Quotes About Killing

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Brandon Sanderson
“There are two kinds of people in this world, son. Those who save lives, and those who take lives."
"And what of those who protect and defend? Those who save lives by taking lives?"
"That's like trying to stop a storm by blowing harder. Ridiculous. You can't protect by killing.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

Andrew Ashling
“A while ago?” Anaxantis asked. “Yes, he raped me a while ago. Exactly nine months and two days ago. What's that? Nine months or nine minutes. It's the same. And it is in the past, you say? Then why is it still happening, every day, every time I close my eyes? Every time I hear someone behind me, and I don't know who it is? How is it that I get an almost irresistible urge to kill anyone who happens to touch me unexpectedly? Tell me, Hemarchidas, how do I forgive, let alone forget, something that is still happening, that keeps happening over and over? How? How do I do that?”
Andrew Ashling, Bonds of Hate

“The dumber people think you are, the most surprised they're going to be when you kill them.”
William Clayton

Roman Payne
“The season was waning fast
Our nights were growing cold at last
I took her to bed with silk and song,
'Lay still, my love, I won’t be long;
I must prepare my body for passion.'
'O, your body you give, but all else you ration.'
'It is because of these dreams of a sylvan scene:
A bleeding nymph to leave me serene...
I have dreams of a trembling wench.'
'You have dreams,' she said, 'that cannot be quenched.'
'Our passion,' said I, 'should never be feared;
As our longing for love can never be cured.
Our want is our way and our way is our will,
We have the love, my love, that no one can kill.'
'If night is your love, then in dreams you’ll fulfill...
This love, our love, that no one can kill.'
Yet want is my way, and my way is my will,
Thus I killed my love with a sleeping pill.”
Roman Payne

Jonathan Littell
“If you were born in a country or at a time not only when nobody comes to kill your wife and your children, but also nobody comes to ask you to kill the wives and children of others, then render thanks to God and go in peace. But always keep this thought in mind: you might be luckier than I, but you’re not a better person.”
Jonathan Littell, The Kindly Ones

Ernest Hemingway
“You never kill anyone you want to kill in a war, he said to himself.”
Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Jenny B. Jones
“Can you tell me what happened?"

Her lips thinned as she shook her head. "'Tis not a happy tale."

"You have me reading a book about a girl who tries to kill an entire town. Anything else at this point would be a pick me up.”
Jenny B. Jones, There You'll Find Me

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“I ran over a squirrel once."
Blinking open my eyes, I drew back as far as she'd let me.
"I ran over a squirrel the second time I ever drove a car," she repeated. "I also hit a deer. And when I was seventeen, I clipped a cat. Before I left for college, I backed into a dog."
"Gods," I muttered.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, The Return

Arturo Pérez-Reverte
“Chess is all about getting the king into check, you see. It's about killing the father. I would say that chess has more to do with the art of murder than it does with the art of war.”
Arturo Pérez-Reverte, The Flanders Panel

Mark Twain
“The joy of killing! the joy of seeing killing done - these are traits of the human race at large.”
Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

“These are the hands of Rachel Joy Scott and one day, will touch millions of people's hearts.”
Rachel Scott

Marc Bekoff
“Hunting and fishing involve killing animals with devices (such as guns) for which the animals have not evolved natural defenses. No animal on earth has adequate defense against a human armed with a gun, a bow and arrow, a trap that can maim, a snare that can strangle, or a fishing lure designed for the sole purpose of fooling fish into thinking they have found something to eat”
Marc Bekoff, Animals Matter: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect

Jarod Kintz
“The beautiful part about killing someone with an icicle is the murder weapon melts and then evaporates. And your assassination can be fruit flavored!”
Jarod Kintz, A Zebra is the Piano of the Animal Kingdom

“This planet is dying. The human rase is killing it. ...
If the Earth dies, you die. If you die, the Earth survives.”
Arthur Tofte

Jeff Lindsay
“Killing makes me feel good.”
Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Oliver Cromwell
“God made them as stubble to our swords.”
Oliver Cromwell

Rachel Carson
“Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is... we cannot expect things to be much better in this world... We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity.”
Rachel Carson

Harper Lee
“Havin' a gun around's an invitation to somebody to shoot you.”
Harper Lee

Mark Twain
“I persuaded him to throw the dirk away; and it was as easy as persuading a child to give up some bright fresh new way of killing itself.”
Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Väinö Linna
“Liberty medals...Are they trying to bribe me with coloured ribbons? I wouldn't kill a man for one of those things. Or go and be killed. Any shooting I do is to save my own life, and not for a ribbon and a hunk of bronze. [says Mäkelä]”
Väinö Linna, The Unknown Soldier

Vera Nazarian
“One sin seldom mentioned is that of killing time.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Derek Landy
“Every once in a while, I get the urge. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? The urge for destruction. The urge to hurt, maim, kill.

It’s quite a thing, to experience that urge, to let it wash over you, to give in to it. It’s addictive. It’s all-consuming. You lose yourself to it. It’s quite, quite wonderful. I can feel it, even as I speak, tapping around the edges of my mind, trying to prise me open, slip its fingers in. And it would be so easy to let it happen.

But we’re all like that, aren’t we? We’re all barbarians at our core. We’re all savage, murderous beasts. I know I am. I’m sure you are. The only difference between us, Mr Prave, is how loudly we roar. I know I roar very loudly indeed. How about you? Do you think you can match me?”
Derek Landy

Margaret Atwood
“I´ll take care of it, Luke said. And because he said it instead of her, I knew it meant kill. That is what you have to do before you kill, I thought. You have to create an it, where none was before. You do that first, in your head, and then you make it real. So that´s how they do it, I thought. I seemed never to have known that before.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Anne Rice
“Evil is a point of view ... God kills, and so shall we; indiscriminately ... for no creatures under God are as we are, none so like Him as ourselves.

God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are none so like him as ourselves.”
Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

George R.R. Martin
“All the world knew that a maester forged his silver link when he learned the art of healing—but the world preferred to forget that men who knew how to heal also knew how to kill.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Elizabeth Wein
“...unless you were doing them a favor by killing them. Then, you'd let them down if you didn't, if you couldn't make yourself.
Elizabeth Wein, Code Name Verity

M.F. Moonzajer
“I cannot give up on my values and beliefs for the sake of respecting someone else’s values and morals. Because those values explain who am I. I prefer struggling and even dying for what I believe and what I don’t believe.
Silence is not respect; it is not condemning brutality and cruelty, and neglecting your own existence as human being. I will be killed and so many others because of standing against the fallacy and misleading notion of religions. They will torture us and cut us in pieces alive and even won’t stop disrespecting our death bodies; that is how these monsters have been governing for hundreds thousands of years.”
M.F. Moonzajer

“Keisuke: "It's alright for you to kill someone?"
Akira: "As long as they have tags. According to the rules, if there's three people present, it's an official battle. I'm not sure how you're supposed to start it, though."
Keisuke: "So killing people is just a game, huh?"
Akira: "It's the only way to survive.”
Suguro Chayamachi, Togainu No Chi Volume 1

Robert Fanney
“If I could make a dream real, I would not kill anything unless it could never be changed at heart.”
Robert Fanney, The War of Mists

Thomm Quackenbush
“The body tries to stop the mind from killing itself, no matter the cost. It is only the lack of strength, the fatigue that lets the jumpers fall at last.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Of Christmas Present

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