Slippery Slope Quotes

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Erik Pevernagie
“As it has the quality to transmit skills and knowledge, our personal history is a brilliant coach teaching us how to act and play along the meanders of life. While it inhabits our living it comes to be our fellow traveler shielding us from slippery slopes; and sometimes from ourselves. ("Going back to yesterday" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Lemony Snicket
“I'm jealous of your hooks," Kevin replied. "Having no hands is better than having two equally strong hands."
Don't be ridiculous," one of the white-faced women replied. "Having a white face is worse than both of your situations."
"But you have a white face because you put makeup on," Colette said, as Sunny climbed back out of the trunk and knelt down in the snow. "You're putting powder on your face right now.”
Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope

Joe Abercrombie
“You stick a bunch of drunken murderers together, ain't long before some turn to thieving, then to lying, then to bad language, and pretty soon to sobriety, raising families and making an honest living.”
Joe Abercrombie, Red Country

“The moral high ground to which I aspired had turned into a slippery slope.”
Alfred Alcorn, The Counterfeit Murder in the Museum of Man

James Freeman Clarke
“In the irresistible logic of guilt, one evil leads to another, one sin is developed out of another. There is nothing abrupt, nothing casual in the process. The road to sin is smooth, because an army of transgressions has passed over it. When such a development takes place, the community is filled with consternation. Men meet each other and say, "Have you heard what has happened? Mr. A. has turned out a defaulter. Mr. B. has been robbing his bank. How could he have done it?" Alas! he did it long ago, when he took the first step, when he diverged a very little way from the path of right. After that, every other step was easy, natural, and logical.”
James Freeman Clarke, Every-Day Religion

Dean Koontz
“I don't know if this deception qualified as a half-step down the slippery slope. I had no sensation of sliding. But of course we never notice the descent until we're rocketing along at high velocity.”
Dean Koontz, Brother Odd

Jason Merkoski
“You and I both worry about what it means to put our personal libraries onto one gadget and then what would happen if we dropped it in the bathtub...”
Jason Merkoski, Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading

Nigel Warburton
“Users of slippery slope arguments should take skiing lessons—you really can choose to stop.”
Nigel Warburton

Criss Jami
“The foundation of morality on the human sentiments of what is acceptable behavior versus repulsive behavior has always made morals susceptible to change. Much of what was repulsive 100 years ago is normal today, and - although it may be a slippery slope - what is repulsive today is possible to be normal 100 years into tomorrow; the human standard has always been but to push the envelope. In this way, all generations are linked, and one can only hope that every extremist, self-proclaimed progressive is considering this ultimate 'Utopia' to which his kindness will lead at the end of the chain.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Jonathan Clements
“Thomas Wollaston, in the Annals and Magazine of Natural History, complained that Darwin did no seem to know what a species actually was. The British Quarterly, deliberately sitting up trouble, speculated that a time might come when a monkey could propose marriage to a genteel British lady. Perhaps cruelest of all was a cartoon in Punch magazine, depicting a gorilla with a sign on its neck. Deliberately evoking the anti-slavery tract of Darwin's Wedgwood forbears, the sign read:"Am I a Man and a Brother?”
Jonathan Clements, Darwin's Notebook: The Life, Times, and Discoveries of Charles Robert Darwin

Paul Russell
“The slippery slope was everywhere.”
Paul Russell, The Coming Storm

Petra Hermans
“Thank you, for the kisses, in three years, Prime Minister Mark Rutte. It was lovely to be protected by such a guy.”
Petra Hermans

A.A. Albright
“I was reading a story by Ariadne Albright called And Then There Were Buns. It was about a group of witch bakers who think they’re being taken to a remote island for a baking contest, but they actually get murdered one by one by their mysterious human host.”
A.A. Albright, Slippery Slope

A.A. Albright
“The main reason I didn’t look into the future too much was because … well, I just didn’t want to. 
Life wasn’t very interesting when you knew what was going to happen.”
A.A. Albright, Slippery Slope

A.A. Albright
“I could see her future already, and it involved me strangling her senseless. Horrible woman. I mean, not that I’d actually strangle her. I wasn’t being literal. I’m not a violent vampire. I’m sweet as a chocolate-chip cookie, me.”
A.A. Albright, Slippery Slope

A.A. Albright
“Greg reached into his front pocket and grabbed a packet of peanuts (he liked to snack when he was thinking something over, or when he was relaxing, or when he was excited, or … well, you get the picture).”
A.A. Albright, Slippery Slope