Quotes and Sayings about Violence



"So, these political activities will create friction in and of themselves, and in this environment of friction there'll be additional violence."
- John Abizaid
(Related: Environment, Violence, Will)

"I think you will see a lot of strains develop in the political process that will result in violence everywhere in the country - but it's controllable, it's workable and it will lead to a much better future for these people."
- John Abizaid
(Related: People, Country, Future, Result, Violence, Will)

"Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Force, Justice, Violence)

"I have never been attracted to any kind of violence."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Violence)

"Passion is all but soft, it's not tender, it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Passion, Pleasure, Violence)

"Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Violence)

"Keep violence in the mind where it belongs."
- Brian Aldiss
(Related: Mind, Violence)

"I don't think violence on film breeds violence in life. Violence in life breeds violence in films."
- Robert Aldrich
(Related: Life, Film, Violence)

"Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Age, Experience, Women, Children, Victims, Violence, Will)

"I will also continue to fight to provide better economic security for victims of domestic violence."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Fight, Security, Victims, Violence, Will)

"This October, we renew the fight against domestic violence and abuse in America. Together, we can eliminate domestic violence from homes across the country and ensure that our children grow up in healthy, peaceful communities."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Abuse, America, Children, Country, Fight, October, Violence)

"All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Death, End, Freedom, Interest, Justice, Loyalty, Violence, Writing)

"Violence is the first refuge of the violent."
- Aaron Allston
(Related: First, Violence)

"The violence betwen women is unbelievable. Women try to make each other crawl so that their knees are bleeding."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Women, Violence)

"For me, the toughest thing for kids to deal with is when the parents are fighting. It's not violence on them - it's the feeling of violence in the family."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Family, Feeling, Fighting, Kids, Parents, Violence)

"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
(Related: Power, Jeopardy, Opposites, Rules, Violence)

"The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Revolution, Reputation, Violence)

"One thing, however, I know with certainty: violence, or the direct threat of violence, of the kind we have seen in the past few days, is totally unjustified as a response to any published word or image."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Past, Violence, Word)

"But transitions from the politics of violence to democratic compromise are always messy."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Politics, Compromise, Violence)

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Violence)

"That's all nonviolence is - organized love."
- Joan Baez
(Related: Love, Nonviolence)

"The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence."
- Joan Baez
(Related: Violence)

"Nonviolence is a flop. The only bigger flop is violence."
- Joan Baez
(Related: Nonviolence)

"Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: People, Learning, Violence)

"One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour."
- Colin Baker
(Related: Fear, Violence)

"At first everyone predicted that it would be impossible to hold these divergent people together, but aside from the skilled men, some of whom belonged to craft unions, comparatively few went back to the mills. And as a whole, the strike was conducted with little violence."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Men, People, First, Violence)

"There are certain things that they say you can't do, there are all these secret people behind the scenes who make things available for you to do. That's why you have so much crime and violence."
- Afrika Bambaataa
(Related: People, Crime, Violence)

"I often close my eyes because I can't tolerate violence."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Eyes, Violence)

"I have this problem with violence. I've only done one movie in almost 20 years where I killed people. It's called Perdita Durango. It's a Spanish movie. I'm very proud of the movie, but I felt weird doing that."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: People, Violence, Years)

"Now the first step has to be taken, the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks, and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still, we will have no chance of escaping the violence."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Trust, Chance, Democracy, First, Now, Violence, Will)

"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
(Related: Television, Violence)

"Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Dreams, Despair, Results, Violence, Weakness)

"Timothy McVeigh was a coward. Violence is the stupid way out. It'll discredit any real legitmate movement."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Violence)

"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before."
- Leonard Bernstein
(Related: Music, Will)

"In nonviolence you must go full steam ahead, if you want the good to come speedily you must go about it with vigor."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Nonviolence, Want)

"I think violence in a cinematic context can be, if handled in a certain way, very seductive."
- Kathryn Bigelow
(Related: Violence)

"We need to get serious about combating gang violence on Long Island, and the entire nation."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Nation, Violence)

"The only way to address terrorism is to deal with the issues that create terrorism, to resolve them where possible, and where that's not possible to ensure that there is an alternative to violence."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Terrorism, Violence)

"Kids shouldn't see all the violence they do these days. But the industry just doesn't care."
- Linda Blair
(Related: Care, Kids, Violence)

"Violence and racism are bad. Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we should not turn a blind eye to them."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Blind, Eye, Racism, Violence)

"Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship."
- William Blum
(Related: Democracy, Dictatorship, Propaganda, Violence)

"The aggressive, unprovoked acts of violence against Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas are revealing. It is clear they don't want peace, but rather seek the ultimate destruction of Israel."
- John Boehner
(Related: Peace, Destruction, Israel, Violence, Want)

"Innocence of heart and violence of feeling are necessary in any kind of superior achievement: The arts cannot exist without them."
- Louise Bogan
(Related: Heart, Feeling, Innocence, Violence)

"Violence in the voice is often only the death rattle of reason in the throat."
- H. G. Bohn
(Related: Death, Reason, Violence, Voice)

"One must do no violence to nature, nor model it in conformity to any blindly formed chimera."
- Janos Bolyai
(Related: Nature, Conformity, Violence)

"Violence is never a solution in my plays, just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Solution, Violence)

"Violence is hidden within democratic structures because they are not radically democratic - Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Democracy, Violence)

"It's politely assumed that democracy is a means of containing and restraining violence. But violence comes not from genes but from ideas."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Ideas, Democracy, Violence)

"Violence is black children going to school for 12 years and receiving 6 years' worth of education."
- Julian Bond
(Related: Education, Children, School, Violence, Worth, Years)

"Extremists and populist movements are exploiting people's fear of those who are not like us. We can see the consequences in the form of terrorism and racially motivated violence."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: People, Fear, Consequences, Terrorism, Violence)

"As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Country, Nation, Terrorism, Violence)

"I am in a charity out there to stop violence against women."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Women, Charity, Violence)

"This is why my art is about violence. Because I was subjected to so much of it as a kid. After that, and a lot of thinking, I became less violent. I realized that there must be other ways. So, I started to pursue them."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Art, Thinking, Violence)

"I'm still very aware of the violence in our culture, more so than other people. I know where it comes from when someone is trying to suppress someone else, sometimes they fight back."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: People, Culture, Fight, Trying, Violence)

"We might not object to the statement that Lear deserved to suffer for his folly, selfishness and tyranny; but to assert that he deserved to suffer what he did suffer is to do violence not merely to language but to any healthy moral sense."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Folly, Language, Selfishness, Sense, Tyranny, Violence)

"The World War broke out with such elemental violence, and with such resort to all means for leading or misleading public opinion, that no time was available for reflection and consideration."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Time, War, Consideration, Leading, Misleading, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Reflection, Violence, World, World war)

"Violence is the repartee of the illiterate."
- Alan Brien
(Related: Violence)

"If you hate what you're seeing, you call it sex and violence. If you like it, you call it "romance and adventure.""
- Joe Bob Briggs
(Related: Sex, Adventure, Hate, Violence)

"In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens."
- David Brin
(Related: America, Being, Enemy, Glory, Nurses, Rest, Terror, Violence)

"I say violence is necessary. It is as American as cherry pie."
- H. Rap Brown
(Related: American, Violence)

"Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence."
- Norman O. Brown
(Related: Poetry, Common sense, Freedom, Rules, Speech, Violence, Words)

"As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence against women becomes a government's obligation, not just a good idea."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Women, Idea, Government, Effort, End, Rights, Human rights, Obligation, Violence)

"Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture."
- Charlotte Bunch
(Related: Culture, Discrimination, Gender, Violence)

"Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: People, Desire, Energy, Violence)

