Shooting Quotes

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Holly Black
“He looks up at me with his night-colored eyes, beautiful and terrible all at once. “For a moment,” he says, “I wondered if it wasn’t you shooting bolts at me.”

I make a face at him. “And what made you decide it wasn’t?”

He grins up at me. “They missed.”
Holly Black, The Wicked King

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at
“The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Adventures of Sally

Mira Grant
“Nothing is impossible to kill. It's just that sometimes after you kill something you have to keep shooting it until it stops moving”
Mira Grant, Feed

Katja Michael
“No, you don't shoot things. You capture them. Photography means painting with light. And that's what you do. You paint a picture only by adding light to the things you see.”
Katja Michael

John Scalzi
Do not mourn me, friends
I fall as a shooting star
Into the next life

John Scalzi, Old Man's War

John le Carré
“Everyone who is not happy must be shot.”
John le Carré, The Little Drummer Girl

“The big man jerked Jason to an upright position. “You shot me, mister. Now you pay.” He placed a bearpaw over Jason’s face and smashed his head into a tree, hard enough not to kill, but with enough force to knock him senseless. Then he broke each of Jason’s fingers, one at a time. For good measure he squeezed each of the Director’s hands until he could feel small bones crunching.”
John M Vermillion, PACKFIRE: Simon Pack # 9

Obert Skye
“Stupid deer," I said, embarrassed about being startled. "We need a ladder."

"I think they're easier to shoot with a rifle."

"I'm not talking about the deer," I said, hitting Milo on the back of his shoulder. "We need a ladder to look over the wall."

"Or a catapult," Milo said seriously.”
Obert Skye, Pillage

Howard Tayler
“I'm a disgruntled ex-civil servant, and I'm armed. If you don't process my license right now I'm going to start making small, yet significant holes in people.”
Howard Tayler, The Tub of Happiness

Ernest Hemingway
“Now standing in one corner of a boxing ring with a .22 caliber Colt automatic pistol, shooting a bullet weighing only 40 grains and with a striking energy of 51 foot pounds at 25 feet from the muzzle, I will guarantee to kill either Gene Tunney or Joe Louis before they get to me from the opposite corner. This is the smallest caliber pistol cartridge made; but it is also one of the most accurate and easy to hit with, since the pistol has no recoil. I have killed many horses with it, cripples and bear baits, with a single shot, and what will kill a horse will kill a man. I have hit six dueling silhouettes in the head with it at regulation distance in five seconds. It was this type of pistol that Millen boys’ colleague, Abe Faber, did all his killings with. Yet this same pistol bullet fired at point blank range will not dent a grizzly’s skull, and to shoot a grizzly with a .22 caliber pistol would simply be one way of committing suicide”
Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway on Hunting

“...when one considers that there are more than 750,000 police officers in the United States and that these officers have tens of millions of interactions with citizens each year, it is clear that police shootings are extremely rare events and that few officers--less than one-half of 1 percent each year--ever shoot anyone.”
David Klinger, Into the Kill Zone: A Cop's Eye View of Deadly Force

Leigh Bardugo
“Jesper was used to people shooting at him. He would have been a little insulted if they'd stopped shooting at him.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Jessica Marie Baumgartner
“If I wanted to shoot someone’s face, they’d know it.”
Jessica Marie Baumgartner, Fantastic Tales of Terror: History's Darkest Secrets

Jeff Mach
“The farther removed you are from people actually shooting at you, the more you forget that cannons can do something to you other than fire salutes.”
Jeff Mach, "I Hate Your Time Machine": A fiction-fueled guide to some of the worst tropes of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Edwin Muir
“The Hotel dining-room, like most of the others I was to find in the Highlands, had its walls covered with pictures of all sorts of wild game, living or in the various postures of death that are produced by sport. Between these pictures the walls were alert with the stuffed heads of deer, furnished with antlers of every degree of magnificence. A friend of mine has a theory that these pictures of dying birds and wounded beasts are intended to whet the diner's appetite, and perhaps they did in the more lusty age of Victoria; but I found they had the opposite effect on me, and had to keep my eyes from straying too often to them. In one particular hotel this idea was carried out with such thoroughness that the walls of its dining room looked like a shambles, they presented such an overwhelming array of bleeding birds, beasts and fishes. To find these abominations on the walls of Highland hotels, among a people of such delicacy in other things, is peculiarly revolting, and rubs in with superfluous force that this is a land whose main contemporary industry is the shooting down of wild creatures; not production of any kind but wholesale destruction. This state of things is not the fault of the Highlanders, but of the people who have bought their country and come to it chiefly to kill various forms of life.”
Edwin Muir, Scottish Journey

