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1. "Many caterpillars defend themselves not by striking fear in the hearts of their predators, but rather indifference. The large maple spanworm looks like a twig; the viceroy caterpillar looks like a bird dropping. This is not as exciting as looking like an anaconda, but when you are very small, and wingless, one of your main goals in life is to not be exciting. And speaking of unexciting—I think it is safe to say that woolly bears have one of the least advanced defense mechanisms among insects, although theirs is the reaction with which I most strongly identify: when distressed, the woolly bear rolls up into a ball."
Author: Amy Leach
2. "The rat population thrived in such a horrible mess. Ironically, cats were believed to be the consorts of witches in those days, so they were killed. Persecution of cats during the Middle Ages nearly eliminated populations of the rat's natural predator, just when Europeans could have used the cats' hunting skills the most."
Author: Amy Stewart
3. "I'd heard him tell a woman who complained he never helped her achieve orgasm, that she should treasure the memory of her last orgasm, since it probably predated the French Revolution."
Author: André Aciman
4. "That kind of thinking [that writers must alleviate their guilt for leading a creative life] is based on the idea that the creative life is somehow self-indulgent. Artists and writers have to understand and live the truth that what we are doing is nourishing the world. William Carlos Williams said, "It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there." You can't eat a book, right, but books have saved my life more often than sandwiches. And they've saved your life... But we don't say, oh, Maya Angelou should have silenced herself because other people have other destinies. It's interesting, because artists are always encouraged to feel guilty about their work. Why? Why don't we ask predatory bankers how they alleviate their guilt?"
Author: Ariel Gore
5. "The asylum, and later the national health service, warehoused thousands of patients made mad by the intrusions of a sexual predator. But these institutions had been dominated by the discredited Freudian fantasy that sexual abuse doesn't happen - that it is our illicit desires that drive us crazy. A century ago, Freud recoiled from his own theory of the sexual seduction of children and projected the problem back into the patient. He claimed in his Aetiology of Hysteria that clients, typically women, were describing their fantasies, not facts, not ‘real events'. P3"
Author: Beatrix Campbell
6. "You are what you consume, and as an organism and consciousness, you in fact become a commodity and predator yourself."
Author: Bryant McGill
7. "Rejecting predatory capitalism in America is a way to respect and honor America."
Author: Bryant McGill
8. "Like some waterhole in the veldt, she though unclearly, where the weak and the strong and predatory drink together in a truce: the gazelle, the wildebeest, the mafadet, and the lion. All the possibilities lined up together in fucking harmony, and the winner, the strongest, the fact, the real, letting the others that have failed live, letting them all live. Pacifist and pathetic."
Author: China Miéville
9. "I kissed him, let him kiss me, let him clutch my hips, curl his fingers into the fabric of my shirt, slide his hands around my waist and splay them against my back, pull me infinitesimally closer. He made a sound, a growl or purr, some predatory noise that rumbled in his throat, then said my name. And this time, it wasn't a question but a sound of victory, a claim on his prize."
Author: Chloe Neill
10. "The dangerous one was Ren. Innocent though the white tiger he appeared to be, he was a compelling predator. Utterly irresistible -- like a Venus flytrap. So alluring, so tempting, so deadly. Everything he did was seductive and possibly hazardous to my health."
Author: Colleen Houck
11. "Wolves cull themselves, man. What other creature could? And is the race of man not more predacious yet?"
Author: Cormac McCarthy
12. "I learned that predators don't intentionally choose the weak or old or sick. they kill what they can, which means the slow members of the pack. thus, they strengthen the very gene pool they're feeding from. the threshold for what is weak, old or sick gets raised, and the strength, speed and instincts of new generations of hunters grow. a beautiful, self-perpetuating system where evolution is the antithesis of entropy."
Author: Craig Clevenger
13. "Humans, because they learn more about their predator and vampires because they wouldn't have to go into lengthy speeches about their kind when they are doing their predator bit."
Author: Cyma Rizwaan Khan
14. "He bombarded me with words, of all things, apparently clueless to the fact that the predawn hours rendered me incapable of coherent thought."
Author: Darynda Jones
15. "One fine day a predatory world shall consume itself."
Author: David Mitchell
16. "Let me guess. You think we're going to live happily ever after, like some stupid fairy tale?""Why not?" His stare dared me to laugh or, worse, to argue."Because the whole thing is ridiculous," I said. I despised the bitterness in my own voice. I sounded so damaged. Good. If he thought I was his soul mate for some mysterious reason he wouldn't let on, let him see the worst of me."It's not ridiculous to me. Perhaps that's the difference between predators and prey, love. I'll never stop hunting. But I expect that one day, you'll stop running.""Because I want to die?""Because you want to live."
Author: Delilah S. Dawson
17. "Maybe he didn't want that life after all, starting over broke, hailing a cab in a busy intersection filled with jockeying junior executives, arms aloft, bodies smartly spinning to cover every compass point. What did he want that was not posthumous? He stared into space. He understood what was missing, the predatory impulse, the sense of large excitation that drove him through his days, the sheer and reeling need to be."
