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The Prison Sayings By E. E. Cummings: By the way, a gendarme assured me this is not a prison. By the way, a gendarme assured me this is not a prison. — E. E. Cummings
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The Prison Sayings By Angela Y. Davis: The prison has become a black hole into which the detritus of contemporary capitalism is The prison has become a black hole into which the detritus of contemporary capitalism is deposited. Mass imprisonment generates profits as it devours social wealth, and thus it tends to reproduce the very conditions that lead people to prison. There are thus real and often quite complicated connections between the deindustrialization of the economy - a process that reached its peak during the 1980s - and the rise of mass imprisonment, which also began to spiral during the Reagan-Bush era. However, the demand for more prisons was represented to the public in simplistic terms. More prisons were needed because there was more crime. Yet many scholars have demonstrated that by the time the prison construction boom began, official crime statistics were already falling. — Angela Y. Davis
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The Prison Sayings By Colin Quinn: New York Stat agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed three decades New York Stat agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit filed three decades ago by inmates swept up in the bloody 1971 revolt at Attica prison. The settlement will be paid in the form of chocolate bars and packs of Newports that can be picked up in the commissary. — Colin Quinn
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The Prison Sayings By Neil Gaiman: It was a survival thing: he didn't answer back, didn't say anything about job security It was a survival thing: he didn't answer back, didn't say anything about job security for prison guards, debate the nature of repentance, rehabilitation, or rates of recidivism. He didn't say anything funny or clever, and, to be on the safe side, when he was talking to a prison official, whenever possible, he didn't say anything at all. Speak when you're spoken to. Do your own time. Get out. Go home ... Rebuild a life. — Neil Gaiman
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The Prison Sayings By Jacob Needleman: What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to What is [the role of money] in the search for meaning? Is our relationship to it one of the chief factors that keeps us in our prison, or could it also be a tool for breaking out, for awakening to a life filled with intensity of purpose? — Jacob Needleman
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The Prison Sayings By Phil Wohl: I used to love that movie Wall Street and the line'Greed is good.' Honestly, the I used to love that movie Wall Street and the line
'Greed is good.' Honestly, the only thing greed got me was five years in
prison, the loss of my wife and possessions, and the company I loved,"
Brad said slumping in his chair with his head down. — Phil Wohl
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The Prison Sayings By Michel Foucault: Are the prisons overpopulated, or is the population over-imprisoned ? Are the prisons overpopulated, or is the population over-imprisoned ? — Michel Foucault
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The Prison Sayings By Vladimir Nabokov: Thus it transpired that even Berlin could be mysterious. Within the linden's bloom the streetlight Thus it transpired that even Berlin could be mysterious. Within the linden's bloom the streetlight winks. A dark and honeyed hush envelops us. Across the curb one's passing shadow slinks: across a stump a sable ripples thus. The night sky melts to peach beyond that gate. There water gleams, there Venice vaguely shows. Look at that street
it runs to China straight, and yonder star above the Volga glows! Oh, swear to me to put in dreams your trust, and to believe in fantasy alone, and never let your soul in prison rust, nor stretch your arm and say: a wall of stone. — Vladimir Nabokov
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The Prison Sayings By Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit: Jail is a good experience but it has its drawbacks ... all the disadvantages of Jail is a good experience but it has its drawbacks ... all the disadvantages of married life with none of its compensations ... — Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
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The Prison Sayings By W. Somerset Maugham: His love became a prison from which he longed to escape, but he had not His love became a prison from which he longed to escape, but he had not the strength merely to open the door-that was all it needed-and walk out into the open air. It was torture and at last he became numb and hopeless. — W. Somerset Maugham
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The Prison Sayings By Edward Bunker: During the interim, no matter how much agony the man may feel, he also experiences During the interim, no matter how much agony the man may feel, he also experiences excitement, the excitement of learning how to cope with a closed society that reflects free society as a funhouse mirror reflects the human form: everything is there, but distorted. — Edward Bunker
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The Prison Sayings By Patricia McConnell: The only thing I remember writing in prison is a couple of poems for an The only thing I remember writing in prison is a couple of poems for an inmate magazine they did once a year. — Patricia McConnell
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The Prison Sayings By Mehmet Murat Ildan: A country which is governed by the religious rules cannot be called as a country, A country which is governed by the religious rules cannot be called as a country, but just a big open prison! Where freedom of expression doesn't exist, where freedom is just a dream, over there nothing exists, nothing but the utter ugliness of a fascist oppression! — Mehmet Murat Ildan
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The Prison Sayings By Khalil Osiris: Turn the cell into a classroom and the prison into a university Turn the cell into a classroom and the prison into a university — Khalil Osiris
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The Prison Sayings By Barbara Ehrenreich: We are reaching the point, if we have not passed it already, where the largest We are reaching the point, if we have not passed it already, where the largest public housing program in America will be our penitentiary system. — Barbara Ehrenreich
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The Prison Sayings By Marissa Meyer: You're telling me that this teenage girl has not only escaped from your prison and You're telling me that this teenage girl has not only escaped from your prison and evaded capture by your highly trained military, but has now invaded your palace and the private quarters of the emperor himself, kidnapped him, and again gotten away with it?'
