Savages Quotes

Savages Quotes by H. G. Wells, George Santayana, Claude Levi-Strauss, Nelson A. Miles, Dave Barry, Nick Frost and many others.

Lies are the mortar that binds the savage individual man into the social masonry.
H. G. Wells
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the older man who will not laugh is a fool.
George Santayana
No contact with savage Indian tribes has ever daunted me more than the morning I spent with an old lady swathed in woolies who compared herself to a rotten herring encased in a block of ice.
Claude Levi-Strauss
The more we study the Indian’s character the more we appreciate the marked distinction between the civilized being and the real savage.
Nelson A. Miles
His body rigid with terror as he waited for the savages to something horrible to him—bash his head with clubs, or stab him with spears, or… …or tap him on the shoulder.
Dave Barry
I like to think I’m some savage realist.
Nick Frost
In the John Wayne movies, the Indians were savages that were trying to scalp you. That culture has really suffered because of the stereotype you see in those westerns.
Ricky Schroder
The effect of the discovery of printing was evident in the savage religious wars of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Application of power to communication industries hastened the consolidation of vernaculars, the rise of nationalism, revolution, and new outbreaks of savagery in the twentieth century.
Harold Innis
I wanted to make an Indian character who wasn’t either a) the savage that must be eliminated, the force of nature that’s blocking the way for industrial progress, or b) the noble innocent that knows all and is another cliche. I wanted him to be a complicated human being.
Jim Jarmusch
If she know how strongly he felt, she’d have run out the door. He wasn’t used to the possessive, or the savage joy she brought to his heart. It ate at his control, so he turned his attention to the music. He understood music.
Patricia Briggs
Pessimism is a product of our civilization. It is not natural to the savage; he feels pain, or discomfort, and suffers from these palpable conditions, but when he recovers from wounds he forgets the torments, and when he is well fed he is joyous in the light of day.
Arthur Lynch
Relentlessly savage, ‘The Passion’ plays like the ‘Gospel according to the Marquis de Sade’
David Ansen
The domestication (the culture) of man does not go deep–where it does go deep it at once becomes degeneration (type: the Christian). The ‘savage’ (or, in moral terms, the evil man) is a return to nature–and in a certain sense his recovery, his cure from ‘culture’.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Ayn Rand
Science frees us in many ways…from the bodily terror which the savage feels. But she replaces that, in the minds of many, by a moral terror which is far more overwhelming.
Charles Kingsley
The dark side of blogging is, of course, people can be (and are) just savage and uncivilized, deeply cruel and fully unaccountable.
Augusten Burroughs
We old bachelors smell like dogs, do we? So be it. But I must take issue with your claim that doctors who treat female illnesses are womanizers and cynics at heart. Gynecologists deal with savage prose the likes of which you have never dreamed of.
Anton Chekhov
Alluring pleasure is said to have softened the savage dispositions (of early mankind).
[Lat., Blanda truces animos fertur mollisse voluptas.]
What is marriage but the renunciation of unchastity? The savage does not marry. Man marries because he renounces.
Swami Vivekananda
We are told in the Pentateuch, that god, the father of us all, gave thousands of maidens, after having killed their fathers, their mothers, and their brothers, to satisfy the brutal lusts of savage men. If there be a god, I pray him to write in his book, opposite my name, that I denied this lie for him.
Robert Green Ingersoll
The dog is a religious animal. In his savage state he worships the moon and the lights that float upon the waters. These are his gods to whom he appeals at night with long-drawn howls.
Anatole France
Surely all God’s people, however serious or savage, great or small, like to play. Whales and elephants, dancing, humming gnats, and invisibly small mischievous microbes- all are warm with divine radium and must have lots of fun in them.
John Muir
I have heard about the civilized,
the marriages run on
talk, elegant and
honest, rational.
But and I are savages.
Sharon Olds
The value of a yellow metal (gold), originally chosen as money because it tickled the fancy of savages, is clearly a chancy and irrelevant thing on which to base the value of our money and the stability of our industrial system.
Dennis Holme Robertson
It is a truism to say that the dog is largely what his master makes of him: he can be savage and dangerous, untrustworthy, cringing and fearful; or he can be faithful and loyal, courageous and the best of companions and allies.
Ranulph Fiennes
We have need to be as sturdy pioneers still as Miles Standish, or Church, or Lovewell. We are to follow on another trail, it is true, but one as convenient for ambushes. What if the Indians are exterminated, are not savages as grim prowling about the clearings today?
Henry David Thoreau
I am as free as nature first made man,
Ere the base laws of servitude began,
When wild in woods the noble savage ran.
John Dryden
When man is not properly trained, he is the most savage animal on the face of the globe.
She was beautiful and terrifying, savage and pure.
Catherynne M. Valente
Babies aren’t savages. Toddlers understand language long before they can talk.
Pamela Druckerman
Victor smiled through the pain and the blood. “Of course you have. I used to think Belikov was the savage one, but it’s really you, isn’t it? You’re the animal with no control, no higher reasoning except to fight and kill.
Richelle Mead
I have to say for both of us [ with Adam Savage], this experience that we’ve been having here has changed us dramatically, and we’ve evolved since we’ve come on the scene with Mythbusters, because of what we’ve learned, and that, I think, is the biggest reward for us.
Jamie Hyneman
Even now, and you can look at me, am I a savage person? My conscience is clear.
Pol Pot
One attacks those who possess things that one does not possess. The attack is all the more savage because the one who attacks is destitute and the one who is attacked is well provided. The one who attacks always considers himself to be in the position of legitimate offense.
