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Bluster Quotes By J. Allen Boone

If you would understand this secret, you must first understand the distinction between training an animal and educating one. Trained animals are relatively easy to turn out. All that is required is a book of instructions, a certain amount of bluff and bluster, something to use for threatening and punishing purposes, and of course the animal. Educating an animal, on the other hand, demands keen intelligence, integrity, imagination, and the gentle touch, mentally, vocally, and physically. — J. Allen Boone

Bluster Quotes By Robert Grudin

We struggle with, agonize over and bluster heroically about the great questions of life when the answers to most of these lie hidden in our attitude toward the thousand minor details of each day. — Robert Grudin

Bluster Quotes By Sarah MacLean

As I've said before," she scoffed, "you're different."
"How am I different?" his exasperation was clear.
"Well, it seems you are my partner in crime." She smiled then, a beaming grin not unlike the one he'd seen her give Oxford earlier.
He lost his bluster at the words, feeling the full force of her pleasure like a blow, and a nonsensical wave of pride coursed through him... pride at being the one he would turn to with such excitement, pride at being the one she would turn to with such excitement, pride at being the one she would ask to escort her on such an adventure. And, in that sun-filled moment, with all of London mere inches away from their hiding place, he was struck by her beauty- her bright brown eyes and her hair, gleaming auburn in the light and her mouth, wide and welcoming and enough to bring a man to his knees.
She was really quite extraordinary. — Sarah MacLean

Bluster Quotes By Arthur L. Herman

Whatever one wants to say about the conduct of the Iraq War, going to war to remove Saddam Hussein in 2003 was a necessary act. It should and could have been done earlier, had not the Clinton White House, which understood the need, not wasted the opportunity through timidity and bluster. — Arthur L. Herman

Bluster Quotes By Cherie Priest

Sometimes you get a good eyeful of a man-sized action figure - and he knows what you are, and what you can do ... and you know what he is, and what he's done before, or what he's helping other people do. And you just can't stand it because for all his bluster and bullshit he's weak and horrible, and cowardly, and if he caught you, he'd do terrible things to you - the kinds of things that were done to Ian and Isabelle. — Cherie Priest

Bluster Quotes By A.W. Tozer

Whoever will listen will hear the speaking Heaven. This is definitely not the hour when men take kindly to an exhortation to listen, for listening is not today a part of popular religion. We are at the opposite end of the pole from there. Religion has accepted the monstrous heresy that noise, size, activity and bluster make a man dear to God. But we may take heart. To a people caught in the tempest of the last great conflict God says, "Be still, and know that I am God," and still He says it, as if He means to tell us that our strength and safety lie not in noise but in silence. — A.W. Tozer

Bluster Quotes By Kenneth Langone

When a New York attorney general brings a lawsuit against a prominent business person, there are two things you can count on out of that office - lots of political bluster and little accountability. — Kenneth Langone

Bluster Quotes By Hilary Mantel

I think, if you're going to kill a man, do it. Don't write him a letter about it. Don't bluster and threaten and put him on his guard. — Hilary Mantel

Bluster Quotes By Robert F. Kennedy

Too often we honor swagger and bluster and wielders of force; too often we excuse those who are willing to build their own lives on the shattered dreams of others. — Robert F. Kennedy

Bluster Quotes By A.W. Tozer

Religion has accepted the monstrous heresy that noise, size, activity and bluster make a man dear to God. — A.W. Tozer

Bluster Quotes By Gail Carriger

It was universally held among the drones that Lord Maccon had a particularly fine physique, and there had been quite the scuffle over who would be allowed to dress him in the evenings. After Floote assumed that role, it became a trickster's challenge to ascertain who among the boys could arrange such little incidences as would cause the London Alpha to bluster out into the hallway in the altogether of an afternoon. — Gail Carriger

Bluster Quotes By Susan Faludi

When an attack on home soil causes cultural paroxysms that have nothing to do with the attack, when we respond to real threats to our nation by distrusting ourselves with imagined threats to femininity and family life, when we invest our leaders with a cartoon masculinity and require of them bluster in lieu of a capacity for rational calculation, and when we blame our frailty in 'fifth column' feminists - in short, when we base our security on a mythical male strength that can only increase itself against a mythical female weakness - we should know that we are exhibiting the symptoms of a lethal, albeit curable, cultural affliction (p. 295). — Susan Faludi

Bluster Quotes By Annie Dillard

All those things for which we have no words are lost. The mind - the culture - has two little tools, grammar and lexicon: a decorated sand bucket and a matching shovel. With these we bluster about the continents and do all the world's work. With these we try to save our very lives. — Annie Dillard

