Patty Hearst Quotes


27 Patty Hearst quotes:



"For me, my awakening came when I was kidnapped."
"I finally figured out what my crime was. I lived. Big mistake."
"And for any victim of a violent crime, when you actually get to go in and realize and see their faces and know that they can't hurt you any more, there is no feeling like that. It finally frees you from a lot of demons."
"And here in Los Angeles, once again, I'm going to go down and be a witness. There's a guilty plea. I don't mind being on the witness stand, but I think they mind it a lot."
"And then it suddenly, you know, slowly began to dawn that they just weren't there any more. I could actually think my own thoughts."
"And you probably remember all of those papers and documents that they had published in the newspapers. And, you know, when you look at that, it really was their own little jihad that they had going. It just wasn't taken very seriously then."
"And, you know, like I said, I'm not looking forward to a trial."
"But even before that, in 1980 I went so far as to write a book about what had happened. And I wrote all about the bank robbery, I went ahead and printed it even though I had no use immunity for it."
"But now Americans, they felt a sense of peace and protection because they've been separated by so many thousands of miles of ocean. And you know, the fact that it's come to the U.S. like this is so sad, and yet you know, what can you do? It's here."
"But this has to happen. You just can't let people go because they stayed hidden for 25 or 27 or 37, whatever years. It's ridiculous."
"Even to me, as I was trying to tell the government what had happened, it just didn't seem to matter."
"I do remember that I was very relieved that I did not have to go into a bank with them. I had, as you recall, I had already been brought into a bank before and it was better to be sitting outside."
"I had been, you know, held in the closet for two months and, you know, abused in all manner of ways. I was very good at doing what I was told."
"I had not seen that until - and when it first came out I was told. I had not seen or been aware of all of that physical evidence. And when I saw it, I was horrified. It was so astounding to me to see that there was that much evidence."
"I mean, Emily Harris was his wife. And she seemed to resent his leadership, but on the other hand, she felt like a good soldier, that he had to be the leader."
"I mean, they call it Stockholm Syndrome and post traumatic stress disorder. And, you know, I had no free will. I had virtually no free will until I was separated from them for about two weeks."
"I was not inside the bank. But I am still not the only witness."
"It's hard to know what to say about somebody like that, except there are people who look for trouble. And trouble is very easy to find when you go looking for it."
"My daughters have grown up knowing all about my kidnapping and the case and what happened."
"The son of the victim, you know, has been virtually forgotten until recently."



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