Quotes of Escaping

“ There is a superstition in avoiding superstition. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them. ”

- Jean Jacques Rousseau

“ Neurosis is the way of avoiding non-being by avoiding being. ”

- Paul Tillich

“ Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him. ”

- Clark Moustakas

“ The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds. ”

- John Maynard Keynes

“ Viewing the child solely as an immature person is a way of escaping comforting him. ”

- Clark Mousakas

“ Our principal writers have nearly all been fortunate in escaping regular education. ”

- Hugh MacDiarmid

“ Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you. ”

- Thomas Wolfe

“ Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery — courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards. ”

- James H. Robinson

“ There's no escaping reason, no denying purpose - because as we both know, without purpose, we would not exist. ”

- Wachowski Brothers

“ If you are serious about your goals, drop the conditions. Go directly to your goal. Be your goal! Conditions often disguise strategies for escaping accountability. Why not just take charge and create the experience you are looking for? ”

- Eric Allenbaugh

“ I liked counterpoint because of the way that things went together. That was interesting because the musical elements were separable and then you could warp all of these lines and times and spaces into each other and put voices together. That was a different kind of experience from harmony and I was very affected by it, too; I was escaping the boundaries of space and time. ”

- Robert Morris

“ We were that generation called "silent," but we were silent neither, as some thought, because we shared the period's official optimism nor, as others thought, because we feared its official repression. We were silent because the exhilaration of social action seemed to many of us just one more way of escaping the personal, of masking for a while that dread of the meaningless which was man's fate. ”

- Joan Didion

“ The traveler, however virginal and enthusiastic, does not enjoy an unbroken ecstasy. He has periods of gloom, periods when he asks himself the object of all these exertions, and puts the question whether or not he is really experiencing pleasure. At such times he suspects that he is not seeing the right things, that the characteristic, the right aspects of these strange scenes are escaping him… ”

- Arnold Bennett

“ Men are free when they are in a living homeland, not when they are straying and breaking away. Men are free when they are obeying some deep, inward voice of religious belief. Obeying from within. Men are free when they belong to a living, organic, believing community, active in fulfilling some unfulfilled, perhaps unrealized purpose… ”

- D. H. Lawrence
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