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Torture Quotes

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

Related topics: Sad Feeling-Down Life Human-Nature Psychology

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Love is a reciprocal torture.
- Marcel Proust

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

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

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

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

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

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
- Matt Groening

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

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

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

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

Congress's definition of torture in those laws -
the infliction of severe mental or physical pain -
leaves room for interrogation methods that go beyond polite conversation.
- John Yoo

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

Chess is mental torture.
- Garry Kasparov

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you have to get into the character each morning,
give it your voice, your face, it was torture.
- Victoria Abril

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

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

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

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

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

This is not to condone torture, which is still prohibited
by the Torture Convention and federal criminal law.
- John Yoo

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

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

Anyone will say anything under torture.
- George Galloway

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

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

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

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

Brave men do not gather by thousands to torture and
murder a single individual,
so gagged and bound he cannot make even feeble resistance or defense.
- Ida B. Wells

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In our nature, however, there is a provision,
alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should
never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture,
but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

We do, and there is a law in the United States -
the Torture Convention - that prohibits the United
States from deporting an individual to a country where
there is a reasonable expectation that he will be subjected to torture -
physical,
mental or otherwise.
- Jonathan Shapiro

Torture has been privatized now, so you have obviously
the whole scandal in America about the abuse of prisoners and the fact that,
army people might be made to pay a price,
but who are the privatized torturers accountable too?
- Arundhati Roy

The rule of the game was never assume that anybody,
however honorable, would be able to stand up under torture.
If Mr. X, who knew where I was, was caught for some reason,
I should move.
- Abraham Pais

Religion has convinced people that there's an invisible man
... living in the sky. Who watches everything you do
every minute of every day. And the invisible man
has a list of ten specific things he doesn't want you to do.
And if you do any of these things,
he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire
and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever,
and suffer, and suffer, and burn, and scream,
until the end of time. But he loves you. He loves you.
He loves you and he needs money.
- George Carlin

We go in to liberate Cuba, but Cuba still isn't free;
we don't really think through what we'll do after the
initial treaty is signed,
but we're still occupying.
There's chaos and torture and finally an outcry.
- Sarah Vowell

Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world's
countries it is still being committed in secret.
Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment,
murder or "disappearance" to be carried out by their officials with impunity.
- Peter Benenson

This stuff on enemy combatants, the Bush Administration
has fought like a tiger to avoid having to produce
any evidence to a judge to show why somebody is locked up in perpetuity.
Another example of that is the torture scandal.
- James Bovard

I mean, we've had all these awful pictures from the
prison in Iraq and these sort of memos floating around
about justifying torture,
all this kind of stuff.
And it makes you want to take a shower,
you know?
- Ron Reagan

When future archaeologists dig up the remains of California,
they're going to find all of those gyms their scary-looking gym equipment,
and they're going to assume that we were a culture obsessed with torture.
- Doug Coupland

I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks,
more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier,
but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to
choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and
not be executed for it is his torture.
- Robert Capa

I suppose what's happened recently has confirmed suspicions I voiced in the book,
and I think made clearer some of those things that I point out.
For instance I have a section of the book where I talk
about the possibility of torture.
- Peter Singer


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