Of the twenty or so civilizations known to modern Western historians, all except our own appear to be dead or moribund, and, when we diagnose each case, in extremis or post mortem, we invariably find that the cause of death has been either War or Class or some combination of the two. To date, these two plagues have been deadly enough, in partnership, to kill off nineteen out of twenty representatives of this recently evolved species of human society; but, up to now, the deadliness of these scourges has had a saving limit.
It makes me itchy, this wry fatalism, but it doesn't make me itch nearly as much as the heroes of so many other modern novels for whom stalking the savage libido is more fun than kinship or community; who will leave town either to find their callow selves, as if they'd lost anything important, or, more transgressively, to Kill a bear, a bull, a whale, a unicorn, a hippogriff, a signifier or, preferably, their fathers.john leonard
To Joseph Stalin: Stop sending people to Kill me! We've already captured five of them, one of them with a bomb and another with a rifle... If you don't stop sending killers, I'll send a very fast working one to Moscow and I certainly won't have to send another.josip broz tito
Boys flying kites haul in their white winged birds; You can't do that way when you're flying words. "Careful with fire," is good advice we know "Careful with words," is ten times doubly so. Thoughts unexpressed may sometimes fall back dead; But God Himself can't Kill them when they're said.will carleton
The ruling to Kill the Americans and their allies civilians and military is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it, in order to liberate the al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy mosque [Mecca] from their grip, and in order for their armies to move out of all the lands of Islam, defeated and unable to threaten any Muslim.
"Strike one" the Umpire said.From the bleachers black with people there rose a sullen roar,Like the beating of the storm-waves on a stern and distant shore,"Kill him! Kill the Umpire!" shouted some one from the stand —And it's likely they'd have done it had not Casey raised his hand.ernest thayer
My old daddy used to say, "Kill the closest snake first".john dingell
The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: And they shall Kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again.jesus christ
...Do not betray, do not be excessive, do not Kill a newborn child.
I go where there are no slaves, hangmen or oppressors; where faith does not Kill; where the one who reigns is God.josé rizal
Notes: When Aono, Yurito's sister, attempted to Kill Matsuri with a katana, Yurito stood in the path of her blade. Yurito is slain and his illusionary form (he was a fake substitute created by Aono through Yaka powers) dissolved back into a sea of papers.
Kill a man's family, and he may brook it, But keep your hands out of his breeches' pocket.lord byron
There was a moment in my life when I really wanted to Kill myself. And there was one other moment when I was close to that… But even in my most jaded times, I had some hope.Gerard Way
Thou shalt not Kill; but need'st not strive Officiously to keep alive.arthur hugh clough
If I advance, follow me. If I retreat, Kill me. If I die, avenge me.
I'm a humanist; I'd rather Kill a man than a snake.edward abbey
She would. Or Kill me and make it look like suicidesimon amstell
I was suspicious for several reasons... after all, Hess who had been held in Spandau for almost 30 years was by then 93-years-old and fragile. I doubted he had the strength to Kill himself with a cord which was not attached at both ends to anything.rudolf hess
The World is divided into armed camps ready to commit genocide just because we can't agree on whose fairy tales to believe. In the end, Religion will Kill us all.ed krebs
You can't Kill a vegetable by shooting it in the head.alan moore
"The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs, and explosions, and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices, to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can Kill and suspicion can destroy; and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is, that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.”rod serling
As I have said before, the ever more sophisticated weapons piling up in the arsenals of the wealthiest and the mightiest can Kill the illiterate, the ill, the poor and the hungry but they cannot Kill ignorance, illnesses, poverty or hunger.fidel castro
In the rare event that the Supreme Court refuses to play along there is always a perfectly legal, extra-constitutional, quasi-legislative, quasi-executive, quasi-judicial, 'independent' regulatory commission or executive agency to Kill off or override constitutional protections.ilana mercer
silver bullet (SIL-vuhr BOOL-it) noun: A quick solution to a thorny problem. [From the belief that werewolves could be killed when shot with silver bullets.] "Writing code, he (Stuart Feldman) explains, is like writing poetry: every word, each placement counts. Except that software is harder, because digital poems can have millions of lines which are all somehow interconnected. Try fixing programming errors, known as bugs, and you often introduce new ones. So far, he laments, nobody has found a silver bullet to Kill the beast of complexity."
[I]n face of erroneous interpretations of freedom, [Pope John Paul II] emphasized in an unequivocal way the inviolability of the human being, the inviolability of human life from its conception until natural death. The freedom to Kill is not true freedom, but a tyranny that reduces the human being to slavery.
There is nothing proper about what you are doing, soldier, but do try to Kill me properly.
"My mother was convinced, and on this head I have retained her firm belief, that to Kill animals for the purpose of feeding on their flesh is one of the most deplorable and shameful infirmities of the human state; that it is one of those curses cast upon man either by his fall, or by the obduracy of his own perversity."alphonse de lamartine