Trap Quotes

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China Miéville
“A trap is only a trap if you don't know about it. If you know about it, it's a challenge.”
China Miéville, King Rat

Rick Riordan
“He turned to Frank who was trying to pull his fingers out of the Chinese handcuffs…
“Okay,” Frank relented. “Sure.” He frowned at his fingers, trying to pull them out of the trap. “Uh, how do you—”
Leo chuckled. “Man, you’ve never seen those before? There’s a simple trick to getting out.”
Frank tugged again with no luck. Even Hazel was trying not to laugh.
Frank grimaced with concentration. Suddenly, he disappeared. On the deck where he’d been standing, a green iguana crouched next to an empty set of Chinese handcuffs.
“Well done, Frank Zhang,” Leo said dryly, doing his impression of Chiron the centaur. “That is exactly how people beat Chinese handcuffs. They turn into iguanas.”
Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

Jodi Picoult
“Forgiving isn't something you do for someone else. It's something you do for yourself. It's saying, 'You're not important enough to have a stranglehold on me.' It's saying, 'You don't get to trap me in the past. I am worthy of a future.”
Jodi Picoult, The Storyteller

Patrick Ness
“And I know I’ve lost.
Everything is lost.
Everything is over.
“As the newly appointed President of this fair planet of ours,” the Mayor says, holding out his hands as if to show me the world for the first time,” let me be the very first to welcome you to its new capital city.”
“Todd?” Viola whispers, her eyes closed.
I hold her tightly to me.
“I’m sorry,” I whisper to her. “I’m so sorry.”
We’ve run right into a trap.
We’ve run right off the end of the world.
“Welcome,” says the Mayor,” to the New Prentisstown.”
Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

Frank Herbert
“Knowing where the trap is—that's the first step in evading it.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Chuck Palahniuk
“And if you can find any way out of our culture, then that's a trap too. Just wanting to get out of the trap reinforces the trap.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Rachel Naomi Remen
“Belief traps or frees us.”
Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal

“It was a trap. It was so obviously a trap.

Darquesse smiled.”
Derek Landy, The Dying of the Light

Ann Marie Aguilar
“How can you be free, If you don't even know you're trap or lock inside?”
Ann Marie Aguilar

Judah Smith
“But difficult situations and wrong choices conspire to trap us in hopelessness.”
Judah Smith, Jesus Is: Find a New Way to Be Human

Stephen King
“The trap had a ghastly perfection”
Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Toba Beta
“Sometimes, we feel conscious but unable to move our body.
The first thing to do is focus in a prayer, then start to wink frequently.
By this way, slowly but sure our body can be moved totally by our persistent willpower.”
Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

“Clear out your thoughts, don't believe everything you think,it might be a trap within”
Napz Cherub Pellazo

Edie Sedgwick
“Everything that happened to me has been a paradox for life. The very things that I should have done would have been the trap… I believed in something else. You have to work like mad to make people understand… Even if I don’t make it, you know, I really insist on believing, and then I fall off the edge because there’s nobody else to follow it.”
Edie Sedgwick

Anthony Liccione
“The key was in his hand, but she found a way to unlock herself.”
Anthony Liccione

Vincent Okay Nwachukwu
“A hunter is always all eyes and ears towards his trap. He cannot orchestrate a drama and drop into oblivion.”
Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty 'n' Worthy African Proverbs - Volume 1

Veronica Vitale
“Quando mi sono ritrovata con le spalle al muro, mi sono girata e ho cominciato a scriverci sopra.”
Veronica Vitale, Inside The Outsider

Veronica Vitale
“Ho tanti motivi,
nessuno orecchiabile.”
Veronica Vitale, Inside The Outsider

Hank Bracker
“Monkeys are caught in a number of ways, but one of the most unique ways is a do-it-yourself project. Make or perhaps get a large sturdy wooden box out of dunnage or plywood and modify it so that one side is mostly wire-mesh. Drill a hole into one of the adjoining sides that is just large enough for the monkey’s hand to fit through. Finally, place a banana into the box through a trap door installed in the bottom of the box.
The result should be that the banana in the box is visible to the monkey through the side having the wire-mesh. Seeing the banana, the monkey will reach through the hole, grab the banana and then try to pull it through the hole. Of course, having made a fist around the banana makes the monkey’s hand too large for it to be extracted. Normally the monkey’s greed will overcome his intelligence and he won’t let go and Voila, you have caught the little critter and now the fun begins!
The difficult part is separating the monkey from the banana and the box without the monkey biting and tearing your hand to shreds. This part works best if you have a large cage which you can use to transfer the monkey into. However, wearing gloves is definitely a given!”
Captain Hank Bracker, The Exciting Story of Cuba

Paddick Van Zyl
“The praise of man brings with it three snares: pride, false security and addiction. Taking the glory unto self and not acknowledging God, relying on what I can do and entrenching a false sense of self worth and getting addicted to more praise.
The praise of God is real and everlasting.”
Paddick van Zyl

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Everyone get trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them. When faced with such a sudden tragedy, with fervent prayer, call on the divine Being to deliver you.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Jean Baudrillard
“Seduction is the direct and murderous irradiation of the object, the end of metaphor, the strategy of an enchanted world, the triumphant resurrection of an illusion which puts an end to the dialectical swoonings of sense and the all too naïve ruses of history.

