Words are loaded pistols.
— Jean-Paul Sartre

We have too many intellectuals who are afraid to use the pistol of common sense.
Samuel Fuller pistols quote

I would feel horrible to think I had put my name on a pistol permit and allowed someone to carry around a gun and they committed another crime.
— Mike Rutherford

There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it.
— Oliver Goldsmith

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!"
— pistols quotation by George Will