Escape Quotes

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1. “Then from those profound slumbers we awake in a dawn, not knowing who we are, being nobody, newly born, ready for anything, the brain emptied of that past which was life until then. And perhaps it is more wonderful still when our landing at the waking-point is abrupt and the thoughts of our sleep, hidden by a cloak of oblivion, have no time to return to us gradually, before sleep ceases. Then, from the black storm through which we seem to have passed (but we do not even say we), we emerge prostrate, without a thought, a we that is void of content.”

Tags : Escape Renewal Self Void
Author : Marcel Proust
Source : Sodom and Gomorrah

2. “In a lifeworld, where we can be what we are, and not what people expect us to be, we can escape a blank and void existence, which is linked to wrecking ennui. Boredom often slips into revulsion and nausea, for not being able to find an identity and not succeeding in acquiring individuality with the quality of authenticity. ("Like a frozen image")”

Tags : Acquiring Authenticity Blank Boredome Ennui Escape Existence Expect Frozen Image Individuality Life World Linked People Revulsion Slip Succeeding To Be Void Wrecking

3. “If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.”

Tags : Autonomy Breakup Composure Disappearance Escape Freedom Hide Hideout Leg Pulling Let Go Liberty Michael Bassey Johnson Out Of View Respect Self Reliance Self Rule Single Test Unconventional Unconventionality Vanish
Source : The Infinity Sign

4. “Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”

Tags : Ecstasy Escape Freedom Intoxication Reality
Author : Anaïs Nin
Source : Incest: From a Journal of Love

5. “One of the greatest evils is the foolishness of a good man. For the giving man to withhold helping someone in order to first assure personal fortification is not selfish, but to elude needless self-destruction; martyrdom is only practical when the thought is to die, else a good man faces the consequence of digging a hole from which he cannot escape, and truly helps no one in the long run.”

Tags : Addiction Die Dig Digging Escape Evil Foolishness Fortification Giving Good Help Helping Helping Hand Hurt Kindness Man Pain Recovery Sacrifice Seflessness Self Destruction Selfish Selfishness Thanksgiving
Author : Mike Norton
Source : Just Another War Story

6. “Besides the alternate universe offered by a book, the quiet space of a museum was my favorite place to go. My mom said I was an escapist at heart . . . that I preferred imaginary worlds to the real one. It’s true that I’ve always been able to yank myself out of this world and plunge myself into another.”

Tags : Book Escape Imagination Reading Read Universe World
Author : Amy Plum
Source : Die for Me

7. “During the days I felt myself slipping into a kind of madness. Solitary confinement has an astonishing effect on the mind. The trip was to stay calm and keep myself occupied. I spent hours working out how to break free. But trying to escape would have been instant suicide.”

Tags : Escape Jail Prison
Author : Tahir Shah
Source : Travels With Myself

8. “In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own. I learned who I was and who I wanted to be, what I might aspire to, and what I might dare to dream about my world and myself. More powerfully and persuasively than from the "shalt nots" of the Ten Commandments, I learned the difference between good and evil, right and wrong. A Wrinkle in Time described that evil, that wrong, existing in a different dimension from our own. But I felt that I, too, existed much of the time in a different dimension from everyone else I knew. There was waking, and there was sleeping. And then there were books, a kind of parallel universe in which anything might happen and frequently did, a universe in which I might be a newcomer but was never really a stranger. My real, true world. My perfect island.”

Tags : Aspirations Books Dreams Escape Journeys Life Reading Refuge Values
Author : Anna Quindlen
Source : How Reading Changed My Life

9. “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 who have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these.”

Tags : Emotion Escape Personality Poetry
Author : T.S. Eliot

10. “They're gone. I let them chase me. I led them like a sunbeam and vanished like a shadow.”

Tags : Chase Chasing Escape Pursuit Vanish
Author : Erin Bow
Source : Plain Kate

11. “She clutched the train ticket tighter and waited for the sense of escape to come over her as it had a dozen times before, that heady sensation of having just scooted through the clanging gate, of eluding the thrown net. It didn't come. She was running again, but she wasn't escaping. She'd been chased to ground a long, long time ago.”

Tags : Chase Escape Freedom Running
Source : The Bridal Season

12. “Growing up in the digital age, I'm expected to embrace all forms of modern technology with blissful ignorance. Books were always one of few escapes from this, because reading a book means not having to look at another damned glowing screen - which is why, no matter how "convenient" or "enhanced" digital enthusiasts claim that Ebooks are, I'll never see them as real books. They're just files of binary data, and while they might be considered books by a large amount of people, Ebooks have lost the human quality that real books have. You can argue that this is pretentious or stupid or nostalgic, but ultimately what will you pass down to your children and grandchildren? A broken old Kindle device with the same files that millions of other people have, or the dog-eared paperbacks that you fell in love with and wrote your name in and got signed by the author and flipped through in the bookstore and kept with you for years, like an old friend?”

Tags : 21St Century Binary Blissful Broken Convenient Digital Ebook Electronic Enhanced Escape Friend Future Generation Glow Glowing Grandchildren Ignorance Kindle Modern Read Reading Screen Tablet

13. “Death is number one on the list of things that we wish were possible to leave behind when we escaped barbarism.”

Tags : Aphorism Aphorisms Aphorist Aphorists Civilization Civilize Civilized Cryonics Culture Dead Death Deaths Die Humour If Only Immortal Joke Jokes Leave Behind Mortality Mummies Progress Satire Savage Uncivilized Wish

14. “Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”

Tags : Escape Life Therapy Writing
Author : Graham Greene
Source : Ways Of Escape

15. “It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.”

Tags : Admiration Escape False Standards Impossible Impression Measurement Power Science Success True Value Underestimate Value Wealth
Author : Sigmund Freud
Source : Civilization and Its Discontents

16. “To evade insanity and depression, we unconsciously limit the number of people toward whom we are sincerely sympathetic.”

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17. “I believe one has to escape oneself to discover oneself.”

Tags : Discovery Escape Searching Self Discovery
Source : I, The Divine: A Novel in First Chapters

18. “For a second I was almost jealous of the clouds. Why was he looking to them for an escape when I was right here beside him?”

Tags : Clouds Escape Jealousy
Source : Kartography

19. “A silent velvet footstep filled me, unwelcome yet so needed. You finally found my hidden shore with grains of time and ocean of the most secret secrets, violet and red; left a trail of deep blue footsteps on my glowing beach of soul, and no matter how many times tides wash the golden sand anew, your prints can never be erased. Each one a shining star in my quiet Universe...”

Tags : Artist Blue Deep Blue Found Galaxy Glowing Golden Hidden Lagoon Left Message Ocean Oksana Rus Path Poem Road Secret Shining Silence Sky Spiritual Star Time Universe Violet Walk
Author : Oksana Rus

20. “White man trying to kill you slow every day, and sometimes trying to kill you fast. Why make it easy for him? That was one kind of work you could say no to.”

Tags : African Americans Death Escape Race Relations Slavery Slaves Whites
Source : The Underground Railroad

21. “The veneer of civilization fell away to reveal desperate animals, humanity at their worst.”

Tags : Desperation Escape Evacuation Flee Panic Paris War Wwii
Author : Travis Luedke
Source : The Nightlife: Paris

22. “Faced with the prospect of a black depression, Highsmith once again retreated into fantasy, dreaming about an affair with the actress Anne Meacham, whose picture she had seen in a magazine publicising her role in the Tennessee Williams' play, In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel. After the disasters of recent years, she reckoned that the safest option was to escape into romantic imagination. She reviewed her failures over the past five years and concluded that 'the moral is: stay alone. Any idea of any close relationship should be imaginary, like any story I am writing. This way no harm is done to me or to any other person'.”

Tags : Actress Affair Depression Disaster Disasters Dream Dreaming Escape Failure Fantasy Fiction Harm Imaginary Imagination Magazine Picture Relationship Retreat Retreated Romantic Safest Safety Story Write Writing
Author : Andrew Wilson
Source : Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

23. “Faced with today's problems and disappointments, many people will try to escape from their responsibility. Escape in selfishness, escape in sexual pleasure, escape in drugs, escape in violence, escape in indifference and cynical attitudes. I propose to you the option of love, which is the opposite of escape.”

