Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Violent Quotes from famous authors such as Andre Dubus III, Susannah Cahalan, Cornelia Parker, William Wordsworth, Ash Sarkar. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I was always a sensitive, sweet kid, but I got brutalized and I became brutal. And frankly, I don’t think it was my natural makeup. I don’t think its anyone’s natural makeup to be a violent brawler.
NMDA receptors are concentrated in the areas that control learning and memory, higher functions like multitasking, and some of the more subtle aspects of personality. When the immune system makes antibodies that attack these receptors, people may have seizures and violent fits.
Violence is part of everybody’s life, whether you like or express it or not. My work utilises all the energies that I have, and part of it is violent, and I’d rather it be out than in.
The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.
More draconian forms of policing and punishment are no guarantee of a reduction in violent crime.
Since 1992 we have made dramatic progress in reducing violent crime.
When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence.
There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people through vicious and violent video games.
There’s sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
We live in a frightened time, and people self-censor all the time and are afraid of going into some subjects because they are worried about violent reactions.
Violent ideologies can proliferate and spread; threats are no longer contained by borders and oceans; and adversaries are as likely to be found in cyberspace as on the battlefield.
The United States is a violent military state. It’s been involved in military action all over the place.
A very beautiful honey blonde, Sharon Tate, looked into the eyes of the man who the evidence shows just four and a half months later would order her tragic and violent death.
I think it does work. The fact that the law is there and injustices can be rectified, I think has a lot to do with the fact that the people in this country aren’t as frustrated as they are in some of these places in Eastern Europe and don’t resort to violent revolution.
To a considerable extent we are faced by a technology arms race with terrorists. The communications revolution has made it easier for terrorist groups to reach out to vulnerable individuals with their violent extremist ideology and propaganda. It has also facilitated fundraising, recruitment and training.
At the rate we’re going, the 21st century looks pretty clear. It’s going to be pretty violent.
If apartheid is removed, then the violence that is necessary to maintain it will be removed along with the pressures from apartheid which create a violent response.
I think the effective thing is, I passed this bill to combat violent extremism in the United States as effective outreach to the Muslim community, so you can pull the religious leaders really on to our team, if you will, to protect us from radicalization from within those communities.
Adults should be intelligent enough to know what they want – if you don’t like it, then don’t consume it. A rating system for kids and teens is more important. Especially for violent shows.
My mom’s whole side of the family, they’re all Packers fans. My mom’s a Bears fan. My stepdad is a Vikings guy. So that gets ugly. My mom sits upstairs watching the Bears game; he sits in the basement. They can’t watch it together. Football’s a violent anger in our family dynamic.
One characteristic of modern poetry is that arrangement of parts which strikes many people as being violent or obscure.
Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust; and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.
Violence begets violence, and then you get leaders who are violent men. And you don’t want that.
Ethiopia is a major contributor to peace and security in Africa, the U.S.’s ally in the fight against violent extremists, and has shown incredible generosity to those escaping violence and repression, admitting more refugees than any country in the world.
I think my passion is misinterpreted as anger sometimes. And I don’t think people are ready for the message that I’m delivering, and delivering with a sense of violent love.
Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.
My law enforcement experience has showed me first-hand the violent and psychologically scarring impact that can result from the series of dominoes that fall after an otherwise law-abiding citizen fails to pay a summons for a quality-of-life offense on time.
Now people want what the movie was about, which is violent comedy. And that’s really what The Aristocrats is based on – what will a family do out of desperation.
I don’t look at my work as being violent. ‘Officer Downe’ is more campy than anything. It’s a comic book, so it’s funny to me.
When you grow up in a violent home, the fights, the screaming, the pain all blur together. To survive, you block as much of it out of your head as you can in the moment. You try to forget it going forward.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Let us recognize that we can no longer tolerate violent oppression of women in the name of religion and culture any more than we would tolerate violent oppression espoused by any other bully in the name of a twisted rationale.
When I started watching comedy there was a lot of negativity about women; a lot of comics were spewing out aggressive, violent and negative material.
For my own part, once I became a teenager, I experienced severe and violent racism.
I’m not a violent extremist. I’m not even violent.
I probably wouldn’t be a songwriter if I didn’t grow up the way I did. It was difficult and it was at times very scary to grow up in a household so unsettled and at times very violent. But, it also, I guess it earned me a sort of wisdom at a young age that’s served me well.
It’s hard for me to view Baltimore outside the context of what Baltimore has always been in my mind: a violent place.
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.
By a series of violent shocks, the nations in succession have struggled to shake off the Past, to reverse the action of Time and the verdict of success, and to rescue the world from the reign of the dead.
My top priority as Attorney General is to continue the fight against violent crime, and step it up wherever needed.
I love all kinds of movies. I’d especially like to make some, you know, violent crime drama.
The violent reaction on the recent development of modern physics can only be understood when one realises that here the foundations of physics have started moving; and that this motion has caused the feeling that the ground would be cut from science.
If we are going to get serious about ‘gun violence’ we should get serious about facing the facts of the violent mentally ill.
We’re not nearly as violent as the westerns.
I just don’t ever want it to be nice. I’d prefer someone had a violent reaction to my collection than ever call it ‘nice.’
I think we should be pushing for amnesty and a path to citizenship for every undocumented person residing in the United States who has not committed a violent crime, with a special emphasis on keeping families together.
Leading from a place of hate only fuels hateful and violent acts across our country.
I’m not a violent person, but I’ve got a hard core streak and have a reputation about living dangerously.
I was in the courtroom prosecuting violent felonies for well over a decade.
Love is also a very violent thing. Totally violent. Suddenly, you are, like, at this party your friends invite you to, and you meet this person, and your life is turned upside down, and the next day you can’t stop thinking about them. That’s violent. Hopefully, it’s for the better, but it’s a violent thing.
I rise today in strong support of the Children’s Safety and Violent Crime Reduction Act, because it is a commonsense way to protect our schoolchildren from pedophiles.
I managed to escape a violent carjacking. It was a very traumatizing point in my life and it made me realized that many women in South Africa are affected by crimes like this.
As a photographer who is constantly in violent, bloody situations where the instinct is to turn away, I am always trying to figure out how to make people not turn away.
I want to show in a violent sport like our sport, you don’t need to hurt anybody in order to win.
