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danger Quotes

71 of the best book quotes about danger
  1. #1
    “It was kind of scary. One day we were living in a law-abiding community and the next day the city and the community had both dissolved, with every person for himself. It struck me that Father and I had probably walked by this house, feeling as safe as we could feel in a demon street, many times, and now here we were hiding behind what was left of it, trying to keep from getting shot.”
  2. #2
    “‘I’m telling you.’ Alby sounded like he was begging—near hysterical. ‘We can’t go back to where we came from. I’ve seen it, remembered awful, awful things. Burned land, a disease—something called the Flare. It was horrible—way worse than we have it here…Better to die than go home.’”
  3. #3
    “Just follow me and run like your life depends on it. Because it does.”
  4. #4
    “But sometimes I think sailors have an extra sense that tells them when they are in danger. Sometimes I think evil is a tangible thing--with wave lengths, just as sound and light have.”
  5. #5
    “Even as he touched it, the general sensed his danger and leaped back with the agility of an ape.”
  6. #6
    ″‘Father!’ Jasnah shouted.
    Gavilar hesitated as he stepped out onto the balcony, looking back at her. The balcony broke beneath him. Jasnah screamed, dashing through the room to the broken balcony, falling to her knees at the edge. Wind tugged locks of hair loose from her bun as she watched two men fall.”
  7. #7
    But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
  8. #8
    “She was glad she had kept working and thankful that the camp had voted not to strike, but she knew that under different circumstances, it could have been her on that bus. [...] Some of these people did not deserve their fate today. How was it that the United States could send people to Mexico who had never even lived there?”
  9. #9
    “Something has crept, or has been driven out of dark waters under the mountains. There are older and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.”
  10. #10
    “That’s when I hear the scream. So full of fear and pain it ices my blood. And so familiar. I drop the spile, forget where I am or what lies ahead, only know I must reach her, protect her. I run wildly in the direction of the voice, heedless of danger, ripping through vines and branches, through anything that keeps me from reaching her.”
  1. #11
    “He worked slowly and carefully, keenly aware of his danger. Gradually, as the flame grew stronger, he increased the size of the twigs with which he fed it. He squatted in the snow, pulling the twigs out from their entanglement in the brush and feeding directly to the flame. He knew there must be no failure.”
  2. #12
    ″‘How did you become a chicken in the first place?’ Seth asked.
    ‘Pride made me careless,’ Grandma said. ‘A sobering reminder that none of us are immune to the dangers here, even when we imagine we have the upper hand.‘”
  3. #13
    “She had learned that passion, like fire, was a dangerous thing.”
  4. #14
    “I know the mistakes you made were not deliberate or malicious […] Your grandfather must share the blame for placing you children in a situation where opening a window with kind intentions could cause such harm and destruction. And clearly the fiends who abducted him are ultimately the most culpable.”
  5. #15
    “In her current situation, her family would die if she failed to act. She had to stand by her previous decision and carry out her plan, regardless of the consequences.”
  6. #16
    ″‘The reason there’s no use looking,’ said Mr. Beaver, ‘is that we know already where he’s gone!’ Everyone stared in amazement. ‘Don’t you understand?’ said Mr. Beaver. ‘He’s gone to her, to the White Witch. He has betrayed us all.‘”
  7. #17
    “That most ingrateful boy there by your side
    From the rude sea’s enraged and foamy mouth
    Did I redeem; a wrack past hope he was.
    His life I gave him and did thereto add
    My love, without retention or restraint,
    All his in dedication. For his sake
    Did I expose myself, pure for his love,
    Into the danger of this adverse town;”
  8. #18
    “Who knows what hazards thy delay may bring? Woman’s a various and a changeful thing.”
    author
    Virgil
    book
    The Aenid
    character
    Hermes
    concepts
    womandangerDelay
  9. #19
    “Unfortunately, the sort of individual who is programmed to […] keep pushing for the top is frequently programmed to disregard signs of grave and imminent danger as well.”
  10. #20
    Suppose you fell over with this fish. Is there anything you could do? Sure. Pray. It’d be like falling out of an airplane without a parachute and hoping you’ll land in a haystack. The only thing that’d save you would be God, and since He pushed you overboard in the first place, I wouldn’t give a nickel for your chances.
