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1. "The desperate loneliness is nothing compared to the torture of falling in love and then being abandoned."
Author: A.J. Nuest
2. "I have often sat in that chair behind my desk and wondered how you would look lying naked here on this sofa. It was a form of self-inflicted torture." "Good heavens"
Author: Amanda Quick
3. "How can you love those who have stolen from you, assaulted or abused you, or tried to blow you up and completely destroy you? How can you forgive those who have kidnapped, tortured and killed someone you love? Yet this is where reconciliation has to begin."
Author: Andrew White
4. "He couldn't regret Daemon's and Lucivar's existence, but he'd tortured himself for centuries with reports of what had been done to them." - Saetan"
Author: Anne Bishop
5. "It was only in the first few years that she felt herself screaming silently, at times, for a glimpse of human ability, a single glimpse of clean, hard, radiant competence. She had fits of tortured longing for a friend or enemy with a mind better than her own."
Author: Ayn Rand
6. "Authors write books for one, and only one, reason: because we like to torture people."
Author: Brandon Sanderson
7. "Better oblivion chosen of his own will than torture forever according to his brother's."
Author: Brent Weeks
8. "Hetty turned her attention back to her subject's face and was quite surprised to see a meek little submissive, almost ashamed of the orgasm she was about to have, panting and heaving for breath whilst nearly foaming at the mouth. Indeed she looked quite tortured in the throes of passion and any Master would be extremely pleased with that particular look during training."
Author: C.P. Mandara
9. "I never heard weeping like that before or after; not from a child, nor a man wounded in the palm, nor a tortured man, nor a girl dragged off to slavery from a taken city. If you heard the woman you most hate in the world weep so, you would go to comfort her. You would fight your way through fire and spears to reach her. And I knew who wept, and what had been done to her, and who had done it."
Author: C.S. Lewis
10. "I-just want you. I want you so bad, all the time. I know I shouldn't, I know I can't, I know it's wrong... but even when you're pissing me off, when you're reminding me of pain and despair and torture-it's there, the wanting. I'm tired of fighting it. I fight so many things, all the time, every day. I don't want to fight this. Not anymore."
Author: Cate Tiernan
11. "As a person i couldnt say, although i am well apuainted with tales of his atrocities. every time brom and i crossed paths with him, he was trying to kill us. or ratar, capture, torture, and then killus, none of which are productive to establishing a close relationship" _ Jeod"
Author: Christopher Paolini
12. "Dear comrade in arms,after 15 years of battles, persecutions and sacrifices,Romania's youth must knowthat the hour of the Legionaire victory isn't far.All of our enemies attempts will be crushed.All plans of tempting us,All attempts at buying our souls,All attempts of seperating us,and all treasons will fall to the ground.Look at them, at your tyrants,straight in their eyes.Endure with submission all blows,endure all pains,whatever they may be,because our sacrifices will be the iron foundationmade from broken bodiesand from tortured souls,of our Victory.Those, among us, who will fallwill have names and tombs of heroes,and those who will kill uswill bear the names of traitorsand will be cursed from generation to generation.From the depthsthe Legionnaire rises victorious with his rock-like soul.Those who think they can defeat him...as well as those who think they can buy him...will soon, but too late...Come to the conclusion...that they were wrong."
Author: Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
13. "On romance books: We might assume then that men, major consumers of thrillers, westerns, and detective fiction, enjoy being beaten up, tortured, shot, stabbed dragged by galloping horses, and thrown out of moving vehicles."
Author: Daphne Clair
14. "Mouse of Billy from the good ol' days of getting the crap tortured out of him every day. Merkin would die a painful death if Mouse got to him first."
Author: Debra Anastasia
15. "I admired my father very much... at the age of sixteen. But now I see that he was a brutal and cruel man, - but not without remorse, and that was what tortured us, his alternations."
Author: Delmore Schwartz
16. "You can threaten a village wise woman with death and torture and she may say "jesus is lord" to survive, but you can never know what's really in her heart...that, I feel, is how the goddess survived centuries of history and hatred."
Author: Dianne Sylvan
17. "Torture is the act of making someone die a slow death, making the prisoner die several times."
