Atrocity's Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 85 Atrocity's Quotes

#1. A curious thing about atrocity stories is that they mirror, instead of the events they purport to describe, the extent of the hatred of the people that tell them. Still, you can't listen unmoved to tales of misery and murder. - Author: John Dos Passos
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#2. People always want to be on the right side of history; it is a lot easier to say, 'What an atrocity that was' then it is to say, 'What an atrocity this is.' - Author: Natasha Trethewey
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#3. There is no such thing as an "atrocity" in warfare that is greater than the atrocity of warfare itself. - Author: Sydney J. Harris
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#4. I've been vegetarian since the 80s and, lately, even vegan. And I once happened to witness the slaughter of a cow. What atrocity must undergo an animal to satisfy the appetite of those fat
men who eat hamburgers! - Author: Anthony Kiedis
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#5. Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. - Author: Frank Herbert
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#6. Let all the green leaves be mine
as long as the trees define
shades created by their limbs
for the soil made with victims
of atrocity's vileness
to redeem the fragileness - Author: Munia Khan
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#7. Before the 1975 fight in Manila, Ali bragged about attending a Ku Klux Klan meeting; he met with the KKK's leadership because they agreed on the issue of interracial marriage (both sides saw it as an atrocity). The - Author: Chuck Klosterman
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#8. Beyond the silver span of the motor bridge lay basins of cracked mud the size of ballrooms - models of a state of mind, a curvilinear labyrinth. - Author: J.G. Ballard
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#9. Collectively, we must do more than simply watch, with resignation and a feeling of powerlessness, reports on the evening news about the latest terrorist atrocity. - Author: Michael Jeffery
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#10. Silence in the face of atrocity is not neutrality; silence in the face of atrocity is acquiescence. - Author: Samantha Power
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#11. Judicial execution can never cancel or remove the atrocity it seeks to punish: it can only add a second atrocity to the original one. - Author: Auberon Waugh
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#12. Something in what Deacon said caused Aiden to string together an atrocity of f-bombs. My brows flew up. Aiden rarely cussed or lost his cool, but boy, he was a grenade whose pin had just been pulled. - Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
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#13. Hung in the scales
with beauty and atrocity:
with the Dying Gaul
too strictly compassed
on his shield
with the actual weight
of each hooded victim,
slashed and dumped. - Author: Seamus Heaney
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#14. The Augustinian doctrine of the damnation of unbaptized infants and the Calvinistic doctrine of reprobation ... surpass in atrocity any tenets that have ever been admitted into any pagan creed. - Author: William Edward Hartpole Lecky
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#15. It seems we are capable of immense love and loyalty, and as capable of deceit and atrocity. It's probably this shocking ambivalence that makes us unique. - Author: John Scott
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#16. And now there was an acrimonious madrigal, with parts sung in all quarters of the car. Nearly everybody, seemingly, had an atrocity story of something Billy Pilgrim had done to him in his sleep. Everybody told Billy Pilgrim to keep the hell away. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#17. The nineteenth century planted the words which the twentieth century ripened into the atrocities of Stalin and Hitler. There is hardly an atrocity committed in the twentieth century that was not foreshadowed or even advocated by some noble man of words in the nineteenth. - Author: Eric Hoffer
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#18. The biggest atrocity of all is to indoctrinate our children into a system that does not value their creative expression, nor encourage their unique abilities. - Author: Benjamin Greene
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#19. It is the absence of society that leads to destruction. When concord is lost, when arguments cease and in opposition neither side sees the other as kin, as brother and sister, then all manner of atrocity is possible. - Author: Steven Erikson
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#20. O, the atrocity of the sin of a pardoned soul! An unpardoned sinner sins cheaply compared with the sin of one of God's own elect ones, who has had communion with Christ and leaned his head upon Jesus' bosom. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#21. There are always people willing to commit unspeakable human atrocity in exchange for a little power and privilege. - Author: Chris Hedges
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#22. Forgoing outright atrocity, of which there is so much - too much - right now, aren't the 'life,'body,' and 'face' of Michael Jackson in the running for some of the most abstract events of the last century? - Author: Andrew Durbin
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#23. Words that are saturated with lies or atrocity, do not easily resume life. - Author: George Steiner
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#24. As part of my research for An Anthology of Authors' Atrocity Stories About Publishers, I conducted a study (employing my usual controls) that showed the average shelf life of a trade book to be somewhere between milk and yoghurt. - Author: Calvin Trillin
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#25. Religion is man-made to assist in controlling the weak minded individuals because during times of atrocity and despair they feel strength in numbers. - Author: Benito Mussolini
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#26. The systematic murder of Christians in the Middle East is a horrible atrocity, and all of us should be united against it. Likewise, we should speak with one voice against the persecution of Jews, usually being carried out by the very same jihadist radicals. - Author: Ted Cruz
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#27. He wondered at the atrocities human kind was capable of committing. The majority of those housed below were ill, mentally or physically, not witches. Most were poor victims
the outcasts of society; or the opposite, people so blessed, others coveted their lives. - Author: Brynn Chapman
