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«Life is precious to the old person. He is not interested merely in thoughts of yesterday's good life and tomorrow's path to the grave. He does not want his later years to be a sentence of solitary confinement in society. Nor does he want them to be a death watch.»
«He sees death in convicted thieves, the burglars, the muggers, the con men, the pimps, a death imposed by law, the gradual death of confinement behind bars.»
Author: Ed McBain
Death and dying
, con men
«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.»
«We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!»
Author: Tennessee Williams
, All of Us
, our own
, solitary confinement