Quotes About Killing

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Jeff Lindsay
“Really now: If you can't get me my newspaper on time, how can you expect me to refrain from killing people?”
Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Scott Lynch
“Those prancing little pants-wetters come here to learn the colorful and gentlemanly art of fencing, with its many sporting limitations and its proscriptions against dishonorable engagements. You on the other hand, you are going to learn how to kill men with a sword.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

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

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

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

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

Renee Ahdieh
“It does not take courage to kill. It takes courage to live.”
Renee Ahdieh, The Rose & the Dagger

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Nobody can turn you into a slave unless you allow them. Nobody can make you afraid of anything, unless you allow them. Nobody can tell you to do something wrong, unless you allow them. God never created you to be a slave, man did. God never created division or set up any borders between brothers, man did. God never told you hurt or kill another, man did. So why is man your god, and not the Creator?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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