I’m not a violent person, but I’m a capable person. I’m never looking for a fight. But I’m always ready for one.
The word ‘revolution’ first brings to mind violent upheavals in the state, but ideas of revolution in science, and of political revolution, are almost coeval. The word once meant only a revolving, a circular return to an origin, as when we speak of revolutions per minute or the revolution of the planets about the sun.
Again and again, I find something eerie in many Irish occasions – the unrelenting whiteness, the emotional tribal attachments, the violent prejudices lurking beneath apparently pleasant social surfaces, the cosy smugness of belonging.
As a Republican Party, we’re going to have to have a conversation about it. But I think, ultimately, a majority of Republicans, like a majority of Americans, don’t want to let violent felons out of prison.
I guess they often cast me as the bad guy, because I’m not, er, conventional looking. I look sort of violent. I’m the odd one out, the outsider.
For years, I’ve gone on television and made the case for the Second Amendment – the right to bear arms. I’ve pointed out that criminals don’t follow gun laws, and I’ve defended the NRA and its members – law-abiding gun owners like me who have nothing to do with mass shootings or violent gun crimes.
The NYPD has too urgent a mission and too few officers for us to waste time and resources on broad, unfocused surveillance. We have a responsibility to protect New Yorkers from violent crime or another terrorist attack – and we uphold the law in doing so.
All punk music is is rebellion, going against the grain. It takes different forms. Sometimes it’s a band throwing their instruments around or making really violent and noisy sounds, but it doesn’t have to take that sonic form. It can take more of an energy.
But the myth of violent solutions as the ultimate solutions maintains itself in much of popular media.
We have some goats, some chickens, and we used to have pigs. There used to be two ostriches as well, but they were a little bit violent, so we had to give them away. When we were little, we used to play with the goats all the time. We each had our own little goat, and we’d go and run around with them.
No wonder we have a lot of violence in Rio: the corrupt and violent policemen meet the violent criminals in the streets. What else is going to happen?
The true Resurrection is based not on the mythical lie of the guilty victim who deserves to die, but on the rectification of that lie, which comes from the true God and which reopens channels of communication mankind itself had closed through self-imprisonment in its own violent cultures.
What poor people go through, it’s amazing they don’t do more violent things! If they’d just give you a little dignity, it might help you stand it better. They suffer no heat, no electricity, while you’re working, but then you’ve got to face all the insults, too.
Culturally, there is often the expectation that women should be repelled by anything too ugly, too violent.
I think that clearly it has an influence, to be coming of age during the punk rock era, to come from a difficult and sporadically violent background, to have been in and out of such chaos, I think it actually helps. But I don’t know for sure.
Initially we were spitting lyrics over garage beats, in that eight-bar gap where there wasn’t a vocal. But we were rebellious towards garage because they were rebellious towards us; a lot of their gatekeepers said grime was too violent.
What is violent about ‘Supari’ is the thought that the guy who is sitting next to you in college could be already sucked into a world of crime.
Labels, boxes, and politically correct terminology all seem small and irrelevant when being compared to the violent and brutal attacks on the lives of people who are different than what society says we should be.
We work a lot, and we have a lot of discipline because we are really tired that people know Colombia as a violent country. We just want to change that face of the country, and the music that we’re doing is the music that people want, that people love.
Today’s ghost stories tend to be much more physically or psychologically violent. The Victorians were much more leisurely about what might or could happen, building suspense layer by layer rather than punching you in the face.
I met a white man once, who claimed that every black man has a gene which makes him violent. To which, I said I had never been violent and that he was wrong.
I remember watching ‘Fargo.’ I thought that was cruel. ‘GoodFellas,’ lots of Scorsese stuff, I think is unnecessarily violent and almost a celebration of violence. I don’t see ‘Game of Thrones’ as being a celebratory violence.
Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country.
I like the lasso of truth. There is something so beautiful about the fact that people have to tell the truth when they have the lasso around them. And it’s not too violent.
As a judge, I held people accountable when they did wrong. That’s why I cracked down on violent criminals and stopped the big banks when they tried to kick families out of their homes.
By employing a certain sense of humor, you essentially get more serious about things and show conflict more effectively than if you were overly dramatic or only violent because that’s a one-way approach that just forces audiences to watch something appalling.
When it comes to civilian deaths, violent hostilities play no favorites.
The most important thing to me with any politician is that they don’t start wars, but education is a big part of that, too, because educated people are less likely to do stupid, violent things.
Radicalisation or the risk of children being drawn into non violent extremism is a very real threat in this country.
I don’t feel comfortable with violence, and I’m not sure that I film violent scenes properly, and it’s something I’m reticent to do, and yet violence is sort of in all of my films.
One principle I’ve been fighting for that doesn’t endear me to a lot of people is that black people can be just as complicated and screwed up as white people. Our motives can be just as base and violent. Suffering does not necessarily ennoble you.
Whether solid rockets are more or less likely to fail than liquid-fuel rockets is debatable. More serious, though, is that when they do fail, it’s usually violent and spectacular.
It is hard to look the other way when a dictator is being so cruel and violent with his own people.
I used to be angry all the time and at everybody. I would get really violent.
My problem is I can’t show any of my movies to my daughters. It’s tough. ‘Beauty and the Beast’… they liked it. But that’s the only one, really. Otherwise, they’ve always been dark or violent.
Islam is a violent, I was going to say religion, but it’s not a religion. It’s a political system. It’s a violent political system bent on the overthrow of the governments of the world and world domination. That is the ultimate aim.
Societies that empower women are less violent in every way.
When I’m making a collage, there are a lot of things about it that are violent.
It’s kind of hard for boxing, which is a violent sport, to get the respect that it deserves.
We are now in the 21st century: all books, including the Koran, should be fair game for flushing down the toilet without fear of violent reprisal.
If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent, stay it with guidance and instruction.
The Klan was one of the most violent terrorist groups that has ever existed in the United States.
The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.
You can say battle or war or whatever, but in the end, it’s music. It’s not really violent in intent at all, it’s really just about expression and celebrating that in itself.
During the Blair-Brown decade social concerns – what kind of society we have become – have gradually replaced economic worries. People fear that we have become an increasingly fragmented, boorish, more violent society.
Violent behavior exists in one’s psychological makeup much deeper than the level that receives information from television or movies.
I was raised in a Bronx public housing project, but studied at two of the nation’s finest universities. I did work as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting violent crimes that devastate our communities.