Author: Elie Wiesel
18. "I have seen émigrés with the humility typical of concentration camp survivors come to this country and happily accept anything that afforded a livelihood, the most demeaning jobs. But is it not rather strange that a man cannot be content with having escaped torture and death? As soon as he begins to enjoy his new security, the pride and vanity and arrogance that seemed to have been permanently obliterated begin to creep back, like beasts driven into hiding – but showing themselves with greater insolence, as if in reaction to the shame of having fallen so low. It is not rare in such circumstances to witness ingratitude and lack of appreciation."
Author: Ernesto Sabato
19. "When a man sleeps, he is steeped and lost in a limp toneless happiness: awake he is restless, tortured by his body and the illusion of existence. Why have men spent the centuries seeking to overcome the awakened body? Put it to sleep, that is a better way. Let it serve only to turn the sleeping soul over, to change the blood-stream and thus make possible a deeper and more refined sleep."
Author: Flann O'Brien
20. "I'd sit around dreaming that the boys I saw at shows or at work - the boys with silver earrings and big boots - would tell me I was beautiful, take me home and feed me Thai food or omelets and undress me and make love to me all night with the palm trees whispering windsongs about a tortured gleaming city and the moonlight like flame melting our candle bodies."
Author: Francesca Lia Block
21. "It's ludicrous to even talk about (Marquis) de Sade, let alone indulge in all that, when people are being tortured and suffering for real, not for sexual games. I have no interest either in being a victim or in turning others into victims."
Author: Françoise Gilot
22. "Chess is mental torture."
Author: Garry Kasparov
23. "Anyone will say anything under torture."
Author: George Galloway
24. "Torture is illegal, both in the U.S. and abroad. So - and that is true for the Bush administration and for any other administration."
Author: Jane Mayer
25. "I am tortured when I am away from my family, from my children. I am horribly guilt-ridden."
Author: Jessica Lange
26. "Sarah turned on her, and shook her head. "You may keep them. And if it is possible with so small a sum of money, I suggest you purchase some instrument of torture. I am sure Mrs. Fairly will be pleased to help you use it upon all those wretched enough to come under your power."
Author: John Fowles
27. "It's not acceptable to torture people for being themselves."
Author: Ke$ha
28. "Tee hee torture!"
Author: Lemony Snicket
29. "You look at love, and especially woman, as something hostile, something against which you put up a defense, even if unsuccessfully. You feel that their power over you gives you a sensation of pleasurable torture, of pungent cruelty. This is a genuinely modern point of view."
Author: Leopold Von Sacher Masoch
30. "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."
Author: Luther Burbank
31. "The times, the seasons, the signs may have been mythical; but the sufferings were not. I lay in the dark with the breathing of men around me and knew that then, at that selfsame moment, where dawn groped across the sea, my brethren lay bound in ships, one body atop another, smelling of their green wounds and faeces; I knew in dark houses, there was torture, arms held down, firebrands approaching the soft skin of the belly or arm; and still - there is screaming in the night; there is flight; mothers sob for children they shall not see again; girls feel the weight of men atop them; men cry for their wives; boys dangle dead in the barn; and we smoke their sorrow contentedly; and we eat their sorrow; and we wear their sorrow; and wonder how it came so cheap.It was for this that we labored and fought, risking our very lives."
Author: M.T. Anderson
32. "When I started, I wanted to be thought of as tortured and seductive, not funny, but humor tends to be a reflexive part of a person's sensibility. It's an almost impossible thing to teach anyone, which leads me to believe that it's intuitive."
Author: Mark Leyner
33. "I'm very ticklish. They say being tickled is a form of torture."
Author: Melissa Sagemiller
34. "The crumbling castle, looming among the mists, exhaled the season, and every cold stone breathed it out. The tortured trees by the dark lake burned and dripped, their leaves snatched by the wind were whirled in wild circles through the towers. The clouds mouldered as they lay coiled, or shifted themselves uneasily upon the stone skyfield, sending up wreathes that drifted through the turrets and swarmed up hidden walls."
Author: Mervyn Peake
35. "The nostalgia of a moment's love can be an illusionary precipice from which we fall from truth; in heartbreak, what we escape to in the past is what tortures us in the present."
