Quotes About Knives

Quotes tagged as "knives" (showing 1-30 of 30)
Joanne Harris
“Children are knives, my mother once said. They don’t mean to, but they cut. And yet we cling to them, don’t we, we clasp them until the blood flows.”
Joanne Harris, The Girl with No Shadow

Cassandra Clare
“But maybe you never really had someone, she thought now. Maybe, no matter how much you loved them, they could slip through your fingers like water, and there was nothing you could do about it. She understood why people talked about hearts "breaking"; she felt as if hers were made of cracked glass, and the shards were like tiny knives inside her chest when she breathed.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

Laurell K. Hamilton
“Anyone who tells you size doesn't matter has been seeing too many small knives.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, Narcissus in Chains

Cassandra Clare
“Thank you, Codex, because I didn't know what a knife was.”
Cassandra Clare, The Shadowhunter's Codex

Larissa Ione
“Wraith snorted. "Cowards. Seriously. Who brings a gun to a knife fight? That's cheating."

"You don't have a gun?" Kynan asked.

Wraith made a face of digust. "It's not very sporting to shoot people."

"So you're saying that you didn't shoot the people who shot you?"

"Hell, yeah, I shot them.”
Larissa Ione, Desire Unchained

Patrick Rothfuss
“A woman who goes around wearing a knife is obviously looking for trouble." She reached deep into her pocket and brought out a long, slender piece of metal, glittering all along one edge. "However a woman who carries a knife is ready for trouble. Generally speaking, it's easier to appear harmless. It's less trouble all around.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

John Buchan
“I am an ordinary sort of fellow, not braver than other people, but I hate to see a good man downed, and that long knife would not be the end of Scudder if I could play the game in his place.”
John Buchan, The 39 Steps

Robert Jordan
“Sene sovya caba'donde ain dovienya”
Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven

Charlotte Eriksson
“I am not sad anymore.
I am not weak or tender or quiet like you remember because the second you said those words and closed that door, I sold my soul to the part of myself I had buried in order to love you, to let you touch every inch of my rotten body, for I wanted to be touchable and not so strange. Not so sad and tender, like I’ve always been, they say, so I changed.
And then your glances and words throwing knives with no return about my change of habits and ways of living, being, and I nodded and smiled, dying silently a little bit inside.”
Charlotte Eriksson, You're Doing Just Fine

“I have seen purer liquors, better segars, finer tobacco, truer guns and pistols, larger dirks and bowie knives, and prettier courtesans here in San Francisco than in any other place I have ever visited; and it is my unbiased opinion that California can and does furnish the best bad things that are available in America.”
Hinton Helper

James Joyce
“Oblige me by taking away that knife. I can't look at the point of it. It reminds me of Roman history.”
James Joyce, Ulysses

Jess C. Scott
“Other girls play with soft toys,” I said, “and you play with knives…”
Jess C. Scott, Playmates

Molly Ivins
“I am not anti-gun. I'm pro-knife. Consider the merits of the knife. In the first place, you have to catch up with someone in order to stab him. A general substitution of knives for guns would promote physical fitness. We'd turn into a whole nation of great runners. Plus, knives don't ricochet. And people are seldom killed while cleaning their knives.”
Molly Ivins

Max Barry
“[S]he was in a pretty crazy place, screaming and waving the bucket-knife around, spattered with blood from head to toe. Lee was lying on the floor, quietly pumping out his life through his throat.”
Max Barry, Lexicon

Mindy McGinnis
“Men got two guns, you know. One for now," he tapped the barrel of his gun against her nose. "And one for later." When his free hand went to his zipper, she twisted underneath him, bringing her knee into his groin and pulling her knife from her boot.
"Mother taught me to carry a knife for always."
She left him holding his intestines in disbelief as she disappeared down the hill, his gun tucked securely in her waistband.”
Mindy McGinnis, Not a Drop to Drink

Hilary Mantel
“He runs his eye along the row of knives in their racks, the cleavers for splitting bones. He picks one up, looks at its edge, decides it needs sharpening and says, "Do you think I look like a murderer? In your good opinion?"

A silence. After a while, Thurston proffers, "At this moment, master, I would have to say...”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

Emmy Laybourne
“I guess I could go and get a bunch of knives from the Kitchen aisles and throw them at the intruders. So lame. I wanted to wring my own neck for being so lame.”
Emmy Laybourne, Sky on Fire

Deborah Eisenberg
“When one contemplated Portia, when one contemplated Sharon, when one contemplated one's own apparently pointless, utterly trivial being, the questions hung all around one, as urgent as knives at the throat. But the instant one tried to grasp one of them and turn it to one's own purpose and pierce through the murk, it became blunt and useless as a piece of cardboard.”
Deborah Eisenberg

Seanan McGuire
“Then he looked back to me, and smiled. It was a terrible expression, filled with edges, and with knives.”
Seanan McGuire, A Red-Rose Chain

MaryJanice Davidson
“George paid for college by working for Cutco. Cutco is a company that makes and sells knives. Their salespeople go door-to-door. George Pinkman talked his way into peoples' homes with a big bag of knives and sold them potential murder weapons. Do I have to add that he was their top salesman three years running? I do not.”
MaryJanice Davidson, You and I, Me and You

Jacqueline Patricks
“His fingers wrapped around the smooth metal handle, and he eased the knife from its sweat-patinaed leather sheath and weaved the blade skillfully through the air. While it didn't have the impression of a Fae-forged blade, he did feel something alive within the mortal steel as if the old blade had drunk deeply of blood and continued to thirst.”
Jacqueline Patricks, Fairytale Apocalypse