Author: Don DeLillo
18. "I love what I do. I love to capture the guy. I love to tell the victim 'Don't worry anymore. They're in jail.' And this is my way to heaven. This is my way to contribute to America what I know how to do best, and that's chase down the predator."
Author: Duane Chapman
19. "She smiled sinisterly. Light mist started to slowly swirl around us. All I could see was her, the tall rocks and the white wall. She beckoned to me. I took a step and another. I was now ankle deep into the water. The mysterious girl smiled like a predator."
Author: Erica Sehyun Song
20. "Everyone had a weakness. It was the law of nature that for each being there was a predator, or a disease, or a vulnerability built into their very core."
Author: Ilona Andrews
21. "Vampires smiled for many reasons, but when a vampire male smiled at you from this distance with that kind of look in his eyes it was done for one purpose only: to impress. Look at my big teeth. I'm an apex predator. My genetic material is awesome."
Author: Ilona Andrews
22. "Pain is a predator when we run from it, it will inevitably chase us down and catch us in its clutches. The goal isn't to wallow in the pain or to avoid it, but rather, to move through it. Pain only holds us hostage when we get stuck in it or try to repress it. Pain is a part of the human experience. Life is a bittersweet journey. Developing the ability to learn from our pain and to cope with it, effectively, is one of the most empowering gifts we can give ourselves."
Author: Jaeda DeWalt
23. "The wealth of the country, its capital, its credit, must be saved from the predatory poor as well as the predatory rich, but above all from the predatory politician."
Author: James J. Hill
24. "I think anybody with an insecurity, which is everyone, appreciates the fact that it's much easier to be a predator than it is to be prey."
Author: James Van Der Beek
25. ". . . in no instance has a system in regard to religion been ever established, but for the purpose, as well as with the effect of its being made an instrument of intimidation, corruption, and delusion, for the support of depredation and oppression in the hands of governments."
Author: Jeremy Bentham
26. "We have an epidemic of sexual predators following our children, whether it be on the computers, whether it be in our public parks, whether it be in the workplace, or even our schools."
Author: Jon Porter
27. "Boy, there are people who conquered half the world, slaughtered whole populations, wiped cultures off the face of the planet, and you know what history calls them? Heroes! Kings, presidents, champions, explorers. You think America was settled by white men because the Indians invited us her? No, we took this land because we were stronger, and that's how every page of human history is written. It's just our nature. We're a predator species, top of the food chain. Survival of the fittest is written in our blood, it's stenciled on every gene of our DNA. The strong take and the strong make, and the weak are there only to help them do it. End of story."
Author: Jonathan Maberry
28. "Grip of Paradox. A predatory bird with a great sharp beak and vicious talons—Paradox. To be in its grip is to suffer, yet so exquisitely, one might mistake the experience for a kind of ecstasy."
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
29. "In a way, Darius brings the vampire back to a more classical interpretation. A modern day Dracula who is charming, sensual, and completely monstrous. There is no pretense of humanity with him. He considers himself a member of a species that is the true apex predator of the world, feeding on humans and using them as puppets for their own bizarre games. He's not struggling with any inner angst. Most humans are either food, entertainment, or useful tools to him. Sometimes all three. He finds the modern popular interpretation of vampires both amusing and useful for his own agenda."
Author: Julie Ann Dawson
30. "He was stunning,incredible,unlike anything she had ever seen before.Around her,the crowd noise dissipated to a dull hum,but she barely noticed.Her gaze was slowly traveling the length of him,taking in his predatory stance and powerful muscle and tanned skin."
Author: Laura Wright
31. "He, on the other hand, had the look of royalty, from his angular face and regal posture down to the modern yet tailored fit of his mint colored button down shirt and khaki pants. Not many men could wear pastels and still manage to look like they could hunt down some predatory animal, cook it up for dinner, and then use its hide to make you a purse."
Author: Leia Shaw
32. "Los más jóvenes subieron para espiar a esas extrañas criaturas. Sentían, como yo, una mezcla de curiosidad y odio. Eran los depredadores, lo que todo lo torcían, los creadores de rectas, los devoradores de bosques. Pero también eran los que interpretaban canciones, los que esculpían la piedra para extraer formas bellas; eran quienes creaban historias que emocionaban y ayudaban a reflexionar. Y algunos de ellos podían vernos. Incluso había quienes traspasaban la sutil frontera de la magie, y podían usarla, mejorarla, convertirla en poderosa herramienta o temible arma. Eran capaces de la peor destrucción y de la evolución más fabulosa."
Author: Leo Batic
33. "Man wants to see nature and evolution as separate from human activities. There is a natural world, and there is man. But man also belongs to the natural world. If he is a ferocious predator, that too is part of evolution. If cod and haddock and other species cannot survive because man kills them, something more adaptable will take their place. Nature, the ultimate pragmatist, doggedly searches for something that works. But as the cockroach demonstrates, what works best in nature does not always appeal to us."
