Quotes: guns

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  • Hunter S. Thompson
    Hunter S. Thompson
    American journalist 1939-
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    America is just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
  • Mario Puzo
    Mario Puzo
    American author, screenwriter and journalist 1920-1999
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    A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
  • William S. Burroughs
    William S. Burroughs
    American writer and artist 1914-1997
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    After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
  • Bill Dedman
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    After every massacre in a school, Americans grasp at quick cures. 'Let's install metal detectors and give guns to teachers' Let's crack down on troublemakers, weeding out kids who fit the profile of a gunman. Let's buy bulletproof whiteboards for the students to scurry behind, or train kids to throw erasers or cans of soup at an attacker.'
  • Baba Kalyani
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    Bofors was a steelmaker that became a forgings company and then went on to build guns. Companies like Krupp and Thyssen were in steel and forgings before entering defence. There are similar examples in the U.K.; it is a natural progression.
  • Matthew McConaughey
    Matthew McConaughey
    American actor, director, producer, writer, and co-teacher 1969-
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    Cameras aren't guns. They can't really hurt you.



  • David Seabury
    David Seabury
    American psychologist, author, and lecturer 1885-1960
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    Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan
    American musician 1941-
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    Disillusioned words like bullets bark
    As human gods aim for their marks.
    Make everything from toy guns that spark
    To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark.
    It's easy to see without looking too far that not much is really sacred.
    Source: Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
  • Frederick the Great
    Frederick the Great
    Born in Berlin, King of Prussia (1740-1786) 1712-1786
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    Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
  • Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
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    Elevate those guns a little lower.
  • Bruce Chatwin
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    Even today, when an Aboriginal mother notices the first stirrings of speech in her child, she lets it handle the things of that particular country: leaves, fruit, insects and so forth. We give our children guns and computer games, Wendy said. They gave their children the land.
    Source: The Songlines p. 270
  • Henry Rollins
    Henry Rollins
    American musician, actor and writer 1961-
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    Guns are part of the American identity.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Guns have metamorphosed into cameras in this earnest comedy, the ecology safari, because nature has ceased to be what it always had been - what people needed protection from. Now nature tamed, endangered, mortal - needs to be protected from people.
  • Hermann Goering
    Hermann Goering
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    Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.
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