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

Carl Jung, psychiatrist

They may torture my body, break my bones, even kill me-then they will have my dead body, not my obedience.

Mahatma Gandhi, activist

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

John Calvin, theologian

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, environmentalist

The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.

Jacob Bronowski, scientist

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.

D. H. Lawrence, novelist

Chess is mental torture.

Garry Kasparov, celebrity

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

Doug Coupland, author

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

Edward Everett Hale, historian

To torture a man you have to know his pleasures.

Stanislaw Lem, writer

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, activist

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, dramatist

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

Tori Amos, musician

I've already told you: the only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment. I know none other as sure.

Marquis De Sade, novelist

Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment.

E. M. Cioran,

Love is a reciprocal torture.

Marcel Proust, author

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

Charles D. Ellison, author

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

Edward Kennedy, politician

War is organized murder and torture against our brothers.

Alfred Adler, psychologist

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, lawyer

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, clergyman

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, novelist

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, journalist

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, poet

Not all the Americans in Iraq are those who torture and murder, or course they're not, I don't know how many are doing it, I know it is systematic throughout the United States military I think that's been revealed.

John Pilger, journalist

Not returning phone calls is the severest form of torture in the civilized world.

Marisha Pessl,

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

Don Roff,

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, cartoonist

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

John Yoo, educator

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, educator

What's surprising is that the people who fought against torture here are the communists.

Jean-Marie Le Pen, politician

The suffering caused by the terrorists is the real torture.

Jean-Marie Le Pen, politician

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, author

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

Linda Chavez, author

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

Jennifer Beals, actress

For a woman, forty is torture, the end.

Grace Kelly, actress

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

George Weinberg, psychologist

Marriage is an exercise in torture.

Frances Conroy, actress

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, journalist

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, philosopher

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, author

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

Gary L. Francione, educator

No one has the right to ignite a war and lead an occupation and armies to conquer people, invading them and make them suffer all kinds of torture, murder, expulsion, displacement, bombing and terrorism by different lethal prohibited weapons and then come and speak as the savior of the people or a defender of their rights.

Muqtada al Sadr, clergyman

When I feel like I'm not doing what I am supposed to as a mother, I will torture myself. I don't know how to deal with it. I find some consolation in the fact that all mommies feel it. If there was a way to cure mommy guilt, I would bottle it and be a bazillionaire.

Angie Harmon, model

The concert is a polite form of self induced torture.

Henry Miller, author

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

Eduardo Galeano, journalist

Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.

Barack Obama, president

Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything.

Gregg Easterbrook, author

If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.

Michelangelo, sculptor

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, activist

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

Ed Markey, politician

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

Henrik Ibsen, poet

Man torturing man is a fiend beyond description. You turn a corner in the dark and there he is. You congeal into a bundle of inanimate fear. You become the very soul of anesthesia. But there is no escaping him. It is your turn now...

Henry Miller, author

The universe appears to me like an immense, inexorable torture-garden. Passions, greed, hatred, and lies; law, social institutions, justice, love, glory, heroism, and religion: these are its monstrous flowers and its hideous instruments of eternal human suffering.

Octave Mirbeau, writer

What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry combined with a belief that the torture of millions is not desirable, whether inflicted by Stalin or by a Deity imagined in the likeness of the believer.

Bertrand Russell, philosopher

We must all die. But that I can save him from days of torture, that is what I feel as my great and ever new privelege. Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death himself.

Albert Schweitzer, theologian

Whipping and abuse are like laudanum; you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.

Harriet Beecher Stowe, author

The community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Our laws are a reflection of our culture. Our culture does not condone the torture of innocent and defenseless creatures. And we as a society believe all God's creatures should be treated humanely.

Joe Moore, celebrity

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, scientist

Torture is an impermissible evil. Except under two circumstances. The first is the ticking time bomb. An innocent's life is at stake. The bad guy you have captured possesses information that could save this life. He refuses to divulge. In such a case, the choice is easy.

Charles Krauthammer, journalist

To call something an 'enhanced interrogation technique' doesn't alter the fact that we thought it was torture when the Japanese used it on American prisoners, we thought it was torture when the North Koreans used it, we thought it was torture when the Soviets used it. You know, it's almost the moral equivalent of saying that rape is an enhanced seduction technique.

Ted Koppel, journalist

Definition of an independent film is torture with less money and time.

Joey Lauren Adams, actress

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, entertainer

I had the misfortune of getting what skateboarders call hippers. It's when you fall on your hip again and again and again, just the same spot. It turns into like a blue purple bruise and it's just torture because I had to keep on doing the same move, going around in the pool again.

Emile Hirsch, actor

After 10 years of French torture - psychological torture - it's great to do an American movie.

Emmanuelle Beart, actress

Well, to the people who pray for me to not only have an agonising death, but then be reborn to have an agonising and horrible eternal life of torture, I say, 'Well, good on you. See you there.'

Christopher Hitchens, author

If the practice is torture for the al Qaeda operative who masterminded the killing of three thousand Americans, why weren't there court-martials in the cases of those thousands of servicemen similarly treated as part of their training?

Jose A. Rodriguez, Jr., public servant

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, novelist

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

Clarence Budington Kelland, writer

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, philosopher

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

Zane Grey, author

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, photographer

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

Victoria Abril, actress

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, author

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

Francis Bacon, philosopher

Acknowledgment of torture is not accountability for it.

Yousef Munayyer, activist

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, inventor

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