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#28. He was telling me that our [country's] blood-soaked and atrocity-littered past was important but that the future didn't have to be its slave. - Author: Wes Moore
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#29. Is slavery - owner, victim, profit, and domination - exclusive to the human race? Have blacks, Jews, women and children been the only victims of this atrocity? Have not cows been enslaved? What about pigs, chickens, turkeys, fish, sheep? If they're not enslaved, then what are they? Free? - Author: Gary Yourofsky
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#30. As objects of contemplation, images of the atrocious can answer to several different needs. To steel oneself against weakness. To make oneself more numb. To acknowledge the existence of the incorrigible. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#31. Humanity is capable of any atrocity," she said. "But when you understand the extent of this cruelty, the unprecedented viciousness, the immense scale of the horror, it seems beyond the power of mere people to conceive and execute. It seems demonic. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#32. Any communitys arm of force - military, police, security - needs people in it who can do necessary evil, and yet not be made evil by it. To do only the necessary and no more. To constantly question the assumptions, to stop the slide into atrocity. - Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
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#33. He who can lead you to believe an absurdity can lead you to commit an atrocity. - Author: Voltaire
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#34. Unscrupulous agitators have been at work spreading atrocity stories which can only be compared with those lies that were fabricated by the same instigators at the beginning of the Great War. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#35. In Iraq we are fighting against men with blind hatred and armed with lethal weapons who are capable of any atrocity. They wear no uniform; they respect no laws of warfare or morality. They take innocent lives to create chaos for the cameras. - Author: George W. Bush
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#36. Hell is reimagined by each generation. Its terrain is surveyed for absurdities and remade in a fresher mold; its terrors are scrutinized and, if necessary, reinvented to suit the current climate of atrocity; its architecture is redesigned to appall the eye of the modern damned. - Author: Clive Barker
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#37. As a physician, I know that human life begins with fertilization, and I remain committed to ending abortion in all stages of pregnancy. I will continue to fight this atrocity on behalf of the unborn, and I hope my colleagues will support me in doing so. - Author: Paul Broun
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#38. I'm a believer in belief. Faith is something that works - it causes people to do things, it has results. It's an intangible, indefinable, very real thing. And it moves people, sometimes to atrocity. And sometimes to survival. - Author: Tommy Lee Jones
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#39. The first atrocity, the first war crime committed in any war of aggression by the aggressors is against the truth. - Author: Michael Parenti
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#40. In his mind World War III represents the final self-destruction and imbalance of an asymmetric world, the last suicidal spasm of the dextro-rotatory helix, DNA. The human organism is an atrocity exhibition at which he is an unwilling spectator ... - Author: J.G. Ballard
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#41. The death is unfortunate. It is an accident. It is not police atrocity . It is a small and petty matter. - Author: Mamata Banerjee
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#42. It is unthinkable in the twentieth century to fail to distinguish between what constitutes an abominable atrocity that must be prosecuted and what constitutes that "past" which "ought not to be stirred up. - Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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#43. When there are no gas chambers, no barbed wire, and no concentration camps, many don't recognize the perpetration of new genocides and other targeted mass atrocity crimes because they may not look the same. - Author: John Prendergast
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#44. Fanatics can justify practically any atrocity to themselves. The more untenable their position becomes, the harder they hold to it, and the worse the things they are willing to do to support it. - Author: Mercedes Lackey
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#45. In short, if Cameron said "bunch of migrants" by accident, he is a dick, but if he said it on purpose, in order to draw the eye, dead-cat-style, away from the Google atrocity, which he did, then he is a bastard, which is worse. - Author: Stewart Lee
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#46. Any atrocity that's committed against one person affects us all, and we are becoming more of one society, of a global society, so something that happens in the Middle East or something that happens in Africa, something that happens in Asia, affects all of us. - Author: Don Lemon
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#47. 3,000 of my neighbors were murdered. My country was, utterly unprovoked, savagely attacked. I wish all those responsible for the atrocity of 9/11 to burn in Hell. - Author: Frank Miller
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#48. We have become so accustomed to the religious lie that surrounds us that we do not notice the atrocity, stupidity and cruelty with which the teaching of the Christian church is permeated. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#49. Would we hold liberty, we must have charity- charity to others, charity to ourselves, crawling up from the moist ovens of a steaming world, still carrying the passional equipment of our ferocious ancestors, emerging from black superstition amid carnage and atrocity to our perilous present. - Author: Learned Hand
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#50. We must stop this unimaginable atrocity before it becomes a reality. - Author: S.A. Tawks
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#51. Abortion is an atrocity. Those who practice or praise it are either damn idiots, misguided fools, or treacherous devils. - Author: Christopher Titus
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#52. Noah had wandered down the aisle, but now he gleefully returned with a snow globe. He stood behind Ronan until he pushed off the shelf to admire the atrocity.