Tags : Escape Indifference Love Problems Of Today

24. “There should be a little gap between you and your friends, though you'll miss their companionship and you'll also miss their disrespect.”

Tags : Alone Apart Breathing Space Companionship Disrespect Distance Escape Friends Gap I Miss You Intermission Interval Isolation Missing Missing Someone Remote Remoteness Reticence

25. “You’ve gone far away to a place with no horses and very little grass, and you’re studying how to write a story with a happy ending. If you can write that ending for yourself, maybe you can come back.”

Tags : Escape Happy Ending Horses Kentucky New York Stable Boy Writing
Source : Love Story

26. “I choose to write because it's perfect for me. It's an escape, a place I can go to hide. It's a friend, when I feel out casted from everyone else. It's a journal, when the only story I can tell is my own. It's a book, when I need to be somewhere else. It's control, when I feel so out of control. It's healing, when everything seems pretty messed up.And it's fun, when life is just flat-out boring.”

Tags : Book Boring Control Escape Friend Fun Healing Life Story Write Writing
Author : Alysha Speer

27. “Who is better off? The one who writes to revel in the voluptuousness of the life that surrounds them? Or the one who writes to escape the tediousness of that which awaits them outside? Whose flame will last longer?”

Tags : Author Interview Books Escape Flame Heroic Heroism Interview Novel Writing Novelist Publishing Roman Roman Payne Tediousness Voluptuousness Writer Writers Writing
Author : Roman Payne

28. “To Cassidy, the panopticon wasn't a metaphor. It was the greatest failing on everything she was, a prison she had built for herself out of an inability to appear anything less than perfect. And so she ghosted on, in relentless pursuit of escape, not from society, but from herself. She would always be confined by what everyone expected of her because she was too afraid and too unwilling to correct our imperfect imaginings.”

Tags : Escape Prison Self Doubt
Source : The Beginning of Everything

29. “Her body was a prison, her mind was a prison. Her memories were a prison. The people she loved. She couldn't get away from the hurt of them. She could leave Eric, walk out of her apartment, walk forever if she liked, but she couldn't escape what really hurt. Tonight even the sky felt like a prison.”

Tags : Body Escape Hurt Leave Love Memories Prison Walk
Author : Ann Brashares
Source : Sisterhood Everlasting

30. “He was a very private person, and sometimes it seemed to me that he was no longer interested in the world or in other people... I got the feeling that Julián was living in the past, locked in his memories. Julián lived within himself, for his books and inside them - a comfortable prison of his own design.""You say this as if you envied him.""There are worse prisons than words.”

Tags : Books Escape Literature Pain Prison Reading Words
Source : The Shadow of the Wind

31. “In the past I had often tried to escape the grown-up world of sorrow through my imagination- dreaming that a handsome young lieutenant would ride to my rescue or that a great empresario would discover my musical talents and whisk me away. I had envisioned knights in shining armor and happily ever after scenes to escape from rules or boredom or pain; including a vision of my mother walking through our front door whole and well again. Now I knew that a lifetime of escape led to a life like Aunt Bertie's. My imagination was a gift, but I had to live in the real world. My eyes had been opened this summer to poverty and crime and abuse and I needed to use my imagination not to escape, but to help people like Irina and Katya, to make my own contribution as the women in the women's pavilion had done. I couldn't do it in the same way Jane Adams and my grandmother and Aunt Mat were, but I would find my own way and my own time.”

Tags : Escape Eye Opening Imagination
Author : Lynn Austin
Source : A Proper Pursuit

32. “To write poetry and to commit suicide, apparently so contradictory, had really been the same, attempts at escape.”

Tags : Escape Poetry Suicide
Author : John Fowles
Source : The Magus

33. “Alcohol is one of the quickest vehicles with which we escape shyness, our problems, and self-consciousness, for a few hours.”

Tags : Alcohol Alcohol Abuse Alcohol Addiction Alcoholic Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholism Diffident Embarrassed Escape Farouche Mousy Pain Problem Retiring Self Consciousness Self Effacing Shy Suffering Timid Unconfident Vehicle Vehicles Withdrawn

34. “You don't need to know what you're escaping from to become a fugitive.”

Tags : Escape Life
Author : Bella Pollen
Source : Midnight Cactus

35. “I was struck by an awful thought, the kind that cannot be taken back once it escapes into the open air of consciousness; it seemed to me that this was not a place you go to live. It was a place you go to die.”

Tags : Consciousness Die Escape Live Thought
Author : John Green
Source : Paper Towns

36. “To read fiction means to play a game by which we give sense to the immensity of things that happened, are happening, or will happen in the actual world. By reading narrative, we escape the anxiety that attacks us when we try to say something true about the world. This is the consoling function of narrative — the reason people tell stories, and have told stories from the beginning of time.”

Tags : Context Escape Escapism Fiction Interpretation Narrative Reading Real World Storytelling
Author : Umberto Eco
Source : Six Walks in the Fictional Woods

37. “Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I'm always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it's very shocking to the system.”

Tags : Creative Process Escape Novels Reality Writing
Source : Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

38. “Would she flee if she knew the thoughts I kept in my mind? My hands went to her flat stomach. My fingers sank in the soft tan flesh around her waist. One day her belly would be full of my children and her mind would only be focused on me.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

39. “I shuddered at the thought of what I would do for her if she asked—kill, steal, desecrate the holy god Ambi, destroy cities and masses of people just at her command.”

Tags : 1 Amazing Beautiful Escape Kenya King Love Romance Sensual Sexy Vampire Wright
Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

40. “He growled. The noise echoed through the area. Birds flew from the trees. They appeared like dark dots in the starry sky.”

Tags : 1 Amazing Beautiful Escape Kenya King Love Romance Sensual Sexy Vampire Wright
Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

41. “You’ll be my queen.”

Tags : 1 Amazing Beautiful Escape Kenya King Love Romance Sensual Sexy Vampire Wright
Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

42. “Why escape your intended purpose by copying and trying to be someone else? You will discover who you were meant to be only after you have shown confidence being yourself.”

Tags : Be You Be Yourself Be Yourself Quote Copy Copying Copying Others Discovery Escape Evolution Fate Fear Follower Imitate Imitation Insecure Insecurity Intention Love Yourself Purpose Self Discovery Self Esteem Self Love Stay True True You Yourself
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

43. “I think about dying, but i don't want to die. Not even close. In fact, my problem is the complete opposite. I want to live, I want to escape. I feel trapped and bored and claustrophobic. There's so much to see and so much to do but I somehow still find myself doing nothing at all. I'm still here, in this metaphorical bubble of existence and I can't quite figure out what the hell I'm doing or how to get out of it.”

Tags : Claustrophobic Confused Depressed Depression Dying Empty Escape Existence Living Monotony Nothingness Searching Stress Stressed Suicidal
Author : Matty Healy

44. “I want to drag knives over my skin, just to feel something other than shame, but I'm not even brave enough for that”

Tags : Brokenness Escape Feelings Hopeless Hurt Life Self Doubt Shame
Author : Paula Hawkins
Source : The Girl on the Train

45. “Don't let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter; the shade can turn out to be your protector and also your destroyer, and sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain.”

Tags : Asylum Believe In Yourself Calmness Destroyer Dream Dreams Escape Fright Hideout Journey Michael Bassey Johnson Perfect Protect Responsibility Running Away Shelter Storm Trembling Umbrella

46. “The doors of the darkest room one had ever seen were openedand everyone was asked to collect the pieces of themselves that they have lost with time all these years. Everyone rushed in and started searching for the pieces that would complete them but all of a sudden they saw the light in the room fading away, they turned around and saw the doors closing back again. They screamed and tried to run back but all of a sudden there were fences all around them, they lost their voice and helplessly stuck in there saw the doors closing. They lost themselves completely in the quest of searching the pieces they had lost before.”

