Quotes from the Movie Compulsion

If there is any way of destroying hatred and all that goes with it, it's not through evil and hatred and cruelty, but through charity, love, understanding.

Jonathan Wilk

They say you can only get justice by shedding their last drop of blood. Isn't a lifetime behind prison bars enough for this mad act?...You hang these boys, it will mean that in this land of ours, a court of law could not help but bow down to public opinion.

Jonathan Wilk

In those years to come, you might find yourself asking if it wasn't the hand of god dropped these glasses... And if he didn't, who did?

Jonathan Wilk

It just irritates me to see anyone as brilliant as you make a jackass out of himself over someone like Artie Straus.

Max Steiner

The neighborhood is swarming with kidnappers and degenerates!

Arthur Straus

Crime. Oh, my wealthy fraternity brothers. 67 dollars, and a second-hand typewriter.

Arthur Straus

When we made the deal, you said you could take orders. You said you wanted me to command you.

Arthur Straus

Oh, you got another date? [in disbelief] Are you ditching me for some girl?

Arthur Straus

I haven't been able to find you for three days.

Judd Steiner

I do - as long as you keep your part of the agreement.

Judd Steiner

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