Quotations About / On: MURDER

  • 21.
    Murder offers the promise of vast relief. It is never unsexual.
    (Norman Mailer (b. 1923), U.S. author. Stephen Rojack, in An American Dream, ch. 1, Dial (1965).)
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  • 22.
    It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup of coffee than in front of a jury.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi, pt. I (1952).)
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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder.
    (Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. AIDS and Its Metaphors, ch. 7 (1989).)
  • 25.
    Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbour's buzzing glory, and think that such killing is no murder.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 21 (1871-1872).)
  • 26.
    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).)
  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    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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  • 30.
    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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