Tags : Cry Dark Doors Escape Lost Pain Pieces Search Stuck Voiceless
Author : Akshay Vasu

47. “Maybe that's why Claire had perfected the art of invisibility. It was a form of self-preservation. You couldn't resent what you could not see. She was so quiet, but she noticed everything. Her eyes tracked the world like it was a book written in a language that she could not understand. There was nothing timorous about her, but you got the feeling that she always had one foot out the door. If the situation got too hard, or too intense, she would simply disappear.”

Tags : Escape Invisibility Self Preservation
Source : Pretty Girls

48. “I want to run. To do what I always do, have always done, for the last five years of my life. Escape, flee into the shadows. But this time, I stand my ground. I'm tired of running.”

Tags : Escape Flee Running Standing Your Ground
Author : Marie Lu
Source : Prodigy

49. “ return to their 'native soil,' as they say, to the bosom, so to speak, of their mother earth, like frightened children, yearning to fall asleep on the withered bosom of their decrepit mother, and to sleep there for ever, only to escape the horrors that terrify them.”

Tags : Death Depression Earth Escape Fear Horror Misery Mother Sleep Sorrow Suicide Terror
Source : The Brothers Karamazov

50. “Delusions are hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding insane people living in a backwards world.”

Tags : Delusions Escape Family Friendships Insanity Love Relationships

51. “But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. 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.”

Tags : Aloneness Community Escape Fear Loneliness Love Relationship Solitude
Author : bell hooks
Source : All About Love: New Visions

52. “Los Angeles was the kind of place where everybody was from somewhere else and nobody really droppped anchor. It was a transient place. People drawn by the dream, people running from the nightmare. Twelve million people and all of them ready to make a break for it if necessary. Figuratively, literally, metaphorically -- any way you want to look at it -- everbody in L.A. keeps a bag packed. Just in case.”

Tags : California Dreams Escape Escapism Hopes Los Angeles Nightmares Restlessness Southern California Transience
Source : The Brass Verdict

53. “You're back where you swore yourself you wouldn't beThe familiar shackles you can't tell from your own skinYour head's under water when you learned to swimOn a road to hell, congratulations, you're free...”

Tags : Back Congratulations Death Depression Drown Drowning Escape Familiar Floating Free Hell Home Intentions Learn Love Melancholy Miserable Pathetic Poem Prison Run Sad Sarcasm Shackles Skin Swear Walk Wander Water Wounds

54. “It is as difficult for most poor people to truly believe that they could someday escape poverty as it is for most wealthy people to truly believe that their wealth could someday escape them.”

Tags : A Breeze A Cinch A Snap Back Breaking Duck Soup Easy Hassle Kids Stuff Painless Problems Satire Someday Strain Struggle Undemanding

55. “Talking won't change it. But sometimes it was what she wanted most, to tell someone; often, though, she just wanted to escape those horrid feelings, to escape herself, so there was no pain, no fear, no ugliness.”

Tags : Escape Fear Hurting Ink Exchange Pain
Author : Melissa Marr
Source : Ink Exchange

56. “Twentyone is too old to go anywhere alone, you know that. I want to go with someone. I don't mean as a bride, I'm not so gauche as that, but as a mistress or paramour or concubine or companion or friend or pal or anything else. I just don't want to be left alone! I want to get out of here!" She said it again for all the wide-faced flowers to hear: "I want to get out of here!”

Tags : Beatnik Beats Escape
Author : Douglas Woolf
Source : Wall to Wall

57. “The church and the whorehouse arrived in the Far West simultaneously. And each would have been horrified to think it was a different facet of the same thing. But surely they were both intended to accomplish the same thing: the singing, the devotion, the poetry of the churches took a man out of his bleakness for a time, and so did the brothels.”

Tags : Bleakness Church Escape
Source : East of Eden

58. “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.”

Tags : Escape Escapism First Sentence Opening Lines Reality Sanity
Source : The Haunting of Hill House

59. “The calmness was fracturing, tendrils of fear seeping through her mind like ivy. Once the fear consumed her, she'd run.”

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Source : Love is Darkness

60. “Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. ”

Tags : Burroughs Change Escape Inspirational

61. “It is usually unbearably painful to read a book by an author who knows way less than you do, unless the book is a novel.”

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62. “Good character going bad is like a beast escaping it's cage; it will be hard to capture it again!”

Tags : Bad Bad Beehaviour Bad Behavior Bad Character Bad Habits Beast Behave Behaviour Cage Capture Difficult Dignity Escape Escaping Food For Thought Good Good Better Best Good Character Good Name Habit Habits Hard Integrity Israelmore Ayivor Reputation Respect
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

63. “Reading is my passion and my escape since I was 5 years old. Overall, children don't realize the magic that can live inside their own heads. Better even then any movie.”

Tags : Books Escape Inspirational Intellectual Love Passion Reading Spiritual
Author : Eckhart Tolle
Source : The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

64. “We all want to escape our circumstances, don't we? Especially if you are an actor.”

Tags : Actor Circumstances Escape Problems

65. “To acquire the habit of reading is to construct for yourself a refuge from almost all the miseries of life.”

Tags : Bibliotherapy Books Escape Good Habits Life Pleasure Reading Refuge
Source : Books and You

66. “I spent the rest of the day in someone else's story. The rare moments that I put the book down, my own pain returned in burning stabs.”

Tags : Books Die For Me Escape Kate Loneliness Reading
Author : Amy Plum
Source : Die for Me

67. “[Prison Break is] one of the craziest, most unpredictable roller-coaster rides on TV today.”

Tags : Bagwell Break Burrows Company Escape Fox King Lincoln Michael Schofield Prison Show Stephen T Bag Theodore Tv
Author : Stephen King

68. “Writing is the only way to run away from home, without ever leaving.”

Tags : Artist Author Creator Dreamer Escape Memoir Novel Romance Author Writing

69. “But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.”

Tags : Escape Introspection
Author : Junot Díaz
Source : The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

70. “Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.”

Tags : Books Escape Reading
Source : Cloud Atlas

71. “That's the funny thing about trying to escape. You never really can. Maybe temporarily, but not completely.”

Tags : Escape Jennifer L Armentrout Onyx
Source : Onyx

72. “Fiction should be a place of lollipops and escape. Real life is depressing enough--I, for one, don't want to read about make believe misery, too.”

Tags : Escape Fiction Reading Writing
Source : Falling for the Ghost of You

73. “To escape death, she'd become death.”

Tags : Death Escape
Author : Sarah J. Maas
Source : Crown of Midnight

74. “It isn't running away they're afraid of. We wouldn't get far. It's those other escapes, the ones you can open in yourself, given a cutting edge.”

Tags : Escape
Source : The Handmaid's Tale

75. “He was fucking sad. That's it. That's the point. He knows life is never going to get any different for him. That there's no fixing him. It's always going to be the same monotonous depressing bullshit. Boring, sad, boring, sad. He just wants it to be over.”

Tags : Boring Depression Escape Life Mental Illness Suicide
Author : Jasmine Warga
Source : My Heart and Other Black Holes

76. “Foolish man, what do you bemoan, and what do you fear? Wherever you look there is an end of evils. You see that yawning precipice? It leads to liberty. You see that flood, that river, that well? Liberty houses within them. You see that stunted, parched, and sorry tree? From each branch liberty hangs. Your neck, your throat, your heart are all so many ways of escape from slavery [...] Do you enquire the road to freedom? You shall find it in every vein of your body.”

Tags : Bemoan Branch End Escape Evil Fear Flood Foolish Foolishness Hang Heart Liberty Neck Precipice River Road Slavery Suicide Throat Tree Vein Well
Author : Al Álvarez

77. “Reality worked its way into my dreams where it wasn’t welcome.”

Tags : Dreaming Dreams Dreams Quotes Emilyann Girdner Escape Escape From Reality Escapism Fantasy Author Fantasy Author Quotes Hard Life Reality Reality And Dreaming Reality Dreams Reality Of Life Reality Quote Reality Quotes Sad Dream Sadness Speculative Fiction Young Adult Fantasy Book
Source : The Labyrinth Wall

78. “She had headed towards town aimlessly, looking for the kind of escape that could be found only in a solitary walk through a crowd.”