Adrienne Monnier
Frazer is much more savage than most of his savages, for they are not as far removed from the understanding of spiritual matter as a twentieth-century Englishman. His explanations of primitive practices are much cruder than the meaning of these practices themselves.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
Violence is the tool of the barbarian; aggression is the method of the primitive; bloodshed is the way of the savage; cruelty is the manner of the brutish! To be called as a ‘civilised,’ man must be peaceable!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
So often when Black men have to play roles on TV, we’re either the noble savage or we’re completely a savage, and there’s no nuance.
Don Cheadle
Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages.
Hervey Allen
Secret Societies have existed among all peoples, savage and civilized, since the beginning of recorded history… It is beyond question that the secret societies of all ages have exercised a considerable degree of political influence.
Manly Hall
I worship nothing. Not a good lie nor a dark one. If nature is proof of God’s amazing creation then I have truly seen the light, and the light is black. Nature is genius at its most cruel and savage. No benevolent God could have come up with such an outrage.
Gary Numan
Hannibal Lecter: We live in a primitive time – don’t we, Will? – neither savage nor wise. Half measures are the curse of it. Any rational society would either kill me or give me my books.
Thomas Harris
Man…is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.
How you must have suffered getting accustomed to me, my savage, solitary soul, my name that sends them all running. So many times we have seen the morning star burn, kissing our eyes, and over our heads the grey light unwinds in turning fans.
Pablo Neruda
A warlike nation like the Germans, without either cities, letters, arts, or money, found some compensation for this savage state in the enjoyment of liberty. Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism.
Edward Gibbon
When I’m on stage the savage in me is released. It’s like going back to being a cave man. It takes me six hours to come down after a show.
Angus Young
Surely all God’s people, however serious or savage, great or small, like to play.
John Muir
The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Bertrand Russell
Work restores humankind and all its attributes to the savage animal condition that was its original intended state.
Elfriede Jelinek
No onslaught more fierce was ever seen in the savage world of beasts, where some desperate small creature armed with little teeth, alone, will spring upon a tower of horn and hide that stands above its fallen mate.
J. R. R. Tolkien
We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that the savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.
Mark Twain
In time the savage bull sustains the yoke; In time all haggard hawks will stoop to lure; In time small wedges cleave the hardest oak, In time the flint is pierced with softest shower, And she in time will fall from her disdain, And rue the sufferance of your friendly pain.
Thomas Kyd
There is a savage beast in every man, and when you hand that man a sword or spear and send him forth to war, the beast stirs.
George R. R. Martin
Without the restraints of religion and social worship, men become savages much sooner than savages become civilized by means of religion and civil government.
Benjamin Rush
The civilized man is a larger mind but a more imperfect nature than the savage.
Margaret Fuller
To most people a savage nation is wan that doesn’t wear oncomf’rtable clothes.
Finley Peter Dunne
I said (to Daniel Jones), ‘You realise I’m always going to be The Guy From Savage Garden’. He said, ‘How do you think I feel? I’m The Other One From Savage Garden!’
Darren Hayes
It is in refinement and elegance that the civilized man differs from the savage.
Samuel Johnson
The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone, the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood
George Bernard Shaw
The Indian who fells the tree that he may gather the fruit, and the Arab who plunders the caravans of commerce are actuated by the same impulse of savage nature, and relinquish for momentary rapine the long and secure possession of the most important blessings.
Edward Gibbon
This is a fierce bad rabbit; look at his savage whiskers, and his claws and his turned-up tail.
Beatrix Potter
[Educated blacks] Society refuses to consider them genuine Negroes. The Negro is a savage, whereas the student is civilized. “You’re us,” and if anyone thinks you are a Negro he is mistaken, because you merely look like one.
Frantz Fanon
One of the popular views in the liberal circles of the West is that we are actually ‘all victims of capitalism’. I disagree. This savage global capitalism is only one of the most terrible bi-products of the dominant Western culture of racism, greed, brutality and unbridled desire to control the world.
Andre Vltchek
Ants and savages put strangers to death.
Bertrand Russell
It was hard to reconcile the drumbeats and lifted voices in the night with my memories of flames and the screams of dying men. How could humanity range so effortlessly from the sublime to the savage and back again?
Robin Hobb
Be faithful and true of word; let thy walk be plain and lowly: thou wilt get on, though in savage land. If thy words be not faithful and true, thy walk plain and lowly, wilt thou get on, though in thine own home? Standing, see these words ranged before thee; driving, see them written upon the yoke. Then thou wilt get on.
Only a fool wants war, but once a war starts then it cannot be fought half-heartedly. It cannot even be fought with regret, but must be waged with a savage joy in defeating the enemy, and it is that savage joy that inspires our bards to write their greatest songs about love and war.
Bernard Cornwell
Savages we call them, because their manners differ from ours, which we think the perfection of civility; they think the same of theirs.
Benjamin Franklin
But revolutionary is not an acceptable term to those who benefit from, and deny at the same time, the savage exploitativeness of the social system.
Herbert Schiller
I always enjoy seeing Adam [Savage] in pain.
Jamie Hyneman
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
Jessamyn West
Vitriolic really is personal. I am vitriolic. I am savage.
Gore Vidal
Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings – as some savage tribes determine the power of muskets by their recoil; that being considered best which fairly prostrates the purchaser.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A bambiraptor is a savage baby dear.
Alan Davies
Every civilization when it loses its inner vision and its cleaner energy, falls into a new sort of sordidness, more vast and more stupendous than the old savage sort. An Augean stable of metallic filth.
D. H. Lawrence
There is America, which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men and uncouth manners, yet shall, before you taste of death, show itself equal to the whole of that commerce which now attracts the envy of the world.