  1. #21
    “Adams […] told me that he recognized these innocent-looking puffs of water vapor to be the crowns of robust thunderheads.”
  2. #22
    “Formalist and Hypocrisy also arrived at the foot of the hill. They paused to consider the hill and how steep and high it was, as well as the fact that there were two alternative ways to go. They assumed that these two easier ways would meet up with the narrow way on the other side of the hill and decided to each choose one of the alternative roads. The name of one of those roads was Danger and the name of the other Destruction. So one turned to take the way called Danger, which led him into vast woods and the other took the way to Destruction, which led him into a wide field full of dark mountains where he stumbled and fell, never to rise again.”
  3. #23
    “On the festival nights, nightmares take shape and prowl the yard. Ancient entities of supreme evil patrol the darkness in search of prey.”
  4. #24
    “You say you are aware of a plot by Belinda White?”
  5. #25
    “Real love was dangerous, it got you from inside and held on tight, and if you didn’t let go fast enough you might be willing to do anything for its sake.”
  6. #26
    “They hopped the curb and rode a short distance down the jogging path, stopping at the top of a steep slope covered in dry brush. Near the bottom of the slope, just before the ground leveled out, a ramp had been constructed. ‘You have to take that jump going full speed,’ Summer said.
    ‘Whatever!’ Nate exclaimed. ‘I’m not a stunt man. What are you planning to do, rob my corpse?‘”
  7. #27
    “Sometimes the most dangerous thing of all in matters of love was to be granted your heart’s desire.”
  8. #28
    “Seth pictured the gaunt man with the lank hair and the unphotogenic smile rocking the cocoon. ‘He can’t get in, he can’t get in, he can’t get in,’ Seth repeated softly to himself.”
  9. #29
    “This surpassed the fear of death. Death would be a mercy if it would make the feeling stop, the uncontrollable panic mingling with the mind-scrambling certainty of something sinister approaching, something with no need to hurry, something that would not be so kind as to let him die. The fear was palpable, suffocating, irresistible.”
  10. #30
    “The truth. Tell them Hogwarts is no longer safe. It is as we feared, Minerva. The Chamber of Secrets has indeed been opened again.”
  1. #31
    ″‘The entire preserve is in danger. Members of the Society of the Evening Star have taken over the house.’
    ...
    He raised his eyebrows. ‘You’re saying there isn’t going to be a Welcome-Back-from-Your-Coma-Party?‘”
  2. #32
    “It was dangerous to trust the sincerity of Augustus; to seem to distrust it was still more dangerous.”
  3. #33
    “On those cloudy days, Robert Neville was never sure when sunset came, and sometimes they were in the streets before he could get back.”
  4. #34
    “The car trembled and skidded, and for a terrible moment Kendra thought they were going to sail off the road, but Vanessa regained control and they raced away.”
  5. #35
    ″‘Maybe you should just feed me to him,’ Seth said.
    ‘Don’t talk nonsense,’ Grandma said.
    Seth stood up. ‘Wouldn’t it be better than letting Olloch destroy all of Fablehaven? Sounds like he’ll get me sooner or later.‘”
  6. #36
    “The image of her riding that bicycle typified her whole existence to me. Her oddness, her complete nonawareness of what the world thought of her, a nonchalance in the face of what I perceived to be imminent danger from blacks and whites who disliked her for being a white person in a black world. She saw none of it.”
  7. #37
    “It wasn’t a question of if a bull rider got injured, but rather when and how badly.”
  8. #38
    “The recipe for fun is pretty simple raising boys: add to any activity an element of danger, stir in a little exploration, add a dash of destruction, and you’ve got yourself a winner.”
  9. #39
    “That’s the one place in all the lands we’ve ever heard of that we don’t want to see any closer; and that’s the one place we’re trying to get to! And that’s just where we can’t get, nohow.”
    author
    Tolkien
    book
    The Two Towers
    character
    Sam
    concepts
    lostdanger
  10. #40
    ″‘How . . .’ Dalinar said. ‘You fell into a chasm!’
    ‘I fell face-first, sir,’ Kaladin said, ‘and fortunately, I’m particularly hard-headed.‘”

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  1. #41
    “People in America get up and go to their nine-to-five jobs every day and are oblivious to all these battles and wars and people dying every minute all over the world. This is life. This is how other countries live. This is a daily occurrence in some places.”
