Torture Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old torture quotes, torture sayings, and torture proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Cowards make the best torturers. Cowards understand fear and they can use it.     

Mark Lawrence

There is a limit to torturing someone. Even liquid turns into solid at high pressure.     


Used to one's absence, though we ache for their presence, the presence of the one who was once absent, tortures, with the absence of the one who was once present.     

Anamika Raj

Reading a book you are not enjoying is a torture not to be undertaken without a reward. I leave plays at the interval, too!     

Mariella Frostrup

Being good is not enough. You must be strong enough to face the torture of the curse of your own goodness.     

Sourabh Kumar

Perhaps true knowledge only comes of death by torture in the country of the mind.      

Patrick White

I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.     

Mahatma Gandhi

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

John Calvin

When you walk into a chocolate store, suddenly the most difficult decision you will ever have to make in your life, is which chocolates to pick! It is pure torture! Especially when you are in Belgium surrounded by Belgian chocolates!     

C. JoyBell C.

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.     

Matt Groening

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.     

Mike Norton

Human beings suffer, they torture one another, they get hurt and get hard.No poem or play or song can fully right a wrong inflicted or endured.     

Seamus Heaney

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing.     

James Anthony Froude