Jack Henry Abbott was a notorious American criminal and writer. Although he had a dark background but people respect him for his writing skills. He was born in a disturbed family and was abandoned at an early age of four and faced various oppressions as a child. This turned him towards robbery at the age of 12. He was in and out of juvenile centers, which could hardly rehabilitate him. He always possessed a criminal mind and this led him to the jail made for adults. In the prison, he was very aggressive initially and had to be in the dungeons for 23 days. After he came out he started visiting the library and developed interest towards literature. During this period he started talking to the famous writer Norman Mailer. Mailer was convinced to support him in publishing his first book titled ‘In the Belly Of the Beast’. The book is considered to be one of the best prison literatures. This book was a huge success and brought him instant fame and popularity. We have gathered a few famous quotes and sayings by the infamous man who was lauded by high-profile literary critics for his prolific writing skills. Go through the thoughts and quotes by Jack Henry Abbott that will help you know him better.
Imagine a thousand more such daily intrusions in your life, every hour and minute of every day, and you can grasp the source of this paranoia, this anger that could consume me at any moment if I lost control.