Saturday, January 20, 2007

Maid For Murder

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) - Judith Beheading Holofernes, c. 1598

"And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe."

Bible (Exodus 21:23-25)

"If you prick us do we not bleed? . . . If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not want revenge?"

William Shakespeare

"Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged."

Samuel Johnson

"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."

Mahatma Gandhi

"Revenge is sweet and not fattening."

Alfred Hitchcock