If you’re totally sedentary and eat 2,500 calories a day, don’t instantly go to 1,200 calories and hours of aerobics – your weight loss will be sudden and violent, but also fleeting.
If you take guns away from legal gun owners, then the only people who would have guns would be the bad guys. Even a pacifist would get violent if someone were trying to kill him or her. You would fight for your life, whatever your beliefs.
The most violent and troubling stories become part of our national consciousness about foster care.
Violent crime rates fell steadily from 1993 to 2002, and this nearly coincides with the establishment of the community policing program known as the COPS program under the Clinton administration.
I love language because when it succeeds, for me, it doesn’t just tell me something. It enacts something. It creates something. And it goes both ways. Sometimes it’s violent. Sometimes it hurts you. And sometimes it saves you.
Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
What concerned me the most about Twitter wasn’t just the violent vitriol I was exposed to regularly. I was more worried about what it was doing to me as a person and how it was changing my overall perception of humanity.
The alt-right is working hard to cloak its desire to create chaos in the streets as free speech. They say they want to air their views, but it’s about provoking violent reactions. We all can easily see that this is not about free speech.
I never set out to write literature; I set out to tell stories. And some of my work may be very raunchy and very bloodthirsty – but life, for me, is a violent thing.
I would, without any hesitation, shoot a violent criminal again.
Any movement at all that reduces disease, that reduces overdoses, that reduces property crime, that reduces violent crime, is good.
I’m from Victorville – it’s about an hour-and-a-half away from Los Angeles, up in the desert. They call it Victimville because it’s kind of violent. It’s a beautiful place, though. It’s quiet.
The purpose of terrorism lies not just in the violent act itself. It is in producing terror. It sets out to inflame, to divide, to produce consequences which they then use to justify further terror.
We’re such a funky species. We’re so violent, so greedy – this is how we roll. But what are we going to do about it? How do we move forward given who we are? Because situations don’t come out of nothing. They come out of certain conditions.
I strongly believe that for serious and violent criminals, we must absolutely hold them accountable for their crimes and send them to prison.
Projecting weakness will not make us safer or discourage attacks against us. We need to show leadership and strength by demonstrating that we will not tolerate violent acts against our people, and we will not leave our citizens or our interests vulnerable to an attack.
There is still a funny notion that women should not write violent fiction.
Brainstorming, for me, takes place in my bed at night between the time I turn out my lights and I finally fall asleep. It is not a very violent storm, but what’s happening is I am just thinking about different ideas and maybe things I’ve seen that day that I think might make a good story.
Yet if anyone believes that the earth rotates, surely he will hold that its motion is natural, not violent.
The little depression I experienced during my manic-depression was not like depression as anyone else had ever described it. It was very violent and angry, and I was full of rage. I wasn’t lying in bed.
Violent movements attract thugs and firebrands who enjoy the mayhem. Violent tactics provide a pretext for retaliation by the enemy and alienate third parties who might otherwise support the movement.
I was a really sick kid. I developed epilepsy when I was eight years old, and I would have violent seizures, and I would – literally, I couldn’t get out of bed.
A State infinitely worse than that which the most inflamed Zealot, the most violent Republican or Enthusiast even pretended to dread before the Rebellion commenced.
I love when violent, dangerous art is done by people who are not violent and dangerous. I love that when George Romero was making ‘Dawn of the Dead,’ he was coaching his son’s little league team.
We now expect Google, Facebook, Twitter and other companies to police the Internet for dangerous and illegal material – violent, terrorist, criminal – and some democratic governments require them to do so. But what if they did decide to repress material for political reasons? How would we know?
Any football game, you can be hit one way or another. It’s not the safest sport that we play; it’s a beautifully violent game, and that’s what, in part, I love about it.
We have, for whatever the reason, disturbed people… who sometimes do terrible, violent things, and sometimes those of us who serve in elected positions are the target.
We tend to think of heroes only in terms of violent combat, whether it’s against enemies or a natural disaster. But human beings also perform radical acts of compassion; we just don’t talk about them, or we don’t talk about them as much.
It doesn’t need to be that violent and crazy and wild. Having experienced it, you don’t belong to yourself anymore. You belong to the passion… It’s something you have to go through to learn what passion is about.
The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
I’ll play anything Mario- or Zelda-related, but Fortnite is one step beyond me. I don’t get anything from it but motion sickness and an increased sense of anxiety about how violent future generations are going to be.
My violent music helps most kids avoid that street life because it scares them. My fans aren’t blind to the consequences.
It’s a violent sport. It’s meant to be that way.
A lot of new dads don’t realise that you can’t take your 5-year-old along to see something like ‘The Avengers.’ Modern superhero films are too violent, and the dialogue is far too convoluted for a child.
Everywhere you look for comparisons of life under anarchy and life under government, life under government is less violent.
The tragedy is that the police and inner city communities should be allies. Who suffers most from violent crime in America? Inner city communities. Who has a personal and professional interest in lowering that violence? Cops.
Too often, we see violent criminals return to the streets they have previously terrorized, only to commit more violent crimes.
Anyone who follows the Middle East and Islamic world in general can’t deny it is often a very violent place, that a band of instability now stretches from Algeria to Pakistan.
I’m not violent, I don’t believe in killing people, but standing up for yourself, speaking out against injustice, is another form of vengeance.
The Tea Party was regularly smeared in media as a violent, bigoted, ‘astroturf’ movement hellbent on opposing the first black president because of his skin color rather than his big-government policies. These classifications were made without evidence, and there were many more.
You might hear people decry the loss of privacy in today’s world, but radical transparency is dramatically reducing violence everywhere. Most violent things happen in the dark when no one’s watching, whether it’s an oppressive dictator or someone causing violence in the inner city.
To be quite honest, John Lennon had questionable politics. There was a flip side. He was all peace and love, but he was a very violent character.
We must recognize the chief characteristic of the modern era – a permanent state of what I call violent peace.
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.
Liberals believe that they own blacks – still. They believe they’re something proprietary about being black in this country, and if you deviate from the way they want you to think, in the way they want you to act, they grow violent.
Time and again we see leaders and members of religions incite aggression, fanaticism, hate, and xenophobia – even inspire and legitimate violent and bloody conflicts.
