Sword Quotes

Sword Quotes by Sam Heughan, V. E. Schwab, Lewis Howes, Mike Leach, Homer, Gordon Ramsay and many others.

I was born and brought up in the countryside. I used to

I was born and brought up in the countryside. I used to live in a sort of converted stables on the grounds of a castle, and I spent a lot of my childhood running around with a pretend sword pretending to be Robert the Bruce.
Sam Heughan
I was fourteen, watching ‘The Princess Bride’ for the 254321th time, captivated by Wesley and Inigo dueling on the cliff-top. I had never held a sword in my life, but I phoned my mum and said, ‘I want to learn to fence!’
V. E. Schwab
I believe passion is the sword of love that pierces through the wall of fears that hold us back.
Lewis Howes
I ought to have Mike’s Pirate School. The freshmen, all they get is the bandanna. When you’re a senior, you get the sword and skull and crossbones. For homework, we’ll work pirate maneuvers and stuff like that.
Mike Leach
Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country’s cause.
I think every chef, not just in America, but across the world, has a double-edged sword – two jackets, one that’s driven, a self-confessed perfectionist, thoroughbred, hate incompetence and switch off the stove, take off the jacket and become a family man.
Gordon Ramsay
I used to do traditional weapons training, and I wasn’t bad with a sword.
Michael Bisping
The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with.
Marty Feldman
Women who wear kimonos, when the fight, they have to keep their knees together, and when they use a sword, they have to move the sleeves otherwise it gets caught.
Lucy Liu
Soaps are a double-edged sword. There can be prejudice from some writers and producers who feel you will lower the currency of their work if you’ve been in one. You have to rise above such ludicrous prejudice.
Sarah Lancashire
Science, as illustrated by the printing press, the telegraph, the railway, is a double-edged sword. At the same moment that it puts an enormous power in the hands of the good man, it also offers an equal advantage to the evil disposed.
Richard Jefferies
The sword conquered for a while, but the spirit conquers for ever!
Sholem Asch
I got a pommel in my eye. A pommel is the end of a sword – not the sharp end, the other end. It wasn’t actually a sword fight. I was rugby tackling somebody but we hadn’t rehearsed with all the kit on so suddenly there’s a whole other part of the equation and that did really hurt.
Tom Burke
Moorcock’s interlinked ‘Eternal Champion’ series is a constant source of enjoyment. Of its tragic hero incarnations, my favourite is ‘Elric of Melnibone,’ and the best book has to be ‘Stormbringer.’ And as for that other sword, Excalibur? Pah! Use it to spread your butter.
Neal Asher
One shouldn’t get carried away by styling, as it can be a double-edged sword. The person should have it in him or her to carry it off.
Akkineni Nagarjuna
The censor’s sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression.
Earl Warren
I love period pieces. It’s where my skill sets lie, with the horseback riding, the sword fighting and the accents. I love that world, and I love working on those big, epic shows. That’s what I hope to find myself in, in the future.
Kris Holden-Ried
The first thing I did as a child was draw. I wanted to make animated movies. I think Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ was the first movie I ever saw. ‘Peter Pan’ was the first movie I ever saw in the movie theater. I grew up with ‘Dumbo’ and ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘Sword in the Stone.’ Those were the movies I wanted to make.
Damien Chazelle
I’d always had a hankering to write some old-school sword and sorcery. And there certainly are advantages to that particular form – for one thing, you’re able to go all-out on the imaginative front, with a lot less concern for the usual unities of time and space and character.
Richard K. Morgan
The joke is mightier than the sword.
Bassem Youssef
There are other ways to create tension and drama than to have somebody stabbed through the back with a sword.
Mark Waid
Technology is always a double-edged sword.
Stephen Morris
My favorite part about Mare Barrow is her almost selfish survival instinct, as well as her increasingly gray morality. Her character arc in ‘Glass Sword’ is a lot deeper and more emotional than before, so I’m glad I got to write this sequel and that people want to read it.
