Predator Quotes

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Jack London
“He was a killer, a thing that preyed, living on the things that lived, unaided, alone, by virtue of his own strength and prowess, surviving triumphantly in a hostile environment where only the strong survive.”
Jack London, The Call of the Wild

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

Thea Harrison
“Oh my God, not only is he older than the Grand Canyon, but he’s like the pope and the Fae King and the president of the United States all rolled up into one. To some ancient cultures he had been a god.

He was going to hurt her so bad before he killed her so dead, and all she could think of was how hot his kiss had been in the dream and how delicate the touch of his finger was as it traced down her body.”
Thea Harrison, Dragon Bound

Anne Bishop
“But what would they have said to their Liaison? It’s like this, Meg. We didn’t like that Asia Crane, so we ate her.
When dealing with humans, honesty isn’t always the best policy
, Vlad thought”
Anne Bishop, Written in Red

Robin Hobb
“Stop your whining. If you are frightened, be silent. Whining is for prey. It attracts predators. And you are not prey.”
Robin Hobb, Fool's Assassin

Arnold Schwarzenegger
“If it can bleed, we can kill it.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Carlos Castaneda
“We have a predator that came from the depths of the cosmos and took over the rule of our lives. Human beings are its prisoners. The Predator is our lord and master. It has rendered us docile, helpless. If we want to protest, it suppresses our protest. If we want to act independently, it demands that we don't do so... I have been beating around the bush all this time, insinuating to you that something is holding us prisoner. Indeed we are held prisoner! "This was an energetic fact for the sorcerers of ancient Mexico ... They took us over because we are food for them, and they squeeze us mercilessly because we are their sustenance. just as we rear chickens in chicken coops, the predators rear us in human coops, humaneros. Therefore, their food is always available to them." "No, no, no, no," [Carlos replies] "This is absurd don Juan. What you're saying is something monstrous. It simply can't be true, for sorcerers or for average men, or for anyone." "Why not?" don Juan asked calmly. "Why not? Because it infuriates you? ... You haven't heard all the claims yet. I want to appeal to your analytical mind. Think for a moment, and tell me how you would explain the contradictions between the intelligence of man the engineer and the stupidity of his systems of beliefs, or the stupidity of his contradictory behaviour. Sorcerers believe that the predators have given us our systems of belief, our ideas of good and evil, our social mores. They are the ones who set up our hopes and expectations and dreams of success or failure. They have given us covetousness, greed, and cowardice. It is the predators who make us complacent, routinary, and egomaniacal." "'But how can they do this, don Juan? [Carlos] asked, somehow angered further by what [don Juan] was saying. "'Do they whisper all that in our ears while we are asleep?" "'No, they don't do it that way. That's idiotic!" don Juan said, smiling. "They are infinitely more efficient and organized than that. In order to keep us obedient and meek and weak, the predators engaged themselves in a stupendous manoeuvre stupendous, of course, from the point of view of a fighting strategist. A horrendous manoeuvre from the point of view of those who suffer it. They gave us their mind! Do you hear me? The predators give us their mind, which becomes our mind. The predators' mind is baroque, contradictory, morose, filled with the fear of being discovered any minute now." "I know that even though you have never suffered hunger... you have food anxiety, which is none other than the anxiety of the predator who fears that any moment now its manoeuvre is going to be uncovered and food is going to be denied. Through the mind, which, after all, is their mind, the predators inject into the lives of human beings whatever is convenient for them. And they ensure, in this manner, a degree of security to act as a buffer against their fear." "The sorcerers of ancient Mexico were quite ill at ease with the idea of when [the predator] made its appearance on Earth. They reasoned that man must have been a complete being at one point, with stupendous insights, feats of awareness that are mythological legends nowadays. And then, everything seems to disappear, and we have now a sedated man. What I'm saying is that what we have against us is not a simple predator. It is very smart, and organized. It follows a methodical system to render us useless. Man, the magical being that he is destined to be, is no longer magical. He's an average piece of meat." "There are no more dreams for man but the dreams of an animal who is being raised to become a piece of meat: trite, conventional, imbecilic.”
Carlos Castaneda, The Active Side of Infinity