What to do about these increases in crime? Plenty of laws already exist to punish violent criminals, and research questions the level of correlation between longer sentences and lower crime rates.
I think that communism was a major force for violence for more than 100 years, because it was built into its ideology – that progress comes through class struggle, often violent.
Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They’re destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division.
The great majority of Americans do not know much about Islam but nonetheless fear it as violent, expansionist and alien to their society. The problem to overcome is not hatred, but ignorance.
When Scorsese shoots a violent scene, it’s very uncomfortable – it’s not like watching ‘Rambo.’
What kind of world is it if we allow people who are violent and do terrible things off the hook? What does that say about the world we’re living in – it’s like a world upside down, right?
It seems disingenuous to ask a writer why she, or he, is writing about a violent subject when the world and history are filled with 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.
The thing I worry about with religion isn’t to do much with forgetting Christmas. It’s to do with religion being angry and violent.
I used to get some flack from my agents because I wouldn’t even audition for parts where the hero uses violent force to be a hero.
When I was younger, if I got into arguments, I’d become aggressive and violent, but I learnt the hard way that was only going to end negatively.
Young people will tell you, if you’re not prepared to write the most violent, the most misogynistic, the most horrible kinds of rhymes and scenarios, you are not going to get air play.
We need to make sure we’re making a distinction between violent felons who are in this country illegally and children who were brought here through no fault of their own, who have grown up here in America.
I am an enemy to revolutions. I abhor, both from temper and from the clearest judgment I am able to form, all violent convulsions in the affairs of men.
I am concerned about any form of violent extremism.
Antifa are the left-wing version of Nazis. They are very violent; they are terrible people. They cause a ruckus and property damage.
Everything that’s realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent.
The liberal people are the violent people in this country. The Democrat Party are the violent people.
I was the victim of a violent attack in March 2008. I had sulphuric acid thrown in my face and was severely injured leaving me with loss of site in my eye and full thickness burns on my neck, chest, face and hands.
One of the things I learned is that you’ve got to deal with the underlying social problems if you want to have an impact on crime – that it’s not a coincidence that you see the greatest amount of violent crime where you see the greatest amount of social dysfunction.
Rambo isn’t violent. I see Rambo as a philanthropist.
Violent felons and people with mental health problems need to be rehabilitated.
When you grow up in poverty, suffer from abuse, live in a violent neighborhood, come from a broken home, lack positive role models, are told you’ll never amount to anything, etc, the challenges are enormous.
To me violence, once you’ve done one violent act it leads to another, it leads to another, it leads to another, it becomes routine.
I see ‘Jekyll’ as a very scary comedy thriller, partly because Hyde is violent and frightening as a character but at the same time he’s very funny – and that’s quite an achievement.
I didn’t listen to anyone. I was so violent, so authoritarian, only listening to what I wanted and myself.
I like doing violent movies.
Our society constantly promotes role models for masculinity, from superheroes to politicians, where the concept of being a ‘man’ is based in their ability to be tough, dominant – and even violent when required.
We would naturally prefer not to reckon with the worst of what people do or say on the margins, but we have to. Especially if it seems possible to trace a line from vicious rhetoric on a computer screen to violent action.
What many people don’t know about ‘Peter Pan’ is that it’s a very violent book and Hook is one of the most finely observed villains ever.
The thing about a violent kid is that he can’t play imaginatively.
You have troubles with violent indigenous movement around the continent. Here, we are putting more power in their hands and creating a nonviolent indigenous society.
The most violent show on TV is the six o’clock news.
I’ve travelled pretty widely and have never taken a violent dislike to anywhere.
The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves.
Here in New York, we are already seeing how climate change contributes to increasingly violent and extreme weather that has cost us dearly, in both damage and in lives.
It’s not that the film is violent, it’s that people have an issue with violence right now.
Methamphetamine is a hideous drug. Meth makes a person become paranoid, violent, and aggressive – making them a serious threat to society and law enforcement. And maybe more importantly, meth users are a threat to their own children and families.
‘The Bone Season’ is violent. There’s sex. My little brother keeps asking to read it, and he’s 9, so I’m like, ‘No, it’s not happening.’
In a democracy, everyone has a right to put forward one’s views. But people resorting to violent demonstrations in the name of Dalits are bound to be exposed.
I’ve written films that are violent. I’m not big on sitting and watching violence.
The mainstream media spins stories that are largely racist, violent, and irresponsible – stories that celebrate power and demonize victims, all the while camouflaging its pedagogical influence under the cheap veneer of entertainment.
Camus believed in dialogue and diplomacy, and enlisted his work as a philosopher to the need to find nonviolent solutions, whereas Sartre called for violent conflicts and justified terror.
Senseless violence is, almost by definition, hard to understand. Not that I can understand terrorists who kill from hate, but at least we can identify a reason – a terrifying one, to be sure, grounded in a violent belief system – for what they do. Two gangs go to war. Extremists kill in the name of belief.
Why are video games so violent? The ones I’ve seen remind me of the 4th of July, with everything exploding, buildings, cars, airplanes, men and women. Kill, kill, and kill for sport and entertainment.
I think everybody who commits a violent killing is in some way crazy. But that doesn’t mean we can let them off the hook for that.
The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter.
I’ve anchored my share of live coverage over the years, including car chases. At MSNBC, I often prayed the ‘delay switch’ would actually work as promised. And, I frequently wondered what I would do or say if a violent and graphic incident accidentally aired on my broadcast.
After a dark, violent age, the Piscean, we are entering a millennium of love and light in the words of the popular song the ‘Age of Aquarius,’ the time of the mind’s true liberation.
I’m a violent, physical person.
Shakespeare’s plays were a great Teutonic Valhalla with brilliant sunshine at times and violent tempests at others. The world to him was a battlefield, but his sense of poetic justice, his sublime faith in life and its infinite resources, guided the battles.
I never had a desire to hurt anybody. I have at certain times had violent urges, but I don’t think I ever have hurt anybody. Tried to a couple times, but I don’t think I have. Yeah, guess I have. In high school. I was dirty then. Kick ’em. I might not’ve hurt ’em, though, they might’ve just been afraid of me.
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?
You can have bans on assault weapons or whatever weapons you wish, and it’s not going to protect from a violent person.
We need to send a clear message to gang members that violent crime will not be tolerated.
Well, I’m not a violent person. You have to back off. People sometimes will try you and try you until you try not to, but you have to react. Normally, I just walk away.