Edmund Burke
Property is desirable as the ground work of moral independence, as a means of improving the faculties, and of doing good to others, and as the agent in all that distinguishes the civilized man from the savage.
James F. Cooper
Music hath the charm to soothe a savage beast, but I’d try a revolver first.
Josh Billings
A beautiful woman is a practical poet, taming her savage mate, planting tenderness, hope and eloquence in all whom she approaches.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only a more savage nation can survive.
Michael Savage
The very use of the word savage, as it is applied in its general sense, I am inclined to believe is an abuse of the word, and the people to whom it is applied.
George Catlin
Learning -the kind of ignorance affected by (and affecting) civilized races, as distinguished from ignorance, the sort of learning incurred by savages. See nonsense.
Ambrose Bierce
I have to be real cool and not savage and radical, because it makes me angry when I think about it when I see the white boys, who are really the number one citizens, the future rulers.
Muhammad Ali
We reject this illegal, barbarous, savage state that calls itself Israel. And you have to do the same.
George Galloway
If nations could only depend upon fair and impartial judgments in a world court of law, they would abandon the senseless, savage practice of war.
Belva Ann Lockwood
Self-denial is simply a method by which arrests his progress, and self-sacrifice a survival of the mutilation of the savage.
Oscar Wilde
Just as the savage must wrestle with nature to satisfy his wants, to maintain and reproduce life, so must civilised man, and he must do so in all social formations and under all possible modes of production.
Karl Marx
The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated by reading the obituary columns of the nation’s dailies, Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates.
George Jackson
Of all the discoveries which men need to make, the most important, at the present moment, is that of the self-forming power treasured up in themselves. They little suspect its extent, as little as the savage apprehends the energy which the mind is created to exert on the material world.
William Ellery Channing
Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.
Ambrose Bierce
They said, “You are a savage and dangerous woman.” I am speaking the truth. And the truth is savage and dangerous.
Nawal El Saadawi
Are we savages or what?
William Golding
Get down, get naked, get savage.
Ron Carlson
When one has got to make correct entries, one comes to hate those savages–hate them to the death.
Joseph Conrad
The settler and pioneer have at bottom had justice on their side; this great continent could not have been kept as nothing but a game preserve for squalid savages.
Theodore Roosevelt
Mars, when guilty of homicide, and set free from the charge of murder by the Athenians through favour, lest he should appear to be too fierce and savage, committed adultery with Venus.
In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad
Pamela Geller
You and I probably wouldn’t be here if our ancestors hadn’t been greedy savages.
Mark Pagel
The English did not come to America from a mere love of adventure, nor to truck with or convert the savages, nor to hold offices under the crown, as the French to a great extent did, but to live in earnest and with freedom.
Henry David Thoreau
To put it simply, as a black man, I started watching films at the age of six, and I’ve since seen the bad guys changing race – between the African savages, to the Native Americans, and then the blacks and the Arabs and the Chinese and the Vietnamese. Look at ‘Rambo’: it’s exactly that.
Raoul Peck
Savages and modern artists are alike strangely driven to create something uglier than themselves. but the artists find it harder.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Religion can only change when the emotions which fill it are changed; and the religion of personal fear remains nearly at the level of the savage.
George Eliot
The indulgence of revenge tends to make men more savage and cruel.
Henry Home, Lord Kames
Every savage can dance.
Jane Austen
Savage peoples are ruled by passion, civilized peoples by the mind.
Carl von Clausewitz
I took delight in hurling books across the room if I knew I would not be reading the second chapter. Then I’d go and pick them up again, because they are books, after all, and we are not savages.
Neil Gaiman
We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves.
Daniel Boone
I take it you know my companion?” Oh,yes!” said Savage, his smile disappearing. “We know all about Ruby Journey. Please don’t let her kill anyone important. Or set fire to anything.” Your reputation precedes you,” Random said dryly to Ruby.
Simon R. Green
When we attempt to define and describe God, both language and thought desert us, and we are as helpless as fools and savages.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Captive Greece took captive her savage conqueror.
If you make action movies, the critics will savage you, and then your movies are outdated the following week with the new wave of special effects.
Adam McKay
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
Diane Ackerman
For how many thousands of years now have we humans been what we insist on calling “civilized?” And yet, in total contradiction, we also persist in the savage belief that we must occasionally, at least, settle our arguments by killing one another.
Walter Cronkite
That chemistry that we had [with Fred Savage] is very, very hard to find. We were lucky to have those 22 episodes [of The Grinder]. I’m unendingly proud of it.
Rob Lowe
Savages cling to a local god of one tribe or town. The broad ethics of Jesus were quickly narrowed to village theologies, which preach an election or favoritism.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The leading characteristic of the savage state is its refusal or avoidance of industry.
Arthur Brisbane
Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism.
Alain Badiou
Of all the bigotries that savage the human temper there is none so stupid as the anti-Semitic.
David Lloyd George
Sometimes they rose up inside her, these moments of fierce happiness, kindling out of their own substance like a spark igniting a mound of grass. It was a joy to be alive, a strange and savage joy, and she stood there in the warmth and destruction of it knowing it could not last.
Kevin Brockmeier
The savages don’t have atom bombs.
Friedrich Durrenmatt
For it is most true that a natural and secret hatred and aversation towards society in any man, hath somewhat of the savage beast.
Francis Bacon
The savage lives simply through ignorance and idleness or laziness, but the philosopher lives simply through wisdom.
Henry David Thoreau
The only acceptable response to the threat of lethal violence is immediate and savage counterattack. If you resist, you just may get killed. If you don’t resist you almost certainly will get killed. It is a tough choice, but there is only one right answer.
