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Top 80 Gunpowder's Quotes

#1. The nouvelle cuisine of anarchy. Barium nitrate in a sauce of sulfur and garnished with charcoal. That's your basic gunpowder. Bon appetit. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#2. There was a young man of Herne Bay
who was making some fireworks one day:
but he dropped his cigar
in the gunpowder jar.
There was a young man of Herne Bay. - Author: Ogden Nash
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#3. The world has been printing books for 450 years, and yet gunpowder still has a wider circulation. Never mind! Printer's ink is the greater explosive: it will win. - Author: Christopher Morley
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#4. We have enforced a Darwinian process on wolves, turning them into the shy and elusive animals they've become. They didn't have that fear of us 30,000 years ago. We didn't have gunpowder; we had rocks. Wolves would have seen us as lunch, and we were weak and slow and tasty. - Author: Bruce Cameron
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#5. Such I hold to be the genuine use of Gunpowder: that it makes all men tall. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#6. My house on wheels will have two feet once again and my dreams no frontiers, at least until the bullets have their say. I await you, sedentary gypsy, when the smell of gunpowder dissipates. - Author: John Lee Anderson
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#7. Remember, remember the fifth of November of gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot. - Author: Alan Moore
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#8. There is no harm in anybody thinking that Christ is in bread. The harm is in the expectation of His presence in gunpowder. - Author: John Ruskin
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#9. He could fit what he knew about women in a bullet casing and still have room for the gunpowder. - Author: Karen Witemeyer
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#10. A whole bunch of big technological shocks occurred when Asian innovations - paper, gunpowder, the stirrup, the moldboard plow and so on - came to Europe via the Silk Road. - Author: Charles C. Mann
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#11. Some great minds become great by turning the rubble of an exploded paradigm into something consistent and meaningful. Others become great by laying the gunpowder, grain by grain. Every important revolution needs both kinds of minds to complete itself. - Author: Steven Johnson
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#12. In 1580, when William was sixteen, Campion passed through Warwickshire on his way to the more safely Catholic north. He stayed with a distant relative of Shakespeare's, Sir William Catesby, whose son Robert would later be a ringleader of the Gunpowder Plot. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#13. So this was a nest of radicals. She thought a hotbed of sedition would involve more gunpowder and secret handshakes, and less shuffling of feet and passing the sugar. - Author: Frances Hardinge
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#14. Television was the most revolutionary event of the century. Its importance was in a class with the discovery of gunpowder and the invention of the printing press, which changed the human condition for centuries afterward. - Author: Russell Baker
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#15. Exercise is the worst thing in the world and as bad an invention as gunpowder. - Author: Horace Walpole
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#16. The air smelled of gunpowder when Daniel emerged from the Angel tube stop and headed for Islington Police Station. It was midsummer and airless, the moon slipping unseen into a bright, troubled sky. The day was gravid, ready to burst. As - Author: Lisa Ballantyne
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#17. I had concocted the gunpowder myself from niter, sulfur, charcoal, and a happy heart. When working with explosives, I've found that attitude is everything. - Author: Alan Bradley
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#18. If we contrast the rapid progress of this mischievous discovery [of gunpowder] with the slow and laborious advances of reason, science, and the arts of peace, a philosopher, according to his temper, will laugh or weep at the folly of mankind (Chapter 65,p. 68) - Author: Edward Gibbon
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#19. If the press was, as David Riesman called it, "the gunpowder of the mind," the computer, in its capacity to smooth over unsatisfactory institutions and ideas, is the talcum powder of the mind. - Author: Neil Postman
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#20. You can't stop things like Bitcoin. [ ... ]. It's like trying to stop gunpowder. - Author: John McAfee
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#21. The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#22. [The imagination] ... inspires an audacious mental habit. We are as elastic as the gas of gunpowder, and ... a word dropped in conversation, sets free our fancy, and instantly our heads are bathed with galaxies, and our feet tread the floor of the Pit. - Author: Marsilio Ficino
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#23. a gunpowder factory exploded at Delft in the 1600s, that the painter had been so haunted and obsessed by the destruction of his city that he painted it over and over. - Author: Donna Tartt
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#24. For the space of half a year, the gunpowder lay as harmless as sand, because no fire came near to explode it. - Author: Emily Bronte
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#25. (The Germans invented gunpowder - all credit to them! but they again made things square - they invented printing.) - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#26. Too much detail can bog down any story. Enough with the history of gunpowder, the geology of Hawaii, the processes of whaling, and cactus and tumbleweed. - Author: Edward M. Lerner
