Killing Quotes

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

Double standards    Ethics    Governments    Humor    Irony    Killing    Law    Mankind    Morality    Murder    Nationalism    Nations    War

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.

Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.

There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.

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.

Gentleman    Honor    Killing    Magic

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...

Ender Wiggin isn't a killer. He just wins—thoroughly.

Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game

You're late."
"Sorry. I was busy talking about my feelings and killing people.

Feeling    Killing    Late

The little things you forget, kill me.

I Wrote This For You


I Wrote This For You

If peace can only come through killing someone, then I don't want it.

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

Different    Funny    Humor    Incentive    Inspirational    Interesting    Killing    Kind

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.

Anarchism    Anarchy    Chaos    Genocide    Government    Killing    Mayhem    State    Statism

If I'd known it was harmless, I'd have killed it myself!

A Scanner Darkly

Philip K. Dick

A Scanner Darkly

It's harder to heal than it is to kill.

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.

The Way of Kings

Brandon Sanderson

The Way of Kings
Death    Killing    Protection    War

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


There will be killing till the score is paid.

If it's natural to kill, how come men have to go into training to learn how?

Can't make an omelette without killing a few people.


Neil Gaiman


Of course, in Los Angeles,
is based on driving, even the killings. In New York, most people don't have cars, so if you want to kill a person, you have to take the subway to their house. And sometimes on the way, the train is delayed and you get impatient, so you have to kill someone on the subway. That's why there are so many subway murders; no one has a car.

Brain Droppings

George Carlin

Brain Droppings

Is adult amusement killing our children, or is killing our children amusing adults?

Those prancing little pants-wetters come here to learn the colorful and gentlemanly art of fencing, with its many sporting
and its proscriptions against
engagements. You on the other hand, you are going to learn how to
kill men with a sword

Really now: If you can't get me my newspaper on time, how can you expect me to refrain from killing people?

El oscuro pasajero

Jeff Lindsay Dexter in the Dark

El oscuro pasajero

Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: Frequently there must be a beverage.

Without Feathers

Woody Allen

Without Feathers
Drink    Food    Killing

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

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea
Death    Killing    Luck    Man    Moon    Nature    Stars    Sun

Now, your Honor, I have spoken about the [Civil] war. I believed in it. I don’t know whether I was crazy or not. Sometimes I think perhaps I was. I approved of it; I joined in the general cry of madness and despair. I urged men to fight. I was safe because I was too old to go. I was like the rest. What did they do? Right or wrong, justifiable or unjustifiable -- which I need not discuss today -- it changed the world. For four long years the civilized world was engaged in killing men. Christian against Christian, barbarian uniting with Christians to kill Christians; anything to kill. It was taught in every school, aye in the Sunday schools. The little children played at war. The toddling children on the street. Do you suppose this world has ever been the same since? How long, your Honor, will it take for the world to get back the humane emotions that were slowly growing before the war?
How long will it take the calloused hearts of men before the scars of hatred and cruelty shall be removed
We read of killing one hundred thousand men in a day. We read about it and we rejoiced in it -- if it was the other fellows who were killed. We were fed on flesh and drank blood. Even down to the prattling babe. I need not tell you how many upright, honorable young boys have come into this court charged with murder, some saved and some sent to their death, boys who fought in this war and learned to place a cheap value on human life. You know it and I know it. These boys were brought up in it. The tales of death were in their homes, their playgrounds, their schools; they were in the newspapers that they read; it was a part of the common frenzy -- what was a life? It was nothing. It was the least sacred thing in existence and these boys were trained to this cruelty.

Blood    Civil war    Cruelty    Death    Honor    Justice    Killing    Law    Life    Madness    Patriotism    Sacred    Value    Violence    War

Sorry we’re late,” Jason said. “Is this the guy who needs killing?

Sorry we’re late, Jason said. Is this the guy who needs killing?

You know, I preferred you as an evil monk. Would have made killing you a whole lot easier.

Dragons    Firestar    Humor    Killing    Magic    Monks

The greatest thrill is not to kill but to let live.

Killing    Kindness    Murder    Peace    Pity    War

Killing an animal to make a coat is sin. It wasn't meant to be, and we have no right to do it. A woman gains status when she refuses to see anything killed to be put on her back. Then she's truly beautiful.

Animal    Beautiful    Beauty    Fur    Fur coat    Killing

Occasionally they would hear a harsh croak or a splash as some amphibian was disturbed, but the only creature they saw was a toad as big as Will's foot, which could only flop in a pain-filled sideways heave as if it were horribly injured. It lay across the path, trying to move out of the way and looking at them as if it knew they meant to hurt it.
'It would be merciful to kill it,' said Tialys.
'How do you know?' said Lyra. 'It might still like being alive, in spite of everything.'
'If we killed it, we'd be taking it with us,' said Will. 'It wants to stay here. I've killed enough living things. Even a filthy stagnant pool might be better than being dead.'
'But if it's in pain?' said Tialys.
'If it could tell us, we'd know. But since it can't, I'm not going to kill it. That would be considering our feelings rather than the toad's.'
They moved on.