'Precisely correct, Your Majesty. — Marissa Meyer
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The Prison Sayings By Yvonne J. Medley: It's said that there's three sides to a story: yours, mine, and the truth. Check It's said that there's three sides to a story: yours, mine, and the truth. Check out God in Wingtip Shoes and The Prison Plumb Line to explore all three. — Yvonne J. Medley
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The Prison Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: I once saw a convict who had been twenty years in prison and was being I once saw a convict who had been twenty years in prison and was being released take leave of his fellow prisoners. There were men who remembered his first coming into prison, when he was young, careless, heedless of his crime and his punishment. He went out a grey-headed, elderly man, with a sad sullen face. He walked in silence through our six barrack-rooms. As he entered each room he prayed to the ikons, and then bowing low to his fellow prisoners he asked them not to remember evil against him. — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Prison Sayings By Mark Kurlansky: A 1670 revision of the criminal code found yet another use for salt in France. A 1670 revision of the criminal code found yet another use for salt in France. To enforce the law against suicide, it was ordered that the bodies of people who took their own lives be salted, brought before a judge, and sentenced to public display. Nor could the accused escape their day in court by dying in the often miserable conditions of the prisons. They too would be salted and put on trial. Breton historians have discovered that in 1784 in the town of Cornouaille, Maurice LeCorre had died in prison and was ordered salted for trial. But due to some bureaucratic error, the corpse did not get a trial date and was found by a prison guard more than seven years later, not only salted but fermented in beer, at which point it was buried without trial. — Mark Kurlansky
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The Prison Sayings By Philip G. Zimbardo: Jerry-5486: The most apparent thing that I noticed was how most of the people in Jerry-5486: The most apparent thing that I noticed was how most of the people in this study derive their sense of identity and well-being from their immediate surroundings rather than from within themselves, and that's why they broke down - just couldn't stand the pressure - they had nothing within them to hold up against all of this. — Philip G. Zimbardo
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The Prison Sayings By Alexandre Dumas: Come, then, thou regenerate man, thou extravagant prodigal, thou awakened sleeper, thou all-powerful visionary, thou Come, then, thou regenerate man, thou extravagant prodigal, thou awakened sleeper, thou all-powerful visionary, thou invincible millionaire,
once again review thy past life of starvation and wretchedness, revisit the scenes where fate and misfortune conducted, and where despair received thee. Too many diamonds, too much gold and splendor, are now reflected by the mirror in which Monte Cristo seeks to behold Dantes. Hide thy diamonds, bury thy gold, shroud thy splendor, exchange riches for poverty, liberty for a prison, a living body for a corpse! — Alexandre Dumas
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The Prison Sayings By Gore Vidal: We're supposed to procreate and society, god knows, is ferocious on the subject. Heterosexuality is We're supposed to procreate and society, god knows, is ferocious on the subject. Heterosexuality is considered such a great and natural good that you have to execute people and put them in prison if they don't practice this glorious act. — Gore Vidal
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The Prison Sayings By Richard Paul Evans: People aren't wired to be alone. Even in the stressful population of prison, solitary confinement People aren't wired to be alone. Even in the stressful population of prison, solitary confinement is still considered a cruel punishment. — Richard Paul Evans
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The Prison Sayings By Beatrice Weinreich: Once three men were confined in a pitch-dark prison. Two of the men were intelligent, Once three men were confined in a pitch-dark prison. Two of the men were intelligent, but one of them was a simpleton who knew nothing at all: he couldn't put his clothes on, he didn't know how to eat; nothing. One of the intelligent men worked hard to teach the simpleton to dress himself, to eat, to hold a spoon, and so on. The other intelligent man did nothing at all. One day the hardworking man asked the indifferent one, "Why don't you make some effort to help teach the simpleton?" The other replied, "In this darkness you'll teach him nothing, no matter how many years you spend. I use my time thinking of ways to break a hole in the wall to let in the light. When that happens, he'll learn on his own what he needs to know. — Beatrice Weinreich
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The Prison Sayings By Louise Penny: To live in chaos was to live in a prison. Order freed the mind for To live in chaos was to live in a prison. Order freed the mind for other things. — Louise Penny
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The Prison Sayings By William Makepeace Thackeray: Forgotten tones of love recur to us, and kind glances shine out of the pastoh Forgotten tones of love recur to us, and kind glances shine out of the past
oh so bright and clear!