Jeff Cooper
A crowd is not merely impulsive and mobile. Like a savage, it is not prepared to admit that anything can come between its desire and the realisation of its desire.
Gustave Le Bon
The world won’t end with a bang or a whimper. It’ll end with the death screams of a thousand demons and a defiant, carefree, savage, wolfen howl.
Darren Shan
The ocean has the conscienceless temper of a savage autocrat spoiled by much adulation
Joseph Conrad
I want no part of peace with savages who throw acid on and gun down young girls going to school. I would prefer to crush them and kill them wherever they exist. That’s not being a warmonger. It’s being a realist.
Allen West
Historically speaking, we went from being Indians to pagans to savages to hostiles to militants to activists to Native Americans. Its five hundred years later and they still cant see us. We are still invisible.
John Trudell
But the effort, the effort! And as the marrow is eaten out of a man’s bones and the soul out of his belly, contending with the strange rapacity of savage life, the lower stage of creation, he cannot make the effort any more.
D. H. Lawrence
No greater glory can be handed down than to conquer the barbarian, to recall the savage and the pagan to civility, to draw the ignorant within the orbit of reason, and to fill with reverence for divinity the godless and the ungodly.
Richard Hakluyt
The sport [football] is simply more and more identified with violence, both in its inherent nature and in its savage personnel… [The National Football League] now needs a guardian, not a CEO.
Frank Deford
The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
Henry David Thoreau
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Ayn Rand
Everything outside was elegant and savage and fleshy. Everything inside was slow and cool and vacant. It seemed a shame to stay inside.
John Cheever
I have struck a city – a real city – and they call it Chicago… I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.
Rudyard Kipling
Against my will, I became a witness to the most terrible defeat of reason and to the most savage triumph of brutality ever chroniclednever before did a generation suffer such a moral setback after it had attained such intellectual heights.
Stefan Zweig
Praise Him, each savage furious beast
That on His stores do daily feast;
And you tame slaves, of the laborious plough,
Your weary knees to your Creator bow.
Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon
Oratory is, after all, the prose literature of the savage.
George Saintsbury
Quadruped lions are said to be savage, only when they are hungry; biped lions are rarely sulky longer than when their appetite for distinction remains unappeased.
Charles Dickens
He’d kill for her, destroy for her, savage anyone who dared attempt to take her from him. And he would never let her go…even if she begged for her freedom.
Nalini Singh
Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.
Robert E. Howard
I directed the men in our barque to approach near the savages, and hold their arms in readiness to do their duty in case they notice any movement of these people against us.
Samuel de Champlain
The trend of all knowledge at the present is to specialize, but archaeology has in it all the qualities that call for the wide view of the human race, of its growth from the savage to the civilized, which is seen in all stages of social and religious development.
Margaret Murray
Man is still a savage to the extent that he has little respect for anything that cannot hurt him.
E. W. Howe
You have to realize that up until about 1959, Africa was dominated by the colonial powers. And by the colonial powers of Europe having complete control over Africa, they projected Africa always in a negative light – jungles, savages, cannibals, nothing civilized.
Malcolm X
The most savage people are also the ugliest.
Mary Somerville
I am savage enough to prefer the woods, the wilds, and the independence of Monticello, to all the brilliant pleasures of this gaycapital [Paris].
Thomas Jefferson
You have to have a bunch of dimensions [of yourself]. You have to be able to adapt in this world. You can’t be a nice guy living in a world of savages.
Mike Tyson
Why should we fear to be crushed by savage elements, we who are made up of the same elements?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The pleasure of satisfying a savage instinct, undomesticated by the ego, is uncomparably much more intense than the one of satisfying a tamed instinct. The reason is becoming the enemy that prevents us from a lot of possibilities of pleasure.
Sigmund Freud
Savage bears agree with one another.
He who is only an athlete is too crude, too vulgar, too much a savage. He who is a scholar only is too soft, to effeminate. The ideal citizen is the scholar athlete, the man of thought and the man of action.
Watching a coast as it slips by the ship is like thinking about an enigma. There it is before you, smiling, frowning, inviting, grand, mean, insipid, or savage, and always mute with an air of whispering, “Come and find out”.
Joseph Conrad
The savages are upon me and I feel my flesh burn beneath the teeth of their indifference.
A soul you say? Give my pocketwatch to a savage and he’ll think it has a soul.
Napoleon Bonaparte
When the savages of Louisiana wish to have fruit, they cut the tree at the bottom and gather the fruit. That is exactly a despotic government.
Baron de Montesquieu
The only very marked difference between the average civilized man and the average savage is that the one is gilded and the other is painted.
Mark Twain
The most ultimately righteous of all wars is a war with savages.
Theodore Roosevelt
Music has charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. I’ve read that things inanimate have moved, and, as with living souls, have been inform’d, by magic numbers and persuasive sound.
William Congreve
The promises of modernity regarding progress, freedom and hope have not been eliminated; they have been reconfigured, stripped of their emancipatory potential and relegated to the logic of a savage market instrumentality.
Henry Giroux
I sing of arms and of a man: his fate
had made him fugitive: he was the first
to journey from the coasts of Troy as far
as Italy and the Lavinian shores
Across the lands and waters he was battered
beneath the violence of the high ones for
the savage Juno’s unforgetting anger.
Fred Savage,he’s America’s sweetheart, like I always say. One of the funniest, nicest, most decent… I love him like a brother.
Rob Lowe
To savages it would seem preposterous to seek out a place where nothing but learning was going on in order that one might learn.
John Dewey
Nobody living average, everybody jang-a-lang. Nobody living savage, everybody got change.
The vast majority of the race whether savage or civilized, are secretly kind at heart and shrink from inflicting pain, but in the presence of the aggressive and pitiless minority they don’t dare to assert themselves.
