Knives Quotes

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Joanne Harris
“Children are knives, my mother once said. They don’t mean to, but they cut. And yet we cling to them, don’t we, we clasp them until the blood flows.”
Joanne Harris, The Girl with No Shadow

Laurell K. Hamilton
“Anyone who tells you size doesn't matter has been seeing too many small knives.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, Narcissus in Chains

Charlotte Eriksson
“I am not sad anymore.
I am not weak or tender or quiet like you remember because the second you said those words and closed that door, I sold my soul to the part of myself I had buried in order to love you, to let you touch every inch of my rotten body, for I wanted to be touchable and not so strange. Not so sad and tender, like I’ve always been, they say, so I changed.
And then your glances and words throwing knives with no return about my change of habits and ways of living, being, and I nodded and smiled, dying silently a little bit inside.”
Charlotte Eriksson, You're Doing Just Fine

Larissa Ione
“Wraith snorted. "Cowards. Seriously. Who brings a gun to a knife fight? That's cheating."

"You don't have a gun?" Kynan asked.

Wraith made a face of digust. "It's not very sporting to shoot people."

"So you're saying that you didn't shoot the people who shot you?"

"Hell, yeah, I shot them.”
Larissa Ione, Desire Unchained

Patrick Rothfuss
“A woman who goes around wearing a knife is obviously looking for trouble." She reached deep into her pocket and brought out a long, slender piece of metal, glittering all along one edge. "However a woman who carries a knife is ready for trouble. Generally speaking, it's easier to appear harmless. It's less trouble all around.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Molly Ivins
“I am not anti-gun. I'm pro-knife. Consider the merits of the knife. In the first place, you have to catch up with someone in order to stab him. A general substitution of knives for guns would promote physical fitness. We'd turn into a whole nation of great runners. Plus, knives don't ricochet. And people are seldom killed while cleaning their knives.”
Molly Ivins

John Buchan
“I am an ordinary sort of fellow, not braver than other people, but I hate to see a good man downed, and that long knife would not be the end of Scudder if I could play the game in his place.”
John Buchan, The 39 Steps

V.E. Schwab
“Hastra handed him a blanket. "Shouldn't you take off her knives?"

"There's not enough tonic in the world to risk it," said Kell.”
V.E. Schwab, A Conjuring of Light

Hinton Rowan Helper
“I have seen purer liquors, better segars, finer tobacco, truer guns and pistols, larger dirks and bowie knives, and prettier courtesans here in San Francisco than in any other place I have ever visited; and it is my unbiased opinion that California can and does furnish the best bad things that are available in America.”
Hinton Helper

Jess C. Scott
“Other girls play with soft toys,” I said, “and you play with knives…”
Jess C. Scott, Playmates

Ally Carter
“I never leave the house with just one knife. Seriously. Do I look like a one-knife kind of girl?”
Ally Carter, Not If I Save You First

Max Barry
“[S]he was in a pretty crazy place, screaming and waving the bucket-knife around, spattered with blood from head to toe. Lee was lying on the floor, quietly pumping out his life through his throat.”
Max Barry, Lexicon

Deborah Eisenberg
“When one contemplated Portia, when one contemplated Sharon, when one contemplated one's own apparently pointless, utterly trivial being, the questions hung all around one, as urgent as knives at the throat. But the instant one tried to grasp one of them and turn it to one's own purpose and pierce through the murk, it became blunt and useless as a piece of cardboard.”
Deborah Eisenberg

Christina Engela
“Why do I dislike nationalism? First it starts with 'birds of a feather flock together' and it gradually becomes more a case of 'my dog is better than your dog' - with knives in it...”
Christina Engela, Loderunner

Seanan McGuire
“Then he looked back to me, and smiled. It was a terrible expression, filled with edges, and with knives.”
Seanan McGuire, A Red-Rose Chain

