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 Herman Melville - “. . . however baby man may brag of his science and skill, and however much, in a flattering future, that science and skill may augment yet for ever and for ever, to the crack of doom, the sea will insult and murder him, and pulverize the stateliest, stiffest frigate he can make nevertheless, by the continual repetition of these very impressions, man has lost that sense of the full awfulness of the sea which aboriginally belongs to it.”  
 Charles Dickens - “The first diabolical character who intruded himself on my peaceful youth (as I called to mind that day at Dullborough), was a certain Captain Murderer. This wretch must have been an off-shoot of the Blue Beard family, but I had no suspicion of the consanguinity in those times. His warning name would seem to have awakened no general prejudice against him, for he was admitted into the best society and possessed immense wealth. Captain Murderer's mission was matrimony, and the gratification of a cannibal appetite with tender brides.”  
 C.S. Lewis - “You will say that these are very small sins and doubtless, like all young tempters, you are anxious to be able to report spectacular wickedness. But do remember, the only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the Enemy. It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one-the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”  
 Barry White - “The cops picked me up for attempted murder. I can still see the detectives, licking their chops. Thought they had me. Two weeks later, the cat came out of a coma and told the truth. I was innocent.”  
 John Thaw - “In the same way he's fascinated by crosswords, the puzzle of solving the murder is what drives him on.”  
 Hunter Tylo - “If I was a bad character that got away with murder like we see on other shows, I do not think I would like it because that sends a message that you can do these horrible things and never pay for it.”  
 Benjamin Tucker - “Murder is an offensive act. The term cannot be applied legitimately to any defensive act.”  
 Benjamin Tucker - “I have also seen it stated that Capital punishment is murder in its worst form. I should like to know upon what principle of human society these assertions are based and justified.”  
 Benjamin Tucker - “But this is not to say that the society which inflicts capital punishment commits murder.”  
 Charlize Theron - “I do not think that condemning people who murder and killing them necessarily sends out the right message.”  
 Donna Tartt - “Well, I think storytellers have always found murder a fascinating device.”  
 Donna Tartt - “I'm not sure whay I've been drawn to this subject, except that murder is a subject that has always drawn people for as long as people have been telling stories.”  
 John S. Wise - “John Brown was tried for treason, murder, and inciting slaves to insurrection.”  
 Rex Stout - “One of the hardest things to believe is that anyone will abandon the effort to escape a charge of murder. It is extremely important to suspend disbelief on that. If you don't, the story is spoiled.”  
 George Steinbrenner - “I don't think that anybody should be suspended for life for anything, other than murder. How is it helping someone to say, 'You're done forever, your life's over'”  
 Ann Rule - “The why of murder always fascinates me so much more than the how.”  
 Beilby Porteus - “One murder made a villain, Millions a hero.”  
 Alva Myrdal - “War is murder. And the military preparations now being made for a potential major confrontation are aimed at collective murder. In a nuclear age the victims would be numbered by the millions. This naked truth must be faced.”  
 Tim Murphy - “Three years ago Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq with torture, murder, and fear. Today, he stands trial for the crimes he committed in a now democratic Iraq.”  
 Kate Millett - “With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution, with the first murder, with the first purge and execution, we have lost the revolution.”  
 Judge M. Lane - “But if you commit murder and you are competent, I think you ought to be prosecuted as an adult.”  
 Jean-Marie Le Pen - “In the terrible tragedy of the war there was a unique fact the deportation and murder of Jews and resistance fighters by the Nazis.”  
 Aldous Huxley - “The most shocking fact about war is that its victims and its instruments are individual human beings, and that these individual beings are condemned by the monstrous conventions of politics to murder or be murdered in quarrels not their own.”  
 Paul Harris - “How strange it is that murder has the sanction of law in one and only one of the human relationships, and that is the most important of all, that of nation to nation.”  
 Jurgen Habermas - “Each murder is one too many.”  

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