Jack Henry Abbott Quotes

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Jack Henry Abbott Quotes

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause.
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One morning I woke up and was plunged into psychological shock. I had forgotten I was free.

— Jack Henry Abbott

To illustrate: to walk ten miles in an enclosed space of ten feet is not really movement. There are not ten miles of space, only time.

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As long as I am nothing but a ghost of the civil dead, I can do nothing.

— Jack Henry Abbott

I escaped one time. In 1971 I was in the free world for six weeks.

— Jack Henry Abbott

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause.

— Jack Henry Abbott

There was never sufficient evidence presented at my trial to support a finding of intent to kill.

— Jack Henry Abbott

My eyes, my brain seek out escape routes wherever I am sent.

— Jack Henry Abbott

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