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Peter Ackroyd Quotes and Sayings

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Murderers will try to recall the sequence of events,
they will remember exactly what they did just before and just after.
But they can never remember the actual moment of killing.
This is why they will always leave a clue.
- Peter Ackroyd

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

We are all murderers and prostitutes -
no matter to what culture,
society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal,
moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be.
- R. D. Laing

I recognize in thieves, traitors and murderers,
in the ruthless and the cunning, a deep beauty -
a sunken beauty.
- Jean Genet

 

A large part of the problem, is that young people are
being born into the world and growing up without much hope.
And so, they become murderers, they become suicide bombers.
- Arthur Hertzberg

Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy
of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws.
- Michael Badnarik

Families are great murderers of the creative impulse,
particularly husbands.
- Brenda Ueland

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If we are to abolish the death penalty,
I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.
- Alphonse Karr

I spent my first three weeks there on a wing with 21 murderers.
I met some very evil people there but also some men who'd had no upbringing,
no chance in life.
- Jeffrey Archer

My mission is to kill time, and time's to kill me in its turn.
How comfortable one is among murderers.
- Emile M. Cioran

Where do murderers go, man!
Who's to doom, when the judge himself is dragged to the bar?
- Herman Melville

All murderers are punished unless they kill in large
numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

Murderers, in general, are people who are consistent,
people who are obsessed with one idea and nothing else.
- Ugo Betti

Then I despair...
I remember that all through history,
the way of truth and love has always won.
There have been murderers and tyrants,
and for a time they can seem invincible.
But in the end they always fall.
Think of it always.
- Andre Malraux

It is changing the face of terrorism.
It is basically bringing it to the United States,
to our great citizens.
We know the terrorists are barbaric and murderers that
attack innocent civilians,
as they did in this case.
- Hugh Shelton

President Bush has shown great leadership.
He has said that the 21st century will not be ruled
or dictated by terrorists,
dictators, and murderers.
He is absolutely right.
God bless him for his resolve.
- Lindsey Graham

As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair,
to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings,
of heroes and murderers of the day.
The dead now had that same unreality,
which shocks without arousing pity.
- Ernst Toller

If they're in cell block 1A or 1B, these prisoners -
they're murderers,
they're terrorists, they're insurgents.
Many of them probably have American blood on their hands.
And here we're so concerned about the treatment of those individuals.
- James Inhofe

When the courts decide that murderers,
rapists, and others who maliciously break our social
contract deserve health care that most working Americans can't afford,
they are condemning good people to death.
- Tammy Bruce

The 20th century taught us how far unbridled evil can
and will go when the world fails to confront it.
It is time that we heed the lessons of the 20th century
and stand up to these murderers.
It is time that we end genocide in the 21st century.
- Allyson Schwartz

We study the injustices of history for the same reason that we study genocide,
and for the same reason that psychologists study the
minds of murderers and rapists...
to understand how those evil things came about.
- Jared Diamond

When I despair, I remember that all through history
the way of truth and love has always won.
There have been tyrants and murderers and
for a time they seem invincible,
but in the end, they always fall ... think of it, always.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

As a first step there must be an offer to achieve equality
of rights in disarmament by abolishing the weapons
forbidden to the Central Powers by the Peace Treaties.
- Arthur Henderson

Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately;
when lawful,
they do not excite desire.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Customs do not concern themselves
with right or wrong or reason.
But they have to be obeyed;
one reasons all around them until he is tired,
but he must not transgress them, it is sternly forbidden.
- Mark Twain

I grew up in a culturally radical home,
where strong emotions were forbidden.
- Lars von Trier

The Southern slave would obey God in respect to marriage,
and also to the reading and studying of His word.
But this, as we have seen, is forbidden him.
- Gerrit Smith

When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension,
we knew we had discovered something as surprising and
powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.
- Ken Kesey

The next thing I would mention, and warn you against,
is profaneness.
This you know is forbidden by God.
- Jupiter Hammon

We are ever striving after what is forbidden,
and coveting what is denied us.
- Ovid

We need criminals to identify ourselves with,
to secretly envy and to stoutly punish.
They do for us the forbidden, illegal things we wish to do.
- Karl A. Menninger

Sleeping is forbidden at the age of 22.
It's all work and no play.
- Usher Raymond

I certainly don't know if you could claim that every theft is wrong,
but I'll prove to you that every theft is forbidden,
by simply locking you up.
- Karel Capek

