Savages Quotes

Quotes tagged as "savages" (showing 1-19 of 19)
Mark Twain
“There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages.”
Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

Melina Marchetta
“If there was one weapon he had against these savages, it was not acknowledging their existence.”
Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock

William Golding
“He knelt among the shadows and felt his isolation bitterly. They were savages it was true; but they were human.”
William Golding, Lord of the Flies

Don Winslow
“I’m not—
Lady Macbeth
Lucrezia Borgia
Catherine the Great. I am
—a woman doing what she has to do. I am
—the woman you made me.
Elena is at war.”
Don Winslow

Don Winslow
“He feels
ennui
depression
adrift in his life. Purposeless, perhaps because
—dig a well in the Sudan and thejanjaweed come in and shoot the people anyway
—buy mosquito nets and the boys
you save grow up to
—rape women
—set up cottage industries in Myanmar and the army
—steals them and uses the women as slaves and
Ben is starting to be afraid that he is starting to share Chon’s opinion of the human species
that people are basically
shit.”
Don Winslow

Dale Carnegie
“A blow that would kill a civilized man soon heals on a savage. The higher we go in the scale of life, the greater is the capacity for suffering.”
Dale Breckenridge Carnegie, The Art of Public Speaking

Thomas Henry Huxley
“There are savages without God in any proper sense of the word, but none without ghosts.”
Thomas Henry Huxley, The Evolution Of Theology: An Anthropological Study

“...Mankind is not a race of noble savages - but primitive monsters hide inside us, elusive as Sasquatch...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Don Winslow
“In his mind’s eye, though, he sees—
—Taliban
moving like scorpions across a similar landscape
his own caravan blown to shit
blood streaming from buddies
Now I’m one of them
He sights in again.
No time for
Lack of PTSD
He only hopes that
Gentle Ben
Increase-the-Peace Ben
is one of them, too, now.
Now, Ben.
Find your inner Taliban.”
Don Winslow

Don Winslow
“The boys quiet until Ben looks across the table at Chon, holds his thumb and index finger a millimeter apart, and says, “We’re that close to being gay.”
They laugh for half an hour.
Collective dicks”
Don Winslow

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

“To take their land we called them ‘demons,’ ‘savages.’ It is easy to kill a demon. It is much harder to kill a man.”
Steven James Taylor, The Dog

Louis L'Amour
“...he'd had the foresight to know that a lot of the savages wear store-bought clothes.”
Louis L'Amour, Ride the Dark Trail

“The principle victims of British policies are Unpeople—those whose lives are deemed worthless, expendable in the pursuit of power and commercial gain. They are the modern equivalent of the ‘savages’ of colonial days, who could be mown down by British guns in virtual secrecy, or else in circumstances where the perpetrators were hailed as the upholders of civilisation.”
Mark Curtis, Unpeople: Britain's Secret Human Rights Abuses

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

Christina Henry
“What's a savage?" Amelia said.
"Someone who doesn't live as you do? Someone who doesn't have gaslight ans hows and cobblestoned streets?"
Levi took a breath and tried again. "These are simple people who haven't been exposed to-"
"And why is simple something that needs to be fixed? Why must all people everywhere be cast in the same mold?" Amelia said.”
Christina Henry, The Mermaid

Jack London
“The fleeting systems lapse like foam,'" he mumbled what was evidently a quotation. "That's it—foam, and fleeting. All man's toil upon the planet was just so much foam. He domesticated the serviceable animals, destroyed the hostile ones, and cleared the land of its wild vegetation. And then he passed, and the flood of primordial life rolled back again, sweeping his handiwork away—the weeds and the forest inundated his fields, the beasts of prey swept over his flocks, and now there are wolves on the Cliff House beach." He was appalled by the thought. "Where four million people disported themselves, the wild wolves roam to-day, and the savage progeny of our loins, with prehistoric weapons, defend themselves against the fanged despoilers. Think of it! And all because of the Scarlet Death—”
Jack London, The Scarlet Plague

“When people failed to be something good in life or to achieve something good. They become savages. Since they cant rise, they decide to bring everyone whose rising down.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

Ljupka Cvetanova
“People are savages. Their civilized behaviour is only a conditioned response.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land