Warning Quotes

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J.K. Rowling
“Enter, stranger, but take heed
Of what awaits the sin of greed,
For those who take, but do not earn,
Must pay most dearly in their turn.
So if you seek beneath our floors
A treasure that was never yours,
Thief, you have been warned, beware
Of finding more than treasure there.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

John Dryden
“Beware the fury of a patient man.”
John Dryden

Mark Twain
“Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.
BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR
per
G.G., CHIEF OF ORDNANCE”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huck Finn

C. JoyBell C.
“Don't let a thief into your house three times. The first time was enough. The second time was a chance. The third time means you're stupid.”
C. JoyBell C.

William Shakespeare
“Beware the ides of March.”
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

Erin Hunter
“Keep your eyes open, Fireheart. Keep your ears pricked. Keep looking behind you. Because one day I'll find you, and then you'll be crowfood.”
Erin Hunter, Forest of Secrets

J.K. Rowling
“Don't be silly, Dawlish. I'm sure you are an excellent Auror, I seem to remember you achieved 'Outstanding' in all your N.E.W.T.s, but if you attempt to — er — 'bring me in' by force, I will have to hurt you.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Never let yourself be persuaded that any one Great Man, any one leader, is necessary to the salvation of America. When America consists of one leader and 158 million followers, it will no longer be America.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

J.K. Rowling
“Enemies of the Heir, beware! You'll be next, Mudbloods!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Beth Fantaskey
“This is eternity, Antanasia," he said, both warning and imploring. "Eternity.”
Beth Fantaskey, Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

Criss Jami
“Sometimes a people lose their right to remain silent when pressured to remain silent.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Tamora Pierce
“And now you're off to Port Caynn. Watch them sailor lads. They'll have your skirts up and a babe in your belly afore you know what you're about."
"Everyone keep warning me about sailors," I complained. "Why can't someone tell the sailors to stay clear of me?"
Granny snorted. "Oh, you're the fierce one now! Just take care no one else catches you unawares and knocks you on the nob!”
Tamora Pierce, Bloodhound

Percy Bysshe Shelley
“And on the pedestal these words appear:

'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'

Nothing beside remains.
Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ozymandias

Thomas Hardy
“I may do some good before I am dead--be a sort of success as a frightful example of what not to do; and so illustrate a moral story.”
Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure

“Postmen have a legendary aura. A ring at the doorbell may inflame a sense of expectation, suspense, secrecy, hazard or even intrigue. Ringing twice may imply a warning that trouble is on the way or an appeal to make the coast clear. Not all mailmen, though, will ring twice and await an eye-catching Lana Turner, whom they can whisper: "With my brains and your looks, we could go places.” ("The postman always rings twice")”
Erik Pevernagie

Neal Stephenson
“It is what you don't expect... that most needs looking for.”
Neal Stephenson, Anathem

James Patterson
“Congratulations. The fact that you're reading this means you've taken one giant step closer to surviving until your next birthday.”
James Patterson, The Angel Experiment

“Just take this as a warning. Know that there's always a price for not being yourself.”
Benilde Little, Acting Out

Suzanne Collins
“If Under fell, if Over leaped,
If death was life and Death life reaped,
Something rises from the gloom,
To make the Underland a tomb

Hear it scratching down below,
Rat of long forgotten snow,
Evil cloaked in coat of White,
Will the Warrior drain your light?

What could turn the Warrior week?
What do burning Gnawers seek?
Just a barely speaking pup
That holds the Land of Under up

Die the baby, die his heart
Die his most essential part
Die the peace that rules the hour,
Gnawers have their key to power”
Suzanne Collins, Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

C.K. Kelly Martin
“Things never go wrong at the moment you expect them to. When you're completely relaxed, oblivious to any potential dangers, that's when bad things happen.”
C.K. Kelly Martin, I Know It's Over

Winston S. Churchill
“Woe betide the leaders now perched on their dizzy pinnacles of triumph if they cast away at the conference table what the soldiers had won on a hundred bloodsoaked battlefields.”
Winston S. Churchill, Memoirs of the Second World War

Mark Twain
“Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons  attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot.”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Steven Erikson
“I warn you all, hatred is finding fertile soil within me. And in your compassion, in your every good intention, you nurture it.”
Steven Erikson, Memories of Ice

Emily Wing Smith
“A person should try to understand dreams. A person should take warning from them.”
Emily Wing Smith, Back When You Were Easier to Love

“Warning: Contains old friends, old enemies, a dramatic cat rescue, soft drink references and a lot of teasing before the steamy sex. Readers are cautioned against drinking any beverage while reading to avoid accidental snorting or spraying of said beverages.”
K.A. Mitchell, Bad Company

“The only type of men Julia's mother had warned her about were wealthy industrialist who polluted the environment and took advantage of third-world countries. And Republilicans.”
Cathie Linz, Good Girls Do

Christopher Moore
“You know, he doesn't have to be the only one bopped in the noggin when noggin-boppin' time rolls around.”
Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

“There are only two ends to this dance.
You can flee with your wounds just in time,
Or lie there as he feeds,
Watching yourself ripped to shreds
And laughing as you bleed.”
Rachel Yamagata

“A hot lust for glory, gems, gold or mates,
Leads reckless young drakes to the blackest of fates.”
E.E. Knight, Dragon Champion

Jacques Loeb
“Through the discovery of Buchner, Biology was relieved of another fragment of mysticism. The splitting up of sugar into CO2 and alcohol is no more the effect of a 'vital principle' than the splitting up of cane sugar by invertase. The history of this problem is instructive, as it warns us against considering problems as beyond our reach because they have not yet found their solution.”
Jacques Loeb

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