Quotes: crime

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  • Woody Allen
    Woody Allen
    American movie director and actor 1935 -
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    Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.
  • Bob Barr
    Bob Barr
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    Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass.
  • H.G. Wells
    H.G. Wells
    British-born American author 1866-1946
    H.G. Wells
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    Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that, unsuspected, ripens with the flower of the pleasure that concealed it.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    Crime generally punishes itself.
  • Georges Bataille
    Georges Bataille
    French Novelist, Critic 1897-1962
    Georges Bataille
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    Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil Gibran
    Libian painter and writer 1883-1931
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    Crime is either another name of need or an aspect of a disease.
  • Emma Goldman
    Emma Goldman
    American anarchist 1869-1940
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    Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
  • Agatha Christie
    Agatha Christie
    British writer 1891-1976
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    Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    Crime seems to change character when it crosses a bridge or a tunnel. In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it's intimate and psychological - resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul.
  • Bill James
    Bill James
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    Crime shapes how we think about the world; it shapes social decisions that we make; it shapes our base of knowledge. But we don't talk about it intelligently.
  • Crime stories are our version of sitting round a camp fire and telling tales. We enjoy being scared under safe circumstances. That's why there's no tradition of crime writing in countries that have wars.
  • Bill James
    Bill James
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    Crime stories show us the part of people's lives they try to keep hidden.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Crime when it succeeds is called virtue.