quote by William Golding

We're all mad, the whole damned race. We're wrapped in illusions, delusions, confusions about the penetrability of partitions, we're all mad and in solitary confinement.

— William Golding

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Solitary confinement quote You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

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There is about as much educational benefit to be gained in studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary confinement.

Decomposition, for most, starts when they leave the free, social, and uncorrupted college life for the solitary confinement of professions and nuclear families.

Solitary confinement quote You are confined only by the walls you build yourself

You are confined only by the walls you build yourself

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We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.

If you ever meet someone who cannot understand why solitary confinement is considered punishment, you have met a misanthrope.

I see Edward Snowden as someone who has chosen, at best, exile from the country he loves-with a serious risk of his assassination by agents of his government or life in prison (in solitary confinement)-to awaken us to the danger of our loss of democracy to a total-surveilla nce state

We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.

Isolation is devastating to the human psyche.

Incessant company is as bad as solitary confinement.

For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody.

The Holy Spirit showed me that when I put up walls to keep others out I also wall myself into solitary place of confinement.

In spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. The essential substance of every thought and feeling remains incommunicable, locked up in the impenetrable strong-room of the individual soul and body. Our life is a sentence of perpetual solitary confinement.

People aren't wired to be alone. Even in the stressful population of prison, solitary confinement is still considered a cruel punishment.

The Truth is in the prolouge. Death to the romantic fool., the expert in solitary confinement.

Something in our nature cries out to be loved by another.

Isolation is devastating to the human psyche. That is why solitary confinement is considered the cruelest of punishments.

The writing life is essentially one of solitary confinement - if you can't deal with this, you needn't apply.

I found solitary confinement the most forbidding aspect of prison life.

There is no end and no beginning; there is only one's mind, which can begin to play tricks. Was that a dream or did it really happen? One begins to question everything.

In this country, don't forget, a habit is no damn private hell.

There's no solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love. And in this country it's the worst kind of hell for those who love you.

I worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week for years.

Being a comic book artist is like sentencing yourself to life imprisonment at hard labor in solitary confinement. I don't think I'd do it again.

Every writer must acknowledge and be able to handle the unalterable fact that he has, in effect, given himself a life sentence in solitary confinement. The ordinary world of work is closed to him - and that if he's lucky!

We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!

Neurotic identity crises come when our defense mechanisms have been too successful and we're encapsulated in the fortress we have constructed with nothing to refresh us in our solitary confinement. So we play the old movies with their stale fears and their unrealistic hopes until we become bored enough to risk disarmament and engagement.

As we have seen, WikiLeaks is a robust organization.

During my time in solitary confinement in the basement of a Victorian prison, we continue to release, our media partners continued to write stories. The important revelations from this material continue to come out. We have approximately 2,000 cables into 250,000.

I have spent 11 horrific years in solitary confinement in a 6-square-meter dungeon three floors underground without sunlight or fresh air. But I endured my hardships because I was merely living my convictions.

He could have had his choice of any woman in the district.

And he chose solitude. Not solitude – that sounds too peaceful. More like solitary confinement.

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.

Research and writing are lonely occupations.

It is easy to become discouraged in solitary confinement.

External objects produce decided effects upon the brain.

A man shut up between four walls soon loses the power to associate words and ideas together. How many prisoners in solitary confinement become idiots, if not mad, for want of exercise for the thinking faculty!

It's strange when they near your cell.

You lose all your strength, and you are like this. You lose all your strength as if a rope is dragging it out of you. Then the footsteps stop in front of another solitary confinement cell, and when you hear the sound of the key turning you feel relieved.

In tennis you're on an island. Of all the games men and women play, tennis is the closest to solitary confinement.

During the days I felt myself slipping into a kind of madness.

Solitary confinement has an astonishing effect on the mind. The trip was to stay calm and keep myself occupied. I spent hours working out how to break free. But trying to escape would have been instant suicide.

If you're living completely on your own, break out of solitary confinement.

Seek to understand others, and help them understand you.

How many persons condemned to the horrors of solitary confinement have gone mad - simply because the thinking faculties have lain dormant!

I would like to start a discussion about ending solitary confinement.

I'd like to start a discussion about the removal of MO wings - an "MO" is a "Mental Observation" inmate - from Rikers Island, to be set up in mental health institutions. You can't put people in jail for having mental disorders.

Most of them were murderers. But when I went there to talk, they were the nicest people. I did a reading. I said, "Thank you," and then they said to me, "Could you talk some more?" And I said, "Why?" and they answered, "Most of us are in solitary confinement, so the moment you finish talking, they take us back to our cells. We like hanging out here together."

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