Quotes: escape

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  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon B. Johnson
    American president 1908-173
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    Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Self-love is often rather arrogant than blind; it does not hide our faults from ourselves, but persuades us that they escape the notice of others.
  • W. H. Auden
    W. H. Auden
    American poet 1907-1973
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    Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape deluding himself into thinking that he is choosing to obey his master's commands when, in fact, he is obliged to. Most slaves of habit suffer from this delusion and so do some writers, enslaved by an all too ''personal'' style.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Small debts are like small gun shot; they are rattling around us on all sides and one can scarcely escape being wounded. Large debts are like canons, they produce a loud noise, but are of little danger.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    Space flights are merely an escape, a fleeing away from oneself, because it is easier to go to Mars or to the moon than it is to penetrate one's own being.
  • Arthur Koestler
    Arthur Koestler
    Hungarian Born British Writer 1905-1983
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    Space-ships and time machines are no escape from the human condition. Let Othello subject Desdemona to a lie-detector test; his jealousy will still blind him to the evidence. Let Oedipus triumph over gravity; he won't triumph over his fate.
  • Lope de Vega
    Lope de Vega
    Spanish playwright, poet, novelist and marine 1562-1635
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    Take every gain without showing remorse about missed profits, because an eel may escape sooner than you think.
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank Moore Colby
    American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
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    Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape.
  • Don DeLillo
    Don DeLillo
    American Author 1926-
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    That's why people take vacations. Not to relax or find excitement or see new places. To escape the death that exists in routine things.
    Source: White Noise (2011) 276
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    The cross of the Legion of Honor has been conferred on me. However, few escape that distinction.
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
    Sir Walter Scott
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    The faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.
  • Arthur Helps
    Arthur Helps
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    The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    The main motive for 'nonattachment' is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work.
  • Sidney J. Harris
    Sidney J. Harris
    American journalist 1917-
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    The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
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    The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.