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.)
One murder makes a villain, millions a hero. Numbers sanctify, my good fellow.
(Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to a reporter (Herb Vigran) before Verdoux is led to the guillotine (1947).)
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.)