Hostage Quotes

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Charles Bukowski
“To me, nudity is a joke. I don't think nude people are very attractive at all. I like my women fully clothed. I like to imagine what might be under there. It might not be the standard thing. Imagine, stripping a woman down, and she has a body like a little submarine. With periscope, propellers, torpedoes. That would be the one for me. I'd marry her right off and be faithful to the end.”
Charles Bukowski

Orson Scott Card
“Personal affection is a luxury you can have only after all your enemies are eliminated. Until then, everyone you love is a hostage, sapping your courage and corrupting your judgment.”
Orson Scott Card, Empire

“Don't allow yourself to be held hostage by the opinion of others.”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Kresley Cole
“Olivia sat back and propped her half-boots on the table. 'So far it's working. He has to return to me because I have his sister hostage.' She briefly put her fingertips to her lips. 'Did I just say that? I mean I'm protecting the baby sister and earning his trust”
Kresley Cole, If You Dare

Dave Cullen
“The goal with hostages is to gradually lower expectations; in nonhostage crises, it's to lower emotions.”
Dave Cullen, Columbine

Mira Bartok
“I felt held hostage by her illness and by the backward mental health system that once again was incapable of helping our family in crisis.”
Mira Bartok, The Memory Palace

Natascha Kampusch
“That day wasn't the first time I had attempted suicide. Simply disappearing into the distant nothingness where there was no pain and no more feelings - back then I thought it an act of empowerment. Otherwise I had very little power to make any decisions about my life, my body, my actions. Taking my own life seemed my last trump card.”
Natascha Kampusch, 3,096 Days

Stephen M. Irwin
“She put her tongue out and felt the raw edges of the torn silk. She looped her tongue around them and drew them into her teeth. Just a little bit, she thought, that's all I need to free my eyelids. She pulled the tasteless web between her teeth and ground, pulling her jaw down in a grimace - it felt as it she was eating the very skin off her face. But the silk over her eyelids shifted.”
Stephen M. Irwin, The Dead Path

“The men and women who continue to hold Lynn's mind hostage against her will believe the future will be tilled with terrorism, death, destruction and a challenge to the survival of America. They believe Lynn and the other lab rats must still respond to their programming for they are the second line of defence against enemies from within and without and the first line of offence in a catastrophe which would require the recreation of America's constitutional government. They are still intent on preparing Lynn for the day when she will he necessary for battle.
One summer day, all these dark realisations came flooding upon Lynn and she knew if she was ever to free herself, she needed to get immediate help.”
Lynn Hersha, Secret Weapons: How Two Sisters Were Brainwashed To Kill For Their Country

Shannon Celebi
“Just five minutes, God, I chant like some hostage negotiator on the brink of a resolution. Five minutes alone. Please, please. Please.”
Shannon Celebi

Thomm Quackenbush
“It was inelegant, but what was not when taking a hostage?”
Thomm Quackenbush, Danse Macabre (Night's Dream, #2)

“If nostalgia holds you hostage,
the ransom is the present.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Richard Engel
“We were meat to be bought and sold. Speaking Arabic made me a curious and unusual product. I didn’t want to be special. I didn’t want them to be curious about me.”
Richard Engel, And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East

Frank Julius
“I can hear you crying
I can sense your fear
And not much longer now baby doll
I am getting near.”
Frank Julius, BLOOD DICE

Ang Swee Chai
“And the PRCS [Palestinian Red Crescent Society] had not lost just one hospital: thirteen clinics and nine hospitals all over Lebanon had been destroyed in this way. Only Gaza Hospital, for a reason I was to discover three years later, was still standing. At the height of the air raids, when the Palestinians found out that every single PRCS hospital and clinic was a bomb target, they put three Israeli soldiers captured in south Lebanon on the upper floors of Gaza Hospital, and radioed a message to the Israeli Army saying that any further military action on Gaza Hospital would result in Israeli lives being lost. That saved Gaza Hospital from further destruction.”
Ang Swee Chai, From Beirut to Jerusalem

“Man is a hostage to the cage of cultural programming and the mass hallucination of the propagandist’s narrative illusion.”
James Scott, Senior Fellow, The Center for Cyber Influence Operations Studies