Threats Quotes

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Richelle Mead
“If you want some advice—which I'm sure you don't—you guys should lay off on the magic. Christian still thinks you're moving in on Lissa."
"What?" he asked in mock astonishment. "Doesn't he know my heart belongs to you?"
"It does not. And no, he's still worried about it, despite what I've told him."
"You know, I bet if we started making out right now, it would make him feel better."
"If you touch me," I said pleasantly, "I'll provide you with the opportunity to see if you can heal yourself. Then we'd see how badass you really are.”
Richelle Mead, Shadow Kiss

Paulo Coelho
“There are two kinds of idiots - those who don't take action because they have received a threat, and those who think they are taking action because they have issued a threat.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

Laurell K. Hamilton
“His eyes widened just a bit, his lips flexed. I realized he was trying not to laugh. I hate it when people find my threats amusing.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, The Laughing Corpse

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“The door closed behind her (Phoebe), and the two men regarded each other for a moment. Viktor spoke first. "I must have your promise, Coach, that you won't hurt her." Dan: "I won't." Viktor: "You spoke a little too quickly for my taste. I don't quite believe you." Dan: "I'm a man of my word, and I promise I won't hurt her." He flexed his hands. "When I murder her, I'll do it real quick so she won't feel a thing." Viktor sighed. "That's exactly what I was afraid of.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had to Be You

“Merlin, if you don't stop whining, I'm going to take Gwen's sword and beat you to death with it," said Arthur, evenly.
"It's plastic."
"So it will take me a long time. I'm still game.”
FayJay, The Student Prince

Ilona Andrews
“I looked at him. "You really need to work on your threats. I can't tell if you're threatening me or inviting me for tea.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Slays

James Patterson
“I dropped my voice and stared into her eyes. I could tell she was trying hard not to look away. I was so furious I could have cheerfully ripped her head off. "But you're going to find out, Mom,' I said very softly."And it's gonna give you nightmares for the rest of your wasted life."
Oh, my God, I was so badass. It was all I could do to not give a MWA HA HA!”
James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports

Nenia Campbell
“Just remember,” he told her. “If you run from me, I will pursue.”
Nenia Campbell, Fearscape

Nenia Campbell
“You don't think I could bring myself to mark your lovely skin? I'll take my knife to you, if that's the case. I'll carve my name in your breast so that every beat of your heart will remind you that you are mine—and mine alone. Because blood is binding, and because I would rather see you destroyed than see you free or in the possession of another, so I suggest you not try me, or you will suffer as no earthly creature has.” He slammed her back against the wall. “Or ever will. But that is a suggestion, and one you are free to disregard at your own peril. But you are are going to answer my question.”
Nenia Campbell, Terrorscape

Thrity Umrigar
“Tomorrow. The word hangs in the air for a moment, both a promise and a threat. Then it floats away like a paper boat, taken from her by the water licking at her ankles.”
Thrity Umrigar, The Space Between Us

“I mean you ACRES of harm,' Dalrymple growled. 'Untold QUANTITIES of harm. I will visit a whole CONTINENT of harm upon you before we are through.”
Derek Landy, Mortal Coil

Veronica Roth
“I have a message for the Divergent"
I am Divergent.
"This is not a negotiation"
No, it is not.
"It is a warning"
I understand.
"Every two days until one of you delivers yourself to Erudite headquarters . . ."
I will.
" . . . this will happen again"
It will never happen again.”
Veronica Roth

“If you don't remove your hands immediately, I will render you unable to biologically maintain life.”
Kaede Kouchi, Love So Life 1

Adam Levin
“It is dangerous to exist in the world. To exist is to be threatened. We must live with threats.”
Adam Levin, The Instructions

William Shakespeare
“I could a tale unfold whose lightest word
Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood,
Make thy two eyes like stars start from their spheres,
Thy knotted and combined locks to part,
And each particular hair to stand on end
Like quills upon the fretful porpentine.
But this eternal blazon must not be
To ears of flesh and blood.
List, list, O list!”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

William Shakespeare
“By heaven, I'll make a ghost of him that lets me.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Laurie Notaro
“Dr. Bone Specialist came in, made me stand up and hobble across the room, checked my reflexes, and then made me lie down on the table. He bent my right knee this way and that, up and down, all the way out to the side and in. Then he did the same with my left leg. He ordered X rays then started to leave the room. I panicked. I MUST GET DRUGS.