"Glitter," whispered Noah reverentially, giving it a shake. - Author: Maggie Stiefvater
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#53. Funboy: Pal, something is seriously wrong with you.
The Crow: Atrocity has that effect on me. - Author: James O'Barr
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#54. We bear witness to the worst of human brutality, retweet what we have witnessed, and then we move on to the next atrocity. There is always more atrocity. - Author: Roxane Gay
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#55. The human moral sense can excuse any atrocity in the minds of those who commit it, and it furnishes them with motives for acts of violence that bring them no tangible benefit. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#56. When I look at the world, I recognize that unfortunately, it sometimes takes an atrocity like 9/11 to force us to come together. - Author: Ving Rhames
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#57. Atrocities are easier to commit if respect for the victim can be neutralized. For this reason, humiliation handed out by those with power can be ominous. The link between humiliation and atrocity is often found. - Author: Jonathan Glover
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#58. After all this atrocity, this is how human beings really pray. - Author: Jacqueline Novogratz
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#59. No atrocity was ever committed because people were being too reasonable, too skeptical, or too independently minded. - Author: Sam Harris
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#60. Here, though, the police do not exist to protect and serve. They exist to maintain terror through unimaginable atrocity. - Author: Edward Lee
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#61. What is happening in Nigeria is an absolute atrocity, - Author: Masai Ujiri
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#62. I have suffered the atrocity of sunsets. - Author: Sylvia Plath
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#63. The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#64. Still, it's a nice, cynical book for those who like atrocity scenes - starving prisoners forced to eat their girlfriends, etc. - Author: H.P. Lovecraft
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#65. Destiny is a lie. Destiny is justification for atrocity. It is the means by which murderers armour themselves against reprimand. It is a word intended to stand in place of ethics, denying all moral context. - Author: Steven Erikson
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#66. The second assault on Fallujah was a monument to brutality and atrocity made in the United States of America. Like the Spanish city of Guernica during the 1930s, and Grozny in the 1990s Fallujah is our monument of excess and overkill. - Author: Dahr Jamail
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#67. Every apartment devoted to the circulation of the glass, may be regarded as a temple set apart for the performance of human sacrifices. And they ought to be fitted up like the ancient temples in Egypt, in a manner to show the real atrocity of the superstition that is carried on within their walls. - Author: Thomas Lovell Beddoes
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#68. Atrocity is truly emperor; All things that thrive are slaves of cruel Creation. - Author: John Updike
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#69. Ideology always paves the way toward atrocity. - Author: Terence McKenna
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#70. I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity. - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#71. A furious Peeta hammers Haymitch with the atrocity he could become party to, but I can feel Haymitch watching me. This is the moment, then. When we find out exactly just how alike we are, and how much he truly understands me.
"I'm with the Mockingjay," he says. - Author: Suzanne Collins
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#72. Tradition will accustom people to any atrocity - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#73. The same means that have supported every other popular belief have supported Christianity. War, imprisonment, and falsehood; deeds of unexampled and incomparable atrocity have made it what it is. - Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
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#74. In this hard struggle I had little refreshment but from the fountains of my own soul. Had I not clung to myself, the atrocity of others had made me a demon. - Author: Edward John Trelawny
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#75. I blush, I burn, I shudder, while I pen the damnable atrocity. - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#76. Many writers who have had to deal with the subject of atrocity can't face it head-on. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#77. I hope I won't be eternally damned for that, but then again I've warranted damnation for so much else that one atrocity, more or less, would do little against the weight of my soul in the afterlife. - Author: Terry Mancour
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#78. The question of what is deserved should rarely, if ever, be asked. Asking it leads to deadly judgement, and acts of unmitigated evil. Atrocity revisited in the name of justice breeds its own atrocity. - Author: Steven Erikson
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#79. It is in our nature to enjoy atrocity so long as it continues to shock and remains comfortably removed from our own lives. - Author: Paula Marantz Cohen
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#80. Perhaps the gravest under-publicized atrocity in the world is the persecution of Christians. - Author: Conrad Black
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#81. Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity, and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#82. We were the quintessence of athletic atrocity. - Author: Mike Newlin
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#83. I was born the year the Troubles began, in 1968. That world of violence was all I knew - people murdered, maimed, kneecapped, bombed. I don't remember a time without a major atrocity of some kind every week. - Author: Adrian McKinty
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#84. Survivors of atrocity of every age and every culture come to a point in their testimony where all questions are reduced to one, spoken more in bewilderment than in outrage: Why? The answer is beyond human understanding. - Author: Judith Lewis Herman
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#85. Every society needs a cry like that, but only in a very few do they come out with the complete, unvarnished version, which is "Remember-The-Atrocity-Committed-Against-Us-Last-Time-That-Will-Excuse-The-Atrocity-That-We're-About-To-Commit-Today! And So On! Hurrah! - Author: Terry Pratchett
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