Quotations on Murder

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Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger; it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast, or murder thy friend.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Anger, Friend, Murder, Passion)

As far as thinking about death and murder and various ways of killing people and how people die... I probably have the most twisted mind in Slayer.
- Tom Araya
(Keywords: Death, People, Killing, Mind, Murder, Thinking)

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Society, Forgiveness, Crime, Interest, Murder, Party)

Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Murder, Profession)

Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world's countries it is still being committed in secret. Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murder or "disappearance" to be carried out by their officials with impunity.
- Peter Benenson
(Keywords: Being, Countries, Imprisonment, Murder, World)

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.
- Jack Benny
(Keywords: Wife, Argument, Divorce, Murder, Years)

Twilight is about getting older and relationships - not about a murder mystery. It's about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors.
- Robert Benton
(Keywords: Love, Age, Colors, Murder, Mystery, Nothing, Relationships, Twilight)

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder.
- Alexander Berkman
(Keywords: War, Blind, Destruction, Murder, Obedience, Stupidity)

Our nation and those of the developed world must offer our own resistance to despot leaders who seek to commit murder on the basis of religion or race.
- Tim Bishop
(Keywords: Religion, Leaders, Murder, Nation, Race, World)

America's state religion, is patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape.
- William Blum
(Keywords: Patriotism, Religion, America, Murder, State)

A diplomat had been kidnapped, a cabinet minister had been kidnapped, they were under threats of murder. The police forces were rather tired. After a whole week, we were unable to find those that had effected the kidnappings.
- Robert Bourassa
(Keywords: Murder, Police)

Police are reluctant to label a murder as a possible serial homicide.
- Pat Brown
(Keywords: Murder, Police)

Murder begins where self-defense ends.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Murder, Self)

There is no question at all that Manson was sending Tex, Sadie, Katie, and Linda out on his mission of murder.
- Vincent Bugliosi
(Keywords: Mission, Murder, Question)

Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Society, Adultery, Murder, Preaching)

I do not believe in terrorism, violence, destruction, murder, pre-emption, or War.
- Rosanne Cash
(Keywords: War, Destruction, Murder, Terrorism, Violence)

Murder will out, this my conclusion.
- Geoffrey Chaucer
(Keywords: Murder, Will)

Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
- Frank Moore Colby
(Keywords: Humor, Men, Murder, Treason, Will)

The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king.
- Alex Cox
(Keywords: Crime, Murder, Play, Shakespeare)

Over the years you encounter just about every kind of crime. It doesn't harden you, but you become capable of reporting on just about anything human beings can do. However, any time we're dealing with the murder of a child it is always difficult.
- Catherine Crier
(Keywords: Time, Crime, Murder, Years)

The reason bin Laden staggered the planes going into the towers was so every camera would be focused on the second tower when the plane hit. It was not only the murder, but the perpetual image of the horror that permeated into people's consciousness.
- John Cusack
(Keywords: People, Consciousness, Horror, Murder, Reason)

I would never withhold information about the murder of my man Biggie, or anybody else. It's just silly and ridiculous. The accusations are just flying out. All I've been trying to do all my life is to make great music.
- Puff Daddy
(Keywords: Life, Music, Accusations, Flying, Information, Man, Murder, Silly, Trying)

The word survivor suggests someone who has emerged alive from a plane crash or a natural disaster. But the word can also refer to the loved ones of murder victims, and this was the sense in which it was used at a four-day conference in early June at Boston College.
- Godfried Danneels
(Keywords: Boston, College, Disaster, June, Murder, Sense, Victims, Word)

We could not guard every water pipeline from being blown up and every tree from being uprooted. We could not prevent every murder of a worker in an orchard or a family in their beds.
- Moshe Dayan
(Keywords: Family, Beds, Being, Murder, Water)

One of my friends went on a murder weekend... now he is doing life for it.
- Jack Dee
(Keywords: Life, Friends, Murder, Now, Weekend)

We must now make clear to Lebanon that it will not benefit from U.S. assistance and support as long as it harbors this brutal terrorist and murder.
- Jim DeMint
(Keywords: Murder, Now, Support, Will)

A state always calls itself fatherland when it is ready for murder.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Keywords: Murder, State)

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: War, Act, Conviction, Killing, Murder, Nothing)

It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something.
- Duke Ellington
(Keywords: Act, Murder, Play)

The truth of the matter is, you lose a parent to murder when you're 10 years old, and in fact at the time of the murder you hate your lost parent, my mother in my case.
- James Ellroy
(Keywords: Time, Mother, Truth, Fact, Hate, Murder, Old, Years)

The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment is very unfair to anyone meditating murder.
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Keywords: Controversy, Murder, Punishment)

Dieting is murder on the road. Show me a man who travels and I'll show you one who eats.
- Bruce Froemming
(Keywords: Dieting, Man, Murder, Road)

The liberation of those who commit murder and terrorism is unacceptable.
- Alberto Fujimori
(Keywords: Murder, Terrorism)

The head of the CIA, it seems to me, would think long and hard before he admitted that former employees of his had been involved in the murder of the President of the United States-even if they weren't acting on behalf of the Agency when they did it.
- Jim Garrison
(Keywords: Acting, Employees, Murder, President, states, United)

How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law in one and only one of the human relationships, and that is the most important of all, that of nation to nation.
- Paul Harris
(Keywords: Law, Murder, Nation, Relationships)

And, quite frankly, I fully expected to be charged with murder, because they weren't charging anybody. I did it in terms of, I felt like I was throwing down the gauntlet saying look, this is what happened. There's a family out there that needed to know what happened.
- Patty Hearst
(Keywords: Family, Murder, Saying)

If you tie a man's hands there is nothing moral about his not committing murder.
- Auberon Herbert
(Keywords: Man, Murder, Nothing)

Someone once told me that every minute a murder occurs, so I don't want to waste your time, I know you want to go back to work.
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Keywords: Work, Time, Murder, Want, Waste)

Television has brought back murder into the home - where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Keywords: Home, Murder, Television)

Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Keywords: Work, Help, Murder, Television, Will)

Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
- Julia Ward Howe
(Keywords: Balance, Blood, Justice, Murder, Possession, Violence)

It takes two to make a murder. There are born victims, born to have their throats cut, as the cut-throats are born to be hanged.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Murder, Victims)

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Men, War, Blood, Murder, Quarrel)

The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Politics, War, Fact, Murder, Quarrels, Victims)

What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order.
- P. D. James
(Keywords: Murder, Order)

In the First World War, there was the sudden passion of nationalism, and the killing took place because of these emotions. But the Soviet case is different, because you had systematic murder, like the Holocaust.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Keywords: War, Emotions, First, Killing, Murder, Nationalism, Passion, World, World war)

Every book has some real life in it. I was never pursued by an evil twin clone, but everything else in MR. MURDER was pretty much out of my own life.
- Dean Koontz
(Keywords: Life, Evil, Murder, Pretty)

There seems to be this sense among even well-meaning Americans that Africa is this black hole of murder and mutilation that can never be fixed, no matter what aid is brought in.
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Keywords: Americans, Murder, Sense)

Following the Second World War, we are a country of one ethnicity. After the moving of the borders, after the tragedy of the Holocaust and the murder of Polish Jews, we don't have large minority groups.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Keywords: War, Country, Minority, Murder, Tragedy, World, World war)

My head can get to murder and rape for profit because I can understand greed as a human motive, but I cannot understand the voyeuristic desire to watch such a film. I can comprehend one and I cannot comprehend the other.
- Donna Leon
(Keywords: Desire, Film, Greed, Motive, Murder, Profit)



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