There is nothing more unaesthetic than a policeman.
—Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) Scottish Writer
I’m not against the police; I’m just afraid of them.
—Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980) British-born American Film Director, Film Producer
If it were possible to make an accurate calculation of the evils which police regulations occasion, and of those which they prevent, the number of the former would, in all cases, exceed that of the latter.
—Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835) German Philosopher, Linguist, Statesman
With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road. Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose, silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand.
—Federico Garcia Lorca (1898–1936) Spanish Poet