Quotations About / On:
You can't murder a man who's been dead for five centuries.
(Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter, and Lambert Hillyer. Prof. Von Helsing (Edward Van Sloan), Dracula's Daughter, defending himself against the charge of having murdered Count Dracula (1936).
Story suggested by Oliver Jeffries; the character's name is Von Helsing here, although it was Van Helsing in Dracula. Based on a story by Bram Stoker.)
Bigotry murders religion, to frighten fools with her ghost.
(C.C. (Charles Caleb) Colton (1780-1832), British author, clergyman. Lacon, vol. 1, no. 101 (1820).)
Murder is terribly exhausting.
(Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). The Mother in The Misunderstanding, act 1, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).)
Television has brought back murder into the homewhere it belongs.
(Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Anglo-American filmmaker. Observer (London, Dec. 19, 1965).)
Murder begins where self-defense ends.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act I (1835).)
The facts of a person's life will, like murder, come out.
(Norman Sherry (b. 1925), British educator, author. quoted in International Herald Tribune (Paris, Sept. 15, 1989).)
The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder.
(Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Sentences for Contemporaries (1947-1948).)
Curiosity, easily frightened, takes refuge in puzzles, murder mysteries, and spectator sports.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
I didn't want murder. It's all gone wrong.
(Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Vincent Rapallo (Frank Silvera), Killer's Kiss, after kidnapping a witness to a murder whom he might kill (1955).)
A state always calls itself fatherland when it is ready for murder.
(Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Romulus the Great, act III (1956).)