"We decry violence all the time in this country, but look at our history. We were born in a violent revolution, and we've been in wars ever since. We're not a pacific people."
- James Lee Burke
(Related: Time, History, People, Country, Revolution, Violence)

"A revolution is an act of violence whereby one class shatters the authority of another."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Act, Authority, Class, Revolution, Violence)

"We will stand up for our friends in the world. And one of the most important friends is the State of Israel. My administration will be steadfast in support Israel against terrorism and violence, and in seeking the peace for which all Israelis pray."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Peace, Friends, Israel, State, Support, Terrorism, Violence, Will, World)

"My people have been sucked into the violence because some feel they have to retaliate, and some feel they have to protect themselves."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: People, Violence)

"I have always believed in dialogue and in nonviolence, and if you look at my background you will see that it has always been my policy to talk to everyone."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: Policy, Nonviolence, Talk, Will)

"What opera isn't violent? Two things happen, violence and love. And other than that, name something else. You can't."
- Cab Calloway
(Related: Love, Name, Opera, Violence)

"Actual violence has no attraction for me at all."
- Jane Campion
(Related: Violence)

"Only a philosophy of eternity, in the world today, could justify non-violence."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Eternity, Philosophy, Today, World)

"I was a pretty angry kid, and I got into military history largely as a way to vent my own anger. As I got older it narrowed down to a more specific focus on individual violence. I'm just trying to understand where it came from."
- Caleb Carr
(Related: History, Anger, Focus, Military, Pretty, Trying, Violence)

"Abortion is the ultimate violence."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Abortion, Violence)

"I do not believe in terrorism, violence, destruction, murder, pre-emption, or War."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: War, Destruction, Murder, Terrorism, Violence)

"What will it profit this country if we... put our man on the Moon by 1970 and at the same time you can't walk down Woodward Avenue in this city without fear of some violence?"
- Jerome Cavanagh
(Related: Time, Fear, Country, Man, Moon, Profit, Violence, Will)

"Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Death, Life, Soul, Crime, Defeat, Pain, Struggle, Suffering, Tragedy, Violence)

"I hate violence, yes I do. It's kind of a dilemma, huh?."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Hate, Violence)

"In some cases non-violence requires more militancy than violence."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Violence)

"There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Defeat)

"Their prejudice allowed white Southerners to look the other way when blacks were denied their most basic human rights, and it encouraged the worst of them to engage in unspeakable acts of cruelty and violence."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Cruelty, Rights, Human rights, Prejudice, Violence)

"You never need an argument against the use of violence, you need an argument for it."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Argument, Violence)

"If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Thought, Hatred, Violence, World)

"I wish everyone was a sci-fi geek because then there would be no violence in the world. There'd be no wars. There'd only be people e-mailing each other."
- Claudia Christian
(Related: People, Violence, World)

"Man must vanquish himself, must do himself violence, in order to perform the slightest action untainted by evil."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Action, Evil, Man, Order, Violence)

"Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Peace, Clarity, Revenge, Violence)

"If the adjustment made by a court can be accepted or not, it will be refused whenever the men can gain more by continuing the strike, with whatever of violence that involves."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Men, Court, Gain, Violence, Will)

"We don't have any rules about how we depict violence, or how much violence is in a movie. It's a calibration on a case-by-case basis."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Rules, Violence)

"The cause of violence is not ignorance. It is self-interest. Only reverance can restrain violence - reverance for human life and the environment."
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
(Related: Life, Cause, Environment, Ignorance, Self, Violence)

"The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defence against injury and violence, as for his repose."
- Edward Coke
(Related: Home, Injury, Violence)

"Violence against judges and threats of violence against Judges is on the rise and it is no laughing matter. When leaders attempt to rationalize this violence, it only makes the problem worse."
- John Conyers
(Related: Judges, Leaders, Violence)

"For decades, the violence in the Middle East has claimed a multitude of innocent civilian victims: Men, women and children, Arab and Israeli."
- John Conyers
(Related: Women, Children, Violence)

"Once the violence has ceased, the US should immediately call on the World Bank and other international institutions to convene a donors conference to rebuild Lebanon's shattered infrastructure."
- John Conyers
(Related: Violence, World)

"They're reacting and that's wonderful. It's better than them sitting there doing nothing. I say make them react - do whatever's in your power to move the audience, and if that's where it is, and there where it is with America, sex and violence, then I say project it."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Power, Sex, America, Nothing, Project, Violence)

"You just let your lower self go, and then it takes on all these aspects of the society - the city with horns blowing, the people yelling things at each other, and the all-in-all violence and chaos of the city. Put that on stage with music, and that's what this is."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Society, Music, People, Chaos, Self, Violence)

"It's not an anti-sex trip. Like, we're taking sex, which is probably another half of American entertainment, sex and violence, and we're projecting it, and we're saying this is the way everything is right now."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Sex, American, Entertainment, Now, Right, Saying, Violence)

"The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Goal, Future, Violence, World)

"You can't change the system through violence."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Change, Violence)

"No one will expect the British Government or the Government of India to give way to threats of violence, disorder and chaos; and, indeed, representatives of large sections of Indian opinion have expressly warned us that we must not do so."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Government, Chaos, Disorder, Opinion, Violence, Will)

"Well I don't think sex and violence have ever stopped a movie from being mainstream."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Sex, Being, Violence)

"The grand irony, however, is that Southern segregation was not brought to an end, nor redneck violence dramatically reduced, by violence."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: End, Irony, Violence)

"Our job as writers and thinkers in the time is how to bring about the occasions that let people have that first-person experience - or the metaphoric experience that allows them to see human continuity as opposed to total threat, total willingness to do violence."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Experience, Time, People, First, Job, Violence, Writers)

"Our society has gotten to the point where we might soon become less and less shocked by any kind of violence."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Society, Violence)

"It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Death, American, Civil rights, Journey, Unemployment, Violence, Workers)

"We can't answer King's assassination with violence. That would be the worst tribute we could pay him."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Assassination, Tribute, Violence)

"Of course, I write crime stories, and I have to describe violence and the aftermath of violence."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Crime, Violence)

"Those most likely to be raped or sexually assaulted are young women between the ages of 16 and 24, women with their whole lives ahead of them. This one act of violence will alter their lives forever."
- Rosa DeLauro
(Related: Women, Act, Violence, Will)

"The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills."
- Tom DeLay
(Related: Control, Birth control, Causes, Evolution, Kids, Mothers, Parents, Schools, Teaching, Violence, Youth)

"People who are powerless make an open theater of violence."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: People, Open, Theater, Violence)

"It's always difficult to play a scene of physical violence because you're always afraid that you don't know your own strength and might hurt someone."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Strength, Hurt, Play, Violence)

"While the vast majority of hackers may be disinclined towards violence, it would only take a few to turn cyber terrorism into reality."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Majority, May, Reality, Terrorism, Violence)

"While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Motivation, Knowledge, Cause, Computer, Harm, Tools, Violence)

"There's an incredible fascination for that and that goes with violence and everything else in pictures."
- Bo Derek
(Related: Violence)

"Glorifying violence is terrible. Simulating sex is nothing - it's something so impersonal really."
- Bo Derek
(Related: Sex, Nothing, Violence)

"Personally, I don't like watching violence. I'd much rather see more skin."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Skin, Violence)

"Power acquired by violence is only a usurpation, and lasts only as long as the force of him who commands prevails over that of those who obey."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Power, Force, Violence)

"We have not always agreed, but I have said repeatedly and publicly many times that Al Sharpton has never counseled violence, but he gets blamed for a whole lot of that."
- David Dinkins
(Related: Violence)

"Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Truth, Violence)

"Mission accomplished, we didn't have any problems as far as violence goes."
- Dr. Dre
(Related: Mission, Problems, Violence)

