Crime And Punishment Quotes

Crime And Punishment Quotes by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Bill Vaughan, Albert Camus, Paul Auster, Woody Allen, Michel Foucault and many others.

You see I kept asking myself then: why am I so stupid t

You see I kept asking myself then: why am I so stupid that if others are stupid—and I know they are—yet I won’t be wiser?
Fyodor Dostoevsky
What do you think, would not one tiny crime be wiped out by thousands of good deeds?
Fyodor Dostoevsky
I know that you don’t believe it, but indeed, life will bring you through. You will live it down in time. What you need now is fresh air, fresh air, fresh air!
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be!
Fyodor Dostoevsky
What if man is not really a scoundrel, man in general, I mean, the whole race of mankind-then all the rest is prejudice, simply artificial terrors and there are no barriers and it’s all as it should be.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Break what must be broken, once for all, that’s all, and take the suffering on oneself.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Actions are sometimes performed in a masterly and most cunning way, while the direction of the actions is deranged and dependent on various morbid impressions – it’s like a dream.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Dark windows are often a very clear proof.
Bill Vaughan
Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.
Albert Camus
The biggest book for me, when I was fifteen, was Crime and Punishment, which I read in a kind of fever. When I put it down, I thought, if this is what novels are then I want to be a novelist.
Paul Auster
Lying is a delightful thing, for it leads to truth.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime.
Woody Allen
In its function, the power to punish is not essentially different from that of curing or educating.
Michel Foucault
You want to make a guy comfortable enough to confess to murder.
Bill Clark
As one reads history … one is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted.
Oscar Wilde
Crime and punishment grow out of one stem. Punishment is a fruit that unsuspected ripens within the flower of the pleasure which concealed it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson