339 Inspiring Quotes about Killing

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about killing? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 339 most beautiful killing quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

Killing quotes

Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country.

— Bertrand Russell

Food is like a legal drug. You can take 50 cents and walk into the store and buy a Twinkie and get high. And it’s killing people.

— Fat Joe

She fantasized sometimes too about killing him a little: a little poison in his pudding, a little flick-flick-flick with a fillet knife at his throat.

— Shannon Celebi, Small Town Demons

We have placed such idolatrous faith in our ability to protect ourselves that we call it more courageous to die killing than to die loving.

— Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

Think about it. When you die you’ll be surrounded bu the people you killed. Who the hells goes around killing people they like? In the Afterdeath we’ll be surrounded by our enemies.

— Michael R. Fletcher, Beyond Redemption

Why we don’t feel sorry for killing thousands of mosquitoes every day? Are they useless or too many? We humans must realize it before it is too late.


…there was a difference between killing for nourishment and killing for curiosity or sport.

— Nenia Campbell, Black Beast

There are perhaps many causes worth dying for, but to me, certainly, there are none worth killing for.

— Albert Dietrich, Army GI, Pacifist CO: The World War II Letters of Frank and Albert Dietrich

No, she’s been killing me with kindness.” She pointed her finger in his face. “There’s a difference, and if you didn’t have her on a pedestal, you could tell the difference.

— Yawatta Hosby, Something’s Amiss

Your brother was a terrible traitor, I know, but if we start killing men at weddings they’ll be even more frightened of marriage than they are presently.

— George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

If a cavalcade of organized killing has nothing to teach us, I don’t know what does.

— James K. Morrow, The Eternal Footman

It is worthy of note that killing oneself and killing someone is not the same. For the former, one should lose one’s faith, for the latter, one should never have any.

— Igor Eliseev, One-Two

Killing of an innocent, alike killing of humanity.

— Azhar Sabri, Sarhad Ke Us Paar

Modern Humans have at least dealt out death fairly: We began our existence by killing each other.

— Mark Lynas, The God Species

The body tries to stop the mind from killing itself, no matter the cost. It is only the lack of strength, the fatigue that lets the jumpers fall at last.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Of Christmas Present

Men talk of killing time while time quietly kills them.

— Dion Boucicault

My father helped you with that. . that thing you do?” “Yes. Your father helped me with that peacemaking thing I do that keeps you happily killing for a living.

— G.A. Aiken, Supernatural

I was very sorry to hear about your losses. Your brother was a terrible traitor, I know, but if we start killing men at weddings they’ll be more frightened of marriage than they are presently. (Olenna Tyrell to Sansa Stark

— George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold

If I went on a killing spree that left thousands of people dead, I’d be branded as the worst kind of criminal. So why it is okay for the government to do exactly that?

— Michelle Templet

We have the power to build a new consensus, which rejects killing as a method for achieving results. And we can look forward to a time when the wholesale slaughter of animals in shelters is viewed as a cruel aberration of the past. We have a choice.

— Nathan Winograd

In the First World War, there was the sudden passion of nationalism, and the killing took place because of these emotions. But the Soviet case is different, because you had systematic murder, like the Holocaust.

— Ryszard Kapuscinski

Alcohol is good for killing microbes. It does mean that it also kills macrobes (human).

— Dr Sivakumar Gowder

You can never destroy the barbarian culture of hatred, violence, and death by killing barbarians. You have to destroy the philosophy that makes them barbarian.

— Debasish Mridha

But men often mistake killing and revenge for justice. They seldom have the stomach for justice.

— Robert Jordan

Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?

— Khalil Gibran

It was the first time I was ever in love, and I learned a lot. Before that I’d never even thought about killing myself.

— Steven Wright

If I can’t quite figure out what an ego is, all I have to do is look for the thing that’s killing itself in the very act of feeding itself.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

There’s only one way of escaping trouble; and that’s killing things.” Henry Higgins, Act V, Pygmalion

— George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion

There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for.

— Tom Robbins, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Most importantly, the epidemic was only news when it was not killing homosexuals. In this sense, AIDS remained a fundamentally gay disease, newsworthy only by the virtue of the fact that it sometimes hit people who weren’t gay

— Randy Shilts, And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

You are killing your life if you are not converting your time.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

I’m thinking of killing everyone whose name is a palindrome

— Dan Slott, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell

I don’t want any gay people hanging around me while I’m killing kids. I just don’t want to see it.

— Bill Hicks

I never for a moment considered killing myself, because it wouldn’t have achieved anything.

— Sebastian Faulks, Engleby

If you believe that the killing of innocent people is right, then you are not part of my future.

— King Abdullah II

God seemed to be having a hard time killing him, and he’d be damned if he was going to make the job easy for mere mortals

— Mario Puzo

Since I had a soft spot for zombies and my curiosity was killing me, I opted for plan Z.

— Darynda Jones, Fifth Grave Past the Light

We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.

— Jimmy Carter

Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism.

— Noam Chomsky

suicide is not just killing yourself, but the world outside

— Mayank Sharma

If the tranquillity is killing you, seek for the storm to save your life!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

When I was in my 20s it did occur to me that there was something perverted about an attitude that thought that killing somebody was a minor offence compared to kissing somebody.

— John McGahern

Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.

— Paulo Coelho, Aleph

The definition of black irony is Pro-lifers killing Doctors who do abortions

— Bill Hicks

…killing Dirk, killing anybody, was not going to change anything apart from Francisco’s f***ing ego, which was already large enough to house the world’s poor twice over, with a few million bourgeoisie in the spare-room.

— Hugh Laurie, The Gun Seller

Does it kill them? I don’t want to be killing Americans whatsoever, Jeffrey.

