Quotation Explorer - 'P.D. James'

One does not kill to avoid social inconvenience. - P.D. James
Never tell an unnecessary lie; the truth has great authority. The cleverest murders have been caught, not because they told the one essential lie, but because they continued to lie about unimportant detail when the truth could have done them no harm. - P.D. James
Violent death erase[s] more than the semblance of life. - P.D. James
If from infancy you treat children as gods, they are liable in adulthood to act as devils. - P.D. James
Open your mind to new experiences, particularly to the study of other ­people. Nothing that happens to a writer however happy, however tragic is ever wasted. - P.D. James
What do you mean by sound government?'Good public order, no corruption in high places, freedom from fear and war and crime, a reasonably equitable distribution of wealth and resources, concern for the individual life.'Then we haven't got sound government. - P.D. James
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