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Picture quote by Deepak Chopra about reaction

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. ⏤ Deepak Chopra


Picture quote by Bob Marley about freedom

Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life. ⏤ Bob Marley


Picture quote by Stephen King about freedom

Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free. ⏤ Stephen King


Picture quote by Lao Tzu about think

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. ⏤ Lao Tzu


Picture quote by Rumi about inspirational

Why do you stay in prison, when the door is so wide open? ⏤ Rumi


Picture quote about people

The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.


Picture quote about fear

The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.


Picture quote by Tim Fargo about mind

Your mind is your prison when you focus on your fear. ⏤ Tim Fargo


Picture quote by Tim Fargo about mind

Your mind is your prison when you focus on your fear. ⏤ Tim Fargo


Picture quote by Victor Hugo about learning

He who opens a school door, closes a prison. ⏤ Victor Hugo


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If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.

Dwight D. Eisenhower, president

The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.

Israel Zangwill, novelist

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas, politician

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

We are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of the self.

Cyril Connolly, intellectual

Every time you stop a school, you will have to build a jail. What you gain at one end you lose at the other. It's like feeding a dog on his own tail. It won't fatten the dog.

Mark Twain, author

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.

Yakov Smirnoff, comedian

He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.

Thomas Hobbes, philosopher

In prison, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver, activist

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa, writer

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.

Henry David Thoreau, author

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former.

Horace Mann, educator

During my time in prison, I told myself that I wanted to be a part of the solution and not the problem.

Michael Vick, athlete

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken, writer

I turn and turn in my cell like a fly that doesn't know where to die.

Antonio Gramsci, politician

Stone walls do not a prison make nor iron bars a cage; minds innocent and quiet take that for an hermitage.

Richard Lovelace, poet

A fly and a flea in a flueWere imprisoned, so what could they do?Said the Flea, Let us fly!Said the Fly, Let us flee!So they fled through a flaw in the flue.

Anonymous,

While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.

Eugene V. Debs, politician

Prison Break is so far-fetched, I had to make viewers believe that Michael is capable of making the impossible possible.

Wentworth Miller, actor

America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush, president

In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict, I had more freedom under parolee supervision than there's available... in America right now.

Merle Haggard, musician

We can't have cellphones, TV, radio or the Internet. If the president died, we'd have no idea. There's no normalcy. It's just like prison, with cameras.

Nicole Polizzi, celebrity

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson, athlete

My character in 'Prison Break' needs to be formidable. In reality, I'm not very tough at all.

Wentworth Miller, actor

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik, politician

Art led the way for me to recover. He got out of prison before me and started traveling all over the world before I did. He showed me by example that it could be done, and I'll always love him for that.

Frank Morgan, actor

He who sells what isn't his'n, Must buy it back or go to prison.

Daniel Drew, businessman

I mean, we've had all these awful pictures from the prison in Iraq and these sort of memos floating around about justifying torture, all this kind of stuff. And it makes you want to take a shower, you know?

Ron Reagan, journalist

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran, lawyer

If you meet somebody who's spent any length of time in prison, you don't let your guard down. Ever. And really, that's what that was about-if you open up too much, you're asking to get your teeth kicked in.

Tim Roth, actor

If it is a crime to love the South, its cause and its President, then I am a criminal. I would rather lie down in this prison and die than leave it owing allegiance to a government such as yours.

Belle Boyd, celebrity

We are all prisoners but some of us are in cells with windows and some without.

Kahlil Gibran, artist

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause.

Jack Henry Abbott, author

That is how prison is tearing me up inside. It hurts every day. Every day takes me further from my life.

Jack Henry Abbott, author

I've wanted somehow to convey to you the sensations - the atmospheric pressure, you might say - of what it is to be seriously a long-term prisoner in an American prison.

Jack Henry Abbott, author

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott, author

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft, writer

Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant. Understand that destiny like the water of the Nile: Water before the faithful, blood before the unbeliever.