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“Many women do not even have the basic teaching about predators that a wolf mother gives her pups, such as: if it's threatening and bigger than you, flee; if it's weaker, see what you want to do; if it's sick, leave it alone; if it has quills, poison, fangs, or razor claws, back up and go in the other direction; it it smells nice but is wrapped around metal jaws, walk on by.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves

Nenia Campbell
“Only the cruelest hunters set their traps with terror and trepidation.”
Nenia Campbell, Black Beast

“Every time we exterminate a predator, we are in a sense creating a new predator.”
David Rains Wallace, The Untamed Garden and Other Personal Essays

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“As he took them in his arms, the crying of the babies permeated the night like a trail of blood calling out to a predator.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Midnight Palace

Toba Beta
“If you seek for supreme predator, go find God.
He hunts the prime killer of mankind, the Satan.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Toba Beta
“Fear is the venom impact of predator sting,
causing prey not to be focus on the survival.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Toba Beta
“When you are being hunted,
set your mind as the predator.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

“The less he says, the colder the concrete floor gets. The cold refrigerated air brushes over my feet and curls up my ankles. The coldness turns my toes inward, and I rock uneasily. Fear makes your body do things you can’t control. In battle, soldiers experience fight-or-flight, and their blood retreats into their core, their torso, depleting the extremities—which includes the brain.”
Michael Benzehabe, Zonked Out: The Teen Psychologist of San Marcos Who Killed Her Santa Claus and Found the Blue-Black Edge of the Love Universe

“I’m officially giving myself permission to ask; What are Mr. Garcia’s intentions? Maybe I’m late to the game on this question. The thing is, I’ve seen myself in the mirror. Why would I suspect anyone of wanting this?”
Michael Benzehabe, Zonked Out: The Teen Psychologist of San Marcos Who Killed Her Santa Claus and Found the Blue-Black Edge of the Love Universe

Mango Wodzak
“If a child kills an animal, one might wonder whether the child has an onset mental illness. Yet most adults pay for animals to be killed and argue that it’s normal.”
Mango Wodzak, Topsy-Turvy World - Vegan Anarchy

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Predators prey on the weak; poets prey on brilliant ideas.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Jarod Kintz
“My ducks are being snatched one by one in the dark of night by a stealthy predator, probably a bobcat. To show this thief he is not welcome, I have posted a No Trespassing sign. That ought to stop him.”
Jarod Kintz, BearPaw Duck And Meme Farm presents: Two Ducks Brawling Is A Pre-Pillow Fight

Mladen Đorđević
“Desert wears many faces, yet He has none.”
Mladen Đorđević, Miraž

Steven Magee
“What mutates viruses? A changing environment. In particular, a changed radiation environment. Radiation causes mutations, this is a proven fact. What is the favorite host for a virus? A human with a weakened immune system. What weakens a human immune system? A changing environment. We have a virus that keeps on mutating and evading vaccines and it is targeting those with weakened immune systems. That is exactly how nature works. The predator picks off the weak, leaving the strong to produce the next generation.”
Steven Magee, Magee’s Disease

Steven Magee
“COVID-19 is the most feared of the human predators.”
Steven Magee, Magee’s Disease

“Both the predator and prey have one thing in common, the battle for survival, the struggle for sustenance.”
Emmanuel Apetsi

Titon Rahmawan
“Ia adalah seorang pemburu yang tidak ingin bersembunyi di balik kecurigaan orang lain. Akan tetapi, ia tak ingin dihakimi oleh apa yang orang tidak pahami tentang dirinya. Ketika nilai dan moral bertumpang tindih dengan akal sehat dan naluri kejantanan seorang laki laki.

Bagaimana ia bisa menghindar dari rayuan Calypso? Godaan hasrat adalah sulur sulur pikiran yang merambat di dinding yang retak. Dari lobang di tembok itulah ia terlahir sebagai telur. Embrio pusat pembuktian ontologis manusia. Kerasnya kehidupan yang kemudian memaksa dirinya harus berjuang. Bersusah payah tumbuh dalam sebuah kontradiksi. Berusaha eksis sebagai pemangsa. Predator yang merangkak di tanah mengincar sasaran. Melihat dirinya sendiri sebagai seekor Scylla yang siap menerkam.