Tags : Escape Solitary Solitude Walk Walking
Author : Jade Chang
Source : The Wangs vs. the World

79. “Don't let a cruel word escape your mouth. There's no greater sin than breaking a heart.”

Tags : Be Good Be Kind Be Nice Break Cruel Cruelty Do Good Escape Good Greater Heart Heartbreaker Inspirational Inspiring Kind Kojouri Mouth Nice Niceness Sin Sinful Word

80. “To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding, and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need freedom (or, at least, the illusion of freedom) to get beyond ourselves, whether with telescopes and microscopes and our ever-burgeoning technology, or in states of mind that allow us to travel to other worlds, to rise above our immediate surroundings.We may seek, too, a relaxing of inhibitions that makes it easier to bond with each other, or transports that make our consciousness of time and mortality easier to bear. We seek a holiday from our inner and outer restrictions, a more intense sense of the here and now, the beauty and value of the world we live in.”

Tags : Consciousness Day To Day Escape Explanation Freedom Future Hope Human Beings Inhibitions Life Living Meaning Patterns Transcendence Transport Understanding
Author : Oliver Sacks

81. “Do you know what you get when you try to escape? When you drive for miles in a deserted city or swim for hours in a shoreless sea? You get yourself.”

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82. “The only way to truly help most drug addicts and most alcoholics is to—instead of them—change reality.”

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83. “I have spent so many nights out under the starsEuphoria running through my veins and alcohol coursing through my bloodMy mind would race along with my heartMy vision drawn to the stars and all the possibilities of what is out thereSuddenly the world and all its problems seems so infinitesimal My mind leaves this plane And a smile is drawn across my faceI know this isn’t reality, but I absorb it with all my beingI find it better to be lost out here then found in my real lifeAmongst the stars now I can live And it’s beautiful For the moments it lasts, it’s beautifulIts heaven on earth”

Tags : Alchohol Drugs Escape Escapism Meaning Meaning Of Life Meaningful Meaninglessness Soul Soul Searching

84. “God doesn’t promise us escape from suffering or pain. Rather, He promises to miraculously use even bad situations for your ultimate good.”

Tags : Bad Book Christian Escape Faith God Good Miracle Pain Promise Rather Suffering
Author : Jim George
Source : One-Minute Insights for Men

85. “What makes people tick? Life can be a trap of ennui, but imagery may be a redemptive escape from dullness. The iconic power and exuberance of images generate an inexorable addiction that needs to be gratified without respite. Here and now! ("Give me more images")”

Tags : Addiction Dullness Ennui Escape Exuberance Generate Give Gratified Here And Now Iconic Imagery Images Inexorable Life People Power Redemptive Respite Tick Trap

86. “Too often fantasy is not a rich elaboration of life designed to enhance our existence, rather it is our pell-mell escape from life with the intent of exiting this existence. And the most imaginative fantasy of all is to somehow think that I can do that in the first place.”

Tags : Avoid Avoidance Escape Existence Fantasy Flee Flight Life Reality

87. “But when she finally got the wings to fly she realized she had nowhere else to go to...”

Tags : Alone Bereft Bird Escape Fly Grief Her Home Leave Left Loneliness Lonely Melancholy Places Of The World Sad She Solitude Suicide Survive Wings

88. “Haven't you noticed, too, on the part of nearly everyone you know, a growing rebellion against the present? And an increasing longing for the past? I have. Never before in all my long life have I heard so many people wish that they lived 'at the turn of the century,' or 'when life was simpler,' or 'worth living,' or 'when you could bring children into the world and count on the future,' or simply 'in the good old days.' People didn't talk that way when I was young! The present was a glorious time! But they talk that way now. For the first time in man's history, man is desperate to escape the present. Our newsstands are jammed with escape literature, the very name of which is significant. Entire magazines are devoted to fantastic stories of escape - to other times, past and future, to other worlds and planets - escape to anywhere but here and now. Even our larger magazines, book publishers and Hollywood are beginning to meet the rising demand for this kind of escape. Yes, there is a craving in the world like a thirst, a terrible mass pressure that you can almost feel, of millions of minds struggling against the barriers of time. I am utterly convinced that this terrible mass pressure of millions of minds is already, slightly but definitely, affecting time itself. In the moments when this happens - when the almost universal longing to escape is greatest - my incidents occur. Man is disturbing the clock of time, and I am afraid it will break. When it does, I leave to your imagination the last few hours of madness that will be left to us; all the countless moments that now make up our lives suddenly ripped apart and chaotically tangled in time.Well, I have lived most of my life; I can be robbed of only a few more years. But it seems too bad - this universal craving to escape what could be a rich, productive, happy world. We live on a planet well able to provide a decent life for every soul on it, which is all ninety-nine of a hundred human beings ask. Why in the world can't we have it? ("I'm Scared")”

Tags : Escape Escapism Escapist Modernity Nostalgia Past Present
Author : Jack Finney
Source : American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from the 1940's Until Now

89. “Which direction?" Robard asked. "Robard," I said exasperated, "we need a boat. I believe boats are kept at or near the ocean.”

Tags : Boats Escape Ocean Robard Tristan

90. “But nothing was a important as escaping Evernight or the ‘destiny’ my parents and teachers had decided for me. I had only one chance to be free and to be with the guy I loved. I intended to take it.”

Tags : Bianca Escape Free Lucas Stargazer
Author : Claudia Gray
Source : Stargazer

91. “I had drunk myself to oblivion,Stepped from the room into a dreamless slumber,My consciousness had parted ways,Taking a well-earned vacation.”

Tags : Addiction Alcohol Binge Binge Drinking Drinking Drinking Alcohol Drugs Escape Escapism

92. “Why can't these American women stay in their own country? They are always telling us that it is the paradise for women.It is. That is the reason why, like Eve, they are so excessively anxious to get out of it.”

Tags : American Women Escape Eve Humor Paradise Sarcasm Women
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Writings

93. “In the Black Palace, in the capital city below, the man know as the Patron – Martel the Mighty, ruler of this dark world - had packed his coffers and was now also, presumably, making good his escape. For the Corsair elite and ruling class – those whose hands were literally dripping blood, profiteering from the bloodshed and violence that terrorized dozens of worlds - escape was the only option left and he would not be the only one to mount an escape attempt, nor be the only one to succeed. For years to come, there would be countless bounties offered on missing prominent Corsairs that had slipped through the net, with the occasional report of so-and-so being spotted on some or other rim world, presumably sporting a new beard and a pair of sunglasses – which might have raised a few eyebrows in the case of the many female Corsairs.”

Tags : Also Attempt Below Blood Class Come Corsairs Escape He Mighty Missing Net Pair Palace Patron Presumably Succeed Sunglasses World Worlds
Source : Dead Beckoning

94. “Tell me about those days, when you stood on a thin line between dreams and reality, watching it get disappear slowly. All of a sudden there is no difference between both. And you get tore apart into nothingness. Where your mind always asked you to be awake, scared of being haunted by dreams and your heart asked you always to fall asleep, to escape from the hands of reality, because it haunted you too.”

Tags : Awake Disappear Dream Escape Fear Haunt Nothingness Reality Sleep
Author : Akshay Vasu

95. “Men are free when they are obeying some deep, inward voice of religious belief. Obeying from within. Men are free when they belong to a living, organic, believing community, active in fulfilling some unfulfilled, perhaps unrealized purpose. Not when they are escaping to some wild west. The most unfree souls go west, and shout of freedom.”

Tags : Community Escape Freedom Individual Obedience Purpose Religion West
Author : D.H. Lawrence
Source : Studies in Classic American Literature

96. “There is no escape for me now, I know. Everything is over. I had my run. I was a murderer, a beautiful one, but I lived in a house of cards all my life and now it's all coming back to punish me, and there is no escape.”