Charlotte Munro
“I stared down at my hands and saw the blood coat them, how warm and real something felt when it wasn’t just ink and stains. This was life and I was holding it in my hands. I drew my eyes back up and beneath the flickering streetlight and the throng of drunken cattle, I saw nothing else but the dead girl. Somebody out there had taken her life, her heart, and there I was with her warm, sticky blood. Feeling the most alive I’d felt in years.
I had to find him. I just had to.”
Charlotte Munro, Down by The Mausoleum

Christina Engela
“Why do I dislike nationalism? First it starts with 'birds of a feather flock together' and it gradually becomes more a case of 'my dog is better than your dog' - with knives in it...”
Christina Engela, Loderunner

Munia Khan
“You are a cool cemetery.
You have the sinner’s grave
You have the saint’s earth
colliding
You have all the beds
narrow as a knife;
as if a rally of tombstones to defend death.
But you can’t really postpone
the inauguration of my burial,
can you?

From the poem - Few Words to Cemetery”
Munia Khan, Beyond The Vernal Mind

“Dealing With Genuine Gurkha Knife - New official Khukuri (kukri) supplier of the British Gurkha Army. Welcome to Ex Gurkha Khukuri House, The first Kukri Gurkha Kukri Knife - The Khukuri(gurkha knife),a semi-curve metal knife,is synonymous with the valor of legendary Gurkha soldiers.Though Kukri is national”
Gurkha

Enock Maregesi
“Wakiwa na suti nzito za kijani na madoa meusi (‘Ghillie Suits’) kwa ajili ya kupigania porini; Vijana wa Tume walikuwa na kofia za chuma, miwani ya kuonea usiku (iliyokuwa na uwezo wa kubinuka chini na juu), redio na mitambo ya mawasiliano migongoni mwao juu ya vizibao vya kuzuia risasi, vitibegi vya msalaba mwekundu (‘Blowout Kits’ – katika mapaja ya miguu yao ya kulia, ndani yake kukiwa na pisto na madawa ya huduma ya kwanza), vitibegi vya kujiokolea (‘Evasion Kits’ – katika mapaja ya miguu yao ya kushoto, ndani yake kukiwa na visu na pesa na ramani ya Meksiko) na bunduki za masafa marefu. Kadhalika, Vijana wa Tume waliamua kuchukua Punisher – waliyoafikiana baadaye kuwa ilikuwa nzuri kuliko RPG-7, ‘Rocket Propelling Gun’, ambayo Mogens alipendekeza waitumie kubomolea Kiwanda cha Dongyang Pharmaceuticals; kwa sababu hakutaka kuleta madhara kwa watu waliokuwa hawana hatia.”
Enock Maregesi, Kolonia Santita

V.E. Schwab
“Don't you have enough knives?" he grumbled, his lip thrust forward in a pout.
Lila's smile sharpened. "No such thing," she said, wrapping her fingers around the blade.”
V.E. Schwab

Enock Maregesi
“Vitibegi vya makomandoo wa Tume ya Dunia (vitibegi vya msalaba mwekundu na vitibegi vya kujiokolea) vilikuwa na vifaa maridadi vya kisasa kama vile pisto, visu, madawa ya huduma ya kwanza, kalamu za Inka, ramani za Meksiko, tochi ndogo zenye mwanga mkali za Cyba-Lite, Vioo vya TOPS, vibiriti vya Firesteel, pasi za kusafiria, pesa na vipenga vyenye viwango vya sauti vya desabo 126. Kipenga chenye kiwango cha sauti cha desabo 126 kinaweza kupasua ngoma za masikio ya adui, na kuwajulisha Vijana wa Tume mwenzao alipo hivyo kwenda haraka na kumpa msaada.”
Enock Maregesi

Enock Maregesi
“Kofia za chuma au sandarusi zenye uwezo wa kukwepesha risasi za wadunguzi na kuzuia mpaka risasi tatu za AK-47, ijapokuwa zimetengenezwa kuzuia risasi moja tu, ni miongoni mwa vitu 17 vilivyobebwa na makomandoo wa Tume ya Dunia; wakati wakitekeleza Operesheni ya Kifo au Ushindi Kamili (operesheni ndogo ya Operation Devil Cross ya Tume ya Dunia) katika Msitu wa Benson Bennett, Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, nchini Meksiko. Thamani ya vitu vya komandoo mmoja wa EAC ('Executive Action Corps') akiwa vitani ni zaidi ya dola za Kimarekani 65,000; ikiwa ni pamoja na magwanda ya jeshi ('Ghillie Suits'), kofia za chuma, miwani ya kuonea usiku (yenye uwezo wa kubinuka chini na juu), redio na mitambo ya mawasiliano migongoni mwao juu ya vizibao vya kuzuia risasi, vitibegi vya msalaba mwekundu ('Blowout kits' – katika mapaja ya miguu yao ya kulia, ndani yake kukiwa na pisto na madawa ya huduma ya kwanza), vitibegi vya kujiokolea ('Evasion Kits' – katika mapaja ya miguu yao ya kushoto, ndani yake kukiwa na visu na pesa na ramani ya Meksiko) na bunduki za masafa marefu.”
Enock Maregesi

Louise Erdrich
“Fidelis was not a religious man, except when it came to his knives.”
Louise Erdrich
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