Escapism Quotes

Man staggers through life yapped at by his reason, pulled and shoved by his appetites, whispered to by fears, beckoned by hopes. Small wonder that what he craves most is self-forgetting.

Eric Hoffer

What fugitive from his country can also escape from himself.

Horace Horace

Hell is of this world and there are men who are unhappy escapees from hell, escapees destined ETERNALLY to reenact their escape.

Artaud, Antonin

Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.

Cocteau, Jean

All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.

Arthur Christopher Benson

The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world. In this world the poet is anathema, the thinker a fool, the artist an escapist, the man of vision a criminal.

Henry Miller

The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.

Jean Paul

A person is neither whole nor healthy without the memories of photo albums. They are the storybook of our lives. They provide a nostalgic escape from the tormented days of the present.

Patrick Garry

There is, Oh Monks, a not-born, a not-become, a not-made, a not-compounded. Monks, if that unborn, not-become, not-made, not-compounded were not, there would be no escape from this here that is born, become, made and compounded.

Buddha

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

Marcus Aurelius

There is an unborn, a not-become, a not-made, a not-compounded. There cannot be any escape from what is born, become compounded. But since there is this unborn, not become, not-made, not-compounded, therefore is there made known an escape from what i.

Buddha

The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.

Wendell Berry

Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee

Marcus Aurelius

The best way to escape from your problem is to solve it.

Dr. Robert Anthony

With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves.

Eric Hoffer

As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.

John Lancaster Spalding

Many of us who walk to and fro upon our usual tasks are prisoners drawing mental maps of escape.

Loren Eiseley

A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs.

Wentworth Miller

A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.

Lucius Accius

All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.

Walter Bagehot

Art is a way to express yourself and through that you can escape a bad situation.

Russell Simmons

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.

Langston Hughes

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.

William S. Burroughs

Drugs are marvelous if you want to escape, but reality is so rich, why escape?

Geraldine Chaplin

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : January 08, 2011
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