Bluster Quotes By Rick Riordan

Sadie, I'm not fragile," he complained. " I don't need a protector."
"Rubinho," I said. " That's macho bluster, and all boys like to be mothered. — Rick Riordan

Bluster Quotes By Mahatma Gandhi

Non-co-operation is not a movement of drag, bluster or bluff. — Mahatma Gandhi

Bluster Quotes By William Wycherley

Bluster, sputter, question, cavil; but be sure your argument be intricate enough to confound the court. — William Wycherley

Bluster Quotes By Agatha Christie

Well, people are like that too. THey create a false door - to deceive. If they are conscious of weakness, of inefficiency, they make an imposing door of self-assertion, of bluster, of overwhelming authority - and, after a time, they get to believe in it themselves. They think, and everybody thinks, that they are like that. But behind that door, Renisenb, is bare rock... And so when reality comes and touches them with the feather of truth - their true self reasserts itself. — Agatha Christie

Bluster Quotes By Alex Flinn

Even in my time, we knew that men were not in
charge. Oh, they might bluster as if they were. But when it came down to it, we women bore much of the influence. Often, my father would make some grand pronouncement in the evening. And the next morning, he had changed his mind. After a while, I realized that it was my mother who had changed it, quietly, in the night. — Alex Flinn

Bluster Quotes By Philip Ball

Bombast, an old Swabian name, has inevitably given rise to the idea that Paracelsus's bluster and arrogance lie at the root of the word "bombastic." One feels that it ought to be so, but it is not. Baum means "tree" in German (in the Swabian dialect it is rendered Bom), and Baumbast is the fibrous layer of a tree's bark. But in the sixteenth century "bombast" had also come to mean cotton padding, inappropriately derived from bombax, the medieval Latin name for the silkworm, and it is from this origin that the connotation of puffed up derives. — Philip Ball

Bluster Quotes By John C. Calhoun

The strong should always permit the weak and aggrieved to talk, to bluster, and scold without taking offence; and if we had so acted, and exercised proper skill in the management of our affairs, Mexico and ourselves would, by this time, have quietly and peaceably settled all difficulties and been good friends. — John C. Calhoun

Bluster Quotes By Sarah MacLean

Bluster until it's real. — Sarah MacLean

Bluster Quotes By Walter Savage Landor

We care not how many see us in choler, when we rave and bluster, and make as much noise and bustle as we can; but if the kindest and most generous affection comes across us, we suppress every sign of it, and hide ourselves in nooks and covert. — Walter Savage Landor

Bluster Quotes By Richard Siken

I've been rereading your story. I think it's about me in a way that might not be flattering, but that's okay. We dream and dream of being seen as we really are and then finally someone looks at us and sees us truly and we fail to measure up. Anyway: story received, story included. You looked at me long enough to see something mysterioso under all the gruff and bluster. Thanks. Sometimes you get so close to someone you end up on the other side of them. — Richard Siken

Bluster Quotes By Joe Abercrombie

It was either bluster or look weak and Thorn reckoned that no choice at all, so she puffed herself up and snapped out, "How did you get the scar?"
"How did you get the scar?"
Thorn frowned. "What scar?"
"That's the face the gods gave you?" And with the faintest of smiles the Vansterman went back to coiling rope. — Joe Abercrombie

Bluster Quotes By Hillary Clinton

What [Barack Obama] and I did was to say clearly what we're doing, all the bluster, all of the sanctions, that are just imposed by the American government haven't had much impact.Let's see if we can put together an international coalition to really cripple Iran, and then maybe we can begin a negotiation, and that's what I did. It was difficult. We had to get China and Russia on board, and not just get them on board by signing a piece of paper. — Hillary Clinton

Bluster Quotes By John Irving

Moreover, there was what Amy called "the cocksuckers' contingent of the country" - what Danny knew as the dumber-than-dog-shit element, those bully patriots - and they were too set in their ways or too poorly educated (or both) to see beyond the ceaseless flag-waving and nationalistic bluster. — John Irving

Bluster Quotes By Dale Carnegie

The sun can make you take off your coat more quickly than the wind; and kindliness, the friendly approach and appreciation can make people change their minds more readily than all the bluster and storming in the world. Remember — Dale Carnegie

Bluster Quotes By Jane Austen

My business was to declare myself a scoundrel, and whether I did it with a bow or a bluster was of little importance. — Jane Austen

Bluster Quotes By David Mitchell

Where there's bluster, thinks Luisa, there's duplicity — David Mitchell

Bluster Quotes By Edward Said

Nothing disfigures the intellectual's public
performance as much as trimming, careful silence, patriotic bluster, and retrospective and self-dramatizing apostasy. — Edward Said

