Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it.
— Malcolm Muggeridge

A daydream is an evasion.
Thomas Merton evasions quote

It is necessary to be able to withstand all this, to agree to any and every sacrifice, and evenif need beto resort to all sorts of stratagems, manoeuvres and illegal methods, to evasion and subterfuges in order to penetrate the trade unions, to remain in them, and to carry on Communist work in them at all costs.
— Lenin (Vladimir Ulyanov)

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall.
— Denis Healey

Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.
— T. S. Eliot