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1. "Notre amour sans doute était toujours là, mais, simplement, il était inutilisable, lourd à porter, inerte en nous, stérile comme le crime ou la condamnation. Il n'était plus qu'une patience sans avenir et une attente butée."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "Gavin's reply was almost too soft to be heard. "That's a crime." "Pardon? What is?" "That you don't get to handle wood as often as you'd like." "Sorry?" Derrick blinked in confusion, missing the innuendo entirely for a split second before his brain made the connection."
Author: Amelia C. Gormley
3. "We are a god- fearing nation of forgivers. You may have bombed our hotels & killed our people, we will still not hang you. If we cannot give life, who are we to take one? No matter how heinous the crime, we do not judge. We live & let live."
Author: Andy Paula
4. "The British bombing of Caen beginning on D-Day in particular was stupid, counter-productive and above all very close to a war crime."
Author: Antony Beevor
5. "Do you know, Watson," said he, "that it is one of the curses of a mind with a turn like mine that I must look at everything with reference to my own special subject. You look at these scattered houses, and you are impressed by their beauty. I look at them, and the only thought which comes to me is a feeling of their isolation and of the impunity with which crime may be committed there."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
6. "How is it right to slip free of an old skin and walk away from the scene of the crime? We came, we saw, we took away and we left behind, we must be allowed our anguish and our regrets."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
7. "Bigamy is the only crime where two rites make a wrong."
Author: Bob Hope
8. "In my view, there is nothing more vicious and outrageous than the abuse, exploitation and harm of the most vulnerable members of our society, and I firmly believe that our nation's laws and resources need to reflect the seriousness of these terrible crimes."
Author: Bob Ney
9. "Eating is not a crime. It's not a moral issue. It's normal. It's enjoyable. It just is."
Author: Carrie Arnold
10. "It is a considerable point in all good legislation to determine exactly the credibility of witnesses and the proofs of a crime. Every reasonable man, everyone, that is, whose ideas have a certain interconnection and whose feelings accord with those of other men, may be a witness. The true measure of his credibility is nothing other than his interest in telling or not telling the truth; for this reason it is frivolous to insist that women are too weak [to be good witnesses], childish to insist that civil death in a condemned man has the same effects as a real death, and meaningless to insist on the infamy of the infamous, when they have no interest in lying."
Author: Cesare Beccaria
11. "For every crime that comes before him, a judge is required to complete a perfect syllogism in which the major premise must be the general law; the minor, the action that conforms or does not conform to the law; and the conclusion, acquittal or punishment. If the judge were constrained, or if he desired to frame even a single additional syllogism, the door would thereby be opened to uncertainty."
Author: Cesare Beccaria
12. "The Master said, Guide the people by law, aline them by punishment; they may shun crime, but they will want shame. Guide them by mind, aline them by courtesy; they will learn shame and grow good."
Author: Confucius
13. "We laugh at sheep because sheep just follow the one in front. We humans have out-sheeped the sheep, because at least the sheep need a sheep dog to keep them in line. Humans keep each other in line. And they do it by ridiculing or condemning anyone who commits the crime, and that's what it's become, of being different."
Author: David Icke
14. "I come from New York originally, but Californians have been wonderful about animals. These animals are so nice and so good and so sweet and intelligent. It's a crime not to help them."
Author: Dick Van Patten
15. "Versatility is one of the few human traits which are universally intolerable. You may be good at Greek and good at painting and be popular. You may be good at Greek and good at sport, and be wildly popular. But try all three and you're a mountebank. Nothing arouses suspicion quicker than genuine, all-round proficiency." Kate thought. "It needs an extra gift for human relationships, of course; but that can be developed. It's got to be, because stultified talent is surely the ultimate crime against mankind. Tell your paragons to develop it: with all those gifts it's only right they should have one hurdle to cross." "But that kind of thing needs co-operation from the other side," said Lymond pleasantly. "No. Like Paris, they have three choices." And he struck a gently derisive chord between each. "To be accomplished but ingratiating. To be accomplished but resented. Or to hide behind the more outré of their pursuits and be considered erratic but harmless."
