Fierce Quotes

Fierce Quotes by Asha Parekh, Nalini Singh, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Cass Sunstein, Horace, Pierce Brosnan and many others.

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For me fortunately, my mother was my backbone. She was an independent and fierce woman, and she made sure I am too. She wanted me to be a brave person.
Asha Parekh
Your love is a fierce thing, Elena, a thing with claws and teeth when it comes to protecting those you claim.
Nalini Singh
Of Planets, struggling fierce towards heaven’s free wilderness.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
For any child, boy or girl, a father is both Jedi and Sith: Obi-Wan Kenobi – gentle and calming and good – and Vader, fierce and terrifying.
Cass Sunstein
Fierce eagles breed not the tender dove.
Horace
There was a beautiful church where I lived in Navan, taught by the Christian brothers: fierce, angry men, repressed.
Pierce Brosnan
We are never doing anyone any favors by withholding our gifts from the world. It’s scary to be fierce, but you can’t compromise that for fear of losing those around you.
Idina Menzel
I love Beyonce. She’s so fierce. I also love Lily Allen, and she was an influence on my music.
Bridgit Mendler
Fierce Determination and Gentle Humility are the ornaments which make one attractive in the eyes of the Lord.
Radhanath Swami
Nothing shocks me anymore. I’ve embraced men in thongs, I’ve embraced women with padded bras. I mean, I can embrace Larry King saying ‘fierce.’
Johnny Weir
To be a navigator, you have to be fierce.
Mau Piailug
Now I’m going to show a side of me I haven’t shown before. I’m going to be fierce.
La’Porsha Renae
Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
Aaron Allston
Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or events.
Winston Churchill
I’ve got a new friend, all right. But what a gamble friendship is! Charlotte is fierce, brutal, scheming, bloodthirsty—everything I don’t like. How can I learn to like her, even though she is pretty and, of course, clever?
E. B. White
There won’t be any revolution in America … the people are too clean. They spend all their time changing their shirts and washing themselves. You can’t feel fierce and revolutionary in a bathroom.
Eric Linklater
Acting, taken to the highest level, requires a fierce, total focus of your time and energy at the cost of just about everything else.
Charlton Heston
… some people cannot bear the truth, no matter how tactfully it is told. No doubt the haughty, the tyrannical, the unmerciful, the impure and the fomentors of discord take a fierce exception to the Sermon on the Mount.
Mary Church Terrell
People really want to set up these rivalries because there’s a lot of vampire books out there. People want to believe we’re all fierce rivals, and really there’s just so much camaraderie with authors. Everyone kind of boosts each other.
Richelle Mead
Putting on fierce boots is an instant pick-me-up.
Nina Garcia
He had come to know quite thoroughly the world in which he lived. His outlook was bleak and materialistic. The world as he saw it was a fierce and brutal world, a world without warmth, a world in which caresses and affection and the bright sweetness of spirit did not exist.
Jack London
We supporters of the two-state solution in Israel and Palestine are now under a fierce attack from the far right and from the far left in Israel and in Europe. If I were a paranoid, I would say that maybe the far left and the far right are coordinating a conspiracy.
Amos Oz
These Indians are fierce, they wear feathers and grunt. Most of us dont fit this idealized figure since we grunt only when overeating
Vine Deloria Jr.
A fierce and sentimental addiction to forms makes us shudder at change. It is much easier to say that the system is all right-only the people need to be improved.
Charles Ferguson
Walk in this faithless grass with studious tread,
Lest mice, weasels, germane beasts, too soon
The tall hat and eyes, the fierce feet, for dead
Descry, and fix you prone in their revelling moon.
Allen Tate
Rihanna has guts and she always seems to be singing from someplace honest, dark and fierce.
Carrie Brownstein
Twenty years after we had left so fierce and proud, we were all right back where we had started, yoked to each other and the same old drama.
Dorothy Allison
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
Victor Hugo
Soon will set in the fitful weather, with fierce gales and sullen skies and frosty air, and it will be time to tuck up safely my roses and lillies and the rest for their winter sleep beneath the snow, where I never forget them, but ever dream of their wakening in happy summers yet to be.
Celia Thaxter
His beauty did not blaze like Will’s did in fierce colors and repressed fire, but it had its own muted perfection, the loveliness of snow falling against a silver gray sky.
Cassandra Clare
Fierce sectarianism breeds fierce latitudinarianism.
Thomas de Quincey
The bond between parent and child is chemical, fierce, and inexplicable, even if that parent is a sworn killer. This connection cannot be measured; it at once more subtle and more powerful than science.
Daniel Alarcon
As a poet Maria Terrone lives, like the rest of us, in a world of questions marks-but what shines through them is the fierce light of the life force itself
Eamon Grennan
First and foremost an artist should pay homage to grandness, honour and bow to it, and not try to extinguish the fierce flames of such, in an attempt to have his own feeble light shine brighter. When one isn’t able to acknowledge greatness, I would really want to know how he endeavours to make me experience it.
Felix Mendelssohn
The severe household has no fierce slaves, while it is the affectionate mother who has the prodigal son.
Han Fei
Why be so nasty and so rude, when I can be so fierce and so successful.
NeNe Leakes
Polygraphs have sparked a fierce debate for at least a century.
Bill Dedman
True warriors are fierce because their training is fierce.
Miyamoto Musashi
One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives.
Polly Toynbee
I have a fierce desire to paint colour.
Fred Williams
The greatest development after age 21 was shown by Steinitz, who increased his rating by more than a full class interval. Steinitz was the deep student and fierce competitor to the end of his career.
Arpad Elo
Critchley and Webster’s fierce, witty exploration of Hamlet makes most other writing about Shakespeare seem simpleminded.
Hari Kunzru
Trust me no tortures which the poets feign
Can match the fierce unutterable pain
He feels, who night and day devoid of rest
Carries his own accuser in his breast.
Juvenal
In my culture, my mother’s sisters are also my mother. And my father’s sisters are my mother’s, too. So I have many mothers. My mom has a fierce love for her children. And she’s known to say things like if you die I’ll kill you.
Giancarlo Esposito
I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid, gasoline, and cola.
Adam Savage
People naturally long for a bit of the wealth that is whorling all around them, and if the work and education available to them won’t get them closer to the comforts that they see others enjoying, the temptation to take shortcuts can be fierce.
Katherine Boo
I would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy.
William Tecumseh Sherman
Have you watched Animal Planet? The lioness is out there hunting the zebras, the gazelles, all sorts of things, so you need to be the fierce lioness or dragon that you are. Have that inner fire. See what you want, get it, and ask nobody for permission.
Nikita Dragun
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
We know what boredom is: it is a dull
Impatience or a fierce velleity,
A champing wish, stalled by our lassitude,
To make or do. In the strict sense, of course,
We invent nothing, merely bearing witness
To what each morning brings again to light
Richard Wilbur
It became clear to me by 1984 that Microsoft was likely going to be the big winner in the PC software apps and operating system category, partly because of the dynamics of owning and controlling the operating system: that gave you enormous power, and I came to see Bill Gates was fierce competitor.
Mitch Kapor
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
Arthur Helps
The inscrutable laws of sex have so arranged that even a timid woman is not afraid of a fierce and haughty man.
Bram Stoker
Corporate competition is fierce, viewed by many as economic warfare where all is fair. But politics… now, this is something unique.
John McAfee
True love’s the gift which God has given To man alone beneath the heaven: It is not fantasy’s hot fire, Whose wishes soon as granted fly; It liveth not in fierce desire.
Walter Scott
This crisis is not simply a more severe version of the usual business cycle recession, the typical downturn in which economies ultimately adjust and stabilize.
Timothy Geithner
I think it is important to maintain a sense of self and confidence, not letting either falter for the sake of a particular part or project, no matter how great it might be.
Fred Savage
Even play has ended in fierce strife and anger.
