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Samurai Quotes

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The sword was a very elegant weapon in the days of the samurai.
You had honor and chivalry much like the knights,
and yet it was a gruesome and horrific weapon.
- Dustin Diamond

Working on the Samurai sword is very different because
your body position has to be very still.
It's a much quieter was of fighting.
- Lucy Liu

Elves have this superhuman strength,
yet they're so graceful.
Tolkien created them to be angelic spirits,
but I also saw Legolas as something out of the Seven Samurai.
- Orlando Bloom

A samurai should always be prepared for death -
whether his own or someone else's.
- Stan Sakai

 

I don't get over the wonder of it, and 'The Last Samurai'
was an extreme example of that.
Every day when I went to the set, I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
- Tony Goldwyn

I'm kind of like a samurai.
They say if you want to be a samurai,
you can't be afraid of dying, and as soon as you flinch,
you get your head cut off.
I'm not afraid of losing this business.
- Yvon Chouinard

Quentin wanted to create this special world in which
everybody walks around with a samurai sword,
extras in the airport, a special little place in the
airplane to stick your samurai sword.
- David Carradine

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I look at the Samurai because they were the artists of their time.
What I think struck me when I read Bushido is compassion.
'If there's no one there to help, go out and find someone to help.'
That hit me,
because I try to lead my life like that.
- Tom Cruise

Samurai culture did exist really, for hundreds of years
and the notion of people trying to create some sort of a moral code,
the idea that there existed certain behaviors that
could be celebrated and that could be operative in a life.
- Edward Zwick

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.
- Confucius

Those who play with the devil's toys
will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt.
Doubt separates people.
It is a poison that disintegrates
friendships and breaks up pleasant relations.
It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;
it is a sword that kills.
- The Buddha

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
- John Ray

"Pride" is one of those really crazy words,
and such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge, and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

King Arthur was one of my heroes - I played with a
trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's
cane for the sword Excalibur.
- Lloyd Alexander

When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
- Alexander Hamilton

Wit in women is apt to have bad consequences;
like a sword without a scabbard,
it wounds the wearer and provokes assailants.
- Elizabeth Montagu

I've done movies with a sword before.
But I haven't really been given the full responsibility
of something like a Ridley Scott film.
- Orlando Bloom

The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as
the sword needs swiftness.
- Julia Ward Howe

Damn the sword!
When Virginia wanted a sword, I gave her one.
Now she sends me a toy!
I require bread!
- George Rogers Clark

The weapon of the advocate is the sword of the soldier,
not the dagger of the assassin.
- Alexander Cockburn

A sword, a spade, and a thought should never be allowed to rust.
- James Stephens

I don't do a film unless it has a sword in it.
And if it doesn't have a sword in it,
I insist that they have one in the same room to keep me comfortable.
- Orlando Bloom

Understanding is a three-edged sword.
Your side, my side, and the truth.
- J. Michael Straczynski

The censor's sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression.
- Earl Warren

And each man stands with his face in the light.
Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Without the Empire we should be tossed like a cork
in the cross current of world politics.
It is at once our sword and our shield.
- William Morris Hughes

Remember that when you meet your antagonist,
to do everything in a mild agreeable manner.
Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time,
as polished as your sword.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
- Khalil Gibran

The oil can is mightier than the sword.
- Everett Dirksen

Unlike Christianity, which preached a peace that it never achieved,
Islam unashamedly came with a sword.
- Steven Runciman

I read H.P.
Lovecraft.
I also like Sword and Sorcery stuff,
Arthurian legend.
- Bruce Boxleitner

In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to
aim at making proselytes by fire and sword.
Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
- Alexander Hamilton

The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.
- Marty Feldman

In this game of baseball, you live by the sword and die by it.
You hit and get hit.
Remember that.
- Alvin Dark

The sword is very handsome.
I am too old and infirm, as you see,
to ever use a sword again,
but I am glad that my old mother state has not entirely forgotten me.
- George Rogers Clark

Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman:
her head severed from her body with a sword,
a symbolic penis.
- Andrea Dworkin

Shows can come and go.
They can be a hit and then in three years,
gone.
There's some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children.
It's a double-edged sword.
- Calista Flockhart

In America it's live by the sword of freedom of expression
and be will to die by it as well.
- Vince McMahon

Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book,
Elfstones.
- Terry Brooks

I've looked at photographs of myself during concerts
and it sometimes looks as if I'm in a fencing move,
with a guitar in my hands instead of a sword.
- Neil Diamond

There never was a time when, in my opinion,
some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword.
- Ulysses S. Grant

Bring back dueling, I say.
Drive-by sword fight.
- Tim Roth

At all events, arbitration is more rational,
just, and humane than the resort to the sword.
- Richard Cobden

The power of the sword, say the minority...
is in the hands of Congress.
- Tench Coxe

I loved playing Go Go, because the character's so extreme.
And she's pretty close to my real character.
Especially the fact that she liked her sword with a lot of accessories.
- Chiaki Kuriyama

Caesar had perished from the world of men,
had not his sword been rescued by his pen.
- Henry Vaughan

Don't leave home without your sword -
your intellect.
- Alan Moore

My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage,
and my courage and skill to him that can get it.
- John Bunyan

Give me a sword fight any day.
- Joseph Fiennes

With a pen in my hand I have successfully stormed bulwarks
from which others armed with sword and excommunication have been repulsed.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

While I write this letter, I have a pistol in one hand
and a sword in the other.
- Boyle Roche

What is our vision on this earth - war to the end of
all generations and life by the sword?
- Moshe Sharett

The sword is the axis of the world and its power is absolute.
- Charles de Gaulle

No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood.
The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.
- Andrew Jackson

The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind.
- Menander

There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes
till an entire marriage reconciles them.
- C. S. Lewis

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that
we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
- Gordon W. Allport

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon.
which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it.
It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

He steps on stage and draws the sword of rhetoric,
and when he is through, someone is lying wounded and
thousands of others are either angry or consoled.
- Pete Hamill

Open debate and full discourse on the topic of torture is a double-edged sword.
- Charles D. Ellison

I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold,
or the sword.
I will tell the truth wherever I please.
- Mother Jones

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger;
it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast,
or murder thy friend.
- Akhenaton

One sword keeps another in the sheath.
- George Herbert

The world may end up under a Sword of Damocles on a
tightrope over the abyss.
- Andrei A. Gromyko

The sword - the first, for a time the only force:
the force of iron.
- John Lothrop Motley


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