"Of all tasks of government the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence."
- John Foster Dulles
(Related: Government, Violence)

"The more potent, unasked question is how society at large reacts to eager, voluntary violence by females, and to the growing evidence that women can be just as aggressive as men."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Question, Violence)

"The intense campaigns against domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, and inequity in the schools all too often depend on an image of women as weak and victimized."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Women, Schools, Violence)

"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
(Related: Environmental, War, Romance, American, Crime, Culture, Terror, Violence)

"In our struggle to restrain the violence and contain the damage, we tend to forget that the human capacity for aggression is more than a monstrous defect, that it is also a crucial survival tool."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Survival, Aggression, Forget, Struggle, Violence)

"Men are distinguished from women by their commitment to do violence rather than to be victimized by it."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Men, Women, Commitment, Violence)

"Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Men, Women, Freedom, Justice, Struggle, Support, Violence, Want)

"So I think we're kind of an alternate choice for people who have had it with sex and violence."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Sex, People, Choice, Violence)

"A lot of violence, a lot of gore in it, and I just didn't want to do that kind of thing."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Violence, Want)

"Democracy don't rule the world, You'd better get that in your head; This world is ruled by violence, But I guess that's better left unsaid."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Democracy, Violence, World)

"I maintain that nothing useful and lasting can emerge from violence."
- Shirin Ebadi
(Related: Nothing, Violence)

"Without democracy there is no freedom. Violence, no matter who is using it, is always reactionary."
- Friedrich Ebert
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Violence)

"If a movie isn't a hit right out of the gate, they drop it. Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Teen, Comedy, Hollywood, Right, Violence)

"I can think of films that I'm producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter."
- Aaron Eckhart
(Related: Content, Now, Right, Violence)

"You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way."
- Anthony Eden
(Related: Peace, Policy, Gain, May, Violence)

"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Goal, Ethics, Evolution, Living)

"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!"
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Patriotism, Hate, Heroism, Name, Nonsense, Violence)

"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Peace, Understanding, Violence)

"All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence that changed this nation - and world - for the better."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Gratitude, Americans, Bravery, Civil rights, Commitment, Debt, Nation, Nonviolence, World)

"God hates violence. He has ordained that all men fairly possess their property, not seize it."
- Euripides
(Related: Men, God, Property, Violence)

"Violence is man re-creating himself."
- Frantz Fanon
(Related: Man, Violence)

"I think the last one would have to be The Godfather because it was such a powerful story. There was lots of violence in it but I could take it because I thought there was a reality to it. It wasn't gratuitous, it was just these guys' story."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Thought, Reality, Violence)

"However, don't let these statistics mislead you, gang violence is not limited to California and or big urban areas - that might have been true a while ago but it is no longer the case today."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Statistics, Today, Violence)

"You're lucky I took me a vow of non-violence, or you'd be suffering some pain right now."
- Mike Fink
(Related: Now, Pain, Right, Suffering, Vow)

"The essence of war is violence. Moderation in war is imbecility."
- John Arbuthnot Fisher
(Related: War, Moderation, Violence)

"The president welcomes peaceful protests - it is a time-honored tradition. The president agrees violence is not the answer in Iraq, and that's why he hopes Saddam Hussein will disarm."
- Ari Fleischer
(Related: Time, Iraq, President, Tradition, Violence, Will)

"I visited the Pentagon a few days after September 11, and I still remember so vividly the smell of terror surrounding the entire building and complex. I was angry that such a brutal act of violence was committed against innocent people."
- Randy Forbes
(Related: People, Act, Building, Terror, Violence)

"You know, 20 years... the films of television when it started, the literature, radio in communist countries, they're clean as a whistle; there was no violence, no sex, no drugs, nothing."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Sex, Countries, Drugs, Literature, Nothing, Television, Violence, Years)

"From a parent's right to know what their children are doing, to protecting citizens across the country from the growing threat of gang violence, the House Democrat leadership is simply out to lunch."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Leadership, Children, Country, Right, Violence)

"War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war."
- Anatole France
(Related: Men, War, Persecution, Violence, Will)

"Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services - some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Family, Health, Medical, Generations, Prevention, Problems, Relationships, Struggle, Suicide, Violence, Years)

"A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Act, Disgrace, State, Violence)

"Violence is not funny."
- William Friedkin
(Related: Funny, Violence)

"The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Power, Control, Force, Violence)

"Poverty doesn't imply necessarily violence."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Poverty, Violence)

"If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying."
- Indira Gandhi
(Related: Death, Thought, Fear, Action, Dying, Violence, Will)

"Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Growth, Intolerance, Spirit, Violence)

"We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Thought, Progress, Goal, Deed, May, Nonviolence, Word)

"It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Nonviolence)

"I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Truth, Nothing, Old, World)

"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Evil, Violence)

"My religion is based on truth and non-violence. Truth is my God. Non-violence is the means of realising Him."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Religion, God, Truth)

"Non-violence 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."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Heart, Being, Will)

"Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Truth)

"The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one's opponent."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Truth, Pursuit, Violence)

"An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Law, Violence)

"Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Anger, Enemy, Pride, Swallows)

"Poverty is the worst form of violence."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Poverty, Violence)

"Non-violence, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Quality, Heart)

"Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, First, Nonviolence)

"Non-violence is the article of faith."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith)

"Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Destruction, Force, Man, Mankind)

"Non-violence requires a double faith, faith in God and also faith in man."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, God, Man)

"I'm very disturbed by violence against women when it is violence."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Women, Violence)

"But I can't bear it when somebody who some man made a pass at - to call that violence seems to me absurd and insulting to women who've really met violence, who've been raped or bashed."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Women, Man, Violence)

"Violence is a calm that disturbs you."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Violence)

"I give the name violence to a boldness lying idle and enamored of danger."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Boldness, Danger, Lying, Name, Violence)

"Yet the march toward freedom is not without its hazards or its casualties and the threats of violence aimed at Iraqis who participate in the election will be dealt with accordingly."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Freedom, March, Violence, Will)

"I feel like there is just as much violent programming in other countries and there is not the same incidence of factors. I think there are other factors contributing to violence in this country and not the media."
- Sara Gilbert
(Related: Countries, Country, Media, Programming, Violence)

"Violence is always the last option, but if that time comes, it is the ONLY option."
- John Gilmour
(Related: Time, Violence)

"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is always crude and distorted."
- Ellen Glasgow
(Related: Life, Literature, Violence)

"One of the main purveyors of violence in this world has been this country."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Country, Violence, World)

"The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking. Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone. A tear is more unnerving than a break."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Violence)

"I think that when we're talking about youth violence, we're talking about kids who don't have opportunities, so they're engaged in a certain degree of lawlessness, because we as a society have failed them."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Society, Kids, Talking, Violence, Youth)

"The civil unrest of recent days must come to an end, and the healing process must begin for the future of the community. We will provide assistance both in ending the violence and enabling the healing process in Benton Harbor."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Community, End, Ending, Future, Healing, Violence, Will)

"The violence seems to be diminishing. They've stared into the abyss a bit. I think they've all concluded that further violence... is not in their interests."
- Stephen Hadley
(Related: Violence)

"I wanted to make the violence beautiful in order to heighten our revulsion."
- Edward Hall
(Related: Order, Violence)

"Two things I do well in books are sex and violence, but I don't want gratuitous sex or violence. The sex and violence are only as graphic as need be. And never included unless it furthers the plot or character development."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Sex, Development, Character, Books, Violence, Want)

"Take away the violence and who will hear the men of peace?"
- Lorraine Hansberry
(Related: Men, Peace, Violence, Will)

"At the same time as we clearly condemn actions of violence by groups in Palestinian against Israel."
- Jane Harman
(Related: Time, Actions, Israel, Violence)