If you wish to speak of fiction, the text must obliterate all reference. If you are speaking of simulation, the text must scoff at meaning, while at the same time being completely true. If you are speaking of seduction, language has to pervert something or other in elliptical ways. Otherwise, what would language be there for?
Language is a woman: it seduces you by metamorphosing into what it says. It is a woman also in that it will never stop taking its revenge if it does not succeed in seducing you. It will avenge itself by saying only what you make it say, like a woman who only satisfies what you ask of her.”
Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories


Vineet Raj Kapoor

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Even wise rats know the meaning of unexpected kindness”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Jean Baudrillard
“The fervour accompanying these events may be deceptive. If it expresses nothing more than the zeal with which the countries of the East are casting aside the bonds of ideology, or if it is a mimetic fervour - a tribute, as it were, to those liberal countries where all liberty has already been traded in for a technically easy life - then we shall have found out definitively what freedom is worth, and that it is probably never to be discovered a second time. History offers no second helpings. On the other hand, it could be that the present thaw in the East may be as disastrous in the long term as the excess of carbon dioxide in the upper atmosphere, that it may bring about a political greenhouse effect, and so overheat human relations on the planet that the melting of the Communist ice-sheet will cause Western seaboards to be submerged. Odd that we should be in such absolute fear of the melting of the polar ice, and look upon it as a climatic catastrophe, while we aspire with every democratic bone in our bodies to the occurrence of just such an event on the political plane.
If in the old days the USSR had released its gold reserves onto the world market, that market would have been completely destabilized. Today, by putting back into circulation their vast accumulated store of freedom, the Eastern countries could quite easily destabilize that very fragile balance of Western values which strives to ensure that freedom no longer emerges as action but only as a virtual and consensual form of interaction; no longer as a drama but merely as the universal psychodrama of liberalism. A sudden infusion of freedom as a real currency, as violent and active transcendence, as Idea, would be in every way catastrophic for our present air-conditioned redistribution of values. Yet this is precisely what we are asking of the East: freedom, the image of freedom, in exchange for the material signs of freedom.
This is an absolutely diabolical contract, by virtue of which one signatory is in danger of losing their soul, and the other of losing their creature comforts. But perhaps - who knows? - this may, after all, be the best thing for both sides.
Those societies that were formerly masked - Communist societies - have been unmasked. What is their face like? As for us, we dropped the mask long ago and have for a long time been without either mask or face. We are also without memory. We have reached the point of searching the water for signs of a memory that has left no traces, hoping against hope that something might remain when even the water's molecular memory has faded away. So it goes for our freedom: we would be hard put to it to produce a single sign of it, and we have been reduced to postulating its infinitesimal, intangible, undetectable existence in a (programmatic, operational) environment so highly dilute that in truth only a spectre of freedom floats there still, in a memory every bit as evanescent as water's.”
Jean Baudrillard, The Transparency of Evil: Essays in Extreme Phenomena

Jean Baudrillard
“Each of us lives by setting traps for the other. The one and the other live in an endless affinity, an affinity which endures until prostration decides the issue.
Everyone wants their other. Everyone has an imperious need to put the other at their mercy, along with a heady urge to make the other last as long as possible so as to savour him. The opposing logics of the lie and the truth unite in a dance of death which is nothing but pure delight at the other's demise. For desire for the other is always also the desire to put an end to the other (albeit, perhaps, at the latest possible moment?). The only question is which one will hold out the longest, occupying the space, the speech, the silence, the very inner world of the other - who is dispossessed of himself at the very moment when he becomes one in his difference. Not that one kills the other: the adversary is simply harassed into desiring, into willingly acceding to his own symbolic death ... The world is a perfectly functioning trap.
An otherness, a foreignness, that is ultimately unintelligible - such is the secret of the form, and the singularity, of the emergence of the other.”
Jean Baudrillard, The Transparency of Evil: Essays in Extreme Phenomena

“The maze that ends in the trap is life.”
Skender Nitaj

George Lamming
“He had been seen by another. He had become a part of the other's world, and therefore no longer in complete control of his own. The eye was another kind of cage. When it saw you the lid came down, and you were trapped.”
George Lamming, In the Castle of My Skin

L.M. Montgomery
“The beast was sitting on his haunches at the foot of the ladder, and it was quite evident he was not short on time. The gleam in his eye seemed to say:
"I've got you two unprincipled subscription hunters beautifully treed and it's treed you're going to stay. That is what I call satisfying.”
L.M. Montgomery, The Doctor's Sweetheart and Other Stories

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