War zones are dangerous, protests can be violent, also, natural disasters are difficult to cover, so there are going to be risks.
If you look at 1983, the film of the year was ‘Terms of Endearment.’ ‘Scarface’ was lumped in under the gratuitously violent banner. I mean, we knew it was violent, that it depicted a violent time and place. But it wasn’t the end-all of the thing.
We don’t necessarily ever dig into consequences, right? We have the violent act and then cinematically we tend to walk away and we forget that there’s collateral damage.
‘American Psycho’ is violent. ‘Apocalypse Now’ is violent. ‘Officer Downe’ is a comic and not violent to me.
At the moment, I’m afraid that the discipline system doesn’t give teachers the support that they need. One thing that I’ve been struck by is that the number of violent assaults on teachers increased last year. We need to be clear that teachers have the power they need in order to impose discipline.
I don’t like winning in a violent way.
The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession.
We have a toxic ideology, hopefully very small, within Islam; certainly most people, most Muslims, don’t agree with this violent, jihadist approach.
I’m wary when legislators say the solution to school shootings is mental health care, because it suggests that people who are mentally ill are violent, and that’s just not true.
President Kennedy said that those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable. I would say that the converse is true.
In many ways, I think that, while we’ve been remarkably violent in our media, there’s been a real schizophrenia. In private, on the Internet, and on public-affairs shows or talk radio, we’re way more explicit than we’ve ever been.
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.
Music has the power to divert the violent minds.
A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance.
Armed and law-abiding citizens are a greater deterrent to violent crime than 1,000 laws passed by Congress.
The main problem with films is that everybody always thinks of us as a violent people. We are not. We are spiritual. And when you show someone without a sense of humor or families, which is the way you usually see Indians in movies, then they are without a spiritual base and become subhuman.
I obviously wouldn’t say on nationwide TV that I thought America was racist, sexist, homophobic and violent if they asked me why I left. I would just say America wasn’t a culture I felt comfortable in. But anybody with a brain would understand what I’m trying to say.
I think ‘Piranha’ won’t be in the guilty-pleasure category, because it’s gonna be – well, yeah, maybe for some people. From what I’ve seen, it has a sense of humor about itself, and it’s also really scary and really, really violent. I would call it a popcorn movie from the planet Popcorn.
Sometimes, violent details have been eliminated from fairy tales simply because they were deemed too graphic. So one does not, at the end of Disney’s version of ‘Cinderella,’ see the stepsisters’ eyes get pecked and pecked by doves, because Disney wanted to market the story for wholesome family viewing.
The direct risks from climate change are obvious: as changing weather patterns cause extremes of flood and drought, hurricanes and typhoons. These damage the physical infrastructure of buildings and bridges roads and railways. They are violent and disruptive.
Immediately surrounding the tranquil eye is the most violent part of the hurricane: the eye wall. The most intense wind speeds at the surface are found there.
If you look at the Nile on a map of Egypt, you don’t think it has moved very much, but the river is very violent and has moved over time.
Many Haitians don’t want to participate in something they think will be violent.
We were at the dark end of the L.A. punk scene, and that scene was full-on and violent and aggressive and wild and intense.
To be violent is the ultimate laziness. War always seems a great effort, but it is the easy way. And false non-violence is also an idol.
I’m really schizophrenic about that, because on the one hand I would say, yes there is, there’s something inherently, even violent about it, it’s wild and raw and all this.
President-elect Donald Trump says he’s looking for a simple plan for defeating ISIS within his first 30 days of taking office. But even as ISIS has suffered setbacks in Iraq and Syria, its violent ideology continues to spread.
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.
The government in Havana is best understood as a cross between violent left-wing radicals and organized crime.
I know there’s an impression that I’m someone who seeks to have violent confrontations with people. I don’t. Do I regret screaming at some guy who practically clipped my kid in the head with the lens of a camera? Yeah, I probably do, because it’s only caused me problems.
The history of science has been one long series of violent brainstorms, as successive generations have come to terms with increasing levels of queerness in the universe.
Violent resistance and nonviolent resistance share one very important thing in common: They are both a form of theater seeking an audience to their cause.
I got a role in this movie called Freeway playing this really angry, aggressive, violent young woman who believed wholeheartedly in the truth. I had such satisfaction afterward, and I thought, That’s what I want to do.
The reality is that the institutional framework in which Wall Street operates is fundamentally inappropriate, and it inevitably generates violent fluctuations of the market.
The Special Forces is an aggressive and violent organisation. I wouldn’t want to see a woman going through that and getting shot at.
It is standard practice for corrupt leaders who are seeking a certain political outcome to hype or manipulate a terror threat or a threat of violent domestic subversion. While sometimes the threat is manufactured, frequently the hyped threat is based on a real danger.
The caricature of Islam as a violent and intolerant religion is horrendously incomplete. Remember that those standing up to Muslim fanatics are mostly Muslims.
An escalating, violent tit-for-tat may lead to terrorism.
My favorite – my very favorite movie, which I suppose is a bit of a guilty pleasure in that it’s like, you know, every scene, you know, pushes every button, is ‘True Romance’ directed by Tony Scott with Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater, and it’s a fantastic, fantastic film, very violent, very romantic.
Music is an expression of who you are, and – at least in that sense – I think I epitomize Black Lives Matter. I’m a big black man, and I’m easily misunderstood. Before I started wearing these African clothes, people would assume that I was a threat and that it was O.K. to be violent toward me.
The insecurity that comes from being behind bars with, at best, imperfect oversight makes us all feel responsible only for ourselves. We end up either docile, apathetic, and unwilling to engage with each other, or hostile, angry, violent, and resentful.
Here in Britain, black people are disproportionately targeted, arrested and imprisoned for drug offences, while organised and violent crime are granted a massive source of revenue.
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
I want to be clear that violent crime isn’t just a St. Louis or Kansas City problem.
The lowest point for me was ending up in prison after a violent event. I realised I was way out of my depth.
I didn’t get into comedy to talk about violent death all the time.
If left unchecked, global change will create violent conflict, torrential storms, shrinking coastlines, and irreversible catastrophe.
No durable things are built on violent passion. Nature grows her plants in silence and in darkness, and only when they have become strong do they put their heads above the ground.