"Violence was almost an aphrodisiac for me."
- Woody Harrelson
(Related: Violence)

"The actions of the terrorist organizations, Hezbollah, in Lebanon, and Hamas, in Gaza, against Israel are unconscionable. Instead of working towards peace, these terrorist organizations have chosen to perpetuate the violence."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Peace, Actions, Israel, Violence)

"If you give me any problem in America I can trace it down to domestic violence. It is the cradle of most of the problems, economic, psychological, educational."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: America, Problems, Violence)

"There is a subconscious way of taking violence as a way of expression, as a normality, and it has a lot of effects in the youth in the way they absorb education and what they hope to get out of life."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Education, Life, Hope, Expression, Normality, Violence, Youth)

"Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Violence, Woman)

"I had seen so many injustices done in the court by well-meaning people. I had lost fourteen clients to gang violence in only seven years. I was angry at a system I thought had failed my clients, and I was part of it."
- Richard Helms
(Related: Thought, People, Clients, Court, Violence, Years)

"Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire."
- Heraclitus
(Related: Fire, Violence)

"There is no escape - we pay for the violence of our ancestors."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Violence)

"All religions have based morality on obedience, that is to say, on voluntary slavery. That is why they have always been more pernicious than any political organization. For the latter makes use of violence, the former - of the corruption of the will."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Morality, Corruption, Obedience, Slavery, Violence, Will)

"Instead of a man of peace and love, I have become a man of violence and revenge."
- Hiawatha
(Related: Peace, Love, Man, Revenge, Violence)

"The very first essential for success is a perpetually constant and regular employment of violence."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Success, First, Violence)

"If we go back in the history of different nations, violence and the use of force are part of their heritage. These are the traditions of mankind."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: History, Force, Mankind, Nations, Traditions, Violence)

"Futurism: This was a movement of intellectuals who wanted to replace tradition with the modern world of machinery, speed, violence, and public relations. It proves that we should be careful what intellectuals wish for, because we might get it."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Intellectuals, Public, Tradition, Violence, World)

"I don't believe in using too much graphic violence, although I've done it. It's better to be suggestive and to allow the viewer to fill in the blanks in their minds."
- Tobe Hooper
(Related: Violence)

"The East Timorese government does not believe that we should consider compensation for the victims because there are tens of thousands of people who were, in one way or another, affected by the violence either directly or indirectly."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Government, People, Victims, Violence)

"In the case of Iraq, notwithstanding the violence there at the moment, the very fact that a hideous regime - responsible for genocide, for the use of chemical and biological weapons, aggression against two neighbors - has been removed in itself is a positive development."
- Jose Ramos Horta
(Related: Development, Positive, Aggression, Fact, Genocide, Iraq, Neighbors, Violence, Weapons)

"Disarm, disarm. The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Balance, Blood, Justice, Murder, Possession, Violence)

"What I intended to accomplish was to rouse the student body, not by means of an organization, but solely by my simple words; to urge them, not to violence, but to moral insight into the existing serious deficiencies of our political system."
- Kurt Huber
(Related: Body, Violence, Words)

"We improved the environment in which our children live, learn and play by decreasing crime and clamping down on abuse and violence in the home and on the streets."
- Jane D. Hull
(Related: Home, Abuse, Children, Crime, Environment, Play, Violence)

"The violence had broken out in both sides, but our philosophy as a party was very, very clear."
- John Hume
(Related: Party, Philosophy, Violence)

"They believed that Britain was in Ireland defending their own interests, therefore the Irish had the right to use violence to put them out. My argument was that that type of thinking was out of date."
- John Hume
(Related: Argument, Ireland, Irish, Right, Thinking, Violence)

"I was grateful for the opportunity to make a difference. The political violence really started in 1970-1971. The political difficulties start a little bit beyond that."
- John Hume
(Related: Opportunity, Difference, Difficulties, Violence)

"We see violence to forcibly seize land, at any price, murders and corruption."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Corruption, Land, Violence)

"A lot of more modern films seem to just be out for violence or sex or what have you, without relating it to what's going within human beings. But every now and then one comes along that does that, and it's a joy."
- Kim Hunter
(Related: Sex, Joy, Now, Violence)

"Yes, he wanted me to do Funny Games before, which I didn't want to do because the film was very theoretical - the way people experience violence on screen. There was very little space for fiction, it was more like a sacrifice for the actors than anything else."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Experience, Funny, Sacrifice, People, Actors, Fiction, Film, Games, Space, Violence, Want)

"The absence and suppression of justice can only open the way for extremists to exploit such a condition to perpetrate acts of violence against innocents."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Absence, Justice, Open, Violence)

"I don't think any of our lyrics have ever been erotic in a sexual term, because I haven't really written, touched on, that subject too often. But, uh... I mean, I suppose they could point the finger at us for violence maybe in certain songs."
- Scott Ian
(Related: Songs, Violence)

"The Violence Against Women Act is so important. It provides money to train the cop on the beat, to train the judges that this is a new day, that we won't tolerate this violence and to know how to deal with it."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Money, Women, Act, Day, Judges, Violence)

"I've talked to law enforcement officials at the state and local level who say that violence against women is going up. In any case, we think that it's an important issue whether it's going up or not. And we are determined to stop it."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Women, Law, State, Violence)

"Violence may be a good focus to organize around, but we have to look at women's lives in our entirety."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Women, Focus, May, Violence)

"I know that it isn't just violence against women, it's how do we support ourselves and our families, how do we deal with health care for ourselves and our families? It's a bigger picture."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Health, Women, Care, Support, Violence)

"We always knew when we took on the issue of violence against women that somehow our opposition would come after us."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Women, Opposition, Violence)

"We have to stop this violence. We have to make the political nature of the violence clear, that the violence we experience in our own homes is not a personal family matter, it's a public and political problem. It's a way that women are kept in line, kept in our places."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Experience, Family, Nature, Women, Public, Violence)

"No matter where you go and what you do in America, you turn the tele on and you're confronted with violence."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: America, Violence)

"The motives of these parents vary, many parents don't like the curriculum being taught to their kids, or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Being, Curriculum, Drugs, Kids, Motives, Parents, Pressure, Schools, Today, Violence)

"It's not that the film is violent, it's that people have an issue with violence right now."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: People, Film, Now, Right, Violence)

"All that violence in the world, we need to stop that."
- Wyclef Jean
(Related: Violence, World)

"In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation, we took up arms. When that violence shall be removed, when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, hostilities shall cease on our part also."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Defense, Violence)

"We must have our say, not through violence, aggression or fear. We must speak out calmly and forcefully. We shall only be able to enter the new world era if we agree to engage in dialogue with the other side."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Fear, Aggression, Violence, World)

"It's an entire industry focusing on young male viewers that want action and violence. They sell us something that isn't valid. They're selling films like a product."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Action, Selling, Violence, Want)

"The fact is that violence gives you a rush."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Fact, Violence)

"Janet Reno, during her confirmation hearings, said she would come down harder on porno, and lately she's talked about how violence on television has an effect on violence in the real world."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Effect, Television, Violence, World)

"To be reserved, secretive, with a passionate violence that causes suffering."
- Gwen John
(Related: Causes, Suffering, Violence)

"Now they have come to the place where their faith can no longer feed on the bread of repression and violence. They ask for the bread of liberty, of public equality, and public responsibility. It must not be denied them."
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
(Related: Faith, Equality, Liberty, Now, Public, Repression, Responsibility, Violence)

"I'm a strong person, but I'd never resort to violence."
- Kristen Johnston
(Related: Violence)

"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: People, Law, Violence, Will, World)