V.E. Schwab
“Don't you have enough knives?" he grumbled, his lip thrust forward in a pout.
Lila's smile sharpened. "No such thing," she said, wrapping her fingers around the blade.”
V.E. Schwab

“I know where you sleep, Bard."
She smirked.
"Then you know I sleep with knives.”
Lila Bard, V.E. Schwab

Jacqueline Patricks
“His fingers wrapped around the smooth metal handle, and he eased the knife from its sweat-patinaed leather sheath and weaved the blade skillfully through the air. While it didn't have the impression of a Fae-forged blade, he did feel something alive within the mortal steel as if the old blade had drunk deeply of blood and continued to thirst.”
Jacqueline Patricks, Fairytale Apocalypse

Munia Khan
“You are a cool cemetery.
You have the sinner’s grave
You have the saint’s earth
You have all the beds
narrow as a knife;
as if a rally of tombstones to defend death.
But you can’t really postpone
the inauguration of my burial,
can you?

From the poem - Few Words to Cemetery”
Munia Khan, Beyond The Vernal Mind

Charlotte Munro
“I stared down at my hands and saw the blood coat them, how warm and real something felt when it wasn’t just ink and stains. This was life and I was holding it in my hands. I drew my eyes back up and beneath the flickering streetlight and the throng of drunken cattle, I saw nothing else but the dead girl. Somebody out there had taken her life, her heart, and there I was with her warm, sticky blood. Feeling the most alive I’d felt in years.
I had to find him. I just had to.”
Charlotte Munro, Down by The Mausoleum

That knife! It looks similar to a machete-like weapon used in India- the Kukri!
He's using it to chop leeks, ginger and some herbs...
Which he's tossing into a pot of rich chicken stock!"
"Ah! Now he's grinding his spices!"
"What?! He's crossing different implements in every step of his recipe?! Can he even do that?!
"I recognize that mortar and pestle. It's the kind they use in India to grind spices."
"Oh gosh... I can already smell the fragrance from here!"
He clearly knows just how much to grind each spice...
... and to toast each in a little oil to really bring out its fragrance!

"Ah, I see! What he has steaming on that other burner is shark fin!"
"From Indian cuisine, we dive straight into something very Chinese!
Cross! Saiba x Mò Liú Zhâo!"
"What the heck? He's stroking the fin...
... quickly running the claws along its grain!
Ah! I see what he's doing! Shark fin by itself is flavorless. Even in true Chinese cuisine...'s simmered in
Paitan stock or oyster sauce first to give it a stronger, more concentrated umami punch.
But by using those claws, he can't skip that step...
... and directly infuse the fin with umami flavor compounds!

"Aaaah! That implement! I recognize that one!
Eishi Tsukasa!"
Tsukasa Senpai's Super-Sized Grater-Sword!
"He took a huge lump of butter...
... and is grating it down into shavings at unbelievable speed!"”
Yuto Tsukuda, 食戟のソーマ 35 [Shokugeki no Souma 35]

Enock Maregesi
“Wakiwa na suti nzito za kijani na madoa meusi (‘Ghillie Suits’) kwa ajili ya kupigania porini; Vijana wa Tume walikuwa na kofia za chuma, miwani ya kuonea usiku (iliyokuwa na uwezo wa kubinuka chini na juu), redio na mitambo ya mawasiliano migongoni mwao juu ya vizibao vya kuzuia risasi, vitibegi vya msalaba mwekundu (‘Blowout Kits’ – katika mapaja ya miguu yao ya kulia, ndani yake kukiwa na pisto na madawa ya huduma ya kwanza), vitibegi vya kujiokolea (‘Evasion Kits’ – katika mapaja ya miguu yao ya kushoto, ndani yake kukiwa na visu na pesa na ramani ya Meksiko) na bunduki za masafa marefu. Kadhalika, Vijana wa Tume waliamua kuchukua Punisher – waliyoafikiana baadaye kuwa ilikuwa nzuri kuliko RPG-7, ‘Rocket Propelling Gun’, ambayo Mogens alipendekeza waitumie kubomolea Kiwanda cha Dongyang Pharmaceuticals; kwa sababu hakutaka kuleta madhara kwa watu waliokuwa hawana hatia.”
Enock Maregesi, Kolonia Santita