Author: Mike Norton
36. "I couldn't bloody believe a prime-time TV show would have an Iraqi ex-Republican Guard torturer as a main character."
Author: Naveen Andrews
37. "When you have girl children they torture you!"
Author: Pat Benatar
38. "And because of our selfishness, we will be condemned to the worst torture humankind ever invented for itself: loneliness."
Author: Paulo Coelho
39. "It had been torture. But every coffin needed its last nail, and that meeting was ours."
Author: R.K. Lilley
40. "This is where you first failed us. You gave us minds and told us not to think. You gave us curiosity and put a booby-trapped tree right in front of us. You gave us sex and told us not to do it. You played three-card monte with our souls from day one, and when we couldn't find the queen, you sent us to Hell to be tortured for eternity. That was your great plan for humanity? All you gave us here was daisies and fairy tales and you acted like that was enough. How were we supposed to resist evil when you didn't even tell us about it?"
Author: Richard Kadrey
41. "I tremble because of the sufferings of those persecuted in different lands. I tremble thinking about the eternal destiny of their torturers. I tremble for Western Christians who don't help their persecuted brethren. In the depth of my heart, I would like to keep the beauty of my own vineyard and not be involved in such a huge fight. I would like so much to be somewhere in quietness and rest. But it is not possible... The quietness and rest for which I long would be an escape from reality and dangerous for my soul... The West sleeps and must be awakened to see the plight of the captive nations."
Author: Richard Wurmbrand
42. "The old Inquisition had its rack and its thumbscrews and its instruments of torture with iron teeth."
Author: Rose Schneiderman
43. "I didn't choose to be the Angel of Death, blast it!" He practically spat the words. When she blinked, taken aback by his vehemence, he added, "That was some fool's idea of a joke"She kept staring at him, speechless. A joke? Her brother's death was a joke to someone?Seeing her reaction, he went on in a low, tortured voice, "After Roger's accident, I wore black to mourn him. Since Roger wasn't my family, Chetwin commented on it, saying that I dressed in black because Death was my constant companion. He pointed out that everyone I touched died--my parents, my best friend...everyone."He began to pace the clearing, pain etched in his features. "Chetwin was right, of course. Death was my constant companion. So it was no great surprise when other people started calling me the Angel of Death." His voice grew choked. "I fit the part, after all."-Gabriel to Virginia"
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
44. "There are 1.2 billion people in India at this moment, most of them are Hindus, most of them therefore are polytheists. In Dr Craig's (Christian) universe, no matter how good these people are, they are doomed. If you are praying to the monkey god, Hanuman, you are doomed. You'll be tortured in hell for eternity. Now is there the slightest evidence for this? No, it just says so in Mark 9, Matthew 13 and Revelations 14. Perhaps you'll remember from The Lord of the Rings, it says that when the elves die, they go to Valinor, but they can be reborn in Middle Earth. I say that just as a point of comparison."
Author: Sam Harris
45. "What a scream of agony by torture lengthened out that lute sent forth!"
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
46. "A little bloodthirsty, isn't it? (Kim)Given what they did to Tory, I'm thinking a quick death is merciful. Not to mention they ruined one of my favorite jackets and totaled my bike. (Acheron)Well, let's just torture then bomb the bastards. How dare they! (Pam)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
47. "To torture a man you have to know his pleasures."
Author: Stanislaw Lem
48. "The concept that really gets the goat of the gay-hater, the idea that really spins their melon and sickens their stomachs is that most terrible and terrifying of all human notions, love.That one can love another of the same gender, that is what the homophobe really cannot stand. Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the world's full octave.Love as Agape, Eros and Philos; love as infatuation, obsession and lust; love as torture, euphoria, ecstasy and oblivion (this is beginning to read like a Calvin Klein perfume catalogue); love as need, passion and desire."
Author: Stephen Fry
49. "Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one-half the world fools and the other half hypocrites."
Author: Thomas Jefferson
50. "It's so physically exhausting trying to ignore what your mind is telling you and a mental torture trying to forget your heart's desire..."
Author: Verloren13

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