Sometimes tyranny isn't so subtle or creative.
Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
Men always want to be a woman’s first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about these things. What (women) like is to be a man’s last romance.
God is subtle but he is not malicious.
The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.
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If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
Third Clever Whack
She says that what you did was a cry for help."
"It was," I say. "That's why I was yelling 'Heeeelp!' I don't really go in for subtlety.
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Dimitri Belikov: "Now get back to your room—if you can manage it without throwing yourself at someone else.”
Rose Hathaway: "Is that your subtle way of calling me a slut?”
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If his voice hasn't been the melody of my life, it's been the bass line, so subtle you don't notice it until it's missing.
Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will seriously cramp his style.
The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before.