Top 115 Prisoners Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Prisoners Quotes from famous people such as Dan Wakefield, Gene Green, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Denis Villeneuve, Michael Franti, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The message of Jesus is summed up partly in the Sermon

The message of Jesus is summed up partly in the Sermon on the Mount, and partly when he begins his ministry and quotes the passage from Isaiah: ‘I have come to set free the prisoners and restore sight to the blind.’ And certainly, his mission is also to bring hope. It was to heal people, to befriend the outcast.
Dan Wakefield
People just don’t know what civilian prisoners of war are.
Gene Green
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
The thing I realized about final cut is it’s the power of the best cut. I didn’t have final cut on ‘Prisoners,’ but what you saw is the best cut. ‘Sicario’ is a directors’ cut. ‘Arrival’ is a directors’ cut.
Denis Villeneuve
Johnny Cash was a rebel, not only just in the musical sense, but he was somebody who was for the people, and an advocate for labor, for workers, for prisoners, people who have been trapped by the criminal justice system.
Michael Franti
I used to interact with the fellow prisoners during recreation activity; I used to conduct an interactive session that we named ‘Rajpal Ki Paathshala.’
Rajpal Yadav
Workers of France, it is for the freedom of the prisoners that you will go to work in Germany! It is for our country that you will go in large numbers!
Pierre Laval
In the battle of Kunu-ri, more than 5,000 American soldiers were killed, wounded or taken as prisoners of war. Ninety percent of my unit was killed.
Charles B. Rangel
There are no ‘political prisoners’ as such in Bahrain. People are not arrested because they express their views, we only have criminals.
Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
The Pentagon said that these prisoners were kept in accordance with the Geneva Convention, and of course I was not reassured by that, but I couldn’t prove that that was wrong; so we’re clearer about that.
Peter Singer
It is also asserted that the election settled the matters of the war and the torture of prisoners. These are dead issues that no longer need be addressed.
Andrew Greeley
I love, in movies, when you feel and you understand the past of the character without it being said or having a flashback or something that explains. I think, in ‘Prisoners,’ we need to understand that Loki’s character’s past was not first class. He was not the first in his class.
Denis Villeneuve
After ‘Paths to Freedom,’ I met some people who used to teach drama in Mountjoy and they said that the prisoners loved ‘Rats.’ We went back to Mountjoy to research this film and the governor was showing us around and he introduced us to a few prisoners.
Michael McElhatton
So many people of my generation who served in the government were prisoners of the Cold War culture, still are.
Stewart Udall
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
Skimmed milk was what they used to give to prisoners and workhouse inmates to go with their porridge and gruel. It’s a punishment, not a drink.
Peter Hitchens
It is important that people support prisoners of the Italian state like Joe in whatever way they can. I was not allowed contact with a lawyer for the first 24 hours, and no phone calls were permitted, but apparently telegrams have been getting through to Joe.
John Blair
For the past seven years we have been cracking down on crime in Missouri, passing tougher laws for drug crimes and sex offenses and requiring prisoners to serve more time.
Mel Carnahan
American soldiers had to guard prisoners on the inside while receiving mortar and weapons fire from the outside. Guantanamo is distant from any battlefield, making it far more secure.
John Yoo
Only a free West can help the prisoners of today’s left- and right-wing dictatorships.
Barbara Amiel
Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.
Simone Weil
Individual rights always go along with the interests of the society. I want to add that in Vietnam we have no political prisoners. No one is arrested or jailed for his or her speech or point of view. They are put in jail because they violated the law.
Nong Duc Manh
Prisons are out of public sight, and most often out of mind. But the vast majority of prisoners will at some point leave jail and rejoin our communities, which is why what happens inside matters to us all.
David Lidington
Iran’s continued, widespread persecution of ethnic minorities, human rights defenders and political prisoners is a disgrace and stands as a shameful indictment of Iran’s leaders.
William Hague
Both sides were supposed to release all their prisoners, those were unconditional. There was some prisoner release that took place but it’s not been satisfactory.
Warren Christopher
If they’re in cell block 1A or 1B, these prisoners – they’re murderers, they’re terrorists, they’re insurgents. Many of them probably have American blood on their hands. And here we’re so concerned about the treatment of those individuals.
Jim Inhofe
I have to say when we talk about the treatment of these prisoners that I would guess that these prisoners wake up every morning thanking Allah that Saddam Hussein is not in charge of these prisons.
Jim Inhofe
I don’t know how prisoners of war are ever heroes unless they escape.
Gore Vidal
How can we be free when we are prisoners to social media, in a world without privacy? How can we be free when our every movement is tracked and every conversation is recorded and can easily be held against us? How exactly are we free if we are tethered to our cell phones?
Tom Green
I have not worked with farmers. I have not worked with prisoners. I have only worked with human beings. I didn’t see anybody as anything other than that.
Jaggi Vasudev
Leaving the European Union is likely to have an impact on the workforce in sectors such as catering, construction and agriculture. I see an opportunity here for both prisoners and employers, particularly those operating in these sectors.
David Gauke
I'll tell you what I think is not okay. Have you ever s

I’ll tell you what I think is not okay. Have you ever seen that show on MSNBC, ‘Lockup?’ It’s a reality show that takes place inside a prison. Do the prisoners have to sign release forms? Or do they have to be on it whether they like it or not?
Seth MacFarlane
I would make the case that the vast majority of prisoners leave prison and go back into society. We share that society with them and what sort of people do we want them to be.
David Gauke
Prisoners have benefited disproportionately from ‘rights inflation’ – the expansion of human rights into unforeseen nooks and crannies.
Dominic Raab
The curiosity to see the prisoners appears to be unabated.
Lewis Tappan
I know from personal experience that the abuse of prisoners will produce more bad than good intelligence.
John McCain
Mordovian prisoners are afraid of their own shadows. They are completely terrified.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
Older prisoners are more expensive for prisons to house because they tend to require more health care over time.
Clint Smith
The African prisoners are orderly and peaceable among themselves.
Lewis Tappan
There was a time that human rights was not even an issue in this country. Then prisoners’ rights became an issue.
Asma Jahangir
So I had to be the doctor to these wounded men until we could remove them to the hospital. There were fifty-four women and forty little boys with the Red Army prisoners, and I went daily to take care of them also.
Agnes Smedley
The U.S. government does not recognize the existence of political prisoners in our country. The identity of political prisoners is concealed and, consequently, their right to justice is denied.
Susan Rosenberg
Christopher Hitchens was a great warrior, a magnificent orator, a pugilist and a gentleman. He was kind, but he took no prisoners when arguing with idiots.
Richard Dawkins
I see that I can do good, I can help free political prisoners, I can raise questions that are silenced on the national level, I can talk about Navalny and others on national television channels, and show that we have 20-30 million supporters around the country.
Ksenia Sobchak
Although each human rights victory energizes us to continue our work, there remains a deep sorrow for those prisoners still wrongfully languishing in jail.
Nazanin Boniadi
It has never demonstrated any desire to provide humane treatment to captured Americans. If anything, the murders of Nicholas Berg and Daniel Pearl declare al Qaeda’s intentions to kill even innocent civilian prisoners.
John Yoo
In the decline of the day, near Kentucky river, as we ascended the brow of a small hill, a number of Indians rushed out of a thick cane-brake upon us, and made us prisoners.
Daniel Boone
‘The Black Prism’ is a story of emperors and prisoners and magic set in a Mediterranean, 1600-esque world. It’s a fantasy story; it’s fast and fun and inventive.
Brent Weeks
I think of the prisoners on ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ a lot of times, as uplifting.
Samira Wiley
I needed a place to put the dogs. The prisoners ruined the jail, so I put the prisoners in the tents and I had a nice place to put the dogs. We treat the cats nice too, and horses. I have the inmates take care of the animals. It’s therapy too, you see.
Joe Arpaio
I get a lot of letters from prisoners. They say things you can’t imagine.
Lela Rochon
To say that I could manipulate one of the men who has shown the most courage before the Cuban government, who gets beaten every day, who did a hunger strike that freed political prisoners… I think that’s absurd.
Joe Garcia
So what really works? Treatments in jail do some good, but it’s mostly too late: finding a family and a job or just growing older make most prisoners eventually give up crime.
Polly Toynbee