Victoria Aveyard
For too long, I equated leadership with a position. I thought leaders were presidents or politicians or celebrities or four-star generals with a horse and sword.
Julie Foudy
I grew up riding all my life, so I was very comfy on a horse, thank God. Although I’d never ridden… with sword in my hand.
Joshua Sasse
I enjoy roles that involve a task outside of my natural capabilities – for example, playing a number of musical instruments or sword fighting or cutting a suit. You have to look as though you can do it, without too much editing.
Geoffrey Rush
In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
Alexander Hamilton
Sword fighting is just as fun as it looks on the screen.
Ben Barnes
Someday, I expect to see a television version of ‘Hamlet’ and see Hamlet come on during the intermission and hold up his sword and say ‘This is made of the same fine steel as such-and-such razor blades.’
Van Heflin
‘Ancillary Sword’ picked up the Locus and the BSFA, which surprised the heck out of me.
Ann Leckie
I mean, it’s a bit of a double-edged sword being a celebrity and being an actor as I’m sure you know. Your public laundry is constantly aired out and I thought that maybe I could do some good.
Daniel Baldwin
When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
Alexander Hamilton
I loved playing Go Go, because the character’s so extreme. And she’s pretty close to my real character. Especially the fact that she liked her sword with a lot of accessories.
Chiaki Kuriyama
I’ve only kept one award in my whole life, and it’s the coolest thing ever. Mizuno gave me a samurai sword for winning the Cy Young. It’s awesome.
Zack Greinke
Katana is a trained, disciplined martial artist. She removes herself from Birds of Prey to go on a personal journey in Japantown, San Francisco, and pursue a quest for vengeance against the Sword Clan, the men that killed her husband.
Ann Nocenti
Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Shows can come and go. They can be a hit and then in three years, gone. There’s some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children. It’s a double-edged sword.
Calista Flockhart
He steps on stage and draws the sword of rhetoric, and when he is through, someone is lying wounded and thousands of others are either angry or consoled.
Pete Hamill
I lived with a ninja once: a black guy with dreads who smelled like onions and garlic. He had a magic sword. Whenever you touched the sword, he knew about it. I don’t know how.
Lamorne Morris
In fact, it is my case that POFMA can easily become a proverbial Damocles sword that would hang over members of the public who do not support the government’s narrative or toe the government’s line.
Pritam Singh
There’s two sides to the sword. It’s like, for as many people that love you, there’s all the people out there who hate you.
Diego Klattenhoff
To this wonderful page in our country’s history another more glorious still will be added, and the slave shall show at last to his free brothers a sharpened sword forged from the links of his fetters.
Giuseppe Garibaldi
Though I have drawn my sword in the present generous struggle for the rights of men, yet I am not in arms as an American, nor am I in pursuit of riches. My fortune is liberal enough, having no wife nor family, and having lived long enough to know that riches cannot ensure happiness.
John Paul Jones
In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods.
Stephen Bayley
I can’t take the subway anymore. I think I can still take the bus, though. It’s a double-edged sword because I’m grateful that people recognize and support me, but there are definite downsides to that.
Park Bo-gum
The anticipation-speculation that comes with a weekly schedule is a double-edged sword. Because people have more time to talk about things, some crazy ideas get a lot of attention.
Cary Fukunaga
For ‘Manikarnika’, I’ve learnt horse riding and sword fighting, so I have gone out of my comfort zone.
Ankita Lokhande
I go out there and live or die by the sword and I’m willing to put the work in that needs to be to obtain the goal that I set out to do.
Cody Garbrandt
My career, I look at it in a Darwinian framework. I’m going to do exactly what I want, and I’m going to survive, or I’m not. I’m not going to pander. I’m not going to change things. I’m not going to do focus groups. I’ll live and die by the sword. I don’t care. Because I couldn’t live with myself.
Ricky Gervais
I can’t bring a sword into the ground, so have to make do with the bat.
Ravindra Jadeja
I have been in Sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands.
