Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.— Bob Marley
Uplifting Prison Life quotations
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
If you can't do anything about it then let it go. Don't be a prisoner to things you can't change.
I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged.
Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
The question is not whether there is intelligent life out there, the question is, whether there is intelligent life down here. As long as you have war, police, prisons, crime, you are in the early stages of civilization.
If man is not made in the image of God, nothing then stands in the way of inhumanity. There is no good reason why mankind should be perceived as special. Human life is cheapened. We can see this in many of the major issues being debated in our society today.
We are all here for some special reason.
Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.
The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think.
When you release the wrongdoer from the wrong, you cut a malignant tumor out of your inner life. You set a prisoner free, but you discover that the real prisoner was yourself.
If there is no God, then man and the universe are doomed.
Like prisoners condemned to death, we await our unavoidable execution. There is no God, and there is no immortality. And what is the consequence of this? It means that life itself is absurd. It means that the life we have is without ultimate significance, value, or purpose.
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.
Since my life as a prisoner has begun I have heard the teachings of the white man's religion, and in many respects believe it to be better than the religion of my fathers
To sit in solemn silence on a dull, dark dock in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock from a cheap and chippy chopper on a big, black block.
Do you know what makes the prison disappear? Every deep, genuine affection.
Being friends, being brothers, loving, that is what opens the prison, with supreme power, by some magic force. Without these one stays dead. But whenever affection is revived, there life revives.
Laughter and irony are at heart reminders that we are not prisoners in this world, but voyagers through it.
Through it all, this wild life on and off the road , through Jordanian deserts , Spanish islands, German prisons, Caribbean tax scams, halls of fame,wine, women, and all the drugs under the sun - one constant companion has never abandoned me . My first true love : singing Its been the savior of many poor boy, and God I know I'm one
Jail is a good experience but it has its drawbacks .
.. all the disadvantages of married life with none of its compensations.
Today begins a new saga in my life which I expect to strengthen me and allow me time for reflection... I plan to write music while in prison, read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger, more confident woman.
I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged.
Their feathers are just too bright.
I live a very dull life here... indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else.
A person experiences life as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness.
I see Edward Snowden as someone who has chosen, at best, exile from the country he loves-with a serious risk of his assassination by agents of his government or life in prison (in solitary confinement)-to awaken us to the danger of our loss of democracy to a total-surveilla nce state
There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison;
there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.
Life and art had a nice parallel, in the sense of coming together as strangers who are separate in prison who need to work together, getting to know each other.
Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift.
It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation.
I was sentenced to life plus 30 years by an all-White jury.
What I saw in prison was wall-to-wall Black flesh in chains. Women caged in cells. But we're the terrorists. It just doesn't make sense.
I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading has opened to me.
I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke inside me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.
You could eat sushi off my bookshelf.
My cleaning regime is like a battleground. I'm Genghis Khan and my cleaning products are my Mongolian army and I take no prisoners. The rest of my life is an experiment in chaos so I like to keep my flat neat.
O joy of suffering! To struggle against great odds! to meet enemies undaunted! To be entirely alone with them! to find how much one can stand! To look strife, torture, prison, popular odium, death, face to face! To mount the scaffold! to advance to the muzzles of guns with perfect nonchalance! To be indeed a God!
What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose?
I think the years I have spent in prison have been the most formative and important in my life because of the discipline, the sensations, but chiefly the opportunity to think clearly, to try to understand things.
Home to me is the world because my books have been translated into more than 30 languages. People feel they know me and the minute they talk about my life or books I feel at home. Home is where you are appreciated, safe and protected, creative, and where you are loved – not where you are put in prison.
A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.
The creatures with whom we share the planet and whom, in our arrogance, we wrongly patronize for being lesser forms, they are not brethren, they are not underlings, they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the Earth.
The first time I was privileged to meet president Mandela was during his visit to Malawi... shortly after he was released from prison. I was amazed by his humility and his great sense of leadership... Mandela's character has shaped my life.
You utter a vow or forge a signature and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman or prison.
Too many people are living in a prison that they have themselves manufactured.