Quote by Honore de Balzac
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
This quote suggests a dark and vindictive perspective on the human nature of revenge and greed. It implies that while it may be satisfying to cause harm to someone you dislike, the true pleasure comes from benefiting materially from their demise. It highlights the callousness and opportunistic nature that can reside in individuals when personal gains take precedence over ethical considerations, ultimately emphasizing the allure and joy one might feel in gaining inheritance at the expense of a disliked relative.
Given my last position, that I was the first U.S attorney post 9/11 in New Jersey, I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day at the hands of radical Muslim extremists. And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account.
What Whitney Houston has accomplished will never be accomplished. She's the most famous person on the planet as far as vocaling and her songs. So I'm very happy that I can sit here and say I had a chance to know her. And I'm still dazed that she's gone. But she lives because her music is so powerful.