Different Words For Bravery

Fox: WOLF! You’re heading straight for the cannon!

Wolf: It’s not my fault! I can’t ride a motorcycle!!

Fox: Wow. He really is awfully brave, isn’t he?

Piranha: Well, yes, In Bolivia we have a name for people like that. We call them “idiots.”

The Bad Guys (book 3) by Aaron Blabey

Brave Enough to Stay Smart



“Be careful, Dave.” My voice cracked; I didn’t want to be left on my own. “Don’t open any doors unless you know what’s behind them.”

“It’s okay,” he assured me. “I’m not brave enough to do anything stupid.” Then he began to descend the staircase.

The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks

Romantic Stupidity



“Damn. Up till that moment, the romantic part of me still had been hoping I was wrong. Your romantic parts can be really dumb.”

The White Magic Five & Dime by Steve Hockensmith, Lisa Falco

Don’t Be Stupid



“We tend to learn more completely and better through acting in ignorance. Nature is not a cruel teacher, exactly, but has little patience for careless stupidity.”

Browsing Nature’s Aisles: A Year of Foraging for Wild Food in the Suburbs by Wendy Brown and Eric Brown