Quotations on Violence

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So, these political activities will create friction in and of themselves, and in this environment of friction there'll be additional violence.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Environment, Violence, Will)

I think you will see a lot of strains develop in the political process that will result in violence everywhere in the country - but it's controllable, it's workable and it will lead to a much better future for these people.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: People, Country, Future, Result, Violence, Will)

Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Women, Children, Victims, Violence, Will)

I will also continue to fight to provide better economic security for victims of domestic violence.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Fight, Security, Victims, Violence, Will)

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Death, End, Freedom, Interest, Justice, Loyalty, Violence, Writing)

One thing, however, I know with certainty: violence, or the direct threat of violence, of the kind we have seen in the past few days, is totally unjustified as a response to any published word or image.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Past, Violence, Word)

I have this problem with violence. I've only done one movie in almost 20 years where I killed people. It's called Perdita Durango. It's a Spanish movie. I'm very proud of the movie, but I felt weird doing that.
- Javier Bardem
(Keywords: People, Violence, Years)

Now the first step has to be taken, the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks, and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still, we will have no chance of escaping the violence.
- Daniel Barenboim
(Keywords: Trust, Chance, Democracy, First, Now, Violence, Will)

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.
- Georges Bataille
(Keywords: Dreams, Despair, Results, Violence, Weakness)

The aggressive, unprovoked acts of violence against Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas are revealing. It is clear they don't want peace, but rather seek the ultimate destruction of Israel.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Peace, Destruction, Israel, Violence, Want)

Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat.
- H. G. Bohn
(Keywords: Death, Reason, Violence, Voice)

Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education.
- Julian Bond
(Keywords: Education, Children, School, Violence, Worth, Years)

The World War broke out with such elemental violence, and with such resort to all means for leading or misleading public opinion, that no time was available for reflection and consideration.
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: Time, War, Consideration, Leading, Misleading, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Reflection, Violence, World, World war)

Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
- Norman O. Brown
(Keywords: Poetry, Common sense, Freedom, Rules, Speech, Violence, Words)

We will stand up for our friends in the world. And one of the most important friends is the State of Israel. My administration will be steadfast in support Israel against terrorism and violence, and in seeking the peace for which all Israelis pray.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Peace, Friends, Israel, State, Support, Terrorism, Violence, Will, World)

What will it profit this country if we... put our man on the Moon by 1970 and at the same time you can't walk down Woodward Avenue in this city without fear of some violence?
- Jerome Cavanagh
(Keywords: Time, Fear, Country, Man, Moon, Profit, Violence, Will)

If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.
- Deepak Chopra
(Keywords: Thought, Hatred, Violence, World)

I wish everyone was a sci-fi geek because then there would be no violence in the world. There'd be no wars. There'd only be people e-mailing each other.
- Claudia Christian
(Keywords: People, Violence, World)

If the adjustment made by a court can be accepted or not, it will be refused whenever the men can gain more by continuing the strike, with whatever of violence that involves.
- John Bates Clark
(Keywords: Men, Court, Gain, Violence, Will)

The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.
- Bill Cosby
(Keywords: Goal, Future, Violence, World)

No one will expect the British Government or the Government of India to give way to threats of violence, disorder and chaos; and, indeed, representatives of large sections of Indian opinion have expressly warned us that we must not do so.
- Stafford Cripps
(Keywords: Government, Chaos, Disorder, Opinion, Violence, Will)

Our job as writers and thinkers in the time is how to bring about the occasions that let people have that first-person experience - or the metaphoric experience that allows them to see human continuity as opposed to total threat, total willingness to do violence.
- Stanley Crouch
(Keywords: Experience, Time, People, First, Job, Violence, Writers)

It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death.
- Elijah Cummings
(Keywords: Death, American, Civil rights, Journey, Unemployment, Violence, Workers)

Those most likely to be raped or sexually assaulted are young women between the ages of 16 and 24, women with their whole lives ahead of them. This one act of violence will alter their lives forever.
- Rosa DeLauro
(Keywords: Women, Act, Violence, Will)

The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills.
- Tom DeLay
(Keywords: Control, Birth control, Causes, Evolution, Kids, Mothers, Parents, Schools, Teaching, Violence, Youth)

Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.
- Andrea Dworkin
(Keywords: Men, Women, Freedom, Justice, Struggle, Support, Violence, Want)

Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid.
- Bob Dylan
(Keywords: Democracy, Violence, World)