The obvious objections to the execution of Saddam Hussein are valid and well aired. His death will provoke violent strife between Sunni and Shia Muslims, and between Iraqis in general and the American occupation forces.
As a border prosecutor, I’ve put criminals behind bars who worked for some of the most violent cartels in the world.
I guess you could say I’ve been in my share of violent movies.
The active part of man consists of powerful instincts, some of which are gentle and continuous; others violent and short; some baser, some nobler, and all necessary.
The threat here focuses primarily on troubled souls in America who are being inspired or enabled online to do something violent for ISIL.
When Trump says, ‘Make America great again,’ he is referencing an era when people were singled out and harmed because of their race and religious beliefs, and when violent enforcement of Jim Crow masqueraded as the will of the people.
Football is a violent sport, and if you don’t kind of go to that dark place to be violent and be physical, you’re not going to last very long.
Giant oak trees… have deep root systems that can extend two-and-one-half times their height. Such trees rarely are blown down regardless of how violent the storms may be.
When I was 17, I had an experience that I later learned could be called a ‘mystical experience.’ It was almost violent. No faces, voices, nothing like that. It is like the world burst and flamed into life all around me. That is not a great image, but it is as good as I will ever do.
Where are the exhortations for children to reject the self-defeating stereotypes that reduce black people to violent, oversexed ‘gangstas,’ minstrel show comedians and mindless athletes?
Physiologically less violent and psychologically more suitable to a concrete type of mind.
During the Fox administration, Mexico turned into a more violent country than Colombia; Calderon’s task is to recover lost ground and clean it up.
I admired punk because I came from a violent band as well. Especially in the first four or five years, we were very aggressive when we played live.
When violence becomes imbedded in a region, then this affects everything. It affects your dreams, your fantasies and relationships, and your religion becomes violent, too.
My dad was a violent alcoholic. Really aggressive.
I always found the Chicago audience to be a smart, fast-moving, violent and cheerful lot, and it’s always good to be back.
‘Joker’ was a violent, dark, and brutal book, so I wanted to do something a little less heavy. I played around with the idea of a children’s book, and that eventually became ‘Noel.’ And I just kept finding these parallels between things I could do with Batman and Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol.’
Violent crime is a solved problem – all they have to do is repeal the laws that keep those intelligent, capable, and responsible men and women from arming themselves, and violent crime evaporates like dry ice on a hot summer day.
It seems Palestinians can’t win. The language of peace negotiations has always been predicated on a representation that Palestinians are violent and that is why Israel behaves as it does.
I don’t think that an artificially intelligent system that has superhuman intelligence will be violent. I do think that it will disrupt our culture.
Knowing that we were doing good work and the stories were good. They were original and charming. They weren’t particularly violent or sexy or any of that. They were just unique and that had a good feel to it.
When diamonds’ role in fuelling violent conflict in Africa gained worldwide attention, the diamond industry established the Kimberley process in order to keep “blood diamonds” out of international trade.
I know what it is like to fear violence. I understand the adrenalin rush that comes before violent confrontations. I write my scripts from an emotional point of view and direct so the audience can experience this adrenalin rush.
I’m not a violent person.
I love unusual games, games that dare to be different and that are not based on violent actions.
To show men that crimes can be pardoned, and that punishment is not their inevitable consequence, encourages the illusion of impunity and induces the belief that, since there are pardons, those sentences which are not pardoned are violent acts of force rather than the products of justice.
It’s the most violent sport there is.
Just being in the military, you’re so violent. We got into fights about just random things all the time. I don’t think as aggressively as I did when I was in the Marine Corps.
Through my mind, is just the horror of these people. I had been held by them, I knew how violent they were.
I think people were a little premature in writing off violent movies. They’re going to continue being made, and audiences will continue going to see them.
I think that art is an act of violence, and the more emotionally engaged you are in a piece of art, the more violent it feels.
I guess I probably make violent films partly because I can’t express my anger in my real life very well.
The North Sea can be a pretty violent place.
Fairy tales read before bed tend to make me dream. They’re all quite violent stories, as are my dreams.
I enjoy total creative control right now. Nobody tells me to make it longer, shorter, better, sexier, more violent, whatever.
This is an era of violent peace.
In economic panics throughout history, the wiping out of the savings accounts of lower earners and the middle class has often led to social revolution, sometimes violent upheavals.
My dad was a womaniser, a gambler. He was violent. They thought if they left Scotland, they would leave the problems behind.
Pre-state societies were far more violent than our own.
After dealing with so much dark energy and investigating violent people for my job, I value creatures with pure souls – animals, especially dogs. I believe a higher power/god created these creatures to give us balance from people who can be truly evil. I am an active voice and supporter against animal cruelty.
Half of Syria’s refugees are children, and we know what can happen to children who grow to adulthood without hope or opportunity in refugee camps. The camps become fertile recruiting grounds for violent extremists.
Someone who decides to turn in a violent criminal isn’t a snitch; they’re a hero.
The U.S. Attorneys who comprise the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee play a critical role in carrying out the Department of Justice’s important work, including its efforts to reduce violent crime, combat the opioid crisis, protect the most vulnerable, and enforce the rule of law.
The time for invisible boundaries that guard the ‘purity’ of gaming as a niche subculture is over. The violent macho power fantasy will no longer define what gaming is all about.
The effect of violent dislike between groups has always created an indifference to the welfare and honor of the state.
Ever since the Crusades, when Christians from western Europe were fighting holy wars against Muslims in the near east, western people have often perceived Islam as a violent and intolerant faith – even though when this prejudice took root Islam had a better record of tolerance than Christianity.
I’ve been involved with violent movies, and then I’ve also said at a certain point, ‘I can’t take it anymore. Please cut it.’ You know, you’ve got to respect the filmmaker, and it’s a really tough issue.
Violent statements and threats cannot provide a solution to the problem. They can only exacerbate feeling and make a clash of forces inevitable.
Our 21st-century world is an incredibly dangerous one. Between brutal civil wars, violent extremism, spreading autocracy, rising inequality, territorial expansionism, election interference, and nuclear proliferation, our policymakers have their hands full.
I was angry when I was young, but I was never really that violent. I hardly ever fought, mainly because I wasn’t very good at it.
My movies are very often violent and dark, but there’s a spectrum of light, and that light is coming from the women.
We should not have people in prisons and jails who aren’t a violent threat.