Tags : Escape House Of Cards Murderer Punish
Source : Dear Killer

97. “People run away from the love game because they know they won't win the race.”

Tags : Coward Cowardice Escape Fear Game Love Love Game Medal Race Runaway Trophy Vanish Win Winning

98. “Don’t pretend, Bianca,” he said. “You’re smarter than that, and so am I. I finally figured out what you meant when you left. You said you were like Hester. I get it now. The first time you came to my house, when we wrote that paper, you said Hester was trying to escape. But everything caught up with Hester in the end, didn’t it? Well, something finally caught up with you, but you’re just running away again. Only, he”-Wesley pointed to my bedroom door-“is your escape this time.” He took a step toward me, forcing me to crane my neck even more to see his face. “Admit it, Duffy.”“Admit what?”“That you’re running away from me,” he said. “You realized you’re in love with me and you bailed because it scared the shit out of you.”

Tags : Admit Bailed Bianca Piper Caught Up Escape Hester In Love Love Pretend Running Away Scared Smart Wesley Rush
Source : The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

99. “Beyond all of that, I could see the wall I had seen from inside the train, the wall that runs along the train line. I assumed that there, behind it, was the west, and I was right. I could have been wrong, but I was right.' If she had any future it was over there, and she needed to get to it.I sit in the chair exploring the meaning of dumbstruck, rolling the word around in my mind. I laugh with Miriam as she laughs at herself, and at the boldness of being sixteen. At sixteen you are invulnerable. I laugh with her about rummaging around for a ladder in other people's sheds, and I laugh harder when she finds one. We laugh at the improbability of it, of someone barely more than a child poking around in Beatrix Potter's garden by the Wall, watching out for Mr McGregor and his blunderbuss, and looking for a step-ladder to scale one of the most fortified barriers on earth. We both like the girl she was, and I like the woman she has become.She says suddenly, 'I still have the scars on my hands from climbing the barbed wire, but you can't see them so well now.' She holds out her hands. The soft parts of her palms are crazed with definite white scares, each about a centimeter long.The first fence was wire mesh with a roll of barbed wire along the top.”

Tags : Barb Wire Belief Berlin Wall Captive Courage Dark Humor Escape Escape Attempt Fence Freedom Gdr Scars Self Belief Teenager Wall
Author : Anna Funder
Source : Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

100. “If you only have one world, one life, then however brilliant it is most of the time, you have nowhere to run when you need to escape from it for a while.”

Tags : Brilliant Escape Hide Life Sophie Hannah The Orphan Choir Time World
Author : Sophie Hannah
Source : The Orphan Choir

101. “When you see a man led to prison say in your heart, "Mayhap he is escaping from a narrower prison." And when you see a man drunken say in your heart, "Mayhap he sought escape from something still more unbeautiful.”

Tags : Drunk Drunken Escape Man Prison Unbeautiful
Author : Kahlil Gibran

102. “There’s no magical healing in this. I won’t wake up tomorrow fixed and joyful. I’ll still hurt and grieve. But moments like this, with Colton? They make it all bearable. He doesn't fix me, doesn't heal me. He just makes life worthwhile. He helps me remember to breathe, shows me how to smile again. He kisses me, and I can forget pain, forget the urges I still have to cut for the pain that erases the emotions.”

Tags : Bearable Colton Cutter Cutting Escape Falling Falling Into You Fix Forget Grieve Hurt Jasinda Wilder Life Nell Pain Relief Self Harm Si Sweet Urges
Source : Falling into You

103. “Let the night take you. Let the stars evaporate into your dreams. Let sleep be the only comfort for you to believe.”

Tags : Believe Calm Comfort Content Dreams Escape Evaporate Let Go Night Peaceful Restful Secluded Serene Sleep Soothing Stars Still Sweep Away Take You Tranquil Undisturbed Unworried

104. “Little thieves get shot, but great ones escape.” Kelly Oliver, WOLF: A Jessica James Mystery”

Tags : Escape Thief Thieves
Author : Kelly Oliver
Source : Wolf

105. “I run until time stops. Until my mind stops.”

Tags : Escape Mind Overthinking Run Running Running Away From Problems Thinking Thoughts
Source : All the Bright Places

106. “I must apologize for calling so late," said he, "and I must further beg you to be so unconventional as to allow me to leave your house presently by scrambling over your back garden wall.”

Tags : Back Garden Wall Doctor Watson Escape Late Visit Scrambling Sherlock Holmes Unconventional
Source : Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I

107. “But the nightmare was a strange comfort to me; in it, I found a sense of escape, and were it possible to go live in that nightmare, I would have, bizzare though that may sound.”

Tags : Alice Alice In Wonderland Asylum Asylum Tales Bizzare Comfort Escape Escape From Germany Escape From Reality Escapes Living Nightmare Madness Nightmare Retelling Retellings Sense Strange Strange Comfort
Author : M.D. Elster
Source : Four Kings

108. “Words! What power they hold. Once they have rooted in your psyche, it is difficult to escape them. Words can shape the future of a child and destroy the existence of an adult.Words are powerful. Be careful how you use them because once you have pronounced them, you cannot remove the scar they leave behind.”

Tags : Escape Future Future Of Man Power Of Words Psyche Scars Words

109. “However cozy things seemed, the facts of life were the same. You couldn't escape death: It would get us all in the end.”

Tags : Death End Escape Life Numbers Rachel Ward Truth
Author : Rachel Ward
Source : Numbers

110. “Humans had built a world inside the world, which reflected it in pretty much the same way as a drop of water reflected the landscape. And yet ... and yet ...Inside this little world they had taken pains to put all the things you might think they would want to escape from — hatred, fear, tyranny, and so forth. Death was intrigued. They thought they wanted to be taken out of themselves, and every art humans dreamt up took them further in. He was fascinated.”

Tags : Art Escape Escapism Human Nature Theatre
Source : Wyrd Sisters

111. “She'd started swimming early in the morning, when the kids were asleep, when she thought he was asleep. She didn't know her absence woke him, that the shift in the bed was an earthquake. When she climbed back in, she smelled like salt and seaweed. Sometimes her hair would still be knotted on top of her head. She tried to keep it dry. She didn't want him to know. The problem with marrying the mermaid girl from the carnival was knowing that one day she'd swim away.”

Tags : Absence Escape Mermaids Relationships Secret Swimming
Author : Erika Swyler

112. “Writing has become more than just a profession, and hobby…it has become a way to express my feelings and pour my entire soul into the pages of my books. Thank God for the little things in life that makes us feel infinite and tranquil…the little things that make way for us to escape reality and enter new worlds that we create. -Nina Jean Slack”

Tags : Author Author Quote Author Quotes Books Create Creativity Escape Infinite Ink Inspiration Inspirational Life Love New Nina Quote Quotes Tranquil Words World Worlds Writer Writers Writing

113. “Bosch had never liked Las Vegas, though he came often on cases. It shared a kinship with Los Angeles; both were places desperate people ran to. Often, when they ran from Los Angeles, they came here. It was the only place left.”

Tags : Despair Desperation Escape Las Vegas Los Angeles Nevada
Source : Trunk Music

114. “We fell, but we never let the box fall from our hands. Then we ran. We ran blindly, and men and houses streaked past us in a torrent without shape.”

Tags : Covet Escape Imagery
Author : Ayn Rand
Source : Anthem

115. “If in doubt, cheese has been always the answer..”

Tags : Adventure Escape Girl Hawaii Hilarious Impersonate Life Love Photographer Romantic
Author : Lindsey Kelk
Source : About a Girl

116. “Sometimes we have to try on a few different personalities before we found ourselves.”

Tags : Adventure Escape Girl Hawaii Hilarious Impersonate Life Love Photographer Romantic
Author : Lindsey Kelk
Source : About a Girl

117. “That’s what so many people get wrong about fashion now. It shouldn’t be about the trends or the size zeros or who’s using fur and who isn’t; it should be about love.”

Tags : Adventure Escape Girl Hawaii Hilarious Impersonate Life Love Photographer Romantic
Author : Lindsey Kelk
Source : About a Girl

118. “People change. Sometimes I think they don't know they're changing until it's already happened, though. You get so used to being one person, it's weird when you wake up and everything is different.”

