Quotation Explorer - 'Murder'

Methought I heard a voice cry, "Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep!"- the innocent sleep. - William Shakespeare
What was Dr. Mera's motive for murder? I don't need to tell that to a writer of detective novels such as yourself. You know well enough yourself that even without a motive, a murderer lives to kill. - Rampo Edogawa
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society must take the place of the victim, and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness. - W.H. Auden
Well, the man who first translated the bible into English was burned at the stake, and they've been at it ever since. Must be all that adultery, murder and incest. But not to worry. It's back on the shelves. - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Attempted murder. Now honestly what is that? Can you win a Nobel Prize for attempted chemistry? - Sideshow Bob
My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven years and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never. - Jack Benny
Rape is a more heinous crime than murder since the rape victim dies throughout the period she lives. - Amit Abraham
We humans kill and murder every species and still we claim to be the peace lovers. - M.F. Moonzajer
Finally, this being America, there is the constant possibility of murder. - Bill Byrson
[Murder] doesn't concern the victim and the guilty only. It affects the innocent too. You and I are innocent, but the shadow of murder has touched us. We don't know how that shadow is going to affect our lives. - Agatha Christie
Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some. - Alfred Hitchcock
Never murder a man when he's busy committing suicide. - Woodrow Wilson
That was what murder was-as easy as that!But afterwards you went on remembering... - Agatha Christie
I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men. - Leonardo da Vinci
Everyone in a decadent society, Lorrain urges, is guilty. Everyone loves masking murder and everyone takes masochistic pleasure in the risk of discovery and punishment. - Jennifer Birkett
O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven;It hath the primal eldest curse upon 't, A brother's murder. - William Shakespeare
I’m beginning to wish I’d had you deported after the first murder! Death seems to follow you around like the plague. - Steve Robinson
The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder. - Jim Morrison
I write because, if I don't, my characters will murder me in my sleep. - Astrid 'Artistikem' Cruz
Murder is murder,as much a curse to the slayer as to the slain, and cannot be a matter of indifference, whoever the dead may be. - Ellis Peters
Work is tough for everyone but for Kyle Shannon, it's just murder. - Linda Mickey
No...he lives to create art, but he loves to murder. - Mo'Dayvia La'Beija
As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love. - Pythagoras
Art makes murder into the supreme image of Beauty and in doing so sets free the vengeful God. (referring to Jean Lorrain's LE VICE ERRANT) - Jennifer Birkett
Self-defense was an accepted motive for murder. - Farrah Naseem
BRANDY, n. A cordial composed of one part thunder-and-lightning, one part remorse, two parts bloody murder, one part death-hell-and-the- grave and four parts clarified Satan. Dose, a headful all the time. Brandy is said by Dr. Johnson to be the drink of heroes. Only a hero will venture to drink it. - Ambrose Bierce
If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he next comes to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination.
You are judged more by what you do passively than by what you do actively. If one billion of you watch and do not intercede as one million of you assent to the one thousand who participate in the murder of a child, then one billion of you are a billion times guilty. - Compton Gage
We've determined that Ms. Hauptman is a potential threat to the public safety, and we are bringing her in as a murder suspect who has supernatural powers that make her too dangerous to be incarcerated in the usual ways. - Patricia Briggs
War is organized murder and nothing else - Harry Patch
In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. - Orson Welles
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. - W. H. Auden
murder your darlings - Arthur Quiller-Couch
She looked him directly in the eye. A colleague of hers had once told her that eye contact with another person for more than six seconds without looking away or blinking revealed a desire for either sex or murder. - Lisa Genova
How you can argue with those who whip, stone and murder people because they wanted to live their life? - M.F. Moonzajer
Information can be harmful when you're not ready for it. ['The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes'] - Richard Walter
Even if you had committed a murder, I would have committed one too just so I could be with you… Even if you could not speak, see, hear or walk... I would have always, do you hear me, always stayed with you! - Rom Amor
Sto fidgeting Bella please try to a murder here. - Stephenie Meyer
Stop blaming other people and circumstances for killing your dreams. The truth is; we tend to talk ourselves out of acting upon our dreams. Most dreams die of suicide, not murder. - Steve Maraboli
