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: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

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

“Teenage girls know more than we're given credit for. We sense danger even when everyone's telling us it's fine, he's a perfectly nice man, an upstanding member of our community, have you tasted his sugar-cream pie?”
Nova Ren Suma, Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

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

Nenia Campbell
“And so the wolf lay with the lamb.”
Nenia Campbell, Terrorscape

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

Brenda Cooper
“The animals who play with the most abandon are the predators."

"But surely prey are almost never safe enough to play.”
Brenda Cooper, Edge of Dark

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

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

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

Conn Iggulden
“Predators did not need mercy.”
Conn Iggulden, Conqueror

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

“Predators never expect to be hunted.”
Kit Rose

“This is the "burglar-alarm" theory of bioluminescence: by turning on its lights, an animal may create enough of a scene to draw the attention of its predator's predator, and thereby perhaps save itself. The corollary of the burglar-alarm theory is the minefield theory. It says the reason so many animals tend to hang motionless in the deep, even fish, is to avoid setting off light explosions that would expose them to their enemies - their predators or their prey. Life in the midwater, in this view, is a tense affair (though the denizens do not know it) in which everyone is waiting stealthily in the dark, moving slowly if at all, watching and waiting for someone to turn on a light and for something to happen.”
Robert Kunzig

Sherman Alexie
“Well, in the early days of humans, the community was our only protection against predators, and against the starvation. We survived because we trusted one another.”
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Leviak B. Kelly
“The cat is an obligate carnivore and it is in its nature that it must eat meat. This is corroborated by the fact that cat's senses are made for “a crepuscular and predatory niche”. They are hunters, carnivores that show no developmental predisposition for herbivore lifestyle based on the current knowledge of their ancestral and genetic development.”
Leviak B. Kelly, Religion: The Ultimate STD: Living a Spiritual Life without Dogmatics or Cultural Destruction

“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

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

Emmanuelle de Maupassant
“She is still forming her conclusions but, above all, is convinced that their actions are borne of instinct: fixed patterns that take them to their source of food, to their safe havens, to their mates, and, ultimately, to their death, since their predators learn these patterns as surely as if they, too, had read Maud’s book.”
Emmanuelle de Maupassant, The Gentlemen's Club

Ta-Nehisi Coates
“I was peace pipes and treaties. My style was to talk and duck. It was an animal tactic, playing dead in hopes that the predators would move to an actual fight.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons and an Unlikely Road to Manhood

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

“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

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

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

“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

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