Quotations About / On: MURDER

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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).)
  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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).)
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  • 26.
    They come together like the Coroner's Inquest, to sit upon the murdered reputations of the week.
    (William Congreve (1670-1729), British dramatist. Fainall, in The Way of the World, act 1, sc. 1 (1700).)
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  • 27.
    Murder is catching.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Mardi (1849), ch. 35, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 3, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1970).)
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  • 28.
    Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Prince Escalus, in Romeo and Juliet, act 3, sc. 1. Following Romeo's killing of Tybalt.)
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  • 29.
    We murder to dissect.
    (William Wordsworth (1770-1850), British poet. The Tables Turned (l. 28). . . The Poems; Vol. 1 [William Wordsworth]. John O. Hayden, ed. (1977, repr. 1990) Penguin Books.)
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  • 30.
    Murdering another human being is not made wrong by passing a law against it. We pass a law against it because it is wrong.
    (Dennis Lange)
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