Author: Mark Kurlansky
34. "You wanna know something," was Dad's refrain while we were growing up, "get a book." Of course,he predates Google, but it stuck with me."
Author: Melissa Jensen
35. "You build a city in the desert, water it with false hopes and false idols, and eventually this is what happens. The desert reclaims it, turns it arid, leaves it barren. Human tumbleweeds drift across its streets, predators hide in the rocks."
Author: Michael Connelly
36. "Make no mistake; child predation on the Internet is a growing problem."
Author: Mike Fitzpatrick
37. "These predators loved with wild fury, but they were also darkly possessive, crossing the boundary into what humans might term obsession."
Author: Nalini Singh
38. "In a perfect patch of paradise he stays immobile for an eternity while the predawn breath strokes his skin and kisses each vertebrae down his spine."
Author: Poppet
39. "Wild animals almost never die of old age: starvation, disease, or predators catch up with them long before they become really senile. Until recently this was true of man too. Most animals die in childhood, many never get beyond the egg stage. Starvation and other causes of death are the ultimate reasons why populations cannot increase indefinitely."
Author: Richard Dawkins
40. "The thing about nature is that each species does what it's best at. That's why it's all so locked together. I'm certain that at its center is some kind of peace or unity or harmony - the white light people speak of having when they come back from "the dead." And what does our species do best? We construct artificial systems wherein we are mighty predators, or mighty thinkers, or sagacious, benevolent rulers of the universe - allies with God even."
Author: Rick Bass
41. "An ancient predator walks amongst us. He is neither man nor animal. He is the by passer of evolution, a blight on creationism, and the nightmare of man given form."
Author: Robert G. Moons
42. "Tek kad duboko i emocionalno spoznamo da je život kratak i da nam je vrijemeograniceno, tek tada možemo živjeti punim plucima i potpuno se predati sadašnjosti. Da ti jepreostala samo jedna godina života, kladim se da bi je proživio drugacije no što sada živiš.Pripazio bi da živiš bez žaljenja, prihvacao bi rizike i otvorio bi svoje srce ljubavi, živio bistrastveno, sa užitkom, usredotocen na ono što je vrijedno."
Author: Robin S. Sharma
43. "You're a good man. (Rafael)I guess we'll see in about five years, huh? If I die peacefully, then I'm good. If not, then we'll face each other again as predators. (Apollite)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
44. "Death is the one predator we can't escape. But vampires have found the loophole so many of us crave. I think that's the allure of vampirism."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
45. "After the monkeys came down from the trees and learned to hurl sharp objects, they had had to move into caves for protection--not only from the big predatory cats but, as they began to lose their monkey fur, from the elements. Eventually, they started transposing their hunting fantasies onto cave walls in the form of pictures, first as an attempt at practical magic and later for the strange, unexpected pleasure they discovered in artistic creation. Time passed. Art came off the walls and turned into ritual. Ritual became religion. Religion spawned science. Science led to big business. And big business, if it continues on its present mindless, voracious trajectory, could land those of us lucky enough to survive its ultimate legacy back into caves again."
Author: Tom Robbins
46. "She loved nothing in the world except this woman's son, wanted him alive more than anybody, but hadn't the least bit of control over the predator that lived inside her. Totally taken over by her anaconda love, she had no self left, no fears, no wants, no intelligence that was her own [...] Ruth heard the supplication in her words and it seemed to her that she was not looking at a person but at an impulse, a cell, a red corpuscle that neither knows nor understands why it is driven to spend its whole life in one pursuit: swimming up a dark tunnel toward the muscle of a heart or an eye's nerve end that it both nourished and fed from."
Author: Toni Morrison
47. "Duša se ne predaje ocaju pre nego iscrpe sve obmane"
Author: Victor Hugo
48. "Poiché una volta che il baco dei libri si è impadronito del sistema umano, lo indebolisce tanto che esso diventa una facile preda per quell'altro flagello, quello che si annida in fondo ai calamai e i cui germi pullulano in cima alla penna. La vittima incomincia a scrivere."
Author: Virginia Woolf
49. "Un poeta somma in sé l'Atlantico e il leone. Se l'uno vi sommerge, l'altro vi addenta. Se sfuggiamo alle zanne, cadiamo in preda ai flutti. Un uomo che ha il potere di distruggere le illusioni è al tempo stesso belva e onda. Le illusioni stanno all'anima come l'atmosfera alla terra. Toglietele quella tenera coltre d'aria, e vedrete la pianta morire, svanire i colori. La terra su cui noi camminiamo non è che brace estinta. E' marga quella che calpestiamo, e ciottoli ingrati ci feriscono il piede. La verità è un fulmine che ci annienta. La vita è un sogno. E' il risveglio che ci uccide. Colui che ci deruba dei nostri sogni ci deruba della nostra vita."
Author: Virginia Woolf
50. "Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is--the strong horse that pulls the whole cart."
Author: Winston Churchill

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