Quotes by escape

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  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
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    A house means a family house, a place specially meant for putting children and men in so as to restrict their waywardness and distract them from the longing for adventure and escape they've had since time began.
  • Anais Nin
    Anais Nin
    French-born American Novelist, Dancer 1914-1977
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    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…
  • Italo Calvino
    Italo Calvino
    Cuban Writer, Essayist, Journalist 1923-1985
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    The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits of what can be said; what stirs literature is the call and attraction of what is not in the dictionary.
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
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    There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
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    Wherever our life touches yours, we help or hinder... wherever your life touches ours, you make us stronger or weaker.... There is no escape - man drags man down, or man lifts man up.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
  • Clare Boothe Luce
    Clare Boothe Luce
    American diplomat and writer 1903-1987
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    A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
  • Lucius Accius
    Lucius Accius
    Roman tragic poet and literary 170-86BC
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    A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, and his next to escape the censures of the world.
  • Ching I
    Ching I
    Ancient Chinese text
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    A person in danger should not try to escape at one stroke. He should first calmly hold his own, then be satisfied with small gains, which will come by creative adaptations.
  • Arthur Christopher Benson
    Arthur Christopher Benson
    English essayist, poet, author and academic 1862-1925
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    All the best stories in the world 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.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    Anyone who has a child today should train him to be either a physicist or a ballet dancer. Then he'll escape.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Anyone who has passed through the regular gradations of a classical education, and is not made a fool by it, may consider himself as having had a very narrow escape.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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    At great periods you have always felt, deep within you, the temptation to commit suicide. You gave yourself to it, breached your own defenses. You were a child. The idea of suicide was a protest against life; by dying, you would escape this longing for death.
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