Horace
The struggle against the Houthis inside Yemen is fierce. For years, powerful Yemeni tribes received money from Saudi Arabia. Now the Saudis back the Sunni tribes opposed to the Houthis with cash and arms. And then there is al-Qaida.
Safa Al Ahmad
When I’m debating others, whether it’s Eleanor Clift or Bob Beckel, you’re still in a fierce debate mode, but you’re also on best behavior.
Monica Crowley
As an artist, Priyanka Chopra is quite inspiring – she is unstoppable, fierce, and she does everything!
Mithila Palkar
At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.
Charles Darwin
As we try to change, we will discover within us a fierce struggle between our loyalty to that battle-scarred victim of his own childhood, our father, and the father we want to be. We must meet our childhood father at close range: get to know him, learn to forgive him, and somehow, go beyond him.
Augustus Napier
Just because we think of wolves (or the wilderness, or another race) as wild and fierce, doesn’t mean there isn’t another side to them.
Stef Penney
A bolt of warmth, fierce with joy and pride and gratitude, flashed through me like sudden lightning. I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching-they are your family. And they were my heroes.
Jim Butcher
Compassion is fierce and strong, and it holds people accountable. But it doesn’t do it with anger or judgment.
Judith Hanson Lasater
I cannot help thinking that the menace of Hell makes as many devils as the severe penal codes of inhuman humanity make villains.
Lord Byron
It takes a fierce devotion to defend your artistic space, and eternal vigilance over it, because the needs of others will grow like vines in your little plot and claim it back for the jungle.
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Who o’er the herd would wish to reign, Fantastic, fickle, fierce, and vain! Vain as the leaf upon the stream, And fickle as a changeful dream; Fantastic as a woman’s mood, And fierce as Frenzy’s fever’d blood. Thou many-headed monster thing, Oh who would wish to be thy king!
Walter Scott
The fact that tradition hinders the individual savage from thinking logically by no means proves that he cannot think logically.
James Mark Baldwin
In both British and American history, fervent imperialism has always coexisted with bouts of fierce isolationism.
Linda Colley
We’ve all had that fear, that despair of losing someone, or this fierce desire because it’s not reciprocated. The less reciprocation there is, the more desire we have.
Emmanuelle Beart
I want to hear raucous music, to see faces, to brush against bodies, to drink fiery Benedictine. Beautiful women and handsome men arouse fierce desires in me. I want to dance. I want drugs. I want to know perverse people, to be intimate with them. I never look at naive faces. I want to bite into life, and to be torn by it.
Anais Nin
My attitude is good because I’m a fierce competitor and I have all the confidence in the world that I can beat everybody else. That’s my attitude.
Justin Thomas
As a reporter in Israel, I have interviewed hundreds of people in its intelligence and defense establishments and studied thousands of classified documents that revealed a hidden history, surprising even in the context of Israel’s already fierce reputation.
Ronen Bergman
I am a fierce supporter of Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and gay rights in this country.
Bernie Sanders
Being fierce is a compliment! It’s not an insult.
Rosanna Arquette
When you peeled back the skin, you were dealing with bone and muscle, blood and nerve endings. It was all the same. She liked the beautiful logic of the circulatory system, the elegance of the neurological, and the fierce warrior spirit of the heart. The body had rules and it had quirks.
Libba Bray
This is the point in the show where we say, ‘Oh, what else do we have in the van that’s flammable?’
Adam Savage
Boxing is an American sport – a ‘so-called sport’ to many – in which images of incalculable beauty and violence, desperation and ingenuity, are routinely entwined; the sport that evokes the most extreme reactions – loathing, revulsion, righteous indigation; a fierce and often inexplicable loyalty.
Joyce Carol Oates
Since love first made the breast an instrument Of fierce lamenting, by its flame my heart Was molten to a mirror, like a rose I pluck my breast apart, that I may hang This mirror in your sight.
Muhammad Iqbal
People have really taken Mrs. Brown to their hearts. I think she reminds them of their own mammies… Fierce and scary but full of love.
Brendan O’Carroll
How deep is our desire to do better than our mothers–to bring daughters into adulthood strong and fierce yet loving and gentle, adventurous and competitive but still nurturing and friendly, sweet yet sharp. We know as working women that we can’t quite have it all, but that hasn’t stopped us from wanting it all for them.
Anne Roiphe
The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
Hank Aaron
Fierce was her needle, and she wore it like a sword.
Catherynne M. Valente
Isn’t it absolutely essential to keep a fierce Left and fierce Right, both on their toes and each terrified of the other? That’s how we get things done.
C. S. Lewis
I was brought up in Cumbria where I saw all these fierce agricultural women.
Sarah Hall
I have a fierce will to live. Others fight a little, then lose hope. Still others – and I am one of those – never give up. We fight and fight and fight. We fight no matter the cost of battle, the losses we take, the improbability of success. We fight to the very end.
Yann Martel
Let’s get on our knees and pray. I don’t know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?
Adam Savage
I want someone who is fierce and will love me until death and knows that love is as strong as death, and be on my side forever and ever. I want someone who will destroy and be destroyed by me.
Jeanette Winterson
The future cannot blame the present, just as the present cannot blame the past. The hope is always here, always alive, but only your fierce caring can fan it into a fire to warm the world.
Susan Cooper
As boys without bonds to their fathers grow older and more desperate about their masculinity, they are in danger of forming gangs in which they strut their masculinity for one another, often overdo it, and sometimes turn to displays of fierce, macho bravado and even violence.
Frank Pittman
‘Savage’ is a trait that might get you into business school or retweeted 10,000 times. It’s what a kid might say after somebody does something awesome or gnarly or fierce: ‘Oh, that’s savage!’ It’s the skate park. It’s the high-school cafeteria. It’s the YouTube comments section.
Wesley Morris
It ‘s wiser being good than bad; It ‘s safer being meek than fierce; It ‘s fitter being sane than mad. My own hope is, a sun will pierce The thickest cloud earth ever stretched; That after Last returns the First, Though a wide compass round be fetched.
Robert Browning
My mom, my aunts, and all the Nigerian women in my life have been so fierce and strong. I have only grown up around powerful women, so I have a strong sense of self and our power.
Opal Tometi
As a comedian, you want people to like you. That’s part of why you’re there in the first place: You have this unquenchable need to be liked, and then when you divert from that and take a chance at doing something that has moments of fierce unlikeability, you can hit some real low points.
Mike Birbiglia
We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.
Kavita Ramdas
Hrabosky looks fierce in that Fu Manchu haircut.
Jerry Coleman
War has been waged against us by stealth and deceit and murder. This nation is peaceful, but fierce when stirred to anger. This conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others. It will end in a way, and at an hour, of our choosing.
George W. Bush
We are living through the most profound changes in the economy since the Industrial Revolution. Technology, globalization, and the accelerating pace of change have yielded chaotic markets, fierce competition, and unpredictable staff requirements.
Bruce Tulgan
All pain is either severe or slight, if slight, it is easily endured; if severe, it will without doubt be brief.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
The roaring street is hung for miles With fierce electric fire.
William Vaughn Moody
It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature.
Christopher Morley
On the evening of December 25, General Washington in a most severe season crossed the Delaware with a part of his army, then reduced to less than 2000 men in the whole.
Mercy Otis Warren
If a shameless woman expects to be defiled and then dies of her fierce love because you do not consent, will chastity also be homicide?
Saint Augustine
I want to know
if you know
how to melt into that fierce heat of living
falling toward
the center of your longing.
David Whyte
We wake up some days and feel like the most fierce people ever. But some days we’ll be like: ‘Oh my God, I’m so ugly.’
Perrie Edwards
A fierce and principled opposition stops a fat, complacent government from making stupid mistakes.
Peter Hitchens
Congress’s definition of torture in those laws – the infliction of severe mental or physical pain – leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation.
John Yoo
I would like to see a fierce Fantasia mixed with Blade Runner, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars all in one. That’s the kind of movies I want to make.
Michelle Rodriguez
My interests were aroused, and my faith in the cliches of the subject destroyed, as so often with other subjects, by the discussions with my friend, Aaron Director.
George Stigler
The fourth angel poured his bowl on the sun, and it was allowed to scorch people with fire; they were scorched by the fierce heat, but they cursed the name of God, who had authority over these plagues, and they did not repent and give him glory.
John the Apostle
The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.
John C. Calhoun
His love of danger, his intense appreciation of the drama of an adventure–all the more intense for being held tightly in–his consistent view that every peril in life is a form of sport, a fierce game betwixt you and Fate, with Death as a forfeit, made him a wonderful companion at such hours.
Arthur Conan Doyle
We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there “is” such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and postive action.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The amount of pressure the guys are under from the English media is fierce.
Rickie Lambert
You are never too young to be fierce and brave in your faith!
Natalie Grant
I have always been a fierce fighter against anti-Semitism. I oppose it and always have.
Keith Ellison
Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock.
Aristotle
Johnny Giles is my favourite Leeds player, without doubt. He was a fierce competitor. I met him once, at a black-tie event in Dublin, which was one of the great nights of my life.
Ardal O’Hanlon
Not half so swift the trembling doves can fly, When the fierce eagle cleaves the liquid sky; Not half so swiftly the fierce eagle moves, When thro’ the clouds he drives the trembling doves.
Alexander Pope
The fierce pulsation of resurgent pride that disclaims servitude may one day cease to throb in the heart of Ireland – but the heart of Ireland will that day be dead. While Ireland lives, the brain and the brawn of her manhood will strive to destroy the last vestige of British rule in her territory
Thomas MacDonagh
they had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere, and when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes.
George Orwell
I love fierce performers.
Ella Eyre
I don’t think auditioning will ever faze me again after the ‘Grease’ TV experience. It was fierce. There were thousands of people auditioning in four cities. I flew from home in Minneapolis to audition in L.A. I waited in line all day. I arrived at 7 A.M. and wasn’t seen until 6 P.M.
Laura Osnes
Hunger and fear are the only realities in dog life: an empty stomach makes a fierce dog.
Robert Falcon Scott
The sobbing wind is fierce and strong; its cry is like a human wail.
Sarah Chauncey Woolsey
It was sad and fierce all at once, alive with a lonely purity.
Karen Russell
I have a fierce eating disorder that has survived even bariatric surgery. I got even fatter after that! Hey, maybe fat people are just trying to get closer to others, did anybody ever that of that?!
Roseanne Barr
There is fierce competition within the city. If United are at loggerheads within the club, it just helps fuel City’s cause more than anything else.
Mike Phelan
The spring without a leaf to toss, bare and bright like a virgin fierce in her chastity, scornful in her purity, was laid out on fields wide-eyed and watchful and entirely careless of what was done or thought by the beholders.
Virginia Woolf
My advice is keep your lips away from the spinning things.
Adam Savage
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
Voltaire
I don’t always feel fierce and fearless, but I do feel like I’m a rock star at being human.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Great men always pay deference to greater.
Walter Savage Landor
Russia’s now in the middle of a fierce confrontation with Turkey. And that’s one of France’s NATO allies.
Corey Flintoff
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
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
You know when people smile too much? It’s painful. I find it really painful. Happy is not very reliable. I’m trying to live like, um, with a fierce calm.
Tori Amos
M dad was a boxer, so he had this fierce, physical presence.
Anthony Browne
Conservatives understand that the power that binds our republic together is fierce independence held high on the shoulders of compassion.
Allen West
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
Fierce invectives against women form a conspicuous and grotesque portion of the writings of the Church fathers.
William Edward Hartpole Lecky
If I have to be fierce, I’ll be fierce.
Quvenzhane Wallis
The Islamic terror threat is so fierce, unrelenting and barbaric that we tell ourselves fairy tales about how these ruthless acts are anything but what they are: acts of war.
Monica Crowley
We found a faith in America and a fierce determination to make our institutions work again as they have so often in our history.
Conor Lamb
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
Problem-solving is hunting; it is savage pleasure and we are born to it.
Thomas Harris
I see myself capable of arrogance and brutality… That’s a fierce thing, to discover within yourself that which you despise the most in others.
George Stevens
Today’s gasoline prices are taking a severe toll on Americans’ pocketbooks. Consumers are anxious.
Pete Domenici
I’m a fierce advocate for diversity. Always have been, always will be.
Roland Martin
In my opinion, there are no rules! If you want to rock a trend, I say go for it, and just know that you are fierce enough to pull it off! Still, I totally understand that sometimes, it can take some time to get used to seeing yourself with different makeup than you usually wear.
Mally Roncal
I find you write with one person in mind. Usually for me that one person is my wife, because she’s my most severe critic and understands best what I’m trying to do.
Jonathan Carroll
In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a ‘failed experiment.’ Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.
Adam Savage
People think of Latina women as being fiery and fierce, which is usually true. But I think the quality that so many Latinas possess is strength. I’m very proud to have Latin blood.
Zoe Saldana
My mom says I’m a fighter, a fierce competitor, and I think I am, too.
Gabby Douglas
Good men and good women have fire in the belly. We are fierce. Don’t mess with us if you’re looking for someone who will always be ‘nice’ to you. Nice gets you a C+ in life. We don’t always smile, talk in a soft voice, or engage in indiscriminate hugs. In the loving struggle between the sexes we thrust and parry.
Sam Keen
To me, it always comes down to character and script and then director. If a character belongs to me, it’s mine. We belong to each other, and I feel a fierce need to tell that story, and it just so happens that a lot of these characters have been residing in pretty dark worlds.
Anya Taylor-Joy
Winnie Harlow is my alter ego like how Beyonce refers to her stage name as Sasha Fierce.
Winnie Harlow
If we can reawaken that fierce quality in a man, hook it up to a higher purpose, release the warrior within, then the boy can grow up and become truly masculine.
John Eldredge
I’m not running from the left; I’m running from the bottom. I’m running in fierce advocacy for working-class New Yorkers.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
I had a fierce curiosity about this food thing.
Emeril Lagasse
Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.
Walter Savage Landor
A baited cat may grow as fierce as a lyon.
Samuel Palmer
Thirst of wealth no quiet knows, But near the death-bed fierce grows.
Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea
The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.
Giambattista Vico
One of the brightest lights of our time-a brilliant writer, a fierce friend, and a truly phenomenal woman.
Barack Obama
The book can produce an addiction as fierce as heroin or nicotine, forcing us to spend much of our lives, like junkies, in book shops and libraries, those literary counterparts to the opium den.
Phillip Adams
All lives are tales. Some spread, and grow in the telling. Others are just told between us and the gods, muttered back and forth behind our days, but those tales grow too and shake us just as fierce.
Mark Lawrence
The holy angels live and qualify in the light, in the good quality wherein the Holy Ghost reigneth. The devils live and reign in the fierce wrathful quality, in the quality of fierceness and wrath, destruction or perdition.
Jakob Bohme
I am a fierce advocate for the economic empowerment of all women. In the Congress, I am one of the leaders of an initiative called ‘When Women Succeed, America Succeeds.’ It is an economic agenda for women aimed at making sure women have equal pay for equal work, paid sick leave, and affordable child care.
Jan Schakowsky
I find my joy of living in the fierce and ruthless battles of life, and my pleasure comes from learning something.
August Strindberg
I thought: to be tough is to be fragile; to be tender is to be truly fierce.
Gretel Ehrlich
When I severe my connections with the A.I.A. I do so with my own self respect, as a matter of pride and I am sure within your knowledge of my character.
Ralph Thomas Walker
A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it.
Walter Bagehot
She wanted him to tell her that when you love someone so hard and so fierce, it was all right to do things that you knew were wrong.
Jodi Picoult
I think on stage theres a side of me that comes out thats very fierce and confident.
Tessanne Chin
The lion is not so fierce as they paint him.
