Bravado Quotes

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Cassandra Clare
“By the Angel," Jace said, looking the demon up and down. "I knew Greater Demons were meant to be ugly, but no one ever warned me about the smell."
Abbadon opened its mouth and hissed. Inside its mouth were two rows of jagged glass-sharp teeth.
"I'm not sure about this wind and howling darkness business," Jace went on, "smells more like landfill to me. You sure you're not from Staten Island?”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

“Though you thrust a knife at my eyes, I will not flinch.”
Lynn Flewelling, Luck in the Shadows

T.F. Hodge
“Bravado may stir the crowd, but courage needs no audience.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

Muhammad Ali
“I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.”
Muhammad Ali

Douglas Adams
“Zaphod marched quickly down the passageway, nervous as hell, but trying to hide it by striding purposefully.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Brandon Sanderson
“Ideas are never original," Kelsier said. "Only one thing is."
"And what is that?
"Style," Kelsier said.
Then he punched Ruin across the face.”
Brandon Sanderson, Secret History

Aaron Allston
“Rogue Squadron doesn’t run. Unless we really, really have to."
"No, this will be Wraith Squadron’s mission."
"We don’t mind running. Even when we don’t have to.”
Aaron Allston, Solo Command

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Verily, a man without fear is either dead or happy to die.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman, Veterans of the Psychic Wars

Rachel Hartman
“Claude rubs the back of his neck and wrinkles his nose, about to tell me he was never sad. I believe this is called bravado and is not limited to lawyers, or even men, although that combination makes it almost unavoidable.”
Rachel Hartman, Seraphina

“When the mouse laughs at the cat, there's a hole nearby.”
Nigerian Proverb

“Narcissistic pleasure seekers routinely avoid developing the humility required to manufacture a life of full measure. Shallow persons such as me hide their insecurities behind a false persona of bravado, boasting of their inconsequential deeds, pyrrhic victories, and adamant refusals to tackle any task that they fear.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Dominique Fernandez
“Go your way, seducers, flatterers, idlers, those glib of tongue and charlatans; I am not a seed that you can force to grow; my goal differs so from yours that I would be wasting my time in trying to explain where my inclination drives me. ”
Dominique Fernandez, PORPORINO or The Secrets of Naples

“My honey child, them housing projects
Cannot contain her multitudes
A sunbeam, hard upon her
Just a fly strugglin’ through her braid loops

Watch me prove to ‘em I’m more than nothin’
But a ragamuffin with homesick eyes
Yes, when it gets to be the same old thing
Shorty you ought to come and see about me

My love, she is a drummer
Than industrial steel, her backbone tougher
The eloping night and the honey moon that trails
Just dirt ‘neath her finger nails

I’ll be down on them crossroads
‘Til daybreak winks a bright eye
And if it gets to be the same old thing
Shorty you ought to come and see about me

She’s heard all the right things
And they did not persuade her
She has no use for your words
What she wants is your labor

‘Cause when gringos speak of minorities
They tend to keep their voices low
Ah, but when that gets to be the same old thing
Shorty you ought to come and see about me”
Valentine Xavier

G.K. Chesterton
“Who would condescend to strike down the mere things he does not fear? Who would debase himself to be merely brave, like any common prize-fighter? Who would stoop to be fearless - like a tree? Fight the thing that you fear.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare

“Their message is conveyed in that hortatory tone and declamatory voice used by politicians when starting a condition contrary to fact. People who aren't cowed don't spend a lot of time proclaiming they won't be cowed. Leaders who really have strengthened the voice of freedom don't don't need to reassure there electorates that they're committed to doing so.”
William Kristol

Jean-Christophe Valtat
“This isn't the time for bravado, Mr. Orsini,' he said.

Brentford couldn't help himself. 'No, it isn't,' he said. 'Perhaps you could come back later?”
Jean-Christophe Valtat, Luminous Chaos

“I should imagine that space-time as we now know it will hold no meaning for me at that stage of evolution. I'll be a chick magnet.”
Brian Clevinger, 8-Bit Theater

Grant  Price
“A mind with something to prove is rarely the most rational one.”
Grant Price, By the Feet of Men

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Arrogance is insecurity’s favorite mask.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Bettina von Arnim
“What are all the frocks of his youthfull loves in comparison with my floating garments? Do not say that your son is too good for me, when I run myself into such danger for a violet! I attach myself to the epoch of sensitive romance, and come luckily on Werther, where by the bye I feel much inclined to turn Charlotte out of doors. Your Son’s taste in that “white gown with pink ribbands” is bad. I will never during my life wear a white gown, green — green — all my clothes are green!”
Bettina von Arnim, Goethe's Correspondence With A Child

Kayla Krantz
“Your life is on the line, and we all know that deep down, beneath your bravado, you're nothing but a coward.”
Kayla Krantz, Reanimate at Dawn

Jason Arnopp
“Bravado may feel like a shield, but when you're telling yourself lies, it becomes a prison.”
Jason Arnopp, The Last Days of Jack Sparks

“(A certain nobility is implicit in saying what I don't believe and hoping you believe it.)”
Terrance Hayes

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Arrogance is insecurity’s favor mask”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

J.R. Potts
“The man shrunk before the threat. His chest deflated at the glean of the blade in the moonlight, fearing its point might pop him.”
J.R. Potts

C. Sean McGee
“The appearance of bravado hints towards the complete lack of it.”
C. Sean McGee, {self-titled}

Joyce Elbert
“Actually "nerve" is one of the qualities it takes to tackle a first novel, the others being inflated ego and a gambler's sense of crazed bravado, all of which I felt imbued with, more or less, when I sat down to write my account of one woman's efforts to keep her ex-husband, a deranged fence jumper, out of her apartment and life.”
Joyce Elbert, A Tale of Five Cities & Other Memoirs