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Quotations About / On: TIGER

  • 1.
    Iknowwhata mother tiger does when she's upset. She eats her young.
    (Guy Trosper, U.S. screenwriter, and John Frankenheimer. Robert Stroud (Burt Lancaster), Birdman of Alcatraz, when his jealous mother opposes his parole from prison (1962). Based On The Book By Thom.)
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  • 2.
    Look, Tiger, if I was to be buried in potter's field, it'd just about kill me!
    (Samuel Fuller (b. 1911), U.S. screenwriter. Mo Williams (Thelma Ritter), Pickup on South Street (1953). Based on a story by Dwight Taylor.)
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  • 3.
    It is not part of a true culture to tame tigers, any more than it is to make sheep ferocious.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 236, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 4.
    When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "Maxims for Revolutionists: Crime and Punishment," Man and Superman (1903).)
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  • 5.
    Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
    (Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian author. "A New Refutation of Time," Labyrinths (1964).)
  • 6.
    Warmest climes but nurse the cruelest fangs: the tiger of Bengal crouches in spiced groves of ceaseless verdure. Skies the most effulgent but basket the deadliest thunders: gorgeous Cuba knows tornadoes that never swept tame northern lands.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick, ch. 119 (1851).)
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