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Richard Connell Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Richard Connell
  1. #1
    “I refuse to believe that so modern and civilized a young man as you seem to be harbors romantic ideas about the value of human life. Surely your experiences in the war.”
  2. #2
    “One superstitious sailor can taint the whole ship’s company with his fear.
  3. #3
    “He stood there, rubbing his injured shoulder, and Rainsford, with fear again gripping his heart, heard the general’s mocking laugh ring through the jungle.”
  4. #4
    “The best sport in the world.”
  5. #5
    “It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason.”
  6. #6
    “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.”
  1. #7
    “Instinct is no match for reason.”
  2. #8
    “You see, I read all books on hunting published in English, French, and Russian. I have but one passion in my life, Mr. Rainsford, and it is the hunt.”
  3. #9
    “My whole life has been one prolonged hunt.”
  4. #10
    “Simply this: hunting had ceased to be what you call `a sporting proposition.′ It had become too easy. I always got my quarry. Always. There is no greater bore than perfection.”
  5. #11
    “And hunting, remember, had been my life. I have heard that in America businessmen often go to pieces when they give up the business that has been their life.”
  6. #12
    “At daybreak Rainsford, lying near the swamp, was awakened by a sound that made him know that he had new things to learn about fear.”

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  1. #13
    “Be a realist. The world is made up of two classes--the hunters and the huntees. Luckily, you and I are hunters.”
  2. #14
    “I congratulate you . . . You have won the game.”
  3. #15
    “Even so, I rather think they understand one thing—fear. The fear of pain and the fear of death.”
  4. #16
    “I must do something. Now, mine is an analytical mind, Mr. Rainsford. Doubtless that is why I enjoy the problems of the chase.
  5. #17
    “Your brain against mine. Your woodcraft against mine. Your strength and stamina against mine. Outdoor chess!”
  6. #18
    “It was flight now, a desperate, hopeless flight, that carried him on for some hours.”
  7. #19
    “Even as he touched it, the general sensed his danger and leaped back with the agility of an ape.”
  8. #20
    “I have played the fox, now I must play the cat of the fable.”
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