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P.G. Wodehouse
“I suppose the fundamental distinction between Shakespeare and myself is one of treatment. We get our effects differently. Take the familiar farcical situation of someone who suddenly discovers that something unpleasant is standing behind them. Here is how Shakespeare handles it in "The Winter's Tale," Act 3, Scene 3:

ANTIGONUS: Farewell! A lullaby too rough. I never saw the heavens so dim by day. A savage clamour! Well may I get aboard! This is the chase: I am gone for ever.

And then comes literature's most famous stage direction, "Exit pursued by a bear." All well and good, but here's the way I would handle it:

BERTIE: Touch of indigestion, Jeeves?
JEEVES: No, Sir.
BERTIE: Then why is your tummy rumbling?
JEEVES: Pardon me, Sir, the noise to which you allude does not emanate from my interior but from that of that animal that has just joined us.
BERTIE: Animal? What animal?
JEEVES: A bear, Sir. If you will turn your head, you will observe that a bear is standing in your immediate rear inspecting you in a somewhat menacing manner.
BERTIE (as narrator): I pivoted the loaf. The honest fellow was perfectly correct. It was a bear. And not a small bear, either. One of the large economy size. Its eye was bleak and it gnashed a tooth or two, and I could see at a g. that it was going to be difficult for me to find a formula. "Advise me, Jeeves," I yipped. "What do I do for the best?"
JEEVES: I fancy it might be judicious if you were to make an exit, Sir.
BERTIE (narrator): No sooner s. than d. I streaked for the horizon, closely followed across country by the dumb chum. And that, boys and girls, is how your grandfather clipped six seconds off Roger Bannister's mile.

Who can say which method is superior?"

(As reproduced in Plum, Shakespeare and the Cat Chap )”
P.G. Wodehouse, Over Seventy: An Autobiography with Digressions

Stephenie Meyer
“Bears," I muttered, adding a new fear to the pile. "That would be just her luck, wouldn't it? Stray bear in town. OF course it would head straight for Bella.”
Stephenie Meyer

“I think he just loved being with the bears because they didn't make him feel bad. I get it too. When he was with the bears, they didn't care that he was kind of weird, or that he'd gotten into trouble for drinking too much and using drugs(which apparently he did a lot of). They didn't ask him a bunch of stupid questions about how he felt, or why he did what he did. They just let him be who he was.”
Michael Thomas Ford, Suicide Notes

James Rollins
“Always respect Mother Nature. Especially when she weighs 400 pounds and is guarding her baby.”
James Rollins, Ice Hunt

Aimé Césaire
“A man screaming is not a dancing bear. Life is not a spectacle.”
Aime Cesaire, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land

Laurell K. Hamilton
“Some days you go bear hunting and you get eaten. Some days you come home with a nice rug to roll around on, and bear steaks. What they don't tell you as a kid is that sometimes you get the rug and steaks, but you also get some nice scars to go with them. As a child you don't understand that you can win, but that's it's not always worth the price. Once you understand and accept that possibility you become a real grown up, and the world becomes a much more serious place. Not less fun, but once you realize what can go wrong, it's a lot scarier to go hunting "bears".”
Laurell K. Hamilton

Soman Chainani
“Naturally the villagers blamed bears. No one had ever seen a bear in Gavaldon, but this made them more determined to find one. Four years later, when two more children vanished, the villagers admitted they should have been more specific and declared black bears the culprit, bears so black they blended with the night. But when children continued to disappear every four years, the village shifted their attention to burrowing bears, then phantom bears, then bears in disguise. . . Until it became clear it wasn't it wasn't bears at all.”
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil

Nâzım Hikmet
“Haven't you ever thought of living
unconsciously like bears, sniffing the earth,
close to pears and the mossy dark,
far from human voices and fire?

- On İbrahim Balaban's Painting "Spring"
Nâzım Hikmet, Poems of Nazım Hikmet

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...

Else Holmelund Minarik
“And maybe... you are a little fat bear cub with no wings, and no feathers.”
Else Holmelund Minarik

Kathryn Lasky
“Are you scared of going in to see the raghnaid [the council]?” asked a gray female pup.
“Are you cag mag [crazy]? If a bear was his Milk Giver, you think he’s scared of the raghnaid?”
Kathryn Lasky, Shadow Wolf

Robb Todd
“He admired bears because everyone was afraid to disturb them while they slept and fish were so in love with bears that they jumper right into their mouths. He ate meat and never felt bad about it unless he saw how the animal was slaughtered or if the meat was not cooked properly but he thought thrice about killing bus.”
Robb Todd

Bret Harte
“The morning was bright and propitious. Before their departure, mass had been said in the chapel, and the protection of St. Ignatius invoked against all contingent evils, but especially against bears, which, like the fiery dragons of old, seemed to cherish unconquerable hostility to the Holy Church. ("The Legend Of Monte Del Diablo").”
Bret Harte

