Defiance Quotes

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Charlotte Brontë
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“What do we say to the Lord of Death?'

'Not today.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Sara Shepard
“I'm still here, bitches. And I know everything." -A”
Sara Shepard, Pretty Little Liars

Gerard Way
“Be yourself, don't take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.”
Gerard Way

Richelle Mead
“Checkmate, bitch.”
Richelle Mead, Spirit Bound

Bertrand Russell
“Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid ... Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.”
Bertrand Russell, Why Men Fight

C.J. Redwine
“It’s probably my job to tell you life isn’t fair, but I figure you already know that. So instead, I’ll tell you that hope is precious, and you’re right not to give up.”
C.J. Redwine, Defiance

Charlaine Harris
“Some might think you suicidal."
"Well, 'some' can stick it up their ass.”
Charlaine Harris, All Together Dead

Russell T. Davies
“Dalek: I will talk to the Doctor.
The Doctor: Oh will you? That's nice. Hello!
Dalek: The Dalek strategem nears completion. The fleet is almost ready. You will not intervene.
The Doctor: Oh really? Why's that, then?
Dalek: We have your associate. You will obey or she will be exterminated.
The Doctor: No.
Dalek: Explain yourself.
The Doctor: I said, "No."
Dalek: What is the meaning of this negative?
The Doctor: It means, "No."
Dalek: But she will be destroyed!
The Doctor: No! 'Cause this is what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna rescue her. I'm gonna save Rose Tyler from the middle of the Dalek fleet, and then I'm gonna save the Earth. And then—just to finish off—I'm gonna wipe every last stinking Dalek out of the sky!
Dalek: But you have no weapons, no defenses, no plan.
The Doctor: Yeah! And doesn't that scare you to death? Rose?
Rose: Yes, Doctor?
The Doctor: I'm coming to get you.”
Russell T. Davies

Winston S. Churchill
“In War: Resolution,
In Defeat: Defiance,
In Victory: Magnanimity
In Peace: Good Will.”
Winston S. Churchill, The Second World War

Emiliano Zapata
“It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.”
Emiliano Zapata

J.K. Rowling
“Scrimgeour: "It's time you learned some respect!"
Harry: "It's time you earned it.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Robert A. Heinlein
“If a grasshopper tries to fight a lawnmower, one may admire his courage but not his judgement.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Farnham's Freehold

Howard Zinn
“The power of a bold idea uttered publicly in defiance of dominant opinion cannot be easily measured. Those special people who speak out in such a way as to shake up not only the self-assurance of their enemies, but the complacency of their friends, are precious catalysts for change.”
Howard Zinn, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times

Robert Fanney
“Dominance. Control. These things the unjust seek most of all. And so it is the duty of the just to defy dominance and to challenge control.”
Robert Fanney

Mark Rowlands
“In the end, it is our defiance that redeems us. If wolves had a religion – if there was a religion of the wolf – that it is what it would tell us.”
Mark Rowlands, The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness

Naomi Wolf
“You do not win by struggling to the top of a caste system, you win by refusing to be trapped within one at all.”
Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

Hannah Senesh
“To die,
so young to die.
No, no, not I,
I love the warm sunny skies,
light, song, shining eyes,
I want no war, no battle cry,
No, no, not I.”
Hannah Senesh

Lisi Harrison
“This isn't going to be pretty. Rules will be broken. Friendships will be tested. And huge risks will be taken. But they're small prices to pay for true love and freedom, right?”
Lisi Harrison, Monster High

Elizabeth I
“As for my own part I care not for death, for all men are mortal; and though I be a woman yet I have as good a courage answerable to my place as ever my father had. I am your anointed Queen. I will never be by violence constrained to do anything. I thank God I am indeed endowed with such qualities that if I were turned out of the realm in my petticoat I were able to live in any place in Christendom.”
Elizabeth I, Collected Works

Julie Kagawa
“It was fine and good to be defiant to the end, but it was better not to get caught in the first place.”
Julie Kagawa, The Immortal Rules

Kiersten White
“We are that tree," he said, then rode ahead...
It was twisted and small but green, growing sideways in defiance of gravity. It lived where nothing had any business thriving.
Lana did not know whether her father meant the two of them or all of Wallachia. In her mind, the two had become indistinguishable. We are that tree, she thought..We defy death, to grow.”
Kiersten White, And I Darken

C.J. Redwine
“I promised I will always protect you. You've been wounded badly because I've failed to keep that promise.
[...]
But I won´t fail you in this, Rachel. no matter what has happened. No matter what you've done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you. I swear it.”
C.J. Redwine, Defiance

Stephen Schwartz
“So if you care to find me/
Look to the western sky/
As someone told me lately/
Everyone deserves the chance to fly!/
And if I'm flying solo/
At least I'm flying free/
Tell those who'd ground me/
Take a message back from me/
Tell them how I am defying gravity!/
I'm flying high defying gravity/
And soon I'll match them in renown./
And nobody in all of Oz/
No Wizard that there is or was/
Is ever gonna bring me down!/”
Stephen Schwartz, Wicked [With CD (Audio)]

Enchanten
“I bow to no beast.”
Keisha Keenleyside, The Demons Fib

C.J. Redwine
“That's not what he meant," Rachel says again, pink flushing her cheeks.
"Actually, I meant-" I start to say, but Willow cuts me off.
"What? It's true. He looks at you like he'd like to dip you in sugar and eat you up.”
C.J. Redwine, Defiance

Alfred Bester
“Make it a human war,' she said fiercely. 'You're the first not to be deceived by my looks. Oh God! The boredom of the chivalrous knights and their milk-maid passion for the fairy tale princess. But I'm not like that ... inside. I'm not. I'm not. Never. Make it a savage war between us. Don't win me ... destroy me!”
Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination

David Levithan
“We have defied the day as it was set out for us.”
David Levithan, Every Day

Edith Pargeter
“Well, do as you think best. That's every man's right and duty. But for me, I pledge you now I will not surrender one grain of my rights. What I took, I took and by God, I'll keep it, too. Take her home tomorrow, Archie, and never look back to watch what I do, for you know it before. I would not give him one knigh who had confided himself to me and none other, much less you. Only over my dead body," said Hotspur hardily, eye to eye with the friend he had made under Homildon Hill, "will King Henry ever claim you as his prisoner.”
Edith Pargeter, A Bloody Field by Shrewsbury

Christine de Pizan
“What do you care if people talk? Those who talk cannot harm you. Why should you be worried? You should only think about those things that please you. You have only one life in this world: soon you'll reach your eternal rest.”
Christine de Pizan, The Selected Writings of Christine de Pizan

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