leader - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
As Zac spoke his eyes followed the leaves on a tree outside, moving in a summer breeze. "Leaders are only leaders if you follow them. 'Just following orders' will never be an excuse again, not that it ever really was. Everything we do must be guided by love. Power is the poison in our veins, empathy is the antidote."
Stevie was a natural born leader. He listened more than he spoke, but when he did speak it was with the kind of even paced certainty that folks listen to. He was never quick to judgement, always considered every angle first, and he was above all compassionate in his ways. He strove to do no harm in all he did. When it came to the tasks he always pushed himself to the limits. And through his example his team pushed themselves too, and that's why they always won. Stevie always praised the team, but we knew they'd be nothing without their leader. He was the glue that held them together.
Mack was the leader of the gang. Maybe it was his instinct for cruelty that made the others respect him...or fear him. They knew that if they didn't do what was expected they'd end up in the emergency room, or worse. Mack ruled with an iron fist, whatever he said went. And there was no leaving the gang, the gang was for life - however short that turned out to be. If you tried to leave Mack wouldn't just come after you, he'd come after your loved ones too. That's the kind of leader he was, no morals, no conscience, no compassion. He modelled himself on his favourite gangsters in the movies, he thought he had style. He was the king of all he surveyed and none dared question his orders.
“The world works in a way that you will always have a leader” He went on. “The men of this village follow their chief, that chief is meant to follow our Jarl Bergi just as Jarl Bergi follows the Gods, all men therefore must kneel to the gods”.
"Pete, I need you to calm that inner hurricane and think, for a thinking population is a free one. The rise of the machine has given us a decline of the body; the rise of the computer has given us a decline of the mind. Yet technology is only a tool, and we can choose to use it differently. That which subjugates us, can free us. There is real wisdom out there; seek and you shall find."