Zora Neale Hurston
It’s always nerve-wracking when people say they look up to you or that you’re a good role model. It’s such a double-edged sword, because you realize you’ve been put on this pedestal, and you have to make sure that you don’t do anything to get torn down.
Anjelah Johnson
My weapon of choice is the nunchuck. I do like the bo as well, which I use, the staff. I’m not so good with the sword, but I picked a lot of stuff up on ‘Ninja 1’ with the sword.
Scott Adkins
Those who play with the devil’s toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
R. Buckminster Fuller
I’ve always been in love with samurais, that kind of classic idea about a hero who has a sword with an intense skill and is very stoic and doesn’t talk much.
Genndy Tartakovsky
I have a strong point of view, and that’s a double-edged sword. It can be a phenomenal characteristic in terms of getting things done, but it can also mean I will be relentless in my pushing for my point of view.
Mellody Hobson
I like ‘The Three Musketeers.’ I like those kind of cool things where they were having a robe and a sword.
Mads Mikkelsen
I still have the sword of Inigo Montoya – it’s mine!
Mandy Patinkin
If I were amazing with a sword, I wouldn’t care about the tender things in life.
Gwendoline Christie
In America it’s live by the sword of freedom of expression and be will to die by it as well.
Vince McMahon
You re-watch ‘Napoleon Dynamite’, and there’s a lot of thrift shopping that goes on in that movie; there’s a lot of funny stuff. It’s definitely amusing, and paying 99 cents for a samurai sword is amazing.
Al Madrigal
Wherever the sword of rebellion is drawn to protect the rights of man, I am a rebel. Wherever the sword of rebellion is drawn to give man liberty, to clothe him in all his just rights, I am on the side of that rebellion.
Robert Green Ingersoll
Playing Marcia was a double-edged sword; it always will be whenever you play a character like that. You will be known as that character forever.
Maureen McCormick
When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
Khalil Gibran
A sword, a spade, and a thought should never be allowed to rust.
James Stephens
Fame can be a double-edged sword, and you have to take the bad with the good. The highs are incredibly high, and the lows can be incredibly low.
Emily Atack
The intense media coverage of today’s campus shootings presents a double edged sword. On the one hand, it gives us a chance to think about and reflect on the causes; on the other hand, in a very small minority of unstable minds, the repeated telling of the stories can be interpreted as glamorous.
Matthew Pearl
Working on the Samurai sword is very different because your body position has to be very still. It’s a much quieter was of fighting.
Lucy Liu
Having a weapon like that means you’re pretty much in control of events. Nobody’s going to argue with a flaming sword.
Richard Dormer
Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England.
Thomas Malory
The king, you say, desires to do what is right. My clergy are banished, my possessions are taken from me, the sword hangs over my neck. Do you call this right?
Thomas Becket
I’ve looked at photographs of myself during concerts and it sometimes looks as if I’m in a fencing move, with a guitar in my hands instead of a sword.
Neil Diamond
Logic is like the sword – those who appeal to it, shall perish by it.
Samuel Butler
Fantasy encompasses a wide, wide spectrum of writing. We have beast fables, we have gothics, we have tales of vampires and werewolves, and we have sword and sorcery; we have epics from Homer, and there is just so much out there that we put under the umbrella of ‘fantasy.’
Robin Hobb
I believe samurai in the Edo period and modern hip-hop artists have something in common. Rappers open the way to their future with one microphone; samurai decided their fate with one sword.
Shinichiro Watanabe
While I write this letter, I have a pistol in one hand and a sword in the other.
Boyle Roche
I had some interesting costumes… the one that I remember right offhand is Zorro when I was a lot younger. I was a big time Zorro fan. My mom helped me make it, and I remember having a big issue with the fact that she wouldn’t let me carry around a real metal sword; it just had to be plastic.
Sam Hunt
The world may end up under a Sword of Damocles on a tightrope over the abyss.
Andrei A. Gromyko
There’s a huge difference between stage fighting and real sword fighting.
Kit Harington
The glory of the old Irish nation, which in our hour will grow young and strong again. Should we fail, the country will not be worth more than it is now. The sword of famine is less sparing than the bayonet of the soldier.
