Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.
Truman Capote


More Criminal Quotes

But from each crime are born bullets that will one day seek out in you where the heart lies.
Pablo Neruda

Do not sleep under a roof. Carry no money or food. Go alone to places frightening to the common brand of men. Become a criminal of purpose. Be put in jail, and extricate yourself by your own wisdom.
Miyamoto Musashi

Beating women is not cultural, it is criminal and it needs to be treated as such.
Hillary Clinton

It breaks immortality's neck, contemplates crime and therefore halts it; it humbles barbarous nations and makes of savages, champions.
Jose Rizal

In England, if you commit a crime, the police don't have a gun and you don't have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say Stop, or I'll say stop again.
Robin Williams

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Crime shows are really popular, in general, but usually, at the end of every episode, you have to let go of the people that you've invested in and then, the next week, get somebody else.
Mireille Enos

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

All failures - neurotics, psychotics, criminals, drunkards, problem children, suicides, perverts, and prostitutes - are failures because they are lacking in social interest.
Alfred Adler

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.
Emma Goldman


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