Torment, for some men, is a need, an appetite, and an accomplishment.
Emil Cioran (1911-1995) Romanian philosopher and essayist.
The healthy man does not torture others -- generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.
Man torturing man is a fiend beyond description. You turn a corner in the dark and there he is. You congeal into a bundle of inanimate fear. You become the very soul of anesthesia. But there is no escaping him. It is your turn now...
Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.