Steel Quotes

Quotes tagged as "steel" (showing 1-30 of 40)
Cassandra Clare
“And second, keep in mind that you are a weapon. In theory, when you're done with training, you should be able to kick a hole in a wall or knock out a moose with a single punch."
"I would never hit a moose," said Clary. "They're endangered.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

“I like The Eiffel Tower because it looks like steel and lace.”
Natalie Lloyd

Chuck Norris
“Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.”
Chuck Norris

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“You don’t know what a trial it is to be —like me. I've got to keep my face like steel in the street to keep men from winking at me.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Melina Marchetta
“Play me something that makes me feel;
This soul inside me is made of steel.
Brain is breathing, but heart’s not beating
And, babe, I need you to make things real.
Walk inside me without silence,
Kill the past and change the tense.
Empty gnawing and the ache is soaring;
Take me places that make more sense.”
Melina Marchetta, The Piper's Son

Scott Westerfeld
“Probably? So you're asking me to trust my life to steel wool and peanut butter?"
"Poisoned peanut butter."
"Cal, I don't care if it's nuclear peanut butter.”
Scott Westerfeld, Peeps

Nelson Algren
“...a city that was to live by night after the wilderness had passed. A city that was to forge out of steel and blood-red neon its own peculiar wilderness.”
Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make

Carrie Vaughn
“It’s only a scratch, don’t cut my arm off!”
Carrie Vaughn, Steel

A.E. Housman
“Stone, steel, dominions pass,
Faith too, no wonder;
So leave alone the grass
That I am under.”
A.E. Housman, More Poems

Maya Banks
“Love happened. She would have never thought that it could happen so rapidly. Love was something you worked at, and she had no doubt their relationship would take a lot of hard work and dedication. But it had simply happened. No explanation. No cataclysmic event or earth-shattering revelation brought on by some external event. It had simply happened.”
Maya Banks, Forged in Steele

Joe Abercrombie
“The best steel doesn't always shine the brightest.”
Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

“Think how nature makes things compared to how we humans make things." We talked about how animals don't just preserve the next generation; they typically preserve the environment for the ten-thousandth generation. While human industrial processes can produce Kevlar, it takes a temperature of thousands of degrees to do it, and the fiber is pulled through sulfuric acid. In contrast, a spider makes its silk - which per gram is several times stronger than steel - at room temperature in water.”
William Powers, Twelve by Twelve: A One-Room Cabin Off the Grid and Beyond the American Dream

Jeffrey Fry
“As a blacksmith uses heat to temper steel, so should a trial by fire strengthen one’s mettle.”
Jeffrey Fry

Shannon Celebi
“She was no stripper with a heart of gold, that was for sure. A heart of steel, more like.”
Shannon Celebi, The Lion Lies Down with the Lamb

Rebecca McNutt
“I might be the hazardous waste site that polluted it, but Cape Breton Island is still my home.”
Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

Marie Rutkoski
“You talk about her as if she's made of spun glass. Know what I see? Steel.”
Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Kiss

Rebecca McNutt
“I’ve seen a lot of stuff… maybe I’ve seen too much. I see most humans in a bad light because I’ve seen what they can do, how evil they can be… I’ve seen the Holocaust and I’ve seen Jonestown, I’ve seen the Vietnam War and I’ve seen Hiroshima… I’ve seen the Chernobyl disaster… I’ve seen the World Trade Center attack… I’ve been alive too long, over a hundred years is a long time to be alive,” Alecto sighed, staring at the cigarette he was holding.”
Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

Billy Joel
“Well we're waiting here in Allentown,
For the Pennsylvania we never found,
For the promises our teachers gave,
If we worked hard,
If we behaved...
So the graduations hang on the wall,
But they never really helped us at all,
No they never taught us what was real,
Iron and coke,
And chromium steel,
And we're waiting here in Allentown...
But they've taken all the coal from the ground,
And the union people crawled away...”
Billy Joel