oh so longed after!
because they are out of reach; as holiday music from within a prison wall
or sunshine seen through the bars; more prized because unattainable
more bright because of the contrast of present darkness and solitude, whence there is no escape. — William Makepeace Thackeray
The Prison Sayings By Selenis Leyva: I went to Rikers one time to do 'Third Watch,' and I remember thinking, 'Wow, I went to Rikers one time to do 'Third Watch,' and I remember thinking, 'Wow, this is a scary place.' We were using a section of the prison where half of it was still populated by inmates. — Selenis Leyva
The Prison Sayings By David Graeber: In American prisons, which are extraordinarily violent places, the most vicious form of punishment is In American prisons, which are extraordinarily violent places, the most vicious form of punishment is simply to lock a person in an empty room for years with absolutely nothing to do. This emptying of any possibility of communication or meaning is the real essence of what violence really is or does. — David Graeber
The Prison Sayings By Jake Bible: You'll end up in prison and we all know what happens to numbers in prison." You'll end up in prison and we all know what happens to numbers in prison." "They are rehabilitated?" Mgurn asked. "In the butt," Ig said. "They are rehabilitated in the butt. Or similar orifice." I — Jake Bible
The Prison Sayings By Ally Carter: Now, now, hear me out," Hamish went on. "We don't have to kidnap Garrett. Not Now, now, hear me out," Hamish went on. "We don't have to kidnap Garrett. Not if we kidnap the buyer."
"Or distract him," Angus added.
"Like the Bulgari job," Hamish said.
"You mean the job that landed half the DiMarco family in a South African prison?" Kat said.
Angus shrugged. "Nobody said it was perfect. — Ally Carter
The Prison Sayings By Maria Edgeworth: What a misfortune it isto be bornawoman!? Why seek for knowledge, which can prove only What a misfortune it isto be bornawoman!? Why seek for knowledge, which can prove only that our wretchedness is irremediable? If a ray of light break in upon us, it is but to make darkness more visible; to show usthenew limits, the Gothic structure, theimpenetrable barriers of our prison. — Maria Edgeworth
The Prison Sayings By Holly Hood: Kenny rested his hand on my leg, patting it delicately. His thoughts staying just that, Kenny rested his hand on my leg, patting it delicately. His thoughts staying just that, thoughts, as we drove in silence, back to my prison of paradise, back to the one place I knew I could be happy, yet miserable, all in the same day. — Holly Hood
The Prison Sayings By Frank B. Wilderson III: If we are to be honest with ourselves, we must admit that the "Negro" has If we are to be honest with ourselves, we must admit that the "Negro" has been inviting whites, as well as civil society's junior partners, to the dance of social death for hundreds of years, but few have wanted to learn the steps. They have been, and remain today - even in the most anti-racist movements, like the prison abolition movement - invested elsewhere. This is not to say that all oppositional political desire today is pro-white, but it is usually anti-Black, meaning it will not dance with death. — Frank B. Wilderson III
The Prison Sayings By Graham Spaid: Some people say he engineered his own arrest to gain an insight into modern methods Some people say he engineered his own arrest to gain an insight into modern methods of policing for a thriller he had planned. But you know what happens to artistic rats in prison: they have their rectums stretched, and not by overindulgence in Michelin-star food; they have their columns examined, and not by internet humorists or a qualified medical practitioner. I'm sure Rat knew this, too. Although he likes to accumulate a wide general knowledge, he would rather have a narrow rectum. A colon comes in handy here, before examples: two dots on top of one other, like the cowboys who copulate on Brokeback Mountain, on a slope so far away you need binoculars to see them properly. In prison there are too many insights and examples. Rat would never risk it. — Graham Spaid
The Prison Sayings By Nelson Mandela: Later the island was turned into a leper colony, a lunatic asylum, and a naval Later the island was turned into a leper colony, a lunatic asylum, and a naval base. The government had only recently turned the island back into a prison. — Nelson Mandela
The Prison Sayings By Nelson Mandela: I found solitary confinement the most forbidding aspect of prison life. There is no end I found solitary confinement the most forbidding aspect of prison life. There is no end and no beginning; there is only one's mind, which can begin to play tricks. Was that a dream or did it really happen? One begins to question everything. — Nelson Mandela
The Prison Sayings By Max Von Sydow: There comes a time, thief, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses There comes a time, thief, when the jewels cease to sparkle, when the gold loses its luster, when the throne room becomes a prison, and all that is left is a father's love for his child. — Max Von Sydow
