Andrew Vachss Quotes

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A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids. -Andrew Vachss
Children know the truth: love is not an emotion, love is behavior. -Andrew Vachss
A free press doesn't mean it's not a tame press. -Andrew Vachss
People who don't have much get ugly about giving up the little they have left. -Andrew Vachss
The goal of a true family is not that their children follow in their footsteps, but that their children surpass them in all ways. -Andrew Vachss
If a train is coming at you, closing your eyes won't save you... but if you look right at it, you at least have a chance to jump. -Andrew Vachss
A dog is like a person-he needs a job and a family to be what he's meant to be. -Andrew Vachss
The Bowery station on the J line is what happens to a neighborhood once politicians realize the people who live there don't vote. -Andrew Vachss
From the very second that two people sat together around a fire in the forest, there was another human out there who felt better in the dark. -Andrew Vachss
It's the family you choose that counts. -Andrew Vachss
Family' is not just a biological word, it's an an operative one. -Andrew Vachss
He said when the Lord made people He made them all the same for starters. But life marks people. If you know the way, you can read them like maps. -Andrew Vachss
Camouflage doesn't help when the other guy is willing to defoliate the whole jungle. -Andrew Vachss
The worst place to be is in the middle. When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled. -Andrew Vachss
The more bullets flying, the less accurate each individual slug has to be. -Andrew Vachss
I want to disabuse people of the idea that knowledge is power. Knowing how to get to Detroit is not the same thing as having the bus fare. -Andrew Vachss
Stealing to eat ain't criminal-stealing to be rich is. -Andrew Vachss
If love would die along with death, this life wouldn't be so hard. -Andrew Vachss
A moral society will not set standards for becoming a parent, but it will establish irreducible minimums for maintaining that sacred status. -Andrew Vachss
Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball. -Andrew Vachss
I think people should be consumers of journalism. -Andrew Vachss
I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved: perfection. -Andrew Vachss
The Humane Society of America thinks Michael Vick should have a dog. I think whoever's in charge there should have a lobotomy. -Andrew Vachss
I don't understand people whose gratification is a BMW. You don't know what joy is until you see a kid who was tortured get adopted by a family. -Andrew Vachss
Two rules: You enter without breaking. And you remember that nobody misses what you don't take. -Andrew Vachss
Information is the hardest currency. -Andrew Vachss
Fighting means you could lose. Bullying means you can't. A bully wants to beat somebody; he doesn't want to fight somebody. -Andrew Vachss
Journalism is what maintains democracy. It's the force for progressive social change. -Andrew Vachss
While early childhood experiences may impel, they do not compel. In the end, evil is a matter of choice. -Andrew Vachss
The third person narrator, instead of being omniscient, is like a constantly running surveillance tape. -Andrew Vachss
A trial is not a search for truth. It is a contest and, often, one that produces no winners. -Andrew Vachss
I hate bullies. I hate them. I'm not good enough with words to describe how much I hate them. -Andrew Vachss
Ours is a country where anything can be accomplished if enough people get angry... because, in America, we act on our collective anger. -Andrew Vachss
My life is triage. -Andrew Vachss
We don't protect our young, and we tolerate predators of our own species. -Andrew Vachss
In some neighborhoods, if you want to walk down the streets, you've got two choices - look down, or look hard. -Andrew Vachss
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