Mark Twain
The savage prays to a stone that he calls a god, while the Christian prays to a god he calls a spirit, and the prayers of both are equally useful.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Hunter S. Thompson
No nation, savage or civilized, save only the United States В of America, has confessed its inability to protect its women save by hanging, shooting, and burning alleged offenders
Ida B. Wells
Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve
To such men the desperate and horrible thought has come that perhaps the whole of human life is but a bad joke, a violent and ill-fated abortion of the primal mother, a savage and dismal catastophe of nature.
Hermann Hesse
A girl can’t sing rock & roll too well. It’s basically too savage.
Connie Francis
Wolves and bears, they say, casting their savagery aside, have done like offices of pity.
William Shakespeare
We recived our colouring from the Norsemen,hairy savages who hacked their gods to pieces and hung the flesh from trees.We are the ones who sacked Rome.Fear only feeble old age and death in bed.Don’t forget who you are.
Janet Fitch
Savages!’ he echoed, ironically. ‘You set foot on one of the shores of this globe, professor, and you’re surprised to find savages? Where aren’t there savages? Besides, are they any worse than others, these whom you call savages?
Jules Verne
The Huron and Iroquois forests are peopled by my friends; with me, the despots of Europe and their courts are the savages.
Marquis de Lafayette
All men, even those we call savages, have been so tormented by the passion for strong drinks, that limited as their capacities were, they were yet able to manufacture them.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
As a thinker and planner the ant is the equal of any savage race of men; as a self-educated specialist in several arts she is the superior of any savage race of men; and in one or two high mental qualities she is above the reach of any man, savage or civilized!
Mark Twain
The only subject fewer authentic Americans cared about than the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo was World Cup Soccer. America is an epic global battle with ruthless savages who seek our destruction, and liberals are feeling sorry for the terrorists.
Ann Coulter
His eyes were frighteningly alive, the curve of his mouth savage and pleased. It suddenly didn’t seem at all surprising that he should be able to pull things from his dreams. In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them. Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness. Her raven boys.
Maggie Stiefvater
Good heredity and environment are necessary. You cannot compare the child of a savage with the child of a civilized person.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Savage is he who saves himself.
Leonardo da Vinci
Music soothes my savage beast. I got a beast in me running wild.
Dennis Rodman
I read anything I could get my hands on: science fiction, fantasy, horror, thrillers. I even became hooked on the Bantam reprints of the old pulp novels from thirties and forties: Doc Savage, The Shadow, The Avenger.
James Rollins
Difference between savage and civilized man: one is painted, the other gilded.
Mark Twain
All right then,” said the Savage defiantly, “I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.
Aldous Huxley
When forced to survive in an apocalyptic world, there are some characters that embrace their higher selves with some emerging as natural born leaders, and others succumb to their more base and primal selves and basically transform into savages.
Laurie Holden
Laughter to begin with was probably glee at the misfortunes of others. The baring of the teeth in laughter hints at its savage ancestry. Animals have no malice, hence also no laughter. They never savor the sudden glory of Schadenfreude. It was its infectious quality that made of laughter a medium of mutuality.
Eric Hoffer
The intrusions of the white race and the non- compliance with treaty obligations have been followed by atrocities that could alone satisfy a savage and revengeful spirit.
Nelson A. Miles
Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast…
William Congreve
Shakespeare is a drunken savage with some imagination whose plays please only in London and Canada.
Swift has sailed into his rest; Savage indignation there Cannot lacerate his breast Imitate him if you dare, World-besotted traveler; he Served human liberty.
William Butler Yeats
I regard the death penalty as a savage and immoral institution that undermines the moral and legal foundations of society. I reject the notion that the death penalty has any essential deterrent effect on potential offenders. I am convinced that the contrary is true – that savagery begets only savagery.
Andrei Sakharov
Ideas, unlike solid structures, do not perish. They remain immortal, immaterial and everywhere, like all Divine things. Ideas are a golden, savage landscape that we wander unaware, without a map. Be careful: in the last analysis, reality may be exactly what we think it is.
Alan Moore
In the name of justice the most savage and revolting acts are perpetrated.
Ricardo Flores Magon
I wanted, I think, to acknowledge Luck: the chance of it, the benevolence of it in my life, and the brutality of it in the lives of others; made especially savage for children because they may not be allowed the good fortune of a lifetime to correct it.
Paul Newman
Music is the language of all. It tames the savage beast and allows us to get over heartbreak. It helps us express what we really want to say and it has the power to lift hearts and awaken our souls.
James A. Murphy III
O tequila, savage water of sorcery, what confusion and mischief your sly, rebellious drops do generate
Tom Robbins
The footprint of the savage traced in the sand is sufficient to attest the presence of man to the atheist who will not recognize God, whose hand is impressed upon the entire universe.
Hugh Miller
That country [Carthage] was rapidly sinking into the state of barbarism from whence it had been raised by the Phoenician colonies and Roman laws; and every step of intestine discord was marked by some deplorable victory of savage man over civilized society.
Edward Gibbon
The most dangerous savages live in cities.
Austin O’Malley
You know we poor artists have to show ourselves in society from time to time, just to remind the public that we are not savages.
Oscar Wilde
Every one of the constituent elements of a social group, in a modern city as in a savage tribe, is born immature, helpless, without language, beliefs, ideas, or social standards. Each individual, each unit who is the carrier of the life-experience of his group, in time passes away. Yet the life of the group goes on.
John Dewey
The world was held in a savage gloom – cold and intolerable. Outside, all was quiet – quiet! From the dark room behind me, came the occasional, soft thud of falling matter – fragments of rotting stone. So time passed, and night grasped the world, wrapping it in wrappings of impenetrable blackness.
