Captive Quotes

Quotes tagged as "captive" (showing 1-30 of 30)
Danielle Bernock
“Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.”
Danielle Bernock, Emerging with Wings: A True Story of Lies, Pain, and the Love That Heals

George R.R. Martin
“I am alive, and drunk on sunlight.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

Danielle Bernock
“Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive.”
Danielle Bernock, Emerging with Wings: A True Story of Lies, Pain, and the Love That Heals

Tarryn Fisher
“Sometimes I hate him. When he does the dishes, he shakes off each one before setting it in the drying rack. Water flies everywhere. A couple of drops always hit me in the face. I have to leave the room to avoid smashing a plate against his head.”
Tarryn Fisher, Mud Vein

V.C. Andrews
“Cathy, don't look so defeated. She was only trying to put us down
Maybe nothing did work out right for her, but that doesn't mean we are
doomed. Let's go forth tomorrow with no great expectations of finding
perfection. Then, expecting only a small share of happiness, we won't
be disappointed."
If a little hill of happiness would satisfy Chris, good for him. But
after all these years of striving, hoping, dreaming, longing-I wanted a
mountain high! A hill wasn't enough. From this day forward, I vowed
to myself, I was in control of my life. Not fate, not
God, not even Chris was ever again going to tell me what to do, or
dominate me in any way. From this day forward, I was my own person, to
take what I would, when I would, and I would answer only to myself. I'd
been kept prisoner, held captive by greed. I'd been betrayed,
deceived, tied to, used, poisoned ... but all that was over now.”
V.C. Andrews, Flowers in the Attic

Martin Leicht
“If you pull some lame-ass 'I'm your father' bullshit, right now, I'm going to lose it.”
Martin Leicht, Mothership

Anna Funder
“Prison left me with some strange little tics.' She has taken all the door off their hinges in all the apartments she has lived in since. It's not that she has anxiety attacks about small spaces, she says, it's just that she starts to sweat and go cold. 'This apartment is perfect for me,' she says, looking around the open space.
'How about elevators?' I ask, recalling the schlepp up the stairs.
'Exactly,' she replies, 'I don't like them much either.'
One day, years later, her husband Charlie was fooling around at home, playing the guitar. Miriam said something provocative and he stood up suddenly, lifting his arm to take off the guitar strap. He was probably just going to say 'That's outrageous', or tickle her or tackle her. But she was gone. She was already down in the courtyard of the building. She does not remember getting down the stairs-it was an automatic flight reaction.”
Anna Funder, Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Stephen M. Irwin
“Hannah expected this to make her sob even more, but instead she found her tears drying up and her tummy growing warm. How dare they? How dare they do this to little girls? She understood now why her parents go so angry when they saw the result of bombers in the white hot streets of the Middle East, why men and women wailed in anger as well as grief as they lifted the limp bodies of children from the rubble. How dare they? No, she wasn't going to die like this, wrapped up like some helpless baby.”
Stephen M. Irwin, The Dead Path

Nenia Campbell
“If one has never known freedom, it is easy to be blind to the gridirons composing one's cell.”
Nenia Campbell, Wishing Stars: Space Opera Fairytales

Stephen M. Irwin
“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.”
Stephen M. Irwin, The Dead Path

Lucy Christopher
“Anyway, it's easy to be what people want: give them something to stare at, nod and smile, tell them they're gorgeous.”
Lucy Christopher, Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

Johanna Lindsey
“She had simply shed the mantle of slavery as easily as she had worn it, making him realize that she had never really worn it at all.”
Johanna Lindsey

Beyond all of that, I could see the wall I had seen from inside the
“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.”
Anna Funder, Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Sandra Brown
“If you wanted to kill me, why haven't you smothered me in my sleep?" "No sport in that." She gestured towards the ceiling. "Can I expect to be strung up on that bar and gutted like a deer?" He looked up at the bar and frowned. "Too much sport. Lots of heave-hoeing. Big mess to clean up after. Instead, why don't you just drink the poison-laced whiskey?" He extended the glass toward her again and when she didn't move he said, "No? Okay then." He shot the drink. She might not want the edge taken off but he sure as hell did.”
Sandra Brown, Mean Streak

Shira Anthony
“If he was to be treated no better than an animal, he would at least learn the limits of his cage.”
Shira Anthony, Stealing the Wind

Israelmore Ayivor
“You owe it to yourself, to refuse to surrender to obstacles that are meant to stop you from reaching far in your endeavours. Be determined that you will never be a captive of your environment.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Anna Zaires
“In recent months, the emotional aspect has become as necessary to me as the physical. It amuses me, this strange quirk of mine. I want my little captive to love me, to care about me. I want to be more than just the monster of her nightmares.”
Anna Zaires, Keep Me

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The more we construct lives that prioritize safety, the bigger the prison we construct around ourselves.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Captive Greece took captive her savage conquerer and brought the arts to rustic Latium”
Horace, Epistles Book II and Epistle to the Pisones

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sometimes what is said to be a gift may appear more of a curse only because the greatest gifts of all are the gifts that have enough disruptive force to break us out of everything that’s breaking us. And God loves us far too much not to give us exactly those kinds of gifts.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Suddenly finding myself imprisoned in the ruins of the fortresses I created, I realize that that which I built to protect me has now become a labyrinth that is set to destroy me. And laying spent in the rubble, I finally realize that there is only one fortress and I cannot create it because there is only one God.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Nancy E. Turner
“I realized that poverty was a kind of captivity.”
Nancy E. Turner

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Is it possible that my walls are specifically erected and intentionally reinforced out of the fear that God calls me to an existence without walls? And if this is so, do I realize that I am the warden of prison that I created in which I myself am the prisoner?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

George R.R. Martin
“The crow commands, the captive must obey.”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Marc Aronson
“But he would give the Spainish no satisfaction. When they offered him a drink, he smashed the glass and ate the shards, preferring his own English blood to their sweet wine. He died soon after.”
Marc Aronson

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Mais voici qu’aujourd’hui nous avons éprouvé la soif. Et ce puits que nous connaissons, nous découvrons, aujourd’hui seulement, qu’il rayonne sure l’étendue. Une femme invisible peut enchanter ainsi toute une maison. Un puits porte loin, comme l’amour.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Terre des Hommes

Angelus Silesius
“By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found, by the will art thou free, captive, and bound.”
Angelus Silesius

John   Kramer
“Not by prayers alone will a captive be freed, but by another man’s prayers matched by his deeds.”
John Kramer, Blythe

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Dreams are ideas where the collar has been removed and the leash has been thrown away.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Every wall that I build to lock the world out is yet another wall that I’ve built that locks me in. And in the most heinous kind of imprisonment imaginable, I find that I have become both warden and inmate.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough