Quotes: escape

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • 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.
  • Brett Ratner
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    At the end of the day, audiences just want to laugh and be entertained. They want to escape from their reality, and that's why we make movies, to get people to escape from the realities.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
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