Quotes About Badass

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Sarah J. Maas
“She was Aelin Ashryver Galathynius—­and she would not be afraid.”
Sarah J. Maas, Heir of Fire

Kristin Cashore
“Perhaps I can stay by the fire and mend your socks and scream if I hear any strange noises.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

Kristin Cashore
“Lady Katsa, is it?"
"Yes, Lord Prince."
"I've heard you have one eye green as the Middluns grasses, and the other eye blue as the sky."
"Yes, Lord Prince."
"I've heard you can kill a man with the nail of your smallest finger."
She smiled. "Yes, Lord Prince."
"Does it make it easier?"
"I don't understand you."
"To have beautiful eyes. Does it lighten the burden of your Grace, to know you have beautiful eyes?”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

Kiera Cass
“Maxon: “To be clear, no one agrees with you.”

America: “To be clear, I don’t care.”
Kiera Cass, The One

Niccolò Machiavelli
“People should either be caressed or crushed. If you do them minor damage they will get their revenge; but if you cripple them there is nothing they can do. If you need to injure someone, do it in such a way that you do not have to fear their vengeance.”
Niccolò Machiavelli

Kristin Cashore
“You won't even take your bow? Are you planning to throttle a moose with your bare hands, then?"
"I've a knife in my boot," she said, and then wondered, for a moment, if she could throttle a moose with her bare hands.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

Rick Riordan
“Leo’s voice boomed over the loudspeaker: ‘SURRENDER! YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY ONE SPANKING HOT WAR MACHINE!’
The giant Enceladus howled in outrage. ‘Valdez!’
‘GAH!’ The giant pulled Katoptris out of his head. ‘Monsters: destroy that ship!”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Nalini Singh
“How long have you been with Raphael?”
“You ask a lot of questions for a dead woman.”
“What can I say? I prefer to die well-informed.”
-Venom and Elena”
Nalini Singh, Angels' Blood

Cassandra Clare
“Nobody calls me 'blondie' and keeps their kneecaps.”
Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

George R.R. Martin
“If you die before you say her name, ser, I will hunt you through all seven hells." --Prince Oberyn of Dorne.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

J.K. Rowling
“At that moment, Harry fully understood for the first time why people said Dumbledore was the only wizard Voldemort had ever feared. The look upon Dumbledore's face as he stared down at the unconscious form of Mad-Eye moody was more terrible than Harry could have ever imagined. There was no benign smile upon Dumbledore's face, no twinkle in the eyes behind the spectacles. There was cold fury in every line of the ancient face; a sense of power radiated from Dumbledore as though he were giving off burning heat.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

J.K. Rowling
“But Dobby shouted, "You shall not harm Harry Potter! ... He got up, face livid, and pulled out his wand, but Dobby raised a long, threatening finger. "You shall go now," he said fiercely, pointing down at Mr. Malfoy. "You shall not touch Harry Potter. You shall go now.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

J.K. Rowling
“Directly above them, framed in the doorway from the Brain Room, stood Albus Dumbledore, his wand aloft, his face white and furious. Harry felt a kind of electric charge surge through every particle of his body - they were saved.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Claudia Gray
“Do you question my authority? I am the headmistress of Evernight!" It was Balthazar who answered her by casually slinging his crossbow back upon his shoulder so that it just happened to be aimed straight at Mrs. Bethany. He wasn't threatening her, exactly, but it was very clear that he wasn't going to back down. As she jerked upright in shock, Balthazar drawled, "School's out.”
Claudia Gray, Evernight

R.A. Salvatore
“First blood is mine.
Last blood counts for more.

--Artemis Entreri and Drizzt Do'Urden”
R.A. Salvatore

Robert E. Howard
“I'm not going out of my way looking for devils; but I wouldn't step out of my path to let one go by.”
Robert E. Howard

Stieg Larsson
“Zalachenko...you're just an ordinary asshole who hates women.”
Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Played with Fire

Michael J. Sullivan
Michael J. Sullivan, Theft of Swords

Clive Barker
“Dorothea: "What the fuck are you?"

Nix: "A man who wanted to be a God...then changed his mind.”
Clive Barker

Terry Pratchett
“Sybil’s female forebears had valiantly backed up their husbands as distant embassies were besieged, had given birth on a camel or in the shade of a stricken elephant, had handed around the little gold chocolates while trolls were trying to break into the compound, or had merely stayed at home and nursed such bits of husbands and sons as made it back from endless little wars.  The result was a species of woman who, when duty called, turned into solid steel.”
Terry Pratchett, Thud!

Keri Arthur
“Starke, release me or I’ll kick you in the balls.”
And that would hurt, given the current rock-hard state of that area.”
Keri Arthur, Bound to Shadows

Rachel Aaron
“How did you get in here?' (...) 'How I got here isn't important, because I could do it twenty times again, each time a different way.”
Rachel Aaron, The Spirit Thief

Leanne Hall
“We’re going bowling?’ I can’t keep the disappointment of of my voice. Bowling is not badass.”
Leanne Hall, This is Shyness

M.R. Merrick
“Now that we have the pissing contest out of the way, we need information. [Rayna]”
M.R. Merrick, Exiled

Charles Bukowski
“We have wasted History like a bunch of drunks shooting dice back in the men's crapper of the local bar.”
Charles Bukowski
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Kristin Cashore
“Katsa, only you would consider the collapse of the ceiling a good joke.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

“She smiled at him. It was her special smile. Her please go away you piece of sub-proletarian turd smile.”
Helen Zahavi, Dirty Weekend
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Joe Abercrombie
“Well, he’s scraping up what there is. Reckon we’ll need every ready hand when it comes to a battle. Yours too, maybe.’
‘Oh, you’ll have to hold me back!’ Calder slapped the hilt of his sword. ‘Can’t wait to get started!’
‘You ever even drawn the fucking thing?’ sneered Tenways, stretching his neck out to spit again.
‘Just the once. I had to trim your daughter’s hairy cunt before I could get at it.”
Joe Abercrombie, The Heroes

Brandon Sanderson
“The mists seemed to draw back. Waxillium stood there, wearing a large, dusterlike coat, cut into strips below the waist. A pair of revolvers gleamed in holsters at his hips, and he rested a shotgun on each shoulder. His face was bloodied, but he was smiling.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of Law

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