If one million of you give assent to the one thousand who participate in the murder of a child, then one million of you are a million times guilty. - Compton Gage
To my mind to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder. - Albert Einstein
"What is it the Bible teaches us? - rapine, cruelty, and murder. What is it the Testament teaches us? - to believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married, and the belief of this debauchery is called faith. - Thomas Paine
Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. - George Orwell
It is fatal to suppose the great writer was too wise or too profound for us ever to understand him; to think of art so is not to praise but to murder it, for the next step after that tribute will be neglect of the masterpiece. - John Erskine
Storytelling? God started that. Discovery. Lust. Murder. Revenge. Power. Sin. Redemption. Forgiveness. Miracles. We simply retell the stories in the language of our generation. - Dennis R. Miller
I don't know why anyone would be scared of a homeless person. The truly scary people are all the murder mystery writers. They spend all day thinking of the perfect plot on how to kill someone and get away with it. - Shannon L. Alder
Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder. - Arnold Toynbee
When others demand that we become the people they want us to be, they force us to destroy the person we really are. It's a subtle kind of murder. The most loving parents and relatives commit this murder with smiles on their faces. - Jim Morrison
Words do murder. - Anthony Liccione
It costs a lot more than your life. To murder innocent people? It costs everything you are. - Suzanne Collins
Allah-U-Akbar (God is great) is the most frightening word, because it always reminds me that someone is committing crime;specifically murder. - M.F. Moonzajer
As a rule, I had murder in my mind. That day, I had it in my heart. - Jane Casey
Do you belong to the religion that whip, stone and murder people; because they wanted to enjoy their life. - M.F. Moonzajer
You wake up and from where are sure that this which read on the pasport is true?? Are you sure??It's possible to be murder, to be a killer or somebody else! - Deyth Banger
I will not send you [Raimondo], they might murder you, but I do not think they will do anything to Catherine - she is a woman and they have great respect for her. - Pope Gregory XI
Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder. - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
My husband and I have never considered divorce... murder sometimes, but never divorce. - Joyce Brothers
When a man wants to murder a tiger, it's called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him it's called ferocity. - George Bernard Shaw
Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. - George Orwell
People often speak of hell, not wanting to go there, avoiding it..etc. I never had that problem because hell is a state of mind. Look around you; rape, murder, wars, hatred, envy...my friend; you're already there!! - Sandra Chami Kassis
no one sleeps more beautifully than you. But i am afraid that you will waken just now, and touch me with an indifferent glance, lightly passing, and commit the murder of beauty. - Yevgeny Yevtushenko
It is wrong to kill anyone. It is wrong to kill those who kill. It is wrong to kill the executioner. The laws on murder must be killed! - Charles Nodier
Meat isn't murder, it's delicious. - John Lydon
You know you’re dealing with a numpty when her saving grace is that she didn’t help to cover up a murder. - Rosen Trevithick
Murder rectifies nothing. - Lybian proverb
Seeing a murder on television... can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some. - Alfred Hitchcock
It's only the poor who can't get away with murder. - Marty Rubin
Fascism is capitalism plus murder. - Upton Sinclair
They camped that night on the foreplain at the foot of a talus slope and the murder that had been reckoned upon took place. - Cormac McCarthy
Historical definition of a country's borders... "...here's where my murder geography ends and your murder geography begins, at least until I get more murderers to expand my murder-fest. - Stefan Molyneux
Whether most Muslims are peaceable is irrelevant. The fact is that fanatics rule Islam now & act-out what the Qur'an truly says ...maul, march, & murder every Infidel if they won't convert! - Gary Patton
Now I recall my emotions at that moment, children seem to me a remarkable race. They want so much to murder so many people, and they so rarely murder anybody at all. - Rebecca West
As you go through life's rich tapestry, you realize that most people you meet aren't fit to shine your shoes. It's a sad fact, but it's true. A good friend is someone who'd hide you if you were on the run for murder. How many of them do you know? - Lemmy Kilmister
When we choose to reject those who live differently, we murder our humanity. - J.Adam Snyder
We only get one life. Wasting someone’s time is the subtlest form of murder. - Lindy West
But if I want to murder somebody, will it really be the best plan to make sure I'm alone with him?'Lord Pooley's eyes recovered their frosty twinkle as he looked at the little clergyman. He only said: 'If you want to murder somebody, I should advise it. - G.K. Chesterton
Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. - George Orwell
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity. - George Bernard Shaw
My dear boy, your thinking has no structure, no foundation. You pick up your primary ideas from TV shows. You're like a fart in the bathtub. ['The Murder Room: The Heirs of Sherlock Holmes'] - Richard Walter
They try to thrive. To multiply. To make murder a method of management. - William H. Gass
People claiming to be Christians and advocating the murder of innocent people - just aren't Christians at all - Christina Engela
Irony: Taking a 170-year-old envy-based "philosophy," which has led to the murder of several hundred million human beings and the oppression of billions more, and calling it "progressive". - Larken Rose
It is not in our hands to prevent the murder of workers… and families… but it is in our hands to fix a high price for our blood, so high that the Arab community and the Arab military forces will not be willing to pay it. - Moshe Dayan
...a murder of crows gormandized until they were satiated. - Rex Curry
You are judged many times more by what you give assent to others doing than what you do yourself. If one million of you give assent to the one thousand who participate in the murder of a child, then one million of you are a million times guilty. - Compton Gage
Anyone who remains silent in the face of murder is an accomplice to murder. Anyone who does not condemn approves. - Zofia Kossak-Szczucka
Secrets are what can ease or crush a soul, mend or destroy a heart, and rescue or murder a life. - Alexis Hurley
One murder makes a villain, millions a hero.
There is nothing more dread and more shameless than a woman who plans such deeds in her heart as the foul deed which she plotted when she contrived her husband's murder. - Homer
Television has brought murder back into the home-- where it belongs. - Alfred Hitchcock
Evil and I are old adversaries. When we compete I hate to lose," Manny Bettencourt from Murder in the Pinelands - Larry Moniz
A bind is when you're quadriplegic, suicidal about that and unable to persuade your best friend to murder you. - Brian Spellman
If one thousand of you participate in the murder of one child, then one thousand of you are a thousand times guilty. - Compton Gage
You are judged many times more by what you do in groups than for what you do as individuals. If one thousand of you participate in the murder of one child, then one thousand of you are a thousand times guilty. - Compton Gage
Do you have to do murder?Do we have to do murder? Sure we have to do murder. There are only two subjects--a woman's chastity, and murder. Nobody's interested in chastity any more. Murder's all we got to write stories about. - Leslie Ford
Sometimes I feel that the wars in my country ended so early, we are still thirsty of bloodshed, murder and killing. We lost too many but not enough, the transformation from barbarian society to a human didn’t complete yet. - M.F. Moonzajer
Assassination is murder with a touch more precision. Brother Sim is precise. - Mark Lawrence
To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder. - Albert Einstein
As the greatest of detectives makes the greatest of criminals, a specialist in investigation is also a specialist in murder. - NisiOisiN
Alone.Yes,that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym. - Stephen King
And they certainly wouldn’t take you along to a murder. That would be irresponsible parenting. - Kelley Armstrong
Don't make me cover your face with a pillow until you see my side of things.""Isn't that called murder? - G.A. Aiken
If one billion of you watch and do not intercede as one million of you assent to the one thousand who participate in the murder of a child, then one billion of you are a billion times guilty. - Compton Gage
People think we had a love-hate relationship. Well, I did not love him, nor did I hate him. We had mutual respect for each other, even as we both planned each other's murder. - Werner Herzog
Being a detective isn't all about torture and murder and monsters. Sometimes it gets truly unpleasant...The fate of the world may depend on whether or not you can bring yourself to visit your relatives. - Derek Landy
Through violence you may murder the hater, but you cannot murder hate. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Indoctrination is premeditated murder of the mind - Andrea L'Artiste
While police internal affairs is allowed to protect corrupt police officers that engage in unethical behaviors, illegal activities or murder, there will always be a genuine mistrust by the common people. - Steven Magee
Our purpose is to find out whether innocence, the moment it becomes involved in an action, can avoid committing murder. - Albert Camus
A viler evil than to murder a man, is to sell him suicide as an act of virtue. A viler evil than to throw a man into a sacrificial furnace, is to demand that he leap in, of his own will, and that he build the furnace, besides. - Ayn Rand
The murder of a child has no justification, even if the bombs have missed their mark. - Compton Gage
Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Alone. Yes, that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym. - Stephen King
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