George Herbert
Then, as they stood there, struggling back and forth without avail, Eragon said in a low fierce voice, “I…see…you.” A bright spark appeared in Arya’s eyes, then vanished just as quickly.
Christopher Paolini
Every day, the dispensing of existence…. Its face is fierce and distant and ancient.
Martin Amis
What is food to one man may be fierce poison to others
Lucretius
Brooke and I share some similarities. We’re both passionate, fiercely loyal people. But she is far more outlandish than I’d ever be, particularly with her body and her sexuality. Brooke has made herself weak for men – she only gained self-confidence from their attention.
Sophia Bush
It always surprised Valkyrie whenever she realized just how close the weird and the wonderful, and the fierce and the frightening, lived to the rest pf the non-magical, mortal world.
Derek Landy
Fierce national competition over water resources has prompted fears that water issues contain the seeds of violent conflict.
Kofi Annan
Another real problem was over putting our helmets on for re-entry, because we all had severe head colds. They couldn’t come up there and make us. Houston, you have a problem!
Wally Schirra
Love with someone else, an actual person, was another matter. People got hurt doing that. People cried and wrapped their arms around themselves and rocked with loss. Loving words got turned to fierce, sharp, whip-cracks of anger that lefft permanent marks. At the least, it disappointed you. At most, it damaged you.
Deb Caletti
The great pleasure for me in writing short stories is the fierce, elegant challenge.
Amy Bloom
He was a horse of goodly countenance, rather expressive of vigilance than fire; though an unnatural appearance of fierceness was thrown into it by the loss of his ears, which had been cropped pretty close to his head.
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
I hope that I helped to build a fierce pride in what we are and what we can do if we set our minds to it.
Gene Roddenberry
I just had one of those ‘what the hell are we doing’ moments.
Adam Savage
In this time when a citizenry applauds the liberation of a country as it lives in fear of its own freedom, when people all over the country fear reprisal if they use their right to free speech, it is time to get angry. It is time to get fierce.
Tim Robbins
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
From hence, let fierce contending nations know, what dire effects from civil discord flow.
Joseph Addison
Where eldest Night And Chaos, ancestors of Nature, hold Eternal anarchy amidst the noise Of endless wars, and by confusion stand; For hot, cold, moist, and dry, four champions fierce, Strive here for mast’ry.
John Milton
It is a curious fact about British Islanders, who hate drill and have not been invaded for nearly a thousand years, that as danger comes nearer and grows they become progressively less nervous; when it is imminent the are fierce, when it is mortal they are fearless.
Winston Churchill
No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity. But I know none, and therefore am no beast.
William Shakespeare
Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
Maximilien Robespierre
When people look back at my career, I want them to see a fierce competitor, but more importantly, I want to be remembered for my consistency of character and the legacy I hope to leave through my First Things First Foundation.
Kurt Warner
Nothing is so fierce but love will soften; nothing so sharp-sighted in other matters but it will throw a mist before its eyes.
Roger L’Estrange
The fierce battles between New Democrat centrists and old-style liberals that defined the Democratic Party in the 1990s are long gone, with the party unified behind Barack Obama’s economic agenda of universal health care, expensive federal programs and more regulation of the financial markets.
Nina Easton
Playing rugby at school I once fell on a loose ball and, through ignorance and fear, held on despite a fierce pummelling. After that it took me months to convince my team-mates I was a coward.
Peter Cook
I am fierce, yes, but I’m serious about music.
Perfume Genius
I grew up in a family of predominantly female bread winners who are strong and are fierce and opinionated. There’s not enough women like that on the screen.
Melonie Diaz
The legends of fieldwork locate all important sites deep in inaccessible jungles inhabited by fierce beasts and restless natives, and surrounded by miasmas of putrefaction and swarms of tsetse flies.
Stephen Jay Gould
The only good produced by the disappearance of Africville was the appearance of a conscious black nationalism … In this regard, Consecrated Ground is the heir of fierce, vengeful, and epic activism.
George Elliott Clarke
I’m fierce. I’m very determined, and always had that in me. I didn’t have to train myself to be the way I am.
Sofia Kenin
I’ve got a fierce passion for politics but I can’t stand the smarmy, hypocritical upper-middle-class dictator nation that prevails and has always prevailed in this country. I’m up for petrol bombers, mate, and fighting in the streets.
Pete Doherty
I must, before I die, find some way to say the essential thing that is in me, that I have never said yet — a thing that is not love or hate or pity or scorn, but the very breath of life, fierce and coming from far away, bringing into human life the vastness and the fearful passionless force of non-human things.
Bertrand Russell
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee
Let no one underestimate the need of pity. We live in a stony universe whose hard, brilliant forces rage fiercely.
Theodore Dreiser
Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage – the union between one man and one woman – has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation’s history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now.
Jim DeMint
Nothing optional — from homosexuality to adultery — is ever made punishable unless those who do the prohibiting (and exact the fierce punishment) have a repressed desire to participate.
Christopher Hitchens
Despite my fierce opposition to the bill, I signed up for insurance through the exchanges and instructed my staff do the same.
Jeff Duncan
I’ve always found it easy and natural and, more importantly, necessary to articulate thoughts and feelings, and fierce emotions, through the written word. Fantasy and horror came to me when I was very young.
Kim Elizabeth
Let’s blow some stuff up.
Adam Savage
We live in a time today where we face fierce global competition.
Erskine Bowles
I have part of Russian stuff inside me, fight and fierce that I have.
Sofia Kenin
Patriotism is as fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave, blind as a stone, and irrational as a headless hen.
Ambrose Bierce
If there’s a severe recession, the automatic stabilizers will come into effect, and we will still try to reduce the structural deficit, but we will not try to keep cutting the budget so that we keep worsening a severe recession.
Franklin Raines
I think Jim Taylor was very underrated, never hear much about him. We played Green Bay every year in exhibition, and generally we played them every couple of years in regular season. And I always thought he was a fierce competitor.
Bob Lilly
ThereВ’s nothing more fierce than the female, like the momma lion. Believe me, my wife is a good example.
Lance Henriksen
Loud, stupid and overeating will suffice as long as we also have the funny, the fierce and the intellectual
Denis Leary
People I look to: again, Hank Aaron, man you challenged the status quo and the records of the game. Monumental feats in an era where people didn’t like that.
Dave Winfield
Even though I’m just over 5’9”, heels make me feel feminine and fierce.
Harris Faulkner
I suppose being fierce is a very good thing, and a very cool thing. But more than fierce, I think I’m a strong person and a strong individual. And that’s what I take with me every day.
Johnny Weir
п»їThe wind sounds like a silver wire, And from beyond the noon a fire Is pour’d upon the hills, and nigher The skies stoop down in their desire; And, isled in sudden seas of light, My heart, pierced thro’ with fierce delight, Bursts into blossom in his sight.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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
Aaron is not at all what his image might indicate. He’s fiercly loyal and a true and total gentleman. He’s very shy but has very strong opinions. He’s into everything, wardrobe, hair, script, casting.
Stephen Collins
Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents, air raids, and any other major crisis always seems to think that they are at death’s door when they have a simple head cold?
Shirley Booth
It was a pretty fierce rivalry. I’m just speaking for myself, but I think it was general through the clubs. We didn’t like them, and they didn’t like us.
Bobby Thomson
There is a kind of certainty that seems to characterize Jared Smith’s best work, an understanding about place and the flow of spirit that makes you think of Thoreau along with a commitment as fierce as that of Pablo Neruda.
Joseph Bruchac
I was dead, then alive. Weeping, then laughing. The power of love came into me, and I became fierce like a lion, then tender like the evening star.
Rumi
The introduction of Christianity, which, under whatever form, always confers such inestimable benefits on mankind, soon made a sensible change in these rude and fierce manners.
Edmund Burke
You awaken your True spirit by way of the broken heart: ragged, vulnerable, fierce and finally compassionate. Chris trod this rough way and shows honestly how it can be done.
Jack Kornfield
Any Israeli attack on Lebanon, Iran, Syria or Gaza will be met with a fierce response.
