Killing Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

Rudy Francisco
“She asks me to kill the spider.
Instead, I get the most
peaceful weapons I can find.

I take a cup and a napkin.
I catch the spider, put it outside
and allow it to walk away.

If I am ever caught in the wrong place
at the wrong time, just being alive
and not bothering anyone,

I hope I am greeted
with the same kind
of mercy.”
Rudy Francisco, Helium

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

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

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

“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

Ernest Hemingway
“The fish is my friend too...I have never seen or heard of such a fish. But I must kill him. I am glad we do not have to try to kill the stars. Imagine if each day a man must try to kill the moon, he thought. The moon runs away. But imagine if a man each day should have to try to kill the sun? We were born lucky; he thought”
Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

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

Rick Riordan
“Sorry we’re late,” Jason said. “Is this the guy who needs killing?”
Rick Riordan House of Hades

James Oliver Curwood
“The greatest thrill is not to kill but to let live.”
James Oliver Curwood, The Grizzly King

Nikola Tesla
“Today the most civilized countries of the world spend a maximum of their income on war and a minimum on education. The twenty-first century will reverse this order. It will be more glorious to fight against ignorance than to die on the field of battle. The discovery of a new scientific truth will be more important than the squabbles of diplomats. Even the newspapers of our own day are beginning to treat scientific discoveries and the creation of fresh philosophical concepts as news. The newspapers of the twenty-first century will give a mere 'stick' in the back pages to accounts of crime or political controversies, but will headline on the front pages the proclamation of a new scientific hypothesis.

Progress along such lines will be impossible while nations persist in the savage practice of killing each other off. I inherited from my father, an erudite man who labored hard for peace, an ineradicable hatred of war.”
Nikola Tesla

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

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

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

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

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