Cage Quotes

Quotes tagged as "cage" (showing 1-30 of 94)
Ray Bradbury
“Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.”
Ray Bradbury

Maya Angelou
Caged Bird

A free bird leaps on the back of the wind
and floats downstream till the current ends
and dips his wing in the orange suns rays and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage
can seldom see through his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill
of things unknown but longed for still
and his tune is heard on the distant hill
for the caged bird sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill
of things unknown but longed for still
and his tune is heard on the distant hill
for the caged bird sings of freedom.”
Maya Angelou, The Complete Collected Poems

Sarah J. Maas
“Because all the monsters have been let out of their cages tonight, no matter what court they belong to. So I may roam wherever I wish until the dawn.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Charlotte Brontë
“I see at intervals the glance of a curious sort of bird through the close set bars of a cage: a vivid, restless, resolute captive is there; were it but free, it would soar cloud-high.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Christine Feehan
“-She is like the wind, open and free. If I cage the wind, would it die?
-Then don't cage it, Mikhail. Trust it to stay beside you.”
Christine Feehan, Dark Prince

Anne Bishop
“Whether you’re beaten or pampered, fed the best foods or starved, kept in filth or kept clean, a cage is still a cage.”
Anne Bishop, Written in Red
tags: cage

Pauline Réage
“Keep me rather in this cage, and feed me sparingly, if you dare. Anything that brings me closer to illness and the edge of death makes me more faithful. It is only when you make me suffer that I feel safe and secure. You should never have agreed to be a god for me if you were afraid to assume the duties of a god, and we know that they are not as tender as all that. You have already seen me cry. Now you must learn to relish my tears.”
Pauline Réage

Jane Yolen
“A book is a wonderful present. Though it may grow worn, it will never grow old.”
Jane Yolen, Girl in a Cage

Jennifer L. Armentrout
“Are you not going to talk? Just sit there and stare at me like a creeper?"
Aiden cracked a half smile. "You called me that once before."
"Yeah, because you are a creeper.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout, Apollyon

Rick Yancey
“He didn’t like to see animals in captivity. When he looked into their eyes, something in their eyes looked back at him.”
Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea

Bruce Lee
“Set patterns, incapable of adaptability, of pliability, only offer a better cage. Truth is outside of all patterns.”
Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Gregory David Roberts
“Prisons are the temples where devils learn to prey. Every time we turn the key we twist the knife of fate, because every time we cage a man we close him in with hate.”
Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram
tags: cage, hate

“Love is the cage and the cage is closed and the door is locked and nobody’s home.”
Ashraf Siddiqui

Cheryl Strayed
“I was reading about animals a while back and there was this motherfucking scientist in France back in the thirties or forties or whenever the motherfuck it was and he was trying to get apes to draw these pictures, to make art pictures like the kinds of pictures in serious motherfucking paintings that you see in museums and shit. So the scientist keeps showing the apes these paintings and giving them charcoal pencils to draw with and then one day one of the apes finally draws something but it’s not the art pictures that it draws. What it draws is the bars of its own motherfucking cage. Its own motherfucking cage! Man, that's the truth, ain't it?”
Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Edward Abbey
“A world without huge regions of total wilderness would be a cage; a world without lions and tigers and vultures and snakes and elk and bison would be - will be - a human zoo. A high-tech slum.”
Edward Abbey, Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

Richard Lovelace
“Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage.”
Richard Lovelace, To Althea, from Prison

Mia Asher
“After that day, I discovered one indelible truth. I discovered that love wasn’t everything that mattered in life. It was an emotion that not many had the luxury of feeling without any pain attached to it. Many say that love will set you free, but I disagree. Love is a cage, a very painful one; its gilded bars made with yearning, heartache, and unfulfilled dreams. And the moment I realized that love wasn’t necessary to one’s survival I became free. No one would have the power to hurt me again.”
Mia Asher, Easy Virtue

Leviak B. Kelly
“Why would anyone want to live in a cage when we are free persons? This is the point to make, when we can rattle cages it means we are behind bars and are not free.”
Leviak B. Kelly, Religion: The Ultimate STD: Living a Spiritual Life without Dogmatics or Cultural Destruction

Jameson Currier
“He will rattle your cage and then break your heart.”
Jameson Currier, The Third Buddha
tags: cage, heart

“The problem with working, I mean not self-employed, is that you have to get up and routinely do something that you do not want to do, plus you get talked down to, ordered around by twats, you know you are better than. In reality, you are no better than a slave, no better than a hamster running on a wheel. You could say the hamster likes to run on the wheel, the hamster runs on the wheel by choice. But do not forget, the hamster is always in a cage, and will never be anything else, but a hamster running on a wheel inside a cage, unless it escapes the cage.”
Robert Black

Shane Arbuthnott
“And when you are kept from your home, no matter where you are, you are in a cage.”
Shane Arbuthnott, Terra Nova

Penny Reid
“Because knowledge is only a cage if you dwell in isolation.”
Penny Reid, Beard Science

“A bird in a cage is not happy, even if you bought him a golden cage.”
Zain Baloch

“Você é livre.
A gaiola está aberta.
Opa, existe gaiola!
E agora?”
Victor Bello Accioly

“Just a grain can bring a bird down from the skies.

Hindi/ Urdu Translation:
Ek dana bhar hi chidiya ko zameeN par la sakta hai.”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“Afraid even to look at the sky
The birds of cage do seldom fly”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

“You cannot expect a bird to be happy because you bought him a golden cage.”
Zain Baloch

“The truth will always set the lies free from their cage.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“I may be a tiger in a cage, but at least I'm not a person trapped in life's prison.”
Anthony T.Hincks

“Independence is a feeling a bird has when released from the cage....a feeling child has when he or she learns to walk....a feeling a youngster has when he or she receives the first pay....a feeling that a woman of conservative Muslim family has when she removes her 'burqa'....a feeling the soul has when liberated!!!”
Mukesh Kwatra

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