Hassan Nasrallah
I cannot separate the finances of India from those of England. If the finances of the Indian Government receive any severe and irreparable check, will not the resources of England be called upon to meet the emergency, and to supply the deficiency?
Richard Cobden
Unexpectedly, a fierce sense of protectiveness comes over me. Except I fight it back because I can hardly look after myself these days.
Melina Marchetta
As the body rolled to the ground Tarzan of the Apes placed his foot upon the neck of his lifelong enemy and, raising his eyes to the full moon, threw back his fierce young head and voiced the wild and terrible cry of his people.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
I became a fierce advocate for gentle birth as a solution for the most pressing problems of our times – a solution that begins at the source.
Robin Lim
A fierce unrest seethes at the core, of all existing things:, it was the eager wish to soar, that gave the gods their wings.
Don Marquis
Continue. Be loving and be strong. Be fierce and be kind. And don’t give in and don’t give up.’
Maya Angelou
Some Warriors look fierce, but are mild. Some seem timid, but are vicious. Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage.
Ming-Dao Deng
The childbearing year is a thirteen month year: the two months before conception, the nine months of pregnancy, and the two months following the birth. The childbearing is a time of adjustments and fierce emotions. The childbearing year touches every season.
Susun Weed
Being a part of the Six Star team means I get to be a part of a fierce group of female athletes who have shown women that the right supplements can help us reach our fitness goals.
Tobin Heath
What mothers do – they act with love, at least good mothers do! They have a spirit of strong, fierce, protective energy – the way a mother would put her life on the line for her children – we need to put our life on the line for each other.
Elizabeth Lesser
A fierce brief fusion which dreamers call real, and realists, an illusion; an insight like the flight of birds.
Sylvia Plath
It seems to me monstrous that anyone should believe that the jazz rhythm expresses America. Jazz rhythm expresses the primitive savage.
Isadora Duncan
The severity of punishments ought to be relative to the state of the nation itself. Stronger and more easily felt impressions have to be made on a people only just out of the savage state. A lightning strike is needed to stop a fierce lion who is provoked by a gunshot.
Cesare Beccaria
For pale and trembling anger rushes in
With faltering speech, and eyes that wildly stare,
Fierce as the tiger, madder than the seas,
Desperate and armed with more than human strength.
John Armstrong
My mom could be really fierce. A regular Frau Badass.
Kresley Cole
Gerda Lerner was fierce, brilliant and unique. She lived history by her bravery, restored history by her scholarship, and democratized its study by her activism.
Gloria Steinem
The landscape of my childhood was one of fierce occupation by trees.
Janisse Ray
I think about the Arabs not as enemies but as cousins. Even when we are in a fierce conflict with them, they are more of a kind of family – with all the problems of a family. We have to live with them.
A. B. Yehoshua
A fretful temper will divide the closest knot that may be tied, by ceaseless sharp corrosion; a temper passionate and fierce may suddenly your joys disperse at one immense explosion.
William Cowper
All lovers in the world are alike: they fall in love by chance; they see each other, and are attached to each other by the features of their faces; they illuminate each other by the fierce preference which is akin to madness; they assert the reality of illusions; and for a moment they change falsehood into truth.
Henri Barbusse
I believe in fierce love, pushing the edge, calling the robbers, the corporates, the elites, the pillagers and insanely wealthy to task, going whatever distance we need to go now to protect our earth and each other.
Eve Ensler
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
The blowback against a bailout of Lehman would have been fierce. It is often forgotten, but the prevailing wisdom the day after Lehman fell was that its collapse was a good thing.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
I held her tighter, just because I could. Because she was fierce, and beautiful, and mind.
Rachel Vincent
Suddenly, one day, there was this thing called parenting. Parenting was serious. Parenting was fierce. Parenting was solemn. Parenting was a participle, like going and doing and crusading and worrying.
Nora Ephron
None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
Lydia M. Child
Adolescence as the time when an individual ‘recapitulates’ the savage stage of the race’s past.
G. Stanley Hall
Even as a fierce competitor I try to smile.
Magic Johnson
Our superpower is our fierce commitment to creating a positive place to work and play. Our employees have the tools and the mandate to chase big game changing ideas.
David Baszucki
What I have in me… it’s not hard, and it’s not cold, and it’s not fierce ambition, that’s not what it is. It’s a drive [for success], but it’s not a drive…it’s being driven, it’s something I have no control over. It’s something pushing me, I’m not pushing myself.
Bette Midler
But when I came back into the city for the first time last November, I thought every truck, every building was going to blow up. It has truly changed me something fierce.
Lanford Wilson
I’m really focused on Minnesota and Minnesotans, and I will come to Washington, D.C., prepared to be a fierce advocate for Minnesotans, especially around economic opportunity and fairness.
Tina Smith
Human rights groups are locked in a fierce competition for big checks from wealthy donors and they need to generate big headlines.
Paul Kagame
My dignity and good television – they’ll never meet.
Adam Savage
The Tigris is so fierce and rapid, and swallows its alluvial banks so greedily, that it is probable that some of the buildings described by the Hebrew traveller Benjamin of Tudela as existing in the twelfth century were long since carried away.
Isabella Bird
Great sins do draw out great grace; and where guilt is most terrible and fierce, there the mercy of God in Christ, when showed to the soul, appears most high and mighty.
John Bunyan
Everyone faces challenges from the fierce competition as well as the manipulative crooks that are rampant throughout the music business.
Wendy Starland
If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent, stay it with guidance and instruction.
Xun Kuang
In the long, fierce struggle for freedom of opinion, the press, like the Church, counted its martyrs by thousands.
James A. Garfield
My life would be constrained by the horror and fierce rage that my appearance inspired, but I would know peace as well as fear, tenderness as well as brutality, and even love in a time of cruelty.
Dean Koontz
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
I don’t feel like I have to be nice and apologetic all of the time. I’m trying to be strong and fierce.
Emma Mackey
Tell me anything. Tell me everything. Revoke our time apart. Love me fierce in danger.
James Ellroy
I’m not that keen on fierce dictatorship. I think that sort of the point of working with somebody is them coming up with stuff and feeling free to do that.
Bjork
I keep things moving along with a seriously loving, caring, and brilliant man, a fierce group of friends – and really strong coffee.
Wangechi Mutu
I feel like hair is the number one thing that makes me feel beautiful or not. If I have really bad hair, but my makeup’s beautiful and I have a wonderful dress on, I’m still not happy. So if I wake up, and I’ve got 2 big zits on my face and my hair looks fierce, I feel ok. I have a weird hair obsession.
Amber Stevens
I was so lucky. I grew up with an incredibly strong grandmother, mother and sister. All three, independent, fierce, clever women who were hard workers, had goals and visions for themselves, and were really ambitious. And, they didn’t apologize for those goals.
Tessa Virtue
As a girl, I remember looking up to pop singers, and they all had long, straight weaves and light skin. And I thought, ‘That’s what I have to look like if I’m going to be fierce and sexy and all those things.’
Teyonah Parris
We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
When HOLINESS loses its sweetness it is a fierce thing to come in contact with.
Frank Bartleman
The strongest streak in the American character is a fierce pragmatism that mistrust blind ideology of every stripe and insists on finding what really works.
Eric Liu
The nomads’ egalitarian lifestyle astonished the Greeks, who kept their own women indoors weaving and minding children. The exotic Scythian lifestyle fueled the Greek imagination and led to an outpouring of myths about fierce Amazons, ‘the equals of men.’
Adrienne Mayor
I am fiercely loyal to those willing to put their money where my mouth is.
Paul Harvey
This is a fierce bad rabbit; look at his savage whiskers, and his claws and his turned-up tail.
Beatrix Potter
Children are a battle of a different sort. … A battle without banners or warhorns but no less fierce.
George R. R. Martin
The fighting was fierce and lasted for the greater part of a day; blood ran in rivers.
