Quotations About / On:
Murder is born of love, and love attains the greatest intensity in murder.
(Octave Mirbeau (1850-1917), French journalist, author. "The Manuscript," The Torture Garden (1899).)
We don't murder, we kill.... You don't murder animals, you kill them.
(Samuel Fuller, U.S. screenwriter. Sergeant (Lee Marvin), The Big Red One, to young soldier who questions whether war isn't murder (1980).)
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "Maxims for Revolutionists: Crime and Punishment," Man and Superman (1903).)
Anybody who's been through a divorce will tell you that at one point ... they've thought murder. The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn't that major.
(Oliver Stone (b. 1946), U.S. film director. Rolling Stone, p. 61 (December 29, 1994).
On going through a divorce and commenting on O.J. Simpson's alleged murder of his wife, Nicole.)
Wickedness! ! ! To murder is your work.
Wickedness! ! Murder is your hobby.
Help a man against his will and you do the same as murder him.
(Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 B.C.), Roman poet. Ars Poetica, l. 467 (c. 13 B.C.).)
What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order.
(P.D. (Phyllis Dorothy) James (b. 1920), British mystery writer. interview in Face (London, Dec. 1986).
Pseudonym of Phyllis Dorothy James White.)
Are you suggesting that we reopen the Opera with a murder as an added attraction?
(Eric Taylor, Leroux, and Arthur Lubin. Lecours (Fritz Feld), Phantom of the Opera, reacting to Daubert's suggestion that they reopen the Opera despite the Phantom's threats (1943).
Adaptation by John Jacoby. Based on the composition "Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux.)
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).)