Savage Quotes

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Kristin Cashore
“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

Rick Yancey
“The beautiful wooden board on a stand in my father’s study. The gleaming ivory pieces. The stern king. The haughty queen. The noble knight. The pious bishop. And the game itself, the way each piece contributed its individual power to the whole. It was simple. It was complex. It was savage; it was elegant. It was a dance; it was a war. It was finite and eternal. It was life.”
Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea

“They say that animals are incapable of feelings and reasoning. This is false. No living thing on earth is void of either. They also say that man is the most intelligent — and the most superior — species on earth. This is also false. It is very arrogant to assume that we are the most intelligent species when we keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again. It has been shown that both rats and monkeys learn from making errors, yet we have not. Our history proves this. All creatures on earth have the capacity to love and grieve the same way we do. No life on the planet is more deserving than another. Those who think so, are the true savages.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

David Almond
“It was great to see the owls," I said.
She smiled.
"Yes. They're wild things, of course. Killers, savages. They're wonderful.”
David Almond, Skellig

Wallace Stevens
“It is deep January. The sky is hard.
The stalks are firmly rooted in ice.

It is in this solitude, a syllable,
Out of these gawky flitterings,

Intones its single emptiness,
The savagest hollow of winter-sound.”
Wallace Stevens

David Weber
“Other folk thought the Rage was simple bloodlust, a berserk savagery that neither knew nor cared what its target was, and so it was when it struck without warning. But when a hradani gave himself to it knowingly, it was as cold as it was hot, as rational as it was lethal. To embrace the Rage was to embrace a splendor, a glory, a denial of all restraint but not of reason. It was pure, elemental purpose, unencumbered by compassion or horror or pity, yet it was far more than mere frenzy.”
David Weber, Oath of Swords

“Any man who neglects his conscience is a dangerous animal.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Jack London
“Never did he fail to respond savagely to the chatter of the squirrel he had first met on the blasted pine.”
Jack London

Lance Conrad
“There is an undercurrent of savagery in the human psyche. Anyone who forgets this and doesn’t guard against it, risks being swept away by it.”
Lance Conrad, The Price of Nobility

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

Lance Conrad
“Battles waged in daylight are fought by soldiers. Battles waged at night are fought by savages.”
Lance Conrad, The Price of Loyalty

“Mountains are Savage but what is the best part about them ? They bring people Closer ...”
Tanveer Mazhar

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

Karen Marie Moning
“I welcome her feral nature.”
Karen Marie Moning, Dreamfever

Christina Engela
“Many times we refer to people who express hate or behave in a barbaric, savage 'inhuman' way as 'animals', but on closer inspection we can clearly see that this is in fact, an insult to animals.”
Christina Engela, Dead Man's Hammer

William Shakespeare
“Timon: Would thou wert clean enough to spit upon!”
William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens

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

Jake Bible
“I’m going to eat your fucking eyeballs and wear your faces when I’m done with you!”
Jake Bible, One Foggy Night

Steven Pinker
“During a famine, the father and stepmother of Hansel and Gretel abandon them in a forest so that they will starve to death. The children stumble upon an edible house inhabited by a witch, who imprisons Hansel and fattens him up in preparation for eating him. Fortunately Gretel shoves the witch into a fiery oven, and “the godless witch burned to death in a horrible way.” 41 • Cinderella’s stepsisters, when trying to squeeze into her slippers, take their mother’s advice and cut off a toe or heel to make them fit. Doves notice the blood, and after Cinderella marries the prince, they peck out the stepsisters’ eyes, punishing them “for their wickedness and malice with blindness for the rest of their lives.”

Snow White arouses the jealousy of her stepmother, the queen, so the queen orders a hunter to take her into the forest, kill her, and bring back her lungs and liver for the queen to eat. When the queen realizes that Snow White has escaped, she makes three more attempts on her life, two by poison, one by asphyxiation. After the prince has revived her, the queen crashes their wedding, but “iron slippers had already been heated up for her over a fire of coals.... She had to put on the red-hot iron shoes and dance in them until she dropped to the ground dead.”
Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Thomas E. Sniegoski
“They're gonna get us', she cried as he tried to hold her tight. She was like a wild animal fighting to escape. 'They come in the storm!'
Fighting for its life.
'They come in the storm!”
Thomas E. Sniegoski, Savage

Thomas E. Sniegoski
“The organism - there was no other thing she could think to call it - churned and moved as it propelled itself across the ground, the living bodies of animals briefly appearing before being submerged in a sea of bugs as others rose to the surface.

And then there were the bones.

At first she didn't quite understand what she was seeing. For a moment she believed that they were pieces of wood - limbs of trees picked up by the undulating mass - but when she saw the skull, its jaw hanging open in a silent scream, she understood the horror of what it was.

the remains of victims were a part of its body, flowing within the multitude that made up its mass.”
Thomas E. Sniegoski, Savage

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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Khali Raymond
“They don't call me savage writer for nothing.”
Khali Raymond

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

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

“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

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