self-torturing love

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  • I still feel this way about a lot of books; I like either nonfiction or stories in blatantly fictional settings - but not the ones that are "realistic" dramas involving self-torturing individuals and their families.

    A sad day for bananafish

  • I love this film because it really helps you see how self-torturing envy is, and how it can completely corrupt and destroy the soul.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • It's been a while since anyone called him Bambi or compared him to the ambivalent, self-torturing Adlai Stevenson.

    Turbulence Ahead

  • And Bill Altreuter dealt with the peculiar self-torturing disciplines required of people who want to be good Catholics.

    Interred with their bones

  • And also I needed to confirm a few things that I've wanted to believe but for some self-torturing reason, i could let myself.

    lily-white Diary Entry

  • He had been listening, as he now felt, to a sad and terrible story — an evil and cruel self-torturing and destroying story.

    An American Tragedy

  • I have always felt a sympathy for that tortured, self-torturing man who offered himself to his own soul as Buddha offered himself to the famished tiger.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Such as self-torturing thought from madness breeds?

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • “This is the ideal café for self-torturing intellectuals,” he said as we met.

    Scheherazade Goes West

  • But that was just a self-torturing pipe-dream, a practical impossibility, even when you did get something ahead of the competition, like some local scandal or even just a new angle.

    Country of the Blind

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