100+ Best Escape Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Profoundly inspirational escape quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

Famous Escape Quotes

If you think about evolution, sleep, at some time, was a dangerous undertaking. You lie down in your cave or shelter, and along comes a predator and has you for dinner. Many creatures do not sleep or sleep while standing so they can escape from dangerous situations. – Bernie Siegel

One may run away from the courts of other men, but where can one go to escape the Lord s Kingdom? – O. Singh

You can’t escape this feeling of disintegration. The world is fragile. But you also can’t let it ruin your life. I’m actually a pretty composed person. I guess people imagine I spend my life thinking about crazy, sinister things but I don’t, really. It’s not like I’m trying to exorcise any demons. – Michael Shannon

Old film-noir movies. There’s something comforting about watching black-and-white movies, and hearing this kind of music just puts me in a fantasy world. It’s a really great escape for me. – Petra Haden

My friends and I are blessed to escape this accident with only minor injuries, and thankfully I was wearing my seat belt. – Raymond Felton

What a sense of superiority it gives one to escape reading some book which everyone else is reading – D. James

There are millions of people living Thoreau’s life of quiet desperation, and they do not have the language to escape from that desperation. – David Whyte

No one should be able to escape justice by not turning up when they’re supposed to. – Lord Falconer

What the rule proposes to do is limit the spread and intensity of a mattress fire, which would give people more time to escape from their homes. – Julie Vallese

We are all very disappointed. It was a lesson for us above all in the first half. But it’s over now and we cannot escape it. We have to face the criticism. – Jurgen Klinsmann

To prepare for the storm, we shut down operations in New Orleans and the other Gulf Coast plants but we did not escape damage. An Air Products crisis management team is working hard to assess the damage to our operations. Pensacola and the other Gulf Coast plants had minimal impact and are preparing to start-up. The New Orleans site was heaviest hit by the storm. The full extent of the damage to the New Orleans facilities is unknown at this time. – John Jones

The plight of the terrified Central American children who have flooded across the U.S. border to escape violence and poverty in their homelands has launched a passionate and often bitter debate in Washington. – Oscar Arias

With all the negativity going on in the world right now, people need an escape. When you give them a hit record or a great record, it allows them to escape for at least three to four minutes. They’re not thinking bills or economy or immigration or war when you create that kind of ambiance. – Pitbull

I’m a classic stress-eater, so I know a lot about how eating can become a way of hiding from what’s really wrong. I escape into food. But some people escape into books. Some into relationships that might not be good for them. The three main characters in ‘The Sugar Queen’ struggle with each of these comforts-turned-crutches. – Sarah Addison Allen

No cave is deep enough to escape the patient justice of America, – John Ashcroft

Most of us here like to drive the Ford Escape because it’s roomier, – Chris Johnson

When you reach the editing stage, it is often the case that you can get too involved with the story to detect errors. You can see words in your head that aren’t actually there on the page, sentences blur together and errors escape you, and you follow plot threads and see only the images in your skull. – Neal Asher

Part of my desire to play music was because I wanted to escape the art world and the politics of it; the petty gossip-y art world. But you know, I feel like they’re both equal forms of expression. – Kim Gordon

I love to garden and cook whenever I get the chance and escape anywhere that’s peaceful and quiet. My philosophy on living well is to always stay positive in life. – Francisco Costa

The fantasy genre is so in at the moment. Viewers want to escape from their lives and watch something that is so separate from their everyday existence. People have always wanted to escape their lives – that’s why they go to movies and the theatre. – Colin Morgan

I would be grateful if my name wasn’t considered for a role whose profile and significance does not escape me, but which is not in my plans. – Mario Monti

Multiple hours a day on any of those activities decelerates communication with the family unit and can foster an escape from reality that, in time, becomes unhealthy. – F. Stone

There is a lot of focus on the visit and understandably so. China has shown last year that it will give into significant outside pressure. It wants to do as little as possible and escape a protectionist fall out. – Jan Lambregts

My escapism is far less important than for those I am helping to escape — the troops. If it gives them an evening of some fun and laughter, the rewards for myself, PHINdy and all the others will be beyond description. – John Jackson