William Hope Hodgson
I’m from a time and place where bigheadedness was a really savage crime, and you’d get cut down for it by your peers and parents.
David Mitchell
The newspapers print what the people want, and thus does the savage still swing his club and flourish his spear.
Elbert Hubbard
I think I should be respectful of fighters. This sport is brutal enough itself. I don’t think you should say stupid statements or should act like savages.
Mirko Cro Cop
So geographers, in Africa maps, With savage pictures fill their gaps, And o’er uninhabitable downs Place elephants for want of towns
Jonathan Swift
then she was laughing. They both were, and the savage teeth were the most joyous sight Phaedra had seen for a long time. It was as if they were dancing. There it was. Suddenly the strangeness of Quintana of Charyn’s face made sense. Because it was a face meant for laughing, but it had never been given a chance.
Melina Marchetta
But if one wishes to be absolute master of all, to obtain the entire inheritance, and to exclude his brothers from even a third or fifth part, he is not a brother, but a harsh tyrant, a rude savage, nay, more, an insatiable beast that would devour the whole sweet banquet with his own gaping mouth.
Gregory of Nyssa
There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man’s notion that he is less savage than the other savages.
Mark Twain
At present, man applies to nature but half his force. He works on the world with his understanding alone. He lives in it, and masters it by a penny-wisdom; and he that works most in it, is but a half-man, and whilst his arms are strong and his digestion good, his mind is imbruted, and he is a selfish savage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Even savage animals can agree among themselves.
There is no origin for the idea of an afterlife, save the conclusion which the savage draws from the notion suggested by dreams.
Herbert Spencer
I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy, and free… Why am I so changed? I’m sure I should be myself were I once among the heather on those hills.
Emily Bronte
Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.
Benjamin Franklin
Nothing walks the earth more savage than a mare enraged.
Janet Morris
We are all civilized people, wich means that we are all savages at heart but observing a few amenities of civilized behaviour.
Tennessee Williams
I’ve had the opportunity to work on some really great indie features. One of them being ‘Little Savages,’ which is a super fun family film.
Katherine McNamara
In them was not the savage blankness of the reptile species. Instead there was something far worse – burning, unquenchable rage mixed with the self-mocking irony of great intelligence.
Whitley Strieber
Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.
Thomas Jefferson
Children, savages and true believers remember far less what they have seen than what they have heard.
Eric Hoffer
By long-standing tradition, I take this opportunity to savage other
designers in the thin disguise of good, clean fun.
P. J. Plauger
I will take some savage woman, she shall rear my dusky race.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Savage and furious nations, perpetually at war, adore, under diverse names, some God, conformable to their ideas, that is to say, cruel, carnivorous, selfish, blood-thirsty.
Baron d’Holbach
From my experience with wild apples, I can understand that there may be reason for a savage’s preferring many kinds of food which the civilized man rejects. The former has the palate of an outdoor man. It takes a savage or wild taste to appreciate a wild fruit.
Henry David Thoreau
Forgiveness is better than revenge, for forgiveness is the sign of a gentle nature, but revenge is the sign of a savage nature.
Jerome Isaac Friedman
American fighters of the Pacific War were not heroes. The desperation of island combat included exchanged barbarities of which no one would willingly speak for a generation. On the American side, there were foul racism, vengeful refusals to take prisoners, a generalized brutality that extended to a savage air war.
James Carroll
Man is neither by birth nor disposition a savage, nor of unsocial habits, but only becomes so by indulging in vices contrary to his nature.
Yes, I am a Jew and when the ancestors of the right honorable gentleman were brutal savages in an unknown island, mine were priests in the temple of Solomon.
Benjamin Disraeli
Fashion understands itself; good-breeding and personal superiority of whatever country readily fraternize with those of every other. The chiefs of savage tribes have distinguished themselves in London and Paris, by the purity of their tournure.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The British hamburger thus symbolised, with savage neatness, the country’s failure to provide its ordinary people with food which did anything more for them than sustain life.
Clive James
After telephone, kinematograph and phonograph had replaced newspaper, book schoolmaster and letter, to live outside the range of the electric cables was to live an isolated savage.
H. G. Wells
She looked into the staring glass eyes and complacent face, and suddenly a sort of heartbroken rage seized her. She lifted her little savage hand and knocked Emily off the chair, bursting into a passion of sobbing- Sara who never cried.
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Here is this vast, savage, howling mother of ours,
Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children,
as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned
from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively
an interaction of man on man.
Henry David Thoreau
I have a huge and savage conscience that won’t let me get away with things.
Octavia Butler
Is man’s civilization only a wrappage, through which the savage nature of him can still burst, infernal as ever?
Thomas Carlyle
A familiar name cannot make a man less strange to me. It may be given to a savage who retains in secret his own wild title earnedin the woods. We have a wild savage in us, and a savage name is perchance somewhere recorded as ours.
Henry David Thoreau
They died hard, those savage men – like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.
Douglas MacArthur
It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen-hearted Northland Wild. (Ch.1)
Jack London
The savage who loves himself, his wife and child with quiet joy and glows with limited activity of his tribe as for his own life is in my opinion a more real being than that cultivated shadow who is enraptured with the shadow of the whole species
Johann Gottfried Herder
Men have hitherto treated women like birds which have strayed down to them from the heights; as something more delicate, more fragile, more savage, stranger, sweeter, soulful–but as something which has to be caged up so that it shall not fly away.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The old notion that the savage is the freest of mankind is the reverse of the truth. He is a slave, not indeed to a visible master, but to the past, to the spirits of his dead forefathers, who haunt his steps from birth to death, and rule him with a rod of iron.