Robert M. Pirsig
“That's all the motorcycle is, a system of concepts worked out in steel. There's no part in it, no shape in it, that is not out of someone's mind [...] I've noticed that people who have never worked with steel have trouble seeing this—that the motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon. They associate metal with given shapes—pipes, rods, girders, tools, parts—all of them fixed and inviolable., and think of it as primarily physical. But a person who does machining or foundry work or forger work or welding sees "steel" as having no shape at all. Steel can be any shape you want if you are skilled enough, and any shape but the one you want if you are not. Shapes, like this tappet, are what you arrive at, what you give to the steel. Steel has no more shape than this old pile of dirt on the engine here. These shapes are all of someone's mind. That's important to see. The steel? Hell, even the steel is out of someone's mind. There's no steel in nature. Anyone from the Bronze Age could have told you that. All nature has is a potential for steel. There's nothing else there.”
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Marie Rutkoski
“The general's daughter? We'd be fools not to. You talk about her as if she's made of spun glass. Know what I see? Steel.”
Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Kiss

Rebecca McNutt
“There was a super-8 steel town somewhere, where all the forgotten things in the cruel world ended up eventually, Mandy was sure of it… this place, she decided, was called Smog City.”
Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When iron and carbon come together, there emerges steel! To be something stronger and better, you must mostly unite with something else and melt in something else!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Rebecca McNutt
“Alecto isn't a person! He's just something that society made and then threw away, a memory that refuses to die.”
Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

Katie McGarry
“Rachel wiggles in my hold. “You’re strong.”
My lips twitch. “Pure steel.” Strong enough to protect you.
Katie McGarry, Crash into You

Christina Engela
“You are strong, tempered like steel in the fire and by the blows of the hammer of life. Nothing will break you again, only make you stronger and more whole. Perfection is the pride of those who have not lived, who know not these things in their arrogance. They remain the same - raw and without form. The hammer never touches them, and they lie on the shelf, gathering dust, slowly tarnishing and fading and crumbling. the blows of the hammer in the fire refine us into bright shining glory for the roles we play in life - until we are one with the anvil, becoming immune to the hammer's little knocks, and smile at it.”
Christina Engela, Demonspawn

Rebecca McNutt
“With Pollution, emotion is irrelevant, it is not their nature,” Mearth sighed, making a face as if she were talking to an ignorant small child. “I didn’t create them, humans created the Pollution. Cheryl Nobel, Alecto Steele, Albert Sanders, Olivia Campbell, all my pretty little Representations, there aren’t many of them left these days but they’re still very dangerous! They’re here to tell society all about its mistakes! You don’t understand the world of Representations.”
Rebecca McNutt, Smog City

Garth Ennis
“I can melt steel, fucker, I'll microwave your guts and punch them our your asshole.”
Garth Ennis, The Boys, Volume 6: The Self-Preservation Society

Juliana Barbassa
“The city is physical, concrete," Pedro [da Luz] said. "When we make a mistake, it is a mistake that will last for forty, fifty years. That's a problem.”
Juliana Barbassa, Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink

Cyrille  Mendes
“En réponse à cette sorcellerie, les lames runiques de Skynth s’illuminèrent et se couvrirent d’une fine pellicule glacée alors qu’une litanie enflait dans les rangs des défenseurs :

Si les Dieux d’Yskaz le veulent…
L’on siégera à leur droite
Sous les étoiles cristallines et moirées
Dans les glaces scintillantes

Si les Dieux d’Yskaz le veulent…
L’on passera à leur gauche
Sur les brisants nuées pâles et mouvantes
Dans les Landes Figées

Si les Dieux d’Yskaz le veulent…

Le peuple d’Yskaz affectionnait les runes de froid au combat et l’on disait volontiers dans les cinq royaumes que le baiser d’une lame en acier d’Yskaz était plus froid que la mort elle-même.”
Cyrille Mendes, Les Épieurs d'Ombre

George R.R. Martin
“Steel weighs more than wind.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons
tags: steel, wind

« previous 1