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Every murder turns on a bright hot light,
by Albert Maltz

Every murder turns on a bright hot light,
and a lot of people...
have to walk out of the shadows.
- Albert Maltz

I graduated in 1930 and I went up to the Yale Drama School for two years.
- Albert Maltz

By the time I came down from Yale, I was already more
radicalized and had begun to read New Masses.
- Albert Maltz

By the time I was at college, I became very alert to
the question of racial discrimination,
and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching.
- Albert Maltz

 

And Marx spoke of the fact that socialism will be the kingdom of freedom,
where man realizes himself in a way that humankind has never seen before.
This was an inspiring body of literature to read.
- Albert Maltz

To put the point sharply: If an informer in the French
underground who sent a friend to the torture chambers
of the Gestapo was equally a victim,
then there can be no right or wrong in life that I understand.
- Albert Maltz

When I joined the Communist movement in 1935 it was
based upon the belief that mankind's future was to be found there.
Certainly, millions who joined it the world over,
like myself, didn't join it for profit.
- Albert Maltz

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It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

Dieting is murder on the road.
Show me a man who travels and I'll show you one who eats.
- Bruce Froemming

Character is always known.
Thefts never enrich;
alms never impoverish;
murder will speak out of stone walls.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Television has brought back murder into the home -
where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock

The real 1960s began on the afternoon of November 22,
1963.
It came to seem that Kennedy's murder opened some malign
trap door in American culture,
and the wild bats flapped out.
- Lance Morrow

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

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.
- Paul Harris

Murder, like talent, seems occasionally to run in families.
- George Henry Lewes

The liberation of those who commit murder and terrorism is unacceptable.
- Alberto Fujimori

Political language...
is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable,
and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
- George Orwell

It's like an act of murder; you play with intent to commit something.
- Duke Ellington

It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality.
- Virginia Woolf

Murder is born of love, and love attains the greatest intensity in murder.
- Octave Mirbeau

It is surely easier to confess a murder over a cup
of coffee than in front of a jury.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder.
- Tertullian

Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of
their neighbour's buzzing glory,
and think that such killing is no murder.
- George Eliot

I say a murder is abstract.
You pull the trigger and after that you do not understand anything that happens.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire.
- William Blake

One murder made a villain, Millions a hero.
- Beilby Porteus

I think abortion is murder.
- Victoria Jackson

I read true crime books, and I read when people do case studies of stuff.
I'm into books like that.
Case studies or forensics or murder -
all that good stuff.
- Tom Araya

I hear they burn for murder.
Well, they say it just takes a second to die.
- Lee Harvey Oswald

Fascism is capitalism plus murder.
- Upton Sinclair

Murder is commoner among cooks than among members of any other profession.
- W. H. Auden

The facts of a person's life will, like murder,
come out.
- Norman Sherry

The truth of the matter is, you lose a parent to murder
when you're 10 years old,
and in fact at the time of the murder you hate your lost parent,
my mother in my case.
- James Ellroy

The why of murder always fascinates me so much more than the how.
- Ann Rule

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

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.
- Alfred Adler

Certainly, the murder of civilians for political statement
did not just begin on September 11,
2001.
- Cliff Stearns

Twilight is about getting older and relationships -
not about a murder mystery.
It's about love when you reach a certain age;
nothing is in primary colors.
- Robert Benton

But this is not to say that the society which inflicts
capital punishment commits murder.
- Benjamin Tucker

Every unpunished murder takes away something from the
security of every man's life.
- Daniel Webster

Solo concerts are murder, I find; I don't like doing them.
- Derek Bailey

The long and distressing controversy over capital punishment
is very unfair to anyone meditating murder.
- Geoffrey Fisher

The difference between humans and wild animals is that
humans pray before they commit murder.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

So whatever I might have started to learn at that age
was all undone by the next director and next crew in the next cheap picture,
because I was allowed to get away with murder.
- Jackie Cooper

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men
who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder
one another in cold blood.
- Aldous Huxley

Murder will out, this my conclusion.
- Geoffrey Chaucer

Because I believe that abortion is murder,
I also believe that force is justified in an attempt to stop it.
- Eric Rudolph

The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud,
violence, intimidation and murder.
- Ida B. Wells

I was on Murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury.
She was fantastic...
she was lovely to everyone, she was always on time,
prepared.
- Jane Badler

Mars, when guilty of homicide, and set free from the
charge of murder by the Athenians through favour,
lest he should appear to be too fierce and savage,
committed adultery with Venus.
- Lactantius

Ritual murder is referred to in court files which are located in Rome.
There are pictures in it which show that in 23 cases,
the Church itself has dealt with the question.
- Julius Streicher

It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder
those who do not fear it!
- May Sarton

Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling;
it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
- Edmund Burke

Well, I think storytellers have always found murder a fascinating device.
- Donna Tartt

It takes two to make a murder.
There are born victims, born to have their throats cut,
as the cut-throats are born to be hanged.
- Aldous Huxley

Indulge not thyself in the passion of anger;
it is whetting a sword to wound thine own breast,
or murder thy friend.
- Akhenaton

As far as thinking about death and murder and various
ways of killing people and how people die...
I probably have the most twisted mind in Slayer.
- Tom Araya

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression.
It is possible to lie, and even to murder,
with the truth.
- Alfred Adler

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.
- Kate Millett

In the same way he's fascinated by crosswords,
the puzzle of solving the murder is what drives him on.
- John Thaw

War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity,
brutish callousness, wanton destruction,
and irresponsible murder.
- Alexander Berkman

I do not believe in terrorism, violence,
destruction, murder, pre-emption, or War.
- Rosanne Cash

There seems to be this sense among even well-meaning
Americans that Africa is this black hole of murder
and mutilation that can never be fixed,
no matter what aid is brought in.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Each murder is one too many.
- Jurgen Habermas

I do not believe in abortion at will.
I do not believe that if a woman just wants to have
an abortion she should...
I do believe if you have an abortion you are committing murder.
- Nancy Reagan

Anybody who's been through a divorce will tell you that at one point.
they've thought murder.
The line between thinking murder and doing murder isn't that major.
- Oliver Stone

Murder is an offensive act.
The term cannot be applied legitimately to any defensive act.
- Benjamin Tucker

Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when
you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil.
- Emo Philips

Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide.
- Woodrow Wilson

The greatest crime in a Shakespeare play is to murder the king.
- Alex Cox

Under pressure, people admit to murder,
setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank,
but never to being bores.
- Elsa Maxwell


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