James G. Frazer
And what’s strange, what would be marvelous, is not that God should really exist; the marvel is that such an idea, the idea of the necessity of God, could enter the head of such a savage, vicious beast as man.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
The trombone is the true head of the family of wind instruments… it has all the serious and powerful tones of sublime musical poetry, from religious, calm and imposing accents to savage, orgiastic outburst.
Hector Berlioz
The most savage and voracious animal never kills to increase his wealth, or open a way to grandeur. It slays to satisfy his hunger, or in a natural defense of his own life, or of those whom he is prompted by instinct to preserve.
Mary Collyer
Torture is senseless violence, born in fear… torture costs human lives but does not save them. We would almost be too lucky if these crimes were the work of savages: the truth is that torture makes torturers.
Jean-Paul Sartre
When Barrons looks at me like that, it rattles me. Lust, in those ancient, obsidian eyes, offers no trace of humanity. Doesn’t even bother trying. Savage Mac wants to invite it to come out and play. I think she’s nuts. Nuts, I tell you.
Karen Marie Moning
The limitation upon this mode of promoting peace lies in the fact that it consists in an appeal to the civilized side of man, while war is the product of forces proceeding from man’s original savage nature.
Elihu Root
Life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
Victor Hugo
But even labeling a site as astronomical is an improvement, since it partially sidesteps the old stereotype of Indians being primitive and ignorant savages.
Vine Deloria Jr.
Heaven can never countenance the barbarous and unmanly practice of the Britons in America, which savages would blush at, and which, if not discontinued, will soon be retaliated on Britain by a justly enraged people.
John Paul Jones
May we not suspect that the vague but very real fears of children, which are quite independent of experience, are the inherited effects of real dangers and abject superstitions during ancient savage times?
Charles Darwin
Veganism is a point of contention all year round. So much so that many vegans cut themselves off from the rest of society, huddling together for warmth and smugness, and using online forums to vent their disgust at the morally corrupt dairy- and meat-eating savages who make up most of the populace.
Romesh Ranganathan
Pity is not natural to man. Children are always cruel. Savages are always cruel. Pity is acquired and improved by the cultivation of reason. We may have uneasy sensations from seeing a creature in distress, without pity; for we have not pity unless we wish to relieve them.
Samuel Johnson
I am savage about what has been done to the United States by its rulers.
Gore Vidal
In better times the religion of the tribe or state has nothing in common with the private and foreign superstitions or magical rites that savage terror may dictate to the individual.
William Robertson Smith
The combative instinct is a savage prompting by which one man’s good is found in another’s evil.
George Santayana
Pity is not natural to man. Children always are cruel. Savages are always cruel.
Samuel Johnson
The gods’ most savage curses come upon us as answers to our own prayers. Prayer is a dangerous business.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Is man a savage at heart, skinned o’er with fragile Manners? Or is savagery but a faint taint in the natural man’s gentility, which erupts now and again like pimples on an angel’s arse?
John Barth
Yeah, we’re sweet but savage, and I think a lot of Canadians are that way.
Bruce McCulloch
There is no quiet place in the white man’s cities. No place to hear the unfurling of leaves in spring, or the rustle of an insect’s wings. But perhaps it is because I am a savage and do not understand. The clatter only seems to insult the ears.
Chief Seattle
Their savage eyes turned to a modest gaze by the sweet power of music.
William Shakespeare
We are savages insides. We all want to be the chosen, the beloved, the esteemed. There isn’t a person reading this who hasn’t at one point or another had that why not me? voice pop into the interior mix when something good has happened to someone else.
Cheryl Strayed
Did you eat something that didn’t agree with you?” asked Bernard. The Savage nodded “I ate civilization.
Aldous Huxley
Celtic civilization was tribal, but by no means savage or uncultivated. People who regarded the theft of a harp from a bard as a crime second only to an attack on the tribal chieftain cannot be regarded as wanting in cultivated feeling.
Robertson Davies
He who is not content to look, like a savage, at the phenomena of nature as disconnected, cannot any longer believe that man is the work of a separate act of creation … Man is the co-descendant with other mammals of a common progenitor.
Charles Darwin
A savage place! As holy and enchanted/As e’er beneath the waning moon was haunted/By woman wailing for her Demon Lover!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
La poeВ  sie veutquelque chose d’eВ  norme, debarbare et de sauvage. Poetry needs something on the scale of the grand, the barbarous, the savage.
Denis Diderot
I had no idea Savage Season was the beginning of a series. I wrote the second one about three years later. The character of Hap wouldn’t stop talking to me, and then there was a third, and over the years nine novels and a collection of stories and some uncollected stories.
Joe R. Lansdale
In one point the plan was fatally defective, since it involved the deadly enmity of a race whose character and whose power were as yet but ill understood,–the fiercest, boldest, most politic, and most ambitious savages to whom the American forest has ever given birth.
Francis Parkman
At war with savages and idiots. To be a Frenchman abroad is to be miserable; to be an American abroad is to make others miserable.
Ambrose Bierce
I did not join the resistance movement to kill people, to kill the nation. Look at me now. Am I a savage person? My conscience is clear.
Pol Pot
Rule Number One in the India Savage Life Code: When in doubt or possible trouble, lie.
Kristen Ashley
Hands-on experience at the critical time, not systematic knowledge, is what counts in the making of a naturalist. Better to be an untutored savage for a while, not to know the names or anatomical detail. Better to spend stretches of time just searching and dreaming.
E. O. Wilson
The undead did not love, but they remembered love with a savage loyalty.