The Prison Sayings By John Ortberg: The practices that once fed my soul feed it no more. John of the Cross, The practices that once fed my soul feed it no more. John of the Cross, writing from his prison cell, says in the dark night the soul is pained but not hopeless. God's love is not content to leave us in our weakness, and for this reason he takes us into a dark night. He weans us from all of the pleasures by giving us dry times and inward darkness ... No soul will ever grow deep in the spiritual life unless God works passively in that soul by means of the dark night. — John Ortberg
The Prison Sayings By Jack Vance: The Brinktown jail is one of the most ingenious ever propounded by civic authorities. It The Brinktown jail is one of the most ingenious ever propounded by civic authorities. It must be remembered that Brinktown occupies the surface of a volcanic butte, overlooking a trackless jungle of quagmire, thorn, eel-vine skiver tussock. A single road leads from city down to jungle; the prisoner is merely locked out of the city. Escape is at his option; he may flee as far through the jungle as he sees fit: the entire continent is at his disposal. But no prisoner ever ventures far from the gate; and, when his presence is required, it is only necessary to unlock the gate and call his name. — Jack Vance
The Prison Sayings By Nevil Shute: People who spent the war in prison camps have written a lot of books about People who spent the war in prison camps have written a lot of books about what a bad time they had," she said quietly, staring into the embers. "They don't know what it was like, not being in a camp. — Nevil Shute
The Prison Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: When she was given a kopeck, she would accept it and at once take it When she was given a kopeck, she would accept it and at once take it and put it in some poor box in the church or prison. When she was given a roll or a bun in the marketplace, she always went and gave this roll or bun to the first child she met, or else she would stop some one of our wealthiest ladies and give it to her; and the ladies would even gladly accept it. She herself lived only on black bread and water. — Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Prison Sayings By John Lubbock: The whole value of solitude depends upon oneself; it may be a sanctuary or a The whole value of solitude depends upon oneself; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it. — John Lubbock
The Prison Sayings By Michelle Alexander: More African American adults are under correctional control today - in prison or jail, on More African American adults are under correctional control today - in prison or jail, on probation or parole - than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.7 The mass incarceration of people of color is a big part of the reason that a black child born today is less likely to be raised by both parents than a black child born during slavery.8 The absence of black fathers from families across America is not simply a function of laziness, immaturity, or too much time watching Sports Center. Thousands of black men have disappeared into prisons and jails, locked away for drug crimes that are largely ignored when committed by whites. — Michelle Alexander
The Prison Sayings By Elie Wiesel: Thoughts arise in the hostage's tormented brain. In the hospital, patients feel they are returning Thoughts arise in the hostage's tormented brain. In the hospital, patients feel they are returning to childhood; in prison, they age. The gods blind themselves. — Elie Wiesel
The Prison Sayings By Chloe Thurlow: Time neither flies nor sleeps. It is flexible, plastic, ever changing. Spend two hours watching Time neither flies nor sleeps. It is flexible, plastic, ever changing. Spend two hours watching a movie curled up with your lover and time ceases to exist. Spend two hours waiting for your lover to come and time is the iron bars of a prison — Chloe Thurlow
The Prison Sayings By Mahatma Gandhi: Mine is not a religion of the prison-house. It has room for the least among Mine is not a religion of the prison-house. It has room for the least among God's creation. — Mahatma Gandhi
The Prison Sayings By August Strindberg: We are already in Hell. It is the earth itself that is Hell, the prison We are already in Hell. It is the earth itself that is Hell, the prison constructed for us by an intelligence superior to our own, in which I could not take a step without injuring the happiness of others, and in which my fellow creatures could not enjoy their own happiness without causing me pain. — August Strindberg
The Prison Sayings By Ira Levin: Today the combat takes a different shape; instead of wishing to put man in a Today the combat takes a different shape; instead of wishing to put man in a prison, woman endeavors to escape from one; she no longer seeks to drag him into the realms of immanence but to emerge, herself, into the light of transcendence. Now the attitude of the males creates a new conflict: it is with a bad grace that the man lets her go. — Ira Levin
