Idle Hands Quotes On Success In Life

These Idle Hands quotes will motivate you. Idle Hands is a 1999 American black comedy horror film directed by Rodman Flender, written by Terri Hughes and Ron Milbauer, and starring Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Jessica Alba, and Vivica A. Fox.

The main plot follows the life of an average lazy stoner teenager, Anton Tobias (Sawa), whose hand becomes possessed and goes on a killing spree, even after being cut off from his arm. The film’s title is based on the saying “idle hands are the Devil’s play-things” or “the devil makes work for idle hands”.

Best Idle Hands Quotes

  1. “Idle hands are the devil’s playthings.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  2. “The devil finds work for idle hands.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  3. “For Satan always finds some mischief still for idle hands to do.” ~ Isaac Watts
  4. “Idle hands make fretful minds.” ~ Shelley Shepard Gray

  5. “That the Devil finds work for idle hands to do is probably true. But there is a profound difference between leisure and idleness.” ~ Henry Ford
  6. “I can’t stand still; I find it very difficult to sit around and do nothing. I’ve got to have projects on the go because the devil makes work for idle hands. I’ve got to be going forward all the time.” ~ Irvine Welsh
  7. “Although it has been said that idle hands are the devil’s workshop, when it comes to teenagers, both idle and active hands are the devil’s workshop.” ~ Amy Sedaris

  8. “You can bet the rent money that whatever politicians do will end up harming consumers. … Economic ignorance is to politicians what idle hands are to the devil. Both provide the workshop for the creation of evil.” ~ Walter E. Williams
  9. “You sh”Jewels, lies, slips of paper, dried flowers, memories of thing long past, useless quotations, idle hands, beads, buttons, and mischief.” ~ Holly Black
  10. “The devil finds work for idle hands to do. Better to reign in the hell than serve in heaven. We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  11. “In works of labour or of skillI would be busy too:For Satan finds some mischief stillFor idle hands to do.” ~ Isaac Watts
  12. “There are moments in life when a man retreats defensively, when he must give ground, when he must surrender less important positions in order to protect the more important ones. But should it come to the very last, the most important one, at this point a man must halt and stand firm if he doesn’t want to begin life all over again with idle hands and a feeling of being shipwrecked.” ~ Milan Kundera
  13. “Therefore with idle hands and head I sit
    In late December before the fire’s daze
    Punished by crimes of which I would be quit.” ~ Allen Tate
  14. “The people who are unemployed want to do the work, but the system is such a catastrophic failure that it cannot bring together idle hands and work. This is all hailed as a great success, and it is a great success – for a very small sector of the population.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  15. “Old Flossie settle down on the other side of What-the-Dickens and dragged some handiwork out of a sack. She armed herself with two thorns shaped into knitting needles. A wodge of curlicued metallic scrubbing pad supplied the threat. ‘I knit handcuffs as a hobby,’ explained Old Flossie happily, and set to work. ‘Idle hands get up to no good, so I like to be prepared in case I meet up with any idle hands.” ~ Gregory Maguire

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