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torture Quotes

16 of the best book quotes about torture
  1. #1
    “But one concern, one might even say a torment, remained in the middle of this glory. One fact remained inexplicable, the one involving the compass; now for a scholar, such an unexplained phenomenon becomes torture for the intelligence.”
  2. #2
    “There are so many things to be tortured about. So many torturous things in this life. Don’t let someone who doesn’t love you be one of them.”
  3. #3
    “If a child gives the effect another turn of the screw, what do you say to two children—?”
  4. #4
    “But still there are moments when a brother and sister can lay down their instruments of torture for a moment and speak as civilized human beings and Bruno decided to make this one of those moments.”
  5. #5
    “Reb Saunders sat back slowly in his chair. And from his lips came a soft, tremulous sigh. He was silent for a moment, his eyes wide, dark, brooding, gazing upon his son. He nodded his head once, as if in final acknowledgment of his tortured victory.”
  6. #6
    “If Emma had ever smiled at her, Sara Jolene had not been looking. But Emma had been adept at mental torture.”
  7. #7
    “I’d once been fascinated by his legend - all the stories I’d heard before I met him. Now I can feel that same sense of fascination returning. I picture his face, so beautiful even after pain and torture and grief, his blue eyes bright and sincere.”
  8. #8
    “To see a wretched criminal squirming in the dock, suffering the tortures of the damned… was to me an exquisite pleasure. Mind you, I took no pleasure in seeing an innocent man there.”
  1. #9
    “The image on the page was that of a human corpse. The body had been stripped naked, and its head had been twisted, facing completely backward. On the victim’s chest was a terrible burn. The man had been branded...imprinted with a single word.”
  2. #10
    “I imagined the waiting was just part of their game. A way to break me down before the real torture began.”
  3. #11
    “Middle school is like this endless horror show. Well, maybe not endless, because it ended, but it really burns into your psyche.”
  4. #12
    “God, How boring! The man’s a complete turnip. Take him away and put him in a cage. ”
  5. #13
    “No names, no ranks. They just clean.”
  6. #14
    “The age of sobriety in punishment had begun.”
  7. #15
    “We are now far away from the country of tortures, dotted with wheels, gibbets, gallows, pillories; we are far, too, from that dream of the reformers, less than fifty years before.”
  8. #16
    “It was torture for me to try to fit in as a girl among other girls. Girls my own age were a different species entirely.”

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