Bluster Quotes By Jon Meacham

The moment illuminates the political Jefferson - a man who got his way quietly but unmistakably, without bluster or bombast, his words congenial but his will unwavering. — Jon Meacham

Bluster Quotes By Hillary Clinton

[Donald] Trump has a great capacity to use bluster and bigotry to inflame people.He is becoming ISIS's best recruiter. — Hillary Clinton

Bluster Quotes By John Sununu

After everyone has had a chance to bluster, posture, and pontificate, we are left with one basic question: under any foreseeable circumstance, would it be in our national interest to default on our debt? The answer is unequivocally no. — John Sununu

Bluster Quotes By Evan Thomas

A Lincolnesque leader is confident enough to be humble - to not feel the need to bluster or dominate, but to be sufficiently sure of one's own judgment and self-worth to really listen and not be threatened by contrary advice. — Evan Thomas

Bluster Quotes By Markus Zusak

A REASSURING ANNOUNCEMENT Please, be calm, despite that previous threat. I am all bluster - I am not violent. I am not malicious. I am a result. — Markus Zusak

Bluster Quotes By Eva

Taking inspiration from a tree: her roots provide nutrients, they are sheltered from autumn's bluster and winter's frost. It is only when the heated light of spring has called to her and the kiss of summer has loved her, that a tree bears her fruit for all to see. — Eva

Bluster Quotes By Lyndon B. Johnson

We do not want an expanding struggle with consequences, that no one can perceive, nor will we bluster or bully or flaunt our power, but we will not surrender and we will not retreat, for
behind our American pledge lies the determination and resources, I believe, of all of the American nation. — Lyndon B. Johnson

Bluster Quotes By Jesse Jackson

We made this inexplicable turn into Iraq, where we've lost lives, money, honour and the coalition on [George] Bush's watch. Surely he's not suggesting that if the Democrats win, things can get worse. I mean, all we can do now is to look at our field policy and change the course. We need more diplomatic outreach toward Iran, Syria and Middle Eastern allies, and less bluster and less threats, and fewer troops. — Jesse Jackson

Bluster Quotes By Michael Behe

Molecular evolution is not based on scientific authority ... There are assertions that such evolution occurred, but absolutely none are supported by pertinent experiments or calculations. Since no one knows molecular evolution by direct experience, and since there is no authority on which to base claims of knowledge, it can truly be said that ... the assertion of Darwinian molecular evolution is merely bluster. — Michael Behe

Bluster Quotes By Sun Tzu

To begin by bluster, but afterwards to take fright at the enemy's numbers, shows a supreme lack of intelligence. — Sun Tzu

Bluster Quotes By A.O. Scott

As consumers of culture, we are lulled into passivity or, at best, prodded toward a state of pseudo-semi-self-awareness, encouraged toward either the defensive group identity of fanhood or a shallow, half-ironic eclecticism. Meanwhile, as citizens of the political commonwealth, we are conscripted into a polarized climate of ideological belligerence in which bluster too often substitutes for argument. There is no room for doubt and little time — A.O. Scott

Bluster Quotes By Orrin Woodward

Don't confuse one leader's bluster for muster or another leader's meekness for weakness. — Orrin Woodward

Bluster Quotes By Padgett Powell

Have you come over time to think that you know more now than you did when you were young, know less now than when young, know now there is so much more to know than you knew there was to know when young that it is moot whether you think you knew more then than now or less, or do you now know that you never knew anything at all and never will and only the bluster of youth persuaded you that you did or would? — Padgett Powell

Bluster Quotes By Michael Leunig

Anzac Day, it seems, must now be done with bluster, hoopla and media hypnotism. — Michael Leunig

Bluster Quotes By Russell D. Moore

The culture around us knows what it means when they see a church in perpetual bluster and outrage. They know that we are scared. — Russell D. Moore

Bluster Quotes By Hillary Rodham Clinton

When Putin was preparing to take back the presidency in Moscow, he published an essay in the fall of 2011 in a Russian newspaper announcing plans to regain lost influence among former Soviet republics and create "a powerful supra-national union capable of becoming a pole in the modern world." Putin said that this new Eurasian Union would "change the geopolitical and geo-economic configuration of the entire continent." Some dismissed these words as campaign bluster, but I thought they revealed Putin's true agenda, which was effectively to "re-Sovietize" Russia's periphery. — Hillary Rodham Clinton

Bluster Quotes By Rick Moranis

Canada Day comes and goes modestly every year. Sure, there are retail sales promotions and a long weekend. But there isn't bluster or commodity in Canadian celebration. Canada isn't big on bunting. Or jet flyovers, fireworks, marching bands or military pomp. — Rick Moranis