The president welcomes peaceful protests - it is a time-honored tradition. The president agrees violence is not the answer in Iraq, and that's why he hopes Saddam Hussein will disarm.
- Ari Fleischer
(Keywords: Time, Iraq, President, Tradition, Violence, Will)

You know, 20 years... the films of television when it started, the literature, radio in communist countries, they're clean as a whistle; there was no violence, no sex, no drugs, nothing.
- Milos Forman
(Keywords: Sex, Countries, Drugs, Literature, Nothing, Television, Violence, Years)

War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war.
- Anatole France
(Keywords: Men, War, Persecution, Violence, Will)

Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services - some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention.
- Malcolm Fraser
(Keywords: Family, Health, Medical, Generations, Prevention, Problems, Relationships, Struggle, Suicide, Violence, Years)

If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying.
- Indira Gandhi
(Keywords: Death, Thought, Fear, Action, Dying, Violence, Will)

Yet the march toward freedom is not without its hazards or its casualties and the threats of violence aimed at Iraqis who participate in the election will be dealt with accordingly.
- Jim Gerlach
(Keywords: Freedom, March, Violence, Will)

One of the main purveyors of violence in this world has been this country.
- Danny Glover
(Keywords: Country, Violence, World)

I think that when we're talking about youth violence, we're talking about kids who don't have opportunities, so they're engaged in a certain degree of lawlessness, because we as a society have failed them.
- Matt Gonzalez
(Keywords: Society, Kids, Talking, Violence, Youth)

The civil unrest of recent days must come to an end, and the healing process must begin for the future of the community. We will provide assistance both in ending the violence and enabling the healing process in Benton Harbor.
- Jennifer Granholm
(Keywords: Community, End, Ending, Future, Healing, Violence, Will)

Two things I do well in books are sex and violence, but I don't want gratuitous sex or violence. The sex and violence are only as graphic as need be. And never included unless it furthers the plot or character development.
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Keywords: Sex, Development, Character, Books, Violence, Want)

Take away the violence and who will hear the men of peace?
- Lorraine Hansberry
(Keywords: Men, Peace, Violence, Will)

There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life.
- Salma Hayek
(Keywords: Education, Life, Hope, Expression, Normality, Violence, Youth)

I had seen so many injustices done in the court by well-meaning people. I had lost fourteen clients to gang violence in only seven years. I was angry at a system I thought had failed my clients, and I was part of it.
- Richard Helms
(Keywords: Thought, People, Clients, Court, Violence, Years)

All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will.
- Alexander Herzen
(Keywords: Morality, Corruption, Obedience, Slavery, Violence, Will)

Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed, violence, and public relations. It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for, because we might get it.
- Brad Holland
(Keywords: Intellectuals, Public, Tradition, Violence, World)

In the case of Iraq, notwithstanding the violence there at the moment, the very fact that a hideous regime - responsible for genocide, for the use of chemical and biological weapons, aggression against two neighbors - has been removed in itself is a positive development.
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Keywords: Development, Positive, Aggression, Fact, Genocide, Iraq, Neighbors, Violence, Weapons)

What I intended to accomplish was to rouse the student body, not by means of an organization, but solely by my simple words; to urge them, not to violence, but to moral insight into the existing serious deficiencies of our political system.
- Kurt Huber
(Keywords: Body, Violence, Words)

Yes, he wanted me to do Funny Games before, which I didn't want to do because the film was very theoretical - the way people experience violence on screen. There was very little space for fiction, it was more like a sacrifice for the actors than anything else.
- Isabelle Huppert
(Keywords: Experience, Funny, Sacrifice, People, Actors, Fiction, Film, Games, Space, Violence, Want)

We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Keywords: Fear, Aggression, Violence, World)

It's an entire industry focusing on young male viewers that want action and violence. They sell us something that isn't valid. They're selling films like a product.
- Norman Jewison
(Keywords: Action, Selling, Violence, Want)

Janet Reno, during her confirmation hearings, said she would come down harder on porno, and lately she's talked about how violence on television has an effect on violence in the real world.
- Penn Jillette
(Keywords: Effect, Television, Violence, World)

The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose.
- James Earl Jones
(Keywords: People, Law, Violence, Will, World)

I mean I grew up in Ireland, so one would have to be consciously blinkered not to have reflected on the issue of political violence because that was the story since I was 19 years old or 20.
- Neil Jordan
(Keywords: Ireland, Old, Violence, Years)



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