Ia adalah seorang pemburu dengan tatapan mematikan dan siap menguji keberanian. Mengintai mangsa, mengarahkan senapan berlaras dua simbol dari identitas dan idealitas yang bisa meledak sewaktu waktu. Namun kebimbangan memaksa ia berlari di antara pohon pohon yang menyembunyikan bayang bayangnya dari kejaran rasa jeri dan kecemasannya sendiri.

Hantu moralitas dan norma yang masih ingin ia perdebatkan keberadaannya. Karena baginya, manusia bisa bertindak lebih keji dari seekor ular. Makhluk menjijikkan dengan mulut yang mampu menelan apa saja dan lidah tak bertulang yang sanggup menyemburkan racun berbisa mematikan.

Baginya, hasrat adalah benih yang mesti ditanam agar ia tumbuh. Akan tetapi ia adalah biji buah diospyros. Buah para dewa yang memabukkan dan tak bisa  disingkirkan dari perdu yang telanjur menyemak dalam benaknya. Ada masa di mana hidup harus merasai kesenangan dan kedamaian lebih dari permainan hidup dan mati. Lebih dari sekedar petualangan demi menemukan makna kebenaran sejati. Kemenangan sudah menjadi obsesi yang menguasai pikiran semua orang, sebagaimana dulu sebuah kuda kayu raksasa menaklukkan kota Troya.

Begitulah, ia adalah titisan Odisseus yang malang, yang dikutuk karena tak mengindahkan keberadaan para dewa. Bagaimana ia menerima dirinya sendiri sebagai seekor kuda liar yang tak ingin dikendalikan oleh siapa pun. Tetapi nafsu adalah juga ibarat ular berbisa yang bisa mematuk ekornya sendiri. Dan ia tahu, senapan bukan cuma senjata yang bisa mematikan seekor buruan. Di tangan seorang pemburu ia bisa membunuh monster bermata satu. 

Hutan itu adalah tempat perlindungan para peri. Hasrat purba yang tak terjamah oleh topeng kemunafikan. Ia rumit seperti labirin dan ia tak mewakili keindahan taman taman surgawi. Ia keramat. Sanctuary yang memiliki pesonanya sendiri yang tak terjabarkan dalam ungkapan yang sederhana. Sebuah godaan kecil, nyanyian Sirens yang mematikan. Ia tak ingin tersesat di dalam rimba yang gelap gulita itu.

Tapi ada rasa lapar dan haus yang tak mampu ia tolak. Rasa pahit yang pekat berasa mencekik lehernya. Seperti ramuan Circe yang mengubah orang menjadi babi. Ia telah meninggalkan rumahnya di Itacha demi menaklukkan hasrat di dalam dirinya sendiri. Dan demi kerinduan abadi atas kesadaran diri sebagai manusia leta, ia rela dikutuk. Pergi jauh mengembara dan siap mati demi nilai yang ia perjuangkan.”
Titon Rahmawan

Vamsidhar Chaturvedula
“Tigers don’t hunt in groups. They attach solitary. Hence however realistic this dance is, it is still faulty as they failed to understand the apex predator they are imitating.”
Vamsidhar Chaturvedula, Fight Story : Life Will Always Be a Fight Between Destiny and Will

“No man can tame a predator by acting like prey.”
Tamerlan Kuzgov

Sarah J. Maas
“I was not prey any longer, I decided as I eased up to that door.

And I was not a mouse.

I was a wolf.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

Sarah J. Maas
“Above her young, supple body, beneath her black, beautiful hair, her skin was grey- wrinkled and sagging and dry. And where eyes should have gleamed instead lay rotting black pins. Her lips had withered to nothing but deep, dark lines around a hole full of jagged stumps of teeth- like she had gnawed on too many bones.

And I knew she would be gnawing on my bones soon if I did not get out.

Her nose- perhaps once pert and pretty, now half-caved in- flared as she sniffed in my direction.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

Steven Magee
“Humans have a different predator today, it used to be bacteria and viruses and now it is a toxic environment created by a corrupt government.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The top human predator in Ukraine is war.”
Steven Magee

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