Mischief Quotes

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J.K. Rowling
“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

J.K. Rowling
“Give her hell from us, Peeves.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Tom Hiddleston
Tom Hiddleston

Criss Jami
“There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Holly Black
“I promise I will repay you.”
“Oh yeah?” she asked, looking at him, with his bare feet and plain, dark clothes. “With what?”
The smile stayed on his lips. “Jewels, lies, slips of paper, dried flowers, memories of things long past, useless quotations, idle hands, beads, buttons, and mischief.”
Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Michel de Montaigne
“No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Criss Jami
“Tell me that the purpose of life is to have fun, and without a care in the world I'll begin wreaking havoc on everything I pass. Now that's what I call pure, honest fun.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

William Shakespeare
“Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot. Take thou what course thou wilt.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

Tamora Pierce
“He doesn't need my help coming up with pranks. He's got too many ideas of his own.
- Daja referring to Briar in their first year at Discipline cottage”
Tamora Pierce, Tris's Book

Catherynne M. Valente
“The storm ate up September’s cry of despair, delighted at its mischief, as all storms are.”
Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

David Eddings
“The place had enormous possibilities. He realized that at once. The stream, of course, was perfect for sailing toy boats, for skipping stones, and, in the event of failing inspiration, for falling into. Several of the trees appeared to have been specifically designed for climbing, and one huge, white old birch overhanging the stream promised the exhilarating combination of climbing a tree and falling into the water, all at one time.”
David Eddings, Guardians of the West

Shannon L. Alder
“We have all at one time been stranded on islands shouting lies across the seas of misunderstanding, hoping the fog will carry our mischief to the distant ports in people’s minds.”
Shannon L. Alder

Lisa Kleypas
“Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man . . .” Evie chanted as she played with Stephen in the Challons’ private railway carriage. They occupied one side of a deep upholstered settee, with Sebastian lounging in the other corner. The baby clapped his tiny hands along with his grandmother, his rapt gaze fastened on her face. “Make me a cake as fast as you can . . .”
The nursery rhyme concluded, and Evie cheerfully began again. “Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake—”
“My sweet,” Sebastian interrupted, “we’ve been involved in the manufacture of cakes ever since we set foot on the train. For my sanity, I beg you to choose another game.”
“Stephen,” Evie asked her grandson, “do you want to play peekaboo?”
“No,” came the baby’s grave answer.
“Do you want to play ‘beckoning the chickens?’”
Evie’s impish gaze flickered to her husband before she asked the child, “Do you want to play horsie with Gramps?”
Sebastian grinned ruefully and reached for the boy. “I knew I should have kept quiet.” He sat Stephen on his knee and began to bounce him, making him squeal with delight.”
Lisa Kleypas, Devil's Daughter

Alexandre Dumas
“Vengeance in bloom shone in her eyes and smiled on her lips.”
Alexandre Dumas, Twenty Years After

C.B. Lee
“Working for Master Mischief? This would be an act of sheer rebellion. Her parents would be livid if they ever found out. And it would be hilarious.”
C.B. Lee, Not Your Sidekick

Karl Wiggins
“Every last one of us has a spark of mischief in our eyes, and that spark of mischief is what connects us all. Not everybody has this. But we’re Carefree Scamps, all of us. And we make people laugh.
These are the people whose friendships I value.”
Karl Wiggins, Wrong Planet - Searching for your Tribe

Amit Kalantri
“In today's youth, morals and manners are replaced by money and mischiefs.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Stewart Stafford
“Maintain an active mind: alert to the possibilities and mischievous in your pursuit of them.”
Stewart Stafford