Muhammad Iqbal, poet

Casting directors now just see me as the hard-core sniper or prison guard.

Barry Pepper, actor

There will be no prison which can hold our movement down.

Huey Newton, activist

Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly.

Bobby Scott, politician

The Federal prison population has increased more than 7-fold over the past 20 years.

Bobby Scott, politician

It doesn't help to fight crime to put people in prison who are innocent.

Stephen Breyer, judge

His tenacity is unmatched in my opinion. Incredible how someone could have suffered that long and come back out of prison with such a good heart and positive things to say and do.

Maurice Ashley, celebrity

One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion of great amusement on the part of the prisoners, as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of ice to show these strangers from the tropics.

Lewis Tappan, businessman

Maybe I won't stay out of prison. Who knows?

Jack Kevorkian, activist

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.

Mary Harris Jones, union organizer

With no other security forces on hand, U.S. military was left to confront, almost alone, an Iraqi insurgency and a crime rate that grew worse throughout the year, waged in part by soldiers of the disbanded army and in part by criminals who were released from prison.

John Spratt, politician

It's up to us, the people, to break immoral laws, and resist. As soon as the leaders of a country lie to you, they have no authority over you. These maniacs have no authority over us. And they might be able to put our bodies in prison, but they can't put our spirits in prison.

Cindy Sheehan, activist

We can't let somebody rise to the top who will pardon these war criminals. Because they need to go to prison for what they've done in this world. We can't have a pardon. They need to pay for what they've done.

Cindy Sheehan, activist

In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war.

John Yoo, educator

There are many more serial killers living outside the prison walls than inside.

Pat Brown, entertainer

That kind of thing happens to black people every day in this country, and they don't receive that kind of sentence he did, which was to go to prison on the weekends; I think he lectured there-an outside lecturer.

Ishmael Reed, poet

Some artists imagine they've got a hold on this apparatus, which in fact has got a hold of them. As a result, they end up supporting a cultural prison that is out of their control.

Robert Smithson, artist

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali, scientist

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali, scientist

I did a book signing when we were in New York the day before yesterday. A lady came through and she was just weeping, and said, 'I wish this would have been brought out sooner, my sister is in prison for suffocating her child.'

Marie Osmond, musician

I made a movie where I played a girl that just got out of prison and we shot it very very quickly but very intensely-that took me a long time to get over.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, actress

When I first went to prison, I was even questioning where, God, where are you?

Jim Bakker, celebrity

I had a weird situation were someone used my name to extort money from a woman. He took her for 60 or 80 thousand dollars. He is in prison now. It was on Sally.

Michael Biehn, actor

In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance, crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims.

William Greider, author

By 1980, when I came out of prison, The Sun did a campaign to stop putting vice girls in prison. We've talked about it ever since and nothing has been done about it.

Cynthia Payne, celebrity

When I left prison, I had to figure out how to embrace my past.

Fernando Flores, politician

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.

Fernando Flores, politician

I won't talk about what it was like in prison, except to say I'm glad I'm out and that I plan never to go back and to pay my taxes every day.

Richard Pryor, actor

But in this Second Work if thou extract our Air and our Fire with the phlegm water, they will the more naturally and easily be drawn out of their infernal prison, and with less losse of their Spirits, than by the former way before described.

George Ripley, activist

Why would anyone expect Tyson to come out smarter? He went to prison for four years, not Princeton.

Lou Duva, coach

To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today.

Albert Camus, philosopher

We are all conceived in close prison; in our mothers wombs, we are close prisoners all; when we are born, we are born but to the liberty of the house; prisoners still, though within larger walls; and then all our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death.

John Donne, poet

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and mangled mind leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew, journalist

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault, historian

There is a close relationship between flowers and convicts. The fragility and delicacy of the former are of the same nature as the brutal insensitivity of the latter.

Jean Genet, dramatist

I hadn't worked for a year when I had my Prison Break audition and it was the easiest audition I've ever had. I got the script on Friday, went to the audition on Monday and got the part on Tuesday. I was shooting the pilot a week later. I didn't have time to be nervous - it happened so quickly.