Tags : Adventure Escape Girl Hawaii Hilarious Impersonate Life Love Photographer Romantic
Author : Lindsey Kelk
Source : What a Girl Wants

119. “Nothing like a bit of flattery to grease the wheels.”

Tags : Adventure Escape Girl Hawaii Hilarious Impersonate Life Love Photographer Romantic
Author : Lindsey Kelk
Source : About a Girl

120. “Sometimes things need shaking up. You’ve got to test the limits.”

Tags : Adventure Escape Girl Hawaii Hilarious Impersonate Life Love Photographer Romantic
Author : Lindsey Kelk
Source : About a Girl

121. “Wise people put as much distance between themselves and sexual temptation as possible. They not only get away but also plan their escape route.”

Tags : Also And As Away Between But Distance Escape Get Much Not Only People Plan Possible Put Route Sexual Temptation Their Themselves They Wise
Source : Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working

122. “Sooner or later, everybody dreams of other worlds.”

Tags : Dreaming Escape Human Experience Otherworldly Space Exploration Travel
Source : Her Unwelcome Inheritance

123. “A good traveller is one who knows how to travel with the mind.”

Tags : Ascetic Astral Projection Contemplation Creativity Dreams Escape Journey Meditation Mind Thoughts Travel
Source : Master of Maxims

124. “Men are mere mortals but their quest for knowledge leads them to the brink of immortality.”Excerpt from novel You Can't Escape Love by Grace Willows”

Tags : Daydream Dream Escape Fantasy Immortal Knowledge Love Passion Read Romance Truth
Author : Grace Willows

125. “Escape from reality. In some instances, dissociation induces people to imagine that they have some kind of mastery over intractable environmental difficulties. Dissociation is often implicated in magical thinking or self-induced trance states. This aspect of dissociation is frequently found in abuse survivors. It is not uncommon for abused children to engage in magical thinking to retain an illusion of control over the situation (e.g., believing that they "cause" the perpetrator to act out).”

Tags : Abused Children Blame Child Abuse Dissociation Dissociative Disorders Dissociative Identity Disorder Escape Escape From Reality Escaping From Reality Illusion Illusion Of Control Magical Thinking Power Powerless Powerlessness Reality Self Blame Trance Trance States Traumatized

126. “Often the most tricky questions are the ones we secretly know the answers of.What are you running from?What are you waiting for?”

Tags : Answers Ask Ask Yourself Deep Within Escape Escapism Life Love Question Running Secrets Suffering Tricky Wait Waiting What Why

127. “Escape? There is one unwatched way: your eyes. O Beauty! Keep me good that secret gate.”

Tags : Beauty Escape Eyes Gate Secret War
Author : Wilfred Owen
Source : The Poems Of Wilfred Owen

128. “There is no such thing as freedom on earth," he said. "Only different kinds of bondages. And comparative bondages. YOU think you are free now because you've escaped from a peculiarly unbreakable kind of bondage. But are you? You love me - THAT'S a bondage.”

Tags : Bondage Escape Freedom Love
Source : The Blue Castle

129. “Growing up in my family meant ambushes on your birthday, crossbows for Christmas, and games of dodge ball where the balls were occasionally rigged to explode. It also meant learning how to work your way out of a wide variety of death traps. Failure to get loose on your own could lead to missing dinner, or worse, being forced to admit that you missed dinner because your baby sister had tied you to the couch. Again.”

Tags : Bondage Escape Family Humor
Source : Discount Armageddon

130. “She put her tongue out and felt the raw edges of the torn silk. She looped her tongue around them and drew them into her teeth. Just a little bit, she thought, that's all I need to free my eyelids. She pulled the tasteless web between her teeth and ground, pulling her jaw down in a grimace - it felt as it she was eating the very skin off her face. But the silk over her eyelids shifted.”

Tags : Blindfold Bound Captive Captured Courage Creepy Escape Freeing Self Hostage Little Girl
Source : The Dead Path

131. “The metaphor is so obvious. Easter Island isolated in the Pacific Ocean — once the island got into trouble, there was no way they could get free. There was no other people from whom they could get help. In the same way that we on Planet Earth, if we ruin our own [world], we won't be able to get help.”

Tags : Destruction Environment Escape Help Isolation Preservation Society
Author : Jared Diamond
Source : Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

132. “Escapers were the cream of the crop.”

Tags : Escape Soldiers War Wwii
Author : Sara Sheridan
Source : British Bulldog

133. “I earned my place,With the tidal waves.I can't escape this feeling,That something ain't right.I called my nameAs I crashed the gates,Still I can't escape this feelingThat something ain't right.”

Tags : All Time Low Bands Called My Name Crashed Escape Feeling Feelings Lyrics Music Name Place Right Something Song Songs Tidal Wave Tidal Waves Waves Wrong
Author : All Time Low

134. “Don’t cluster tasks on your way. Some tasks would definitely have to be postponed to the next day. You can’t do all things in one day. You can’t chase two rabbits at the same time. Both will escape.”

Tags : Chase Cluster Delay Escape Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Manage Your Time Plan Planning Postpone Rabbits Rats Shift Tasks Time Management Tomorrow Two
Source : Shaping the dream

135. “There were days when I still put on make up in case you’d come back,but I wear the same clothes and shower in the rainand eat when I can and sleep when I can,which is rare and not often,so if you’d see me nowon these streetswhere I once imagined walking with youyou’d have a hard time recognising me.I takes a lot to run away.”

Tags : Berlin Break Up Clothes Come Back Days Eat Escape Heart Break Imagine Love Make Up Past Poetry Prose Rain Rare Remembering Run Run Away Shower Sleep Walking You Youth
Source : Another Vagabond Lost To Love: Berlin Stories on Leaving & Arriving

136. “Maybe I'll go where I can see stars, he said to himself as the car gained velocity and altitude; it headed away from San Francisco, toward the uninhabited desolation to the north. To the place where no living thing would go. Not unless it felt that the end had come.”

Tags : Escape San Francisco
Source : Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

137. “But I can now understand why people read, why they like to get lost in somebody else's life. Sometimes I'll read a sentence and it will make me sit up, jolt me, because it is something that I have recently felt but never said out loud. I want to reach into the page and tell the characters that I understand them, that they're not alone, that I'm not alone, that it's ok to feel like this. And then the lunch bell rings, the book closes, and I'm plunged back into reality.”

Tags : Books Escape Flawed Reading Relatable
Author : Cecelia Ahern
Source : Flawed

138. “If only there was a way to escape this reality, if only there was a way to erase all this formality, if only there was a way to figure out your mentality, if only there was a way to rid all the theatricality, if only...however sadly all we think of is practicality, so we will never reach any finality.”

Tags : Escape Finality Formality If Only Inspirational Life Quotes And Sayings Practicality Quote Quotes To Live By Reality Theatricality
Author : Dalal Gebara

139. “Please,’ Neil shook the stinging fluid out of his eyes. Don’t beg. You’ll appear weak DO NOT BEG. ‘Please, I’m begging you. Don’t take my bike. It’s all I have left and I ... I ...’ he looked behind him in the direction of the city, ‘I can’t go back.”

Tags : Escape Neil Troubled Times
Author : Teresa Schulz
Source : Barbed Wire and Daisies

140. “Se nu er jeg borte fra byens larm ogtrængsel og aviser og mennesker, jeg erflygtet fra det altsammen fordi det igjenkaldte på mig fra landet og ensomhetenhvor jeg er fra. Du skal se det kommertil å gå godt! Tænker jeg og har atter detbedste håp. Ak jeg har gjort en slik flugtfør og er atter vendt tilbake til byen. Ogatter flyktet.”

Tags : Back To Basics City Life Escape Hope Melancholy Nature Pantheism Paradise Lost Quiet Reality Rebirth Restlessness Samsara Solitude Universe Wanderer
Author : Knut Hamsun

141. “I wasn't in danger today," I tell him in a choked voice. "I escaped danger today." And I did... I feel like the whole day has been an electrical shock, paddles straight to my heart, bringing me out of a lifelong torpor I hadn't even known I was in. "I escaped," I repeat.”