Louise Erdrich
“Fidelis was not a religious man, except when it came to his knives.”
Louise Erdrich
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Enock Maregesi
“Kofia za chuma au sandarusi zenye uwezo wa kukwepesha risasi za wadunguzi na kuzuia mpaka risasi tatu za AK-47, ijapokuwa zimetengenezwa kuzuia risasi moja tu, ni miongoni mwa vitu 17 vilivyobebwa na makomandoo wa Tume ya Dunia; wakati wakitekeleza Operesheni ya Kifo au Ushindi Kamili (operesheni ndogo ya Operation Devil Cross ya Tume ya Dunia) katika Msitu wa Benson Bennett, Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, nchini Meksiko. Thamani ya vitu vya komandoo mmoja wa EAC ('Executive Action Corps') akiwa vitani ni zaidi ya dola za Kimarekani 65,000; ikiwa ni pamoja na magwanda ya jeshi ('Ghillie Suits'), kofia za chuma, miwani ya kuonea usiku (yenye uwezo wa kubinuka chini na juu), redio na mitambo ya mawasiliano migongoni mwao juu ya vizibao vya kuzuia risasi, vitibegi vya msalaba mwekundu ('Blowout kits' – katika mapaja ya miguu yao ya kulia, ndani yake kukiwa na pisto na madawa ya huduma ya kwanza), vitibegi vya kujiokolea ('Evasion Kits' – katika mapaja ya miguu yao ya kushoto, ndani yake kukiwa na visu na pesa na ramani ya Meksiko) na bunduki za masafa marefu.”
Enock Maregesi

Enock Maregesi
“Vitibegi vya makomandoo wa Tume ya Dunia (vitibegi vya msalaba mwekundu na vitibegi vya kujiokolea) vilikuwa na vifaa maridadi vya kisasa kama vile pisto, visu, madawa ya huduma ya kwanza, kalamu za Inka, ramani za Meksiko, tochi ndogo zenye mwanga mkali za Cyba-Lite, Vioo vya TOPS, vibiriti vya Firesteel, pasi za kusafiria, pesa na vipenga vyenye viwango vya sauti vya desabo 126. Kipenga chenye kiwango cha sauti cha desabo 126 kinaweza kupasua ngoma za masikio ya adui, na kuwajulisha Vijana wa Tume mwenzao alipo hivyo kwenda haraka na kumpa msaada.”
Enock Maregesi

J.R.R. Tolkien
“But have a care! It is a bitter blade, and steel serves only those that can wield it. It will cut your hand as willingly as aught else.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Nina Killham
“Her eyes fell upon her knives, which she had neatly laid on the counter for inventory. There was her boning knife, with a smooth molded handle which fit her hand perfectly; her bread knife, with its fluted edge; her butcher's knife, blade shaped like a scimitar; her versatile Chinese cleaver, which could mince, slice, bone, flatten, chop, even crack through chicken bones and meat joints. Her chef's knife's gently curved triangular blade. Her Japanese knife arched like a samurai sword, her oyster knife with its short pointed blade, and her slicer to cut cold meats into even, thin slices. And last, her filleting knife for boning and skinning fresh fish without damaging the flesh.”
Nina Killham, How to Cook a Tart

Kit Rocha
“The knives are useful. People are so busy staring at them, they don't notice the gun until I've already shot them.”
Kit Rocha, Beyond Control

Dean F. Wilson
“Her words were like knives to his conscience, and as much as avarice dulled their blades, her tongue sharpened them.”
Dean F. Wilson, Hopebreaker

Joe Abercrombie
“You can never have too many knives."
"No? What if you fall in a river and can't swim for all that iron?”
Joe Abercrombie, Before They Are Hanged

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