Quotes from Ten Days in a Mad-House

Nellie Bly ·  92 pages

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“I said I could and I would. And I did.”
― Nellie Bly, quote from Ten Days in a Mad-House

“It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.”
― Nellie Bly, quote from Ten Days in a Mad-House

“To have a good brain the stomach must be cared for.”
― Nellie Bly, quote from Ten Days in a Mad-House

“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.”
― Nellie Bly, quote from Ten Days in a Mad-House

“A pretty young Hebrew woman spoke so little English I could not get her story except as told by the nurses. They said her name is Sarah Fishbaum, and that her husband put her in the asylum because she had a fondness for other men than himself.”
― Nellie Bly, quote from Ten Days in a Mad-House

“I felt sure now that no doctor could tell whether people were insane or not, so long as the case was not violent. Later”
― Nellie Bly, quote from Ten Days in a Mad-House

“That was the greatest night of my existence. For a few hours I stood face to face with “self!” I”
― Nellie Bly, quote from Ten Days in a Mad-House

“VERY EARLY THE OTHER MORNING I started out, not with the pleasure-seekers, but with those who toil the day long that they may live.”
― Nellie Bly, quote from Ten Days in a Mad-House

“Compare this with a criminal, who is given every chance to prove his innocence. Who would not rather be a murderer and take the chance for life than be declared insane, without hope of escape?”
― Nellie Bly, quote from Ten Days in a Mad-House

About the author

Nellie Bly
Born place: in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, The United States
Born date May 5, 1864
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