Tags : Escape Wake Up Calls Waking Up
Author : Gayle Forman
Source : Just One Day

142. “And so, now, it is almost midnight of the first day, and I have broken my resolution to go to bedearly - postponing sleep, and thereby the inevitable waking up in tomorrow. Another device of escape.”

Tags : Escape Insomnia
Author : Silvia Plath

143. “Evil originates not in the absence of guilt; but in our effort to escape it.”

Tags : Adversity Blindsided Delusion Denial Escape Evil Evolution Games Guilt Mirage Scapegoating Self Help Spiritual Growth Spiritual Journey Spirituality Trials

144. “Only the ones who run are worth catching.”

Tags : Catch Escape Goddess Run

145. “Shandy looked ahead. Blackbeard, apparently willing to get the explanation later, had picked up his oars and was rowing again. 'May I presume to suggest,' yelled Shandy giddily to Davies, 'that we preoceed the hell out of here with all due haste.' Davies pushed a stray lock of hair back from his forehead and sat down on the rower's thwart. 'My dear fellow consider it done.”

Tags : Captain Escape Fantasy Magic Nautical Ocean Pirate Sea Ship Youth
Author : Tim Powers
Source : On Stranger Tides

146. “You are aware of only one unrest;Oh, never learn to know the other!Two souls, alas, are dwelling in my breast,And one is striving to forsake its brother.Unto the world in grossly loving zest,With clinging tendrils, one adheres;The other rises forcibly in questOf rarefied ancestral spheres.If there be spirits in the airThat hold their sway between the earth and sky,Descend out of the golden vapors thereAnd sweep me into iridescent life.Oh, came a magic cloak into my handsTo carry me to distant lands,I should not trade it for the choicest gown,Nor for the cloak and garments of the crown.”

Tags : Escape Magic Spirit Unrest World
Source : Faust: First Part

147. “All the colours in the rainbow don't compare, With one look in your impossible eyes, And I walked into the trap with my eyes wide shut, But I never knew what it would be like. All the plans were made, In the wooded glade, Where your body was split wide open, And I count to ten, As the race begins, Round your hairpin bends. Sometimes I feel I'll float away, Sometimes I feel I'll float away, Sometimes I feel I'll float away, Without you to hold me. I can't count the times I forgot my lines, And you pretended that you didn't know, Let me take you through each stage of the male mistake, And we'll adopt our natural roles. And I need you more, Than you need to be needed, So I sign my will one stab at a time, And I count to ten, As the race begins, Round your hairpin bends. Sometimes I feel I'll float away, Sometimes I feel I'll float away, Sometimes I feel I'll float away, Without you to hold me. Sometimes I feel I'll float away, Sometimes I feel I'll float away, Sometimes I feel I'll float away, Without you to hold me. Away, away, away, away ".”

Tags : Dreams Escape Float Freedom Indie Music Liberation Need Pertenencia Romantic Suede
Author : Suede
Source : The Suede -- The Chord Songbook: Lyric Songbook, Octavo-Size Book

148. “Understand, it’s never been easy to live, when we’re trying to escape ourselves.”

Tags : Escape Escapism Hard Work Life Live Reality Bites
Source : Hourglass Museum

149. “Running is an effort to escape from comfort zone.”

Tags : Comfort Escape Marathon Running Sport Zone

150. “(...) I do want to leave, in the desperate way that an animal wants to escape a trap. Wild and rabid. Ready to gnaw through bone.”

Tags : Animal Behavior Desperate Emotions Escape Leave People
Author : Veronica Roth
Source : Allegiant

151. “In the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of Heaven. And when you leave, don't forget why you came...”

Tags : Deep Depth Escape Feel Feeling Forget Heaven Hem Hidden Leave Love Lovely Memory Oksana Rus Peaceful Place Poem Quiet Remember Romance Spirit Spiritual Touch True Truth
Author : Oksana Rus

152. “Deception' is the word I most associate with anorexia and the treachery which comes from falsehood. The illness appears inviting. It would seem to offer something to those unwary or unlucky enough to suffer from it - friendship, a get-out, or a haven - when, in fact, it is a trap.”

Tags : Anoretic Anorexia Anorexia Nervosa Deception Eating Disorder Escape False Friend Falsehood Haveb Illness Mental Illness Self Deception Trap Treachery
Author : Carol Lee
Source : To Die For

153. “The Corrupt Officer has a Price and the Honest Officer has Integrity”

Tags : Corruption Politics Drug Smuggling Escape Human Rights Murder Politics Prison Sex True Crime
Author : Gary York
Source : Corruption Behind Bars: Stories of Crime and Corruption In Our American Prison System

154. “Angling is just a way of relaxing and escaping in the countryside.”

Tags : Angling Countryside Escape Fishing
Author : Fennel Hudson
Source : A Meaningful Life - Fennel's Journal - No. 1

155. “A smiling lie is a whirlwind, easy to enter, but hard to escape.”

Tags : Books Dejan Stojanovic Escape Lie Lies Literature Literature Quotes Philosophy Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Quotes Smiling The Sun Watches The Sun Whirlwind Wisdom
Source : The Sun Watches the Sun

156. “You can never escape God's Grace because as you run from it, you run to it.”

Tags : Escape God S Grace Run From It Run To It
Author : Gugu Mona

157. “Unicorns know naught of shame, or need, or doubt, or debt;But mortals, as you may have noticed, take what they can get.”

Tags : Escape Schmendrick Unicorn Wizard
Source : The Last Unicorn

158. “The hills and mountains on your ways are going to be removed. But remember that’s what should happen when God gives you the shovel. Use your gifts; it’s the escape route!”

Tags : Escape Escape Route Food For Thought Gifts God Happen Hills Israelmore Ayivor Make It Happen Mountains Remove Shovel Talents Use Your Gifts
Source : Daily Drive 365

159. “Writing is simply another means for truth to escape, besides crawling out the hole it’s eaten in the author’s belly.”

Tags : Author Escape Trauma Truth Writer Writing Writing Process
Source : The Protest

160. “Use them with care, and use them with respect as to the transformations they can achieve, and you have an extraordinary research tool. Go banging about with a psychedelic drug for a Saturday night turn-on, and you can get into a really bad place, psychologically. Know what you're using, decide just why you're using it, and you can have a rich experience. They're not addictive, and they're certainly not escapist, either, but they're exceptionally valuable tools for understanding the human mind, and how it works.”

Tags : Drugs Escape Mind Responsibility Shulgin
Source : Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story

161. “I was so done with looking at life through the eyes of beer-drinking cheese-heads. I wanted to go on that mission trip and look through the eyes of someone from a different culture and see what they saw. I wanted to meet people who didn’t crush the can of what they just drank on their forehead.-Rebecca Meyer, Crooked Lines”

Tags : Beer Beer And Attitude Culture Escape Family Family Drama Family Relationships Future Plans Hope Hopeful Heart Inspirational Quotes Live An Extraordinary Life Mission Trip Travel
Author : Holly Michael

162. “Escaping Reality One Erotic Romance Novel At a Time.”

Tags : Author Quote Erotic Escape Novel Romance
Author : S.K. Logsdon

163. “An extrovert looks at a stack of books and sees a stack of papers, while an introvert looks at the same stack and sees a soothing source of escape.”

Tags : Books Christian Escape Extrovert God Insight Introvert Jedi Love Papers Personality Source Stack Static

164. “My borrowed power insists that negative situations, too, assist me on the path to greater becoming. It's never about the circumstance(s); these are surface level 'symptomatics'. How we deal with the energy it brings, however, is telling of how we choose to respond. There's no escaping Earth-School lessons. Embrace that it's still about your development, and not the illusion of fear's representative attempting to lead you astray. Be conscious and see free.”