Bluster Quotes By Jimmy Carter

A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity. — Jimmy Carter

Bluster Quotes By Dan Wells

I've been clinically diagnosed with sociopathy,' I said. 'Do you know what that means?'
'It means you're a freak,' he said.
'It means that you're about as important to me as a carboard box,' I said. 'You're just a thing - a piece of garbage that no one's thrown away yet. Is that what you want me to say?'
'Shut up,' said Rob. He was still acting tough, but I could see his bluster was starting to fail. He didn't know what to say.
'The thing about boxes,' I said, 'is that you can open them up. Even though they're completely boring on the outside, there might be something interesting inside. So while you're saying all of these stupid, boring things I'm imagining what it would be like to cut you open and see what you've got in there. — Dan Wells

Bluster Quotes By Henepola Gunaratana

They have no power over you. It's all a show, a deception. Your urges scream and bluster at you; they cajole; they coax; they threaten; but they really carry no stick at all. You give in out of habit. You give in because you never really bother to look beyond the threat. It is all empty back there. There is only one way to learn this lesson, though. The words on this page won't do it. — Henepola Gunaratana

Bluster Quotes By Edgar Guest

But here in the struggle for fame and pelf
I want to be able to like myself.
I don't want to look at myself and know
That I'm bluster and buff and empty show. — Edgar Guest

Bluster Quotes By Conn Iggulden

He did not fear such enemies, nor a dozen armies like them. He was khan of the sea of grass and they were just city men, soft and fat for all their bluster and sharp swords. He would cut them down. — Conn Iggulden

Bluster Quotes By Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump bigotry, his bluster, his bullying, have become his campaign. — Hillary Clinton

Bluster Quotes By Barack Obama

America leads - not with bluster, but with persistent, steady resolve. — Barack Obama

Bluster Quotes By Steven Erikson

To hide weakness behind bluster was to hide nothing at all. — Steven Erikson

Bluster Quotes By Mahatma Gandhi

Nanda broke down every barrier and won his way to freedom not by brag, not by bluster, but by the purest form of self-suffering. — Mahatma Gandhi

Bluster Quotes By Daphne Du Maurier

Living as we do in an age of noise and bluster, success is now measured accordingly. We must all be seen, and heard, and on the air. — Daphne Du Maurier

Bluster Quotes By Robert Browning

Never brag, never bluster, never blush. — Robert Browning

Bluster Quotes By Antoine Rivarol

Brave men do not boast nor bluster. Deeds, not words, speak for such. — Antoine Rivarol

Bluster Quotes By Rob Brezsny

Real confidence has no bluster or bombast. It's not rooted in a desire to seem better than everyone else and it's not driven by a fear of appearing weak. Real confidence settles in when you have a clear vision of exactly what you need to do. Real confidence blooms as you wield the skills and power you have built through your hard work and discipline. — Rob Brezsny

Bluster Quotes By Dick Armey

My own view would be to let Saddam bluster, let him rant and rave all he wants. As long as he behaves himself within his own borders, we should not be addressing any attack or resources against him. — Dick Armey

Bluster Quotes By Maggie Stiefvater

Gansey looked angry for approximately the length of time it took for a late butterfly to bluster by them in the autumn breeze. — Maggie Stiefvater

Bluster Quotes By A.H. Septimius

Thirty years of marriage to Erasto had taught her much, namely that men were reckless by nature, full of bluster, most incompetent, the rest fortunate to have a wife to keep them from allowing their innate ineptitude to engulf all around them. — A.H. Septimius

Bluster Quotes By Aristophanes

First listen, my friend, and then you may shriek and bluster. — Aristophanes

Bluster Quotes By Ryan Holiday

True will is quiet humility, resilience, and flexibility; the other kind of will is weakness disguised by bluster and ambition. — Ryan Holiday

Bluster Quotes By Lori Foster

I'm telling you now. Without knowing for sure if you sent them, or why, I was left to my own discretion. If you want me to bother you with every little detail that comes up, just say so." He shrugged. "But I was under the impression that you wanted me to handle shit."
Murray's face reddened with bluster. "I do, damn it."
"They were shit," Trace explained. "They've been handled. — Lori Foster

Bluster Quotes By Ta-Nehisi Coates

I heard the fear in the first music I ever knew, the music that pumped from boom boxes full of grand boast and bluster. The boys...loved this music because it told them, against all evidence and odds, that they were masters of their own lives, their own streets, and their own bodies. I saw it in the girls, in their loud laughter, in their gilded bamboo earrings that announced their names thrice over. And I saw it in their brutal language and hard gaze, how they would cut you with their eyes and destroy you with their words for the sin of playing too much. — Ta-Nehisi Coates