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Published Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 5:56 AM EDT
Apr 19 2013

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
-Margaret Thatcher

Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper. You can make a hundred brilliant saves but the only shot that people remember is the one that gets past you.
-Paul Wilkinson

I figure if I don't have that third martini, then the terrorists win.
-J.C. Duffy (New Yorker cartoon caption)

If we like them, they're freedom fighters... If we don't like them, they're terrorists. In the unlikely case we can't make up our minds, they're temporarily only guerrillas.
-Carl Sagan

No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.
-Edward R. Murrow

Remember the axiom: the danger of terrorism lies not in what it inflicts but in what it provokes.
-Martin Amis

Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
-Christopher Hitchens

Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.
-Peter Ustinov

Terrorism is what we call the violence of the weak, and we condemn it; war is what we call the violence of the strong, and we glorify it.
-Sydney J. Harris

Terrorists is what the little army calls the big army.
-Unattributed (Bumper Sticker)

The terrorist lives for terror, not for the change he tells himself he wants. He masks his desire to kill and destroy behind the curtain of a cause.
-Louis L'Amour

There is no inverse relationship between freedom and security. Less of one does not lead to more of the other. People with no rights are not safe from terrorist attack.
-Molly Ivins

They don't want to live; they want you to die.
-Ayn Rand (re: terrorists)

When homophobia trumps terrorism as an issue... wow. This country needs to get laid.
-Bill Maher

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