Violence Quotes

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The most insidious influence on the young is not violence, drugs, tobacco, drink or sexual perversion, but our pursuit of the trivial and our tolerance
Eric Anderson

'A lot of people in the movie industry tend to run and hide from it like ostriches. Movie industry people are definitely in denial right now, but you do become desensitized to violence when you see it on the screen so often. Let's face it, violence exists for one reason in movies, and that's to get an effect, create an emotion, sell tickets.'
- on the link between movies and school violence.
Madeleine Stowe

Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence.
Albert Camus

Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.
Pope John Paul II

We are meeting here to put an end to this cycle [of violence], to put things back in order and to put the wheel of peace on the right track. The task is very great, but our hopes are greater.
Hosni Mubarak

In violence, we forget who we are
Mary McCarthy

Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
Mahatma Ghandi

There's more violence in one football game than there is in an entire hockey season, and nobody ever talks about that.
Keith Allen

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
Roger Kahn

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell

Answer violence with violence. If one of us falls today, five of them must fall tomorrow.
Evita Peron

Television nearly always showed the bandits in masks and using violence, but I wanted to go about it in a kind and gentle way.
Peggy Barlow

I did not enjoy the violence of boxing so much as the science of it.
Nelson Mandela

We are grateful to him for the tireless and difficult work he carried out unstintingly against all forms of totalitarianism, violence, oppression and moral degradation, all in the name of the values of the Catholic Church, which are the supreme values of human dignity and solidarity. [on Pope John Paul II]
Silvio Berlusconi

I say violence is necessary. It is as American as cherry pie.
Hubert Geroid Brown

Violence does even justice unjustly.
Thomas Carlyle

American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.
Katherine Dunn

The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.
Hugh Latimer

Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In Genesis, seeing the world filled with violence, God decided to drown all mankind except Noah's family. But because that family carried the same genes as those who had drowned, violence continued unabated.
Robert Davis

It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.
Hannah Arendt

Football, wherein is nothing but beastly fury and extreme violence, whereoth proceedeth hurt, and consequently rancour and malice do remain with them that be wounded.
Phillip Stubbes

I'm a little foolhardy. Dangers of violence - rape, murder - are less frightening than making a living at fashion photography.
Diane Arbus

Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence.
Jim Morrison

The reality is that if you look at Barcelona tonight they had no yellow cards, Bayern Munich had no yellow card, Liverpool had no yellow card, Valencia had no yellow cards, Roma had no yellow cards but Chelsea have four. Do you think it is violence?
Jose Mourinho

Violence and smut are of course everywhere on the airwaves. You cannot turn on your television without seeing them, although sometimes you have to hunt around.
Dave Barry

Business is the art of extracting money from another man's pocket without resorting to violence.
Max Amsterdam

A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class shatters the authority of another.
James MacGregor Burns

The FA have given me a pat on the back. I've taken violence off the terracing and onto the pitch.
Vinny Jones

I ain't never liked violence.
Sugar Ray Robinson

Keep violence in the mind
Where it belongs (Barefoot in the Head)
Brian Aldiss

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
Mahatma Gandhi

...an innings of neurotic violence, of eccentric watchfulness, of brainless impetuosity and incontinent savagery - it was an extraordinary innings, a masterpiece and it secured the Ashes for England [on Pietersen's Ashes winning innings, 2005]
Simon Barnes

Francesco Damiani punches with all the violence and bad intentions of Mahatma Gandhi.
Jerry Izenberg

One of the main purveyors of violence in this world has been this country [America].
Danny Glover

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.
Martin Luther King Jr

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

It [violence] is as American as cherry pie.
H Rap Brown

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict - alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.
Dorothy Thompson

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
Plutarch

Violence is my last option.
Chuck Norris

'Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all. We do not want this war, this violence...and we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.'
Natalie Maines

People are disturbed enough by serial killers, but the whole notion of female violence, particularly maternal violence - the idea of mothers who kill - really unnerves people.
Caleb Carr

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.
Mahatma Gandhi

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Isaac Asimov

I like to behave in an extremely normal, wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence, terror, sex and death.
Courtney Love

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
Alice Walker

Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
Albert Schweitzer

It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily.
Martin Scorsese



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