Quotes by crime

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  • Barry J. Farber
    Barry J. Farber
    American entrepreneur, sales consultant and author 1959-
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    Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    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.
  • Salman Rushdie
    Salman Rushdie
    Engels writer 1948-
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    An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship - it is a crime against our nature as human beings.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    Crime generally punishes itself.
  • Joseph De Maistre
    Joseph De Maistre
    French diplomat and philosopher 1753-1821
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    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
    Madame Dorothé Deluzy
    French actress
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    One crime is everything, two is nothing.
  • Tacitus
    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
  • John Huston
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    After all, crime is only a left-handed form of human endeavor.
  • Betty Carter
    Betty Carter
    American jazz singer 1929-1998
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    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.
  • Carl Hiaasen
    Carl Hiaasen
    American writer, author and journalist 1953-
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    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.
  • Evelyn Waugh
    Evelyn Waugh
    British novelist 1903-1966
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    Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    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)
  • Malcolm X
    Malcolm X
    American activist 1925-1965
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    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
    Bret Easton Ellis
    American author, screenwriter, short-story writer, and director 1964-
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    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
    Honoré de Balzac
    French writer 1799-1850
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    Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
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