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
16. "Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
17. "Oh words, what crimes are committed in your name?~Jack or The Submission"
Author: Eugène Ionesco
18. "In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone."
Author: Geoffrey Fisher
19. "Ok. Listen. I not know where all you morons come from but holy water no hurt Bigfoot. Garlic and Crucifix also no. Fire, Pitchfork, Silver Bullet OK. Cryptonite do nothing. It not even real. Please stop sending letters asking "What you vulnerability? What Bigfoot?" Like I tell. What next me bank account number? Why not you invest time in moving out of parent basement? Maybe have sex or something. Yes I be talking to you Steve. Youuu! Stalking is a crime Steve."
Author: Graham Roumieu
20. "Adults...struggle desperately with fiction, demanding constantly that it conform to the rules of everyday life. Adults foolishly demand to know how Superman can possibly fly, or how Batman can possibly run a multibillion-dollar business empire during the day and fight crime at night, when the answer is obvious even to the smallest child: because it's not real."
Author: Grant Morrison
21. "I've been to Delhi, Madras, Bangalore and a lot of other cities, but I have never seen a crime set-up like that in Bombay."
Author: Gregory David Roberts
22. "Probabilmente la nostra vita è iniziata nell'oceano. Circa quattro milioni di anni fa. Probabilmente vicino a fonti di calore come i vulcani sommersi. Poi, cinquecento milioni di anni fa, o forse poco più, gli organismi hanno cominciato a vivere anche sulla terra. [...] Ma in un certo senso si può dire che anche se abbiamo abbandonato il mare dopo milioni d'anni di vita nelle sue profondità, l'oceano è rimasto dentro di noi. Quando una donna porta in grembo un bambino, lo fa crescere nell'acqua, e l'acqua nel suo corpo è quasi identica a quella del mare, contiene quasi la stessa quantità di sali. La donna crea un piccolo oceano nel proprio corpo. Ma non solo. Il nostro sangue e il sudore hanno quasi la stessa composizione dell'acqua di mare. Portiamo oceani dentro di noi, nel nostro sangue e nel nostro sudore. E con le nostre lacrime, piangiamo oceani. (Shantaram, pag. 465)"
Author: Gregory David Roberts
23. "The trial organized with U.N. participation of some kind will be for crimes committed by Khmer Rouge leaders from 1975 to 1979. That's it."
Author: Hun Sen
24. "I can provide a witness who didn't see me at the scene of the crime. That witness can also prove they didn't see me anywhere else either, thus showing that I didn't exist at that moment in time."
Author: Jarod Kintz
25. "SolitudeThere is a charm in Solitude that cheersA feeling that the world knows nothing ofA green delight the wounded mind endearsAfter the hustling world is broken offWhose whole delight was crime at good to scoffGreen solitude his prison pleasure yieldsThe bitch fox heeds him not -- birds seem to laughHe lives the Crusoe of his lonely fieldsWhich dark green oaks his noontide leisure shields"
Author: John Clare
26. "I have committed another crime, Hadley,' he said. 'I have guessed the truth again."
Author: John Dickson Carr
27. "Tomorrow at 7, I shall be shot; but I am innocent of the crime of rebellion. I am going to die with a tranquil conscience."
Author: José Rizal
28. "Dean coughed helpfully. Somewhere in the cough was the word "persuasion." He was throwing Mo a lifeline.Mo preferred to go down. "I haven't actually read any Austen. I'm more into mysteries, crime fiction, courtroom stuff." This was disappointing, but not damning. On the other hand it was a failing; on the other, manfully owned up to. If only Mo had stopped there."I don't read much women's stuff. I like a good plot," he said.Prudie finished her drink and set her glass down so hard you could hear it hit. "Austen can plot like a son of a bitch," she said. "Bernadette, I believe you were telling us about your first husband.""I could start with my second. Or the one after that," Bernadette offered. Down with plot! Down with Mo!"
Author: Karen Joy Fowler
29. "A highly placed con man does more harm to society than a stone cold killer. Perhhaps not to the single victem who's dead after his crime, but to thousands, perhaps tens of thousands. And they might have lunch with the president. [...] Many con men--and women--and women are professional polititians. These people, elected or appointed, envy power and they are addicted to it. They use it to shield their actions"
Author: Kate Gordon
30. "You're taking classes? That's great. Crime scene etiquette, perhaps?"
Author: Kim Harrison
31. "It is shocking how many crimes the Bible contains. The Governor's wife should cut them all out and paste them into her scrapbook."
Author: Margaret Atwood
32. "A traitor commits his crime but once. The rest/is retribution."
Author: Marie Howe
33. "It was a white-collar crime."Illium gave her an odd look. "In the human world, such crimes are lightly punished, though they harm hundreds, leading some to choose death out of despair, while the man who beats a single person is considered the worse criminal."
Author: Nalini Singh
34. "And for any victim of a violent crime, when you actually get to go in and realize and see their faces and know that they can't hurt you any more, there is no feeling like that. It finally frees you from a lot of demons."
Author: Patty Hearst
35. "No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined."
Author: Paul Gallico
36. "I wrapped my arms around his neck and pulled him closer. I didn't care that we were out in public. I didn't care that he was Moroi. All that mattered was that he was Adrian, my Adrian. My match. My partner in crime."
Author: Richelle Mead
37. "I can not, therefore, see how this can be imputed as a crime, or how any of the king's ministers can be blamed for his doing what the public has no concern in; for if the public be well and faithfully served it has no business to ask by whom."
Author: Robert Walpole
38. "To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime."
Author: Romain Rolland
39. "Failure is not a crime. The crime is not trying."
Author: Ron Dellums
40. "Illegal is not a race, it is a crime."
Author: Russell Pearce
41. "I decided to coin the term 'cosy crime noir' for Brighton Belle. That is 'cosy crime' for today's sensibilities because there is that slightly edgy element to it."
Author: Sara Sheridan
42. "Whistle-blowing and publishing should not be seen as a crime, and certainly not as terrorism."
Author: Sarah Harrison
43. "The story about Bessie Goldberg that I heard from my parents was that a nice old lady had been killed down the street and an innocent black man went to prison for the crime. Meanwhile--unknown to anyone--a violent psychopath named Al was working alone at our house all day and probably committed the murder. In our family this story eventually acquired the tidy symbolism of a folk tale. Roy Smith was a stand-in for everything that was decent but utterly defenseless. Albert DeSalvo, of course, was a stand-in for pure random evil."
Author: Sebastian Junger
44. "I suppose the mothers of most twelve-year-old boys live with the uneasy conviction that their sons are embarked upon a secret life of crime."
Author: Shirley Jackson
45. "History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." --- Edward Gibbon"
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
46. "Sometimes love can be both the punishment and the crime."
Author: Steve Maraboli
47. "Where you have the most armed citizens in America, you have the lowest violent crime rate. Where you have the worst gun control, you have the highest crime rate."
Author: Ted Nugent
48. "Everyone has an effect on others. Some people inspire others to do great things. Some take people into crime with them. Those with the gift affect those around them even more."
Author: Terry Goodkind
49. "Não demonstres de mais, se não queres contradizer-te. Não queiras saber de mais, se queres saber alguma coisa. O limite da razão é o silêncio. Como o da luz é a cegueira. Ou o da justiça, o crime. Ou do amor, a servidão ou a imbecilidade."
Author: Vergílio Ferreira
50. "When a man does wrong, he should do all the wrong he can; it is madness to stop half-way in crime!"
Author: Victor Hugo

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