Perpetrators Quotes

Perpetrators Quotes by Efraim Zuroff, Clint Eastwood, Margaret Cho, Katherine Dunn, Patrick Califia, Virginia H. Pearce and many others.

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People who make films don’t think they have any obligation to help bring (perpetrators) to justice. They are only interested in art, not in justice.
Efraim Zuroff
I always thought what an interesting idea because almost everybody’s fascinated by the perpetrator of a crime; very few people study what happens to people for the rest of their lives, and how it affects not only that particular character but other characters around him as well.
Clint Eastwood
Let’s not hate ourselves. We are all we have. … I have been a longtime perpetrator of hate crimes against myself, and I am turning myself in. I have had enough.
Margaret Cho
Defining men as the perpetrators of all violence is a viciously immoral judgment of an entire gender. And defining women as inherently nonviolent condemns us to the equally restrictive role of sweet, meek, and weak.
Katherine Dunn
When it comes to your inner critic, my advice is to not take advice from someone who doesn’t like you. That’s like returning to the perpetrator for healing after you’ve been abused.
Patrick Califia
Forgiveness is possible even when there is no restitution, no remorse on the part of the perpetrator.
Virginia H. Pearce
The demand for racial (and sexual) justice gets reduced to politics of identity – and excoriating the so-called perpetrators of the identity politics.
Michael Eric Dyson
If the perpetrators of the World Trade Center plane crashes had a nuclear weapon, there’s no doubt in my mind but that they would’ve detonated it in New York.
Ted Turner
Family violence is a criminal act; perpetrators, while often former victims themselves, need to accept culpability.
Leslie Morgan Steiner
Each and every perpetrator was boastful, usually they would invite me to the places where they killed and I would of course accept those invitations because I could document what happened that way.
Joshua Oppenheimer
In order to escape accountability for his crimes, the perpetrator does everything in his power to promote forgetting. If secrecy fails, the perpetrator attacks the credibility of his victim. If he cannot silence her absolutely, he tries to make sure no one listens.
Judith Lewis Herman
And in a situation of war, we all experience it in much the same way, either as victim or perpetrator. So I’m not narrating a particular story. I’m just addressing experiences.
Doris Salcedo
The worst criminals are not half so immoral as the creators and perpetrators of the unquestionable hell of Christian theology
M. M. Mangasarian
One little lie or dishonest act leads to another until the perpetrator is caught in the web of deceit.
Marvin J. Ashton
There is no defence against an evil which only the victims and the perpetrators know exists.
Christopher X. Brodeur
I think Christine and Chad are on the opposite extremes of the spectrum. Christine is a model victim, and Chad is a model perpetrator, and Howard is closer to the middle.
Neil LaBute
Perpetrators who receive the gift of forgiveness are given a chance to change
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela
We should not give up and say that the situation is hopeless. There is still our conscience, there is still the memory of the victims of this war, there is still our duty to try and prevent further bloodshed. We have to prosecute all the perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Lidia Yusupova
Over the years, Charlie [Munger, Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman] and I have observed many accounting-based frauds of staggering size. Few of the perpetrators have been punished; many have not even been censured. It has been far safer to steal large sums with pen than small sums with a gun.
Warren Buffett
I think I wanted to write a book about the relationship between the victim and perpetrator in which the victim agrees to remain silent.
Darrell Hammond
Justice for the major perpetrators cannot be separated from the vindication of the rights of the individual victim.
Jalal Talabani
suicide is a crime – the only crime that, if successful, guarantees that the perpetrator will not be punished for it. This makes it the most serious crime of all.
Joanne Greenberg
We’ve all been victims. We’ve all been perpetrators. And, so there is a group that is still experiencing that.
Christine McCormick Day
If you do not for give you actually are tying yourself to the perpetrator, that you are going to live your life as a victim. And you won’t experience a liberation that comes from forgiving.
Desmond Tutu
The perpetrators of the actual bad stuff that does real and lasting harm to people, like leakage of industrial chemicals into water systems, seem to get not so much as a second glance; the bloviation from media pundits and think tanks creates false problems that waste time and energy debunking.
Henry Rollins
If forgiving depended on the culprit owning up, then the victim would always be at the mercy of the perpetrator. The victim would be bound in the shackles of victimhood.
Desmond Tutu
Forgiveness does not mean condoning what has been done. Forgiving means abandoning your right to pay back the perpetrator in his own coin.
Desmond Tutu
Try and have neutral compassion toward the perpetrator. Step outside the sting of the incident and realize that this person is trying to erase their own inadequacy or unhappiness by transferring it to you. It won’t make the incident go away, but it’s one thing you can do to reduce the pain.
Monica Lewinsky
The perpetrators of the Inquisition – the torturers, informers, and those who commanded their actions – were ecclesiastics of one rank or another. They were men of God – popes, bishops, friars, and priests.
