Quotations About / On: MURDER

  • 11.
    There are glances of hatred that stab, and raise no cry of murder.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Felix Holt, the Radical, introduction (1866).)
  • 12.
    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.)
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  • 13.
    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).)
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  • 14.
    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).)
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  • 15.
    Television has brought back murder into the home—where it belongs.
    (Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980), Anglo-American filmmaker. Observer (London, Dec. 19, 1965).)
  • 16.
    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).)
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  • 17.
    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).)
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  • 18.
    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).)
  • 19.
    Curiosity, easily frightened, takes refuge in puzzles, murder mysteries, and spectator sports.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 20.
    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).)
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