stealing

If you want to know who protects you from the people that take without asking, it is the police. If you want to know who protects you from the police, it is the people who take without asking. And very often they are the same people.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Only in Nevada would someone ask you to respect a parking lot, Peter thought. In New York the sign would probably read: UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES WILL BE STOLEN AND THEIR OWNERS EATEN.

Stephen King, Desperation

Time can be a greedy thing – sometimes it steals the details for itself.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

There is only one sin. And that is theft… When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

I was being paid to do what I loved, and there’s no gig on earth better than that; it’s like a license to steal.

Stephen King, Bag of Bones

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.

Emo Philips

Him and his mum can come live with me at the Community Centre! I can get free food from the vending machines and I’ll steal booze from the kitchen. I’ll steal from other babies! I’ll go to the park and forage for nuts and berries!

Nathan, Misfits

Look, we’re a bunch of young offenders and not one of us knows how to steal a car? That is pathetic.

Nathan, Misfits

But that’s stealing!

Mos, The IT Crowd

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