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  • We must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.

  • Terrorism thrives on a free society. The terrorist uses the feelings in a free society to sap the will of civilization to resist. If the terrorist succeeds, he has won and the whole of free society has lost.

  • Here lies the real terror in the international war of ideologies; that a city knows not whom it entertains.

  • ... in the new world economy of terror, the currency is us.

  • [On the 'war on terror':] We've created a more dangerous world. We've created more violence. We've unraveled the fabric of our own society. We've watched everything get worse. We've watched countries be destroyed, and we've watched war become the answer to every question.

    • Jodi Evans,
    • in Daniel Barsamian, "Jodi Evans," The Progressive ()
  • [On 9/11:] ... those towers represented human triumph over nature. Larger than life, built to be unburnable, they were the Titanic of our day. For them to burn and fall so quickly means that the whole superstructure we depend upon to mitigate nature and assure our comfort and safety could fall.

  • Of course, there's an alternative to terrorism: it's called justice.

    • Arundhati Roy,
    • speech to American Sociological Association ()
  • Terrorism is the symptom, not the disease.

  • Someone / will take the ball / from the hands that play / the game of terror.