The forbidden things were a great influence on my life.
I was forbidden from reading A Catcher in the Rye.
- Amy Tan

I'm just like you.
I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life,
too.
- Mike Tyson

That's metaphysics, my dear fellow.
It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it.
- Boris Pasternak

It doesn't seem to me strange that children should like the macabre,
the sensational, and the forbidden.
- Anthony Hecht

Like hatred, jealousy is forbidden by the laws of life
because it is essentially destructive.
- Alexis Carrel

Repudiating the virtues of your world,
criminals hopelessly agree to organize a forbidden universe.
They agree to live in it.
The air there is nauseating: they can breathe it.
- Jean Genet

All these buildings are like mountains I would like to climb,
but I am forbidden.
- Alain Robert

Things forbidden have a secret charm.
- Tacitus

Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread;
they may satisfy appetite for the moment,
but there is death in them at the end.
- Tryon Edwards

We always long for the forbidden things,
and desire what is denied us.
- Francois Rabelais

It was almost forbidden in the Soviet Union to study the New Economic Policy.
- Anatoly Chubais

I'm forbidden fruit.
Once you go to certain households, mommy doesn't want
you to see that dirty man who sticks his tongue out
and spits out blood and all that stuff.
- Gene Simmons

Riches are not forbidden, but the pride of them is.
- John Chrysostom

Sermons remain one of the last forms of public discourse
where it is culturally forbidden to talk back.
- Harvey Cox

We have one of our priests in prison right now,
Steve Kelly, for his antiwar actions,
and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit
him because we're all convicted felons.
- Daniel Berrigan

The Magna Carta is widely known to be one of the foundational
documents for our Constitution.
I can only imagine that a mention of that in a court
decision would be forbidden by our friends on the right.
- John Conyers

Check bags are fun.
I just make sure there won't be anything illegal in
my check bag which is forbidden at a cabin of a plane.
Just leaving things like scissors and such out of my
carry-on things in order to avoid troubles with some certain airline,
y'know.
- Kerry King

In a Glasser Quality School there is no such thing as a closed book test.
Students are told to get out their notes and open their books.
There is no such thing as being forbidden to ask the
teacher or another student for help.
- William Glasser

I myself believe that there will one day be time travel
because when we find that something isn't forbidden
by the over-arching laws of physics we usually eventually
find a technological way of doing it.
- David Deutsch

Do not share the knowledge with which you have been
blessed with everyone in general,
as you do with some people in particular;
and know that there are some men in whom Allah,
may He he glorified, has placed hidden secrets,
which they are forbidden to reveal.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib

But for Muslims, everything that they don't have on
earth is what they get in heaven.
They can drink, they can have sex.
All of the forbidden pleasures on earth,
you can have in paradise.
- Barbara Walters

Never can the innate power of a work be hidden or locked away.
A work of art can be forgotten by time;
it can be forbidden and rejected but the elemental
will always prevail over the ephemeral.
- Stefan Zweig

The people are forbidden to give aid and comfort to rebels.
What of a government that has the power to cut off
from aid and comfort all the rebels of the South and fails to exercise it?
- Robert Dale Owen

Woman is not born: she is made.
In the making, her humanity is destroyed.
She becomes symbol of this, symbol of that:
mother of the earth,
slut of the universe; but she never becomes herself
because it is forbidden for her to do so.
- Andrea Dworkin

The difference between a contemporary liberal and a
socialist is that to a liberal the most beautiful word
in the English language is 'forbidden',
whereas to a socialist the most beautiful word is 'compulsory'.
- John McCarthy

When any government, or any church for that matter,
undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read,
this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,
the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The bill would ban human cloning, and any attempts at human cloning,
for both reproductive purposes and medical research.
Also forbidden is the importing of cloned embryos or products made from them.
- Ken Calvert

Just carrying a ruler with you in your pocket should be forbidden,
at least on a moral basis.
The ruler is the symbol of the new illiteracy.
The ruler is the symptom of the new disease,
disintegration of our civilisation.
- Friedensreich Hundertwasser

For us, holding on to religious rules,
and following them, and refraining from what's forbidden,
and being diligent with our duties, what do we call
that? That's what we call freedom.
- Muqtada al Sadr

Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree
of worldly pleasures and its various fruits,
man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life,
and yields to the lust of the flesh,
not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
- Johann Arndt

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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