Badassery Quotes

Quotes tagged as "badassery" (showing 1-30 of 31)
Scott Lynch
“My name's Jean Tannen, and I'm the ambush.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Rick Riordan
“Please!’
That word didn’t make sense to Nico. The Underworld had no mercy. It only had justice.
‘You’re already dead,’ Nico said. ‘You’re a ghost with no tongue, no memory. You won’t be sharing any secrets.”
Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Sabaa Tahir
“Fight back, Laia. For Darin. For Izzi. For every Scholar this beast has abused. Fight. A scream bursts from me, and I claw at Marcus’s face, but a punch to my stomach takes the wind out of my lungs. I double over, retching, and his knee comer up into my forehead. The hallway spins, and I drop to my knees. Then I hear him laughting, a sadistic chuckle that stokes my defiance.

Sluggishly, I throw myself at his legs. It won’t be like before, like during the raid when I let that Mask drag me about my own house like some dead thing.

This time, I’ll fight. Tooth and nail, I’ll fight.”
Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes

Sabaa Tahir
“We match each other stroke for stroke until I get a hit on her right arm.

She tries to switch sword arms, but I jab my scim at her wrist faster than she can parry. Her scim goes flying, and I tackle her. Her white-blonde hair tumbles free of her bun.

“Surrender!” I pin her down at the wrists, but she trashes and rips one arm free, scrabbling for a dagger at her waist. Steel stabs at my ribs, and seconds later, I am on my back with a blade at my throat.

“Ha!” She leans down, her hair falling around us like a shimmering silver curtain.”
Sabaa Tahir, An Ember in the Ashes

Rick Yancey
“Everything's going to be okay', because that's what I wanted him to say and it's what he wanted to say and that's what you do when the curtain is falling — you give the line that the audience wants to hear.”
Rick Yancy

Mark  Lawrence
“Two dozen--and yet you killed all but one?" The provost arched a brow and set her quill down again as if unwilling to record a falsehood.

"Dear lady, I killed them from youngest child to oldest woman, and when I was done I blunted three axes dismembering their corpses. I am Jorg of Ancrath--I burned ten thousand in Gelleth and didn't think it too many.”
Mark Lawrence, Emperor of Thorns

Susan Ee
“They always always understimate women”
Susan Ee, World After

Pierce Brown
“You have made me give up the hair Father gave me, the eyes Mother left me, the Color I was born to, so I will keep the name they granted me, and you can make it work.”
Pierce Brown, Red Rising

Dennis Sharpe
“Standing in front of him I wipe his liquid from the corner of my mouth and stare deeply. I can see the panic in his eyes. I can smell his fear, deep, rich and growing, and for the first time tonight I’m actually aroused.”
Dennis Sharpe, Blood & Spirits

Tom Robbins
“True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.”
Tom Robbins

Laura Thalassa
“I'm many things, and the least impressive of them is lovely.”
Laura Thalassa, The Queen of All that Dies

Mark  Lawrence
“And why did they choose to follow me? Why did you?" I asked....

"I follow you because I'm tired of war. I would see it stopped. One empire. One law. It doesn't matter so much how or who, just being united would stop the madness," Makin said.

"Heh, I can feel the loyalty!" I pushed up and stood, stretching. "Wouldn't the Prince of Arrow make a better emperor?"

"I don't think he'll win," said Makin.”
Mark Lawrence, King of Thorns

Jen Sincero
“You are a badass. You were one when you came screaming onto this planet and you are one now. The Universe wouldn't have bothered with you otherwise. You can't screw up so majorly that your badassery disappears. It is who you are. It's who you always will be. It's not up for negotiation.”
Jen Sincero

Dennis Sharpe
“I try to keep in mind” I recite dryly as I run the front sight of my pistol over his face, “that my life is only as significant, as I am to the lives of others.”
He’s sobbing and won’t look up from the floor so I lean close to his ear and ask softly, “Would you say that I’m significant to your life?”
Dennis Sharpe, Blood & Spirits

Rachel Caine
“Nothing here is like fighting vampires,' I said. 'It's more like fighting smoke. I think I liked it when I had an actual enemy to face.'

'Oh, don't worry, you have some. We just haven't seen them yet,' Jesse said. 'But we will. And wham we do...' She showed fang, just a flash; anybody who happened to catch a glimpse would have doubted their sanity, especially since the teeth disappeared in a flash. 'When we do, we'll settle this Morganville style.”
Rachel Caine, Fall of Night

Cristin Harber
“God must think her a badass because he’d handed her this moment, and he didn’t dole out shit she couldn’t handle. That was a fact taught long ago by that miserable bitch called life.”
Cristin Harber, Savage Secrets

S.R. Crawford
“You don’t even know me, or what I am capable of, boy.”
S.R. Crawford, No Secrets: Remastered

Cristin Harber
“What are you? The pregnant MacGyver?” “Best compliment I’ve had in a while.”
Cristin Harber, Live Wire

Devon Monk
“Don't know about my knives, but my gun's made of pain.”
Devon Monk, Dead Iron

“It's not your job to like me, it's mine”
Bryon Katie

Ant Richards
“I don't usually tell people to go to hell, but when I do I'm happy to give directions.”
Ant Richards, In Your Dreams

Cristin Harber
“God, woman.” He closed his fist, not bothering to count off the dozens of other things she shouldn’t do. “You give me heartburn.”
“No. Those are orgasms I give you, baby.”
Cristin Harber, Live Wire

Joe Abercrombie
“You know my work. One more step and I'll set to work on you, you fucking swollen pig.”
Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

Libba Bray
“The photographer had caught her midlaugh, and the defiance of her bared teeth and wide lips gave her face a hint of mischief and forthrightness. The girl in this photograph bet the house.”
Libba Bray, Beauty Queens

Nicole Castro
“Put your f***ing finger down now before I break it off.”
Nicole Castro, The Appleton House

Colleen Vanderlinden
“While I was strong enough to handle just about any damn thing that came my way, it felt good to have a little something to hold onto during the darkest times.”
Colleen Vanderlinden, Home

Kailin Gow
“My daughter isn’t going to grow up as fragile flower, incapable of taking care of herself. She will train as she fights, and she will fight as she trains. She will be raised to be total bad ass. Because everyone loves a bad ass. - Raising A Strong Daughter: What Fathers Should Know by Finlay Gow JD and Kailin Gow MA”
Kailin Gow

Jane Austen
“...had you behaved in a more gentleman like manner!”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Dean F. Wilson
“There weren’t many amulet smugglers around these parts. They mostly served Regime territory down south, where the so-called “demons” reigned. If you didn’t want a monster for a child, you’d pay a pretty penny for one of those necklaces. And if you were caught smuggling them, well, you’d pay with your pretty head.”
Dean F. Wilson, Coilhunter

Kim Harrison
“Ivy looked up, clearly embarrassed. "I'm sorry about your men at the car. I didn't recognize them. They tried to stop me from coming in."

My eyebrows rose, and Rynn Cormel's laughter shocked both Ivy and me. "If you bested them, they deserved it and needed the reminder. Thank you for correcting their poor interpretation of your skills."

Ivy licked her lips. It was a nervous habit I didn't see often, and my tension rose. "Um," she hedged, trying to tuck her short hair behind an ear. "I think I ought to call an ambulance. I broke a few things.”
Kim Harrison, The Outlaw Demon Wails

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