From “Good VS. Evil Quotes in Wicked” on Shmoop:
“‘But maybe there’s something to what you say,’ said Elphaba. ‘I mean, evil and boredom. Evil and ennui. Evil and the lack of stimulation. Evil and sluggish blood.’
“The idea of evil as some sort of emptiness, or lack, recurs a couple of times in this book. Elphaba here seems to have taken on some of her father’s religious ideas. The connection between boredom and evil is reminiscent of the maxim that ‘idle hands are the devil’s tools,’ which dates back to Chaucer. The moral here is to be careful the next time you’re bored, or you could become evil. Or a Wicked Witch.”
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