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murder Quotes

41 of the best book quotes about murder
  1. #1
    “JUDGE: Murder in the first degree—premeditated homicide—is the most serious charge in our criminal courts.”
  2. #2
    “JUROR #8: The old man—“I’m gonna kill you,” body hitting the floor a second later—would have had to hear the boy’s words with the el [train] roaring past his nose!”
  3. #3
    “I own to you that when I cast an eye on this globe, or rather on this little ball, I cannot help thinking that God has abandoned it to some malignant being. I except, always, El Dorado. I scarcely ever knew a city that did not desire the destruction of a neighbouring city, nor a family that did not wish to exterminate some other family. Everywhere the weak execrate the powerful, before whom they cringe; and the powerful beat them like sheep whose wool and flesh they sell. A million regimented assassins, from one extremity of Europe to the other, get their bread by disciplined depredation and murder, for want of more honest employment. Even in those cities which seem to enjoy peace, and where the arts flourish, the inhabitants are devoured by more envy, care, and uneasiness than are experienced by a besieged town. Secret griefs are more cruel than public calamities. In a word I have seen so much, and experienced so much that I am a Manichean.”
  4. #4
    “I am the best-natured creature in the world, and yet I have already killed three men, and of these three two were priests.”
  5. #5
    “When a man gets angry with his brother and swears at him, when he publicly insults or slanders him, he is guilty of murder and forfeits his relation to God. He erects a barrier not only between himself and his brother, but also between himself and God.”
  6. #6
    “For, feeling it their duty, a Christian task, these men had volunteered to clean certain of the fourteen rooms in the main house.”
  7. #7
    “I have fought fire with fire ... and I ought to have done it sooner! ”
  8. #8
    “Dead men are heavier than broken hearts.”
  9. #9
    “It ain’t no murder killing beasts like that.”
  10. #10
    “I was playing for time. Just for time. I played the wrong way, of course.”
  1. #11
    “124 was spiteful. Full of a baby’s venom.”
    author
    Toni Morrison
    book
    Beloved
    character
    Sethe
    concepts
    babyvenommurder
  2. #12
    “He stood with her body in his arms in the silent room and cold facts battered him like waves sweeping in from the sea: she was dead; she was white; she was a woman; he had killed her; he was black; he might be caught; he did not want to be caught; if he were they would kill him. ”
  3. #13
    “‘It’s the home I’ve always dreamed of,’ Theodora said. ‘A little hideaway where I can be alone with my thoughts. Particularly if my thoughts happen to be about murder or suicide or—‘”
  4. #14
    “I mean, marriage drinks up all of our power of giving or getting any blessedness in that sort of love. I know it may be very dear—but it murders our marriage—and then the marriage stays with us like a murder—and everything else is gone.”
  5. #15
    “Jesus!” the old lady cried. “You’ve got good blood! I know you wouldn’t shoot a lady! I know you come from nice people! Pray! Jesus, you ought not to shoot a lady. I’ll give you all the money I’ve got!”
  6. #16
    ″ ‘She would of been a good woman,’ The Misfit said, ‘if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life.’ ”
  7. #17
    “Methought that Gloucester stumbled, and in falling
    Struck me — that thought to stay him— overboard
    Into the tumbling billows of the main.”
  8. #18
    “He had done this. He had brought all this about. In all of his life these two murders were the most meaningful things that had ever happened to him.”
  9. #19
    “The tyrannous and bloody act is done,
    The most arch deed of piteous massacre
    That ever yet this land was guilty of.”
  10. #20
    “How easily murder is discovered!”

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  1. #21
    “Not all of Anthony’s officers, however, were eager or even willing to join Chivington’s well-planned massacre. Captain Silas Soule, Lieutenant Joseph Cramer, and Lieutenant James Connor protested that an attack on Black Kettle’s peaceful camp would violate the pledge of safety given the Indians by both Wynkoop and Anthony, “that it would be murder in every sense of the word,” and any officer participating would dishonor the uniform of the Army.”
  2. #22
    “‘You can go to the rock, Cyril….’ That was what murder was—as easy as that! But afterwards you went on remembering….”
  3. #23
    “I have wanted . . . to commit a murder myself. I recognized this as the desire of the artist to express himself! . . . But—incongruous as it may seem to some—I was restrained and hampered by my innate sense of justice. The innocent must not suffer.”
  4. #24
    “He kill them with they love.”
  5. #25
    “From now on, it is our task to suspect each and every one amongst us.”
  6. #26
    “But don’t you see, he’s mad? It’s all mad! The whole thing of going by the rhyme is mad! Dressing up the judge, killing Rogers when he was chopping sticks—drugging Mrs. Rogers so that she overslept herself—arranging for a bumble bee when Miss Brent died!”
  7. #27
    Why are they going to disappear him?
    author
    Joseph Heller
    book
    Catch-22
    character
    Nurse Ducket
    concept
    murder
  8. #28
    “The sky held scattered clouds; at that instant the sun came out from behind one and a shaft of light hit him.
    His clothes vanished. He stood before them, a golden youth, clothed only in beauty—beauty that made Jubal’s heart ache, thinking that Michelangelo in his ancient years would have climbed down from his high scaffolding to record it for generations unborn. Mike said gently, ‘Look at me. I am a son of man.‘”
  9. #29
    “I always chose the icicle: the weapon melts away. ”
  10. #30
    “It was on that day that I knew I wanted to tell the story of my family. Because horror on Earth is real and it is every day. It is like a flower or the sun; it cannot be contained. ”
  1. #31
    “He wore his innocence like a comfortable old coat.”
  2. #32
    ″ It was an elbow. The Gilbert’s dog found it. ”
  3. #33
    “It was not death she feared. It was misunderstanding. If they made a verdict that she didn’t want Tea Cake and wanted him dead, then that was a real sin and a shame. It was worse than murder.”
  4. #34
    “It was a game for Holmes, Geyer realized. He possessed them all and reveled in his possession.”
  5. #35
    “And then, almost as if in response to his plea, Poole waved back. For an instant, Bowman felt the skin prickling at the base of his scalp. The words he was about to call died on his suddenly parched lips. For he knew that his friend could not possibly be alive; and yet he waved.”
  6. #36
    “Nurse: She never would have baited Pelias’ daughters
    to the murder of their father.”
  7. #37
    “They take away our people’s lives.”
  8. #38
    “The snow drifted deep in the crooked gulch, and it was one long grave of butchered women and children and babies, who had never done any harm and were only trying to run away.”
  9. #39
    “It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder those who do not fear it!
  10. #40
    “There in the holy mill of murder the meanest of men may seek and find that part of himself, concealed beneath the corrupt, which shines forth brilliant and virtuous, worthy of honor before the gods. Do not despise war, my young friend, nor delude yourself that mercy and compassion are virtues superior to andreia, to manly valor.”
  11. #41
    “This moment right now-is where we decide what kind of city Artemis is going to be. We can either act now, or let our home degenerate into syndicate rule for generations. This isn’t some theoretical scenario. They burned down a business. They murdered two people. There’s a huge amount of money in play - they’re not going to stop.”

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