Predators Quotes

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C. JoyBell C.
“You're going to meet many people with domineering personalities: the loud, the obnoxious, those that noisily stake their claims in your territory and everywhere else they set foot on. This is the blueprint of a predator. Predators prey on gentleness, peace, calmness, sweetness and any positivity that they sniff out as weakness. Anything that is happy and at peace they mistake for weakness. It's not your job to change these people, but it's your job to show them that your peace and gentleness do not equate to weakness. I have always appeared to be fragile and delicate but the thing is, I am not fragile and I am not delicate. I am very gentle but I can show you that the gentle also possess a poison. I compare myself to silk. People mistake silk to be weak but a silk handkerchief can protect the wearer from a gunshot. There are many people who will want to befriend you if you fit the description of what they think is weak; predators want to have friends that they can dominate over because that makes them feel strong and important. The truth is that predators have no strength and no courage. It is you who are strong, and it is you who has courage. I have lost many a friend over the fact that when they attempt to rip me, they can't. They accuse me of being deceiving; I am not deceiving, I am just made of silk. It is they who are stupid and wrongly take gentleness and fairness for weakness. There are many more predators in this world, so I want you to be made of silk. You are silk.”
C. JoyBell C.

“Nature can be cruel. Predators are everywhere. Those who don't need to be protected from outside forces often need to be protected from themselves. In society, women are referred to as "the fairer sex". But in the wild, the female species can be far more ferocious than their male counterparts. Defending the nest is both our oldest and strongest instinct. And sometimes, it can also be the most gratifying.”
Emily Thorne

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“All creatures must learn that there exist predators. Without this knowing, a woman will be unable to negotiate safely within her own forest without being devoured. To understand the predator is to become a mature animal who is not vulnerable out of naivete, inexperience, or foolishness.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves

Nenia Campbell
“Why did this keep happening? Why her? Perhaps there was some pheromone certain people omitted, perceivable only on a wavelength unique to those individuals who preyed on them.”
Nenia Campbell, Terrorscape

DaShanne Stokes
“Standing behind predators makes prey of us all.”
DaShanne Stokes

Carlos Castaneda
“Can we perceive those inorganic beings, don Juan?" I asked. "We certainly can," he replied. "Sorcerers do it at will. Average people do it, but they don't realize that they're doing it because they are not conscious of the existence of a twin world. When they think of a twin world, they enter into all kinds of mental masturbation, but it has never occurred to them that their fantasies have their origin in a subliminal knowledge that all of us have: that we are not alone.”
Carlos Castaneda , The Active Side of Infinity

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

Kenneth Eade
“Man is the only predator who hunts his own.”
Kenneth Eade, Unwanted

T.F. Hodge
“A lone wolf sees the wisdom in guarding the sheep and hunting their predators.”
T.F. Hodge

“Predators never expect to be hunted.”
Kit Rose

Ada Palmer
“Predators need the right to tear out each other’s throats.”
Ada Palmer, Too Like the Lightning

Delia Owens
“Kya didn’t stop or they would bolt, a lesson she’d learned from watching wild turkeys: if you act like a predator, they act like prey. Just ignore them, keep going slowly.”
Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

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

Jarod Kintz
“Ducks are practically defenseless, and as a result, they have many predators. There are foxes, coyotes, wolves, raccoons, bobcats, hawks, and Janet Yellen.”
Jarod Kintz, One Out of Ten Dentists Agree: This Book Helps Fight Gingivitis. Maybe Tomorrow I’ll Ask Nine More Dentists.: A BearPaw Duck And Meme Farm Production

A.E. Samaan
“Politicians are interested in the health of the people like predators savor live prey.”
A.E. Samaan

“Then again, that's how the most successful predators work, she thinks ruefully. We stumble into their traps and do their work for them while we're busy getting on with the business of living.”
Kimberly Morgan, On Angels and Rabbit Holes

Aldo Leopold
“Unsportsmanlike predator-killing is always rationalized as defence of property—usually someone else’s property. This excuse is getting too thin to pass muster among thinking conservationists.”
Aldo Leopold

“Fear has never been the strongest emotion, but for some it's the only emotion.
Their histories have taught them to worship fear, chiefly their own.”
Joel M. McMains, Manstopper!: Training a Canine Guardian

Abhijit Naskar
“If a child grows up in an environment infested with predators, he or she would have a hard time building healthy relationships in society, the whole life.”
Abhijit Naskar

Delia Owens
“Jodie had said that if a bird becomes different from the others -- disfigured or wounded -- it is more likely to attract a predator, so the rest of the flock will kill it, which is better than drawing in an eagle, who might take on of them in the bargain.”
Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing

جلجامش نبيل, Gilgamesh Nabeel
“إن وجود كائنات تعتاش على افتراس أخرى في ذاته يثبت وحشية هذا العالم، وإن فكرت بعقلية بايولوجية لتفسير ذلك على أنه محاولة لحفظ التوازن الأحيائي والبيئي، إلا أن الوسيلة في ذاتها مرعبة.”
جلجامش نبيل, Gilgamesh Nabeel, صراع الأقنعة

Kim Stanley Robinson
“This is why tigers have ranges of hundreds of square kilometers," Vlad said. "Robber barons are not really very efficient.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Red Mars

“Wolves attack the hindquarters of prey first, biting into the animal's meaty rump or ham. They stay away from the tendons near the hooves. People hamstring wolves, wolves do not hamstring prey. Hard, sharp, and lethal, hooves are the last things wolves want near their heads. They aim for the flanks, grasping for a hold in the large muscles, hoping to bring the mammal down. A trip, a stumble, a fall, and the wolves go for the throat. The animals in the rear begin feasting as their partners crush and remove the herbivore's windpipe.”
Jon T. Coleman, Vicious: Wolves and Men in America

“Cats are opportunistic predators by nature. If given a chance to kill a bird or other small animal, most cats will take it. That is just the way cats are made.”
Peter P. Marra, Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer

“Followed close behind predators, improper nutrition is the second leading cause of problems encountered by duck keepers.”
Dave Holderread, Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks: Breeds, Care, Health

Jessica Marie Baumgartner
“Something as simple as sitting next to a lonely girl on a park bench may be enough to deter predators.”
Jessica Marie Baumgartner

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

Holly Black
“He visited the weavers and tailors with his brother, choosing garments with cuffs of feathers and exquisite embroidery, with collars as sharp as the points of his ears, and fabrics as soft as the tuft of his tail- a tail he tucked away, for it showed too much of what he schooled his face to hide. A poisonous flower displays its bright colours, a cobra flares its hood; predators ought not to shrink from extravagance. And that was what he was being polished and punished in to being.”
Holly Black, How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories

“On the one hand, Meepsheep tells me worss on the Internet never hurr anyone. On the other hand, hecsays, 'At around age sixteen, I did do a lot of stuff that I now regret that I know had real-life impacts in people.”
Ginger Gorman, Troll Hunting: Inside the World of Online Hate and its Human Fallout

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

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