Das Bernstein-Teleskop

Philip Pullman (Author)

Das Bernstein-Teleskop
Animals    Death    Killing    Toads

A while ago? Anaxantis asked. Yes, he raped me a while ago. Exactly nine months and two days ago. What's that? Nine months or nine minutes. It's the same. And it is in the past, you say? Then why is it still happening, every day, every time I close my eyes? Every time I hear someone behind me, and I don't know who it is? How is it that I get an almost irresistible urge to kill anyone who happens to touch me unexpectedly? Tell me, Hemarchidas, how do I forgive, let alone forget, something that is still happening, that keeps happening over and over? How? How do I do that?

Forgive    Forgiveness    Forgiving    Kill    Killing    Rape    Rape survivor    Raped    Time

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

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.

Civilized    Crime    Discovery    Education    Future    Hatred    Ignorance    Income    Killing    Peace    Philosophy    Progress    Savagery    Science    Truth    War

He’d only ever seen a gun once, a smaller one on the hip of that old deputy, a gun he’d always figured was more for show. He stuffed a fistful of deadly rounds in his pocket, thinking how each one could end an individual life, and understanding why such things were forbidden. Killing a man should be harder than waving a length of pipe in their direction. It should take long enough for one’s conscience to get in the way.

Wool Omnibus

Hugh Howey

Wool Omnibus

If you were born in a country or at a time not only when nobody comes to kill your wife and your children, but also nobody comes to ask you to kill the wives and children of others, then render thanks to God and go in peace. But always keep this thought in mind: you might be luckier than I, but you’re not a better person.

The Kindly Ones

Jonathan Littell

The Kindly Ones

Peace is such hard work. Harder than war. It takes way more effort to forgive than to kill.

Forgiveness    Killing    Peace    War

Everyone is alone. Everyone is empty. People no longer have need of others. You can always find a spare for any talent. Any relationship can be replaced. I had gotten bored of a world like that. But for some reason... The thought that someone other than you might kill me never occurred to me. (Makishima Shogo)

Alone    Boredom    Empty    Killing    Makishima shogo    Occurence    People    Reason    Relationship    Replacement    Spare    Talent    Thought

You never kill anyone you want to kill in a war, he said to himself.

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Killing people is easier than it should be. Dad put on his beret. Staying alive is harder.

Army    Killing    Veterans    War

The season was waning fast
Our nights were growing cold at last
I took her to bed with silk and song,
'Lay still, my love, I won’t be long;
I must prepare my body for passion.'
'O, your body you give, but all else you ration.'
'It is because of these dreams of a sylvan scene:
A bleeding nymph to leave me serene...
I have dreams of a trembling wench.'
'You have dreams,' she said, 'that cannot be quenched.'
'Our passion,' said I, 'should never be feared;
As our longing for love can never be cured.
Our want is our way and our way is our will,
We have the love, my love, that no one can kill.'
'If night is your love, then in dreams you’ll fulfill...
This love, our love, that no one can kill.'
Yet want is my way, and my way is my will,
Thus I killed my love with a sleeping pill.

Bed    Cold    Fear    Killing    Love    Nocturne    Passion    Payne    Poetry    Ration    Roman    Romantic    Silk    Sleeping    Sleeping pill    Winter

There was no honor in war, less in killing, and none in dying. But there was true dignity in how men comported themselves in battle. And there was always honor to be found in standing for a just cause and defending the defenseless.

Death    Defending    Dignity    Honor    Killing    War

One saw a bird dying, shot by a man. It was flying with rhythmic beat and beautifully, with such freedom and lack of fear. And the gun shattered it; it fell to the earth and all the life had gone out of it. A dog fetched it, and the man collected other dead birds. He was chattering with his friend and seemed so utterly indifferent. All that he was concerned with was bringing down so many birds, and it was over as far as he was concerned. They are killing all over the world. Those marvellous, great animals of the sea, the whales, are killed by the million, and the tiger and so many other animals are now becoming endangered species. Man is the only animal that is to be dreaded.

Sometimes painfully lost people can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know, or be reminded of---the more history changes, the more it stays the same.

Victor Faust did much more than help me escape a life of abuse and servitude. He changed me.
He changed the landscape of my dreams, the dreams I had every day about living ordinarily and free
and on my own. He changed the colors on the palette from primary to rainbow—as dark as the colors
of that rainbow may be.

Killing    Sarai    Victor

Kira is evil ... There's no denying that ... But lately I've been starting to think of it more like this ... The real evil is the power to kill people. Someone who finds himself with that power is cursed. No matter how you use it, anything obtained by killing people can never bring true happiness.

There is no greater evil than killing. I don't care whether they call it war or justice. Life is precious.


Brian Jacques

Evil    Killing    Life

Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is... we cannot expect things to be much better in this world... We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity.

Chess is all about getting the king into check, you see. It's about killing the father. I would say that chess has more to do with the art of murder than it does with the art of war.

La tabla de Flandes

Arturo Pérez-Reverte em "A Rainha do Sul"

La tabla de Flandes
Chess    Father    Killing    King    Murder


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