Bear Quotes

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Bill Bryson
“What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless.”
Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods

Maureen Johnson
“I followed your footsteps," he said, in answer to the unspoken question. "Snow makes it easy."
I had been tracked, like a bear.
"Sorry to make you go to all that trouble," I said.
"I didn't have to go that far, really. You're about three streets over. You just kept going in loops."
A really inept bear.”
Maureen Johnson, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

David Foster Wallace
“When I say or write something, there are actually a whole lot of different things I am communicating. The propositional content (i.e., the verbal information I'm trying to convey) is only one part of it. Another part is stuff about me, the communicator. Everyone knows this. It's a function of the fact there are so many different well-formed ways to say the same basic thing, from e.g. "I was attacked by a bear!" to "Goddamn bear tried to kill me!" to "That ursine juggernaut did essay to sup upon my person!" and so on.”
David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

T.J. Klune
“You were the only thing that made me feel safe when the earthquakes threatened to break me. I needed you here because when you're not here, I don't have a home.”
T.J. Klune, Bear, Otter, and the Kid

L.J. Smith
“Look, I'll fight, too. What do you think it is? Bear, coyote...?"
"My brother."
"Your..." Dismay pooled in Mark. She'd just stepped over the line of acceptable craziness. "Oh.”
L.J. Smith, Daughters of Darkness

Darynda Jones
“I'll call if I break a leg or get eaten by a bear."
"Play like a rock."
"Now?"
"No, if a bear starts eating you."
I thought for a moment before replying. "Do they have screaming, sobbing rocks, 'cause that's probably what I'll be doing if a bear is gnawing my arm off."
"It would be difficult to just lay there and be eaten alive, huh?"
"Ya think?”
Darynda Jones, Third Grave Dead Ahead

Jennifer Crusie
“Dead woman are not romantic,' Sophie said flatly.

'Okay, she's not dead,' Phin said. 'The bear ate her, and she came her brains out.”
Jennifer Crusie, Welcome to Temptation

Criss Jami
“It is never ridicule, but a compliment, that knocks a philosopher off his feet. He is already positioned for every possible counter-attack, counter-argument, and retort...only to find a big bear hug coming his way.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Neal Shusterman
“So the gods must mean something else,” said Jix.
“God, not gods!” insisted Johnnie.
Nick threw up his hands. “God, gods, or whatever,” said Nick. “Right now, it doesn’t matter whether it’s Jesus, or Kukulcan, or a dancing bear at the end of the tunnel. What matters is that we have a clue, and we have to figure it out.”
“Why?” Johnnie asked again. “Why does God – excuse me, I mean ‘the Light of Universal Whatever’- why does it just give us a freakin’ impossible clue? Why can’t it just tell us what we’re supposed to do?”
“Because,” said Mikey. “the Dancing Bear wants us to suffer.”
Neal Shusterman, Everfound

“Most animals show themselves sparingly. The grizzly bear is six to eight hundred pounds of smugness. It has no need to hide. If it were a person, it would laugh loudly in quiet restaurants, boastfully wear the wrong clothes for special occasions, and probably play hockey.”
Craig Childs, The Animal Dialogues: Uncommon Encounters in the Wild

Scott Westerfeld
“As one does a bear riding a bicycle. One sees it so rarely.
(Spoken by Volger, on Deryn)”
Scott Westerfeld

Jeffrey Fry
“A tree that does not blossom, will bear no fruit”
Jeffrey Fry

Alanea Alder
“Good morning, sunshine,” he said, his smile quickly disappearing in the face of her murderous glance when she raised her face to look at him.

“Shut up and die, morning person. Coffee,” she mumbled.

Right. Note to self. Mate was not a morning person. He poured a cup of coffee and placed it on the table near her hand along with the sweetener and cream. He watched as she poured three packets of Equal into the coffee with her forehead still on the table. He looked on in amazement as she felt around and unscrewed the cap to the cream before dousing the dark liquid. She stirred for a second before dragging the cup to her lips. After a few sips she was able to lift her head. By the time she had finished half a cup she was sitting upright. When she finished the cup, her eyes were open and she was looking around.

“You need to be a coffee commercial,” Connor said, staring at his mate.”
Alanea Alder, Fated Surrender

Philip Pullman
“I bet you could catch bullets,” she said, and threw the stick away. “How do you do that?”

