Killing Quotes

Quotes tagged as "killing" (showing 1-30 of 354)
Voltaire
“It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”
Voltaire

Ellen DeGeneres
“I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.”
Ellen DeGeneres

J.K. Rowling
“Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Tom Robbins
“There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.”
Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Susanna Clarke
“Can a magician kill a man by magic?” Lord Wellington asked Strange.
Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the question. “I suppose a magician might,” he admitted, “but a gentleman never could.”
Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Mother Teresa
“I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is 'Abortion', because it is a war against the child... A direct killing of the innocent child, 'Murder' by the mother herself... And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love... And we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts...”
Mother Teresa

Orson Scott Card
“Ender Wiggin isn't a killer. He just wins—thoroughly.”
Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

Jennifer Estep
“You're late."

"Sorry. I was busy talking about my feelings and killing people.”
Jennifer Estep, Spider's Bite

pleasefindthis
“The little things you forget, kill me.”
pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

Hiro Mashima
“If peace can only come through killing someone, then I don't want it.”
Hiro Mashima

Anthony Horowitz
“Believe me, It would be better if we didn't meet again. Go back to school. Go back to your life. And next time they ask you, say no. Killing is for grown-ups and you're still a child.”
Anthony Horowitz, Stormbreaker

Philip K. Dick
“If I'd known it was harmless, I'd have killed it myself!”
Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly

Robert Higgs
“Anarchists did not try to carry out genocide against the Armenians in Turkey; they did not deliberately starve millions of Ukrainians; they did not create a system of death camps to kill Jews, gypsies, and Slavs in Europe; they did not fire-bomb scores of large German and Japanese cities and drop nuclear bombs on two of them; they did not carry out a ‘Great Leap Forward’ that killed scores of millions of Chinese; they did not attempt to kill everybody with any appreciable education in Cambodia; they did not launch one aggressive war after another; they did not implement trade sanctions that killed perhaps 500,000 Iraqi children.

In debates between anarchists and statists, the burden of proof clearly should rest on those who place their trust in the state. Anarchy’s mayhem is wholly conjectural; the state’s mayhem is undeniably, factually horrendous.”
Robert Higgs

Michael  Grant
“Sam was slow getting up. To Quinn he looked like an old man standing up after slipping on the ice. But he looked up at Quinn and performed a sort of salute.
I owe you, Quinn."
I'm sorry I didn't get him," Quinn answered.
Sam shook his head. "Man, don't ever be sorry you don't want to kill someone.”
Michael Grant , Gone

Joan Baez
“If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?”
Joan Baez

Homer
“There will be killing till the score is paid.”
Homer, The Odyssey

Marilyn Manson
“Is adult amusement killing our children, or is killing our children amusing adults?”
Marilyn Manson

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

Woody Allen
“Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: Frequently there must be a beverage.”
Woody Allen, Without Feathers

Clarence Darrow
“Now, your Honor, I have spoken about the [Civil] war. I believed in it. I don’t know whether I was crazy or not. Sometimes I think perhaps I was. I approved of it; I joined in the general cry of madness and despair. I urged men to fight. I was safe because I was too old to go. I was like the rest. What did they do? Right or wrong, justifiable or unjustifiable -- which I need not discuss today -- it changed the world. For four long years the civilized world was engaged in killing men. Christian against Christian, barbarian uniting with Christians to kill Christians; anything to kill. It was taught in every school, aye in the Sunday schools. The little children played at war. The toddling children on the street. Do you suppose this world has ever been the same since? How long, your Honor, will it take for the world to get back the humane emotions that were slowly growing before the war? How long will it take the calloused hearts of men before the scars of hatred and cruelty shall be removed?

We read of killing one hundred thousand men in a day. We read about it and we rejoiced in it -- if it was the other fellows who were killed. We were fed on flesh and drank blood. Even down to the prattling babe. I need not tell you how many upright, honorable young boys have come into this court charged with murder, some saved and some sent to their death, boys who fought in this war and learned to place a cheap value on human life. You know it and I know it. These boys were brought up in it. The tales of death were in their homes, their playgrounds, their schools; they were in the newspapers that they read; it was a part of the common frenzy -- what was a life? It was nothing. It was the least sacred thing in existence and these boys were trained to this cruelty.”
Clarence Darrow, Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom

Chris d'Lacey
“You know, I preferred you as an evil monk. Would have made killing you a whole lot easier.”
Chris D' Lacey

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

Hugh Howey
“He’d only ever seen a gun once, a smaller one on the hip of that old deputy, a gun he’d always figured was more for show. He stuffed a fistful of deadly rounds in his pocket, thinking how each one could end an individual life, and understanding why such things were forbidden. Killing a man should be harder than waving a length of pipe in their direction. It should take long enough for one’s conscience to get in the way.”
Hugh Howey, Wool Omnibus

Rae Carson
“Peace is such hard work. Harder than war. It takes way more effort to forgive than to kill.”
Rae Carson, The Bitter Kingdom

Marlon James
“Killing don’t need no reason. This is ghetto. Reason is for rich people. We have madness.”
Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings

Laurie Halse Anderson
“Killing people is easier than it should be.” Dad put on his beret. “Staying alive is harder.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

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

“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

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