By all measures men are the more violent gender.
We must maximize our efforts to counter violent extremism, radicalization and recruitment in the United States and stop using xenophobia and ethnic stereotyping.
Shakespeare’s plays are more violent than ‘Scarface.’
My work is less violent because we tend to write what we want to read… and I’m not that interested in gruesome books. Any violence, to fit in well with a crime novel, has to have compassion.
We’re animals. We’re violent. We’re criminal.
Sometimes we see the Civil War in movies and imagine these neatly aligned rows of men with muskets, walking in line to shoot each other. In reality the things that fascinated me were how absolutely ruthless and violent so many engagements were, how much suffering and how men were not prepared.
My grandfather was a Pentecostal preacher, and there was nothing really modern that went on under their roof. We watched television, but they were very picky about what we could watch – old Westerns and stuff that wasn’t vulgar or violent at all.
We really are creatures of a violent world, biologically speaking – watching violence and learning about it is one of our cognitive drives.
We’ve all witnessed violent acts of police brutality happen around the nation that have gone unaddressed.
While crime is indeed up in some cities in the last month or so since the stay-at-home orders lifted, crime is nonetheless down overall for 2020. Indeed, violent crime has trended downward now for decades.
Criminal and terrorist threats are morphing beyond traditional actors and tactics. We still have to worry about things like an al-Qaida cell plotting a large-scale attack, but we also now have to worry increasingly about homegrown violent extremists radicalizing in the shadows.
I’m not a violent person at all, and I don’t want to show violence for violent’s sake.
Only in the English countryside could violent death remain something that is ‘cosy.’
Here in Florida, we know plenty about the Castro brothers, and we hear stories of their ruthless and violent rule far too often. It is shameful that we would grant them any shred of legitimacy.
I don’t see much good coming out of violent revolution.
L. Ram Saran Das was a member of the revolutionary party which was held responsible for many a violent deed. But this by no means proves that revolutionaries are bloodthirsty monsters, seeking pleasure in destruction.
Ethnic divisions can definitely be exacerbated by a lack of natural resources, but those tensions become violent when people manipulate them for their own political gain.
Stopping all the violent and hostile actions means ending the smuggling of arms into the Gaza territory.
Somehow, we have to realize that what we watch and what we listen to not only often reflects our most violent tendencies but cultivates more violence.
The people of South Jersey know that climate change is real and that it impacts their quality of life. They see that our streets flood almost every time it rains and they have seen that extreme weather events have become more frequent and more violent.
It started getting too crazy with ‘Earth A.D.’ The concepts started becoming too brutal and violent. It was less about fiction and more about the real world, the past, present, and future. I think a lot of people got freaked out by that.
Abortion is not a right. It is a violent act against the defenseless. It violates every principle of morality and should be barred by American law. Until that day, I fully support bans on partial-birth abortion, third-trimester abortion, and indeed every limit that can receive public support.
Hip hop is the strongest form of protest there is, and it doesn’t always have to be a violent protest. It can be romantic, also. When you listen to Kanye West’s ‘Street Lights’ for example, there’s romance, there’s pain – you feel the essence. I get the same thing from Drake and 2 Chainz.
‘Avatar’ was gorgeous. There are good stories in there, but when used in other movies they’re similar to those violent video games. Characters using deadly weapons. The children follow these movies.
Getting rid of Bin Laden is good for the cause of peace worldwide but what counts is to overcome the discourse and the methods – the violent methods – that were created and encouraged by Bin Laden and others in the world.
I support strong sanctions and other penalties against those who aid violent extremists, brutalize their own people and have time and time again rejected calls to behave as responsible nations.
The dimensions of my feelings are too violent.
The fact that wealthy people or people from privileged backgrounds may wind up in a violent terrorist organization is not new.
Police cannot be allowed to continue aggressive, violent, and often unconstitutional policing with impunity.
I’m Dan Gelber. As a federal prosecutor, I helped put away corporate criminals, corrupt politicians and violent gangs.
The fundamentals have to be emphasized: tackling the correct way. Having the right equipment. Making sure that you don’t have very violent practices or contact practices.
Am I afraid of Madrid’s violent play? No, every team plays according to their possibilities, and there’s a referee who should judge.
It’s my view that children are violent, dirty, corrupt anarchists. Just adults-in-waiting, basically.
Women have a certain sexuality, and I think their bodies are beautiful, and I’m not embarrassed to explore that in a film. But there are things you get offered that are vulgar and violent – just like there’s a side of me that’s vulgar and violent.
Our country is pathologically violent.
It is a violent sport that we choose as men, and that we as parents allow our children to play.
‘Vikings’ has been so many different challenges, and some of that is, at times, you have to be big and imposing and violent and vicious, and then you have be pulled back and withdrawn and just more layers and more time to portray those layers, too.
Growing up in a violent home is a terrifying and traumatic experience that can affect every aspect of a child’s life, growth, and development.
I somewhere along the way became fascinated with exploring characters who are willing to put themselves into violent situations, whether it’s football, hockey, boxing, being a cop, being a soldier. There’s not a lot of people who are willing to put themselves into those situations.
Think about how much it costs to incarcerate someone. Do we want them just sitting in prison, lifting weights, becoming violent and thinking about the next crime? Or do we want them having a little purpose in life and learning a skill?
There is nothing intrinsic linking any religion with any act of violence. The crusades don’t prove that Christianity was violent. The Inquisition doesn’t prove that Christianity tortures people. But that Christianity did torture people.
I want to bear down on violent crime, in all its aspects from terrorism to sexual offences but definitely knife and gun crime, particularly as it affects young people.
In my case, I feel very protected when I see a movie. That’s why I like making violent movies or radical movies.
When I wrote ‘East,’ I wanted a completely earthy, very sexy, very violent play, so I wrote in verse. I found it not only satisfying but releasing. It gave me an opportunity to play with language. We never played the characters like the yobs that they are, but rather in a slightly heightened way.
At a time when Europeans already had a long history of violent contact with Native people, Lewis and Clark made most of their journey in peace.
No family should have to endure the loss of a loved one at the hands of a previously convicted violent criminal.
I think it’s important, however, that as we again talk about the importance of free speech we make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not America they are not who were they are not what we do and they will be prosecuted, so I want that message to be clear also.
My father, he wouldn’t be belligerent or violent. It was never that way.
