Sanctity Of Life Quotes

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Laurell K. Hamilton
“I have no personal stake in these people, Jean-Claude, but they are people. Good, bad, or indifferent, they are alive, and no one has the right to just arbitrarily snuff them out.”

"So it is the sanctity of life you cling to?"

I nodded. “That and the fact that every human being is special. Every death is a loss of something precious and irreplaceable.”
Laurell K. Hamilton

Neal Shusterman
“I wrote Unwind for lots of reasons, and it poses questions about a
lot of subjects. To state it briefly, I wanted to point out how when people
take intractable positions on an issue, and stick to extreme sides,
sometimes the result is a compromise that is worse than either extreme. I
meant it as a wake up call to society -- and to point out that sometimes the
problem IS that we take sides on an issue, when a different sort of approach
is needed. It's also to pose questions about what it means to be alive.
Where does life begin, where does it end -- and point out that there is no
single answer to these questions. The problem is people who think there are
simple answers. People who see things as simple black-and-white
right-and-wrong are the type of people who will end up with a world like the
world in Unwind.”
Neal Shusterman

Flannery O'Connor
“The Church's stand on birth control is the most absolutely spiritual of all her stands and with all of us being materialists at heart, there is little wonder that it causes unease. I wish various fathers would quit trying to defend it by saying that the world can support 40 billion. I will rejoice the day when they say: This is right whether we all rot on top of each other or not, dear children, as we certainly may. Either practice restraint or be prepared for crowding...”
Flannery O'Connor

“..each bloodletting hastens the next, and as the value of human life is degraded and violence becomes tolerated, the unimaginable becomes more conceivable.”
Bill Clinton

Colin S. Smith
“Human life is created in God's image, and that makes it sacred.”
Colin S. Smith, The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life

John Byrne
“Who are we to make such a decision? To allow another living being - any living being - to die, when ours is the power to prevent it?

- Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic)”
John Byrne, The Fantastic Four: The Trial of Galactus

Ben Fountain
“What to call it - the spark of God? Survival instinct? The souped-up computer of an apex brain evolved from eons in the R&D of natural selection? You could practically see the neurons firing in the kid’s skull. His body was all spring and torque, a bundle of fast-twitch muscles that exuded faint floral whiffs of ripe pear. So much perfection in such a compact little person - Billy had to tackle him from time to time, wrestle him squealing to the ground just to get that little rascal in his hands, just your basic adorable thirty-month-old with big blue eyes clear as chlorine pools and Huggies poking out of his stretchy-waist jeans. So is this what they mean by the sanctity of life? A soft groan escaped Billy when he thought about that, the war revealed in this fresh and gruesome light. Oh. Ugh. Divine spark, image of God, suffer the little children and all that - there’s real power when words attach to actual things. Made him want to sit right down and weep, as powerful as that. He got it, yes he did, and when he came home for good he’d have to meditate on this, but for now it was best to compartmentalize, as they said, or even better not to mentalize at all.”
Ben Fountain, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Seth Adam Smith
“There's nothing more important in this world than caring for a child.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern

Seth Adam Smith
“One human life is worth more than all the treasures of the earth.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern

Christopher Hitchens
“Anyone whose major concern is the sanctity of human life is in effect, by leaving population growth unchecked, ensuring death by famine. Nature is pitiless, and if humans will not themselves limit population then they will have it done for them.”
Christopher Hitchens

Susan Meissner
“[Evie] says the flu wanted to make barbarians of us, to have us think life is not precious and the dead are not worthy of our kindest care. Our humanity is what made what happened to us so terrible.”
Susan Meissner, As Bright as Heaven

“the sanctity of life always takes precedence over the quality of life...For life defines what is the definitive intrinsic attribute, of that which is the natural order of things...While the later, is an incidental ingredient of that concatenation.”
-Daryavesh Rothmensch

“The sanctity of human life means nothing when that life is not serving society.”
Andrew Davenport, Deathcast

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“How is that we can presume the authority to take a life when that life has no say in the taking? And as I ponder that, I’ve come to think that it’s less about taking the authority and more about the fact that somewhere along the way we’ve lost our respect for life. And if that’s truly the case, then what else are we killing?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough