Nellie Bly

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Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly

In our short walks we passed the kitchen where food was prepared for the nurses and doctors. There we got glimpses of melons and grapes and all kinds of fruits, beautiful white bread and nice meats, and the hungry feeling would be increased tenfold.More Nellie Bly [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination.More Nellie Bly [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.More Nellie Bly [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades, gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we came in sight of the long stone buildings.More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What a mysterious thing madness is. I have watched patients whose lips are forever sealed in a perpetual silence. They live, breathe, eat; the human form is there, but that something, which the body can live without, but which cannot exist without the body, was missing.More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination.More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I hardly expected the grand jury to sustain me, after they saw everything different from what it had been while I was there. Yet they did, and their report to the court advises all the changes made that I had proposed.More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
ACCEPT PRAISE FOR ITS WORTH - POLITENESS. BE BRUTALLY FRANK WITH YOURSELF. IT'S SAFER.More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
COULD I PASS A WEEK IN THE INSANE WARD AT BLACKWELL'S ISLAND? I SAID I COULD AND I WOULD. AND I DID.More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
ENERGY RIGHTLY APPLIED CAN ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING.More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
'IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO DO IT,' WAS THE TERRIBLE VERDICT. 'IN THE FIRST PLACE YOU ARE A WOMAN AND WOULD NEED A PROTECTOR, AND EVEN IF IT WERE POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO TRAVEL ALONE YOU WOULD NEED TO CARRY SO MUCH BAGGAGE THAT IT WOULD DETAIN YOU IN MAKING RAPID CHANGES. BESIDES YOU SPEAK NOTHING BUT ENGLISH, SO THERE IS NO USE TALKING ABOUT IT; NO ONE BUT A MAN CAN DO THIS.'More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
'VERY WELL,' I SAID ANGRILY, 'START THE MAN, AND I'LL START THE SAME DAY FOR SOME OTHER NEWSPAPER AND BEAT HIM.'More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The insane asylum on Blackwell’s Island is a human rat-trap. It is easy to get in, but once there it is impossible to get out.More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But here let me say one thing: From the moment I entered the insane ward on the Island, I made no attempt to keep up the assumed role of insanity.More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I always made a point of telling the doctors I was sane, and asking to be released, but the more I endeavored to assure them of my sanity, the more they doubted itMore Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I had, toward the last, been shut off from all visitors, and so when the lawyer, Peter A. Hendricks, came and told me that friends of mine were willing to take charge of me if I would rather be with them than in the asylum, I was only too glad to give my consentMore Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Even that was all consumed after two days, and the patients had to try to choke down fresh fish, just boiled in water, without salt, pepper or butter; mutton, beef, and potatoes without the faintest seasoningMore Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I had looked forward so eagerly to leaving the horrible place, yet when my release came and I knew that God's sunlight was to be free for me again, there was a certain pain in leavingMore Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one's mind. After several months' confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fateMore Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I had never been near insane persons before in my life, and had not the faintest idea of what their actions were likeMore Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have watched patients stand and gaze longingly toward the city they in all likelihood will never enter again. It means liberty and life; it seems so near, and yet heaven is not further from hellMore Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In our short walks we passed the kitchen where food was prepared for the nurses and doctors. There we got glimpses of melons and grapes and all kinds of fruits, beautiful white bread and nice meats, and the hungry feeling would be increased tenfold.More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Never having failed, I could not picture what failure meant.More Nellie Bly [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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