Quotes: The Dog Bites Back
So never kick a dog
Because it's just a pup
We'll fight like twenty armies and we won't give up,
So you'd better run for cover when the pup grows up!
— Little People, Les Miserables
"For the treachery of the Empire against the Noghri people. We were betrayed. We have been avenged."
[It] is much safer to be feared than loved, when, of the two, either must be dispensed with. [...] Nevertheless a prince ought to inspire fear in such a way that, if he does not win love, he avoids hatred.
The hound strays? Treason bears a price!
"Turns out, mess with someone's head enough, you can turn a scared little kid into an all powerful bitch."
"One thing you could count on: you push a man too far, and sooner or later, he'd start pushing back."
"Listen, Crow thinks fear is power, but he's wrong. A beaten dog may fear you, but the second you turn your back, he's gonna strike."
"You have a dog. You beat the dog. You keep beating the dog. And you beat the dog and you beat the dog and you beat the fucking dog. And it cowers and it gets submissive. But there is going to be that day where it turns around and bites your face off. [...] You kick the dog enough times and you break it. You kick the dog one more time beyond that, and it fucking kills you."
You kick a dog and some day it may bite you.
You were scanning me, weren't you? You were trying to make my head explode, you freaked-out maniac!
"Well well well, looks like the church mouse finally roared."
"She was mad and that was true, however, someone can only put up with abuse for so long".
—Satsuki "Dove" Kiryuuin, Kiryuuin Chronicles, chapter 9