1. "Entering the mainstream market is an act of burglary, of breaking and entering, of deception, often even of stealth."
- Geoffrey A. Moore, Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers
2. "The day had, in fact, reached that gentle point when it was too late for housebreaking and too early for burglary."
- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery
3. "Whenever human activity is directed exclusively to the service of the instinct for self-preservation it is called theft or usury, robbery or burglary etc"
- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
4. "She looked like a preschooler dressed up as a squaw for a costume party, but had the vocabulary of a sailor in Tijuana and the glittery eyes of a magpie with three convictions for aggravated burglary."
- Paula Guran, Vampires: The Recent Undead
5. "Invisible insects of diabolical activity swarm in this place. I am tickled and twitched all over. Mentally, I have now committed a burglary under the meanest circumstances, and the myrmidons of justice are at my heels."
- Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend
6. "June 17, 1972. Nine o'clock Saturday morning. Early for the telephone. Woodward fumbled for the receiver and snapped awake. The city editor of the Washington Post was on the line. Five men had been arrested earlier that morning in a burglary attempt at Democratic headquarters, carrying photographic equipment and electronic gear. Could he come in?"
- Carl Bernstein, All the President's Men
7. "The best criterion by which to decide whether someone has been forced outside the pale of the law is to ask if he would benefit by committing a crime. If a small burglary is likely to improve his legal position, at least temporarily, one may be sure he has been deprived of human rights."
- Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism
8. "The first recorded U.S. bank robbery, actually a nighttime burglary, came in 1831, when a man named Edward Smith snuck into a Wall Street bank and made off with $245,000. He was caught and sentenced to a five-year term in Sing Sing."
- Bryan Burrough, Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI
9. "For instance, if you are a bank robber - although I hope you aren't - you might go to the bank a few days before you planned to rob it. Perhaps wearing a disguise, you would look around the bank and observe security guards, cameras, and other obstacles, so you could plan how to avoid capture or death during your burglary."
- Lemony Snicket, The Bad Beginning
10. "His anger was still there, and he used it to break into her. He liked the way her eyes widened in alarm, as if he was forcing a lock, as if he was breaking and entering. It was the first time he'd ever slept with a woman and it felt like burglary."
- Rupert Thomson, The Five Gates of Hell