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#27. GUY FAWKES; OR, A COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE GUNPOWDER TREASON, A.D. 1605; WITH A DEVELOPEMENT OF THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSPIRATORS, AND SOME NOTICES OF THE REVOLUTION OF 1688. BY THE REV. THOMAS LATHBURY, M.A., - Author: Thomas Lathbury
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#28. These sudden joys have sudden endings. They burn up in victory like fire and gunpowder. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#29. Hades cracked his knuckles on each hand, and the noise was like gunpowder caps exploding in the silence. "First dish duty," he mumbled to himself, "now possessed cowboys. This just isn't my night. - Author: Josh Strnad
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#30. I come from a family that has been here for almost 200 years. My ancestors started a very dangerous gunpowder business in 1802, and my great- grandfather and his father were both killed in gunpowder explosions. - Author: Pete Du Pont
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#31. What gunpowder did for war, the printing press has done for the mind. - Author: Wendell Phillips
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#32. The peoples of the old world have their cities built for times gone by, when railroads and gunpowder were unknown. We can have cities for the new age that has come, adopted to its better conditions of use and ornament. We want, therefore, a city planning profession ... - Author: Horace Bushnell
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#33. The apothegm is the most portable form of Truth ... It is thus that the proverb answers where the sermon fails, as a well-charged pistol will do more execution than a whole barrel of gunpowder idly expended in the air. - Author: William Gilmore Simms
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#34. Girls were born knowing how destructive the truth could be. They learned to hold it in, tamp it down, like gunpowder in an old fashioned gun. Then it exploded in your face on a November day in the rain. - Author: Janet Fitch
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#35. I had been right: freedom smelled like ozone and thunderstorms and gunpowder all at once, like snow and bonfires and cut grass, it tasted like seawater and oranges. - Author: Tana French
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#36. Her voice left a flavor of honey and gunpowder on the air. - Author: Peter S. Beagle
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#37. There are two things necessary to Salvation ... Money and gunpowder. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#38. The invention of gunpowder and the constant improvement of firearms are enough in themselves to show that the advance of civilization has done nothing practical to alter or deflect the impulse to destroy the enemy, which is central to the very idea of war. - Author: Carl Von Clausewitz
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#39. The Thieves of Eddis don't have breaking points. We have flash points instead, like gunpowder. - Author: Megan Whalen Turner
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#40. We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity
romantic love and gunpowder. - Author: Andre Maurois
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#41. Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade. - Author: Philip James Bailey
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#42. Ornon says, Ornon-who-always-has-something-to-say says, the Thieves of Eddis don't have breaking points. We have flash points instead, like gunpowder. That's what makes us dangerous. -Eugenides - Author: Megan Whalen Turner
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#43. Does this smell like paprika or gunpowder to you? - Author: William Ritter
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#44. The greatest Inventions were produced in Times of Ignorance; as the Use of the Compass, Gunpowder, and Printing; and by the dullest Nation, as the Germans. - Author: Jonathan Swift
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#45. The monk that invented gunpowder did as much to stop war as did all the sermons of his brethren. - Author: Austin O'Malley
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#46. The Chinese had gunpowder, but it didn't occur to them to put it in a gun. They possessed the compass but didn't go anywhere. They invented paper, printing, and a written form of their language, but hardly anyone in China was taught to read. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#47. All her life she'd been warned that men were slaves to their desires, that they held their impulses in barely controlled check. A woman
a lady
must be very, very careful of her actions so she did not put spark to the gunpowder that was a man's libido. - Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
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#48. Guilt is to danger, what fire is to gunpowder; a man need not fear to walk among many barrels of powder, if he have no fire about him. - Author: John Flavel
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#49. The words were like gunpowder blasts, sparking me into thought and action. - Author: Kailin Gow
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#50. I lost my hair mixing a substance called white gunpowder on the kitchen table. - Author: Mark Oliphant
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#51. Good, happy, swift; there's gunpowder i'th' court,
Wildfire at midnight in this heedless fury. - Author: Thomas Middleton
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#52. The fuse is lit. You can run all you want to but you leave a trail of gunpowder in your wake. There's going to be a reckoning eventually. - Author: Colleen Houck
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#53. We were gunpowder and one hell of a spark, and I wasn't about to test our combustibility. ~ Junk Miles - Author: Liz Reinhardt
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#54. War is a terrible trade. But when the cause is just, the smell of gunpowder is sweet. - Author: Myles Standish
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#55. Metaphor is no argument, though it be sometimes the gunpowder to drive one home, and imbed it in the memory. - Author: James Russell Lowell