"We do not deride the fears of prospering white America. A nation of violence and private property has every reason to dread the violated and the deprived."
- June Jordan
(Related: America, Nation, Property, Reason, Violence)

"CORE was committed to nonviolence, but I was not."
- June Jordan
(Related: Nonviolence)

"I mean I grew up in Ireland, so one would have to be consciously blinkered not to have reflected on the issue of political violence because that was the story since I was 19 years old or 20."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Ireland, Old, Violence, Years)

"You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman."
- James Joyce
(Related: Forget, Heaven, Woman)

"The violence and burnings in Lebanon were the work of Syrian soldiers and workers dressed in civilian clothes."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Work, Clothes, Soldiers, Violence, Workers)

"In a world which is armed to its teeth with nuclear weapons, every quarrel or difference of opinion may lead to violence of a kind quite different from what is possible today."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Difference, May, Opinion, Quarrel, Today, Violence, Weapons, World)

"Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye."
- Roger Kahn
(Related: Sex, College, Football, Violence, Weather)

"They are always very lax about putting restrictions on violence for children's movies, which I think is much more harrowing than sexuality for children."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Movies, Children, Sexuality, Violence)

"The power which establishes a state is violence; the power which maintains it is violence; the power which eventually overthrows it is violence."
- Kenneth Kaunda
(Related: Power, State, Violence)

"The great Chinese classics have always said that it's better not to fight; that the clever man achieves his ends without violence; that a battle delayed is better than a battle fought."
- John Keegan
(Related: Battle, Fight, Man, Violence)

"It is my contention that most people are not mugged every day, that most people in this world do not encounter violence every day. I think we prepare people for violence, and I think just as importantly we prepare people for the definition of being gentle."
- Bob Keeshan
(Related: People, Being, Contention, Day, Violence, World)

"If you look beyond the short term violence and instability, you do see significant activities on the part of the Iraqi people that indicate they understand the commitment necessary to govern themselves. It's not clear how they will do it, but it never is."
- Bob Kerrey
(Related: People, Commitment, Violence, Will)

"Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence all have roots in illiteracy, so we're trying to do something to help the poor and the needy."
- Abdul Qadeer Khan
(Related: Hatred, Help, Intolerance, Poor, Trying, Violence)

"Let us reject violence and selfishness which could destroy our country's unity."
- Mwai Kibaki
(Related: Country, Selfishness, Unity, Violence)

"For as long as the power of America's diversity is diminished by acts of discrimination and violence against people just because they are black, Hispanic, Asian, Jewish, Muslim or gay, we still must overcome."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Power, People, Muslim, America, Discrimination, Diversity, Gay, Violence)

"If a violent act towards a woman takes place, and the inspiration for that act is violence in cinema, the inspiration for that act would have come from somewhere else if movies didn't exist."
- Richard King
(Related: Movies, Inspiration, Act, Cinema, Violence, Woman)

"Cinema has only been around for about 100 years. Has all of the world's violence towards women taken place only within the past 100 years?"
- Richard King
(Related: Women, Cinema, Past, Violence, World, Years)

"I have never seen a connection between cinematic violence towards women and actual violence towards women in society."
- Richard King
(Related: Society, Women, Connection, Violence)

"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.
(Related: Hate, Man, Nonviolence, Spirit)

"Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Man, Nonviolence)

"At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Love)

"If you seek violence, we will seek to put you in jail."
- Edward Koch
(Related: Violence, Will)

"In my books, I never portray violence as a reasonable solution to a problem. If the lead characters in the story are driven to it, it's at the extreme end of their experience."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Experience, Books, End, Extreme, Solution, Violence)

"Because people see violence on the movie screen, they're not going to go out and hold up a liquor store and kill somebody. It really doesn't correlate."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: People, Liquor, Violence)

"I have to admit that when I watch a movie in which there is no moral context for the violence - I find that offensive. I think that's potentially damaging to society."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Society, Violence)

"There's been an increase in the number of Iraqis in training, but more Americans are dying and violence is increasing."
- Lawrence Korb
(Related: Americans, Dying, Training, Violence)

"This is a formidable enemy. To dismiss it as a bunch of 'cowards' perpetuating 'senseless acts of violence' is complacent nonsense. People willing to kill thousands of innocents while they kill themselves are not cowards. They are deadly vicious warriors and need to be treated as such."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: People, Cowards, Enemy, Nonsense, Violence)

"Random violence is incredibly infectious."
- Nicholas D. Kristof
(Related: Violence)

"So, at the age of nine, I became a monk, and from then on I was there practicing that kind of nonviolence."
- Satish Kumar
(Related: Age, Nonviolence)

"The democracy process provides for political and social change without violence."
- Aung San Suu Kyi
(Related: Change, Democracy, Violence)

"We are effectively destroying ourselves by violence masquerading as love."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Love, Violence)

"Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Alienation, Destiny, Present, Violence)

"The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling."
- Hugh Latimer
(Related: Rain, Violence)

"The violence in the world comes about because we human beings are forever creating barriers between men who are like us and men who are not like us."
- Edmund Leach
(Related: Men, Violence, World)

"We are a country of excess. So it's not the violence, per se, but the exacerbation and constant repetition."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Country, Excess, Repetition, Violence)

"The trafficking of sex and violence is comes after the demand for ratings."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Sex, Violence)

"Violence is a part of America. I don't want to single out rap music. Let's be honest. America's the most violent country in the history of the world, that's just the way it is. We're all affected by it."
- Spike Lee
(Related: History, Music, America, Country, Rap, Violence, Want, World)

"I think "Hero" is not a real martial arts movie; it is not about violence, or formula."
- Jet Li
(Related: Formula, Violence)

"Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Work, Example, Violence)

"People use location as a language in films, and Quentin uses action as a language in his films. There's really not a lot of violence. It's more of an emotional beat than it is a physical beat."
- Lucy Liu
(Related: People, Action, Language, Violence)

"Any time you do physical stuff, violence, it is controlled. It's a little bit like you block the move."
- Ron Livingston
(Related: Time, Violence)

"Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand the violence of her onslaughts."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Men, Fortune, Violence)

"Violence is used to portray what happens in a film. It only helps portray the actors and what they do. I think it is more about the story, when you have something to play off of."
- Jake Lloyd
(Related: Actors, Film, Play, Violence)

"Gay culture is surviving and thriving. Some activists believe the recent rise in homophobic violence might be a gauge of the success of positive gay images."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Success, Positive, Culture, Gay, Violence)

"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
(Related: Death, Life, Sex, Terror, Violence, Visions)

"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling."
- Lucretius
(Related: Rain, Violence)

"Nothing good ever comes of violence."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Nothing, Violence)

"The copycat effects of media violence, similar to those previously attributed to westerns, radio serials and comic books, are easy to exaggerate."
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Books, Media, Violence)

"So, if falling crime rates coincide with the rise of violent video games and increasing violence on TV and at the cinema, should we conclude that media violence is causing the drop in crime rates?"
- Hugh Mackay
(Related: Cinema, Crime, Games, Media, Violence)

"What postmodernism gives us instead is a multicultural defense for male violence - a defense for it wherever it is, which in effect is a pretty universal defense."
- Catharine MacKinnon
(Related: Defense, Effect, Pretty, Violence)

"It started with the Godfather, this operatic violence. I don't know."
- William H. Macy
(Related: Violence)

"Maybe every other American movie shouldn't be based on a comic book. Other countries will think Americans live in an infantile fantasy land where reality is whatever we say it is and every problem can be solved with violence."
- Bill Maher
(Related: American, Americans, Countries, Fantasy, Land, Reality, Violence, Will)

"Nonviolence is fine as long as it works."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Nonviolence)

"I am for violence if non-violence means we continue postponing a solution to the American black man's problem just to avoid violence."
- Malcolm X
(Related: American, Man, Solution, Violence)

