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Jane Mayer Quotes and Sayings

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Torture is illegal, both in the U.S.
and abroad.
So - and that is true for the Bush administration and
for any other administration.
- Jane Mayer

Ethically, I think pretty much every code of ethics
for doctors suggests that they should not be in an interrogation room,
particularly if there's anything coercive or abusive going on.
- Jane Mayer

The military is trying very hard right now to put a
better face on Guantanamo,
and I think they actually have tried to rid some of
the extreme versions of abuse that we have read about.
- Jane Mayer

The world's a small place and people are watching;
and,
you know, somebody disappears, the family knows and their colleagues know,
and so eventually, these things do get out.
- Jane Mayer

 

Well, they are critics of the Bush administration generally
on the human rights record of the administration,
and in particular, they are very, very critical of this use of science.
- Jane Mayer

The idea is that if we can put our own people through
something almost as bad as what they might have to
go through if they were taken captive,
they will inoculate themselves.
- Jane Mayer

But there have been many news reports that water-boarding
has been used on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed,
who is one of the major al Qaeda figures that we have in U.S.
custody.
- Jane Mayer

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I mean, The New York Times actually had an interesting
case recently where they described a detainee who was afraid of the dark,
and so he was purposely kept very much in the dark.
- Jane Mayer

Now that he has disavowed as outright lies many of
the stories he told himself,
it's hard to know what to make of those who still insist
that David Brock had it right the first time.
- Jane Mayer

So, it, of course, makes one wonder how many other
people there might be who are completely innocent,
who have been sent by the U.S.
to countries where they've been interrogated,
and in some instances it seems tortured.
- Jane Mayer

It was our view of the worst that could befall our
people if they were taken captive.
So, what was fascinating to me was that somehow it
appears the techniques that we have feared most in
the world would be used on our people,
we are using on people in our custody.
- Jane Mayer

Well, yes, I mean, I think that, you know,
my sources suggest that there's a lot of support for
the notion that there is a lot of Koran abuse and that
it was very much a systematic design,
not just an aberration.
- Jane Mayer

And, in fact, there is a connection,
the people who designed this here program and who implement
it are the same people who are overseeing and helping
in the interrogations of detainees in places like Guantanamo.
- Jane Mayer

And I think that what is of concern is that they seem
to be bringing skills from the scientific world into
the interrogation room in a way that begs a lot of
questions about whether it's ethical.
- Jane Mayer

And to me, it was interesting, some of the people I
had interviewed who knew the insides to this program said that they also,
to create anxiety and upset in the soldiers,
they take Bibles and they trash them.
- Jane Mayer

And the program was developed in large part by behavioral
scientists who were working with the military,
who do everything they possibly can to measure a soldier's
stress levels to see how they're doing physically and emotionally,
as they go through this program.
- Jane Mayer

I mean, the people who run Guantanamo,
the military, pretty much dismiss complaints by the
detainees because they say that they're all created
as part of a political process to sort of fake complaints and get public support.
- Jane Mayer

The healthy man does not torture others -
generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
- Carl Jung

You can chain me, you can torture me,
you can even destroy this body,
but you will never imprison my mind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Marriage is an exercise in torture.
- Frances Conroy

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the
most exquisite form of torture ever known to man:
survival.
- Edward Everett Hale

Obama had the audacity to say, 'I have unequivocally
prohibited the use of torture by the United States.'
Ladies and gentlemen,
torture in the United States has always been illegal.
- Rush Limbaugh

Anyone will say anything under torture.
- George Galloway

It is also asserted that the election settled the matters
of the war and the torture of prisoners.
These are dead issues that no longer need be addressed.
- Andrew Greeley

The old Inquisition had its rack and its thumbscrews
and its instruments of torture with iron teeth.
- Rose Schneiderman

And I've known people who came out with a sense of torture.
- George Weinberg

Less than fifteen per cent of the people do any original thinking on any subject.
The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.
- Luther Burbank

Because animals are property, we consider as "humane
treatment" that we would regard as torture if it were inflicted on humans.
- Gary L. Francione

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever
devised for sins committed in previous lives.
The English reading public explains the reason why.
- James Joyce

Judges must beware of hard constructions and strained inferences,
for there is no worse torture than that of laws.
- Francis Bacon

When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do
is to put it to a violent death;
I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion.
- George Etherege

If you wanted to torture me, you'd tie me down and
force me to watch our first five videos.
- Jon Bon Jovi

I sometimes think that theatre is a torture.
- Juliet Stevenson

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
- Matt Groening

The suffering caused by the terrorists is the real torture.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Open debate and full discourse on the topic of torture is a double-edged sword.
- Charles D. Ellison

When my father was arrested, we didn't know where they had him.
My mother found him at the house of torture.
It was called Villa Triste.
- Oriana Fallaci

What's surprising is that the people who fought against
torture here are the communists.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

Shamefully we now learn that Saddam's torture chambers
reopened under new management,
U.S.
management.
- Edward Kennedy

If you really want to torture me, sit me in a room
strapped to a chair and put Mariah Carey's records on.
- Cameron Diaz

There will one day spring from the brain of science
a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities,
so absolutely terrifying, that even man,
the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order
to inflict torture and death,
will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
- Thomas A. Edison

It's the boredom that kills you.
You read until you're tired of that.
You do crossword puzzles until you're tired of that.
This is torture.
This is mental torture.
- Jack Kevorkian

I get up in the morning, torture a typewriter until it screams,
then stop.
- Clarence Budington Kelland

The war against terrorism is a war against those who engage in torture.
- Ed Markey

In the future, torture will once again become the recreational sport of the rich.
- Doug Coupland

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals;
let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
- Henrik Ibsen

Consciousness is an end in itself.
We torture ourselves getting somewhere,
and when we get there it is nowhere,
for there is nowhere to get to.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below,
Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.
- Bertrand Russell

Wild animals never kill for sport.
Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of
his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
- James Anthony Froude

What girls do to each other is beyond description.
No chinese torture comes close.
- Tori Amos

Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything.
- Gregg Easterbrook

To torture a man you have to know his pleasures.
- Stanislaw Lem

Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action,
a superior mind exists in torture.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Love is a reciprocal torture.
- Marcel Proust

For a woman, forty is torture, the end.
- Grace Kelly

Making sure that when my child went to school people
were enlightened enough not to torture them,
you know?
- Jennifer Beals

To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness
and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
- Edgar Lee Masters

Acknowledgment of torture is not accountability for it.
- Yousef Munayyer

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.
- Alfred Adler

This work is a torture on the rump but a joy to the heart.
- Eduardo Galeano

I must go deeper and even stronger into my treasure
mine and stint nothing of time,
toil, or torture.
- Zane Grey

One of the techniques terrorists employ is to allege
torture and mistreatment when they are captured,
regardless of whether it is true.
- Linda Chavez

It's sheer torture.
I have to be up with the chickens every day and go to work on my body.
I hate it, but I do it.
- Eva Gabor

Oh, you ask me, what is the greatest torture of a person
who does portraits for a living? I could fill several
volumes with nice nasty stories.
I don't know.
- Imogen Cunningham

An actress, around 40, on television,
that's where you get the most torture,
I think.
- Lisa Kudrow

It is as absurd to argue men, as to torture them,
into believing.
- John Henry Newman

In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the
most exquisite form of torture ever known to man:
survival.
- Luis Bunuel

Chess is mental torture.
- Garry Kasparov

My parents were angry, but they were relieved that I was in good condition.
They had been afraid the Russians would torture me.
They told me not to do it again!
- Mathias Rust

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

The concert is a polite form of self induced torture.
- Henry Miller


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