Sax Rohmer quotes

  • Imagine a person, tall, lean and feline, high-shouldered, with a brow like Shakespeare and a face like Satan, a close-shaven skull, and long, magnetic eyes of the true cat-green. Invest him with all the cruel cunning of an entire Eastern race, accumulated in one giant intellect, with all the resources of science past and present, with all the resources, if you will, of a wealthy government--which, however, already has denied all knowledge of his existence. Imagine that awful being, and you have a mental picture of Dr. Fu-Manchu, the yellow peril incarnate in one man.
    -- Sax Rohmer

    #Cat #Eye #Men

  • There is no merit in a special talent unless its exercise is of use to others.
    -- Sax Rohmer

    #Exercise #Special #Use

  • There is no incidental music to the dramas of real life.
    -- Sax Rohmer

    #Real #Drama #Real Life

  • There are few states, I suppose, which exact so severe a toll from one's nervous system as the anticipation of calamity.
    -- Sax Rohmer

    #Tolls #Anticipation #Nervous

  • Quality rather than quantity distinguishes the master.
    -- Sax Rohmer

    #Quality #Masters #Quantity

  • The chief difference between horror fans and science fiction fans lies in why they won't walk backwards. A horror fan won't walk backwards because he knows he'll be knifed by a madman. A science fiction fan won't walk backwards because he knows he'll step on the cat.

  • A city with one newspaper... is like a man with one eye, and often the eye is glass.

  • If you close your eyes you can imagine the hackers sitting in a room, combing through the documents to find the ones that will draw the most blood. And in a room next door are American journalists doing the same thing. As demented and criminal as it is, at least the hackers are doing it for a cause. The press is doing it for a nickel.

  • He seems like a man who knows what he wants, and the problem is he wants what I want. If it were anything or anyone else, I could stand back and let him take it." His blue eyes gazed back at me. "But I can't let him have you.

  • On June 10, the worst storm in the series swept across the middle of the Indian Ocean and Wild Eyes was directly in its path.

  • On October 19, 2009, my sixteenth birthday, Wild Eyes officially became mine! Now it was really happening.

  • God wants us to speak to men so that they will feel it, so that they will never forget it. God means every Christian to be effective, to make a difference in the actual records and results of Christian work. God put each of us here to be a power. There is not one of us but is an essential wheel of the machinery and can accomplish all that God calls us to.

  • A devotee should be fixed in the conclusion that, the spiritual master cannot be subject to criticism and should never be considered equal to a common man.

  • Our first duty is to satisfy the spiritual master, who can arrange for the Lord's mercy. A common man must first begin to serve the spiritual master or the devotee. Then, through the mercy of the devotee, the Lord will be satisfied. Unless one receives the dust of a devotee's lotus feet on one's head, there is no possibility of advancement. Unless one approaches a pure devotee, he cannot understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

  • The soul of the slave, the soul of the "little man," is as dear to me as the soul of the great.