"I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Intelligence, Defense, Self, Violence)

"I always thought the real violence in Hollywood isn't what's on the screen. It's what you have to do to raise the money."
- David Mamet
(Related: Money, Thought, Hollywood, Violence)

"America and its allies are engaged in a war against a terrorist movement that spans all corners of the globe. It is sparked by radical ideologues that breed hatred, oppression, and violence against all of their declared enemies."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: War, America, Enemies, Hatred, Oppression, Radical, Violence)

"Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps."
- Willie Mays
(Related: Business, Baseball, Violence)

"In violence, we forget who we are."
- Mary McCarthy
(Related: Forget, Violence)

"Until we all start to take responsibility, until we do all we can to improve the character of our communities, we'll never break the cycle of violence and indifference."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: Character, Indifference, Responsibility, Violence)

"The proposition that we should encourage wickedness and violence by exposing one side of the face to blows because we have been beaten on the other is too great an absurdity."
- Thomas Mellon
(Related: Absurdity, Violence, Wickedness)

"Violence and irrationality were so long and thoroughly cultivated among the Irish, and so perfectly ingrained into their nature, that modern civilization has as yet been unable to extract the virus."
- Thomas Mellon
(Related: Nature, Civilization, Irish, Violence)

"If human beings are to survive in a nuclear age, committing acts of violence may eventually have to become as embarrassing as urinating or defecating in public are today."
- Myriam Miedzian
(Related: Age, May, Public, Today, Violence)

"I think American audiences are quite interesting in that they can handle almost any amount of violence, but the moment the violence becomes sexual violence it immediately becomes an issue."
- Mark Millar
(Related: American, Audiences, Violence)

"Of course I am frustrated with regard to extreme poverty, to violence that never seems to cease."
- Roger Moore
(Related: Extreme, Poverty, Violence)

"Violence isn't always evil. What's evil is the infatuation with violence."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Evil, Infatuation, Violence)

"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Feelings, Fear, Pain, Violence)

"Black people are victims of an enormous amount of violence. None of those things can take place without the complicity of the people who run the schools and the city."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: People, Schools, Victims, Violence)

"While we have entertained the contention that a deed may make more propaganda than hundreds of speeches, thousands of articles, and tens of thousands of pamphlets, we have held that an arbitrary act of violence will not necessarily have such an effect."
- Johann Most
(Related: Act, Contention, Deed, Effect, May, Propaganda, Violence, Will)

"We shall continue to work for a Middle East that is free of strife and violence, living in harmony without the threat of terrorism or the dangers of weapons of mass destruction."
- Hosni Mubarak
(Related: Work, Destruction, Harmony, Living, Terrorism, Violence, Weapons)

"Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence."
- Pervez Musharraf
(Related: Peace, Islam, Brotherhood, Hatred, Tolerance, Violence)

"Philosophers are people who do violence, but have no army at their disposal, and so subjugate the world by locking it into a system."
- Robert Musil
(Related: People, Army, Violence, World)

"There is a cultural factor promoting violence which nowadays undoubtedly is highly effective is the mass media. And particularly everything that enters our minds through pictorial media."
- Alva Myrdal
(Related: Media, Violence)

"Well, you know, the violence is mostly in Mexico itself, at least the violence that people are worried about. And so we want to make sure that violence does not spill over into our communities that are along the border."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: People, Violence, Want)

"Let me be very clear: We monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don't have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Country, Extremism, Ideology, Luxury, states, Terrorism, United, Violence)

"War is an attempt of one group to impose its will upon another group by armed violence."
- Scott Nearing
(Related: War, Violence, Will)

"The violence or the vaudeville style of comedy is a technique all by itself. You get up there, and you are a comedian, and you're doing one thing. That is, you're going to make the audience laugh."
- Leslie Nielsen
(Related: Comedy, Style, Violence)

"Violence is my last option."
- Chuck Norris
(Related: Violence)

"Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared."
- Henri Nouwen
(Related: Life, Illusion, Property, Violence)

"When people say there is too much violence in my books, what they are saying is there is too much reality in life."
- Joyce Carol Oates
(Related: Life, People, Books, Reality, Saying, Violence)

"Of course, violence will not end with our combat mission. Extremists will continue to set off bombs, attack Iraqi civilians and try to spark sectarian strife. But ultimately, these terrorists will fail to achieve their goals."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Goals, Bombs, End, Mission, Violence, Will)

"Education is the vaccine for violence."
- Edward James Olmos
(Related: Education, Violence)

"I don't support violence, period."
- Edward James Olmos
(Related: Support, Violence)

"Education is a vacine for violence."
- Edward James Olmos
(Related: Education, Violence)

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
- George Orwell
(Related: Men, Beds, Harm, Night, Sleep, Violence, Visit)

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
- George Orwell
(Related: Men, People, Beds, Night, Sleep, Violence)

"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting."
- George Orwell
(Related: War, Hatred, Jealousy, Nothing, Play, Pleasure, Rules, Violence, Words)

"Sometimes in the dark of night I begin to think. And I wonder if Lee started all this violence."
- Marina Oswald
(Related: Night, Violence, Wonder)

"Armageddon is not around the corner. This is only what the people of violence want us to believe. The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future."
- Michael Palin
(Related: People, Hope, Complexity, Diversity, Future, Violence, Want, World)

"Body language is essential for an actress, even if you don't use your body in an athletic way. Just to be free, to use it like your voice. A body can be small and have incredible violence. A body talks."
- Anne Parillaud
(Related: Body, Language, Violence, Voice)

"It was exactly the same on the South Park movie really too. There's lots of violence in that too, but it always came down to anything sexual... They don't care about anything else."
- Trey Parker
(Related: Care, Violence)

"I really believe in non-violence, but I also believe in a short of resistance that has to be respectful."
- Alexandra Paul
"The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Society, Rights, Rejection, Violence)

"Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Self, Violence)

"Violence and arms can never resolve the problems of men."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Men, Problems, Violence)

"Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Justice, Violence)

"The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers, and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid, turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood!"
- Robert Peel
(Related: Government, Act, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Reform, Violence)

"Answer violence with violence. If one of us falls today, five of them must fall tomorrow."
- Evita Peron
(Related: Today, Tomorrow, Violence)

"It's something that I am going over in my head about the whole video game thing, and whether you support violence by being in a film like this. I mean, to me, it's incredibly unreal and it's all about the action, and just explosions."
- Rosamund Pike
(Related: Action, Being, Film, Support, Violence)

"Men who have been raised violently have every reason to believe it is appropriate for them to control others through violence; they feel no compunction over being violent to women, children, and one another."
- Frank Pittman
(Related: Men, Women, Control, Being, Children, Reason, Violence)

"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
(Related: Perseverance, Violence, Yield)

"If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home, how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve worldly conflicts with force?"
- Letty Cottin Pogrebin
(Related: Family, Home, Hope, Children, Cure, Force, Right, Violence, Will)

"You have to show violence the way it is. If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful. If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity."
- Roman Polanski
(Related: People, Violence)

"Well, one hopes that if you're really related to the core of your particular culture, you have profound commitments to it, and that you are aware of how much you can strain it before you do violence to its essential nature."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: Nature, Culture, Violence)

"The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Work, Gods, Artist, Artists, Violence)

"How a society channels male aggression is one of the greatest questions as to whether that society will survive. That's why I am not against violence in the media, I am against the glorification of immoral violence."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Society, Aggression, Media, Questions, Violence, Will)

"Victory Over Violence is an organization that was created to help fund shelters for women and children."
- Victoria Principal
(Related: Women, Victory, Children, Help, Violence)

"Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a time to honor the greatest champion of racial equality who taught a nation - through compassion and courage - about democracy, nonviolence and racial justice."
- Mark Pryor
(Related: Equality, Time, Courage, Compassion, Day, Democracy, Honor, Justice, Martin, Nation, Nonviolence)

"So instead of talking about theoretical ways of ending the war and violence, I say that we have to get rid of the individual asholes in each office and situation."
- Colin Quinn
(Related: War, Ending, Office, Talking, Violence)

"No Arab ruler will consider the peace process seriously so long as he is able to toy with the idea of achieving more by the way of violence."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Peace, Idea, Violence, Will)

"A majority of Americans oppose partial-birth abortion, and Judge Hamilton's decision flies in the face of Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation banning such horrible acts of violence."
- Marc Racicot
(Related: Decision, Abortion, Americans, Congress, Flies, Legislation, Majority, President, Violence)

"The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Faith, Possibility, Confidence, Violence)

"All the Abrahamic faiths are marked by violence."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Violence)

"Claiming that you have got the truth wrapped up does breed violence and intolerance."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Truth, Intolerance, Violence)

"I have never made a threat. I've never made a threat, never expressed a threat, never - I've never - I would never threaten violence ever, because I am a man of peace, dedicated to peace."
- Feisal Abdul Rauf
(Related: Peace, Man, Violence)

"Violence has been Nicaragua's most important export to the world."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Violence, World)

"Gang violence in America is not a sudden problem. It has been a part of urban life for years, offering an aggressive definition and identity to those seeking a place to belong in the chaos of large metropolitan areas."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Life, America, Chaos, Identity, Violence, Years)

"Something is wrong here, and it's more than easy access to guns or violence on TV. It's about lack of love and attachment to loving people early in life."
- Rob Reiner
(Related: Life, Love, People, Violence, Wrong)

"We want to continue the efforts against domestic violence and spread the drug courts, and develop real effective means of providing treatment for drug abusers without having to have them arrested."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Treatment, Violence, Want)

"My earnest hope is that what we started in terms of building partnerships with communities across America will continue, that we will continue our efforts to reduce crime and violence."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Hope, America, Building, Crime, Violence, Will)

"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
(Related: Act, Beginning, Violence)

"I think there's a natural system in your own head about how much violence the scene warrants. It's not an intellectual process, it's an instinctive process."
- Guy Ritchie
(Related: Violence)

"Violence is for mugs. War is for mugs."
- Mark Roberts
(Related: War, Violence)

"I ain't never liked violence."
- Sugar Ray Robinson
(Related: Violence)

"The problem to me is violence. It's not cool to kill somebody or hurt people."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: People, Hurt, Violence)

"We'll engage in pretty extreme violence in the world but, you know, the one thing that comes to humans as easily as eating or breathing or sleeping, is sex."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Sex, Eating, Extreme, Pretty, Violence, World)

"We're warriors, this culture, and we're very puritanical about sex and very embracing about violence and I don't know why that is."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Sex, Culture, Violence)

"As we're bombarded with the imagery that we are and now, post 9-11, it's hard not to get hardened by the world and the amount of violence that's allowed to be shown to kids these days."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: Kids, Now, Post, Violence, World)

"If an adult uses violence on a child, the child will naturally assume that he too, has the right to use it on one smaller or weaker."
- Dora Russell
(Related: Right, Violence, Will)

"I am committed to the principle that violence is never justified as a means of ameliorating a grievance."
- Justin Sane
(Related: Violence)

"Though there is growing division among the Ukrainian military ranks as to loyalty in this revolution, the possibility of violence looms over the entire situation."
- Bob Schaffer
(Related: Possibility, Revolution, Loyalty, Military, Violence)

"And we've also had now the speaker of the Parliament in Iraq using blatantly anti-Semitic remarks, saying the Jews and sons of Jews are the problem of all the violence that's in Iraq."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Iraq, Now, Parliament, Saying, Sons, Violence)

"Most dramatically, and perhaps least noticed, is the violence inside Saudi Arabia itself."
- Michael Scheuer
(Related: Violence)

"A fair observer only has to ask: If there is violence, who profits?"
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Violence)

"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
(Related: Man, Revenge, Violence, Will)

"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
(Related: Change, Violence, World)

"I certainly wasn't able to get it when I was a kid growing up on the Lower East Side; it was very hard at that time for me to balance what I really believed was the right way to live with the violence I saw all around me - I saw too much of it among the people I knew."
- Martin Scorsese
(Related: Time, People, Balance, Growing up, Right, Violence)

"Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence. We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years, and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: Conflict, Terrorism, Violence, Years)

"It is the failing of youth not to be able to restrain its own violence."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Violence, Youth)

"Resorting to violence and the use of force at holy sites is unacceptable, whatever the reason might be."
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner
(Related: Force, Reason, Violence)

"The Muslim world is deeply hurt by the campaign of violence initiated against our Palestinian brothers."
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner
(Related: Muslim, Brothers, Hurt, Violence, World)

"Under current law, there is no additional penalty for someone who enters the United States illegally and then commits either a crime of violence or a drug trafficking offense. They simply come under the same penalty as we have in current law."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Crime, Law, states, United, Violence)

"Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance."
- Al Sharpton
(Related: Commitment)

"We think of violence as being conflict and fighting and wars and so forth, but the most ongoing horrific measure of violence is in the horrible poverty of the Third World... and the poverty in the United States as well."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Being, Conflict, Fighting, Measure, Poverty, states, United, Violence, World)

"With the adoption of the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, the international community sent out a clear message that gender based violence will not be tolerated."
- Jenny Shipley
(Related: Women, Adoption, Community, Gender, Violence, Will)

"Obviously this is the world descending into worse and worse standards of targeting civilians both in state violence in Iraq, Gaza and so on and the terrorist retaliation."
- Clare Short
(Related: Iraq, State, Violence, World)

"I think the suffering, violence and cruelty and Guantanamo and the rest is going to go on and on in Iraq."
- Clare Short
(Related: Cruelty, Iraq, Rest, Suffering, Violence)

"It's odd how violence and humor so often go together, isn't it?"
- Dan Simmons
(Related: Humor, Violence)

"It is vital that Iraq and the United States together send the clearest possible signal that those who commit acts of violence against American military forces and American civilians will not be rewarded with amnesty."
- Ike Skelton
(Related: American, Iraq, Military, states, United, Violence, Will)

"However, the combination of civil resistance, of large-scale mass activities and strikes, with a certain degree of revolutionary violence, could provoke a crisis in the enemy's camp that would ultimately lead to essential changes."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Crisis, Enemy, Violence)

"First of all, my persuasion is what really breeds violence is political differences. But because religion serves as the soul of community, it gets drawn into the fracas and turns up the heat."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Religion, Soul, Community, First, Persuasion, Violence)

"The only violence was when these so-called 'freedom fighters' terrorized the poor Africans in the villages... They were told what to do and who to support."
- Ian Smith
(Related: Poor, Support, Violence)

"Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle."
- Alexander Solzehnitsyn
(Related: Lie, Man, Violence)

"Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Lie, Violence)

"Anyone who has proclaimed violence his method inexorably must choose lying as his principle."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Lying, Violence)

"Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle."
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Related: Lie, Man, Violence)

"I was offered one of the roles in a big project that shall remain nameless. I thought the whole thing encouraged violent sex crimes toward women. It made horrible, ghastly rape violence seem sexy. I just didn't want to sign my name to it."
- Mira Sorvino
(Related: Women, Sex, Thought, Name, Project, Violence, Want)

"But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about. We don't do a lot of violent shows. When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act."
- Aaron Spelling
(Related: Act, Talk, Television, Violence)

"Love soothes wounds, while hatred and violence deepen them."
- Willie Stargell
(Related: Love, Hatred, Violence, Wounds)

