Lions Quotes

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George R.R. Martin
“She had no time for sleep, with the weight of the world upon her shoulders. And she feared to dream. Sleep is a little death, dreams the whisperings of the Other, who would drag us all into his eternal night.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Susan Cain
“Naked lions are just as dangerous as elegantly dressed ones”
Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

C.C. Hunter
“Did you found something? asked she with hope.
Yes, this until...
Until what...?
Until you stick your breasts on my back.And you realize that now I can't think about lions anymore!”
C.C. Hunter, Born at Midnight

Emme Rollins
“My panties were still on but he didn’t let that stop him, nosing them out of the way and tonguing my sex, making low, growling noises in his throat like a big cat purring with pleasure while it devoured its prey.”
Emme Rollins, Dear Rockstar

Stevie Smith
“Oh Lion in a peculiar guise,
Sharp Roman road to Paradise,
Come eat me up, I'll pay thy toll
With all my flesh, and keep my soul.”
Stevie Smith, Selected Poems

Ilona Andrews
“When a lion stalks a herd, he sneaks in close, lies down, and surveys them to choose his victim. He takes his time. The deer or buffalo have no idea he’s near. He finds his prey and then he explodes from his hiding place and grabs it. Even if another, perfectly serviceable animal ends up within his reach, he isn’t going to alter his course. He has chosen, and he would rather go hungry than change his mind.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Strikes
tags: lions

J. Nozipo Maraire
“Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.”
J. Nozipo Maraire

“Our national emblem has four lions but unfortunately we have highlighted more lambs and wolfs than real lions of our country.”
Sharad Vivek Sagar

Beryl Markham
“(Quoting her friend Tom Black on an amateur hunter's injury:)

"Lion, rifles -- and stupidity.”
Beryl Markham, West with the Night

“A dog might feel as majestic as a lion, might bark as loud as a roar, might have a heart as mighty and brave as a Lion's heart,
But at the end of the day, a dog is a dog and a lion is a lion.”
Charlyn Khater

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It goes without saying that even those of us who are going to hell will get eternal life—if that territory really exists outside religious books and the minds of believers, that is. Having said that, given the choice, instead of being grilled until hell freezes over, the average sane human being would, needless to say, rather spend forever idling in an extremely fertile garden, next to a lamb or a chicken or a parrot, which they do not secretly want to eat, and a lion or a tiger or a crocodile, which does not secretly want to eat them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Beryl Markham
“None of the characters in (the story) were distinguished ones -- not even the lion.

He was an old lion, prepared from birth to lose his life rather than to leave it. But he had the dignity of all free creatures, and so he was allowed his moment. It was hardly a glorious moment.

The two men who shot him were indifferent as men go, or perhaps they were less than that. At least they shot him without killing him, and then turned the unsconscionable eye of a camera upon his agony. It was a small, a stupid, but a callous crime.”
Beryl Markham, West with the Night

Beryl Markham
“To venture ... close (to a lion) on foot ... would mean the sudden shattering of any kindly belief that the similarity of the lion and the pussy cat goes much beyond their whiskers. But then, since men still live by the sword, it's a little optimistic to expect the lion to withdraw his claws, handicapped as he is by his inability to read our better effusions about the immorality of bloodshed.”
Beryl Markham, West with the Night

Henryk Sienkiewicz
“At most, a hundred paces separated him from them. The powerful beast, seeing the riders and horses, rose on his fore paws and began to gaze at them. The sun, which now stood low, illuminated his huge head and shaggy breasts, and in that ruddy luster he was like one of those sphinxes which ornament the entrances to ancient Egyptian temples.”
Henryk Sienkiewicz, In Desert and Wilderness

Cecil Day-Lewis
“See this abdicated beast, once king
Of them all, nibble his claws:
Not anger enough left—no, nor despair—
To break his teeth on the bars.”
Cecil Day-Lewis, The Complete Poems of C. Day Lewis

Courtney Milan
“Ned: I figured it was time for a picnic by the menagerie.
Jenny: And you brought me? Why not take the woman you're marrying?
Ned: She's grown up with the Duke of Ware. Lions seem less ferocious.”
Courtney Milan, Proof by Seduction

Italo Calvino
“...an archer, the moment he thinks he's experienced, is lost; every lion we encounter in our brief life is different from every other lion; woe to us if we stop to make comparisons, to deduce our movements from norms and premises.”
Italo Calvino

Lora Leigh
“And as he watched, the first powerful four-legged lion stepped into the clearing. The male animal shook the snow from its dark, flowing mane, tilted its head and roared into the night.

Another call followed, and yet another. And as Dane watched, Lawe and Rule moved warily from their positions, edging back to the limo as he threw the doors open and allowed the two Breeds to slide inside the warmth of the car.

Rye didn't bother to get out and enter the back through a door. He slid over the seat positioned behind the driver's area and stared back at Dane in surprise.

"There's a lot of fucking lions out there," he commented uncomfortably.

They were screaming into the night now, spurred by the animal Dane could swear he could feel heading this way.

Another animal stepped in. A lioness, her scream echoing through the night as the lions surrounded the cabin.

A dozen fully grown, enraged creatures, following one simple command. To protect Mercury's mate.

Dane let a smile tip his lips as he opened the small bar set in the center of the seat and pulled free the whiskey and glasses.

"Looks like the night just got interesting, my friends," he drawled, pouring the alcohol. "I say we enjoy the show while we can."

Ria's mate was coming for her.”
Lora Leigh

Lemony Snicket
“A rug feels like a lion, but that doesn't mean you can ride it.”
Lemony Snicket, File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents
tags: lion, lions

Munia Khan
“Sharks are the lions of the sea.They glamorize the oceanic glory.”
Munia Khan

K. Martin Beckner
“You can lock a lion up in a room, if you want to, but you'll still hear it growling and clawing to get out.”
K. Martin Beckner, A Million Doorways

Munia Khan
“Lions are neither predators nor killers. They just go for hunting like kings; because they are the kings!”
Munia Khan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When you see a lion tearing apart a zebra, what sort of divine order you see there? What we see there is nothing but savagery, injustice and chaos, in short, we see a primitive disorder, we see an evolutionary cruelty and a primitive disturbance deprived of any kind of ethics!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Enock Maregesi
“Dictatorial government is more dangerous than lions!”
Enock Maregesi

Elizabeth Kostova
“He reminded her of the way male lions look sad, as if their nobility is a terrible weight.”
Elizabeth Kostova, The Shadow Land

“We have a herd of cows.
A school of fish.
A pride of lions.
A gaggle of geese.
But, what do we call a group of raindrops?”
Anthony T. Hincks

Michelle Paver
“She was glad to see that he was finally growing some hairs on his chin: soon he would have a proper mane that went all the way round his face. The she-lion decided that from now on, she must give him plenty of licking and muzzle-rubs, to help it grow”
Michelle Paver, Warrior Bronze

“How long before the lions don't run wild, but in cages to amuse man?”
Anthony T. Hincks

Bonnie Nadzam
“Così, nelle centinaia di guerre che seguirono e durante gli anni trascorsi a vagare come migranti tra gli affamati e i senza speranza, impararono che la compassione non teme nulla e nessun pensiero la ostacola, giacché altrimenti non sarebbe compassione.”
Bonnie Nadzam, Lions

Mark  Owens
“The entire Blue Pride, nine in all, surrounded us, nearly all of them asleep. We were quite literally in bed with a pride of wild Kalahari lions.”
Mark Owens, Cry of the Kalahari

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