The Prison Sayings By Sergio De La Pava: The relevant question is not whether back then a few extraordinary individuals could overcome a The relevant question is not whether back then a few extraordinary individuals could overcome a system strongly weighted against them or whether today an admittedly far greater number requiring far less talent can succeed. The real question is whether it's harder for the people in this audience to succeed be they extraordinary, average, or below average. If it is, and I think it obvious that it is, then that's untenable in a country that purports to provide equal opportunity for all. Now of course you'll dispute my claim that it is more difficult to succeed for them. You say the battle's over. I say not only is it not over but you yourself are stationed on the frontline of the battle and have been all these years. This room and the criminal justice system as a whole is the frontline. This is where modern-day segregation lives on. — Sergio De La Pava
The Prison Sayings By Albert Camus: Mama often said that no one is ever really entirely unhappy. I agreed with her Mama often said that no one is ever really entirely unhappy. I agreed with her here in my prison, when the sky took on so many colours and the light of a new day gradually flowed into my cell. Because — Albert Camus
The Prison Sayings By Bell Hooks: I feel that I have many real students whom I have not met. Many are I feel that I have many real students whom I have not met. Many are in cloisters and they never get out. Others are in prison. But in many cases they practice the teachings much better than those who meet me every day. — Bell Hooks
The Prison Sayings By Bobby Scott: The Federal prison population has increased more than 7-fold over the past 20 years. The Federal prison population has increased more than 7-fold over the past 20 years. — Bobby Scott
The Prison Sayings By Philip Zimbardo: Whether we consider Nazi Germany or Abu Ghraib prison, there were many people who observed Whether we consider Nazi Germany or Abu Ghraib prison, there were many people who observed what was happening and said nothing. At Abu Ghraib, one photo shows two soldiers smiling before a pyramid of naked prisoners while a dozen other soldiers stand around watching passively. If you observe such abuses and don't say, "This is wrong! Stop it!" you give tacit approval to continue. You are part of the silent majority that makes evil deeds more acceptable. — Philip Zimbardo
The Prison Sayings By Anna Akhmatova: During the terrible years of the Yekhov terror I spent seventeen months in the prison During the terrible years of the Yekhov terror I spent seventeen months in the prison queues in Leningrad. One day someone 'identified' me. Then a woman with lips blue with cold who was standing behind me, and of course had never heard of my name, came out of the numbness which affected us all and whispered in my ear - (we all spoke in whispers there):
'Could you describe this?'
I said, 'I can!'
Then something resembling a smile slipped over what had once been her face. — Anna Akhmatova
The Prison Sayings By Paul T. Scheuring: Writing turns everybody into wussies. Everybody quits. Writing turns everybody into wussies. Everybody quits. — Paul T. Scheuring
The Prison Sayings By Edmond Manning: Our mouths now fit together perfectly, because although we have spent less than twenty-four hours Our mouths now fit together perfectly, because although we have spent less than twenty-four hours together, we know each other more than those hours suggest. We escaped from prison together. He showed me his rage, and then we made love in the shower. I forced him into a life of crime, and yet he stayed. Hell, we own matching snow globes. — Edmond Manning
The Prison Sayings By Christopher Zoukis: All the studies and all the research in the field of criminology affirm that prison All the studies and all the research in the field of criminology affirm that prison education is the least expensive and most effective solution to overcrowding and strain on the budget caused by recevidism. — Christopher Zoukis
The Prison Sayings By Hunter S. Thompson: The Raiders of old were vicious and crazy and cruel. Hanging around their locker room The Raiders of old were vicious and crazy and cruel. Hanging around their locker room was like hanging around the weight room at Folsom Prison. — Hunter S. Thompson
The Prison Sayings By Ambrose Bierce: OPIATE, n. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail OPIATE, n. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard. — Ambrose Bierce
The Prison Sayings By Charles Dickens: In an American state prison or house of correction, I found it difficult at first In an American state prison or house of correction, I found it difficult at first to persuade myself that I was really in a jail: a place of ignominious punishment and endurance. And to this hour I very much question whether the humane boast that it is not like one, has its root in the true wisdom or philosophy of the matter. — Charles Dickens
The Prison Sayings By Bryan Burrough: When you're going off to prison for the rest of your life, a lot of When you're going off to prison for the rest of your life, a lot of people do feel the need to explain themselves to all the people they have known. — Bryan Burrough
The Prison Sayings By Raphael Zernoff: Prison is the only place, where Darwin's Theory of Evolution may seem to work. Survival Prison is the only place, where Darwin's Theory of Evolution may seem to work. Survival of the fittest does only work, where the fittest is defined as the most loving. — Raphael Zernoff