"Man has an innate capacity for violence, but can only justify it in the name of justice."
- Ralph Steadman
(Related: Justice, Man, Name, Violence)

"In reality, we can prove that the incidents of drug, alcohol abuse and violence have dropped dramatically among professional athletes - but the problem is it would be impossible to convince than fans, because of what they read on the AP wire."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Abuse, Alcohol, Athletes, Fans, Reality, Violence)

"From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence - and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: May, Violence)

"Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands: it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on more innocent families and communities."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Muslim, Revenge, Violence)

"I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence, destruction and terrorism."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Faith, Religion, Destruction, Reality, Reason, Spiritual, Terrorism, Violence)

"The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime."
- Max Stirner
(Related: Crime, Law, State, Violence)

"If a man is pictured chopping off a woman's breast, it only gets a R rating, but if, God forbid, a man is pictured kissing a woman's breast, it gets an X rating. Why is violence more acceptable than tenderness?"
- Sally Struthers
(Related: God, Kissing, Man, Tenderness, Violence, Woman)

"My door will always be open to those who genuinely renounce violence and seek peaceful accommodation into our nascent democracy."
- Jalal Talabani
(Related: Democracy, Open, Violence, Will)

"If any fall by the hand of violence, others will continue the blessed work."
- Lewis Tappan
(Related: Work, Violence, Will)

"Violence is one of the most fun things to watch."
- Quentin Tarantino
(Related: Fun, Violence)

"But I don't think there has ever been anything written on the nature of violent man as deep and as thorough as Shakespeare's Titus. I think it puts all modern movies and modern exploitations of violence to shame."
- Julie Taymor
(Related: Movies, Nature, Deep, Man, Shakespeare, Shame, Violence)

"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
(Related: Peace, Absence, Conflict, Violence)

"I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."
- Hunter S. Thompson
(Related: Alcohol, Drugs, Hate, Insanity, Violence)

"We took an approach, supported by the Prime Minister, the Home Secretary and the Mayor for London, that we had very real fears of violence and damage being caused across the streets of London."
- Michael Todd
(Related: Home, Being, London, Violence)

"Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Government, Men, Rest, Violence)

"All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Death, People, Suffering, Violence, Want)

"We think that Kosovo will continue to serve as a centre of violence and regional instability in future."
- Boris Trajkovski
(Related: Future, Violence, Will)

"Refrain at all times from such Foods as cannot be procured without violence and oppression."
- Thomas Tryon
(Related: Oppression, Violence)

"From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Equality, Women, Brotherhood, Commitment, Economy, Environment, Military, Schools, Violence)

"Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Violence)

"I think movies glamorize violence, in the sense that they make it in a way that it's either cool or funny."
- Matthew Vaughn
(Related: Funny, Movies, Sense, Violence)

"Wrestling is ballet with violence."
- Jesse Ventura
(Related: Ballet, Violence, Wrestling)

"In my rational mind, I know... that is a very simplistic way of looking at it, but when there is violence of that kind, it challenges my faith. I still can't say that I totally understand why - why that is allowed to happen."
- Linda Vester
(Related: Faith, Mind, Violence)

"Liberating Iraq from a legacy of violence and putting it on the path to peace and prosperity will take time."
- George Voinovich
(Related: Peace, Time, Iraq, Prosperity, Violence, Will)

"We tried to make a movie that had sex and violence because we like sex and violence."
- Larry Wachowski
(Related: Sex, Violence)

"I told the students that we can exert pressure without resorting to violence, and that we can move towards democracy without violence; that way, God will allow it."
- Abdurrahman Wahid
(Related: God, Democracy, Pressure, Students, Violence, Will)

"I do not like violence."
- Abdurrahman Wahid
(Related: Violence)

"When I recall my own path of life I cannot but speak of the violence, hatred and lies. A lesson drawn from such experiences, however, was that we can effectively oppose violence only if we ourselves do not resort to it."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Life, Hatred, Lies, Violence)

"We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: People, Prison, Violence, Yield)

"I think that the enormous emphasis on violence and sex, and in particular violent sex, may not make rapists of us all, but it predisposes us to accept a kind of world in which these things happen."
- Alexander Walker
(Related: Sex, May, Violence, World)

"Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence."
- Alice Walker
(Related: Sin, Violence, Writing)

"A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: Money, Power, Deceit, Intolerance, Lust, Nations, Violence)

"The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information."
- Henry A. Wallace
(Related: American, Information, Poison, Public, Violence)

"Too late, the ordinary German realized that the violence which before had been directed against 'other' people could now equally land on him."
- William Waller
(Related: People, Land, Now, Violence)

"The violence in society, I'm afraid, is perpetrated by the people at the top."
- Rob Walton
(Related: Society, People, Violence)

"No kids should see that kind of violence where Batman is killing as many people as the bad guys."
- Burt Ward
(Related: People, Kids, Killing, Violence)

"War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will."
- George Washington
(Related: War, Act, Enemy, Violence, Will)

"I have always been vitally interested in physical conditioning. I have long believed that athletic competition among people and nations should replace violence and wars."
- Johnny Weissmuller
(Related: People, Competition, Nations, Violence)

"The white man's victory soon became complete by fraud, violence, intimidation and murder."
- Ida B. Wells
(Related: Victory, Fraud, Man, Murder, Violence)

"These days, our senses are bombarded with aggression. We are constantly confronted with global images of unending, escalating war and violence."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: War, Aggression, Senses, Violence)

"The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance."
- E. B. White
(Related: Age, Power, Acceptance, Man, Terror, Violence)

"Violence is like a weed - it does not die even in the greatest drought."
- Simon Wiesenthal
(Related: Violence)

"Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings."
- George Will
(Related: Committee, Football, Meetings, Violence)

"Violence is not to be undertaken by private persons. If a state or administration acts without due and visible attention to agreed international process, it acts in a way analogous to a private person. It purports to be judge of its own interest."
- Rowan Williams
(Related: Attention, Interest, State, Violence)

"May we not succumb to thoughts of violence and revenge today, but rather to thoughts of mercy and compassion. We are to love our enemies that they might be returned to their right minds."
- Marianne Williamson
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Compassion, Enemies, May, Mercy, Revenge, Right, Today, Violence)

"Violence - look, we live in a violent world, man. This country was founded on violence. Who's kidding who?"
- Bruce Willis
(Related: Country, Man, Violence, World)

"Violence is a tool of the ignorant."
- Flip Wilson
(Related: Violence)

"If you have Palestinians who have no hope, who don't have a job, who've used up all their resources, the notion of getting rid of violence is a dream."
- James Wolfensohn
(Related: Dream, Hope, Job, Violence)

"Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?"
- Virginia Woolf
(Related: Heart, Body, Measure, Violence, Woman)

"It's pure Black Label. It's about violence and booze. That's all it is. There is no plan."
- Zakk Wylde
(Related: Violence)

"To cure the violence, we must identify and heal the causes of hatred and violence. If we don't deal with the causes we will never be safe."
- Peter Yarrow
(Related: Causes, Cure, Hatred, Violence, Will)

"In a world where change is inevitable and continuous, the need to achieve that change without violence is essential for survival."
- Andrew Young
(Related: Change, Survival, Violence, World)

"I don't like to go to the movies to see violence or some kind of spy thing with all kinds of information you have to assimilate to understand the plot."
- Pia Zadora
(Related: Movies, Information, Violence)

"Wars such as those which have occurred in Iraq only allow hatred, violence and terror to proliferate."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: Hatred, Iraq, Terror, Violence)

"A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned."
- Xun Zi
(Related: Faith, Feelings, Crime, Envy, Hate, Loyalty, Sense, Violence, Will)