Kim Harrison
If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it, he is sinking downwards to be a devil . He cannot stop at the beast. The most savage of men are not beasts; they are worse, a great deal worse.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Among human beings, the subjection of women is much more complete at a certain level of civilization than it is among savages. And the subjection is always reinforced by morality.
Bertrand Russell
Alone we are savages, together we are civilization
Ashok K. Banker
Forgiveness is better than revenge, for forgiveness is the sign of a gentle nature, but revenge is the sign of a savage nature. the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace.
I was very familiar with both actors, as well as Christina Hendricks and Bill Sage, Jimmi Simpson, Polly McIntosh, but the other main actors were new to me. And they were all terrific. Just amazing. Actually, Lowell Northrop optioned Savage Season from me, first book in the series, and I wrote a screenplay.
Joe R. Lansdale
Some of the old laws of Israel are clearly savage taboos of a familiar type thinly disguised as commands of the Deity.
James G. Frazer
I say this idea of chokin’ folks to death to reform ’em, is where we show the savage in us, which we have brought down from our barbarious ancestors. We have left off the war paint and war whoops, and we shall leave off the hangin’ when we get civilized.
Marietta Holley
Monarchy degenerates into tyranny, aristocracy into oligarchy, and democracy into savage violence and chaos.
Scratch a schoolboy and you find a savage.
Terry Eagleton
Many years ago Christian pioneers had to fight savage Indians. Today missionaries of these former cultures are being sent via the public schools to heathenize our children.
Phyllis Schlafly
We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything.
William Golding
The boundary between civilization and barbarism is difficult to draw: put one ring in your nose and you are a savage, put two rings in your ears and you are civilized.
Pearl S. Buck
Love demands patience, desire is restless; What color shall I paint the heart, until you savage it? You shall not ignore me when the time comes, I know, but I may turn to dust before the news reaches you.
Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
I will not abridge my freedoms so as not to offend savages, freedom of speech is under violent assault here.
Pamela Geller
We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be –the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.
Farley Mowat
What good man would prefer a country covered with forests and ranged by a few thousand savages to our extensive Republic, studded with cities, towns, and prosperous farms, embellished with all the improvements which art can devise or industry execute.
Andrew Jackson
American popular culture has long been marked by an absence of empathy for American Indians. Westerns doubled as a campaign against so-called savages in a way that desensitized us to the savages we’d become.
Wesley Morris
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
Jean-Paul Sartre
How much savage coarseness is concealed in refined, cultivated manners.
Nikolai Gogol
Seduced, shaggy Samson snored. She scissored short. Sorely shorn, Soon shackled slave, Samson sighed, Silently scheming, Sightlessly seeking Some savage, spectacular suicide.
Stanislaw Lem
I love boxing and it did a lot for me. But sometimes it made me think how savage human beings could be to each other. That wasn’t the kind of boxer I wanted to be. My strategy was to be as scientific as I could when I fought. I didn’t want to be seriously hurt, and I didn’t want to do that to anybody else either.
Muhammad Ali
What I’ve discovered and really confirmed to myself is that opera really likes loud colours, and you need something bold, something savage, unpredictable, passionate. You can’t really run a two-hour opera round some muted murmuring.
Ian Mcewan
The savage nations of the globe are the common enemies of civilized society; and we may inquire, with anxious curiosity, whether Europe is still threatened with a repetition of those calamities, which formerly oppressed the arms and institutions of Rome.
Edward Gibbon
I was a savage for so many years of my life. There was some seed of determination in me that I was not conscious of. I was mostly consciously getting into trouble and drunk.
Daniel Day-Lewis
Do not be too quick to assume your enemy is a savage just because he is your enemy. Perhaps he is your enemy because he thinks you are a savage. Or perhaps he is afraid of you because he feels that you are afraid of him. And perhaps if he believed you are capable of loving him he would no longer be your enemy.
Thomas Merton
Problem-solving is hunting; it is savage pleasure and we are born to it.
Thomas Harris
I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me.
Christopher Nolan
No one is safe from nature’s savagery,not even the innocent. Only beauty is consistent. Gabrielle envisions a time when the Savage Garden will overtake civilizations and destroy it.
Anne Rice
Robespierre, crippled and blind, has yet to be healed to the knowledge that service – his desire – is a deed of savage-speaking gentleness, not soft-spoken savagery.
Tanith Lee
ROMEO to BALTHASAR But if thou, jealous, dost return to pry In what I further shall intend to do, By heaven, I will tear thee joint by joint And strew this hungry churchyard with thy limbs: The time and my intents are savage-wild, More fierce and more inexorable far Than empty tigers or the roaring sea.
William Shakespeare
If science produces no better fruits than tyranny… I would rather wish our country to be ignorant, honest and estimable as our neighbouring savages are.
Thomas Jefferson
I am only a little lion, child, and I vow, I shall not savage you.
George R. R. Martin
In time the savage bull doth bear the yoke.
William Shakespeare
How can such episodes of such savage cruelty happen? The heart of man is an abyss out of which sometimes emerge plots of unspeakable ferocity capable of overturning in an instant the tranquil and productive life of a people.
Pope John Paul II
The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men.
Bertrand Russell
Belief without evidence is the very hallmark of the savage.
Joe Abercrombie
There are no peoples however primitive without religion and magic. Nor are there, it must be added at one, any savage races lacking in either the scientific attitude, or in science, though this lack has been frequently attributed to them.
Bronislaw Malinowski
In nothing was slavery so savage and relentless as in its attempted destruction of the family instincts of the Negro race in America. Individuals, not families; shelters, not homes; herding, not marriages, were the cardinal sins in that system of horrors.
Fannie Barrier Williams