Torture Quotes

Don Roff

Always mystify, torture, mislead, and surprise the audience as much as possible.

Don Roff

Writers often torture themselves trying to get the words right. Sometimes you must lower your expectations and just finish it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

In cases of distasteful occupation, the second day is generally worse than the first; we return to the rack with all the soreness of the preceding torture in our limbs.

J.M. Coetzee

Schmerz ist Wahrheit; alles andere wird angezweifelt.

Mike Norton

The nostalgia of a moment's love can be an illusionary precipice from which we fall from truth; in heartbreak, what we escape to in the past is what tortures us in the present.

Joanne M. Harris

Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Wild dreams torment me as I lie. And though a god lives in my heart, though all my power waken at his word, though he can move my every inmost part - yet nothing in the outer world is stirred. thus by existence tortured and oppressed I crave for death, I long for rest.

Heinrich Heine

Das war ein Vorspiel nur; dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen."


C. JoyBell C.

When you walk into a chocolate store, suddenly the most difficult decision you will ever have to make in your life, is which chocolates to pick! It is pure torture! Especially when you are in Belgium surrounded by Belgian chocolates!

Joe Abercrombie

Strange, isn't it,' mused Glokta as he watched him struggle for air. 'Big men, small men, thin men, fat men, clever men, stupid men, they all respond the same to a fist in the guts. One minute you think you're the most powerful man in the world. The next you can't even breathe by yourself.

Richelle E. Goodrich

A moment of torture feels like an eternity, while an eternity of joy passes in a moment. Perhaps time is naught but an illusion.

Mark Lawrence

Cowards make the best torturers. Cowards understand fear and they can use it.

Diet Eman

Her face expressed suffering so deep that I will never forget it; her eyes radiated a deep sadness...Mrs. Folmer was oppressed by that special sadness, perhaps the most horrible torture, of those who had no idea what happened to their loved ones.

Nenia Campbell

Death was not the scariest thing out there; no, the denial of it could be far worse.

Bryant McGill

There is nothing worse than fear. Fear is worse than cancer, fear is worse than torture, fear is worse than betrayal and fear is even worse than death.

Jesse Ventura

You give me a water board, Dick Cheney and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders."

(Larry King Live, May 11, 2009)

Olli Jalonen

Anyone even remotely suspect was interrogated, because interrogation is by far the most effective method of speedily banishing inappropriate thoughts from the mind.

Roma Tearne

Once you have been tortured, you can never belong in this world. There is no place that ever be your home.

Charles Dickens

Those darling byegone times, Mr Carker,' said Cleopatra, 'with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture, and their romantic vengeances, and their picturesque assaults and sieges, and everything that makes life truly charming! How dreadfully we have degenerated!

Frans De Waal

Ironically, torture requires empathy, too, in the sense that one cannot deliberately inflict pain without realizing what is painful.

William Shakespeare

Tis torture, and not mercy. Heaven is here Where Juliet lives, and every cat and dog And little mouse, every unworthy thing, Live here in heaven and may look on her, But Romeo may not.

Andy Chambers

A range of reasons to go with a range of individuals, my dear: some wish to restore lost glories, some wish to alter the status quo, some wish to bring harm to others. In my case I do it for the most personal of reasons - because I like it and because I can.

Anna Funder

When I got out of prison, I was basically no longer human,' Miriam says.

Guru Gobind Singh

If you are strong, torture not the weak,
And thus lay not the axe to thy empire.

Henry A. Giroux

Torture when inflicted on children
becomes indefensible. Even among those who believe that torture is a defensible
practice to extract information, the case for inflicting pain and abuse upon children
proves impossible to support.

George Orwell

The object of terrorism is terrorism. The object of oppression is oppression. The object of torture is torture. The object of murder is murder. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?

John Calvin

The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.

Anna C. Salter

Once, in a three-day taping that included several sadists, the material was so overwhelming that both the film crew and I got sick - I with a sinus infection, and the entire film crew with a flu so severe they had to delay their departure from the motel. Our immune systems had weakened, I believe, from the beating out souls had taken.

Carl Henegan

The bitter soul is forever tortured by darkness left undone

Heribert Prantl

Foltern zerstört die zivile Basis des Zusammenlebens.

Alison Miller

Mind control is built in lies and manipulation of attachment needs.

Valerie Sinason, from the Forward of the book

S.M. Boyce

Where are we? -Braeden
In the deepest part of your mind, where Carden can never find you. It's the goodness you've developed despite everything, the kindness and love you're capable of even though you were born to kill. Hide here with me, and he'll never find us. -Kara

Simona Panova

So, apart from casting runes, what other hobbies do you have? Forbidden rituals, human sacrifices, torturing? –

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