Shot Quotes

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Demetri Martin
“I like video games, but they're really violent. I'd like to play a video game where you help the people who were shot in all the other games. It'd be called 'Really Busy Hospital.”
Demetri Martin

Ziad K. Abdelnour
“Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important. Capture the good times. And if things don't work out, just take another shot.”
Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Patrick Ness
“And then his noise falls completely silent-

And he stops struggling-

And looking right into my eyes-

He dies.

My Todd dies.”
Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men

Patrick Ness
I race to the square, crossing it, looking all around, listening out-
It’s empty.
Viola’s breathing heavy in my arms .
And Haven is empty.
I reach the middle of the square.
I don’t see nor hear a soul.
I spin around again.
“HELP!” I cry.
But there’s no one.
Haven’s completely empty.
There ain’t hope here after all.”
Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

Alexandra Christo
“If you get shot,” Lira says, “I’m going to treat you like you’re incapable of doing the simplest tasks.”
She cradles her arms around her knees to keep out the cold.
“See how you like it when I hold out my arm to help you walk, even though you’re not shot in the leg.”
“I’d be flattered,” I say, “that you would look for an excuse just to hold my hand.”
“Perhaps I’m just looking for an excuse to shoot you.”
Alexandra Christo, To Kill a Kingdom

Louise Penny
“Every year the hunters shot cows and horses and family pets and each other. And unbelievably, they sometimes shot themselves, perhaps in a psychotic episode where they mistook themselves for dinner”
Louise Penny, Still Life

Leon Uris
“Today a great shot for freedom was heard. I think it stands a chance of being heard forever. It marls a turning point in the history of the Jewish people. The beginning of the return to a statues of dignity we have not known for two thousand years. Yes, today was the first step back. My battle is done. Now I turn the command over to the soldiers. ”
Leon Uris

Ilona Andrews
“And I meant to tell you: that was a one-in-a-thousand shot."
She raised her hand. "Don't."
"It was awesome," George confirmed.
"It really was," Jack said. "His head exploded.”
Ilona Andrews, Fate's Edge

Israelmore Ayivor
“Try again; you have millions of alternatives. Fill yourself with the bullets of hope and you will kill failure with one shot.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Téa Obreht
“It's a sad thing to see, because as far as I know, this man Gavo had done nothing to deserve being shot in the back of the head at his own funeral. Twice.”
Téa Obreht, The Tiger's Wife

Cornell Woolrich
“A second red-orange spearhead leaps straight at O'Shaughnessy. The whole world seems to stand still. Then the gun behind it crashes, and there's a cataclysm of pain all over him, and a shock goes through him as if he ran head-on into a stone wall.

A voice from the car says blurredly, while the ground rushes up to meet him, 'Finish him up, you guys! I'm getting so I don't trust their looks no more, no matter how stiff they act!' ("Jane Brown's Body")”
Cornell Woolrich, The Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich

“Next to the day when I was almost shot by that arrow, the worst day of my life was when I was almost eaten.”
Jennifer Frick-Ruppert, Spirit Quest

Topsy Gift
“Never say its impossible until you have given it your best shot”
Topsy Gift

Stephen King
“Something that sounded like an insect droned past Ralph’s ear. He had an idea it was a .45-caliber bug. Better hurry up, sweetheart, Carolyn advised. When bullets hit you on this level they kill you, remember?”
Stephen King, Insomnia

Cormac McCarthy
“He sounded like a man with a mouthful of marbles, articulating his goatbone underjaw laboriously, the original one having been shot away.”
cormac mccarthy

J.M.  Sullivan
“His head exploded. I’d never seen someone’s head explode. I never thought I would. Maybe in the movies, but not in real life. It’s amazing what a 12-gauge can do at close range.”
J.M. Sullivan, Alice

“If the director himself writes the script or screenplay of the drama, movie etc., the direction becomes perfect because he already imagined each shot nicely in his brain while writing the screenplay!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

Agatha Christie
“To begin with, nobody actually heard the shot. Two or three women say they did because they want to think they did - but that's all there is to it.”
Agatha Christie, Murder in the Mews