Thomas Francis Meagher
Robin McKinley’s ‘The Blue Sword’ was a defining book of my teen years, and I’d love to have more books like that in the world.
Carrie Vaughn
The sword the body wounds, sharp words the mind.
What woman doesn’t want to go out there and kick some butt? I did it with a sword in ‘Conan,’ I did it with a crossbow in ‘G.I. Joe,’ and I’ve got my multi-tool and my super-suit in ‘Continuum.’ It’s really a release, and it’s quite cool.
Rachel Nichols
My 22-minute film, which I called ‘The Sword and the Flute’, turned out to be a romantic film about India made by someone who had never been to India, but who already had very romantic feelings about everything Indian.
James Ivory
Dealing with wedding stuff is a bit of a double-edged sword – it seems that divorcees are expected to either burn it all on the front lawn, tears silently coursing down their faces, or keep the stuff, shrine-like, concealed somewhere in their homes.
Emily V. Gordon
Tumblr culture and the whole reappropriation-without-context thing are a double-edged sword in that they both raise awareness of my work and also kind of devalue it at the same time.
Bryan Lee O’Malley
The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.
Terry Pratchett
Living with AIDS is like always having the sword of Damocles over your head. The disease is scarier than death itself. The disease is so messy, so devastating, so pervasive. It robs you of everything you hold dear.
Larry Kramer
The most mysterious feminine factor, the existence that we men, we don’t know. It’s woman. It’s feminine. That’s what the sword is about. That’s the symbolic meaning of the sword.
Ang Lee
‘Glass Sword’ has several set piece scenes that I plotted out or visualized before I wrote them, but I always knew they were coming. They anchor bits of the story.
Victoria Aveyard
To a person of analytical ability, perceptive enough to realise that mathematical equipment was a powerful sword in economics, the world of economics was his or her oyster in 1935. The terrain was strewn with beautiful theorems begging to be picked up and arranged in unified order.
Paul Samuelson
Everything in life is a double-edged sword.
Anita Dobson
My words are my sword.
Christine and the Queens
Social media is a double-edged sword. I’ve gotten in trouble for announcing, too soon, something that the network or the studio wanted to do, and it steals some of the thunder, so to speak.
Charisma Carpenter
Fame is very much a double-edged sword.
Kevin Bacon
Would I change anything? I don’t know, that’s a double edge sword for me.
Ricky Hatton
L.A. malls are so different than a ‘mall’ mall like we probably all grew up with that had a food court and the sword shop, the yo-yo kiosk.
Eric Wareheim
No one need think that the world can be ruled without blood. The civil sword shall and must be red and bloody.
Andrew Jackson
Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.
Charles Simmons
Making a film is very hard work, and you live or die by the sword just a little bit every time you do it, but I wouldn’t chuck it in.
Matthew Goode
I reject the idea of work-life balance. The phrase is a bald-faced lie, designed to hang over the human psyche like the Sword of Damocles, because balance presumes an even distribution of weight, of value. But anyone who has ever lived understands that no set of tips or tricks can create a lifestyle equilibrium.
Stacey Abrams
The benefits from stardom as Klinger outweigh any setbacks. It’s a double-edged sword. What makes you famous is what interferes with getting other roles.
Jamie Farr
I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword.
Mary Harris Jones
You’ve got the armor and everything on, and you think, ‘This is going to be great.’ Then they give you a sword, and you think, ‘Ah, it’s not too bad.’ And after 10 minutes you’re thinking, ‘Please, I can’t be doing this all day.’ I mean, I really don’t know how people sustained themselves in real battles.
Adrian Dunbar
Wit in women is apt to have bad consequences; like a sword without a scabbard, it wounds the wearer and provokes assailants.
Elizabeth Montagu
I had learnt horse riding while shooting for a Bengali film earlier and was trained in sword fighting on the set of ‘Manikarnika’.
Jisshu Sengupta
There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
Napoleon Bonaparte
I read H.P. Lovecraft. I also like Sword and Sorcery stuff, Arthurian legend.