Matthew of Edessa
Women are real. Our reality covers the whole human megillah, from feeble to fierce, from bad to good, from endangered to dangerous. We don’t just deserve power, we have it. And power in this and every other society is not just the capacity to benefit those around us.
Katherine Dunn
I loved and protected my own children like a fierce mama bear, but one of them died anyway. It was a dark day when I realized that part of my responsibility in Casey’s death was that I did not love all the children of the world in that same real, not abstract, way.
Cindy Sheehan
Art doesn’t have to do anything. It just has to be there for the fierce pleasure we take in doing it.
Raymond Carver
I have seen doctors, in good faith, leave patients on steroids for years, thinking they are doing right. A friend of mine was on steroids for so long, she has severe osteoporosis.
Mary Ann Mobley
Before my diagnosis [cancer] I was a competitor but not a fierce competitor. When I was diagnosed, that turned me into a fighter.
Lance Armstrong
War is a brutal and fierce means of pacification; it means the suppression of resistance by the destruction or enslavement of the conquered.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Into the night, in the dark, he lay beside her, listening to her breathe. He knew the varied and sundry reasons a man would kill. But none were more fierce, none were more vital than to hold safe what he loved.
Nora Roberts
When I slept it was literally in the midst of an arsenal. If I heard dogs bark more fiercely than usual, or the feet of horses in a greater volume of sound than usual, I stood to arms.
Frank James
Family traditions are more than arguments with the dead, more than collections of family letters you try to decipher. A tradition is also a channel of memory through which fierce and unrequited longings surge, longings that define and shape a whole life.
Michael Ignatieff
I think that women can be just completely surprised by the change in them from giving birth-you have something powerful in you-that fierce thing comes up-and I think babies need moms to have that fierceness-you feel like you can do anything and that’s the feeling we want moms to have.
Ina May Gaskin
Even amidst fierce flames the golden lotus can be planted.
Sylvia Plath
Well, it so happens that I have had a spinal curvature since I was about thirteen and every once in a while that has given me some trouble, and at that time it began to kick up again. and occasionally I have to get into bed and nurse a severe backache.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
I first fell in love with music when I was five years old because of ‘Annie.’ And then ‘The Little Mermaid’ really made me want to start singing. And then the fierce, amazing women of the ’90s – Alanis Morrissette, Courtney Love, Tori Amos, Ani Difranco, Paula Cole, Patty Griffin – made me want to start writing.
Justin Tranter
She didn’t want soft and gentle. She needed his rough possession, claiming her, branding her, taking her in a firestorm of heat and flame that would end the world around them, leaving them nothing but ashes, clean and fierce and forever welded together.
Christine Feehan
The fierce and partial writers of the times, ascribing all virtue to themselves, and imputing all guilt to their adversaries, have painted the battle of the angels and the demons.
Edward Gibbon
On April 3, 2014, Jane Goodall turned 80. The iconic blond ponytail has gone gray, but the sparkle of intelligence, sly humor, and fierce dedication still shines from her hazel eyes.
David Quammen
If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent, stay it with guidance and instruction.
Xunzi
Dave hung up. And unplugged the phone. With a fierce and bitter pain he stared at it, watching how, over and over again, it didn’t ring.
Guy Gavriel Kay
Loving-kindness and compassion are the basis for wise, powerful, sometimes gentle, and sometimes fierce actions that can really make a difference – in our own lives and those of others.
Sharon Salzberg
I reject your reality and substitute my own.
Adam Savage
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
Remorseless time! fierce spirit of the glass and scythe,–what power can stay him in his silent course, or melt his iron heart with pity!
George D. Prentice
When a tree has been transplanted, though fierce winds may blow, it will not topple if it has a firm stake to hold it up. But even a tree that has grown up in place may fall over if its roots are weak.
Nichiren
As we live our truths, we will communicate across all barriers, speaking for the sources of peace. Peace that is not lack of war, but fierce and positive.
Muriel Rukeyser
If this were a movie, I would bust a secret move so fierce the entire place would be razed to the ground. I’d finish with something snappy like “And don’t forget my soda, punk” while I strolled off into the night.
Libba Bray
I think I became funny because I grew up in the Bronx. I was small and weak and Jewish instead of large and fierce and Puerto Rican. You need something.
Dave Barry
Bengalis love to celebrate their language, their culture, their politics, their fierce attachment to a city that has been famously dying for more than a century. They resent with equal ferocity the reflex stereotyping that labels any civic dysfunction anywhere in the world ‘another Calcutta.’
Bharati Mukherjee
Some of my most neurotically fierce bitterness is the result of realizing how untrue people have become.
Jack Kerouac
During the protracted tooth-and-nail tussle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries, I was one of those fierce partisans desperate for the first black candidate with a serious shot at the White House to win the nomination.
Lionel Shriver
I’ve wandered over many lands, and reaped withal no fruit, I’ve laid my pride of rank aside, and pressed my baffled suit, At stranger boards, like shameless crow, I’ve eaten bitter bread, But fierce Desire, that raging fire, still clamours to be fed.
Bhartrhari
It’s a good giggle to look back at yourself in your 20s. You thought you were so fierce and fabulous, and it’s just embarrassing.
Tabatha Coffey
June Jordan, who died of cancer in 2002, was a brilliant, fierce, radical, and frequently furious poet. We were friends for thirty years. Not once in that time did she step back from what was transpiring politically and morally in the world. She spoke up, and led her students, whom she adored, to do the same.
Alice Walker
And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, and subject to cruel and fierce storms.
William Bradford
Now when the two armies met, many and fierce were the combats waged between them, and blows were given and received, and swords flashed and showers of arrows descended on all sides.
Ferdowsi
I worked hard at becoming a professional football player, just like society says you should. It said you had to be fierce. I was fierce. Tough. I was tough.
Dick Butkus
Let’s be gentle with ourselves and each other and fierce as we fight oppression.
Dean Spade
I am fiercely independent and I probably wouldn’t be if it wasn’t for the way in which I was brought up
Tracey Emin
The only thing that frightens me a little is when I’m called Kevin rather than Fred, but that’s how people have known me for so many years. So, I can’t really blame them.
Fred Savage
A fierce literary woman with a penchant for married men, Margaret Fuller was ultimately torn between motherhood and her final career as a political reporter.
Susan Cheever
The severe household has no fierce slaves, but it is the affectionate mother.
Han Fei
There are a lot of people who will tell you I’m very ruthless. I’m very fierce. If I feel I’m right, if I feel I’ve been violated, then I am like a warrior from hell!
George C. Wolfe
You know, you’re pretty when you smile,” she said, patting the side of his cheek. “Fierce, woman. I am fierce.” “If you say so.
Gena Showalter
I respect Chris Carrabba as a songwriter and I also respect his past. He’s got this fierce, straight edge, kind of hardcore core. There’s so many songs that people are connected to and they all came together in a kind of DIY way, which I really do respect.
Stephan Jenkins
There is something fierce and starved about first ideas.
John Darnielle
In case I get hit by a bus tomorrow, I want to make something clear – I am not a snowflake. I am not a sweet, infantilising symbol of fragility and life. I am a strong, fierce, flawed adult woman. I plan to remain that way, in life and in death.
Stella Young
A satirist is a man whose flesh creeps so at the ugly and the savage and the incongruous aspects of society that he has to express them as brutally and nakedly as possible in order to get relief.
John Dos Passos
She belongs to a race of delightful women, who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good, and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
Gilbert Parker
Partly because women in the U.S. are better represented in the hierarchies, the culture wars over gender there have been particularly fierce.
Linda Colley
Political divisions may be fierce, but there is at least one issue that most Americans agree on: net neutrality.
Ro Khanna
God warns us not to love any earthly thing above Himself, and yet He sets in a mother’s heart such a fierce passion for her babes that I do not comprehend how He can test us so.
Geraldine Brooks
Meghan Trainor is my female crush because she’s just fierce.