"What can I take for the pain?" I asked him before he got out the door.

"You can take some over the counter ibuprofen," he suggested. "But I wouldn't take more than nine a day."

I choked. Nine a day? I'd been popping forty. Nine a day? Like hell. I couldn't even go to the bathroom on my own, I hadn't slept in three weeks, and my normally sunny cheery disposition had turned into that of a very rabid dog. If I didn't get good drugs and get them now, it was straight to Shooter's World and then Walgreens pharmacy for me.

"I don't think you understand," I explained. "I can't go to work. I have spent the last four days with my mother who is addicted to QVC, watching jewelry shows, doll shows and make-up shows. I almost ordered a beef-jerky maker! Give me something, or I'm going to use your calf muscles to make the first batch!"

Without further ado, he hastily scribbled out a prescription for some codeine and was gone. I was happy.

My mother, however, had lost the ability to speak.”
Laurie Notaro, The Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club: True Tales from a Magnificent and Clumsy Life

Richard Kadrey
“I guarantee you I'm not going to forget your voice. We're going to run into each other down the road sometime, and when we do I'm going to pop you apart one rivet at a time."

"There's the monster. Hello, monster.”
Richard Kadrey, Aloha from Hell

“Sugar maple!" Mary-Todd Holt knelt over her husband. "Are you all right?"
Eisenhower sat up, and egg-size lump blooming on his crown. "Of course I'm all right!" he managed, his words slurred. "You think a little insect can stop me?"
Reagan was unconvinced. "I don't know, Dad. She brained you with a baseball bat!"
"Hockey stick," Dan corrected.
"Those could be your last words, brat–”
Gordon Korman, One False Note

Nicole Peeler
“I swear to the gods that if you answer one more of my questions with a question, I am going to go all Tyson and bite your damned ear off...”
Nicole Peeler, Tempest's Legacy

Maria V. Snyder
“Move back,” the man on the left ordered Valek. “Or I’ll skewer your friend.”

Valek considered the threat. “Do you plan to wound, maim or kill him?” he asked the guard.

“Threats should be specific in order to have the maximum impact.”

The man just stared at him.

“Skewer is just too vague. I think if you say, ’Stand back or I’ll stab him in the stomach,’ then I have an idea about how serious you are. After all, Leif’s stomach is his favorite body part so that’s a decent threat.”
Maria V. Snyder , Ice Study

Barack Obama
“When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that, in our democracy, government is us.”
Barack Obama

Howard Tayler
“I'm a disgruntled ex-civil servant, and I'm armed. If you don't process my license right now I'm going to start making small, yet significant holes in people.”
Howard Tayler, The Tub of Happiness

Howard Tayler
“The spirit of the law is the least of the things we're prepared to violate.”
Howard Tayler, The Tub of Happiness

Ilona Andrews
“I`ll kill you and eat your guts while you sream."
"Not in that order, you won`t.”
Ilona Andrews, Sapphire Flames

Howard Tayler
“Now, let's hear some properly terrified screaming, puny humans!”
Howard Tayler, The Tub of Happiness

Robert Jones Jr.
“It seems that wherever the Black body is present, whether in solitary or a multitude, whites feel threatened, perhaps by the ghosts of their own sins for which they have never atoned.”
Robert Jones Jr., Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Francine Prose
“From the beginning, he'd understood what every three-year-old knows: that the vague threat is way scarier than knowing how much trouble, exactly, you're facing.”
Francine Prose, After

C. Wright Mills
“Ours is a time of uneasiness and indifference—not yet formulated in such ways as to permit the work of reason and the play of sensibility. Instead of troubles—defined in terms of values and threats—there is often the misery of vague uneasiness; instead of explicit issues there is often merely the beat feeling that all is somehow not right. Neither the values threatened nor whatever threatens them has been stated; in short, they have not been carried to the point of decision. Much less have they been formulated as problems of social science.”
C. Wright Mills, The Sociological Imagination

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