Cowards Quotes

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Octavia E. Butler
“Choose your leaders
with wisdom and forethought.
To be led by a coward
is to be controlled
by all that the coward fears.
To be led by a fool
is to be led
by the opportunists
who control the fool.
To be led by a thief
is to offer up
your most precious treasures
to be stolen.
To be led by a liar
is to ask
to be told lies.
To be led by a tyrant
is to sell yourself
and those you love
into slavery.”
Octavia E. Butler, Parable of the Talents

Patricia Briggs
“Only cowards torture women.”
Patricia Briggs, Raven's Shadow

Charles Bukowski
“Beasts bounding through time.

Van Gogh writing his brother for paints
Hemingway testing his shotgun
Celine going broke as a doctor of medicine
the impossibility of being human
Villon expelled from Paris for being a thief
Faulkner drunk in the gutters of his town
the impossibility of being human
Burroughs killing his wife with a gun
Mailer stabbing his
the impossibility of being human
Maupassant going mad in a rowboat
Dostoevsky lined up against a wall to be shot
Crane off the back of a boat into the propeller
the impossibility
Sylvia with her head in the oven like a baked potato
Harry Crosby leaping into that Black Sun
Lorca murdered in the road by the Spanish troops
the impossibility
Artaud sitting on a madhouse bench
Chatterton drinking rat poison
Shakespeare a plagiarist
Beethoven with a horn stuck into his head against deafness
the impossibility the impossibility
Nietzsche gone totally mad
the impossibility of being human
all too human
this breathing
in and out
out and in
these punks
these cowards
these champions
these mad dogs of glory

moving this little bit of light toward
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

Mark  Lawrence
“Humanity can be divided into madmen and cowards. My personal tragedy is in being born into a world where sanity is held to be a character flaw.”
Mark Lawrence, Prince of Fools

Margaret Mitchell
“Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

“I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards.”
Alberto Salazar

J. Bartell
“Trophy hunters are like politicians, they both like to pull the trigger from the comfort of a safe distance.”
J Bartell, The 231 Club: My Ten Year Journey From Therapist to CIA Courier and Sanctioned Kills - A True Story

Author Jyoti Patel
“Always choose silence with liars, cheaters, cowards or spineless people.
Don't ask them any kind of questions, you don't have to give them any kind of answers or explanations.

Ignore, avoid, stay away.”
Jyoti Patel

Amber R. Duell
“Battles weren't won by cowards.”
Amber R. Duell, Dream Keeper

Cesare Pavese
“And then we cowards
who loved the whispering
evening, the houses,
the paths by the river,
the dirty red lights
of those places, the sweet
soundless sorrow—
we reached our hands out
toward the living chain
in silence, but our heart
startled us with blood,
and no more sweetness then,
no more losing ourselves
on the path by the river—
no longer slaves, we knew
we were alone and alive.

(Translated By Geoffrey Brock)”
Cesare Pavese, Disaffections: Complete Poems 1930-1950

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you want to call a man to account, don’t do it when he is weak; call him to account when he is strong! Cowards choose the first way and the valiant choose the second way.”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Hypocrites are always liars, and liars are always cowards.”
Marty Rubin

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Only children, fools, and cowards would allow a company to treat them as if prices were set by customers.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Dmitry Dyatlov
“So I saw someone with one of those "home of the free because of the brave" shirts a few days ago. I almost laughed. I tried not to because of the upcoming Veterans day… I guess. Home of the Slaves because of the cowards, I think would be more appropriate. Look at these American wars. Vietnam… Iraq… is that really the “brave” thing to do? Beating up on little countries cuz u’r trying to look brave huh? Cowards. And then they tell me to go work at Kroger? Are you insane? Don’t you know my fucking SAT score, you dumb fuck? Why don’t you go and invade Croatia or something instead. Idiots.”
Dmitry Dyatlov

“That gutless pack of hyenas called the masses.”
Marty Rubin

Steve Maraboli
“Cowards and haters love to talk shit about you… but have you ever noticed their behavior when you’re in the same room? It’s the entertaining dance of the spineless.”
Steve Maraboli

“I should've told him that when I'd had a knife pulled on me for the first time, I ran faster than Carl Lewis. That the only people who survive in this world are cowards. And that true heroes are destined to die young. That the world needed him, so if anyone pulled a knife on him , he had to run faster than a speeding bullet.”
Kazuki Kaneshiro, Go

Mehmet Murat ildan
“They may say that dangerous roads are not for the cowards; I say if you are a coward, choose a dangerous road because even one single coward person is a great loss for humanity and the only way he learns to be brave is to travel on the dangerous roads!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Cowards cannot have an adventure, because adventure requires staying calm when things get roughy!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Henry Miller
“The tears were streaming down his face. He made no effort to brush them away. He just let everything gush forth. Jesus, I thought to myself, that's fine to have a release like that. Fine to be a complete coward at least once in your life. To let go that way.”
Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“Why, that requires not this preparation; ye need not have come thus far and dragged your captain to the shame of a defeat merely to prove yourselves cowards.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein: The 1818 Text

“Cowards die many times before their death......and the valiant doctors save them from dying...”
Ankala Subbarao

Dmitry Dyatlov
“Yes. Fell in love with JB Peterson. Fell in love. You know, that manly kind of love. Bromance. He kinda looks like Jeremy Irons. And he says he liked to drink a lot, at least a few decades ago. And he even says the right words, too. He says, tell the truth, listen to your conscience, face your fears. He says he HAS a conscience. But follow through? No. Not much follow through. He starts talking shit about Marxists, and then a real academic wants to debate him, and what does he do? What does Peterson do? He goes back to his fucking Pinocchio cartoons and talking shit about Marxists with some dumb cunt in Madrid instead of facing the dude (Wolff) in Idaho. My heart is broken. Another fucking coward. Reminds me of my daddy. And now this dumb cunt (Peterson) is in a Russian rehab. Hopefully they’ll talk some sense into him there. I could probably debate him in my sleep, and possibly drunk, simultaneously. Grow up, buddy. And stop doing drugs.”
Dmitry Dyatlov

Amie Kaufman
“Mercy is the province of cowards.”
Amie Kaufman

Munia Khan
“Cowardice has no grace, but it definitely has the disgrace of timorousness”
Munia Khan, Attainable

C.A.A. Savastano
“Censors are not virtuous but cowards, virtuous people can debate ideas that upset them and not demand opposing thoughts or words be expunged.”
C.A.A. Savastano

A. Deborah Baker
“Frightened means you've the sense to be afraid, and it's cowards who get things done, more often than not.”
A. Deborah Baker, Over the Woodward Wall

“Heroes take responsibility for their actions, cowards blame others.”
Marty Rubin

Abhijit Naskar
“Only the coward says, time and tide wait for none, the valiant lives and works to build new time and to cause new tide.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

Abhijit Naskar
“Cowards and vegetables talk of fate, while the valiant is up and working.”
Abhijit Naskar, Earthquakin' Egalitarian: I Die Everyday So Your Children Can Live

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