Some people become passionate readers and fans of science fiction during childhood or adolescence. I picked up on SF somewhat later than that; my escape reading of choice during my youth was historical novels, and one of my favorite writers was Mary Renault. – Pamela Sargent

I still love it. I love lots of other music, too, and always have, but punk’s the soundtrack of my youth. I think you never escape the music you’re listening to and seeing when you’re seventeen, eighteen, nineteen years old. – Elizabeth Hand

Love is the missing factor; there is a lack of affection, of warmth in relationship; and because we lack that love, that tenderness, that generosity, that mercy in relationship, we escape into mass action, which produces further confusion, further misery. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

I believe that evolution is a true account of nature, but I think we should try to escape it or transcend it in our society. – Peter Thiel

We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth, and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming, and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid. – Larry Niven

With multiplayer, permanent death, and an ever-changing world to explore and conquer, ‘A Valley Without Wind’ might be the place you’re looking for if you need to escape the same dreary titles. – Rob Manuel

It is my position that allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly would be the right thing to do. No matter how I look at this issue, I cannot escape being troubled by the fact that we have in place a policy which forces young men and women to lie about who they are in order to defend their fellow citizens. – Michael Mullen

One man did escape without injuries. He described it as very sudden, that he was unconscious briefly, but he was able to escape. All of his colleagues are in hospital. – Sarah Galashan

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. – Criss Angel

Luis is a young man that has serious responsibilities on his shoulders, not only as a husband but as a brother trying to be that role model. He has a way to escape from the seriousness through an affair. He was not looking for it but finds himself in the middle of it. – Yuri Cunza

‘Lost Girl’ has just proven to be one of those shows that people enjoy watching. It has an alchemy about it. It’s an escape or a release for people, and that’s the best we can hope for. – Kris Holden-Ried

I drove through the stockyards of Texas on a motorcycle. It doesn’t let you escape what surrounds you and what it smells like and feels like – and what hit me was the realization that something that was alive and had feelings will suffer before a piece of it is placed on our plates. – James Cromwell

I think my attitudes about the past are very traditional. You can’t ignore history; you can’t escape it even if you want to. You might as well know where you come from, and you might as well know that everything has been done in some shape or form. – Frank Gehry

The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals. – Edward Blake

We’re doing everything in our power to be a good neighbor, … Our office has been flooded by calls today from people asking what they can do. The best things they can do now is lend a helping hand to those who are in our state to escape the storm, making a donation to the Red Cross disaster relief fund and pray for those who are still trapped. – Mike Huckabee

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. – J. Donald Walters

Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices. – Alfred A. Montapert

On my job I end up jumping out of planes. Last week I got in an 18-wheeler and drove down a runway onto a skid track. The week before that they put me in a car and sunk me to the bottom of a lake to see if I could escape without an oxygen tank. – Rick Mercer

Some Americans want us to withdraw our troops, so we can escape the violence, – George H. W. Bush

If we don’t start playing like an experienced team, this year will escape us, without us doing what we want to do. – Joel Heesch

We are becoming able to see the pursuit of external power for what it is and the futility of trying to escape the pain of powerlessness by changing the world. When we look inward, not outward, we can dismantle the parts of our personalities that have controlled us for so long – such as anger, jealousy, vindictiveness, superiority, inferiority. – Gary Zukav

My granny was very concerned that we weren’t baptised – Mum had been desperate to escape her own Catholic upbringing. But Granny thought we were blighted. Whenever we turned up at her house, she would flick holy water – from the font she kept by the door – over us, in the hope that it would save us from damnation. – Natascha McElhone

Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation, ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take a more lively step to escape ruin, and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven. – Samuel Hopkins

In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it. – Alexis de Tocqueville

As a 25-year-old banker, I decided to leave my career and change the world. This sounds like a move that a 25-year-old banker might make today – to escape the chaos. – Jacqueline Novogratz

My imagination was a great place to escape from all the anxiety and disapproval of my life… I had to live in my head… art was a way of making myself feel better. – Philip Schultz