“By not being human,” he said. “That’s why you could never trick a bear. We see tricks and deceit as plain as arms and legs. We can see in a way humans have forgotten. But you know about this; you can understand the symbol reader.”
Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

T.J. Klune
“I sit up straighter and puff out my chest a little bit, unsure why I'm doing so even as I do it. I know when I speak I'll have dropped my voice an octave to make myself seem more manly, and when I shake he hand, my grip will be tight and strong. Stupid, I know, but I'm a guy. It's what we do.”
T.J. Klune, Who We Are
tags: bear, humor

Will Advise
“And now, for something completely the same:

Wasted time and wasted breath,
's what I'll make, until my death.
Helping people 'd be as good,
but I wouldn't, if I could.

For the few that help deserve,
have no need, or not the nerve,
help from strangers to accept,
plus from mine a few have wept.

Wept from joy, or from despair,
or just from my vengeful stare.
Ways I have, to look at stupid,
make them see I am not Cupid.

Make them see they are in error,
for of truth I am a bearer.
Most decide I'm just a bear,
mauling at them, - like I care.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Cole Alpaugh
“And there was nothing quite like the surprise attack of a snarling black bear, even one missing all forty-two teeth, to urge someone back to work. Waking up with several hundred mud-encrusted, reeking pounds on top of you — your neck suffering a hickey of epic proportions — just pushed the limits on what was tolerable.”
Cole Alpaugh, The Bear in a Muddy Tutu

Cole Alpaugh
“Gracie leaned out the back, craning her neck as far as she could around the side, trying to catch the wind in her nose and flapping lips. She loved driving, and this car was much faster than the truck which hauled her cage. It was very green here, and the sun flashed and flickered behind the tall trees. There were a million smells along this road, both old and just born. She closed her eyes and huffed, pretending she was flying.”
Cole Alpaugh, The Bear in a Muddy Tutu

Cole Alpaugh
“Taking a couple short backup swigs, Flint’s crippling headache started to release its grip, sort of the way he imagined an octopus would release an inedible bowling ball.”
Cole Alpaugh, The Bear in a Muddy Tutu

Cole Alpaugh
“It was a year ago today your daughter went missing.’ Bagg had closed his eyes, feeling the death going on inside.”
Cole Alpaugh

Peter Wisan
“He wasn't like the other bears. While everyone else was hibernating, he would be out putting on his sneakers.”
Peter Wisan, The Fastest Bear in the World

“you have to bear either the humiliation of being in need or the hardships of doing it all alone by yourself.”
Noha Alaa El-Din, Norina Luciano

“...Brae, this is the season on Mercinia which makes adult Ursus shifters turn to cubs. The only difference is mistakes of children can be forgotten, but mistakes of adults can lead to war...”
S L Gibson, Love Changes Everything: Kincaid & Brae’s Story

“In calm cold midwinter,
there was a starving hunter,
who lost his way in forest,
and had no food no shelter,
One day he woke of hunger,
and started walking faster,
he walked for miles and miles,
but nothing saw his eyes,
He trembled of an anger,
his hope forever died,
like thirsty bowing flower,
the poor hunter cried,
He started walking further,
then saw a wounded deer,
who lied near the river,
with so much pain to bear.
The deer was also hunted,
by hunter like this man,
her eyes were getting colder,
and filled with so much fear,
The hunter felt so pity,
of what he saw over there,
his sufferings were same as,
of which were of the deer,
And then they died together,
as reached the starving”
Neymat Khan

Frances Hardinge
“Looking at the rich and powerful was dangerous, like peering into the sun.”
Frances Hardinge, A Skinful of Shadows

Jon Krakauer
“I'm a bear technician, so I know what bear damage looks like.”
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
tags: bear

Marcus Sedgwick
“The time for princes and tsars and grand duchesses and especially holy madmen was gone. In its place came a world of war and revolution, of tanks and telephones, of murder and assassination. The bear had already become what it had been waiting to be, and the men who set it on its journey changed too. Lev became Trotsky, Vladimir took the name Lenin, and they stepped into a bright and furious modern world; blood red, and snow white.”
Marcus Sedgwick, Blood Red, Snow White

“...I don’t know why you’re sulking, I wasn’t going to give up my holiday to sit and nurse you from a break-up with a guy I told you not to deal with…He was your Gynaecologist for crying out loud. You don’t mix business with pleasure, and not with a man who knows more about your insides than you.”
S L Gibson, Love Changes Everything: Kincaid & Brae’s Story

“...my love, you are about the only person who never knew you two were leaving together. Boy, you two are on fire...”
S L Gibson, Love Changes Everything: Kincaid & Brae’s Story

Frances Hardinge
“Mother was like this sometimes. Conversations became riddles with traps in them, and your answers had consequences.”
Frances Hardinge, A Skinful of Shadows

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