Karamo Brown
Feelings can be like wild animals-we underrate how fierce they are until we’ve opened their cage
Richard Paul Evans
Yeah, well, he’s still on Dark-Hunter payroll, so tell him to keep his phone turned on. (Talon) Ooo. Getting testy in your fierce nakedness. (Kyrian)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Even Apple, notorious for keeping a tight grip on its products, allows fierce competitors like Google, Amazon, Spotify, and Microsoft to offer their apps on its phones and tablets.
Walt Mossberg
I think when you saw this year’s playoffs, Miami and Detroit have a pretty fierce rivalry now. Also, the Suns and San Antonio look like they’re starting to develop something there. I look forward to seeing those rivalries continue and develop.
John Starks
The Soviet Union at this time was being run by the Communists, a group of men fierce in their dedication to wearing hilariously bad suits. Their leader was Josef Stalin (Russian for “Joey Bananas”)
Dave Barry
If the American people could learn what I know of the fierce hatred of the priests of Rome against our institutions, our schools, our most sacred rights, and our so dearly bought liberties, they would drive them out as traitors.
Abraham Lincoln
I saw finally the futility of all these gestures, that witchcraft is but a matter of focus-that one cann apply one’s fierce and immeasurable energies to an act of choice.
Anne Rice
Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
Oscar Levant
If competition for Kaggle’s top talent becomes fierce enough among banks, insurance companies, hedge funds – we hope the world’s best data scientists will earn more than $50 million per year, just like the world’s best hedge fund managers.
Anthony Goldbloom
If I were fierce, and bald, and short of breath,I’d live with scarlet Majors at the Base,And speed glum heroes up the line of death.
Siegfried Sassoon
Through the years you, the Delaware State family and your predecessors, have faced many challenges. You worked through them with fierce determination and good will, and you have made great progress.
Michael N. Castle
The best-case scenario is that the glass shatters in my face! How do you think that makes me feel?
Adam Savage
In the sacred precinct of that dwelling where the despotic woman wields the sceptre of fierce neatness, one treads as if he carried his life in his hands.
Henry Ward Beecher
There is no dignity in television.
Adam Savage
when the fierce, burning winds blow over our lives-and we cannot prevent them-let us, too, accept the inevitable. And then get busy and pick up the pieces.
Dale Carnegie
We must assent to the will of Heaven above and conform to the wishes of men on earth below, but the government should assert the majesty of its warlike might in order to drive away the hordes of fierce and cruel men. We know that the dispositions of these outer barbarians are as ravenous as those of wolves.
Zhang Zhidong
Is childhood ever long enough, or a happy time, or even a beautiful summer day? All of these carry the seeds of the same fierce mystery that we call death.
Eugene Kennedy
Death’s a fierce meadowlark: but to die having made / Something more equal to the centuries / Than muscle and bone, is mostly to shed weakness.
Robinson Jeffers
The hunger of the spirit for eternity – as fierce as a starving man’s for bread – is much less a craving to go on living than a craving for redemption. Oh, and a protest against absurdity.
Storm Jameson
O thou who passest through our valleys in Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat That flames from their large nostrils! Thou, O Summer, Oft pitchest here thy golden tent, and oft Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld With joy thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair.
William Blake
There’s a deep affection and respect for the Queen and the monarchy in the U.K. But Diana was an extraordinary, iconic figure and her death sparked a fierce reaction, part grief and part anger at her being taken away. It was very fraught.
Tony Blair
In every advanced mammalian species that survives and thrives, a common anthropological characteristic is the fierce behavior of the adult female of the species when she senses a threat to her cubs. The lioness, the tigress and the mama bear are all examples.
Marianne Williamson
Peace is in the grave. The grave hides all things beautiful and good. I am a God and cannot find it there, Nor would I seek it; for, though dread revenge, This is defeat, fierce king, not victory.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Like a fierce wind roaring high up in the bare branches of trees, a wave of passion came over me, aimless but surging . . . I suppose it’s lust, but it’s awful and holy like thunder and lightning and the wind.
Marion Milner
I had begun to write novels because of a fierce, self-serving impulse in my own heart. I had not considered the potential in a book for felt communion, the bright largesse of intimately participating in the lives of other people.
Sue Monk Kidd
It is not up to us to particularize, but rather to deduce that the concepts of human rights originated from the divine influence because, as far as we are concerned, we are compelled to recognize our slow individual evolution from fierce selfishness toward a universal love, from the iniquity toward true justice.
Chico Xavier
I could just barely see the dark curve of his shoulder, and something about the shape it made, the gesture it suggested, filled me with a sort of fierce, awful affection.
Maggie Stiefvater
You will be fierce. You will fearless. And you will make work you know in your heart is not as good as you want it to be.
Ira Glass
We Scots have a fierce pride in the things we do that others can never appreciate. I am the British No. 1, but I would prefer to be the British No. 1 from Scotland every time.
Andy Murray
I’m thrilled the president [Barack Obama] has endorsed me. We started off as fierce competitors, and we’ve ended up as true friends and partners and worked together on so many important issues.
Hillary Clinton
I think I’ve had a lot of experience with watching other people shepherd my ideas with the ‘Saw’ films. They made four ‘Saw’ movies without me. I never really had a protective or fierce policy towards that. I let it go.
Leigh Whannell
My nationalism, fierce though it is, is not exclusive, is not devised to harm any nation or individual.
Mahatma Gandhi
White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black… God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
There’s a fierce practicality and empiricism which the whole imaginative, lyrical aspect of poetry comes from.
David Whyte
My grandmother was very fierce and gruff. She was quite small, but she was very wide.
Salman Rushdie
Well, He had known what love was-a sharp pang, a fierce experience, in the midst of whose flames he was struggling! but, through that furnace he would fight his way out into the serenity of middle age,-all the richer and more human for having known this great passion.
Elizabeth Gaskell
Socialism is a sacred cause for realizing the demand and desire of the masses of the people for independence; it is a revolutionary cause that advances amid a fierce struggle against imperialism and all other counterrevolutionary forces.
Kim Jong-un
We can learn the art of fierce compassion – redefining strength, deconstructing isolation and renewing a sense of community, practicing letting go of rigid us-vs.-them thinking – while cultivating power and clarity in response to difficult situations.
Sharon Salzberg
The need for a college education is even more important now than it was before, but I think that the increased costs are a very severe obstacle to access. It is an American dream, and I think that one of our challenges is to find a way to make that available.
Roy Romer
The love, support, and respect the members of the theater community have for one another is unparalleled. Say what you want about us wacky drama-types, but one thing that makes our business special is our loyalty, our fierce commitment to one another, and our mutual respect.
Monica Raymund
Thence to the famous orators repair, Those ancient, whose resistless eloquence Wielded at will that fierce democratie, Shook the arsenal, and fulmin’d over Greece, To Macedon, and Artaxerxes’ throne.
John Milton
When you work for Pat Riley, you’re not just putting your hands on the basket and hanging out during practice. He puts you in positions where you have to coach. You have to be enthusiastic and fierce with your preparation and work ethic.
Erik Spoelstra
We need to invest in clean energy technologies. We need to rush them to market while rebuilding our energy networks intelligently. And it’s imperative that we push toward a cultural shift away from energy waste to respectful conservation with fierce commitment that will carry us to the other side.
Jayni Chase
There are severe limitations on civil rights. In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country, and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it.
Moshe Katsav
I love my 303 ladies. We go hard here, you know – we’re fierce!
Rose Namajunas
I think music has gone through a period of something very severe, rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism.
Harrison Birtwistle
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.”
Robert Breault
In the World Cup, people of many nations come together for a fierce competition. To field the best team, all the competitor nations know that they need to train their athletes for many years, starting as early as the first moments a child can recognize a soccer ball. No shortcuts. No late starts.
J. B. Pritzker
Eloquence is an engine invented to manage and wield at will the fierce democracy, and, like medicine to the sick, is only employed in the paroxysms of a disordered state.
