Self Torture Famous Quotes & Sayings

List of top 35 famous quotes and sayings about self torture to read and share with friends on your Facebook, Twitter, blogs.

Top 35 Quotes About Self Torture

#1. I am very lucky that I get to go to work and laugh all day for my day job, and then go home and torture my artistic self. - Author: Reid Scott
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#2. How guilt refined the methods of self-torture, threading the beads of detail into an eternal loop, a rosary to be fingered for a lifetime. - Author: Ian McEwan
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#3. How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a spectre through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat? - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#4. There are infinite ways for your mind to torture it's self. - Author: Stanley Victor Paskavich
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#5. Writers are doubters, compulsives, self-flagellants. The torture only stops for brief moments. - Author: Erica Jong
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#6. Perversity is the human thirst for self-torture. - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#7. Because golf exposes the flaws of the human swing - a basically simple maneuver - it causes more self-torture than any game short of Russian roulette. - Author: Grantland Rice
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#8. Letter-writing I imagine is counted as 'work' from which you must abstain, and I scribble this letter simply from the self-satisfied notion that you will like to hear from me. You see, I have asked no questions, which are the torture-screws of correspondence. Hence you have nothing to answer. - Author: George Eliot
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#9. Partly I was honing my self-consciousness into a torture device, sharp and efficient enough to last me the rest of my life. - Author: Lucy Grealy
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#10. 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."
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#11. The concert is a polite form of self induced torture. - Author: Henry Miller
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#12. In this way Byron's take on the human condition becomes closer to the fractured collage of 20th century existentialists: a conflicted human nature posited within a harsh and painful environment where self-less compassion is essential to human progress, but is rewarded with torture and suffering. - Author: George Gordon Byron
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#13. I think the difference between being miserable and finding happiness is just a matter of perspective. If you live your life defining yourself by what other people think of you, it's a form of self-torture. - Author: Sarah Silverman
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#14. Medievalism, with its saints and martyrs, its love of self-torture, its wild passion for wounding itself, its gashing with knives, and its whipping with rods - Medievalism is real Christianity, and the medieval Christ is the real Christ. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#15. Who you are, in truth, who everyone is, is whole and perfect and beautiful. And if that can be recognized, then it is possible that self-torture can stop! - Author: Gangaji
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#16. You spend hours alone, only with your thoughts, and you torture yourself. It's a tendency of many writers to temper the self-destructive act of writing with other self-destructive acts. I certainly was one of those people for a long time. - Author: Ben Gibbard
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#17. Does not people's preoccupation these days with drugs, alcohol, medication and self deception prove that the truth not only hurts, but it is torture to bear? - Author: James Turner
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#18. Daisy, you're too damned innocent to understand the danger you're in. It's taking all the self-control I've got to keep my hands off you. Don't play games with me, sweetheart. It's too easy for you to torture me, and I'm at my limit. - Author: Lisa Kleypas
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#19. Something deep inside of me speaks with the voice of the psycho: For who could ever love a beast? - Author: Zoe Cruz
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#20. When once the gate is opened to self-torture, the whole army of fiends files in. - Author: Henry James
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#21. Urging humans to be superhumans, on pain of death and torture, is the urging of terrible self-abasement at their repeated and inevitable failure to keep the rules. - Author: Christopher Hitchens
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#22. Love is jealous, and ingenious in self-torture in proportion as it is pure and intense. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#23. You don't have a monopoly on pain or loss. It's a level playing field - we all lose - we all grieve. It's what remains afterwards that defines us. Guilt is the poison we pump into our own veins. It's self-inflicted torture. - Author: R.W. Patterson
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#24. Here was a torture that Greek inventors of the Feast and the Stone had omitted from their Hades: the Blanket of Self-Deception. A lovely warm blanket as far as it covered the soul in torment, but it never quite covered everything. - Author: Jonathan Franzen
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#25. If you are not using your mind for self-torture, why would you think of peace? - Author: Sadhguru
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#26. And when desperation leads you into a rotting pit of self-inflicted torture, you are left with nothing but the acknowledgment that desperation played you for a fool. - Author: Siobhan Davis
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#27. It seemed to us philosophically self-evident that suicide was every free person's right: a logical act when faced with illness or senility; a heroic one when faced with torture or the avoidable deaths of others; a glamourous one in the fury of dissappointed love (see: Great Literature). - Author: Julian Barnes
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#28. Homework is a term that means grown up imposed yet self-afflicting torture. - Author: James Patterson
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#29. Has it tortured you as much as it's tortured me?" He asked. "Don't call it torture when it's self-inflicted. You always have a choice. - Author: Donna Lynn Hope
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#30. Hate is self-inflicted torture. It hungers for revenge, damage, division, and violence, but is never satiated. Hate is a psychological hell to which we condemn ourselves and endeavor to burn others. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#31. I grew up in the South, in New Orleans, where guys torture you all the time. So I didn't really grow up on the self-esteem campaign. When you were lousy at something, they told you you were lousy, and they told you how to fix it. - Author: Wynton Marsalis
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#32. There is no nobility in self torture. - Author: K.A. Hosein
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#33. The real form of abuse is not a physical torture; it's mismanagement of purpose by misunderstanding God! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#34. Nothing will shake a man-or at any rate a man like me-out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#35. A man so painfully in love is capable of self-torture beyond belief. - Author: John Steinbeck
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