Tags : Assist Borrowed Choice Circumstances Develop Embrace Escape Escaping Evolve Grow Growth Illusion Journey Evolution Negative Path Positive Power Rebound Respond Situations Symptoms Temporary Time
Author : T.F. Hodge
Source : From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

165. “An Overall Feeling of Doom that One Cannot Ever Escape no Matter What One Does”

Tags : Doom Escape Fear Feeling Lemony Pain Snicket Terror Truth Truths
Source : Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid

166. “ desire for him exploded into a great hunger. I was dizzy with it.”

Tags : 1 Amazing Beautiful Escape Kenya King Love Romance Sensual Sexy Vampire Wright
Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

167. “I could fall in love with you and have no regrets... I want you so bad. You’ll never understand how much.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

168. “The very thought of him coming so close to tasting you makes me want to split his head in two.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

169. “She wants her freedom.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

170. “His gaze drank me in and he made no attempt to conceal that fact.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

171. “Ever since I drank your blood, my head has been crazy... I won’t lie. The connection gives me a lot of power over you. I could read your thoughts and speak to you wherever I am, even several miles away.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

172. “I’m impressed you left to keep everyone safe.” He tenderly massaged the area above my hipbone with his right thumb.“I’ve seen vampire men cry and piss their pants after one hour in the sewers by themselves. You’ve been walking most of the day and all alone.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

173. “And you’re absolutely breathtaking.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

174. “I shoved his arm with all my strength, but it wouldn’t budge. His waist rippled with sculpted muscles. His chest and shoulders bulged and spoke of great strength. It was one thing to assume he had a big frame, another to have it confirmed with the moon's light.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

175. “I call you domina because that’s what you are,” Samuel insisted.“It’s what I was. Now I’m just Brie. What if I only called you pathfinder?”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

176. “Lay down, please.” Samuel’s voice stroked my ears like a man seducing his lover after they’d suffered a long absence.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

177. “Your arousal is like the sweetest perfume I’ve ever smelled... I can sense it all around me — tingling against my skin, thickening your blood and shoving me off the edge of insanity.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

178. “…he grabbed my hand again. That same warmth hit me, seeping into my skin. I bit my lip and forced myself not to relish in the tingling heat. Samuel’s eyes widened. Fangs erupted from his gums. His nostrils flared as he inhaled me.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

179. “His power sings to your blood. I witnessed your reaction to him just now. He’ll be a king in a few years... And you’ll be his queen.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

180. “Do you know how hard it’s been to not fuck you this whole journey?" he asked inside my head.“Why can’t I make love to you? Your husband sent you off to breed with a vampire.” Samuel’s fangs retracted. “Last time I checked, I was a vampire.”

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Author : Kenya Wright
Source : Escape

181. “She felt trapped, but she didn't have to. The world is wide open and ready, waiting for us to escape this bubble and join it.”

Tags : Choices Confinement Confusion Decisions Escape Fears Immobile Insecurities Inspirational Joyfulness Life Life Lessons Trapped
Author : C.M. Stunich
Source : Losing Me, Finding You

182. “You don't need a vacation when there's anything to escape from...”

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Author : El Fuego

183. “You have not lived until you have fled a city in a country where you do not speak the language in the middle of the night.”

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Author : Ken Poirot

184. “The late 1920s were an age of islands, real and metaphorical. They were an age when Americans by thousands and tens of thousands were scheming to take the next boat for the South Seas or the West Indies, or better still for Paris, from which they could scatter to Majorca, Corsica, Capri or the isles of Greece. Paris itself was a modern city that seemed islanded in the past, and there were island countries, like Mexico, where Americans could feel that they had escaped from everything that oppressed them in a business civilization. Or without leaving home they could build themselves private islands of art or philosophy; or else - and this was a frequent solution - they could create social islands in the shadow of the skyscrapers, groups of close friends among whom they could live as unconstrainedly as in a Polynesian valley, live without moral scruples or modern conveniences, live in the pure moment, live gaily on gin and love and two lamb chops broiled over a coal fire in the grate. That was part of the Greenwich Village idea, and soon it was being copied in Boston, San Francisco, everywhere.”

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Source : Exile's Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920s

185. “You're trying to escape from your difficulties, and there never is any escape from difficulties, never. They have to be faced and fought.”

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Author : Enid Blyton
Source : Six Cousins At Mistletoe Farm

186. “So I draw because I feel like it might be my only real chance to escape the reservation.”

Tags : Chance Draw Escape Feel Real
Source : The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

187. “Por sí mismo no tenía valor, naturalmente. El dinero era un medio. Pero cuando se trataba de llegar a fin de mes nadie lo desestimaba rápidamente como algo que «no preocupaba». Comida, vivienda, ropa. Seguridad, en la medida en que tal cosa existiera, y por tanto también la capacidad de salvarse. Eficacia, poder, influencia. Desahogo, libertad, elección. Generosidad, caridad, si no amor, por sus hijos, por su mujer, por su padre, la evidencia palpable del amor. Educación, si no sabiduría, el requisito previo de información precisa. Si no felicidad, confort, que, de ser necesario, podía hacer las veces de felicidad. Billetes de avión: experiencias, belleza y la posibilidad de escapar.”

Tags : Dinero Escape
Source : So Much for That

188. “All children want to go to space. Earth only offers parents wailing about overdraft notices and evening news playing in an empty den. Dead pets too. Childhood is a rot. And so they look up and see stars shiver, ancient information only just now arriving, because that is the only place left to look, and they yearn.”

Tags : Childhood Longings Escape Hick Lit Hillbilly Noir
Source : Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky

189. “It might come a time to not follow your passion, so to speak, although it must be prioritized. It may be the case that your passion will serve as the medic, your peace of mind, alongside a higher calling, with your higher calling being the point man.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

190. “I lean back against the velvet-cushioned seat and close my eyes to the sound of hooves pounding hard against the cobblestone streets. Their clip-clopping harmony keeping perfect tempo with the rumble of carriage wheels, affording a sound as sweet as any symphony I've ever heard. It's the sound of escapeThe sound of goodbyeA sound that's served to soothe me in the past, providing the much-needed assurance that the unwelcome inquiries and suspicions of newly alerted acquaintances would soon fade - allowing for a brief respite in a new location, before I'm on the move again.I'm a gypsy.A nomad.A vagabond.A drifter.”

Tags : Damen Escape Goodbye Hooves Horses Nomad
Author : Alyson Noel
Source : Eternal Flame

191. “Sometimes all you know about where you're going is that it's away from where you are.”

Tags : Escape Release
Author : Leah Raeder
Source : Black Iris

192. “There’s one last reason why none of us ever tries to escape. There are a few of us who just don’t have anywhere else to go.”

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Author : Jason Medina
Source : No Hope for the Hopeless at Kings Park

193. “En esos momentos se había puesto a escribir, no porque tuviese que hacerlo, sino porque era una forma de escapar de los problemas.”

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Author : Stephen King
Source : Misery

194. “I can escape to the blissful realms between the pages of books.”

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195. “Reality was dawning on him and he hated reality. If you were him, so would you.”

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Source : The Social Worker

196. “I was a good lawyer , and most days that was enough. I was aware, however, that I took refuge in my profession, as unlikely as that seemed considering the amount of human suffering I dealt with. It offered me a role to escape into, from what I no longer knew; perhaps nothing more significant than my own little ration of suffering.”

Tags : Escape Human Suffering Lawyer
Author : Michael Nava
Source : The Little Death

197. “When introverts go to church, we crave sanctuary in every sense of the word, as we flee from the disorienting distractions of twenty-first-century life. We desire to escape from superficial relationships, trivial communications and the constant noise that pervade our world, and find rest in the probing depths of God's love.”

Tags : Church Escape Introverts Relationships Sanctuary
Source : Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture

198. “My mind became a sanctuary for secret thoughts of escaping from this household.”

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Source : My Feudal Lord

199. “Escape to Read and Read to Escape!”

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Author : Maggie Thom

200. “Betsy returned to her chair, took off her coat and hat, opened her book and forgot the world again.”

Tags : Books Escape Imagination Libraries Library Reading
Source : Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown