Okay I've read The Man in the Iron Mask and I've been trying to find a certain quote. Im sorry in advance for the details I can give I know they are vague but... I think it goes something like..

Raoul is talking to someone (lets say Athos) and Athos says something along the lines of Life is better than death and Raoul replies that not if your life is like his it's almost like torture... hope someone can help me out O.o