Quotes About Cages

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Tennessee Williams
“A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.”
Tennessee Williams, Stairs to the Roof

Hajime Isayama
“On that day, mankind received a grim reminder. We lived in fear of the Titans and were disgraced to live in these cages we called walls.”
Hajime Isayama, Attack on Titan, Volume 01

Michel de Montaigne
“[Marriage] happens as with cages: the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Billy Corgan
“Despite all my rage
I am still just a rat in the cage.”
Billy Corgan

Susan Griffin
“In the cage is the lion. She paces with her memories. Her body is a record of her past. As she moves back and forth, one may see it all: the lean frame, the muscular legs, the paw enclosing long sharp claws, the astonishing speed of her response. She was born in this garden. She has never in her life stretched those legs. Never darted farther than twenty yards at a time. Only once did she use her claws. Only once did she feel them sink into flesh. And it was her keeper's flesh. Her keeper whom she loves, who feeds her, who would never dream of harming her, who protects her. Who in his mercy forgave her mad attack, saying this was in her nature, to be cruel at a whim, to try to kill what she loves. He had come into her cage as he usually did early in the morning to change her water, always at the same time of day, in the same manner, speaking softly to her, careful to make no sudden movement, keeping his distance, when suddenly she sank down, deep down into herself, the way wild animals do before they spring, and then she had risen on all her strong legs, and swiped him in one long, powerful, graceful movement across the arm. How lucky for her he survived the blow. The keeper and his friends shot her with a gun to make her sleep. Through her half-open lids she knew they made movements around her. They fed her with tubes. They observed her. They wrote comments in notebooks. And finally they rendered a judgment. She was normal. She was a normal wild beast, whose power is dangerous, whose anger can kill, they had said. Be more careful of her, they advised. Allow her less excitement. Perhaps let her exercise more. She understood none of this. She understood only the look of fear in her keeper's eyes. And now she paces. Paces as if she were angry, as if she were on the edge of frenzy. The spectators imagine she is going through the movements of the hunt, or that she is readying her body for survival. But she knows no life outside the garden. She has no notion of anger over what she could have been, or might be. No idea of rebellion.

It is only her body that knows of these things, moving her, daily, hourly, back and forth, back and forth, before the bars of her cage.”
Susan Griffin, Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her

Mumia Abu-Jamal
“Prison is a second-by-second assault on the soul, a day-to-day degradation of the self, an oppressive steel and brick umbrella that transforms seconds into hours and hours into days.”
Mumia Abu-Jamal

Scarlett Thomas
“Most people would look at an animal in a cage and instinctively feel that it should be set free. . . . It's a dangerous world out there, filled with predators. . . . What would you prefer? A comfortable, safe, warm, cosy life in a cage, or an uncertain life of freedom.”
Scarlett Thomas, Going Out

Leviak B. Kelly
“Freedom and wildness, that which we were born into, is a grand mystery and miracle that creates a openness reserved not for barring us in but for keeping us out of cages. It is our ability to find the truth that has been a survival tool for our species both individually and corporately.”
Leviak B. Kelly, Religion: The Ultimate STD: Living a Spiritual Life without Dogmatics or Cultural Destruction

Tonya Hurley
“The eyes of others my our prisons;
their thoughts our cages.”
Tonya Hurley, Ghostgirl

Pushpa Rana
“Sanity is to the mind, insanity is for the heart,
Docility is to the mind, wildness is to the heart,
Tamable is the mind, Untamable is the heart,
Freedom is to the mind, cages are for the heart.”
Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel

“Some canaries love their cages, they even call them home.”
Marty Rubin

Dave McKean
“And then a strange thing happened. Out of the diseased and deteriorated pool os tired thoughts came life. A simple and poisoned life, but a life nonetheless. Death cultivated tis bacteria with love and attention. It thived in its stifling, hopeless world, sapping Death os all its energy, but Death didn't notice, for all its attention went on the fracturing, multiplying, fragmentary creations inside it.
And when the virus had eaten every fleck of Death, it lived on in Death's dry sarcophagus.

Life implied by Death.”
Dave McKean, Cages

Pushpa Rana
“Wild rejoice in jungles not in cages.”
Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel

“A cage stokes our emotions and imaginations, regardless of whether you are inside looking out, or outside looking in.”
Michael Makai, Domination & Submission: The BDSM Relationship Handbook

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Those ignoramuses who think that birds are happy in their cages know not a single thing about freedom!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
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Miri Yū
“The crimes of children reproduce themselves, closing their victims in cages built of nightmares.”
Miri Yū

Steven Magee
“I have never heard of an electromagnetically hypersensitive person recovering from the condition using shielding and Faraday cages, they just seem to become social lepers due to their increasing reactivity to the city environment and addicts to their shielded environment.”
Steven Magee, Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

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