Deeanne Gist
“Drew had never before shot like he did that day, nor has he since. It was something to see. The contest had just begun when he walked up, aimed, and felled a cluster from the very top of the boughs.”
Deeanne Gist, A Bride Most Begrudging

Kamand Kojouri
“God is not dead—
She has forsaken us.
We wipe our angry, hate-filled tears
after another shooting, as a man
polishes his gun outside a mosque.
All those stolen lives—we scream
for justice! But God has quietly left
our temples and churches.
She will not return, for what WE have done
is much worse. We have murdered
God has deserted even the devout of us
who save our love and compassion
for those good and righteous, as we abandon the bigots
brimming with hate. Yes, those least deserving
of love, but the most in need of it.
God’s agony rings in our hearts. She wails for the future
shooters. Though we reject them,
God greets these cracked and confused creatures—
the least deserving of compassion but the most in need of it!
We’ve read their spiteful tweets, but when we pass
them in classrooms, in trains and markets, we dismiss
those seemingly small opportunities for kindness.
We don’t know—and how ignorant we are—
that every time we ignore them,
we sharpen our daggers
and stab humanity in its pink raw flesh,
not in dark alleyways. No, we do this openly
in broad daylight, for hating them
shows how loving we are. For condemning
them proves how moral we are.
But every shooting illumines
the failure of our collective duty to love
as God loves, to be compassionate as God
is compassionate.
Your prayers heal, yes,
but for God’s sake, let God be.
I say: First,
resurrect your humanity!”
Kamand Kojouri

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you believe you are a bullet-proof person, to convince the people you must let them shoot you!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Paul   Krueger
“My firing instructor always said someone with good aim can kill. Someone with great aim doesn't have to.”
Paul Krueger, Steel Crow Saga

Jordan Castillo Price
“The news was its usual discouraging self—people in Chicago can’t help but shoot at each other, and we only hear about the ones who didn’t miss.”
Jordan Castillo Price, Murder House

Tapan Ghosh
“Is a camera as precise as the human eye? No way, it is not empowered by the brain.”
Tapan Ghosh

Steven Magee
“Every time there is a mass shooting in the USA, I wonder if the shooter was an insane masturbator.”
Steven Magee

“Be patient; don't judge a book by its racist, oppressive cover.
Any police shooting is bound to be investigated, so wait for all the facts to be known and dismissed.
In the end, it might be that white people think you deserved to be shot. But if you're lucky, the police will start shooting even the most lovable white people and we'll finally get some reforms!”
D.L. Hughley, How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People

Steven Magee
“It is recommended that you keep your doors locked to prevent an armed police officer from walking into your home and shooting you dead.”
Steven Magee

Paul   Krueger
“But good shooting made a warrior; discipline, a soldier.”
Paul Krueger, Steel Crow Saga

Steven Magee
“America’s worst mass shooting, historic flooding, and the worst pandemic in a century have all occurred in just a few years.”
Steven Magee

Curt Rude
“If I don't see you in the future - I'll surly see you in the pasture.”
Curt Rude, The Bee Killer: An all true story of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Julie Berry
“Spent casings lay scattered like birdseed at his feet. It felt like a horse had kicked his shoulder. But his pulse thrummed. He liked shooting.”
Julie Berry, Lovely War

“Guns don't kill people. Gun owners kill people.”
Oliver Markus Malloy, Inside The Mind of an Introvert

William Nack
“A few years ago, Kobe [Bryant, duh] fractured the fourth metacarpal bone in his right hand. He missed the first fifteen games of the season; he used the opportunity to learn to shoot jump shots with his left, which he has been known to do in games. While it was healing, the ring finger, the one adjacent to the break, spend a lot of time taped to his pinkie. In the end, Kobe discovered, his four fingers were no longer evenly spaced; now they were separated, two and two. As a result, his touch on the ball was different, his shooting percentage went down. Studying the film he noticed that his shots were rotating slightly to the right.
To correct the flaw, Kobe went to the gym over the summer and made one hundred thousand shots. that's one hundred thousand made, not taken. He doesn't practice taking shots, he explains. He practices making them. If you're clear on the difference between the two ideas, you can start drawing a bead on Kobe Bryant who may well be one of the most misunderstood figures in sports today.

Scito Hoc Super Omnia by Mike Sager for Esquire Magazine Nov 2007”
William Nack, The Best American Sports Writing 2008

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