  2. #42
    Imagine a bleeding calf is thrashing in a shark-infested shallows. What to do--stay out of the water or try to stay the jaws of the sharks? Such was our choice.
  3. #43
    “The danger of embracing the notion of paradoxical resiliency too readily is that it overlooks the suffering of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.”
  4. #44
    “It’s dangerous, son …When a man goes outside his home to look for peace.”
  5. #45
    “This is the first time I ever felt really actually in danger of hell.”
  6. #46
    “It was a feature peculiar to the colonial wars of North America, that the toils and dangers of the wilderness were to be encountered before the adverse hosts could meet.”
  7. #47
    ″...the Distinguished Intelligence Cross, the highest honor bestowed by the CIA. The award goes to clandestine service members for “a voluntary act or acts of extraordinary heroism involving the acceptance of existing dangers with conspicuous fortitude and exemplary courage.”
  8. #48
    “The most dangerous enemy is that which no one fears!”
  9. #49
    “If you’re reading this because you think you might be one, my advice is: close this book right now. Believe what-ever lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try to lead a normal life. Being a half-blood is dangerous. It’s scary. Most of the time, it gets you killed in painful, nasty ways.”
  10. #50
    “Pirates could happen to anyone.”
  1. #51
    “BE ON GUARD against the pit of self-pity. When you are weary or unwell, this demonic trap is the greatest danger you face. Don’t even go near the edge of the pit.”
  2. #52
    “Pain or love or danger makes you real again...”
  3. #53
    “The moment between deciding to open your eyes and then actually doing it is as scary a thing as there is in the new world.”
  4. #54
    “How can she expect her children to dream as big as the stars if they can’t lift their heads to gaze upon them?”
  5. #55
    “Think about that, Malorie. It all kind of happened in a row, each step allowed the next step to happen. All because we weren’t stagnant. We took risks. Now you’ve got to do the same.”
  6. #56
    “Crazy to live without a wall to protect you. Even in Robledo, most of the street poor—squatters, winos, junkies, homeless people in general—are dangerous. They’re desperate or crazy or both. That’s enough to make anyone dangerous.”
  7. #57
    “The dangers of not thinking clearly are much greater now than ever before. It’s not that there’s something new in our way of thinking – it’s that credulous and confused thinking can be much more lethal in ways it was never before.”
  8. #58
    “You don’t know how to flatter.”
  9. #59
    “She (Olga) reaches out with her mangled hand. ‘God needs you. He doesn’t need you with all your limbs. He needs your heart. You have much to give.‘”
  10. #60
    “He hugs María Isabel and Aunt Rosa Amalia. Then he steps off.”

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  1. #61
    “Commissioner--This is Batman. The governor’s life is in danger. I haven’t time to save him. It’s up to you.”
  2. #62
    ″‘You two can do whatever you like. Risa and I broke up this morning. Should I turn off the light when I leave?‘”
  3. #63
    “A faint sense of danger brushed her, like the breath of a cold fog.”
  4. #64
    “Stepping always on the edge of danger. Always aware, but not drawing back or turning aside.”
  5. #65
    “I think I saw a torpedo, sir, but as I’ve never seen one before, I can’t be sure.”
  6. #66
    “We have no longer to contemplate as our greatest potential danger, the alliance, junction, and co-operation of two naval powers of approximately equal strength, with all the weakness and uncertainty inherent in such combinations, but we have had for some time to consider the growth and development of a very powerful homogeneous Navy...”
  7. #67
    “In his mind a new song had come, the Song of Evil, the music of the enemy, of any foe of the family, a savage, secret, dangerous melody, and underneath, the Song of the Family cried plaintively.”
  8. #68
    “Delinquency (is) a politically or economically less dangerous—and ... usable—form of illegality.”
  9. #69
    “A wise man is not showy about his wisdom; he guards it carefully. He is silent when he comes to a stranger’s home. The wise man seldom wanders into harm, for you can never have a more faithful friend than a good supply of wisdom.”
  10. #70
    “He could not possibly survive until Discovery II made its rendezvous with Japetus, four or five years hence.”
  11. #71
    “Justice delivered without dispassion is always in danger of not being justice.”
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