Teeth Quotes

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James Dashner
“i felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn't need to run to the mirror to know they were gone”
James Dashner, The Scorch Trials

Terry Pratchett
“Once we were blobs in the sea, and then fishes, and then lizards and rats and then monkeys, and hundreds of things in between. This hand was once a fin, this hand once had claws! In my human mouth I have the pointy teeth of a wolf and the chisel teeth of a rabbit and the grinding teeth of a cow! Our blood is as salty as the sea we used to live in! When we're frightened, the hair on our skin stands up, just like it did when we had fur. We are history! Everything we've ever been on the way to becoming us, we still are. [...]

I'm made up of the memories of my parents and my grandparents, all my ancestors. They're in the way I look, in the colour of my hair. And I'm made up of everyone I've ever met who's changed the way I think.”
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Frank Zappa
“I wrote a song about dental floss but did anyone's teeth get cleaner?”
Frank Zappa

Melina Marchetta
“I've been waiting for you all night and day,' she said.
Froi shivered. He realised that the words came from Quintana the ice maiden. Realised, as he felt his face heating up, that the idea of this Quintana waiting for him with excitement spoke to parts of him he believed to be dormant. And then she winked.
'Did I do that right?' she asked. Her smile was lopsided and he saw a glimpse of the teeth.
And Froi imagined that he would follow her to the ends of the earth.”
Melina Marchetta, Froi of the Exiles

Patricia C. Wrede
“Then they gave me a loaf of bread and told me to walk through the forest and give some to anyone who asked. I did exactly what they told me, and the second beggar-woman was a fairy in disguise, but instead of saying that whenever I spoke, diamonds and roses would drop from my mouth, she said that since I was so kind, I would never have any problems with my teeth.”
“Really? Did it work?”
“Well, I haven’t had a toothache since I met her.”
“I’d much rather have good teeth than have diamonds and roses drop out of my mouth whenever I said something”
Patricia C. Wrede, Dealing with Dragons

Phil Kaye
“Fear of joy is the darkest of captivities.”
Phil Kaye

“Life is short.
Smile while you still have teeth.”
Mallory Hopkins

“Do you remember our first kiss? I do. Not a day goes by I don’t think of the feel of that bicuspid against my tongue. It had such a distinctive feel, neither cuspid nor molar…but I’m not sure it knew that – that was what endeared it to me so. It was like the blunted tusk of a wild boar.”
Benson Bruno, A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No..

Nick Harkaway
“Never mind, never mind, let's get to the part where we smite the unrighteous. I've brought my most alarming teeth!”
Nick Harkaway, Angelmaker

H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr., Life's Little Instruction Book: A Few More Suggestions, Observations, and Remarks on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life

Anthony Liccione
“Teeth aren't pearly, until you smile.”
Anthony Liccione

Howard Tayler
“Maxim 16:
Your name is in the mouth of others: be sure it has teeth.

-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries”
Howard Tayler

Bram Stoker
“I could see it under the heavy moustache, was fixed and rather cruel-looking, with peculiarly sharp white teeth; these protruded over the lips, whose remarkable ruddiness showed astonishing vitality in a man of his years.”
Bram Stoker, Dracula

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Ignorance might be bliss, but it also has teeth.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living

Gabrielle Zevin
“All of these teeth had once been in real, live people. They had talked and smiled and eaten and sang and cursed and prayed. They had brushed and flossed and died. In English class, we read poems about death, but here, right in front of me was a poem about death too.”
Gabrielle Zevin, All These Things I've Done

Mira Grant
“As long as there was life in the sea, there would be teeth.”
Mira Grant, Into the Drowning Deep
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Eoin Colfer
“It felt like my teeth were sweating. Eoin Colfer's The Legend of Spud Murphy”
Eoin Colfer

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“And, beginning to grind his teeth again, Pyotr Petrovich admitted that he'd been a fool--but only to himself, of course.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Robert Kirkman
“You sick fuck. Tear my pants off, prick. See what I got. I'll knock your fucking teeth out with my swinging dick! Last chance... you force yourself into that woman... and I'll force this knife into your dick hole!”
Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead, Vol. 26: Call to Arms

Ali Wong
“And then I threw up from all the anesthesia and my teeth were still chattering and they were telling me not to vomit so hard, otherwise my stitches would bust open. I said,'I don't know how to vomit softly.' That's like telling someone to shit perfume.”
Ali Wong, Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life

Nenia Campbell
“If the witches wanted a beast, she’d give them teeth and claws.

She just hoped that they were ready to bleed for it.”
Nenia Campbell, Dragon Queen

Mateo Askaripour
“My teeth are status quo and powerful, also known as white and straight...”
Mateo Askaripour, Black Buck

Eddie Lenihan
“And there, on that road, that very minute, he started to play - the most lonesome music that them priests ever in their lives heard. It brought water out o' their teeth, so it did.”
Eddie Lenihan, Meeting the Other Crowd

“For really it was the refinement of civilized cruelty, this spick, span, and ingenious affair of shining leather and gleaming steel, which hoisted you and tilted you and fitted reassuringly into the small of your back and cupped your head tenderly between padded cushions. It ensured for you a more complete muscular relaxation than any armchair that you could buy for your own home: but it left your tormented nerves without even the solace of a counter-irritant. In the old days the victim's attention had at least been distracted by an ache in the back, a crick in the neck, pins and needles in the legs, and the uneasy tickling of plush under the palm. But now, too efficiently suspended between heaven and earth, you were at liberty to concentrate on hell.”
Jan Struther, Mrs. Miniver

Steven Magee
“During my time working at the very high altitude Mauna Kea Observatories, my teeth started turning yellow. They were so discolored that I had to have two veneers attached to my front teeth.”
Steven Magee

John Cowper Powys
“Mr. Finn Toller in his natural condition was no engaging sight. In his present state he was a revolting object. He was a sandy-haired individual with a loose, straggly, pale-coloured beard. He gave the impression of being completely devoid of both eyebrows and eyelashes, so bleached and whitish in his case were those normal appendages to the human countenance. His mouth was always open and always slobbering, but although his whole expression was furtive and dodging, his teeth were large and strong and wolfish. Mr. Toller looked, in fact, like a man weak to the verge of imbecility who had been ironically endowed with the teeth of a strong beast of prey.”
John Cowper Powys, A Glastonbury Romance

Gillian Flynn
“I wish I'd be murdered...Then I'd never have to worry again. When you die, you become perfect. I'd be like Princess Diana. Everyone loves her now.”
Gillian Flynn, The Grownup

John Galsworthy
“There was not much real harm in English people except their teeth and their taste, which was certainly deplorable.”
John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga

Edward P. Jones
“It wasn't bad but he could never make a life of eating the things—God had given him a head full of good teeth, but not a one of them was sweet.”
Edward P. Jones, The Known World

Wisława Szymborska
“The world would rather see hope than just hear
its song. And that's why statesman have to smile.
Their pearly whites mean they're still full of cheer.
The game's complex, the goal's far out of reach,
the outcome's still unclear--once in a while,
we need a friendly, gleaming set of teeth.”
Wisława Szymborska, View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems

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