Drugs are marvelous if you want to escape, but reality is so rich, why escape?
– Geraldine Chaplin
In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
– Hannah Arendt
Historically the Puritans left England to escape religious persecution, and they promptly turned around and started persecuting the people they didn’t agree with – the scarlet letter A, and the stocks and the dunking board came from that. That puritanism is still there.
– Hugh Hefner
It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
The Orion capsule uses an escape system quite like that of the Apollo spacecraft in the 1960s and 70s: an ‘escape tower’ containing a solid-fuel rocket that will pull it up and away from Ares I in a pinch.
– Henry Spencer
When all the routines and details and the human bores get on our nerves, we just yearn to go away from here to somewhere else. To go fishing is a sound, a valid, and an accepted reason for an escape. It requires no explanation.
– Herbert Hoover
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.
– Graham Greene
Restaurants are a wonderful escape for me. And are for a lot of people.
– Gay Talese
Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.
– Henry Ward Beecher
I don’t think I’ll ever escape the fact that I don’t belong anywhere in particular. I’ve often dreamed about going back to Nigeria, but that’s a very romantic notion. It’s a hideous country to go to in reality.
– Hugo Weaving
I don’t ever feel the need to escape.
– Harry Connick, Jr.
In the summer of ’84, you just couldn’t escape the Born in the USA record.
– Henry Rollins
However, the economics of our business continued to deteriorate. We barely escaped bankruptcy a year ago, and in the aftermath of that escape we had to make some even tougher decisions.
– Gerard Arpey
Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.
It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness.
– George Borrow
‘Escape Plan’ did better in China than it did in the U.S.
– Jon Feltheimer
I like to escape; I like to write when I go on a walk – I’m kind of very fairy that way. I get inspired by the wind. Or when I daydream, that’s when I write.
– Imelda May
It isn’t that I don’t tackle issues; it’s just that they’re secondary to giving somebody an escape route from the banal routine of everyday life.
– Geraldine McCaughrean
I don’t think I can ever escape from music.
– Jason Derulo
I do everything I think possible or acceptable to escape from this trap.
– Jacques Derrida
When times are tough, people want to escape to somewhere fantastic without having to pay actual escape-to-somewhere-fantastic cash. And offering a couple of hours away from the ordinary is what the movies do best.
– John Ridley
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.
– Jean Cocteau
The poor are discussed as this homogeneous mash, like porridge. The idea that they might be individuals, and be where they are for very different, diverse reasons, again seems to escape some people.
– J. K. Rowling
No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.
– J. Robert Oppenheimer
What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.
– Jiddu Krishnamurti
There’s something about the Houdini act that is not always made clear – about the escape act in general.
– James Randi
I have been desperate to escape for so many years now, it is routine for me to try to escape.
– Jack Henry Abbott
Professionally, I want to keep playing music; I can’t escape that.
– Jason Mraz
I was an English major in college who concentrated in African-American literature and culture. So I read quite a few slave narratives and stories of escape, and I grew up in Ohio, which was a common stop on the Underground Railroad.
– John Legend
Even top caliber hospitals cannot escape medical mistakes that sometimes result in irreparable damage to patients.
– Carl Levin