Sam Harris
The vast majority of the guns in the U.S. are sold to white people who live in the suburbs or the country. When we fantasize about being mugged or home invaded, what’s the image of the perpetrator in our heads? Is it the freckled-face kid from down the street – or is it someone who is, if not black, at least poor?
Michael Moore
Like all great documentaries, The Act of Killing demands another way of looking at reality. It starts as a dreamscape, an attempt to allow the perpetrators to reenact what they did, and then something truly amazing happens. The dream dissolves into nightmare and then into bitter reality. An amazing and impressive film.
Errol Morris
It is very tempting to take the side of the perpetrator. All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. He appeals to the universal desire to see, hear, and speak no evil. The victim, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of pain. The victim demands action, engagement, and remembering.
Judith Lewis Herman
You might argue that we have become a little too forgiving because, if a perpetrator shows up at a court-martial with a rack of ribbons and has four deployments and a Purple Heart, there is certainly the risk that we might be a little too forgiving of that particular crime.
Martin Dempsey
The idea that men ‘lose control’ around a woman in a short skirt is insulting to men, completely relieves perpetrators of responsibility, and erases and ignores male victims.
Laura Bates
God’s grace and forgiveness, while free to the recipient, are always costly for the giver. From the earliest parts of the Bible, it was understood that God could not forgive without sacrifice. No one who is seriously wronged can “just forgive” the perpetrator.
Timothy Keller
Four years ago, the perpetrators believed they would bring America and the rest of the world to chaos, … But they were mistaken.
Vladimir Putin
Islam asserts that on the unappealable Day of Judgment every perpetrator of the image of a living creature will be raised from the dead with his works, and he will be commanded to bring them to life, and he will fail, and be cast out with them into the fires of punishment.
Jorge Luis Borges
The horror of the Holocaust is not that it deviated from human norms; the horror is that it didn’t. What happened may happen again, to others not necessarily Jews, perpetrated by others, not necessarily Germans. We are all possible victims, possible perpetrators, possible bystanders.
Yehuda Bauer
When we hear men are the greater victims of crime, we tend to say, ‘Well, it’s men hurting other men.’ When we hear that blacks are the greater victims, we consider it racist to say, ‘Well, it’s blacks hurting blacks.’ The victim is a victim no matter who the perpetrator was.
Warren Farrell
Each way to suicide is its own: intensely private, unknowable, and terrible. Suicide will have seemed to its perpetrator the last and best of bad possibilities, and any attempt by the living to chart this final terrain of life can be only a sketch, maddeningly incomplete
Kay Redfield Jamison
As a young victim of bullying and then, later, a vindictive perpetrator of violence myself, I’ve known both sides of this experience, and I tried very hard in the writing here to be as absolutely honest as I possibly could, to not romanticize myself or my past actions or cowardly inactions in any way.
Andre Dubus
It has to come out of the chain of command, because the chain of command has really become impotent. The chain of command is vested in protecting itself, and so often, the perpetrator of the assault is in the chain of command.
Paula Coughlin
I come from a people who gave the Ten Commandments to the world. Time has come to strenghten them by three additional ones, which we ought to adopt and commit ourselves to: thou shall not be a perpetrator; thou shall not be a victim; and thou shall never, but never, be a bystander.
Yehuda Bauer
In a world where everyone is behaving honestly, any dishonesty constitutes a big infraction. But, in a world where many people are behaving dishonestly, and the news is filled with stories of their infractions, even big infractions can feel small to the perpetrator.
Dan Ariely
One reason that I embarked on a study of Nazi doctors was that in this personal journey, I had the feeling increasingly that I did want to do a Holocaust study and that increasingly I wanted it to be of perpetrators, which I thought was more needed.
Robert Jay Lifton
I think if we wish to live in any kind of a moral universe, we must hold the perpetrators of violence responsible for the violence they perpetrate. It’s very simple. The criminal is responsible for the crime.
Salman Rushdie
In his condemnation [Karl] Marx referred to institutionalized religion,that has precisely the function of anesthetizing men till they do not notice the in- justice of which they are the perpetrators and the victims.
Erich Fromm
I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.
T. D. Jakes
Forgiving is a gift to the forgiver as well as to the perpetrator.
Desmond Tutu
In the myopic world of the liberals, guns are responsible for evil instead of the perpetrator of evil. But criminals are not bound by our laws. That’s what makes them criminals.
Rick Perry
Today, we come together to confess our need of God. Those perpetrators who took us on to tear us apart, it has worked the other way. It has backfired; it has brought us together.
Billy Graham
Bullies may be the perpetrators of evil, but it is the evil of passivity of all those who know what is happening and never intervene that perpetuates such abuse.
Philip Zimbardo
As the victim, you offer the gift of your forgiving to the perpetrator who may or may not appropriate the gift but it has been offered and thereby it liberates the victim.
Desmond Tutu