History Quotes / TortureAlwaysWorks

8th May '16 11:56:25 PM JackG
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-->-- '''Shaw''', ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', "Relevance"

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-->-- '''Shaw''', ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', "Relevance""Relevance"

->'''Tuvok:''' You know that I will not provide you with any information.
->'''Tiernan:''' You'd be surprised how often I've heard that.
-->-- ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Warlord"
29th Aug '15 1:53:08 AM Odon
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->"Did you honestly think the source of the numbers was Guantanamo? Some sad taxi driver rotting away in a cage somewhere? I mean, you should know torture almost never produces good information. ''(picks up hot iron)'' Well... almost never. Sadly, we are on a bit of a clock."
-->-- '''Shaw''', ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', "Relevance"
13th Dec '14 12:14:15 AM Aquila89
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->''"The barbarous custom of torturing who are suspected of having important secrets to reveal must be abolished. It has been proved that this way of interrogation produces nothing worthwhile. The poor wretches say anything that comes into their mind and what they think the interrogator wishes to know."''
-->-- '''NapoleonBonaparte''', in a 1798 letter

->''“Under torture you are as if under the dominion of those grasses that produce visions. Everything you have heard told, everything you have read returns to your mind, as if you were being transported, not toward heaven, but toward hell. Under torture you say not only what the inquisitor wants, but also what you imagine might please him, because [[StockholmSyndrome a bond]] (this, truly, diabolical) is established between you and him ... These things I know, Ubertino; I also have belonged to those groups of men who believe they can produce the truth with white-hot iron. Well, let me tell you, the white heat of truth comes from another flame.”''
-->--'''Umberto Eco''', ''The Name of the Rose''

->''"Torture is for sadists and thugs. It's like getting groceries with a flamethrower: It doesn't work and it makes a mess."''
--> -- '''Michael Westen''', ''Series/BurnNotice''


->''"You don't even get good information that way. After a point, victims admit to anything to make the pain stop."''
-->-- '''Garrus''' on the [[PrisonShip Purgatory]], ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''
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19th May '14 9:57:17 AM johnnyfog
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->''"Torture is for sadists and thugs. It's like getting groceries with a flamethrower: It doesn't work and it makes a mess."''
--> -- '''Michael Westen''', ''Series/BurnNotice''

18th May '14 11:03:41 PM johnnyfog
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->''“Under torture you are as if under the dominion of those grasses that produce visions. Everything you have heard told, everything you have read returns to your mind, as if you were being transported, not toward heaven, but toward hell. Under torture you say not only what the inquisitor wants, but also what you imagine might please him, because [[StockholmSyndrome a bond]] (this, truly, diabolical) is established between you and him ... These things I know, Ubertino; I also have belonged to those groups of men who believe they can produce the truth with white-hot iron. Well, let me tell you, the white heat of truth comes from another flame.”''
-->--'''Umberto Eco''', ''The Name of the Rose''
18th May '14 10:56:40 PM johnnyfog
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->''"If you fucking beat this prick long enough, he'll tell you he started the goddamn [[TheWindyCity Chicago]] fire! Now, that don't necessarily make it fucking so!"''
-->-- '''"Nice Guy" Eddie,''' ''Film/ReservoirDogs''
9th May '14 12:06:14 AM johnnyfog
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->''"The barbarous custom of torturing who are suspected of having important secrets to reveal must be abolished. It has been proved that this way of interrogation produces nothing worthwhile. The poor wretches say anything that comes into their mind and what they think the interrogator wishes to know."''
-->-- '''NapoleonBonaparte''', in a 1798 letter




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2nd Jul '13 5:52:03 AM erforce
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-->''"If you fucking beat this prick long enough, he'll tell you he started the goddamn [[TheWindyCity Chicago]] fire! Now, that don't necessarily make it fucking so!"''
---> '''"Nice Guy" Eddie,''' ''ReservoirDogs''

-->"You don't even get good information that way. After a point, victims admit to anything to make the pain stop."
--->'''Garrus''' on the [[PrisonShip Purgatory]], ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''

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-->''"If ->''"If you fucking beat this prick long enough, he'll tell you he started the goddamn [[TheWindyCity Chicago]] fire! Now, that don't necessarily make it fucking so!"''
---> -->-- '''"Nice Guy" Eddie,''' ''ReservoirDogs''

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don't even get good information that way. After a point, victims admit to anything to make the pain stop."
--->'''Garrus'''
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-->-- '''Garrus'''
on the [[PrisonShip Purgatory]], ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''
6th Dec '12 5:55:13 PM dRoy
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-->''"The barbarous custom of having men beaten who are suspected of having important secrets to reveal must be abolished. It has always been recognized that this way of interrogating men, by putting them to torture, produces nothing worthwhile. The poor wretches say anything that comes into their mind and what they think the interrogator wishes to know."''
--->'''NapoleonBonaparte''', in a 1798 letter
6th Dec '12 5:52:02 PM dRoy
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-->So far you have been [[UsefulNotes/TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar treated]] as an OfficerAndAGentleman, but don't think that this will go on if you don't behave better than you have done. You have two hours left in which to confess everything. If you don't, I shall hand you over to the {{Gestapo}}, who are used to dealing with such gangsters and criminals — you won't enjoy their [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique methods]] a bit.
---> '''Reinhard Heydrich'''

-->''"A lot of people's first instinct when they need information out of a captive is to grab a [[BatterUp baseball bat]] or [[TriggerHappy a gun]]. The fact is, torture is for sadists and thugs. It's like getting groceries with a flamethrower; it doesn't work, and it makes a mess."''
---> '''Michael Westen,''' ''Series/BurnNotice''

-->"I was tortured once. [[UnderStatement I didn't like it]]. You know what the really fucked up part was? They tore out my left nut. That really turned me off to the whole thing."
--->'''Second Mook''' discussing matters with '''First Mook''' about torturing an FBI agent, ''OnceUponATimeInMexico''.

-->"They didn't even ask me any questions."
--->'''Han Solo''', ''TheEmpireStrikesBack''.



-->'''Batman:''' WHERE ARE THEY?
-->'''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker:''' (laughing) You have nothing! Nothing to threaten me with. Nothing to do with all your strength!
--->''Film/TheDarkKnight''




-->''"Some fools say that there are people so strong-willed that they can stand being tortured and others so weak that they can't take it. That's nonsense. There are good interrogators and bad ones."''
---> '''{{Literature/Aquarium}}'''
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