Will Advise
“With all the global warming going around nowadays, it would only take the stubbornness of a mule and the patience of a sitting duck to achieve what no man has ever done before – namely melt the ice in a wax figure’s beaten heart that was chopped off and hidden 50 meters under the polar ice caps in Alaska, to protect it from feeling.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Suzy  Davies
“So Big Bear dined with the Princess,
"Did you see him? You'd never have guessed!"
His party hat was like her crown,
and they talked until the sun went down.
From the winter poem, The Fairytale Princess”
Suzy Davies, Celebrate The Seasons

Mykle Hansen
“But three cheers for Alaska, they've got 24-hour hot fucking bear delivery.
Note to self: Nuke Alaska.”
Mykle Hansen, HELP! A Bear is Eating Me!

“It's not clear whether, at this point, the Babiarzes fully understood that the libertarians were operating under vampire rules—the invitation to enter, once offered, could not be rescinded.”
Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling, A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town

Paolo Rumiz
“The bear, he says, is many animals in one. Like a lion, he downs mammals much bigger than he; like any ruminant, he pillages crops; he steals grapes and fruit like a monkey; nibbles on berries like a blackbird; plunders anthills and beehives like a woodpecker; digs up tubers and larvae like a pig; and catches fish with the dexterity of an otter. And he eats honey like a man.”
Paolo Rumiz, The Fault Line: Traveling the Other Europe, From Finland to Ukraine
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Suzy  Davies
“Can we go to Alum Bay, please?" Snugs asked the moose, his little nose twitching with excitement, and his voice a little faster than usual because he couldn't wait”
Suzy Davies, Snugs The Snow Bear

Melika Dannese Hick
“This beast, like the greater evil we faced later on, went by many names. When he invaded Everl’aria, the Moarteans christened him Groaza. Others called him The Devourer of the World. And to those on Sviddheim, he was The Bottomless, for his savagery had no end.”
Melika Dannese Lux, Deadmarsh Fey

Rich Cohen
“It was Plank who gave the defense its name: the 46. Many fans assume it came from the on-field alignment of players, as with the 3-4 defense and the Cover 2. In fact, 46 means nothing more than we're coming hard, in the way of the man who wears that number, Doug Plank.”
Rich Cohen, Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football

Timothy Treadwell
“Booble, the world must know of your ways. I will fight for your survival. One day people will understand and stop destroying your homes and killing your kind. I'll return next year, and protect you, Booble.”
Timothy Treadwell, Among Grizzlies: Living with Wild Bears in Alaska

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“He who bears the tears of yesteryears and fears the cares of tomorrow needs comfort today.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

James Breakwell
“...bears sleep months at a time by design, and everyone just leaves them alone. Can you imagine any other animal spending that much time unconscious and NOT being eaten by something else? Bears rose to the top of the food chain solely so they could dedicate half their lives to sleep. It's the world's most intimidating power nap.”
James Breakwell, How to Save Your Child from Ostrich Attacks, Accidental Time Travel, and Anything Else that Might Happen on an Average Tuesday

Gina Marinello-Sweeney
“And there, as promised, was the grizzly bear habitat, dozens of the brown and black bears ambling along grass and tree below. Yet, from my position above, I did not fear—as I might have a snake—the large animals, or concern myself with the notion of a gondola-gone wrong and accidentally tumbling into their home like dinner falling into place on a well-set table. It was as if we were viewing a dozen worlds in a single instant, partaking in the thrill of it all.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney, Peter

“Everyone of my readers, who is not a Scotsman, will appreciate the delicate musical taste of the bear, in the matter of bagpipes - Bruin cannot stand the skirling, and, in the illustration, seems to be remonstrating with the piper.”
John Ashton, Curious Creatures in Zoology

Suzy  Davies
“I'm looking for a lighthouse," said Snugs, full of hope, "filled with sand in lots of different colours!"
"Are they expensive?" the two moose chimed together.”
Suzy Davies, Snugs The Snow Bear

Suzy  Davies
“He extended a giant weathered hand, and hugged Snugs with an iron grip that almost swallowed the little bear up.”
Suzy Davies, Snugs The Snow Bear

Suzy  Davies
“When little Snugs looked out he saw that the roofs of the cottages, that nestled close to the lighthouse, were now completely white. At ground level, sleet was blowing over the garden, and along the paths. It wouldn’t be long before The Isle of Wight would be snow white – he was sure about that!”
Suzy Davies, Snugs The Snow Bear

“Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield

"Why do we got names like we do?" I said.
"They come from old Indian names. We had our own way of naming before white people came over and spread all those dad names around in order to keep the power with the dads."
I didn't understand this explanation about dads. And I didn't know if Bear Shield meant shields that bears used to protect themselves, or shields people used to protect themselves against bears, or were the shields themselves made out of bears?”
Tommy Orange, There There

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