Shooting Quotes

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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

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

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

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

John Scalzi, Old Man's War

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

Gail Carriger
“Sophronia felt bound to object. "I, for one, should prefer not to shoot at someone I like."
"Admirable scruples, Miss Temminnick. Get over them. For you will do it anyway.”
Gail Carriger, Manners & Mutiny

Obie Williams
“It’s the easiest thing in the world. Just point, pull the trigger, and people go away.”
Obie Williams, The Crimes of Orphans

Steven Magee
“The most dangerous thing in life is an incompetent that has been given a gun and a law enforcement badge.”
Steven Magee

“...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

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

We have never understood why men mount the heads of animals and hang them up
“We have never understood why men mount the heads of animals and hang them up to look down on their conquerors. Possibly it feels good to these men to be superior to animals, but it does seem that if they were sure of it they would not have to prove it.

Often a man who is afraid must constantly demonstrate his courage and, in the case of the hunter, must keep a tangible record of his courage.”
John Steinbeck

R.J.  Lawrence
“She looked down at the gun, harmless in its quiet. Asleep.”
R.J. Lawrence, The Xactilias Project

Terry Pratchett
“He hated weapons, and not just because they'd so often been aimed at him. You got into more trouble if you had a weapon. People shot you instantly if they thought you were going to shoot them.”
Terry Pratchett, The Last Continent

Jason Medina
“His broken rib was stabbing into his side. The pain was torture, but he did not have time to think about it. He loaded a new magazine and continued shooting.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Jason Medina
“Kevin was ready to shoot anything that got in his way, even though he already knew shooting would only bring more.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Jason Medina
“He took the time to carefully aim for the first few and hit each one dead on in the head. However, his gunfire had sounded the dinner bell. More infected rushed around the building from the front. Others from blocks around reacted to the gunshots and started heading in their direction.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Jason Medina
“Just keep in mind, the more we shoot, the faster we will be surrounded by them. They are attracted to the sound.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

“I am a Hoax Survivor (2/17/18)”
Jason Gabriel Kondrath, 10 Commandments on Women...and Counting

Walter Block
“Leftists bruit about statistics on accidents where children are killed with revolvers. But these data are wildly exaggerated by including the shooting deaths of young, teenaged gang-bangers, whose deaths are certainly purposeful.”
Walter Block, The Case for Discrimination

“Hold his tongue and he will shoot.
Hold his gun and he will shout.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Mark Oshiro
“But we just wanted to go to school." Her voice broke again. "I'm sixteen. I shouldn't have to beg for that. But we just want to get to class without fearing for our lives.”
Mark Oshiro, Anger Is a Gift

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

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

“I thought Hoaxes where in April, not February 2/17/18”
Jason Gabriel Kondrath, 10 Commandments on Women...and Counting

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
humanity.
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

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