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#56. The strength of the people is effective only if it is concentrated; it evaporates and is lost when it is dispersed, just as gunpowder scattered on the ground ignites only grain by grain. - Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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#57. China's history is marked by thousands of years of world-changing innovations: from the compass and gunpowder to acupuncture and the printing press. No one should be surprised that China has re-emerged as an economic superpower. - Author: Gary Locke
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#58. Force, unregulated or ill-regulated, is not only wasted in the void, like that of gunpowder burned in the open air, and steam unconfined by science; but, striking in the dark, and its blows meeting only the air, they recoil, and bruise itself. - Author: Albert Pike
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#59. Whatever you want, love, I'll give to you even if it means I'm made to crawl through foxholes and bodies and bullets to do it. You are the reason I fight this war. You are the victory that waits me on the other side of the gunpowder. - Author: Eden Butler
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#60. Histories of the world omitted China; if a Chinaman invented compass or movable type or gunpowder we promptly "forgot it" and named their European inventors. In short, we regarded China as a sort of different and quite inconsequential planet. - Author: W.E.B. Du Bois
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#61. Saxon and I had no business even attempting any type of relationship with each other. We were gunpowder and one hell of a spark, and I wasn't about to test our combustibility. - Author: Liz Reinhardt
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#62. The devil hath his gunpowder plots, and mines, which may blow you up before you are aware. Not - Author: Richard Baxter
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#63. Man shall never reach the moon, for such a quantity of gunpowder would be needed as to gravely injure the crew. - Author: Arthur Mee
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#64. The proverb answers where the sermon fails. - Author: William Gilmore Simms
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#65. The smell of gunpowder is sweeter to me than all the perfumes of Arabia. - Author: Pope Julius II
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#66. I miss it: the smell of sand, sweat, and gunpowder, rings of salt from dried sweat on my pants' legs, and around my waist just under where my armor sits. - Author: Adam Fenner
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#67. In recent times, European nations, with the use of gunpowder and other technical improvements in warfare, controlled practically the whole world. One, the British Empire, brought under one government a quarter of the earth and its inhabitants. - Author: John Boyd Orr
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#68. The humour of the Chinese people in inventing gunpowder and finding its best use in making firecrackers for their grandfathers' birthdays is merely symbolical of their inventiveness along merely pacific lines. - Author: Lin Yutang
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#69. Cyrus squinted through the rain at the old man, at the truck, at the crackling Golden Lady. What was going on? None of this seemed real. But it was. The rain on his skin. The soggy waffle and drooping napkins. The smell of gunpowder. - Author: N.D. Wilson
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#70. Ever since the invention of gunpowder.. I continually tremble lest men should, in the end, uncover some secret which would provide a short way of abolishing mankind, of annihilating peoples and nations in their entirety. - Author: Baron De Montesquieu
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#71. In 2012 about 56 million people died throughout the world; 620,000 of them died due to human violence (war killed 120,000 people, and crime killed another 500,000). In contrast, 800,000 committed suicide, and 1.5 million died of diabetes.23 Sugar is now more dangerous than gunpowder. - Author: Yuval Noah Harari
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#72. Frenchmen are like gunpowder, each by itself smutty and contemptible, but mass them together and they are terrible indeed! - Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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#73. What do nations care about the cost of war, if by spending a few hundred millions in steel and gunpowder they can gain a thousand millions in diamonds and cocoa? - Author: W.E.B. Du Bois
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#74. There was too much hatred in the world; it was manifestly as dangerous as gunpowder, yet people let it lie about, in the way of ignition. - Author: Rebecca West
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#75. On November 5 he landed at Torbay, on the coast of Devon. Reminded that it was the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, he remarked to Burnet, What do you think of Predestination now? - Author: Winston S. Churchill
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#76. Most men don't seem to get that telling a pissed-off woman to calm down is like throwing gunpowder on a fire."

~ Liberty Jones - Author: Lisa Kleypas
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#77. Support for Saddam, including within his military organization, will collapse after the first whiff of gunpowder. - Author: Richard Perle
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#78. Remember, remember the 5th of November. - Author: Guy Fawkes
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#79. Remember, as a responsible junior scientist, you must exercise caution before you ignite your gunpowder," the warning sternly cautioned.

Duly noted, sir. So let's get busy making explosives. - Author: Rick Garvia
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#80. Genius as an explosive power beats gunpowder hollow; and if knowledge, which should give that power guidance, is wanting, the chances are not small that the rocket will simply run amuck among friends and foes. - Author: Thomas Huxley
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