— Brad McKinniss, Beast Machine

Chess is all about getting the king into check, you see. It’s about killing the father. I would say that chess has more to do with the art of murder than it does with the art of war.

— Arturo Pérez-Reverte, The Flanders Panel

We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living.

— Omar N. Bradley

Guy of Gisborne: “I understand the king is winning, thanks be to God.” Robin Hood: “He’s killing more people.”Gisborne: “Is that not winning?”Robin: “Show me an argument ever settled with bloodshed, and then I’ll call it winning.

— BBC Robin Hood

In our racist, sexist society, Christmas is the 8 hours when we stop killing each other and gratutious over eating is encouraged so that the starving and other people in the world can die!

— Lloyd Kaufman

Stop blaming other people and circumstances for killing your dreams. The truth is; we tend to talk ourselves out of acting upon our dreams. Most dreams die of suicide, not murder.

— Steve Maraboli

If killing yourself is not an option anymore, you have to sink into the darkness instead, and make something out of it.

— Emma Forrest, Your Voice in My Head

Jefferson and Washington had no idea these idiots would exist, otherwise they would not have made killing illegal.

— Anonymous

And you’d think that killing people would make them like you, but it doesn’t. It just- it just makes them dead.

— Joe Walker

I only suggest to you: Will you dwell on killing this man? You wish for revenge? If you do, he has already killed you by slow poison. So, let it go. Why waste your time? His life will see to his death.

— Lloyd Alexander, The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio

Crime? What crime? … My killing a loathsome, harmful louse, a filthy old moneylender woman … and you call that a crime?

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

You think one’s any different from the next? I mean, when it comes right down to brass tacks, people killing each other since they figured out how, that’s all. Give them pretty names and numbers, but it’s all the same to the worms.

— Caitlín R. Kiernan, Threshold

The way he looked at you. I got it then. He loved you, and it was killing him. He won’t get over you, Clary, he can’t.

— Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits.

— William S. Burroughs

Time: no start no end, the most powerful force in nature, killing more people than 100 atomic bombs, generating thoughts & ideas. Devil&Good

— Rossana Condoleo

Studies by Medical Corps psychiatrists of combat fatigue cases … found that fear of killing rather than fear of being killed was the most common cause of battle failure and that fear of failure ran a strong second.

— S. L. A. Marshall

The focus of innovations and investments need to shift from slogging innovations like phone and, drone type innovations to solve real problems that are killing the inhabitants of the planet.

— Saurabh Gupta Earth5R

By four o’clock, I’ve discounted suicide in favor of killing everyone else in the entire world instead.

— Warren Ellis, Transmetropolitan, Vol. 3: Year of the Bastard

It couldn’t last. Everyone was just killing time. But if all they did was kill time, time would end up killing them.

— Michael Grant, Gone

A Woman Who loves you and really needs you in her life will always keep her eyes on you and always will make sure to keep you close to her not to ever let go. If she ever let you go. She never loved you. She was just killing her time

— Sami Abouzid

I want you to take away the hope because that’s the thing that’s killing me.

— Denis Leary

9/11 forced us to build another identity, to look deep and say who are we and what do we believe and is killing in the name of Islam part of that religion?No. No. No.

— Ruth Ahmed, When Ali Met Honour

I’m a man born to blood and pain, and peace would be a killing blow for me.

— Cedric Nye, Jango’s Anthem

But I don’t know what to him about the aftermath of killing a person. About how they never leave you.

— Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers for each rage leaves him less than he had been before-it takes something from him.

— Louis L’Amour

They have been taught nothing but destruction and learned nothing except that a man’s desires can be achieved simply by killing anybody who stands in his way.

— Wilbur Smith, The Leopard Hunts in Darkness

Harry looked at him and you could see the murder come in his face. … Harry didn’t say anything, but you could see the killing go out of his face and his eyes came open natural again.

— Ernest Hemingway, To Have and Have Not

When you’re reaching the end of the semester and you just wanna die. Coffin Making 101 is literally killing me.-Karen Quan and Jarod Kintz

— Karen Quan, liQUID PROse QUOtes

War, I thought, was the most negative aspect of male heterosexuality. If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars, because homosexual men would never kill other men, whereas heterosexual men love killing other men.

— Morrissey

I don’t like killing a girl, ” the Spaniard said.”God does it all the time; if it doesn’t bother Him, don’t let it worry you.

— William Goldman, The Princess Bride

I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me. Those seem to be the two choices. Everything else is just killing time.

— John Green

‘If life is pain, one could say that killing is an act of compassion. I look forward to my own death, you know. But dying is like losing you virginity. You can only do it once. I’m saving it for the right moment.’

— Amanda Steiger, Dark Geist

Thousands are killed and injured every year by teenagers driving too fast or under the influence of drugs and drink . . .others are killing [themselves] with alcohol or heroin overdoses.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

It’s like killing each other is the only thing we know how to do.

— Faith Erin Hicks, The Stone Heart

There’s only one way of escaping trouble; and that’s killing things.” Henry Higgins, Act V, Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw

— D.E. Ireland

Poe, come on. Don’t be like this.” She avoided his gaze, and that was killing him. He’d rather she yell at him than give him nothing at all.

— Yawatta Hosby, Something’s Amiss

You know what we have to do?”The Italian nodded. “I know.””You don’t look too happy about it.””Defacing a beautiful building is a crime.””But killing people is not?” Dee asked.”Well, people can always be replaced.

— Michael Scott, The Magician

Oh, my, god, we are in a killing room. This is just like an episode of Dexter! They are going to murder us!” Mia exclaimed as she started to cry.

— Andrea Heltsley, Dissolve

…….Love is such a biological feeling, which kills, without killing you biologically.

— Farooq A. Shiekh

What would killing the Elders result in?” “Panic? Fear? Three empty parking spaces in the Sanctuary?

— Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant

They’ll torture you for months before killing you if you run” Otis shrugged, as if this was an everyday occurrence.

— Heather Brewer, Twelfth Grade Kills

The only constant in our marriage is the edge of the cliff we’re hanging on to, killing time until we tire ourselves out and give in to our inevitable collapse.

— Elizabeth Flock, Sleepwalking in Daylight

The outcry against killing women, if you accept killing at all, is sheer sentimentality. Why is it worse to kill a woman than a man?

— George Orwell, As I Please: 1943-1945

I cannot separate the man you are now from the boy you were then, and it’s killing me. I wanted everything for you, son.I still do.

— Blake Crouch, Unconditional

It’s probably weird to think about an addiction like it’s a sentient being, but that’s how it feels. Like it’s something living inside you. Something you can’t get rid of because killing it means killing you.

— Ellen Hopkins, Identical

…I believe in a God of scandalous grace. I have pledged allegiance to a King who loved evildoers so much he died for them, teaching us that there is something worth dying for but nothing worth killing for.

— Shane Claiborne

I will follow anyoneAnd ask everyoneTo stand together as one nationAgainst the killing of innocent citizens

— Widad Akreyi

You think being dead inside is bad until someone brings you back to life and stabs you in the chest without the intention of killing you.

— Denice Envall

A great tragedy is occurring. Millions of people are dying prematurely. These people are killing themselves and they don’t even know it.

— Tim Loy

Is killing a known terrorist wrong? I ask this, did the terrorist allow any of his victims quarter? No, then allow him no quarter, and hoist the black flag.

— T.R. Wallace

Contaminated food is a major cause of diarrhea, substantially contributing to malnutrition and killing about 2.2 million people each year, most of them children.

— Gro Harlem Brundtland

Let me go!” she growls. “No.” “Let me fucking go, Colton.” Her voice is tiny, scared, vulnerable, and vehement. “You let go.” “Why?” A hitch in her voice. “Because holding on to it is killing you.

— Jasinda Wilder, Falling into You

Politics is killing religion. Religion has become a political tool of division rather than a divine tool of faith and unity. This attack of politics on religion is the real sin we are currently suffering from!

— Mahmoud Own

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him.

— Louis L’Amour

You are my world, my everything You stupid girl, you’re gonna be the death of me So let me go, just let me be You stupid girl, I love the way you’re killing me (killing me) You stupid girl (killing me) You stupid girl

— Framing Hanley

If peace can only come through killing someone, then I don’t want it.

— Hiro Mashima

Just because they didn’t know they were killing human beings doesn’t mean they weren’t killing human beings.

— Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game

I kill in my own time, ” he said. “In any case, killing unconscious people isn’t right.”“I can’t think of a more opportune time, ” said the Loremaster.

— Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

The internet is killing the art of writing. The big “publish” button begs you to publish even before you go back and make one single edit, and as if this was not enough, you have instant readers who praise your writing skills!-

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Rules meant order. Without them they’d be killing each other. It began with butting in, with parking in disabled spaces, with smoking in elevators. And it ended in murder.

— Louise Penny, A Rule Against Murder

And he goes around killing people?” said Mort. He shook his head. “There’s no justice.”Death sighed. No, he said… there’s just me.

— Terry Pratchett, Mort

… the best way of killing a rose is to force it open when it is still only the promise of a bud.

— José Saramago, The Cave

The reason you take antidepressants is to feel calm. And romantic love is not calm – it’s elation, it’s mood swings, and you’re killing all that when you take the drug.

— Helen Fisher

People talk about survival. What they mean is killing the other guy.

— Steven Ramirez, Tell Me When I’m Dead

Really now: If you can’t get me my newspaper on time, how can you expect me to refrain from killing people?

— Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Well you know it’s dangerous in politics, because especially in the Philippines there’s a lot of killing in politics.

— Manny Pacquiao

Sometimes the very things that we’re expending our lives to sustain are the very things that are killing our ability to live. And against our blind and frequently raging protests, these are the very things that God let’s die so that we can live.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.

— Herbert Hoover

Who set Rome on fire? The man we must admire. For killing his wife, and taking the life of mother and brother and so many others, while plucking his damnable lyre.

— Paul L. Maier, The Flames of Rome

If you believe Life is sacred, you must also believe unnecessary killing is sacrilege.

— Donald L. Hicks, Look into the stillness

History cannot be erased or altered.Because that would mean killing yourself.

— Haruki Murakami, 色彩を持たない多崎つくると、彼の巡礼の年

In starlit nights I saw you, So cruelly you kissed me.Your lips a magic world, Your sky all hung with jewels.The killing moonWill come too soon.

— Echo and the Bunnymen, Echo And The Bunnymen

Tobacco kills a lot of people, but cigarette vending machines are killing that woman by stealing her job.

— Otsuichi, Goth

I saw thousands of them. A sea of the dead that roared like an ocean! You would have heard them screaming toward you. It would have taken days to steer them away. Killing them? I don’t think killing them would have been possible.

— Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead, Vol. 27: The Whisperer War

A marching army first crushes the flowers before the enemy; but even before this, it crushes its own conscience! Conscience and killing cannot be together!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

They massacred the servants before killing my parents. I saw it all through a knothole in the wood. As I said, my eyes were better back then.

— J.R. Ward, Dark Lover

More. Give me more.I don’t know if you’re ready for this. He’s shirtless.You’re killing me. Is he built?Like a Greek god.Nooooo…..so unfair. I don’t have any hot neighbors, just acres and acres of corn fields.

— Sue Barr, Man of Her Dreams

How can a God who said, “Love your enemies” spend so much time killing His own?

