Quotations About / On: MURDER

  • 31.
    ... if we believe that murder is wrong and not admissible in our society, then it has to be wrong for everyone, not just individuals but governments as well.
    (Helen Prejean (b. 1940), U.S. nun and activist against the death penalty. Dead Man Walking, ch. 6 (1993).)
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  • 32.
    Every murder turns on a bright hot light, and a lot of people ... have to walk out of the shadows.
    (Albert Maltz, U.S. screenwriter, Malvin Wald, screenwriter, and Jules Dassin. Narrator, in The Naked City (film) (1948). Mark Hellinger's last production was narrated by himself.)
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  • 33.
    Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
    (Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Satire and Teeth," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).)
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  • 34.
    It's a pity you didn't know when you started your game of murder, that I was playing, too.
    (Robb White, and William Castle. Frederick Loren (Vincent Price), House on Haunted Hill, near the end of the movie (1958).)
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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    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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  • 37.
    Every murder turns on a bright hot light, and a lot of people ... have to walk out of the shadows.
    (Mark Hellinger (1903-1947), U.S. journalist, scriptwriter, producer. The Naked City, scripted by Albert Maltz and Marvin Wald (1948). Narrating his last production.)
  • 38.
    I say a murder is abstract. You pull the trigger and after that you do not understand anything that happens.
    (Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. Methuen (1963). Dirty Hands, act 5, sc.2, Gallimard (1948).)
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  • 39.
    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).)
  • 40.
    Of what violences, murders, depredations, have not the epic poets, from all antiquity, been the occasion, by propagating false honor, false glory, and false religion?
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. First edition, London (1753-1754). Charlotte Grandison, in Sir Charles Grandison, vol. 6, letter 45, Oxford University Press (1972, repr. 1986).)
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