Quotations About / On: MURDER
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).)
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).)
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).)