Quotes by prison
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American political activist 1936-
Lots of people think I went to prison. I never went to prison. I was in jail without bail.
A cement mixer collided with a prison van on the Kingston Pass. Motorists are asked to be on the lookout for 16 hardened criminals.
French philosopher 1909-1943
A mind enclosed in language is in prison.
American feminist writer 1934-
A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.
Brendan I. Koerner
American author 1974-
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
American journalist and critic 1880-1956
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
American folklorist, documentary filmmaker and writer 1936-
America has the longest prison sentences in the West, yet the only condition long sentences demonstrably cure is heterosexuality.
George W. Bush
American politician 1946-
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
British novelist 1903-1966
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.
Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
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)
American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author 1944-
Because it would be too agonizing to cope with the possibility that anyone, including our 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.
Canadian-American actor 1970-
Casting directors now just see me as the hard-core sniper or prison guard.
American legal scholar 1954-
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.
For the whole world, without a native home, Is nothing but a prison of larger room.
American journalist and filmmaker
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.
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