The Prison Sayings By George: Alright. Well, in all honesty, I don't feel that what I've done is a crime. Alright. Well, in all honesty, I don't feel that what I've done is a crime. And I think it's illogical and irresponsible for you to sentence me to prison. Because, when you think about it, what did I really do? I crossed an imaginary line with a bunch of plants. I mean, you say I'm an outlaw, you say I'm a thief, but where's the Christmas dinner for the people on relief? Huh? You say you're looking for someone who's never weak but always strong, to gather flowers constantly whether you are right or wrong, someone to open each and every door, but it ain't me, babe, huh? No, no, no, it ain't me, babe. It ain't me you're looking for, babe. You follow? — George
The Prison Sayings By Cornel West: So more and more black folk tend to be well-adjusted to [Barack] Obama's presidency, but So more and more black folk tend to be well-adjusted to [Barack] Obama's presidency, but does that mean they're well-adjusted to injustice? Because we don't hear our president talking about the new Jim Crow, the prison-industrial complex. — Cornel West
The Prison Sayings By Odilo Globocnik: I know that you observe Christmas Day as you learned it at home. I do I know that you observe Christmas Day as you learned it at home. I do not observe it. However, as assistant director of this prison, I allow all the Catholics to observe freely and with some joy this day in this home. — Odilo Globocnik
The Prison Sayings By Henry Louis Gates: America is the greatest nation ever founded. The ideals are the greatest ever espoused in America is the greatest nation ever founded. The ideals are the greatest ever espoused in human history, and we just need the country to live up to them. But what I worry about are the 1 million black men in the prison system. — Henry Louis Gates
The Prison Sayings By Assata Shakur: It seemed that most women, because they had been caught, gave up on the movement It seemed that most women, because they had been caught, gave up on the movement and were just trying to pass the time until they could be released. Men in prison struggled to maintain their pride, including their manhood, because that is all they had left after everything had been taken away. — Assata Shakur
The Prison Sayings By Samantha Young: His heart thudded rapidly behind its thick-boned prison, the pulse in his neck throbbing with His heart thudded rapidly behind its thick-boned prison, the pulse in his neck throbbing with anxiety. He almost smiled at that. If he weren't a vampyre his parents, Phaedrus and Xanthippe, would consider him an impossibly delicious meal with that vein pulsing them into temptation. Instead they looked up at him in bewilderment, their mouths and chin smeared thick with the blood and skin of the unconscious man in their arms. They sat crowded together on one of the pillowed kline's in the andron where his father held Symposia in their home. The man's feet dragged to the floor, the light chiton he wore coming undone from the obvious struggle he had undergone at the hands of Kirios' parents. Blood stained the fabric and ran in rivulets from his masticated neck to puddle on the mosaic floor. Kirios watched as it spread into the expensive tiling, wondering how on earth they would explain the stain. — Samantha Young
The Prison Sayings By Anthony Trollope: The idea of putting old Browborough into prison for conduct which habit had made second The idea of putting old Browborough into prison for conduct which habit had made second nature to a large proportion of the House was distressing to Members of Parliament generally. — Anthony Trollope
The Prison Sayings By Cosmo Starlight: I've lived inside every ward of Freedom Incorporated and found I don't like being lied I've lived inside every ward of Freedom Incorporated and found I don't like being lied to. Put me in prison; do not put me on the street then call that freedom. Do not force me to into believing block-cut neon red, white, and blue letters super-glued to the tall, outside company wall blinking Freedom Incorporated," chapter seven 'The Problem' from writer Cosmo Starlight's sixth edition novel "Freedom Incorporated. — Cosmo Starlight
The Prison Sayings By Bryan Higby: I was just a teen, eighteen I think. I just broke out of a thirteen I was just a teen, eighteen I think. I just broke out of a thirteen year stint in the local educational prison when I found myself lost. — Bryan Higby
The Prison Sayings By Ilona Andrews: Mishmar. Your father's hellish prison he cobbled together from the remains of office buildings from Mishmar. Your father's hellish prison he cobbled together from the remains of office buildings from Omaha, which he destroyed. The Mishmar that's stuffed to the brink with mutated vampires. That Mishmar." "Yes." "You — Ilona Andrews
The Prison Sayings By Douglas Adams: The President in particular is very much a figurehead - he wields no real power The President in particular is very much a figurehead - he wields no real power whatsoever. He is apparently chosen by the government, but the qualities he is required to display are not those of leadership but those of finely judged outrage. For this reason the President is always a controversial choice, always an infuriating but fascinating character. His job is not to wield power but to draw attention away from it. On those criteria Zaphod Beeblebrox is one of the most successful Presidents the Galaxy has ever had - he has already spent two of his ten presidential years in prison for fraud. — Douglas Adams