We are talking about people plotting to escape from a sheriff department, plotting to kill witnesses. We take this very seriously, – Mike Greene

We’ve all been through that at one time or another where you escape to something that makes you not feel what you’re going through. I think that’s what makes people respond on an emotional level. – Casey Nicholaw

We always escape with a victory. But it’s just always been tough to go over there. – Armando Padilla

There’s no way to escape the culture that has evolved, from which we ourselves have evolved. Naturally, we stress it, break it up, reassemble it to suit our own needs. But it is there – a source of vital strength. – Wole Soyinka

Nobody’s plotting to escape the accountability; they’re just trying to help students get a fair chance. These are not malicious errors. – Dan Clark

It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish. – Charles Baudelaire

I live in Cape Town but my favourite holiday destination is Hermanus, a little seaside town about a 90-minute drive away, over the pass and down to the sea, on the sunshine coast. It’s where I love to escape to with my wife for a weekend every now and again. – Wilbur Smith

We spend more time developing means of escaping our troubles than we do solving the troubles we’re trying to escape from. – David Lloyd

I’m a huge gamer! I love playing ‘World of Warcraft.’ It helps me wind down and escape reality for a few. – Agnes Bruckner

The thing is, my dad’s always been more of a bookworm; he was interested in more intellectual pursuits, but nobody can escape the passion that football stirs. – Shakira

I was 8 years old in the spring of 1945 when my family fled Silesia to escape the Russian army. On our way, we passed through Dresden. A few days later, it was firebombed. The fire was so bright that night that one could read a newspaper from the light, though we were many kilometers away. – Gunter Blobel

Fantasy is more than an escape from the truths of the world and the past: it is an open acknowledgment that those truths are complex and morally difficult. It offers a different route to creating something which will resonate with readers, in a way which resists the erasure of privacy and autonomy which pervades our modern world. – Guy Gavriel Kay

For me, St. Petersburg is the city that I can never escape because it has this special energy, even a dark energy. It keeps pulling me back. – Anna Netrebko

We want people to come into this room, into the auditorium, and we want them to escape and forget it’s 2006. – Herb Stratford

I was a good soldier in the British Army. I was born in a very, very poor family. And I enlisted to escape hunger. But my officers were Scottish and they loved me. The Scots are good, you know. – Idi Amin

My father was second-generation Chinese-American, born in 1923 in California. My mother emigrated to the States from China when she was in her early twenties, in part to escape the political turmoil in China. – Tess Gerritsen

The only way these guys can escape higher fuel prices is by raising fares. The industry is working hard to raise prices. And so far they have been successful. – Roger King

It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness – George Borrow

Medicine cure us and give us relief from all type of ailments/diseases provided they are taken on the prescription of an efficient doctor. By taking these medicines one can also escape death which means that they give us a long life. – Yajur Veda

Movies are a unique art form, and for two hours you go the movie theatre to escape the outside world. I don’t think it’s fair to have to pay to watch commercials. – Jason Thompson

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. – Edgar Allan Poe

I’m an escapist. I’m not a planner; I’ve never made a decision about anything in my life. The good thing about Africa is that you can escape forever. You can do what you want without someone looking over your shoulder. – Peter Beard

My teammates did their best to help but our plans were blown up in the final kilometers by escape attempts by cyclist of rival teams. Filippo is a good cyclist and deserved victory. I’m sorry for missing a second straight triumph here. I just lacked a bit of good luck. – Alessandro Petacchi

Because some of my at-home life was rough and lonely, I often looked to escape into my imagination. Science fiction provided a deep well to pull from and was something easily accessible to me. – Keahu Kahuanui

For some men, life seems to be one long attempt to escape childhood and all the fears of childhood. That’s what many of us are doing. – Peter Temple

I am there to entertain. I call my work high escape fiction; it’s high, it’s good – but it’s escape, and I have no delusions about that. I have no ambition to be a serious writer, whatever that means. – Alan Furst

Moreover, one cannot escape the thought that the risks taken by Londoners have increased as a result of the policies pursued in Iraq by the disappearing Tony Blair. – Stephen Glover

