Top 20 Solitary Confinement Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Solitary Confinement Quotes from famous people such as Susan Rosenberg, Julian Assange, Bill Skarsgard, Noam Chomsky, Nick Yarris, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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I spent 11 years in isolation units, solitary confinement… in the hardest places for women.
Susan Rosenberg
As we have seen, WikiLeaks is a robust organization. During my time in solitary confinement in the basement of a Victorian prison, we continue to release, our media partners continued to write stories. The important revelations from this material continue to come out. We have approximately 2,000 cables into 250,000.
Julian Assange
I did a lot of research on what solitary confinement does to you, how you become acclimated to being surrounded by people again after being by yourself for such a long time. It’s really a horrific thing. It’s definitely worth considering it as torture. We’re just not meant to be in solitary confinement.
Bill Skarsgard
Bradley Manning has been imprisoned without charge, under torture, which is what solitary confinement is.
Noam Chomsky
I didn’t mind the 23 hours a day solitary confinement for the majority of the time, because after the first few years in prison, when I stopped being angry and started to like myself and understand myself, it was OK. I still enjoy my own company sometimes.
Nick Yarris
The writing life is essentially one of solitary confinement – if you can’t deal with this, you needn’t apply.
Will Self
I have recurring nightmares about being in a Nazi concentration camp with all my family and constantly being sent to solitary confinement.
Matt Bellamy
Through every struggle that I have been confronted with and have been subjected to – solitary confinement, long legal battles, and physically transitioning to the woman I have always been – I manage not only to survive, but to grow, learn, mature, and thrive as a better, more confident person.
Chelsea Manning
Shortly after arriving at a makeshift military jail at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in May 2010, I was placed into the black hole of solitary confinement for the first time.
Chelsea Manning
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
Tennessee Williams
If you’re living completely on your own, break out of solitary confinement. Seek to understand others, and help them understand you.
Martha Beck
To some extent, all authors are a little schizophrenic. We lead most of our lives in solitary confinement, living and breathing the books that we’re writing.
Sophie Kinsella
How many persons condemned to the horrors of solitary confinement have gone mad – simply because the thinking faculties have lain dormant!
Jules Verne
In this country, don’t forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There’s no solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love. And in this country it’s the worst kind of hell for those who love you.
Billie Holiday
As far as this business of solitary confinement goes, the most important thing for survival is communication with someone, even if it’s only a wave or a wink, a tap on the wall, or to have a guy put his thumb up. It makes all the difference.
John McCain
As governor, I will work to reform the practice of solitary confinement, which studies and medical and psychological associations say causes negative mental health effects on children, pregnant women and people living with mental illness.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
Those 18 months in solitary confinement… bruised my soul. If I had had a weapon, I would have fought my way out.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
I have a nice little office, with a nice little window in it, but I do basically spend huge amounts of time in what you could consider solitary confinement.
Mary Roach
Me, you could stick me in solitary confinement for 100 years and I’d be fine.
The impact of solitary confinement can have a devastating consequence to the psychology of the people who are affected.
Valerie Jarrett