Escaping Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old escaping quotes, escaping sayings, and escaping proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The problem with escaping is that we leave behind us, even among those we love, different versions of the truth and everything we couldn't bring ourselves to say. Frederick Weisel
The surest way to escape anxiety and defeat despair is action. Do, don't dwell. Michael Josephson
The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he's in prison. Fyodor Dostoevsky
There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it. Roland Barthes
For intelligent people, action often means escape from thought, but it is a reasonable and a wise escape. Andre Maurois
You can escape into a character. John Candy
To men who only aim at escaping felony, nothing short of the prisoner's dock is disgrace. George Eliot
We spend more time developing means of escaping our troubles than we do solving the troubles we're trying to escape from. David Lloyd
The best way to escape from your problem is to solve it. Robert Anthony
If you escape from people too often, you wind up escaping from yourself. Marvin Gaye
It was a great escape for me and it was a way to take a break from what was going on in my own world, to go into another world. Alice Hoffman
The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working. Albert Einstein
The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it. Cesare Pavese
There is no escaping the fact that, even in a great career, sometimes the best advances happen through luck, chance and accident. Edmond H. Fischer
Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient. Henry Ward Beecher
There was no escaping by means of any journey, however adventurous, one took one's problems and sorrows with one. Elizabeth Aston
You can not escape a prison if you do not know you're in one. Vernon Howard
Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home. James Joyce
An important step in escaping mediocrity is to stop worrying about what other people think of you. Bryant McGill
Escapism isn't good or bad in itself. What is important is what you are escaping from and where you are escaping to.  Terry Pratchett
A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes. Clare Boothe Luce
There's no escaping fate, it just keeps going. Day and night, the future just keeps coming at you. Chuck Palahniuk
If you should escape the censure of others, hope not to escape your own. Henry Home
No one can escape life's pain. That's life. Pierce Brosnan
We can spend our whole lives escaping from the monsters of our minds.  Pema Chödrön
Escape brings not the victory and the crown. Sri Aurobindo
One of the greatest obstacles to escaping poverty is the staggering cost of higher education. Chris Van Hollen
No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life. Ernest Renan
Escaping into a film is not like escaping into a book. Books force you to give something back to them, to exercise your intelligence and imagination, where as you can watch a film-and even enjoy it-in a state of mindless passivity. Paul Auster
It is always fair sailing, when you escape evil. Sophocles
Every time you think of escaping mentally or physically, grab the book that lies inches away from your heart. Muna Adnan Naqi
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill. Aristotle
There is no escaping from ourselves. The human dilemma is as it has always been, and we solve nothing fundamental by cloaking ourselves in technological glory. Neil Postman
To escape criticism - do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. Elbert Hubbard
We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity. Raoul Vaneigem
There is no escaping the fact that when the taxation of large incomes is excessive, they tend to disappear. Calvin Coolidge
The part always has a tendency to reunite with its whole in order to escape from its imperfection. Leonardo da Vinci
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln
Forget about what you are escaping from. Reserve your anxiety for what you are escaping to. Michael Chabon
Elegance is not the prerogative of those who have just escaped from adolescence. Steven Mason
Art and religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstacy. Steve Mason
The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones. John Maynard Keynes
Mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness. George Borrow
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
We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it. Jose Ortega Y Gasset
The family, that dear octopus from whos tentacles we never quite escape, not in our innermost hearts never quite wish to. Dodie Smith
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe
When any calamity has been suffered the first thing to be remembered is, how much has been escaped. Samuel Johnson
You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory. James Donald Walters
We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to chains. Anne Sullivan Macy
It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer. Steven Mason
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
Words really flattering are not those which we prepare but those which escape us unthinkingly. Ninon de Lenclos
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind, it is only by defying it that the brave escape. Francois Marie Arouet
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. Thomas Mann
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 Antoninus
Youth is to all the glad season of life; but often only by what it hopes, not by what it attains, or what it escapes. Thomas Carlyle
In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism. Steven Mason
The ultimate in art is self-expression not escape. Duke Ellington
We practice detachment, or inner separation, that we may escape from the circle of our habitual reactions to life. Neville
The survival instinct within us is a powerful tool. It enables us to endure unbearable things as long as we escape long enough to express that where we are is not where we are going. T.D. Jakes
To escape and sit quietly on the beach - that's my idea of paradise. Emilia Wickstead
We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay. Lynda Barry
We feel free when we escape - even if it be but from the frying pan to the fire. Eric Hoffer
Some movies are so bad, it is hard to believe they were ever released; they probably escaped. Evan Esar
Some men flee from temptation, but others just crawl away from it hope it will overtake them. Evan Esar
When you flee temptation be sure you don't leave a forwarding address. Evan Esar
When you flee temptation be sure you don't have a forwarding address. Evan Esar
The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but they flee even faster when someone is after them. Evan Esar

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