Savage Quotes

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“It was a strange monster, for beneath its exterior it was frightened and sickened by its own violence. It chastised itself for its savagery. And sometimes it had no heart for violence and rebelled against it utterly.”
Kristin Cashore, Graceling

David Grann
“An Indian Affairs agent said, 'The question will suggest itself, which of these people are the savages?”
David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Brandon Sanderson
“When this is done, Jerkface, I will hold your tarnished and melted pin up as my trophy as your smoldering ship marks your pyre, and the final resting place of your crushed and broken corpse!"
- Spensa, pg. 64”
Brandon Sanderson, Skyward

Claude Lévi-Strauss
“The more we claim to discriminate between cultures and customs as good and bad, the more completely do we identify ourselves with those we would condemn. By refusing to consider as human those who seem to us to be the most “savage” or “barbarous” of their representatives, we merely adopt one of their own characteristic attitudes. The barbarian is, first and foremost, the man who believes in barbarism.”
Claude Lévi-Strauss, Race et histoire

Thomas Jefferson
“It be urged that the wild and uncultivated tree, hitherto yielding sour and bitter fruit only, can never be made to yield better; yet we know that the grafting art implants a new tree on the savage stock, producing what is most estimable in kind and degree. Education, in like manner, engrafts a new man on the native stock, and improves what in his nature was vicious and perverse into qualities of virtue and social worth.”
Thomas Jefferson

Virginia Alison
“Savage and unpredictable, a woman, like the sea, takes what she wants and spits the remains back into the boiling cauldron of humanity ...”
Virginia Alison

Iris Murdoch
“I am sorry," said Monty. "I cannot respond to you in any way. I am just not sufficiently interested in anything you have to say.”
Iris Murdoch, The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

Robert Louis Stevenson
“A man cannot destroy the savage in him by denying its impulses. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde / Juggernaut

“The word "cannibal," the English variant of the Spanish word canibal, comes from the word caribal, a reference to the native Carib people in the West Indies, who Columbus thought ate human flesh and from whom the word "Caribbean" originated. By virtue of being Caribbean, all "West Indian" people are already, in a purely linguistic sense, born savage.”
Safiya Sinclair, Cannibal

“savages are made from broken love and trust.”
Jordan Hoechlin

Rosalie Ham
“What time is the funeral"

" Two pm."

"Are you going, Sergeant?"


"Can anyone go?"

"Anyone can go Beula, but only good people with respectful intentions should attend don't you think? Without Tilly's tolerance and generosity, her patience and skills, our lives - mine especially - would not have been enriched. Since you are not sincere about her feelings or about her dear mother and only want to go to stickybeak - well it's just plain ghoulish isn't it?”
Rosalie Ham, The Dressmaker
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Leo Tolstoy
“- The aim of civilization is to enable us to get enjoyment out of everything.
- Well, if that is its aim, I'd rather be a savage.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.”
Pamela Geller, FATWA: Hunted in America

Pyotr Kropotkin
“The primitive man has one quality, elaborated and maintained by the very necessities of his hard struggle for life – he identifies his own existence with that of his tribe; and without that quality mankind never would have attained the level as it has attained now.”
Peter Kropotkin, Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution

“savages are made of broken love and trust.”
Jordan Hoechlin

“But when I hear other kinds of discussion, especially the talk of rich businessmen like you, I get bored and feel sorry for you and your friends, because you think you're doing something important, when your're not. Perhaps you regard me as a failure, and I think you're right. But I don't THINK you're a failure, I KNOW you are.”
Plato, The Symposium
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“But when I hear other kinds of discussion, especially the talk of rich businessmen like you, I get bored and feel sorry for you and your friends, because you think you're doing something important, when you're not. Perhaps you regard me as a failure, and I think you're right. But I don't THINK you're a failure, I KNOW you are.”
Plato, The Symposium
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Jason Medina
“She became extremely aggressive and almost animalistic. It was as if she reverted to a savage state with only one instinct... to attack the uninfected.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Maya Jasanoff
“Anyone could be savage. Everywhere could go dark”
Maya Jasanoff, The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

Steven Magee
“Abnormal environmental radiation exposures may bring out the savage predator in the human.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The world is being run by savages wearing corporate business suits.”
Steven Magee

Elizabeth Hoyt
“She had known that he could move quickly. Still it was a shock when she found herself pressed against the back of her seat, his face inches from her.
"God's blood, woman, how much control do you think I have?" he whispered, his clove-scented breath brushing her face. "You must think me a saint by the way you harangue me despite my warnings. Listen and listen well: I am no saint."
"But I don't need a saint," she breathed, her voice trembling. "I don't want a saint. I want you."
"God forgive me," he snarled, and pulled her mouth to his.
His kiss wasn't gentle. He opened her lips with his tongue, invading her angrily. Passionately. How had she ever thought this man uninterested in bedding her?
His big, hot body pressed her against the seat and he scraped his teeth over her bottom lip.”
Elizabeth Hoyt, Duke of Desire

Stewart Stafford
“Great wrongs unleash with savage ferocity and apologies vomit forth with epic reluctance.”
Stewart Stafford

“In this game of thrones appearing savage was a must even if it turned her stomach”
Raneem yacoub throne of deception

Pierce Brown
“If you attempt to escape, or if you defect to the Syndicate, know this as a certain fact: your friend will die. And be it on Mars, Luna, Earth, the Rim, or Venus itself, one night you will wake in the middle of the dark and find a shadow standing over you. If you are lucky, it will be me. If you are unlucky, it will be Sevro or my husband, and you will die shitting yourself in a foreign bed.”
Pierce Brown, Iron Gold

Jeanette Winterson
“I may not spare you," I said. "For I would rather spare all those who would come into contact with you, were you to be left alive.”
Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry

Oscar Wilde
“Lord Canterville: "I feat that the ghost exists . . . and always makes its appearance before the death of any member of our family."

Mr. Otis: "Well, so does the family doctor for that matter, Lord Canterville. But there is no such thing, sir, as a ghost, and I guess the laws of Nature are not going to be suspended for the British aristocracy.”
Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost
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“Social Media will come to you and start putting ideas in your head to do something you might regret. They will tell you that they will support you and they will be with you all the way. When is time to face the music. To find your alone and when you look behind no one is there. They all logged off. Be careful , Don’t be fooled by the number of followers, retweets, likes or comments.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

“When People Ask You,
Who You Are?
Don't Tell Them,
Show Them.”

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