When I write down my thoughts, they do not escape me. This action makes me remember my strength which I forget at all times. I educate myself proportionately to my captured thought. I aim only to distinguish the contradiction between my mind and nothingness. – Comte de Lautreamont

Only this way the human life will escape its own burden, its own image, its own Destiny, the vanity, the deceit and the absurd, the strange coldness of this world, finally choosing the complete peace of the Nirvana it was looking throughout its historical evolution, a strange and absurd Nirvana itself in reference to the increasingly humble and insignificant being compared to it, to the stranger that replaces more often self and more inhumanly, that mocks her creating it a society increasingly petty and absurd. Is suicide the saving solution of the mankind? Is it not any other way through which man would chase away the alien within him, the absurd and the anxiety so that he can find his Sacred Self that was stolen so many millennia ago? What other way could there be except suicide? – Sorin Cerin

Words really flattering are not those which we prepare but those which escape us unthinkingly. – Ninon de

Obviously we would have preferred the escape not to have occurred, – Alberto Gonzales

No one knows for certain whether the economy can escape an actual decline in real GDP, but the fact that we have done so to date and that many adjustments are now well along suggests that we have an excellent chance of doing so, – William Poole

The only way out is the way through, just as you cannot escape from death except by dying. Being unable to write, you must examine in writing this being unable, which becomes for the present – henceforth? – the subject to which you are condemned. – Howard Nemerov

I think in the world we need more comedy. I wish so much that we could embrace that side of us more. I love to escape through watching comedy, and I wish for more of that in the future. – Cynthia Stevenson

The only way to escape from the present downward spiral lies through ending the violence and resuming negotiations aimed at comprehensive peaceful settlement based on relevant United Nations resolutions, – Kofi Annan

We’re not doing it to escape anything. We’re doing it to help kids. – Frank Roder

I don’t think you can say something is or isn’t magic. That’s what was cool about Houdini, because he was a magician who had a magic show, but he was also an escape artist, and they kind of, over time, blended together. They both kind of enhance each other, I think. – David Blaine

Attachment and aversion are the root cause of karma, and karma originates from infatuation. Karma is the root cause of birth and death, and these are said to be the source of misery. None can escape the effect of their own past karma. – Mahavira

One of the things we tell ourselves as African-Americans is if we work hard, play by the rules, we do start back a little ways, but if we can be twice as good, somehow we can escape history and heritage and legacy. – Ta-Nehisi Coates

A single week of Oprah takes you from bondage to all the violent terrors of life, to escape through vicarious encounters with celebrity, to visions of charity and hope, to hard resolve, to redemption and moral renovation. – Lee Siegel

The Sanctuary at Two Rivers offers a much needed escape or retreat from the fast paced, modern lifestyle we have all become accustomed to, with its exquisite beauty, serenity, and raw nature. Costa Rica was the perfect place for developing such an important project. – Perrey Reeves

I would have to agree with the fact that most actors are schizophrenic. They are able to escape in other roles. Of course, many of your own personal manifestations go into that characterization. . . . – Bill Bixby

I’m not running for office. I just want people to come to my stuff and escape and see me as a character, not as anything else. – Vince Vaughn

It is a power stronger than will. Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible. Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good. – Comte de Lautreamont

I cannot escape the feeling that I was, at best, a cancer tourist, that my survival means I dabbled. – David Rakoff

Most of the time in America, we’re surrounded by oppressive inequality such that the wealthiest 1 percent collectively own substantially more than the bottom 90 percent. One escape from that is America’s wild places. – Nicholas Kristof

There are reasons people seek escape in books, and one of those reasons is that the boundary of what can happen is beyond what we do – or would want to see in real life. – James Patterson

Look, I get it; you come home, you work hard, and you turn on your TV… You kind of want to escape a little bit and be taken away by something. Our show required you to pay attention, and if that’s not what you wanted to do, then it wasn’t going to be for you, and that’s OK. – Will Arnett

All of us use art and literature as an escape from time to time, but if it’s any good, it has a healing quality – a quality that enlarges our human spirits. – Katherine Paterson

Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. – Abraham Lincoln

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