Quotes by escape
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French author and filmmaker 1914-
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.
French-born American Novelist, Dancer 1914-1977
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…
Cuban Writer, Essayist, Journalist 1923-1985
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.
French semiologist 1915-1980
There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
Booker T. Washington
American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
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.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Clare Boothe Luce
American diplomat and writer 1903-1987
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.
Roman tragic poet and literary 170-86BC
A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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.
Ancient Chinese text
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
English essayist, poet, author and academic 1862-1925
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
American poet 1907-1973
Anyone who has a child today should train him to be either a physicist or a ballet dancer. Then he'll escape.
English writer 1778-1830
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
English writer 1874-1965
Art is merely the refuge which the ingenious have invented, when they were supplied with food and women, to escape the tediousness of life.
Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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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