With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution, with the first murder, with the first purge and execution, we have lost the revolution.
— Kate Millett

I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood.
John Mason Brown purging quote

Anorexia, you starve yourself. Bulimia, you binge and purge. You eat huge amounts of food until you're sick and then you throw up. And anorexia, you just deny yourself. It's about control.
— Tracey Gold

The crime of book purging is that it involves a rejection of the word. For the word is never absolute truth, but only man's frail and human effort to approach the truth. To reject the word is to reject the human search.
— Max Lerner

Now, neighbor confines, purge you of your scum! Have you a ruffian that will swear, drink, dance, revel the night, rob, murder, and commit the oldest sins the newest kind of ways?
— purging quotation by William Shakespeare