Torture Quotes

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"Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped, but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment." Mark Twain
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"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
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"That's how I torture myself," Robert Johnson
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"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
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"Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment." E. M. Cioran
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"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
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"There is only one thing that arouses animals more than pleasure, and that is pain. Under torture you are as if under the dominion of those grasses that produce visions. Everything you have heard told, everything you have read returns to your mind, as if you were being transported, not toward heaven, but toward hell. Under torture you say not only what the inquisitor wants, but also what you imagine might please him, because a bond (this, truly, diabolical) is established between you and him." Umberto Eco
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"As far as the treatment of prisoners is concerned ... it is clear that all 25 member states having signed up to European Convention on Human Rights, and to the International Convention Against Torture, are due to respect and fully implement the obligations deriving from those treaties." Friso Abbing
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"Acts of torture or severe violation of detainees' dignity through the administration of inhuman or degrading treatment are carried outside national territory and beyond the authority of national intelligence services." Dick Marty
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"There is a great deal of coherent, convergent evidence pointing to the existence of a system of 'relocation' or 'outsourcing' of torture." Dick Marty
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"There is a great deal of coherent, convergent evidence pointing to the existence of a system of 'relocation' or 'outsourcing of torture'." Dick Marty
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"Today's announcement fails to answer the fundamental question: Will the government's deportation plans result in suspects being sent to countries with a known record of torture? What has always separated us from the terrorists is that we do not torture people or send them to be tortured - that is the standard we need to maintain." James Welch
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"Today's announcement fails to answer the fundamental question: Will the government's deportation plans result in suspects' being sent to countries with a known record of torture?" James Welch
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"They are very marked by three years of ill treatment and torture." Gareth Peirce
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"It's not in our best interest to have any doubt about where we in the United States stand. My Republican conference, that overwhelmingly supports the war in Iraq, must send a clear message that we do not tolerate torture." Christopher Shays
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"The healthy man does not torture others -- generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers." Carl Gustav Jung
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"Most serial killers and I do believe this was a serial-killing crime are anger retaliatory killers. They tend to do crimes that are much quicker. But this crime is what we call a sexually sadistic serial killer who very much enjoys the entire process of the torture and the murder." Pat Brown
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"Torture is not American, it's un-American; arbitrary detention is un-American and what these young men have suffered and continue to suffer is something for which we, the American justice system, need to hold these people accountable." Eric Lewis
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"Many asylum seekers are highly traumatized people who have survived torture and other severe abuses for whom prolonged detention in jail is particularly harmful." Bill Frelick
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