Ruthless Quotes

Quotes tagged as "ruthless" (showing 1-30 of 57)
Leigh Bardugo
“He's horrible."
"But effective. Being angry at Kaz for being ruthless is like being angry at a stove for being hot.”
Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

Dodie Smith
“Truthfulness so often goes with ruthlessness. ”
Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

Stephen King
“It's best to be ruthless with the past.”
Stephen King, Rose Madder

Shannon L. Alder
“The moment you have to recruit people to put another person down, in order to convince someone of your value is the day you dishonor your children, your parents and your God. If someone doesn't see your worth the problem is them, not people outside your relationship.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“The only people you have to look out for in life are the people that don't care about anything or anyone. These are the people that end up teaching your children.”
Shannon L. Alder

Robin Hobb
“Assassins take no pride in fighting fairly. We take pride in winning.”
Robin Hobb, Fool's Quest

Sara Shepard
“Hey!' she said, punching Hanna's arm hard. 'Where have you been, bitch? I've been looking all over for you!”
Sara Shepard, Ruthless

Rebecca McNutt
“In devastation there is opportunity.”
Rebecca McNutt, Bittersweet Symphony

Marie Lu
“I will need to root out these insurgents before they can become a real threat. I will need to make a harsher example of their deaths. I will need to be more ruthless.

This is my life now.”
Marie Lu, The Midnight Star

“A man's greatest pleasure is to defeat his enemies, to drive them before him, to take from them that which they possessed, to see those whom they cherished in tears, to ride their horses, and to hold their wives and daughters in his arms.”
Ghengis Khan

“There was an infinitesimal pause while he watched her face, as though he half expected her to recognise it, before he went on, 'My friends call me Thorn,' and gave her a smile of such devastating charm that she blinked.

Her hand clasped in his, her senses zinging from his touch and that stunning smile, she stared into his dark, handsome face until, realising that she was gawking at him like some overgrown schoolgirl, she withdrew her hand and asked quickly, 'What do your enemies call you?”
Lee Wilkinson, Ruthless!

James Francis Cameron
“It can't be bargained with, it can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity! Or remorse or fear and it absolutely will not stop!... ever... until you are dead!”
James Francis Cameron, The Terminator

Nina George
“One might have to be a little ruthless to seize back control of one's life, don't you think?”
Nina George, The Little French Bistro

Maggie Nelson
“How people are often merciless
on those they love the most”
Maggie Nelson, Jane: A Murder

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Politicians are a higher breed of men. They know that this world is ruthless and that they must live accordingly to cope with it”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Alan Bradley
“The press was ruthless, but then so was the church.

Flavia de Luce”
Alan Bradley, Speaking from Among the Bones

“The truth is, it is the younger inexperience gangsters who often cut down the older original gangsters. The best way for this young thug to prove himself to others, is to simply cut down an established gangster.
Thus, this cruel cycle of senseless violence repeats itself, with the younger being more vicious and rootless than his predecessor. It’s the dog, who kills the lion, and once he has killed the lion, he’s no longer a dog; he’s now a lion himself.”
Drexel Deal, The Fight of My Life is Wrapped Up in My Father

Carolyn Lee Adams
“For a while there's nothing I can do but stand in the middle of the road, because going forward hurts too much. Going forward means continuing to try, when trying is so hard. The world is filled with idiots and assholes and monsters. Where are the guardian angels?”
Carolyn Lee Adams, Ruthless

Mike Bond
“Then I remembered how she was - fiery, ruthless, smart, and despite herself very caring, not a person who hurts anyone.”
Mike Bond, Killing Maine

“Be ruthless! Say no to everything that is either not essential or doesn’t add something of value to your life.”
Dee Waldeck

Carolyn Lee Adams
“In this otherworldly moment I am profoundly grateful to be here, to be alone, to experience this thing that no one has ever experienced and that no one else ever will.”
Carolyn Lee Adams, Ruthless

Michael  Grant
“You know what, Sam? We created the council to take pressure off of you. Because you were falling apart.”
Sam just stared at her. Not quite believing she’d said it. And Astrid seemed shocked herself. Shocked at the venom behind her own words.
“I didn’t mean…,” she started lamely, but then couldn’t find her way to explaining just what it was she didn’t mean.
Sam shook his head. “You know, even now, as long as we’ve been together it still surprises me that you can be so ruthless.”
“Ruthless? Me?”
“You will use anyone to get what you want. Say anything to get your way. Why was I ever even in charge?” He stabbed an accusing finger at her. “Because of you! Because you manipulated me into it. Why? So I would protect you and Little Pete. That’s all you cared about.”
“That’s a lie!” she said hotly.
“You know it’s the truth. And now you don’t have to bother manipulating me, you can just give me orders. Embarrass me. Undercut me. But as soon as some problem hits, guess what? It’ll be, oh, please, Sam, save us.”
“Anything I do, I do for everyone’s good,” Astrid said.
“Yeah, so you’re not just a genius now, you’re a saint.”
Michael Grant, Lies

Carolyn Lee Adams
“As I squeeze, he turns his head, and there is the tiniest, slimmest of moments when he sees me. I look into those wolf eyes, and even though they are empty, they're still alive. In that split second he is alive and looking at me. I am alive and looking at him. Then the moment is over, the trigger is pulled back, and the gun is empty.”
Carolyn Lee Adams, Ruthless

Rebecca McNutt
“All sharks were born swimming.”
Rebecca McNutt, Bittersweet Symphony

Joe Reyes
“They are as smart as they are ruthless. That's why they've been around for all five years.”
Joe Reyes, Aftermath

“You say just, Ellis says flatly. There is no just with Edward Monkford. Nothing's more important to him than getting his own way.”
J.P. Delaney, The Girl Before

Harris Rosen
“This guy! I plead the fifth. This guy is nuts.”
- Eminem
“Dope questions, man. Very insightful, very thoughtful.”
- Guru (Gang Starr)
“You like a Psychiatrist or some shit? This shit is just coming out but go ahead.”
- Mary J. Blige
“Definitely a real interview! Digging deep up in there, man. Not afraid to ask questions!”
- K-Ci Hailey (Jodeci)
“The Wizard asked me for a copy of your magazine.”
- Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (Daft Punk)
“You didn’t wear your glasses and you haven’t carried your hearing aid. What else is wrong with you?”
- Bushwick Bill
“Peace and blessing, Brother Harris. Thank you for inspiring my words. Keep ‘yo balance.”
- Erykah Badu
“Can I see that pen?”
- Bobby Brown
“What else do you want to know? Talk to me.”
- Aaliyah”
Harris Rosen

Ben Lerner
“Our contempt for any particular poem must be perfect, be total, because only a ruthless reading that allows us to measure the gap between the actual and the virtual will enable to to experience, if not a genuine poem—no such thing—a place for the genuine, whatever that might mean.”
Ben Lerner, The Hatred of Poetry

Will Walton
“It is brave to be ruthless towards the mother.”
Will Walton, I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain

Susan Wise Bauer
“The only men ruthless enough to fight against tyranny were themselves inclined to it.”
Susan Wise Bauer, The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

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