Football has always been a contact sport, and it’s always going to be a violent sport, and there are going to be repercussions from that. But every player that ever played this game and will play this game, they’re signing up for it.
While America is generally a violent place, no culture in this country glorifies violence more than the African-American community. And consequently, no other racial group is as disproportionately affected by it.
What Brad Bushman did is in 2010 he ran what’s called a meta-analysis, which is an analysis that looks at a whole bunch of different studies. They concluded that, yes, there is a link between violent video games and aggression.
Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.
The violent radicals do not legitimately represent the overwhelming majority of the world’s Muslims.
I won the parental lottery. Most of the kids I grew up with either came from really fractured homes, or really violent ones. I went home to a very traditional, good Irish Catholic family.
Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.
It seems that in Baltimore, one of the most violent cities in America, jurors are far more reluctant to convict criminal defendants than in the suburban enclaves that ring the city.
I believe that the high rates of property crime (and some of the increase in violent crime) are part of the price you pay for freedom.
The first thing you need to know, in order to establish some perspective and avoid panic, is that the violent government excesses we’re seeing today are far from unprecedented.
A forest – the word dates back to the Norman occupancy, when it meant an area set aside for England’s violent new masters to hunt boar and deer – is necessarily larger than a wood. It belonged to the king and was a fit place for his recreation.
I saw my city gripped by fear. Because of violent acts committed by illegal aliens, my residents were afraid to shop – or even drive – on certain streets.
Failure to find a way to incorporate political Islam in democracy, however uncomfortable its ideology is for secular liberals, will mean we have given them little alternative but to find other means of expression. Inevitably, some of this would be violent.
Certainly, the JCPOA was not a perfect agreement. It did not deal with the threat from Iranian missiles, or their support for violent extremism. And it contains a ‘sunset clause,’ meaning it expires after a decade. But it was accomplishing the one goal it set out to achieve: stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
I’d love to see us get to a point where you can make a movie and not worry about the limits of the violence. Then I think they’d get so violent that people would get bored of it.
I’m not any more sexist, racist or violent than the world around me.
As the country has become more diverse, not just states like California and New York, but throughout the nation, it’s no coincidence that we have seen a resurgence of white supremacy and violent extremism. And history’s clear: voter suppression is rooted in white supremacy.
Since 1994, unemployment rates are lower. Median household income is higher. A greater percentage of Americans are graduating from college. Home ownership rates are higher. And the violent crime rate has decreased.
On some campuses, change is effected through nonviolent or even violent means.
The thing is, and Americans are starting to realize this now, that while street gangs are violent, the Democrats and Republicans are worse. They are worse because their decisions affect your life.
Overall, I’m happy how ‘Original Sin’ has come together. It’s an amalgam of all I’ve done at Marvel, mixing the gritty, violent ‘Punisher Max’ stuff with the zany, light-hearted ‘Wolverine & The X-Men’ work.
I remember the ’70s constantly being winter in Manchester and the Irish community in Manchester closing ranks because of the IRA bombings in Birmingham and Manchester, and you know the bin-workers’ strike, all wrapped up in it… They were violent times. Violence at home and violence at football matches.
My grandfather was hit over the head by a crane boom in Seattle. Some of the family claimed he was never a violent, crazy person before that. Some say he was. It depends who you believe.
Poverty does not make people terrorists, but terrorists can exploit the frustration it creates and use it as a breeding-ground for violent ideas.
Every single person in jail for a violent crime had a nightmare childhood.
Whilst long prison sentences will always be right for those who commit the most serious crimes, particularly of a violent or sexual nature, the fact is that the vast majority of all offenders will at some point be released.
Some might consider me an unlikely advocate for gun rights because I sustained terrible injuries in a violent shooting. But I’m a patriot, and I believe the right to bear arms is a definitive part of our American heritage.
The more you learn about the science of boxing, the more appreciation you have for man’s ability to think and perform in violent situations, and that’s what interests me in film.
Since I had the baby I can’t tolerate anything violent or sad, I saw the Matrix and I had my eyes closed through a lot of it, though I didn’t need to. I would peek, and then think, oh OK, I can see that.
If we are to change violent criminal acts across our state, we must work together.
We became such darlings of a certain type of media. We became a package; we became easy to sell: these three golden nuggets that could pour out all the goods. It was all exposure in an almost violent way.
Black and brown people in communities like mine, when arrested are more likely to be convicted and receive harsher sentences than our white counterparts. A justice system that actually hands out justice isn’t as cruel, violent and racially biased as the one we’ve got.
Our laws are too lax, our justice system too weak – particularly when it comes to violent, dangerous offenders.
I went to a Christian school, and as a kid, we weren’t allowed to really watch anything violent, even ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’
To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
Of the paperbacks that you see at the airport, I am the most violent woman writer.
Long Violent History’ is a collection of instrumental pieces intended to create a sonic soundscape for the listener to set the tone to reflect on the last track, which is my own observational piece on the times we are in.
Football is a violent, competitive game. That’s the way it was always meant to be played. You are supposed to play with an edge. You are actually supposed to impose your will on the other person to win.
Once upon a time, Bill Clinton was widely perceived as an ally and advocate for the needs of black people. However, it is the Clinton administration’s Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act that set the stage for the massive racial injustice we struggle with in law enforcement today.
The critics didn’t like it at all. They felt it was crude and violent without meaning, and they dumped on it. ‘Point Blank’ marked a shift in movie-making, and they weren’t ready for it. However, I think those were the last negative words ever said about it.
In this world, people are violent toward people that they feel are conceptualized as smaller than them. It’s an impulse that we have.
Violent cities, people who live in violent cities, find a way – as New Yorkers did 30 or 40 years ago – they find a way to just carry on. But you’re stressed out. You’re worried, you know.
Obviously I’m not a violent person; I don’t like violence, but I would definitely go into defending myself if the situation arose.
A sword in hand is a sure sign of a violent mind; but one does not become non-violent merely by throwing the sword away.
England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse, and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for particularly violent cases.
Chicago is complicated and complex and very violent but also very rich with history and tradition and art and culture – it’s all these things.
The tone of political assessment has changed. And honestly, the battle for the hearts and minds of the American people has taken on a bit more of a violent and narrow approach.
My dad was a very violent, frightening and dangerous guy. Next to him, I was this vague kind of kid who walked around, as I still do, gathering impressions.