Quotes About Jack Reacher

Quotes tagged as "jack-reacher" (showing 1-30 of 36)
Lee Child
“Never forgive, never forget. Do it once and do it right. You reap what you sow. Plans go to hell as soon as the first shot is fired. Protect and serve. Never off duty.”
Lee Child, 61 Hours

Lee Child
“No, I'm a man with a rule. People leave me alone, I leave them alone. If they don't, I don't.”
Lee Child, Nothing to Lose

Lee Child
“A person less fortunate than yourself deserves the best you can give. Because of duty, and honor, and service. You understand those words? You should do your job right, and you should do it well, simply because you can, without looking for notice or reward.”
Lee Child, Nothing to Lose

Lee Child
“I'm a rich man. To have everything you need is the definition of affluence.”
Lee Child, Gone Tomorrow

Lee Child
“I'm not afraid of death. Death's afraid of me.”
Lee Child, 61 Hours

Lee Child
“I'm not a vagrant. I'm a hobo. Big difference.”
Lee Child, Killing Floor

Lee Child
“I have to warn you. I promised my mother, a long time ago. She said I had to give folks a chance to walk away.”
Lee Child, Nothing to Lose

Lee Child
“Now they broke my toothbrush, I don't own anything.”
Lee Child, Bad Luck and Trouble

Lee Child
“I had a teacher once, grade school somewhere. Philippines, I think, because she always wore a big white hat. So it was somewhere hot. I was always twice the size of the other kids, and she used to say to me: count to ten before you get mad, Reacher. And I've counted way past ten on this one. Way past.”
Lee Child, Die Trying

Lee Child
“hit them fast, hit them hard, and hit them a lot”
Lee Child

Lee Child
“I know I'm smarter than an armadillo”
Lee Child, Echo Burning

Lee Child
“To fill a small bag means selecting,and choosing, and evaluating. There's no logicial end to that process. Pretty soon I would have a big bag, and then two or three. A month later I'd be like the rest of you.”
Lee Child, 61 Hours

Lee Child
“Slippery slope. I carry a spare shirt, pretty soon I'm carrying spare pants. Then I'd need a suitcase. Next thing I know, I've got a house and a car and a savings plan and I'm filling out all kinds of forms.”
Lee Child, Bad Luck and Trouble

Lee Child
“Enough, a person might say, if that person lived in the civilized world, the world of movies and television and fair play and decent restraint. But Reacher didn’t live there. He lived in a world where you don’t start fights but you sure as hell finish them, and you don’t lose them either, and he was the inheritor of generations of hard-won wisdom that said the best way to lose them was to assume they were over when they weren’t yet.”
Lee Child, Worth Dying For

Lee Child
“People, Reacher was certain about. Dogs were different. People had freedom of choice. If a man or a woman ran snarling toward him, they did so because they chose to. They were asking for whatever they got. His response was their problem. But dogs were different. No free will. Easily misled. It raised an ethical problem. Shooting a dog because it had been induced to do something unwise was not the sort of thing Reacher wanted to do.”
Lee Child, Die Trying

Lee Child
“I was in the machine. My whole life. Then the machine coughed and spat me out. So I thought, OK, if I'm out, I'm out. All the way out. I was a little angry and it was probably an immature reaction. But I got used to it.”
Lee Child, One Shot

Lee Child
“He picked up the wrench and broke the guy’s wrist with it, one, and then the other wrist, two, and turned back and did the same to the guy who had held the hammer, three, four. The two men were somebody’s weapons, consciously deployed, and no soldier left an enemy’s abandoned ordnance on the field in working order.

The doctor’s wife was watching from the cabin door, all kinds of terror in her face.

"What?" Reacher asked her.”
Lee Child, Worth Dying For

Lee Child
“I went to college. West Point is technically a college.”
Lee Child, One Shot

Lee Child
“I'd never believed in luck. Never had any cause to. Never relied on it, because I never could.”
Lee Child, Killing Floor

Lee Child
“Shotguns and children don't mix.”
Lee Child, Killing Floor

Lee Child
“Reacher said nothing.”
Lee Child

Lee Child
“Now you had one come back, Harley.”
Lee Child, Persuader

Lee Child
“Waiting is a skill like anything else.”
Lee Child, Killing Floor

Lee Child
“Printing currency for foreigners to buy is the best racket a government can get into.”
Lee Child

Lee Child
“In an ambush situation, waiting is what wins the battle. If the other guy is war, he'll come early or late. When he figures you won't be expecting him. So however early he might make it, you've got to be earlier. However late he might leave it, you've got to wait it out. You wait in a kind of trance. You need infinite patience. NO use fretting or worrying. You just wait. Doing nothing, thinking nothing, burning no energy. Then you burst into action. After an hour, five hours, a day, a week. Waiting is a skill like anything else.”
Lee Child, Killing Floor

Stephen Arnott
“Two buttons had come adrift on her shirt, meaning she was showing more cleavage than was normal for an officer of the law. I don't know if she had children, or planned to, but they would never starve.”
Stephen Arnott, Jack Bleacher: a parody

Stephen Arnott
“Gummy was beaten up, strangled, shot and thrown on an ant hill. That's not the action of a lone killer; that's murder by committee. Who else round here has that kind of muscle? The Colonial Dames of America?”
Stephen Arnott, Jack Bleacher: a parody

Lee Child
“The shorter the time, the cooler you have got to be. If you've got only one shot, you've got to make it count. You can't afford to miss because you screwed up the planning.”
Lee Child, Killing Floor

Stephen Arnott
“He shook with rage. 'Look what you have done, you vandal. You have destroyed everything!'

'What did you expect me to do? Bend over and wait for the broom-handle?”
Stephen Arnott, Jack Bleacher: a parody

Lee Child
“Details. Evidence gathering. Surveillance. It's the basis of everything. You've got to settle down and watch long enough and hard enough to get what you need.”
Lee Child, Killing Floor

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