Sigmund Freud
“It would be futile to delude ourselves that at present, readers find every pathography unsavory. This attitude is excused with the reproach that from a pathographic elaboration of a great man one never obtains an understanding of his importance and his attainments, that it is therefore useless mischief to study in him things which could just as well be found in the first comer. However, this criticism is so clearly unjust that it can only be grasped when viewed as a pretext and a disguise for something. As a matter of fact pathography does not aim at making comprehensible the attainments of the great man; no one should really be blamed for not doing something which one never promised. The real motives for the opposition are quite different. One finds them when one bears in mind that biographers are fixed on their heroes in quite a peculiar manner. Frequently they take the hero as the object of study because, for reasons of their personal emotional life, they bear him a special affection from the very outset. They then devote themselves to a work of idealization which strives to enroll the great men among their infantile models, and to revive through him, as it were, the infantile conception of the father. For the sake of this wish they wipe out the individual features in his physiognomy, they rub out the traces of his life's struggle with inner and outer resistances, and do not tolerate in him anything of human weakness or imperfection; they then give us a cold, strange, ideal form instead of the man to whom we could feel distantly related. It is to be regretted that they do this, for they thereby sacrifice the truth to an illusion, and for the sake of their infantile phantasies they let slip the opportunity to penetrate into the most attractive secrets of human nature.”
Sigmund Freud, Leonardo da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood

Daniel Defoe
“One mischief always introduces another.”
Daniel Defoe, A Journal of the Plague Year

Katharine McGee
“There was a nebulous, infectious energy to her, as if she were somehow more *alive* than everyone else. As if all her nerves were sparking at once, just below the surface.”
Katharine McGee, American Royals

“What do you want to hear? I am sure you want to hear some praises, the one who does mischievous deeds loves to get praised by the most unpleasant negative comments to nourish one's ego.”
Noha Alaa El-Din, It's Hard to Please Vandanya: The Suitcase

Lailah Gifty Akita
“May God deliver us from mischief.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

William Trevor
“Major Eele observed Studdy clumsily thinking. He saw an opportunity to create a pleasant mischief and did so immediately.”
William Trevor, The Boarding-House

Peter Wisan
“Holy mischief twinkled in Ian's brown eyes.”
Peter Wisan, Kristian's War

Emily Brontë
“The service lasted precisely three hours; and yet my brother had the face to exclaim, when he saw us descending,
' ''What, done already?''
'On Sunday evenings we used to be permitted to play, if we did not make much noise; now a mere titter is sufficient to send us into corners!”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Kate Morton
“Such a wonderful face, their mother's. As a younger woman she'd been beautiful than Laurel, more so than any of her daughters, with the possible exception of Daphne. She certainly wouldn't have had directors pushing her towards character roles. But one thing you could bank on was that beauty- the sort that came with youth- didn't last, and their mother had grown old. Her skin had sagged, spots had appeared, along with mysterious puckers and discolorations; her bones had seemed to subside as the rest of her shrank and her hair frayed to nothing. But still that face remained, every aspect bright with mischief, even now. Her eyes, though tired, had the glint of one who never stopped expecting to be amused, and her mouth turned up at the corners as if she'd just remembered a joke. It was the sort of face that drew strangers, that enchanted them and made them want to know her better. The way she had of making you feel, with a slight twitch of the jaw, that she too had suffered as you did, that everything would be better now simply for having come within her orbit: that was her real beauty - her presence, her joy, her magnetism. That, and her splendid appetite for make-believe.”
Kate Morton, The Secret Keeper

Kelly Barnhill
“She insisted that they focus their energies on raising a little girl who was, by nature, a tangle of mischief and motion and curiosity.”
Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Anne Frank
“I've always been the clown and mischief maker of the family; I've always had to pay double for my sins: once with scoldings and then again with my own sense of despair. I'm no longer satisfied with the meaningless affection or the supposedly serious talks.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Elisabeth Grace  Foley
“If she hadn’t had so much responsibility to keep her busy, she might have been the kind of child that drives schoolteachers into nervous breakdowns and invents the delightful schemes and plays for which somebody else always seems to get in trouble. Even so, she still got into scrapes sometimes, mainly daring the cowboys to do madcap riding stunts or putting pepper in the coffee of somebody who didn’t have the sense of humor to appreciate it.”
Elisabeth Grace Foley, Wanderlust Creek and Other Stories

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