Michel de Montaigne
If post-punk enterprise suggested that pop music could establish a fierce skittishness, an aggressive self-irony, that would enable it to transcend its manufactured state, video narcissism announces that pop has found an easy way to steal more cash from young people and damage their natural desires.
Paul Morley
I started singing at the Met when I was seven, and the competition was so fierce that it really prepared me.
Emmy Rossum
I like that there’s no love as fierce as the love you feel for your family; that there’s no one you feel more protective of than the very same people who can drive you crazy.
Kate Klise
When I take good care of myself, it lifts my spirits, boosts my confidence, and makes me feel strong. When someone tries to throw me shade, it bounces right off. I look those haters straight in the eye, keep my chin up and shoulders back. Because I know I’m a fierce queen – and they know it, too.
Alyssa Edwards
That fierce imprisonment in the self is but the obverse of the self-giving which is absolute reality.
C. S. Lewis
Katie had a fierce desire for survival which made her a fighter. Johnny had a hankering after immortality which made him a useless dreamer. And that was the great difference between these two who loved each other so well.
Betty Smith
Though she be but little, she is fierce!
William Shakespeare
No one is going to feel sorry for you, so you have to go out there and be fierce.
Gabby Douglas
If you look at great reform, it always starts from parents. If you look at the movement to reform the special education movement, it was driven by parents who were fierce advocates for their children.
Davis Guggenheim
Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism.
Alain Badiou
I am not the same kind of Mormon girl I was when I was seven, eight, or eighteen years old.В  I am not an orthodox Mormon woman like my mother.В  I am an unorthodox Mormon woman with a fierce and hungry faith.
Joanna Brooks
Devil, do you dare approach me? and do you not fear the fierce vengeance of my arm wreaked on your miserable head?
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
All countries should immediately now activate their pandemic preparedness plans. Countries should remain on high alert for unusual outbreaks of influenza-like illness and severe pneumonia.
Margaret Chan
I understood that Valek’s loyalty to the Commander was without question. His blue eyes held a fierce determination and I knew in my soul that Valek would take his own life after he had taken mine.
Maria V. Snyder
All competitors are fierce competitors; Vodafone is the world’s second largest company. We fight it each day. Idea Cellular is big and successful, too. Competition is competition; we are used to it.
Sunil Mittal
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
Piglet was so excited at the idea of being Useful that he forgot to be frightened any more, and when Rabbit went on to say that Kangas were only Fierce during the winter months, being at other times of an Affectionate Disposition, he could hardly sit still, he was so eager to begin being useful at once.
A. A. Milne
I’m so personally attached to all the characters I met and photographed over the years … the anthology is like a photographic reliquary that could potentially preserve their grace, fierce joy, and restlessness.
Hedi Slimane
When I dance, I look almost identical to Beyonce. And I mean identical. In many ways, when she becomes Sasha Fierce, she’s actually just becoming me.
James Corden
I think on stage there’s a side of me that comes out that’s very fierce and confident.
Tessanne Chin
Four More Shots’ Please wanted to show a bunch of women who have agency, are fierce but not apologetic about their life.
Sayani Gupta
Then she told me why a tiger is gold and black. It has two ways. The gold side leaps with its fierce heart. The black side stands still with cunning, hiding its gold between the trees, seeing and not being seen, waiting patiently for things to come. I did not learn to use my black side until after the bad man left me.
Amy Tan
What stands out to me most about Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken; it’s how she lived her life. She moved through the world with unshakable calm, confidence and a fierce grace.
Oprah Winfrey
This awareness instills a fierce desire to protect that heritage and – in doing so – to educate Americans in the meaning and importance of our pivotal documents.
Allen Weinstein
When people start to perceive you as the big guy, you’re not allowed to be scrappy, fierce.
Travis Kalanick
His fair landlady was in despair. She would most willingly have made M. d’Artagnan her husband–such a handsome man, and such a fierce mustache!
Alexandre Dumas
Good generals select intelligent officers, thoughtful advisors, and brave subordinates. They oversee their troops like a fierce tiger with wings.
Zhuge Liang
I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.
Margaret Mead
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
Wearing the white flower of a blameless life, Before a thousand peering littlenesses, In that fierce light which beats upon a throne, And blackens every blot.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Crude thoughts and fierce forces are my state. I do not know who I am. Nor what I was. I cannot hear a sound. Pain is near that will be like no pain felt before.
Norman Mailer
There’s such a fierce intense fire burning inside of me, so much that it just wants to explode.
GG Allin
Come, weave us a scheme so I can pay them back! Stand beside me, Athena, fire me with daring, fierce as the day we ripped Troy’s glittering crown of towers down. Stand by me – furious now as then, my bright-eyed one – and I would fight three hundred men, great goddess, with you to brace me, comrade-in-arms in battle!
Homer
A loving and fierce defense of economics as a science.
Robert Krulwich
Many Buddhist teachers have described compassion as the ability to react freely and accurately in any situation. Being nice or feeling sorry for someone may be called for, but so may being fierce and unyielding. When sweetness is applied indiscriminately, it is seen as ‘idiot compassion.’
Issan Dorsey
My experience working with lots of creative people is that they don’t lose their artistic edge when they lose a fierce level of anguish. They just create from a different place.
Sharon Salzberg
He brings to the fierce struggle of politics the tepid enthusiasm of a lazy summer afternoon at a cricket match.
Aneurin Bevan
There are a few exceptions, however, to this rule that our projection of ourselves is lower than the facts of Nature, and the unicorn — noble, chaste, fierce yet beneficent, altruistic though solitary, strangely beautiful — is the clearest exception of all.
Odell Shepard
Is it the gods who set this fire in our hearts, or do we each make our fierce desire into a god?
Ursula K. Le Guin
I think of Harriet Muse as one fierce lady. She couldn’t read. She had no education. She did labor her whole life. And she stood up to Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey at a time where she was told where to work, where to sit, and she demanded that they pay attention to her.
Beth Macy
I am fierce for work. Without work I am nothing.
Winifred Holtby
I know that I could really kill for my daughter. I know because I’m living for her, so I’m fierce when it comes down to it. And I feel the same about my husband and my family. I’m just fiercely protective. It’s like, that’s my lair and nobody messes with my lair.
Whitney Houston
I remember the first time that my Nana introduced me to Eartha Kitt. Seeing a fierce Black woman on screen being unapologetically confident – just her essence that she had was so captivating.
Lexi Underwood
The fierce willingness to repudiate domination in a holistic manner is the starting point for progressive cultural revolution.
Bell Hooks
Fair peace is becoming to men; fierce anger belongs to beasts.
Ovid
There’s fierce competition between all the networks to get the guest who can bring the most pertinent information about whatever the story of the moment happens to be.
Bob Schieffer
I loved her. I loved her with a something so fierce I couldn’t even name it.
Abbi Glines
Sentimental assertions are always a form of detachment; they confront the acute, terrible awareness of individual pain, the sharp particularity of loss or the fierce individuality of passion with the dulling universal certainty of platitude.
Mark Doty
I got four sisters. They’re all very fierce.
Chad Coleman
So now I have a collection of poetry by Aaron Neville and I give it to people I want to share it with. I’d like to publish it someday.
Aaron Neville
The resources of nature, like those of spirit, are running out, and all that a conscientious man can aspire to be is a literal conservative, hoarding what remains of culture and of natural wealth against the fierce appetites of modern life.
Russell Kirk
The competition is so fierce once you become an adult. I’ll probably move on to something else.
Jodie Sweetin
We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.
William James
It’s not publicly known, but antivirus companies co-operate all the time. On the surface, antivirus vendors are direct competitors. And in fact, the competition is fierce on the sales and marketing side. But on the technical side, we’re actually very friendly to each other. It seems that everyone knows everyone else.
Mikko Hypponen
But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be. There are people wrecking their lives with addiction, which seems much more severe.
Armistead Maupin
Of all the tyrants the world affords, our own affections are the fiercest lords.
John Sterling
I’m fiercely proud to be Scottish.
Ewan McGregor