Top 30 Captive Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Captive Quotes from famous people such as Alexander Herzen, Terry Waite, Matt Haig, Jenji Kohan, Ingrid Betancourt, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!
Alexander Herzen
Freeing hostages is like putting up a stage set, which you do with the captors, agreeing on each piece as you slowly put it together; then you leave an exit through which both the captor and the captive can walk with sincerity and dignity.
Terry Waite
Robots are great. I am saying that now so that when a future civilization of robots takes us captive, they will search through the ‘Guardian’ web archive and realise I said, ‘Robots are great,’ and then they’ll choose to save me.
Matt Haig
For a lot of people, film is still the dream – the captive audience in the darkened theater – but I love TV. I think it’s fantastic.
Jenji Kohan
The relationship with time changes when you’re captive.
Ingrid Betancourt
You’re not free until you’ve been made captive by supreme belief.
Marianne Moore
Advertising in the past has been predicated on a mass market and a captive audience.
Howard Rheingold
With Barack Obama as president and the super-happening Michelle Obama as First Lady, you would think a new tone, a new tune, a kicky new jazzitude, would have entered Washington discourse, but it remains a landlocked island unto itself, held captive by its tribal fevers.
James Wolcott
I wrote ‘My Name is Red’ just to remember painting, where the hand does it before the intellect. When I’m captive to it, I’m a happier person. Kierkegaard tells us that a happy person is someone who lives in the present; the unhappy person, someone who lives either in the past or the future.
Orhan Pamuk
It was our view of the worst that could befall our people if they were taken captive. So, what was fascinating to me was that somehow it appears the techniques that we have feared most in the world would be used on our people, we are using on people in our custody.
Jane Mayer
Our bodies are held captive, but our pursuit of freedom cannot be contained.
Joshua Wong
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Mark Caine
For captive gorillas, trees should be available to climb and material such as straw, branches, or bamboo supplied for nest building.
Dian Fossey
I like Comixology and I think they have a very captive audience which is good and bad. I hope that getting my books on there expose folks who just read Marvel/DC/Image to try something different.
Charles Forsman
By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found, by the will art thou free, captive, and bound.
Angelus Silesius
Divine love does not weigh down, nor carry his servant captive and enslaved to the lowest depths, but raises him, supports him and magnifies him above all liberty whatsoever.
Giordano Bruno
I thought of school as a captive audience. It gave me a chance to work on my material.
Bonnie Hunt
I find it strange that our children, teenagers are kept captive listening in classrooms. Earlier education was for career and livelihood. Now, it has to rise to solve the crisis facing the earth and nations have to pay attention to the education of children to save this planet.
Sonam Wangchuk
We are not in the business of iron ore. Whatever captive iron ore sources we have, we use it to make steel.
Lakshmi Mittal
The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to become a captive of corporate interests.
Ralph Nader
I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive.
William Wells Brown
What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian.
Sitting Bull
Even when I get on airplanes, very often, as I walk down the aisle, I notice a lot of people staring or whispering. I recognize the fact that yes, to a lot of people, I will always be that 14-year-old girl who was kidnapped and who was held captive.
Elizabeth Smart
Elephant populations in India and also in the whole of Asia are under severe stress. The captive ones are rendered jobless due to changes in the mode of transport and lifestyle of people. The ones in the wild are also no better off, as the forests are shrinking.
Mark Shand
As a general rule, interrogations without clearly defined legal limits are brutal. Particularly when they have an imperative to get information out of a captive immediately.
Malcolm Nance
This is the 21st century, and you cannot hold a nation captive against their will.
Mark Francois
In the winter of 1973, the American POWs held captive in Vietnam were released according to the terms of the Paris Peace Accords.
Annie Jacobsen
When I was nine, we’d take a bus to the seaside. Coming back, we’d take turns entertaining, singing songs and the like. I tried some stand-up comedy. I had a captive audience in that bus. Then I realized I wanted to do more than that.
Jim Dale