Bruce Boxleitner
With ‘Grimm,’ it’s a lot of fun for me to be able to play within the familiar world of fairy tales. As for satisfying my inner fantasy geek, anything that would have me wielding a sword or shooting a bow would be a dream.
Sasha Roiz
Comedy is a downward slicing sword sometimes, looking down and laughing at people.
Richard Herring
I’ve done movies with a sword before. But I haven’t really been given the full responsibility of something like a Ridley Scott film.
Orlando Bloom
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
It’s pretty gratifying to spend so long to make your first film and then feel like it got a lot of love – that was an incredible feeling. But there’s something very distorting about that much attention. It felt like such a double-edged sword.
Karyn Kusama
Technology is always a two-edged sword. It will bring in many benefits, but also many disasters.
Alan Moore
We filmed ‘Labyrinth’ in South Africa for two and a half months and it was just the most unbelievable experience. Lots of sword fighting, mud in hair and lots of weeping! It’s very different from ‘Downton’ because I was going to work and having mud put in my hair – it’s the other extreme of the look!
Jessica Brown Findlay
A sword in hand is a sure sign of a violent mind; but one does not become non-violent merely by throwing the sword away.
Vinoba Bhave
I’d really love to check out medieval times. I’m obsessed with that kind of stuff, like on a horseback with a sword.
Franz Drameh
Success is like a lightning bolt. It’ll strike you when you least expect it, and you just have to keep the momentum going. You have to strike when the iron is hot. So for me, I just kept striking and striking to polish out the sword that I was making.
Michelle Phan
Calling yourself the ‘Best Kept Secret’ is a die on your own sword.
Buddy Murphy
The Bible is referred to in scripture as the sword of the spirit.
Andy Mineo
I thought that Wu-Tang was the best sword style – the best sword-style of martial arts. And the tongue is like a sword. And so I say that we have the best lyrics, so, therefore, we are the Wu-Tang Clan.
Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
John Ray
My family is heavily involved in the Marines and close-combat training, and I was raised doing Japanese sword training, so I’ve always been of the mentality that you have to be able to defend yourself.
Samaire Armstrong
The oil can is mightier than the sword.
Everett Dirksen
Quentin wanted to create this special world in which everybody walks around with a samurai sword, extras in the airport, a special little place in the airplane to stick your samurai sword.
David Carradine
The sword – the first, for a time the only force: the force of iron.
John Lothrop Motley
Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book, Elfstones.
Terry Brooks
I reject the idea of work-life balance. The phrase is a bald-faced lie, designed to hang over the human psyche like the Sword of Damocles, because balance presumes an even distribution of weight, of value. But anyone who has ever lived understands that no set of tips or tricks can create a lifestyle equilibrium.
Stacey Abrams
Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I took the name Green Destiny from – well there is such a sword called Green Destiny. It is green because you keep twisting it, it’s an ancient skill, you keep twisting it and knocking it and twisting it until it is very elastic and light.
Ang Lee
Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Sword fighting in film is not about how good the fighter is, but how good the actor receiving the blows is.
Takeshi Kitano
Bring back dueling, I say. Drive-by sword fight.
Tim Roth
If my edge is dull, my sword is dull, and I don’t want to fight another guy whose sword is dull. If you’ve got two steel swords going back and forth hitting each other, what’s gonna happen? Both of them are going to get sharper. Everybody that’s in the industry has lost their edge.
Kendrick Lamar
They say the pen is mightier than the sword and I would like to have the ability to write things down and make them happen. So I guess I would like to be a screenwriter.
Olafur Darri Olafsson
The pen is mightier than the sword, and is considerably easier to write with.
Marty Feldman
The pen is mightier than the sword.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Media is a double-edged sword and has the power to change hearts and minds through authentic storytelling as well as the power to paint a person, or an entire community, in a dim and misleading light.
Angelica Ross
You have to go to war with a sword and a shield. You cannot go to war with bare hands.
Arundhati Bhattacharya