Sunday, August 25, 2013 – Trapped

I prefer the old theaters because the audience is… trapped. ~ Jerry Seinfeld

There was a power outage at a department store yesterday. Twenty people were trapped on the escalators. ~ Steven Wright

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it. ~ Tennessee Williams

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. ~ James A. Baldwin

I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That’s why I tend to forget my songs. ~ Mick Jagger

We live trapped, between the churned-up and examined past and a future that waits for our work. ~ Anna Freud

With the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents. ~ Omar N. Bradley

Yeah, as long as we know we’re trapped, we still have a chance to escape. ~ Sara Grant

I was mortified by the prospect of becoming hopelessly trapped in someone else’s story. ~ Lionel Shriver

And if you can find any way out of our culture, then that’s a trap too. Just wanting to get out of the trap reinforces the trap. ~ Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it. ~ John Steinbeck

A prince must imitate the fox and the lion, for the lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves. Those that wish to be only lions do not understand this. Therefore, a prudent ruler ought not to keep faith when by so doing it would be against his interest, and when the reasons which made him bind himself no longer exist. If men were all good, this precept would not be a good one; but as they are bad, and would not observe their faith with you, so you are not bound to keep faith with them. ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap. ~ Anthony Hopkins

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking. ~ Christopher Morley

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You cannot lay a trap for it. ~ Alexander Smith

A city that outdistances man’s walking powers is a trap for man. ~ Arnold J. Toynbee

Latent in every man is a venom of amazing bitterness, a black resentment; something that curses and loathes life, a feeling of being trapped, of having trusted and been fooled, of being the helpless prey of impotent rage, blind surrender, the victim of a savage, ruthless power that gives and takes away, enlists a man, and crowning injury inflicts upon him the humiliation of feeling sorry for himself. ~ Paul Valery

Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is, I have come to believe, the essence of civilization… Without it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility. ~ Bill Moyers

The fox condemns the trap, not himself. ~ William Blake

I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun. ~ Katharine Hepburn


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