— D.R. Silva

My mind is killing me”— The Glass Child, Stuck In My Mind

— Charlotte Eriksson

Here’s a thought. You answer what I ask and I keep not killing you.” – Antiope Flint – DREAMNASIUM

— Geoffrey Thorne

I decided that maybe we left each other alone too much. Leaving each other alone was killing us.

— Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

There were many, many debts to be paid before she left Rifthold and took back her throne. Starting now. Fortunate that she was in a killing sort of mood.

— Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows

If a creative person steals your idea, he’s killing his creative ability, if he steals your art, he’s killing his art, if he makes it available to the world, it won, t create de impact you could have created, because it wasn’t from the right source.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

I am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me.

— David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Being with boys is more dangerous for me than killing a cricket or having a bird fly into the house.

— Jandy Nelson

I would never dream of killing an excellent tailor, not even to keep a secret that could endanger my life.

— Charlie Huston, Sleepless

Can’t you see…The stars tonight Baby I’m sitting hereDying For your light You’re killing me With your lonely nights ………………Baby what elseYou’re trying to prove Lower your fence I made my first move Take me back to your arms Tonight………………….

— Sami Abouzid

Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.

— Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

Men make war to get attention. All killing is an expression of self-hate.

— Alice Walker

So long as governments set the example of killing their enemies, private individuals will occasionally kill theirs.

— Elbert Hubbard, Elbert Hubbard’s Scrap Book

The thought of killing myself had slowed me down to five miles per hour. The thought of killing someone else stopped me completely.

— David Sedaris, Naked

If someone was going to kill someone dear to you, and you could stop that person by killing them instead, would you kill them, knowing it was an effective way to save your loved one?

— A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

We must be content to grow slowly. Most of us will still barely be at the beginning of our recovery by the time we die. But that is better than killing ourselves pretending to be healthy.

— Simon Tugwell

You know, I preferred you as an evil monk. Would have made killing you a whole lot easier.

— Chris d’Lacey

Is adult amusement killing our children, or is killing our children amusing adults?

— Marilyn Manson

There are not so many murders in this township, I think to myself, and not so few policemen, that a killing should be treated like an old woman who has lost her cat.

— Jonny Steinberg, Thin Blue: The Unwritten Rules of Policing South Africa

No killing intention in a society of eternity.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

A terrorist is the most foolish and naïve. He is drunk with fixed false beliefs that killing his neighbors will result in going to heaven.

— Debasish Mridha

Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka.

— Jim Butcher, Changes

I couldn’t help thinking how well Cain had prospered after killing his brother: he founded the first city–and, although we don’t like to talk about it all that much, we are all his children.

— Philip Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families

Most people are so mind-bogglingly aggravating that it’s impossible to overreact to them, even if that means killing yourself.

— Maija Haavisto, The Atlas Moth

Mothers should negotiate between nations. Mothers of fighting countries would agree: Stop this killing now. Stop it now.

— Yoshikani Taki

What I think was hardest for me to realize was that he had tried each time to stop himself. He had killed animals, taking lesser lives to keep from killing a child

— Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

DWIGHT:Stay smart. Stay cool. It’s time to prove to you’re friends that you’re worth a damn. Sometimes that means dying. Sometimes it means killing a whole lot of people.

— Frank Miller, Sin City, Vol. 3: The Big Fat Kill

This obsession with leadership… It’s not neutral; it’s American, this idea of the heroic leader who comes in on a white horse to save the day. I think it’s killing American companies.

— Henry Mintzberg

Ad they entered Berlin, while still killing off the last of its German defenders, The Russians indulged in an orgy of rape and rage beyond the bounds of human Imagination. Over the course of ten days, about 130, 000 women were raped—

— Andrei Cherny, The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America’s Finest Hour

It is exactly the fear of revenge that motivates the deepest crimes, from the killing of the enemy’s children lest they grow up to play their own part, to the erasure of the enemy’s graveyards and holy places so that his hated name can be forgotten.

— Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

I turn and run, watching my feet trample a massacre of weeds. I mourn them. The only thing that grows is dandelions in the cracks of the sidewalk and we always end up killing them.

— Ellie Lieberman, Society’s Foundlings

I show how much of the wars of religion involved Catholics killing Catholics, Lutherans killing Lutherans, and Catholic-Protestant collaboration. (Page 10 The Myth of Religious Violence)

— William Cavanaugh

i am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me.those seem to be the two choices. everything else is just killing time.

— John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

My objection to the death penalty is based on the idea that this is a democracy, and in a democracy the government is me, and if the government kills somebody then I’m killing somebody.

— Steve Earle

I can tell you, Jay, nothing that happens in this life is worth killing yourself over. Time passes, and you can decide to change your future. You don’t let what some assholes say or do, direct you. In this life, it only matters what you do with it.

— Nicole Reed, Ruining Me

America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.

— Hunter S. Thompson

I have watched a lot of films… about war… but still I can’t understand what’s the purpose of war???Killing inocent people??About religion… so my god says that killing other people isn’t acceptable… but your is acceptable???WTF

— Deyth Banger

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.

— Omar Nelson Bradley

When your in pain you slowly killing your self but when your happy you are repairing the pain that slowly killing you

— Dondy Subingsubing

Why does anger makes people pretty? Rage doesn’t. Rage makes you ugly, but a little anger, that just seems to add spice. One of nature’s cruelties, or maybe it’s to keep us from killing each other more often.

— Laurell K. Hamilton, Incubus Dreams

But to the fighting soldier that phase of the war is behind. It was left behind after his first battle. His blood is up. He is fighting for his life, and killing now for him is as much a profession as writing is for me.

— Ernie Pyle

Murder is only killing in the wrong place.

— Pat Barker, The Ghost Road

From racial profiling and being pulled over just for ‘driving while black’ to this new phenomenon of killing unarmed people out of some preconceived idea of fear, our lives and our children’s lives are not being valued.

— Al Sharpton

I even believe if you’re killing a team, you shouldn’t stop. You should respect your opponents enough to play 100 percent the whole time. And by the same token, if you’re getting killed by the other team, you should never quit.

— Sue Wicks

every time this happensI see my fathermy brothermy would be sonI see myselfstop killing us

— R.H. Sin

Instead of killing and dying in order to produce the being that we are not, we have to live and let live in order to create what we are.

— Albert Camus

The place is also big enough. We could all live there without killing each other.” -Rhage”That depends more on your mouth than any floorplan.” -Phury

— J.R. Ward, Dark Lover

Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst.

— Alvar N. C. de Vaca

You’re killing me, little human.

— Shelly Crane, Altered

The cycle of life is death, decomposition and regeneration, and a person who wants to stop killing animals is actually anti-life because it’s only in death that life can be regenerated.

— Joel Salatin

Veganism is a brilliant approach for elevating human consciousness and avoiding the energy of death and degeneration associated with killing animals for food, which enters us when we eat their flesh and blood.

— Gabriel Cousens M.D., Conscious Parenting: The Holistic Guide to Raising and Nourishing Healthy, Happy Children

Let me tell you about gays in the military. I don’t want any gay people hanging around me while I’m killing kids. I just don’t want to see it.

— Bill Hicks

Time is that which man is always trying to kill but which ends in killing him.

— Herbert Spencer

Relationships are never complicated. You’re either together or you’re not. If someone says it’s complicated, it really just means someone’s killing time until something better comes along.

— Teresa Lo

Fun and killing ain’t synonyms to regular folks, Zeus.”.

— Shay Rucker, On the Edge of Love

Every time Nyx thought she’d gotten out of the business of killing boys, she shot another one.

— Kameron Hurley, Rapture

Not nearly as incredible as hearing you scream when you came. Good thing you took Cassie home. She might think I was killing you in here.””Oh, but what a way to go.

— Kallypso Masters, Nobody’s Hero

Plunder, ravage and kill; the secret works of the repugnant. Since the fall of man and brother killing brother, evil has owned the night.

— Dennis F. Larsen, The Living Hunger

Not living your life is just like killing yourself, only it takes longer.

— A.S. King, Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future

The Bible just said ‘Thou shalt not kill’, then told hundreds of stories of people killing each other and becoming heroes, like David with Goliath.

— John Marsden, Tomorrow, When the War Began

I took a heavenly ride through our silenceI knew the moment had arrivedFor killing the past and coming back to life”.

— Pink Floyd

I do not think we should be trying to save our freedom by killing the safeguards that keep our liberties.

— Eliot Engel

I’m very into Taylor Swift. From her music to her wardrobe, she is absolutely killing it. Also, she has adorable cats that I would love to pet.

— Connor Franta

Nothing prepares you for hiring a person whose only contribution to the workforce will be killing people!

— Taona Dumisani Chiveneko

In spite of my suffering, at the thought that I was sure to end up by killing myself, I cried aloud and burst into tears.

— Osamu Dazai, The Setting Sun

Let’s stand against the killing of innocent civilians. It is time to make the future better than today. Together we can bring peace and unity to our communities.

— Widad Akreyi

Even rational, data-driven scientists could be sent into prolonged states of hysteria when presented with evidence that their favorite foods might be killing them.

— T. Colin Campbell, Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

He couldn’t understand how he was awarded medals and honors for clubbing and bayoneting people, and be called a barbarian for killing seals.

— Geoff Butler, The Killick: A Newfoundland Story

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.

— Omar N. Bradley

They made burning statements with questions, and killing tools out of laughs. It was mass cruelty. A mood come alive. Words walking without master…

— Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

i am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me. those seem to be the two choices. everything else is just killing time.

— John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

You put the thing that does the killing between your teeth, but you never give it the power to kill you

— John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

You’re basically killing each other to see who’s got the better imaginary friend.

— Richard Jeni

Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war – for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I’d say we deserve ours more.

— John Lennon

By Identifying “SELF” as something you are just limiting it, killing the peace, love and harmony.

— Anowar Hossain

Unless they’re utterly heartless, people put a certain value on human life. It keeps us from killing each other off for no reason. But for leaders like you and me, a moral high ground is too absolute. There are choices to be made.

— Amanda Bouchet, A Promise of Fire

I can’t let the killing go on. No more death, not because of me. This is the only way. You and I both know it. Eio.

— Jessica Khoury, Origin

Otis! Will you PLEASE stop killing me!

— Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

The day you stop learning is the day you begin to die. Lack of knowledge is the fundamental principle for killing “alive and kicking” dreams.

— Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.

— Jimmy Carter

For those suggesting criticisms of drone kills should wait until the election: that’d be reasonable if he stops killing until the election.

— Glenn Greenwald

In our racist, sexist society, Christmas is the eight hours when we stop killing each other and gratuitous overeating is encouraged so that the starving and other people in the world can die!

— Lloyd Kaufman

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.

— Leo Tolstoy

Stop killing and wasting time. Get something done today

— Sunday Adelaja

You think that killing people will make them like you more, but it doesn’t, it just makes them dead.

— Joe Walker

Listen, I am someone who had chosen to earn their daily bread killing other people. I’m inclined to give people a bit of leeway when it comes to their actions and decisions.

— Jo Nesbø, Blood on Snow

That blasted family could never look at a living thing without wanting to make a profit out of it, preferably by killing it.

— Halldór Laxness, Independent People

We must define a story which encourages us to make use of the place where we live without killing it, and we must understand that the living world cannot be replicated.

— William Kittredge, Hole in the Sky: A Memoir

You are killing your life if you are just going through the traditions and routine of church services with no product to show for it.

— Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

Military people never seem to apologize for killing each other yet novelists feel ashamed for writing some nice inert paper book that is not certain to be read by anybody.

— Leonora Carrington, The Hearing Trumpet

Excessive religiosity is killing so many religious people knowingly or unknowingly

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah, Religion, Philosophy and life

There are enough cowards in the world without killing a brave creature for so little reason.

— Brian Jacques, Mossflower

No, war is never about killing the enemy. War is about remaking the world to suit the whims of some powerful group over the whims of some other powerful group. The dead are just the sparks that fly from the metal as they grind it down.

— David Wong, This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It

Taking your own life could become the ultimate failure, because you will be killing and closing the existing door to a chance that might have been waiting to lead you into another path.

— Archibald Marwizi, Making Success Deliberate

I do not have a problem with people killing themselves, as long as they took at least a hundred years to think about what they are about to do.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

You can’t talk about fucking in America, people say you’re dirty. But if you talk about killing somebody, that’s cool.

— Richard Pryor

A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.

— Leo Tolstoy

Ha!” cried Dr John contemptuously. “Magic! That is chiefly used for killing Frenchmen, is it not?

— Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Dad, how do soldiers killing each other solve the world’s problems?

— Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995: An Exhibition Catalogue

Reciting from rote seems a terrible way to honor the gods and a precise killing of the power of the words.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Pagan Standard Times: Essays on the Craft

The literal meaning of life is whatever you’re doing that prevents you from killing yourself.

— Albert Camus

When Morrigan and Brighid created Aerric, he had no need for emotions, he only needed to be a great warrior, and for thousands of years he was just that… the perfect killing machine.

— Brynn Myers, Redemption

There is a third choice besides being busy and killing time, something profound.

— James Rozoff

When words have vanished, when daily habits have extinguished emotional exchange, only killing silence remains and indifference takes over. ( “Words had disappeared” )

— Erik Pevernagie

Tell me, Peppone, what other talents do you have besides erasing undesirables?” “I enjoy a fair bit of sneaking, sir. I also enjoy pilfering and killing as a professional courtesy.” “What a delightfully horrid urchin you are.” “Thank you, sir.

— Michelle Franklin, The Ship’s Crew: A Marridon Novella

I couldn’t just start killing people. That wasn’t really my thing.

— H.D. Smith, Dark Forsaken

My mother and father had a terrible marriage. They celebrated their wedding anniversary one year with their friends. Why did they celebrate? Maybe because they had lasted so many years without killing each other.

— Marina Abramovic

[Taliban spokesman on Malala Yousafzai]Malala Yousafzai targeted and criticized Islam. She was against Islam and we tried to kill her, and if we get a chance again we will definitely try to kill her, and we will feel proud killing her.

— Shahidullah Shahid

No one in this world can starve n die.. One who does, had died much before then… Never give money to beggars and specially children on street… By giving them money, Either u would be killing them or helping them in dieing (indirectly)…

— honeya

My arms are killing me. I didn’t know words could be so heavy.

— Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

It´s a metaphor: you see, you put the killing thing right between your teeth, you just don’t give it the power to do it’s killing.

— John Green

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

And I’m dying to know, is it killing you like it’s killing me? And the story of us looks a lot like a tragedy now.

— Taylor Swift

People who wouldn’t dream of drowning a puppy in a barrel full of water think nothing of killing a fish the same slow way.

— Karen Traviss, Matriarch

Think twice before you try to convince someone by killing the truth.

— Mohith Agadi

I’m killing time and it’s dying hard.

— Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

I wonder if killing yourself is the only thing you can control in your entire life, and that’s why it’s a sin. Because you’re beating God at his own game.

— Pete Wentz, Gray

America…just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable

— Hunter S. Thompson

My heart is breaking, ” she says. “I want to be strong for you right now but the thought of you leaving is killing me inside.

— Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.

— Don Herold

That was his mother. When she wasn’t crying over the breakfast cereal, she was laughing about killing herself.

— Nick Hornby, About a Boy

I’d long thought that a surfeit of sensitivity could be a killing thing, too much insight malignant in its own right. The best survivors–there are studies that show it–are those blessed with an inordinate ability to deny. And keep on marching.

— Jonathan Kellerman, Blood Test

One sin seldom mentioned is that of killing time.

— Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.

— Dion Boucicault

No major war or act of mass killing in the twentieth century began without the aggressors or perpetrators first claiming innocence and victimhood.

— Timothy Snyder, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

The U.S. couldn’t even get rid of Saddam Hussein. And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad. They’ll be killing each other again in less than a year. I’m sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits.

— Bill Gates

Throughout world history, all freedom has been no more than repetitious abolishment of what has already been abolished. There is no end to the killing of weeds.

— Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros

We’d spent maybe ten minutes together, during which time I’d accidentally swung a sword at her, she’d saved my life, and I’d run away chased by a band of supernatural killing machines. You know, your typical chance meeting.

— Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

The New York Daily News suggested that my biggest war crime was not killing myself like a gentleman. Presumably Hitler was a gentleman.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Mother Night

The time I kill is killing me.

— Mason Cooley

It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.

— Emil M. Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

The silence was killing me.And that’s all there ever was. Silence. It was all I knew. Keep quiet. Pretend nothing had happened, that nothing was wrong. And look how well that was turning out.

— J. Lynn, Wait for You

jan was an excellent fuck…she had a tight pussy and she took it like it was a knife that was killing her.

— Charles Bukowski, Factotum

When you judge your art with number of likes you get in response to it, you’re killing the artist within, and giving rise to an entertainer.

— Sameer Khan, Eerie Edges

Women!” he muttered. “Can’t live with ’em, can’t escape even by killing ’em.

