom and fondled him as lavishly as it had abused him before. But that sort of conduct is to the world's credit; therefore it is not well to find fault with it.
When people run out of probable things to do, they do improbable things.
Malicious gossip takes the place of creation in non-creative lives.
The tantalizing discomfort of perplexity is what inspires otherwise ordinary men and women to extraordinary feats of ingenuity and creativity; nothing quite focuses the mind like dissonant details awaiting harmonious resolution.
There are things done so badly that one is tempted to think that there is an intention behind.
Chance is the nature of our universe. [ ... ] madness represents a chaotic reservoir of surprises. Some surprises can be valuable.
Evil travels the world in anonymity, its presence revealed only by the periodic consequences of its desires ...
Minds weren't pictures at an exhibition, all numbered, and hung in order of influence, one marked "Cunning," the next, "Impressionable." They were scrawls; they were sprawling splashes of graffiti, unpredictable, unconfinable.
The cunningest dissimulation is when a man pretends to be caught in the traps others set for him; and a man is never so easily over-reached as when he is contriving to over-reach others.
Little minds find gratification for their feelings, benevolent or otherwise, by a constant exercise of petty ingenuity.
Boredom makes you do crazy things.
Human beings are always going to find interesting ways of making a mess of their lives. It's human nature.
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Manipulation, fueled with good intent, can be a blessing. But when used wickedly, it is the beginning of a magician's karmic calamity.
A certain jollity of mind, pickled in the scorn of fortune.
What dire offence from am'rous causes springs,
What mighty contests rise from trivial things, ...
The wicked are wicked, no doubt, and they go astray and they fall, and they come by their deserts; but who can tell the mischief which the very virtuous do?
Both the Oblation Board and the Specters of Indifference are bewitched by this truth about human beings: that innocence is different from experience. The Oblation Board fears and hates Dust, and the Specters feast on it, but it's Dust both of them are obsessed by.
The malicious have a dark happiness.
The world in which we live can be understood as a result of muddle and accident; but if it is the outcome of deliberate purpose, the purpose must have been that of a fiend. For my part, I find accident a less painful and more plausible hypothesis.
Ignominy thirsts for consideration.
chaos of thought and passion, all confus'd.
a mystery to make men mad.
Many a wretch has rid on a hurdle who has done less mischief than utterers of forged tales, coiners of scandal, and clippers of reputation.
Curious, sometimes, how one's thoughts seemed to swing in a kaleidoscope. It happened to me now. A bewildering shuffling and reshuffling of memories, of events. Then the mosaic settled into its true pattern.
It is often interesting, in retrospect, to consider the trifling causes that lead to great events. A chance encounter, a thoughtless remark - and the tortuous chain reaction of coincidence is set in motion, leading with devious inevitability to some resounding climax.
Passions are less mischievous than boredom, for passions tend to diminish and boredom increase.
In fiction, every treachery and setback appears to serve some end: the characters learn and grow and come into their own. In life, it is not always clear that the hijacking of our plans is quite so provident or benign.
A villain let your creativity out of its cage.