Swords Quotes

Quotes tagged as "swords" (showing 1-30 of 53)
Rick Riordan
“Poison!" Grover yelped. "Don't let those things touch you or..."
"Or we'll die?" I guessed.
"Well...after you shrivel slowly to dust, yes."
"Let's avoid the swords," I decided.”
Rick Riordan

Ilona Andrews
“Men and swords. My father said that if you put any able-bodied man, no matter how peaceful, into a room with a sword and a practice dummy and leave him alone, eventually the man would pick up the sword and try to stab the dummy. It is human nature.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Bites

Terry Pratchett
“You can't give her that!' she screamed. 'It's not safe!'
IT'S A SWORD, said the Hogfather. THEY'RE NOT MEANT TO BE SAFE.
'She's a child!' shouted Crumley.
IT'S EDUCATIONAL.
'What if she cuts herself?'
THAT WILL BE AN IMPORTANT LESSON.”
Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

Seneca
“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.”
Seneca

Susan Ee
“Was that you, Pooky Bear?”
Susan Ee, World After

Scott Lynch
“Those prancing little pants-wetters come here to learn the colorful and gentlemanly art of fencing, with its many sporting limitations and its proscriptions against dishonorable engagements. You on the other hand, you are going to learn how to kill men with a sword.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Hector Avalos
“By Hays' reasoning, penetrating a rectum with a penis is a violation of how God meant humans to function. However, penetrating a human body with a sword, a common way to kill people in biblical times, is acceptable. Apparently human bodies were designed to be penetrated by metal implements, but not by flesh.”
Hector Avalos

Terry Pratchett
“[Rincewind] drew his sword and, with a smooth overarm throw, completely failed to hit the troll.”
Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

Roger Eschbacher
“The pen is mightier than the sword unless it's a real sword in which case the guy with the pen should run away fast.”
Roger Eschbacher

Robin McKinley
“[Gonturan] is a true friend, but a friend with thoughts of her own, and the thoughts of others are dangerous.”
Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

Dejan Stojanovic
“We need knew knights, but without swords.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

C. JoyBell C.
“People think I am strong. I am not strong. There is a difference between a strong person and a stubborn person who just won't put her sword down. I am the latter. Again and again and again... pick the sword up, pick the sword up, pick the sword up...”
C. JoyBell C.

Nadine Brandes
“With his mask and my sword, we could subdue even the shadows.”
Nadine Brandes, Fawkes

George R.R. Martin
“A shy smile, strong arms, clever fingers, and two sure swords. What more could any woman want?”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Yayoi Ogawa
“It sounds cool to say you are going to fight with a pen not a sword but violence with words is still violence ..”
Yayoi Ogawa, Tramps Like Us, Volume 10

Ursula Vernon
“I suppose we should contact the local authorities?” said Wilbur.
“I’m a princess,” said Harriet. “We’re in the hamster kingdom. I kinda am the authorities.”
“Yeah, but you’re more a hitting-things-with-a-sword princess than a rehabilitating-villains princess.”
“Being hit with a sword can be very rehabilitating, under the right circumstances.”
Ursula Vernon, Giant Trouble

Akshay Vasu
“They celebrated the sins, while the kindness continued to weep in the corner. The swords of the demons shined brighter, while the wings of the angels were crumpled and bled.”
Akshay Vasu

Nadine Brandes
“The smithy handed me my new sword-a rapier. As rapiers went, it was the runt of the litter-a simple handle with barely and guard, matte grey blade, and seeming to dull the longer I looked at it. But it was mine. And even the most unimpressive sword can leave an impressive wound when in the hands of a practiced master.”
Nadine Brandes

Nishi  Singh
“Reach for it, Rider! Reach deeper for the Flame!”
Nishi Singh, The Pearl of Immortality

“The gold, lamp, Xerxes, is probably the most important thing in your life.”
Nishi Singh

Nishi  Singh
“The gold lamp, Xerxes, is probably the most important thing in your life.”
Nishi Singh, The Pearl of Immortality

Nishi  Singh
“The Planet depends upon you, Rider of the Ancient Years!”
Nishi Singh, The Pearl of Immortality

Nishi  Singh
“All things on Ishtar are magical, Dragonheart.”
Nishi Singh, The Pearl of Immortality

“The Planet depends upon you, Rider of the Ancient Years!”
Nishi Singh

John  French
“Some carry beautifully crafted swords all their lives, and never realise, until they are daubed in blood, that the pleasure comes not from owning a sword, no matter how perfect, but from letting it cut.”
John French, Ahriman: The Omnibus

Mark  Lawrence
“Those were great big angry men with sharp swords actually wanting to cut pieces off me. It’s not until you’ve seen a red gaping wound and all the complex little bits inside a man all broken up and sliced open, and known that they weren’t ever getting back together again, and vomited your last two meals over the rocks . . . it’s not until then that you understand the business of swords properly and, if you’re a sensible man you vow to have nothing to do with it ever again.”
Mark Lawrence

Robert Ian Wilson
“Yes, King Eirik, I can't do this alone. I'm not a knight or even a fighter for that matter. I'm just a normal boy, who is looking for his Grandfather.”
Robert Ian Wilson, Egbert's World

Evangeline Walton
“Questions can be more dangerous than swords.”
Evangeline Walton, Prince of Annwn

Devin Madson
“We are the Swords that hunts so your hands may be clean. We are the Swords that kill so your soul may be light. We are the Swords that die so you may live.”
Devin Madson, We Ride the Storm

Henry Lion Oldie
“Kdepak, nadarmo jsem si dřív myslel, že ovládat dvě zbraně naráz je stejné jako spát se dvěma ženami najednou. Ne. Je to mnohem težší. A napoprvé to snad ani vůbec nejde.”
Henry Lion Oldie, Путь меча

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