— Naomi Kramer, DEAD[ish]

I suppose that saves us from having to determine what to do with a butler who goes around killing people. It certainly reflects badly upon our domestic staff. Still, I shall miss him. There was a man who knew how to brew a good cup of tea.

— Gail Carriger, Timeless

Zen is a double-edged sword, killing words and thoughts, yet at the same time, giving them life. Although beyond human intellect and philosophy, Zen is their root and source.

— Masao Abe

Just my luck: My bloodthirsty killing machine was better with both kids and women than I was.

— Mark L. Van Name

Her hand drifted over his left nipple, and one of her fingers moved, sending lightning straight down to his groin. She was killing him, but he’d be damned if he moved one tiny inch. And if he was really, really lucky, she’d do it again.

— Kathy Lyons, The Bear Who Loved Me

Terry loved candlelight dinners and red wine. It was a nice contrast from work.And killing people.

— Jonas Eriksson, Everyday Psychopaths

The Church really does not know what [peace and justice] mean apart from the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth. After all, Pilate permitted the killing of Jesus in order to secure both peace and justice (Roman style) in Judea.

— Stanley Hauerwas, Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony

What you love too violently finishes by killing you.

— Guy de Maupassant

After killing the red-haired man, I took myself off to Quinn’s for an oyster supper.

— Michael Cox, The Meaning of Night

For you it may be enjoyable to betraying but do you know you are killing one innocent person who trusted on you.So keep it mind your enjoy is not free.Someone paid for your fun by His/Her life

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

Mortals are easily tempted to pinch the life out of their neighbor’s buzzing glory, and think that such killing is no murder.

— George Eliot, Middlemarch

I’ve brought you something to wear over your dress and I do not want to hear your views on killing animals to provide coats for the wealthy. I have it on the best authority that these ermine committed suicide.

— Ann Cristy, Torn Asunder

I could tell you it’s the heart, but what is really killing him is loneliness. Memories are worse than bullets.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Hope is a fine killing thing.

— Kirryn Lia Todd, Bruised Opulence

Two men. I had just killed two men. A killing machine, I hadn’t even hesitated. Fear and rage settled deep in my chest, forming a layer of ice around my heart.

— Maria V. Snyder, Poison Study

You know, you remind me of my younger brother. I miss that kid, so much that I sometimes regret killing him.

— Jack Kilborn, Serial Uncut: Extended Edition

She’d gotten through the entire evening without killing anyone. Lieutenant Eve Dallas, cop to the bone, figured the restraint showed enormous strength of character.

— J.D. Robb

I see Atheists are fighting and killing each other again, over who doesn’t believe in any God the most. Oh, no..wait.. that never happens.

— Ricky Gervais

Unhappiness is in not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.

— Don Herold

I’ll stop eating steak when you stop killing spiders.” Absurdity: comparing cows to spiders. Arachnids are pure evil. They’re like a cigarette manufacturer or a terrorist. They’re organized religion on eight legs.

— Davey Havok, Pop Kids

Sometimes God seems to be killing us when He is actually saving us.

— Jen Pollock Michel, Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition & the Life of Faith

I’m quite certain offering to carry out a contract killing violates at least two of Emily Post’s etiquette rules.”–Sloane Barrett, Killer Curves

— Naima Simone, Killer Curves

I never read to kill time. Killing time is like killing someone’s wife or a child. There is nothing more precious for me than time.

— Stanisław Lem

Nature is a dream state at this point, that we almost don’t have a real relationship to it unless it’s people living off the land and killing our own food and going for it.

— Catherine Opie

Time is a thief. A killer. Time is killing him.

— Laura Kreitzer, Burning Falls

The thought of youbeing with someone else isliterally killing me.And you couldn’t care less. BecauseI am just one of the writhing bodiesthat ruined your bed sheets.

— Sade Andria Zabala

Our practice rather than being about killing the ego is about simply discovering our true nature.

— Sharon Salzberg, A Heart as Wide as the World: Stories on the Path of Lovingkindness

Work is the best method devised for killing time.

— William Feather

I persuaded him to throw the dirk away and it was as easy as persuading a child to give up some bright fresh new way of killing itself.

— Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

No one knows if I’m dying to laugh or to crySo my verse hasthis almost imperceptible thrillLife is sad, the world is crazy!Not worth killing yourself for itNot for anyoneFor no loveLife goes on, indifferently!

— Mario Quintana

She crooned in his head. Honey, I’m so proud of you for not killing anybody.His gaze flashed to hers, and that flat, assessing expression vanished as he laughed. Squeezing her fingers, he told her, Week’s not over yet.

— Thea Harrison, Dragos Goes to Washington

Nay, father. Some of us have been killing giants today and aren’t in the mood to have a tea party.- Thor, God of Thunder

— Matt Fraction, Thor: Ages of Thunder

America was cool with Saddam Hussein when he was killing Iranians.

— Henry Rollins

Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.

— Bertrand Russell

Killing yourself slowly is still killing yourself. Wanting to die is not the same as wanting to come home. Recovery is hard work. Not wanting to die is hard work.

— Blythe Baird, Give Me a God I Can Relate To

In starlit nights I saw you, So cruelly you kissed me.Your lips a magic world, Your sky all hung with jewels.The killing moonWill come too

— Echo and the Bunnymen, Echo And The Bunnymen

I’m tired of your revenge, your anger, your hate. The war is killing you.

— Sally Green, Half Lost

It is not the pain from the present that is killing you, but all your repressed feelings from the past that adds weight to it.

— Linda Alfiori, The Art of Loving Again: How to More Intelligently Start Again After a Breakup, Divorce and the Death of a Loved One

I’m killing time while I wait for life to shower me with meaning and happiness.

— Bill Watterson

That’s enough crying about the problems, let’s begin killing the problems.