The Prison Sayings By Shawn Thompson: A primatologist told me you can find love in the eyes of an orangutan. It's A primatologist told me you can find love in the eyes of an orangutan. It's that old primate gleam that goes back thousands of years and can penetrate the deepest gloom of the jungle. Nothing can deter that gleam, which is why we primates have survived for so long to meet and procreate. In prison, the survival of romance is not easy, but it finds a way ... In Canada, there has been a succession of romances between prisoners and female guards, nurses, librarians, and one Catholic nun who married the convict after he divorced his wife. — Shawn Thompson
The Prison Sayings By Anonymous: Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. — Anonymous
The Prison Sayings By Barry McCaffrey: The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration. The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration. — Barry McCaffrey
The Prison Sayings By Ward Churchill: In Israel, the maximum legal penalty for denying the existence of God is one year In Israel, the maximum legal penalty for denying the existence of God is one year in prison, while the punishment for denying the existence of the Holocaust is up to five years' imprisonment. — Ward Churchill
The Prison Sayings By John Yoo: In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war. — John Yoo
The Prison Sayings By Edward Humes: Is it always in the interest of the public safety to seek the prosecutor's traditional Is it always in the interest of the public safety to seek the prosecutor's traditional solution
the harshest penalty possible? Or is the public best served by finding ways to change a kid's lot in life for the better, even if that means opening the prison door? — Edward Humes
The Prison Sayings By Said Seyam: We will not put our sons in prison for political membership or resisting occupation, because We will not put our sons in prison for political membership or resisting occupation, because occupation is the reason for the problem. — Said Seyam
The Prison Sayings By Rosamund Hodge: Study the sky but never love it," Father had told Astraia and me a thousand Study the sky but never love it," Father had told Astraia and me a thousand times. "It is our prison and the symbol of our captor. — Rosamund Hodge
The Prison Sayings By Dorothy Day: One of the greatest evils of the day among those outside of prison is their One of the greatest evils of the day among those outside of prison is their sense of futility. Young people say, What is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time; we can be responsible only for the one action of the present moment. — Dorothy Day
The Prison Sayings By Isaac Babel: Even at the time - twenty years old - I said to myself: better to Even at the time - twenty years old - I said to myself: better to go hungry, to go to prison, to be a tramp, than to sit at an office desk ten hours a day. There is no particular daring in this vow, but I have not broken it and shall not do so. The wisdom of my grandfathers sat in my head: we are born for the pleasure of work, fighting, love, we are born for that and nothing else. (Guy de Maupassant) — Isaac Babel
The Prison Sayings By Eckhart Tolle: Dogmas are collective conceptual prisons. And the strange thing is that people love their prison Dogmas are collective conceptual prisons. And the strange thing is that people love their prison cells because they give them a sense of security and a false sense of 'I know.' Nothing has inflicted more suffering on humanity than its dogmas. — Eckhart Tolle
The Prison Sayings By John Donne: Away thou fondling motley humorist, Leave mee, and in this standing woodden chest, Consorted with Away thou fondling motley humorist,
Leave mee, and in this standing woodden chest,
Consorted with these few bookes, let me lye
In prison, and here be coffin'd, when I dye;
Here are Gods conduits, grave Divines; and here
Natures Secretary, the Philosopher;
And jolly Statesmen, which teach how to tie
The sinewes of a cities mistique bodie;
Here gathering Chroniclers, and by them stand
Giddie fantastique Poets of each land.
Shall I leave all this constant company,
And follow headlong, wild uncertaine thee? — John Donne
The Prison Sayings By Jodi Picoult: Things break all the time. Glass and dishes and fingernails. Cars and contracts and potato Things break all the time. Glass and dishes and fingernails. Cars and contracts and potato chips. You can break a record, a horse, a dollar. You can break the ice. There are coffee breaks and lunch breaks and prison breaks. Day breaks, waves break, voices break. Chains can be broken. So can silence, and fever ... promises break. Hearts break. — Jodi Picoult
The Prison Sayings By Catherine Fisher: The Stars. Jared slept beneath them, uneasy in the rustling leaves. From the battlements Finn The Stars.
Jared slept beneath them, uneasy in the rustling leaves.