Wentworth Miller, actor

As we have seen, WikiLeaks is a robust organization. During my time in solitary confinement in the basement of a Victorian prison, we continue to release, our media partners continued to write stories. The important revelations from this material continue to come out. We have approximately 2,000 cables into 250,000.

Julian Assange, activist

I mean, I was just one of the ones who got exposed, and because of the position I was in, where I was in my life, it went mainstream. A lot of people got out of it after my situation, not because I went to prison but because it was sad for them to see me go through something that was so pointless, that could have been avoided.

Michael Vick, athlete

I did almost a year in prison, a year in prison, just because my name is Foxy Brown.

Foxy Brown, musician

I devoted my career to building an affinity with my fans who have supported me unflinchingly and no barbed wire fence or prison wall will stop that.

Foxy Brown, musician

I wish I could undo what I did at Enron but I can't. I understand that I deserve punishment. Your honor, I accept the prison sentence that you are about to impose and will serve it without bitterness.

Andrew Fastow, criminal

It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free—to be under no physical constraint and yet be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national state, or of some private interest within the nation wants him to think, feel and act. . . . To him the walls of his prison are invisible and he believes himself to be free.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi, activist

Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.

Richard Lovelace, poet

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields, comedian

I am now going from a prison to a palace: I have finished my work, and am now going to receive my wages.

Christopher Love, educator

Men who are in prison for rape think it's the dumbest thing that ever happened... they were put in jail for something very little different from what most men do most of the time and call it sex. The only difference is they got caught. It may also be true.

Catharine MacKinnon, activist

But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely.

Janice Dickinson, model

I'm still friendly with Dean. He still calls me on the phone from time to time. John Dean was fired and later ended up spending some time in prison for his role in Watergate.

Fred F. Fielding, lawyer

The prisoner is not the one who has committed a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over.

Henry Miller, author

Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. It is the people brought up in the gay intimacy of the slums who find prison so soul-destroying.

Evelyn Waugh, author

I know not whether Laws be right or whether Laws be wrong; all that we know who live in gaol is that the wall is strong; and that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

Why you kill me? I never did you anything. Not kill me! I beg not to be locked up. Never let me out of my prison - not kill me! You kill me before I understand what life is. You must tell me why you locked me up!

Kaspar Hauser, celebrity

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson, politician

The percentage of Americans in the prison system, has doubled since 1985.

Serj Tankian, musician

I've never seen American Idol but I am grateful to them. That show is one of Fox's biggest moneymakers, and some of that money goes to pay for shows like Prison Break. Simon Cowell's been signing my paychecks and for that I say thanks.

Wentworth Miller, actor

There'll be moments when I'm out in the prison yard, chatting with the cast and the crew, getting ready to shoot a scene. And then I'll remember if I were actually an inmate, I'd only be out there an hour. The other 23 hours of the day, I'd be in my cell. It's kind of a downer.

Wentworth Miller, actor

When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like.

Julian Assange, activist

The first day I walked into prison, and he slammed that door, I knew the magnitude of the decision that I made, and the poor judgment, and what I allowed to happen to the animals. And, you know, it's no way of explaining the hurt and the guilt that I felt. And that was the reason I cried so many nights.

Michael Vick, athlete

What I did, you know, being away from my family, letting so many people down. I let myself down, not being out on the football field, being in a prison bed, in a prison bunk, writing letters home, you know. That wasn't my life.

Michael Vick, athlete

That wasn't the way that things was supposed to be. And all because the so-called culture that I thought was right, that I thought it was cool, and I thought it was fun, and it was exciting at the time. It all led to me laying in a prison bunk by myself with no one to talk to but myself.

Michael Vick, athlete

Racism is a moral catastrophe, most graphically seen in the prison industrial complex and targeted police surveillance in black and brown ghettos rendered invisible in public discourse.

Cornel West, educator

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