Shark Quotes

Quotes tagged as "shark" (showing 1-27 of 27)
Gautama Buddha
“There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.”
Siddharta Gautama

Peter Benchley
“There's nothing in the sea this fish would fear. Other fish run from bigger things. That's their instinct. But this fish doesn't run from anything. He doesn't fear.”
Peter Benchley, Jaws

Peter Benchley
“Look, Chief, you can't go off half-cocked looking for vengeance against a fish. That shark isn't evil. It's not a murderer. It's just obeying its own instincts. Trying to get retribution against a fish is crazy.”
Peter Benchley, Jaws

Rick Yancey
“Beyond their immaculate design, the reason sharks rule the ocean is their complete indifference to everything except feeding, procreation, and defending their territory. The shark does not love. It feels no empathy. It trusts nothing. It lives in perfect harmony with its environment because it has no aspirations or desires. And no pity. A shark feels no sorrow, no remorse, hopes for nothing, dreams of nothing, has no illusions about itself or anything beyond itself.”
Rick Yancey, The Last Star

Keira D. Skye
“He looked steadily in my eyes, and held my hand affectionally. “Narissa, let me take you away to a world that you have never known to exist.”
Keira D. Skye

Peter Benchley
“The fish was an enemy. It had come upon the community and killed two men, a woman, and a child. The people of Amity would demand the death of the fish. They would need to see it dead before they could feel secure enough to resume their normal lives.”
Peter Benchley, Jaws

Mark Haddon
Carcharadon carcharias. Six thousand
pounds of muscle powering a hoop
of butcher's knives. The only animal
that ate its weaker siblings in the womb.
Immune from cancer. Constantly awake.”
Mark Haddon

Roderick Vincent
“Are you a man with a conscience, or just a shark who will die when you stop moving forward?”
Roderick Vincent, The Cause

Ernest Hemingway
“The dentuso is cruel and able and strong and intelligent. But I was more intelligent than he was. Perhaps not, he thought. Perhaps I was only better armed.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea
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Nick Hornby
“Maybe nobody went to see the Rolling Stones here in 1964,' said Ros. 'The dead shark was just too much fun.”
Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked

Israelmore Ayivor
“You can change direction if you feel like you have missed your way... Decide to do that now! Go back a little more and begin from where you missed it out! If only you are ready to rise again, you can make a right decision in that tight belly of the shark. Jonah did that earlier!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“Bad luck to your mother.”
Earnest Hemingway

Israelmore Ayivor
“The shark had never begged Jonah in order to get him swallowed; Jonah's own actions took him into the shark's belly! Failure may not chase after you, but when you miss your way, you will rather go chasing failure!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

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

Ian Fleming
“He put down the receiver and looked vaguely at the paper in his hand. It was a rough piece of white wrapping paper. Scrawled in pencil in ragged block letters were the words:


And underneath in brackets:

Ian Fleming

“Lee leaned closer to her and swore he could smell fear coming off her in waves, the way a shark smells blood in the water”
Pamela K. Kinney "Let Demon Dogs Lie " Southern Haunts Devils in the Darkness

Dean F. Wilson
“They dived into the ocean of shadow and smog, adding to it with the fumes of their own aircraft. The goggles were useless now, but Jacob kept them on, in case there might be some break in the murky pool. It was fitting that the Worldwaker had passed through there, with the shark emblem painted on brightly. In those deep waters it could not be seen. It almost felt like it had lured them in. The dolphins do not hunt the sharks.”
Dean F. Wilson, Worldwaker

Amy E. Reichert
“His smile reminded her of Bruce, the friendly shark from Finding Nemo- he'd be your friend until he smelled blood; then you better run for your life. Tonight, MJ was the fresh meat.”
Amy E. Reichert, Luck, Love & Lemon Pie

Dave Eggers
“Ty swept his arms around, encompassing everything around them, the vast campus above. “All this. The fucking shark that eats the world.”
Dave Eggers, The Circle

Munia Khan
“Into the sea I’d love to sink
When with both eyes a shark can blink
Is he a brave fish or a marine man?
Through those closed eyelids my heart will he scan?”
Munia Khan

Israelmore Ayivor
“You have no excuse to give... Jonah prayed fervently even in the belly of the shark! Environment is not a barrier!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Peter Benchley
“Any weapon's only as good as the man using it, and a good man can make a good weapon out of most anything.”
Peter Benchley, The Deep

Dave Eggers
“There’s less need to slowly acclimate these guys to the tank,” Bailey said. “They’ll be food pretty soon, so their happiness is less important than the shark’s.”
Dave Eggers, The Circle

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“If your taste, and therefore the taste buds of your soul, have grown accustomed to the flavor of bitterness—and consuming it to the last drop, your playful spirit has run completely dry—do this, and you’ll discover the highly sought but rarely found fountain of youth.

Push far out from the populated shore, then stretch out over the side of your canoe, and peer down into the deep deep waters. When the shark begins to emerge within your reflection, don’t be afraid, let it completely devour your big head, as you have also taught the beast to consume others. Fear not! You will no longer need it on your odyssey. The humiliating disfiguration will kill you but it won’t hurt you.

Rather, it will make space for your heart to turtlehead as an old, wise, and happy sage with an insatiable thirst for the drunkenness of good spirits, that can be found in every home, temple, and tavern that litters the shore, and brings cheer and love of life to the rigid bitter bones.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones, Giants At Play: Finding Wisdom, Courage, And Acceptance To Encounter Your Destiny

Munia Khan
“Sharks are the lions of the sea.They glamorize the oceanic glory.”
Munia Khan

Ted Bell
“Hey. You know what the shark said to the clown?”
“You taste funny.”
Ted Bell, Spy