Restrictions Quotes

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Virginia Woolf
“Women have sat indoors all these millions of years, so that by this time the very walls are permeated by their creative force, which has, indeed, so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and politics.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

Mary Oliver
“But I want to extol not the sweetness nor the placidity of the dog, but the wilderness out of which he cannot step entirely, and from which we benefit. For wilderness is our first home too, and in our wild ride into modernity with all its concerns and problems we need also all the good attachments to that origin that we can keep or restore. Dog is one of the messengers of that rich and still magical first world. The dog would remind us of the pleasures of the body with its graceful physicality, and the acuity and rapture of the senses, and the beauty of forest and ocean and rain and our own breath. There is not a dog that romps and runs but we learn from him.

The other dog—the one that all its life walks leashed and obedient down the sidewalk—is what a chair is to a tree. It is a possession only, the ornament of a human life. Such dogs can remind us of nothing large or noble or mysterious or lost. They cannot make us sweeter or more kind.

Only unleashed dogs can do that. They are a kind of poetry themselves when they are devoted not only to us but to the wet night, to the moon and the rabbit-smell in the grass and their own bodies leaping forward.”
Mary Oliver, Dog Songs

Ravi Zacharias
“There are no unique postures and times and limitations that restrict our access to God. My relationship with God is intimate and personal. The Christian does not go to the temple to worship. The Christian takes the temple with him or her. Jesus lifts us beyond the building and pays the human body the highest compliment by making it His dwelling place, the place where He meets with us. Even today He would overturn the tables of those who make it a marketplace for their own lust, greed and wealth.”
Ravi Zacharias, Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message

Richard Wright
“I felt that it was unfair that my lack of a few pounds of flesh should deprive me of a chance at a good job but I had long ago emotionally rejected the world in which I lived and my reaction was: Well, this is the system by which people want the world to run whether it helps them or not. To me, my losing was only another manifestation of that queer, material way of American living that computed everything in terms of the concrete: weight, color, race, fur coats, radios, electric refrigerators, cars, money ... It seemed that I simply could not fit into a materialistic life.”
Richard Wright, Black Boy

“The number of ways you can live in one lifetime is limitless. So why limit yourself?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Priya Parker
“In a world of infinite choices, choosing one thing is the revolutionary act. Imposing that restriction is actually liberating.”
Priya Parker, The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

Lisa Mangum
“I believe art prefers rules. For some artists, the worst thing you can do is say 'Do whatever you want.' Such permission can be terrifying. I know it is for me. Often it's better if you impose rules or restrictions on a project. Requirements can force you to be creative in unusual ways.”
Mangum Lisa

Sara Sheridan
“I'm not sure how much easier it is for a mother to balance her life now - have we simply swapped one set of restrictions for another?”
Sara Sheridan

Louis Yako
“The AIDS pandemic forced humans to cover their genitals with condoms. The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing them to put on masks. It is as if many people weren’t already going through life putting on a million masks and changing them based on convenience and self-interest. It is as if countless humans on this planet weren’t already forced to keep their mouths shut and endure the misfortunes imposed on them by the ‘fortunate’ few. I wonder which body part we will be forced to cover next. I wonder if, in the first place, all of this is happening because our eyes were covered all along. Are we heading to a time when staying safe becomes akin to a death sentence with stay of execution?”
Louis Yako

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

Chinua Achebe
“That we may accept a limitation on our actions but never, under no circumstances, must we accept restriction on our thinking.”
Chinua Achebe, Anthills of the Savannah

Eric Klinenberg
“The teens whom [danah boyd, director of the research institute Data & Society] interviewed insisted they prefer hanging out in person to messaging on smartphones, but adults have restricted their mobility so thoroughly that they have few alternatives. The Internet has become young people's core social infrastructure because we've unfairly deprived them of access to other sites for meaningful connection. If we fail to build physical places where people can enjoy one another's company, regardless of age, class, race, or ethnicity, we will all be similarly confined.”
Eric Klinenberg, Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Tracy Lawson
“The OCSD has been chipping away at our freedoms for most of our lives, all in the name of safety. But over-controlling something doesn't necessarily make it safer or better, even though people don't realize it. They believe the OCSD protects them and has their best interests at heart, but most of the OCSD's policies do more harm than good.”
Tracy Lawson, Counteract

Deepak Ranjan
“What they failed to understand was that a creative person can never restrict himself/herself within a particular time-frame. I was no longer a school-going boy. The writer in me revolted – I started to voice my likes and dislikes.”
Deepak Ranjan, Nights of the Velvet: A Conditional Dream

“I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.”
Usain Bolt

Edith Wharton
“I don't want them to think that we dress like savages,' she replied, with a scorn that Pocahontas might have resented; and he was struck again by the religious reverence of even the most unworldly American women for the social advantages of dress.

'It's their armour,' he thought, 'their defence against the unknown, and their defiance of it.' And he understood for the first time the earnestness with which May, who was incapable of tying a ribbon in her hair to charm him, had gone through the solemn rite of selecting and ordering her extensive wardrobe.”
Edith Wharton

Andrew Kendall
“What we define ourselves us can sometimes bring forth the best images of ourselves--or vice versa, will create some of the worst restrictions we place on our lives.”
Andrew Kendall, The Dark Dictionary: A Guide to Help Eradicate Your Darkness, Restore Your Light, and Redefine Your Life.

“A long leash is not freedom.”
Marty Rubin

Jennifer Gilmour
“Our wings were clipped, our restrictions were made, our boundaries were tested but now we are free, aren’t we?
We look above in the sky at the birds and hope to be free. But the birds make their nests in the trees high above, to protect themselves from predators. Free birds must keep looking over their shoulders the same way all of us have to”
Jennifer Gilmour, Clipped Wings: Hear some stories of survival

Talees Rizvi
“Can we BAN rapes & killings Like ECIGARETTES”
Talees Rizvi, 21 Day Target and Achievement Planner

“The ritual of rules and restrictions is just being yourself, forsooth in the zestful way possible”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“It is the restrictions that decides what can be tolerated and it is the tolerance that decides what can be strict”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Daša Drndić
“The philosophy of the province is a philosophy of a closed circle that does not allow an apostasy, without which there is no creativity. The philosophy of the province is a normative and normalizing, suprapersonal and impersonal philosophy, it shuts out all aspects of life, education, sport, nutrition, nature, love, work, language, religion and death (which is far from being the death of an individual) replacing life with rigid forms of the normative which apply to all.”
Daša Drndić, Belladonna

Umberto Eco
“the given language is power because it compels me to use already formulated stereotypes, including words themselves, and that it is structured so fatally that, slaves inside it, we cannot free ourselves outside it, because outside the given language there is nothing.

How can we escape what Barthes calls, Sartre-like, this huis clos? By cheating. You can cheat the given language. This dishonest and healthy and liberating trick is called literature.”
Umberto Eco, Travels in Hyperreality

Albert Camus
“The reserves of emotion pent up during those many months when for everybody the flame of life burned low were being recklessly squandered to celebrate this, the red-letter day of their survival. Tomorrow real life would begin again, with its restrictions. But for the moment people in very different walks of life were rubbing shoulders, fraternizing. The leveling-out that death’s imminence had failed in practice to accomplish was realized at last, for a few gay hours, in the rapture of escape.”
Albert Camus, The Plague

“I made my name”. What does this mean? It means you fought and won your inner battle against fears and restrictions”
Sunday Adelaja

“If a person is not free, his right is restricted.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“Knowledge cannot and should not be restricted to a few only.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo, Treatise Upon The Misconceptions of Narcissism

Anne Frank
“You couldn't do this and you couldn't do that, but life went on.”
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

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