Words matter. These are the best Escaping Quotes from famous people such as James Purefoy, John Maynard Keynes, Maria Semple, Robert Pinsky, Hugh MacDiarmid, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
As you mature and gain a semblance of wisdom and a sense of what life is all about… this is by no means true of everyone, but a lot of actors like to escape themselves. Inhabiting another person’s persona is often a good way of escaping yourself.
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
I never understood the concept of a fluffy summer read. For me, summer reading means beaches, long train rides and layovers in foreign airports. All of which call for escaping into really long books.
When I was a kid, there was unhappiness in my family – was dealt with partly by escaping to television. And from a very early age, for whatever reason, I became scornful and resistant to and angry about that. And some other time in my life, I realized that there’s a lot I loved in television.
Our principal writers have nearly all been fortunate in escaping regular education.
I think comics are really – superhero comics are at their best and most primal when they’re about joy and flying, and about escaping the gravity of the world. But, at the same time, that’s not to say all stories should be happy.
All of us can agree that we want government to work as well as possible, and we should all applaud efforts to improve it. But there is no escaping the divisive and essential questions: What is the purpose of the state, and whom does it serve?
I grew up in Florida, and I have a lot of friends, close friends, who are Cuban-Americans, and I have heard the stories of their families escaping, and some of them didn’t even make it to come to the United States for a better life to get away from the Castros.
Like all young reporters – brilliant or hopelessly incompetent – I dreamed of the glamorous life of the foreign correspondent: prowling Vienna in a Burberry trench coat, speaking a dozen languages to dangerous women, narrowly escaping Sardinian bandits – the usual stuff that newspaper dreams are made of.
People traverse the dangerous journey to the US because of deep fear. They are often escaping brutality, even life-or-death situations.
I think relaxation is escaping from your everyday encounters. You can read the words on a page and be transported to somewhere else. And the more consumed you are with it, the more you’re cocooned.
We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age.
Movies, more than anything I can think of, are a great escape from reality. My reality, in particular, needs escaping.
That’s why I’m an actress – escaping into a world.
Ethiopia is a major contributor to peace and security in Africa, the U.S.’s ally in the fight against violent extremists, and has shown incredible generosity to those escaping violence and repression, admitting more refugees than any country in the world.
Our past absolutely defines everything we do in the present. We can’t help it. We’re made by the events of our past, so there’s no escaping it.
Growing up with my mother who grew up during World War II being half Filipina, half Okinawan, and literally running around the jungles in the Philippines escaping Japanese military chasing after them – I grew up with what they deem now as trauma, generational trauma.
When something tragic happens, all we want to do is escape it. Acting has always been kind of a twisted way of escaping my own problems and my own reality.
Think you’re escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
Elvis’ early music has drama because as he sang he was escaping limits.
I’m one with New York, and New York is one with me. I grew up there; there’s no escaping it. We’re like Siamese twins, if you separate us, I’ll die.
When I first came to Hollywood, I used to dream of doing films and escaping television.
I love escaping into character. It’s a chance to try on people that you wouldn’t be brave or stupid enough to be in real life.
The congressional tradition of escaping the nation’s capital in August dates back to the time before air conditioning when Senators would race home before the summer heat reached its peak. I’ve got an advantage over many of my colleagues because we in Mississippi know something about summer heat.
For some reason, as time gets short in life, wasting time escaping through entertainment bothers me.
I’m interested in how artists and writers do this, using art as therapy. Escaping into the worlds we create. We’re all victims and few of us are truly free.
Being a track sprinter, when it’s all about a thousandth of a second, there is no escaping the numbers every single day.
I’m the kind of actor who has ventured into escaping from me.
My youth is escaping without giving me anything it owes me.
I guess lyrically they’re similar because they’re talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. ‘The Last One Alive,’ for me, is very simple. It’s just about alienation, really, that causes anger.
We spend more time developing means of escaping our troubles than we do solving the troubles we’re trying to escape from.
‘Ernest Borgnine’ is sort of my version of Woody Allen’s ‘Purple Rose Of Cairo’ in that it’s about the occasional difficulty of coming to terms with the cold hard facts and the temptation to escape into another world – like movies, for example. I’m a pro at escaping.
Girls are the best readers in the world. Reading is really a way of kind of escaping so deeply into yourself and pursuing your own thoughts within the construct of a story.
I was a slightly melancholy child and I think films were a way of escaping for me.
In spirituals, the talk of heaven and deliverance was code for a better life. ‘Crossing the River Jordan’ was code, of course, for escaping to freedom.
When I was a boy living in Edinburgh in Scotland, especially in December, when the hours of daylight were few, and it was cold, and often wet, I used to dream of escaping to a tropical magic kingdom.
The worst situation with radiation escaping is if you are downwind from it. You could virtually be on one side and not affected by the radiation. If you’re on the other side and you’re downwind from it, you are going to be affected.
Houdini connected to people on an emotional level so that when he would escape that straight jacket it wasn’t about the straight jacket. It was about people looking at it and escaping poverty. When you have that it’s the truest form of magic.
We all want to be carried away to a whole other world and have romantic tendencies about escaping to an exotic place and being swept off our feet.
If you are a rich person straining every sinew to keep every last pound in your pocket, there comes a point when you realize you are not just escaping the clutches of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. You are passing a greater burden on to people poorer than yourself, and depriving even poorer people of your support.
Less than an hour before he’d congratulated himself on escaping all the traps of Earth, all the snares of Man. Not knowing that the greatest trap of all, the final and the fatal trap, lay on this present planet.
For the last few years, I’ve enjoyed writing my own stuff since studying creative writing at school, and as I’ve grown up, I’ve realised how much I enjoy escaping into a world that I’ve created myself. So I’ve kept that up as a hobby.
While it’s really hard to do, at the same time, I’m escaping my body, which I really want to do. I’m living someone else’s life. I get very intensely into the story, into the interviews and the research. I’m experiencing things along with my subjects. I have a freedom I don’t have in my physical life.
Talking to my Senate Republican colleagues about climate change is like talking to prisoners about escaping. The conversations are often private, even furtive.
I never write to disappear and escape. The truth is exactly the opposite. Most people strike me as escaping and disappearing in one way or another – into their jobs, their daily routines, their delusions about themselves and others.
My films do have characters who have trouble escaping the world around them.
Singing is a way of escaping. It’s another world. I’m no longer on earth.
The music has a very strong escapist quality to it. In the moment where you feel like you need to escape, or when you are escaping, that’s a good time to listen to ‘When the Night.’
When I was young, I loved the feeling of escaping to the rocks on a Friday afternoon with my parents.
What modern humans need help with is escaping from the despair of politics, commerce and media, escaping from the drabness and oppressiveness of worldly values and seeing through suburban mentality and normal community standards so that they can find some much-needed relief for their wilting souls.