Jack Abbott Quotes

14 Jack Abbott quotes:

"One morning I woke up and was plunged into psychological shock. I had forgotten I was free."
"As long as I am nothing but a ghost of the civil dead, I can do nothing."
"The part of me which wanders through my mind and never sees or feels actual objects, but which lives in and moves through my passions and my emotions, experiences this world as a horrible nightmare."
"I find it painful and angering to look in a mirror."
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"The other inmates stand in a long straight line, flanked by guards, and I am dragged past them. I do not respect them, because they will not run - will not try to escape."
"I escaped one time. In 1971 I was in the free world for six weeks."
"Imagine a thousand more such daily intrusions in your life, every hour and minute of every day, and you can grasp the source of this paranoia, this anger that could consume me at any moment if I lost control."
"When I'm forced by circumstances to be in a crowd of prisoners, it's all I can do to refrain from attack."
"My eyes, my brain seek out escape routes wherever I am sent."
"Nothing is over and done with. Nothing. Not even your malice."
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"I have been desperate to escape for so many years now, it is routine for me to try to escape."
"When they talk of ghosts of the dead who wander in the night with things still undone in life, they approximate my subjective experience of this life."
"Because there is something helpless and weak and innocent - something like an infant - deep inside us all that really suffers in ways we would never permit an insect to suffer."
"At age nine I began serving long stints in juvenile detention quarters. At age twelve I was sent to the Utah State Industrial School For Boys... at age eighteen I was released as an adult."

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