Quotes by prison

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  • Ronnie Corbett
    Ronnie Corbett
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    A cement mixer collided with a prison van on the Kingston Pass. Motorists are asked to be on the lookout for 16 hardened criminals.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
    Simone Weil
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    A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
    Gloria Steinem
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    A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.
  • Brendan I. Koerner
    Brendan I. Koerner
    American author 1974-
    Brendan I. Koerner
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    A small-time hoodlum who had spent most of the 1960s at San Quentin State Prison in California, the 30-year-old Bryant claimed that he hijacked Flight 97 under orders from his higher-ups in the Black Panther Party; he said his mission was to arrange for the purchase of bazookas to aid the organization's struggle against oppression.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
  • Bruce Jackson
    Bruce Jackson
    American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
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    America has the longest prison sentences in the West, yet the only condition long sentences demonstrably cure is heterosexuality.
  • George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    American politician 1946-
    George W. Bush
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    America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.
    Source: State of the Union, 20-01-2004
  • Evelyn Waugh
    Evelyn Waugh
    British novelist 1903-1966
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    Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. It is the people brought up in the gay intimacy of the slums who find prison so soul-destroying.
  • Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel
    Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
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    As long as one dissident is in prison, our freedom will not be true. As long as one child is hungry, our lives will be filled with anguish and shame.
    Source: Nobel acceptance speech (1986)
  • Angela Davis
    Angela Davis
    American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author 1944-
    Angela Davis
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    Because it would be too agonizing to cope with the possibility that anyone, including ourĀ­ selves, could become a prisoner, we tend to think of the prison as disconnected from our own lives. This is even true for some of us, women as well as men, who have already experienced imprisonment.
  • Barry Pepper
    Barry Pepper
    Canadian-American actor 1970-
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    Casting directors now just see me as the hard-core sniper or prison guard.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
    American legal scholar 1954-
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    Facebook seems to think that it would be liberating if everyone's News Feed could be personalized so that people see only and exactly what they want. Don't believe it. That's a prison.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
    Abraham Cowley
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    For the whole world, without a native home, Is nothing but a prison of larger room.
  • Brin-Jonathan Butler
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
    American journalist and filmmaker
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
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    Galileo wasn't put in prison because he was wrong about anything he discovered looking through his telescope; rather, he was incarcerated simply because he saw what others didn't wish to see.
  • Thomas Hobbes
    Thomas Hobbes
    British philosopher 1588-1679
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    He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.
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