Quotes: escape

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  • Alice Hoffman
    Alice Hoffman
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    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.
  • Bell Hooks
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    Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.
    Source: Feminism Is for Everybody (2014)
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
  • Jean Cocteau
    Jean Cocteau
    French writer 1889-1963
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    Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.
  • Bow Wow
    Bow Wow
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    Music is the reason I'm doing movies; I do credit that. But acting is an escape route for me.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer
    J. Robert Oppenheimer
    American theoretical physicist and professor of physics 1904-1967
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    No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund Freud
    Austrian psychiatrist 1856-1939
    Sigmund Freud
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    No one who has seen a baby sinking back satiated from the breast and falling asleep with flushed cheeks and a blissful smile can escape the reflection that this picture persists as a prototype of the expression of sexual satisfaction in later life.
  • Andrea Dworkin
    Andrea Dworkin
    American radical feminist and writer 1946-2005
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    No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it.
  • Marilyn French
    Marilyn French
    American radical feminist author 1929-2009
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    Nothing is ever simple. What do you do when you discover you like parts of the role you're trying to escape?
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    Oh, how one wishes sometimes to escape from the meaningless dullness of human eloquence, from all those sublime phrases, to take refuge in nature, apparently so inarticulate, or in the wordlessness of long grinding labor, of sound sleep, of true music, or of a human understanding, rendered speechless by emotion!
    Source: Doctor Zhivago
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
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    Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires.
  • Jalal-Uddin Rumi
    Jalal-Uddin Rumi
    Persian poet 1207-1273
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    Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separateness.
  • Emily Dickinson
    Emily Dickinson
    American poet 1830-1886
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    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 we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.