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Prison Quotes

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Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Values Life Human-Nature Psychology Live-By

The worst prison would be a closed heart.
- Pope John Paul II

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation.
Live wild, life free, live as master of your own fate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The martyr cannot be dishonored.
Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame;
every prison a more illustrious abode.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want total security, go to prison.
There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.
The only thing lacking... is freedom.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Casting directors now just see me as the hard-core sniper or prison guard.
- Barry Pepper

I remember the people I knew in prison;
I was very fortunate to know them -
they came from 1910,
1920, 1930.
- Gregory Corso

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.
- Suge Knight

Prison make you a better judge of character.
You pick up on people much faster.
- Suge Knight

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small,
confined space.
- Gloria Steinem

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison;
there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour.
The past is for inspiration, not imitation,
for continuation, not repetition.
- Israel Zangwill

The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises
in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.
- Philip Zimbardo

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions.
It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison.
It is the effect, not the cause.
- Jack Henry Abbott

By 1980, when I came out of prison, The Sun did a campaign
to stop putting vice girls in prison.
We've talked about it ever since and nothing has been done about it.
- Cynthia Payne

History is full of people who went to prison or were
burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas.
Society has always defended itself.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I made a movie where I played a girl that just got
out of prison and we shot it very very quickly but
very intensely-that took me a long time to get over.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

When I first went to prison, I was even questioning where,
God, where are you?
- Jim Bakker

The once all-powerful ruler of Iraq was found in a hole,
and now sits in a prison cell.
- George W. Bush

The devil had as good have let Paul alone,
for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching,
at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open,
and poor sinners come forth.
- William Gurnall

It doesn't help to fight crime to put people in prison who are innocent.
- Stephen Breyer

Sixty per cent of people entering prison today are illiterate.
- Jeffrey Archer

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind,
our duty is to furnish it well.
- Peter Ustinov

Well I think after leaving prison, and having written
three diaries about life in prison,
it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel,
to write a new novel.
- Jeffrey Archer

Why would anyone expect Tyson to come out smarter?
He went to prison for four years,
not Princeton.
- Lou Duva

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison
has made many people stronger.
- Philip Emeagwali

I'm in prison.
But my heart and mind is free.
Gangsta haters on the streets are doing more time than me.
They need 30 police escorts with them every time they walk down the street.
- Suge Knight

Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving
on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment.
- Jeffrey Archer

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls
is a very difficult thing.
But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the
one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
- Jim Bakker

While there is a lower class, I am in it,
while there is a criminal element, I am of it,
and while there is a soul in prison,
I am not free.
- Eugene V. Debs

I think my attitude to human beings has changed since leaving prison.
- Jeffrey Archer

One should respect public opinion insofar
as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison,
but anything that goes beyond this
is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
- Bertrand Russell

There's no doubt I expect to die in prison.
- Jack Kevorkian

A liberal education...
frees a man from the prison-house of his class,
race, time, place, background, family and even his nation.
- Robert M. Hutchins

I am now going from a prison to a palace:
I have finished my work,
and am now going to receive my wages.
- Christopher Love

I think of my brother just out of prison again.
He will have spent ten years of the last 30 in prison.
- Daniel Berrigan

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment
is seven years in prison,
locked up with the other men.
There is a three year waiting list.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison
or walks out of the courtroom a free man.
- Johnnie Cochran

But the thing I felt most strongly about,
and put at the end of one of the prison diaries,
was education.
- Jeffrey Archer

But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion.
We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly,
painfully sad and lonely.
- Janice Dickinson

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison.
Especially ones that are about escaping.
- Steve Buscemi

Some artists imagine they've got a hold on this apparatus,
which in fact has got a hold of them.
As a result, they end up supporting a cultural prison
that is out of their control.
- Robert Smithson

He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered,
though overcome; for he is still an enemy.
- Thomas Hobbes

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre,
the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage,
only seeks to adorn its prison.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

They transfer the prison, and all of a sudden all this money cuts loose,
all these people cut loose.
- Janis Karpinski

A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
- Simone Weil

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

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy
than to imprison a person
or keep him in prison because he is unpopular.
This is really the test of civilization.
- Winston Churchill

Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.
- Henry Van Dyke

A person experiences life as
something separated from the rest -
a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.
Our task must be to free ourselves
from this self-imposed prison,
and through compassion,
to find the reality of Oneness.
- Albert Einstein

I had a weird situation were someone used my name to
extort money from a woman.
He took her for 60 or 80 thousand dollars.
He is in prison now.
It was on Sally.
- Michael Biehn

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books.
That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.
- Mike Tyson

Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
- Richard Lovelace

Probably the only place where a man can feel really
secure is in a maximum security prison,
except for the imminent threat of release.
- Germaine Greer

Jesus Christ came into my prison cell last night,
and every stone flashed like a ruby.
- Samuel Rutherford

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists,
who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding
in prison caused by the Drug War.
- Michael Badnarik

The White House is the finest prison in the world.
- Harry S. Truman

May was young and beautiful, we were legally married,
but she was caught in the prison of my skin.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict,
I had more freedom under parolee supervision than there's available...
in America right now.
- Merle Haggard

There will be no prison which can hold our movement down.
- Huey Newton

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.
- Philip Emeagwali

America is the land of the second chance -
and when the gates of the prison open,
the path ahead should lead to a better life.
- George W. Bush

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison,
the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.
- Robert Anton Wilson

Playing the role of Christ was like being in a prison.
It was the hardest part I've ever had to play in my life.
I couldn't smoke or drink in public.
I couldn't.
- Max von Sydow

Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant.
Understand that destiny like the water of the Nile:
Water before the faithful,
blood before the unbeliever.
- Muhammad Iqbal

The four walls of paper are like a prison because every
idea wants to spring out in all directions -
everything is connected with everything else,
sometimes more than others.
- Ted Nelson

I visited my father for the full ten years that he was in prison,
so we already had a deep and loving relationship,
and remembered our mother at those times.
- Sam Sheppard

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard.
We hire a man, not his history.
- Malcolm Forbes

I wrote a million words in the first year,
and I could never have done that outside of prison.
- Jeffrey Archer

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be
there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes.
I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.
- Mary Harris Jones


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