— Amit Kalantri

It is preposterous to think that we are peaceful when every day we spend more money to built killing machine than to educate our children.

— Debasish Mridha

Tiago turned to survey the large, crowded ballroom. “Good job not killing anybody.””That’s what Pia said, ” Dragos told him. “Night’s not over yet.

— Thea Harrison, Dragos Goes to Washington

I want to kiss you so very badly, Rose. But I can’t. And its killing me”-Mr. Stone

— Kate Bloomfield, Alpha Girl

We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap.

— Anthony Hopkins

This planet is dying. The human rase is killing it. …If the Earth dies, you die. If you die, the Earth survives.

— Arthur Tofte

This is the patent age of new inventions for killing bodies, and for saving souls. All propagated with the best intentions.

— Lord Byron

I’d be lying if I said killing off characters wasn’t therapeutic in some way.

— Eliza Green

You’re late.””Sorry. I was busy talking about my feelings and killing people.

— Jennifer Estep, Spider’s Bite

No religion has mandated killing others as a requirement for its sustenance or promotion.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Because his killing is not a passion of the moment but a compelling urge that has been growing within him sometimes for years, he has completely amalgamated this practice into his lifestyle.

— Joel Norris, Serial Killers

We have been brainwashed into craving a diet that is killing us. What we believe tastes good is generally what we have been socially conditioned to enjoy.

— Jane Velez-Mitchell

A phased decision can avoid there being a key moment when the moral issue about killing civilians has to be confronted.

— Jonathan Glover

It’s like we’ve been living in two different cities. You up here in all this marbled comfort, and me down there, killing myself in slow motion.

— Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

Maybe. But I was always fond of killing assholes. And you’re at the top of the list.

— Nashoda Rose, Perfect Ruin

Normally ghosts didn’t scare him. (Assuming, of course, Gaea hadn’t encased them in shells of stone and turned them into killing machines. That had been a new one for him.)

— Rick Riordan, The Blood of Olympus

Grief—in all of its agony—burrowed deep into her essence, its serrated edges killing her piece by piece.

— R. W. Patterson, Dark Night of the Soul: In the darkest of moments…a sacrifice to end a life…a rescue to save a soul.

Let judges secretly despair of justice: their verdicts will be more acute. Let generals secretly despair of triumph killing will be defamed. Let priests secretly despair of faith: their compassion will be true.

— Leonard Cohen

For he did not seem to know any way to do a person a kindness but by killing him.

— Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger

It’s not wrong to hustle hustlers. It’s like killing murderers, a public service. -Damon Salvatore

— L.J. Smith, Moonsong

The joy of killing! the joy of seeing killing done – these are traits of the human race at large.

— Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

Once you say that you are perfect, it actually means you are dead, because you are killing the opportunity to improve and grow.


There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people.

— Howard Zinn

If you are not a Conchie, what are you man?’ demanded the Major.After some moments’ thought, Francis said, ‘I am a human being who does not believe in killing my fellow man for insufficient reason.

— Theresa Breslin, Remembrance

It felt odd to have interrupted the life of someone she knew nothing about, to kill someone she had only just met, as though killing needed intimacy, deep knowledge of the other, to make it all right.

— Pamela Freeman, Blood Ties

In modern fantasy (literary or governmental), killing people is the usual solution to the so-called war between good and evil.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

Try to avoid getting involved with somebody who’s gonna need killing before it’s over. It may seem to you that that narrows the field somewhat, but be diligent.

— Jill Conner Browne, The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love

Suicide is a permanent answer to a temporary problem.” They say, it’s not an “answer” in any way. Taking your own life is SE Self Execution, many have said that’s a terrible name. I ask should killing yourself sound good?

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

Honor is not in killing love. Rather, honor is in giving birth to love, in being the cupid in a love story.

— Rishiraj Sen

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

— Albert Einstein

The malaria parasite has been killing children and sapping the strength of whole populations for tens of thousands of years. It is impossible to calculate the harm malaria has done to the world.

— Bill Gates

The good times are killing me

— Modest Mouse

There’s always someone’s father, someone’s mother, someone’s wife, someone’s son. This is the problem with killing and eating people. One of the problems.

— Glen Duncan, The Last Werewolf

Eleanor had never thought about killing herself – ever – but she thought a lot about stopping.

— Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Being a critic is a terrific method for killing your love of art

— David Toop

Think about the whole Biblical story of Mary. She wakes up and sees something with a lion, eagle, and human face that wants to inseminate her with the Holy Seed. She’s practically a saint just for not killing herself on the spot.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Flies to Wanton Boys

I guess it’s the same way trees grow around the very vines that are killing them, so they’re strangled and sustained all at once. After a long time, even pain can be a comfort.

— Lauren Oliver, Rooms

The only way to the top is killing and greed. Okay, I’m kidding. But killing helps.

— Douglas Coupland, JPod

We only realize what happiness is about, after it has slammed the door to our inattention; and killing silence has deafened the tunefulness of our life. (“Happy days are back again”)

— Erik Pevernagie

i am constantly torn between killing myself and killing everyone around me. those seem to be the two choices. everything else is just killing time

— John Green, Will Grayson, Will Grayson

There is no honour in battle, Dogalas. Men killing men…..no honour. Honour is doing a noble deed and living to tell about it.” He glanced over at him. “Remember that.

— Matia ben Ephraim, The Wizard of Kharathad

What kids are doing are killing themselvesThey feel they have no control of their prisoner’s cellAnd if you’re one of them then you’re one of meAnd you would do almost anything just to feel free…- From the song Fake You Out

— Twenty one pilots

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.

— Jimmy Carter, The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

If everyone in the world sat quietly at the same time, closed their eyes and concentrated as hard as they could on peace and goodwill, all the killing and cruelty in the world would continue. And probably increase.

— George Carlin