Quotes by crime
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Barry J. Farber
American entrepreneur, sales consultant and author 1959-
Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
A crime persevered in a thousand centuries ceases to be a crime, and becomes a virtue. This is the law of custom, and custom supersedes all other forms of law.
Engels writer 1948-
An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship - it is a crime against our nature as human beings.
Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
Crime generally punishes itself.
Joseph De Maistre
French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
Madame Dorothé Deluzy
One crime is everything, two is nothing.
Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
American jazz singer 1929-1998
After me there are no more jazz singers... It's a crime that no little singer is back there sockin' it to me in my field. To keep it going, to keep it alive, because I'm not going to live forever.
American writer, author and journalist 1953-
All novels are about crime. You'd be hard pressed to find any novel that does not have an element of crime. I don't see myself as a crime novelist, but there are crimes in my books. That's the nature of storytelling, if you want to reflect the real world.
British novelist 1903-1966
Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
Russian writer 1890-1960
Am I a gangster or a murderer?
Of what crime do I stand
Condemned? I made the whole world weep
At the beauty of my land.Source: Selected Poems (1983)
American activist 1925-1965
America's greatest crime against the black man was not slavery or lynching, but that he was taught to wear a mask of self-hate and self-doubt.
Bret Easton Ellis
American author, screenwriter, short-story writer, and director 1964-
Are you as much of a criminal if you don't act when there's a crime taking place in front of you as you are one of the participants? That was something that I was thinking about a lot because there are many moments in 'Less Than Zero' where horrific things happen and Clay could do something about them, but his passivity stops him.
Honoré de Balzac
French writer 1799-1850
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
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