From the battlements Finn gazed up at them, seeing the impossible distances between galaxies and nebulae, and thinking they were not as wide as the distances between people.
In the study Claudia sensed them, in the sparks and crackles on the screen.
In the prison, Attia dreamt of them, She sat curled on the hard chair, Rix repacking his hidden pockets obsessively with coins and glass discs and hidden handkerchiefs.
A single spark flickered deep in the coin Keiro spun and caught, spun and caught. — Catherine Fisher
The Prison Sayings By Sam Brownback: Children of those who have been incarcerated are five times more likely to go to Children of those who have been incarcerated are five times more likely to go to prison than children of parents who have never been incarcerated. The sins of the father visiting the child. — Sam Brownback
The Prison Sayings By Keanu Reeves: Life and art had a nice parallel, in the sense of coming together as strangers Life and art had a nice parallel, in the sense of coming together as strangers who are separate in prison who need to work together, getting to know each other. — Keanu Reeves
The Prison Sayings By Simone Weil: At the very best, a mind enclosed in language is in prison. It is limited At the very best, a mind enclosed in language is in prison. It is limited to the number of relations which words can make simultaneously present to it; and remains in ignorance of thoughts which involve the combination of a greater number. These thoughts are outside language, they are unformulable, although they are perfectly rigorous and clear and although every one of the relations they involve is capable of precise expression in words. So the mind moves in a closed space of partial truth, which may be larger or smaller, without ever being able so much as to glance at what is outside. — Simone Weil
The Prison Sayings By Peter Benenson: The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue from prison, who were shot on the way to prison, who were tortured, who were kidnapped, who 'disappeared'. That's what the candle is for. — Peter Benenson
The Prison Sayings By Jan Hus: I, Master John Hus, in chains and in prison, now standing on the shore of I, Master John Hus, in chains and in prison, now standing on the shore of this present life and expecting on the morrow a dreadful death, which will, I hope, purge away my sins, find no heresy in myself, and accept with all my heart any truth whatsoever that is worthy of belief. — Jan Hus
The Prison Sayings By Janice Dickinson: But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely. — Janice Dickinson
The Prison Sayings By Roman Payne: I've only been to jail a few times, but in several different countries, at that. I've only been to jail a few times, but in several different countries, at that. No, I've only been to jail a few times. But I still claim the ability to write a "serious" novel. — Roman Payne
The Prison Sayings By Tullian Tchividjian: I didn't realize that I was in a self-made prison of human approval and human I didn't realize that I was in a self-made prison of human approval and human acceptance. Didn't even realize it. Most of the prisons we live in we are not conscious of. — Tullian Tchividjian
The Prison Sayings By Malcolm X: I want to say before I go on that I have never previously told anyone I want to say before I go on that I have never previously told anyone my sordid past in detail. I haven't done it now to sound as though I might be proud of how bad, how evil, I was.
But people are always speculating-why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, from birth, must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient.
Today, when everything that I do has an urgency, I would not spend one hour in the preparation of a book which had the ambition to perhaps titillate some readers. But I am spending many hours
because the full story is the best way that I know to have it seen, and understood, that I had sunk to the very bottom of the American white man's society when-soon now, in prison-I found Allah and the religion of Islam and it completely transformed my life. — Malcolm X
The Prison Sayings By Erich Fromm: Man is gifted with reason; he is life being aware of itself he has awareness Man is gifted with reason; he is life being aware of itself he has awareness of himself, of his fellow man, of his past, and of the possibilities of his future. This awareness of himself as a separate entity, the awareness of his own short life span, of the fact that without his will he is born and against his will he dies, that he will die before those whom he loves, or they before him, the awareness of his aloneness and separateness, of his helplessness before the forces of nature and of society, all this makes his separate, disunited existence an unbearable prison. He would become insane could he not liberate himself from this prison and reach out, unite himself in some form or other with men, with the world outside. — Erich Fromm
The Prison Sayings By Brandon Sanderson: You cannot keep all men confined all the time," Abraham said, "not without creating a You cannot keep all men confined all the time," Abraham said, "not without creating a strong prison. So instead you allow some measure of freedom for those who really, really want it. That way, they do not become rebels. If you do it right. — Brandon Sanderson
The Prison Sayings By Albert Einstein: A person experiences life as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical A person experiences life as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness. — Albert Einstein
The Prison Sayings By Elliott Abrams: The courage of the Syrian protesters is remarkable, for they face prison, torture, or death The courage of the Syrian protesters is remarkable, for they face prison, torture, or death every time they lift a banner. — Elliott Abrams