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Offline El

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Chasing down a quote
« on: March 10, 2017, 07:37:36 AM »
Crowdsourcing this.  I'm trying to remember the exact wording and source of a quote that was something along the lines of "I do these things before the world can do them to me."  I believe it was a holocaust survivor and I think he was self-injuring and.or starving himself.  That I can't remember or find the exact source if bugging me.  Anyone know what I'm talking about (or better than I apparently am at googling)?
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Re: Chasing down a quote
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 02:12:18 AM »
Maybe this:

"I once had a patient who used to practice the most horrible tortures on himself, and when I asked him why he did such things, he said, 'Why before the world does them.' I asked him then, 'Why not wait and see what the world will do?' and he said, 'Don't you see? It always come at last, but this way at least I am master of my own destruction."

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Re: Chasing down a quote
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 05:37:47 AM »
Maybe this:

"I once had a patient who used to practice the most horrible tortures on himself, and when I asked him why he did such things, he said, 'Why before the world does them.' I asked him then, 'Why not wait and see what the world will do?' and he said, 'Don't you see? It always come at last, but this way at least I am master of my own destruction."

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I think so, yes.

Wow, did I misremember the context, lol.  It's still apt, though.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 05:40:16 AM by PMS Elle »
it is well known that PMS Elle is evil.
I think you'd fit in a 12" or at least a 16" firework mortar
You win this thread because that's most unsettling to even think about.