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Escape Quotes

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You cannot escape the responsibility
of tomorrow by evading it today.
- Abraham Lincoln

Related topics: Motivational

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
- Ram Dass

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

 

Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

Resenting someone, or hating someone, ensures that
you can never emotionally escape that person.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reality doesn't impress me.
I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy,
and when ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another.
No more walls.
- Anais Nin

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War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness
in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn
sunsets exquisitely dying.
- Langston Hughes

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
- Peter De Vries

Every man builds his world in his own image.
He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.
- Ayn Rand

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

Music should be your escape.
- Missy Elliot

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things
which escape those who dream only by night.
- Edgar Allen Poe

We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence,
but we cling desperately to our chains.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

Urgency is a grim taskmaster.
Escape time, and life becomes irie.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
("Irie" is a Jamaican word for being at total peace
with your current state of being.)

We spend more time developing means of escaping our
troubles than we do solving the troubles we're trying to escape from.
- David Lloyd

A democratic government is the only one in which those
who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
- Hesiod

Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream,
the butcher's the poet's equal there.
- Emile M. Cioran

There was a war crimes trial because an American prisoner
had been shot trying to escape.
He had obviously been recaptured and shot,
and that violated the Geneva Convention.
- Charles Guggenheim

It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try
to escape the consequences of what we say.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

I am in a beautiful prison from which
I can only escape by writing.
- Anais Nin

Once a word has been allowed to escape,
it cannot be recalled.
- Horace

It was a great escape for me and it was a way to take
a break from what was going on in my own world,
to go into another world.
- Alice Hoffman

The glory of my name increases my shame.
Less known by mortals, I could better escape their eyes.
- Jean Racine

Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous,
stupid and cruel life.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

All the best stories are but one story in reality -
the story of escape.
It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times,
how to escape.
- A. C. Benson

It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind;
it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
- Voltaire

Acting and writing go together.
Actors write because they love words and becoming other people -
we love to escape into other characters.
- Susannah York

In the summer of '84, you just couldn't escape the Born in the USA record.
- Henry Rollins

At 20, 25, 30, we begin to realise that the possibilities
of escape are getting fewer.
We have jobs, children, partners, debts.
This is the part of us to which literary fiction speaks.
- Mark Haddon

The thing about rock is that people are not just interested
in bands because of where they want to go.
It's where they want to escape from that matters.
- Colin Greenwood

This is the most terrible thing that can happen in
a friendly country if Thai people have to escape from
the backdoor of an embassy.
- Thaksin Shinawatra

I was always someone who lived in the future all the time,
it was always the next thing - dreams of escape.
- Julie Walters

Nothing is ever simple.
What do you do when you discover you like parts of
the role you're trying to escape?
- Marilyn French

A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning,
as if supported by the rays of the sun,
a bird settled on the fire escape,
joy in the task of coffee,
joy accompanied me as I walked.
- Anais Nin

Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.
- Walter Scott

I intentionally aided them by being there and blocking
an avenue of escape for the victims.
- Robert Iler

In the Peace Corps, the volunteer must be a fully developed,
mature person.
He must not join to run abroad or escape problems.
- Sargent Shriver

Hell is of this world and there are men who are unhappy escapees from hell,
escapees destined ETERNALLY to reenact their escape.
- Antonin Artaud

We feel free when we escape - even if it be but from
the frying pan to the fire.
- Eric Hoffer

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion,
but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality,
but an escape from personality.
But, of course, only those who have personality and
emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.
- T. S. Eliot

Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.
- Alfred A. Montapert

This howling mouth, this head which rolls back and tries to escape.
- Frederick Leboyer

I think middle-age is the best time,
if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience
which often sets in at about fifty.
- William Ralph Inge

Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart.
How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart.
Those escape your anger who refuse your sway,
and those are punished most, who most obey.
- Matthew Prior

The thing you do is escape from them by immersing myself
in the character you're playing.
- Pia Zadora

You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems,
but by confronting them courageously.
You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
- J. Donald Walters

In other words, a democratic government is the only
one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

It seems to me that man is made to act rather than to know:
the principles of things escape our most persevering researches.
- Frederick The Great

Drugs are marvelous if you want to escape,
but reality is so rich, why escape?
- Geraldine Chaplin

The physical life of the scene is determined by whether
the set squeezes people together or whether the set
has an escape place in it.
- Elia Kazan

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority,
but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
- Marcus Aurelius

We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it,
controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering
it to the free play of our subjectivity.
- Raoul Vaneigem

Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil.
I am content to observe that there is evil,
and that there is a way to escape from it,
and with this I begin and end.
- John Newton

I have been desperate to escape for so many years now,
it is routine for me to try to escape.
- Jack Henry Abbott

The other inmates stand in a long straight line,
flanked by guards, and I am dragged past them.
I do not respect them, because they will not run -
will not try to escape.
- Jack Henry Abbott

It is more dangerous that even
a guilty person should be punished
without the forms of law
than that he should escape.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you're into architecture and you're from the West,
everything is hors d'oeuvres for working to rebuild the Temple.
Ultimately you're led there.
You can't escape it.
- Ben Nicholson

I write to escape; to escape poverty.
- Edgar Rice Burroughs

I was involved with drama departments since the 5th grade.
I played at it.
It was an escape.
- Adam Baldwin

Escape from the architecture ghetto is one of the major
drivers and has been from the very beginning.
- Rem Koolhaas

I don't run away from a challenge because I am afraid.
Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape
fear is to trample it beneath your feet.
- Nadia Comaneci

He that hath deserved hanging may be glad to escape with a whipping.
- Thomas Brooks

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have
committed against ourselves,
few would escape the gallows.
- Paul Eldridge

We're so trendy we can't even escape ourselves.
- Kurt Cobain

Every life is narrow.
Our only escape is not to run away, but to learn to
love the people we are and the world in which we find ourselves.
- Mark Haddon

There are few retreats, that can escape the penetrating eye of avarice.
- Thomas Clarkson

Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair;
a narrow escape into faith.
- Christopher Fry

Ten years ago, Republicans decided it was time to reform
our broken welfare system and give welfare recipients
the tools they needed to escape the system and build a better life.
- Todd Tiahrt


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