Toni Morrison
“... [t]he air was thinning out, as if from too much wear, not when Scout was killed but two weeks later--even before Scout's body had been shipped--when they were informed that Easter was dead too. Babies. One nineteen, the other twenty-one. How proud she was when they enlisted. She had actively encouraged them to do so. Their father had served in the forties. Uncles too. Jeff Fleetwood was back from Vietnam and none the worse. And although he did seem a little shook up, Menus Jury got back alive. Like a fool, she believed her sons would be safe. Safer than anywhere in Oklahoma outside Ruby. Safer in the army than in Chicago, where Easter wanted to go. Safer than Birmingham, than Montgomery, Selma, than Watts. Safer than Money, Mississippi, in 1955 and Jackson, Mississippi, in 1963. Safer than Newark. She had thought war was safer than any city in the United States. Now she had four unopened letters mailed in 1968 and delivered to the Demby post office four days after she buried the last of her sons. She had never been able to open them. Both had been home on furlough that Thanksgiving, 1968. Seven months after King's murder, and Soane had sobbed like the redeemed to see her boys alive. Her sweet colored boys unshot, unlynched, unmolested, unimprisoned.”
Toni Morrison, Paradise

Jonathan Marker
“A shot rang out from the rifle of an alerted Harvestman, and just as the sound reached Nathaniel’s ears, he felt the hot streak of a bullet pierce his left arm, spattering blood on the ground before him.”
Jonathan Marker, SPYDER SYLK

Joe Reyes
“When the bombs fell, it wasn't a war; it was an obliteration. No one had any idea who shot first or why.”
Joe Reyes, Aftermath

Jason Medina
“He fell backwards from the force of the shots, but he did not die, for how can you kill what is already dead?”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

“যদি ডিরেক্টর নিজে নাটক, চলচ্চিত্র ইত্যাদির চিত্রনাট্য লিখেন, তবে ডিরেকশন নিখুঁত হয় কারণ তিনি চিত্রনাট্য লেখার সময় প্রতিটি শট তার মস্তিষ্কে সুন্দরভাবে কল্পনা করে নেন!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

Hank Bracker
“A native man in his small wooden boat was hoping to make one last sale. He held up a woodcarving of a Haitian drummer and shouted up that I could have it for only $10. I wasn’t really interested and was ready to walk away when I heard him offer it again, this time for $5. Looking at an approaching police boat, I agreed to the deal, and lowered my $5 down to him in a bucket. He ignored the cops, who were ordering him away from the ship using a megaphone, and tied the carving onto the lanyard that, just before, had a bucket attached to it. The police warned him once more, to back away from the ship, but the deal was more important to him. Just as I pulled on the lanyard, I heard a shot go off. It took several moments for me to comprehend what had happened. The cop had shot the man I was bartering with! I could see that it hadn’t been a warning shot as blood came from an obvious wound right between his eyes! I continued pulling my carving up and over the railing. Looking down I saw the patrol boat heading back to shore. The poor vendor was floating face down, alongside his boat. As the ship started to pull away, I saw that he was adrift in a growing pool of blood, which was spreading out around him. Life was cheap here and I realized that the old woman’s prediction had come true. I had seen death before leaving Haiti!”
Captain Hank Bracker, "Salty & Saucy Maine",

Jason Medina
“He was one of the first to be shot and killed by the police.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Carlos Wallace
“Kobe never saw a shot he wouldn’t take.”
Carlos Wallace

Jay Crownover
“I’m the one who is going to purposely cross your path. I’m never going to walk the other way when I see you coming. I’m going to head right toward you.”
Jay Crownover, Blacklisted
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“Give chance, your best shot”
Garry James

Terry Pluto
“Right after we signed {George} Gervin, I took him to one of our games and he sat in the stands next to me. After it was over, we walked down to the court. George was wearing a T-shirt, jeans and tennis shoes. He said, 'Why don't they use the 3-point shot more?'

I said, 'Coach [Al] Bianchi doesn't think it's a good percentage shot unless we're behind at the end of the game.'

George said, 'Suppose you could make 15-of-20.'

I said, 'George, that's a really long shot.'

He said, 'But say you could make 15-of-20.'

I said, 'Then Al would probably change his mind.'

The game had been over for a while and the lights were dimmed. It wasn't dark, but it wasn't easy to see the rim, either. George wanted a ball and someone threw him one. He went behind the 3-point line and starting shooting. He took shot after shot and swish after swish.

Then he said 'That's 18 out of 20.'

I said, 'Hey George, let's go make sure that the ink is dry on your contract.'

-Johnny Kerr”
Terry Pluto, Loose Balls: The Short, Wild Life of the American Basketball Association

Ransom Riggs
“It seems I’ve gone and gotten myself shot.”
Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Journal for Peculiar Children

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