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  • A forest bird never wants a cage. -- Henrik Ibsen
  • You can cage the singer but not the song. -- Harry Belafonte
  • The bars on our cage are of our own making. -- Jessie Burton
  • The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages. -- Virginia Woolf
  • Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage. -- Richard Lovelace
  • Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages. -- Spiro T. Agnew
  • A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage. -- William Blake
  • Imagination is a beast that has to be put in a cage. -- Timothy Spall
  • I love Nic Cage. He was so much fun to work with. -- Diane Kruger
  • Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage. -- Ray Bradbury
  • I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the cage. -- Lisa Marie Presley
  • Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage. -- H. L. Mencken
  • God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages. -- Jacques Deval
  • The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it. -- Axel Munthe
  • With animal behavior, they're all fine until you introduce some rogue element into the cage, and then they go crazy. -- Jeanette Winterson
  • Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out. -- Michel de Montaigne
  • The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement. -- Germaine Greer
  • Cages come in lots of different colors and shapes. Some are gilded, while others have a slamming door. But golden handcuffs are still handcuffs. -- Amy Harmon
  • Cages are good. My heart is in my rib cage, and love is in my heart. We should put more things in cages, like politicians. -- Jarod Kintz
  • I never use a score when conducting my orchestra... Does a lion tamer enter a cage with a book on how to tame a lion? -- Dimitris Mitropoulos
  • Put a bird cage near the window so that the bird can see the sky? It's much better to look than not to, even if it hurts. -- Klaus Kinski
  • Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison. -- Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Back in the day, I came up with the expression "Same Animal - Different Cages" to describe our songs. I suppose over the years I've just broadened the meaning of that. -- David First
  • Something about her eyes or voice has always suggested the hint of a free spirit, trapped in a Peck and Peck cage, dreaming of making rude noises at public gatherings of Republicans. -- Jeff Greenfield
  • Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law, to place the government back under the cage of law. Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy. -- James Bovard
  • Cage's Music of Changes was a further indication that the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal with the given material and, to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited, functional concepts of control. -- Earle Brown
  • Cages everywhere I went. I was no better off in Saxonia, excepting only for the threat of vigorous, royal incest. Perhaps this also means that a princess is only a particularly desirable kind of monstrous creature--a lure that must be kept in a box at all times. -- J.M. McDermott
  • That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key. -- Elizabeth Wurtzel
  • The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon. -- Angelina Jolie
  • Friends donā??t build cages for each other. -- Karen Marie Moning
  • Birds are not free since Men have invented cages. -- Mehmet Murat ildan
  • These poems need to be released from their cages, -- Coleman Barks
  • A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages. -- Tennessee Williams
  • Birds born in cages think that flying is a disease. -- Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • We are all living in cages with the door wide open. -- George Lucas
  • One must be chary of words because they turn into cages. -- Viola Spolin
  • Bird cages are nothing of incredible value, but I like them. -- Elsa Peretti
  • I don't hate women, but I think they should be kept in cages. -- Norman Mailer
  • Just because we have birds inside us, we don't have to be cages. -- Dean Young
  • Liberty? Why it doesn't exist. There is no liberty in this world, just gilded cages. -- Aldous Huxley
  • People only get really interesting when they start to rattle the bars of their cages. -- Alain de Botton
  • Sometimes you think they must have come out of the chimp cages at the Bronx zoo. -- Gerry Cheevers
  • Nightingales are put in cages because their songs give pleasure. Whoever heard of keeping a crow? -- Rumi
  • Time partially reconciles us to anything. I gradually became content--doggedly contented, as wild animals in cages. -- Charles Lamb
  • I prefer empty cages, Sabina, until I find a unique bird I once saw in my dreams. -- Anais Nin
  • Those ignoramuses who think that birds are happy in their cages know not a single thing about freedom! -- Mehmet Murat ildan
  • [Marriage] happens as with cages: the birds without despair to get in, and those within despair of getting out. -- Michel de Montaigne
  • You're thinking about putting scientists into small cages and doing research on them. I wish it could happen sometimes. -- Jane Goodall
  • Ye have locked yerselves up in cages of fear and, behold, do ye now complain that ye lack FREEDOM! -- Robert Anton Wilson
  • Blondes are like white mice, you only find them in cages. They wouldn't last long in nature. They're too conspicuous. -- Margaret Atwood
  • Great towns are but a large sort of prison to the soul; like cages to birds, or pounds to beasts. -- Pierre Charron
  • I think the discomfort that some people feel in going to the monkey cages at the zoo is a warning sign. -- Carl Sagan
  • We should not be putting kids in cages and hoping that is going to fix their psychological problems of any type. -- Maia Szalavitz
  • If only I could so live and so serve the world that after me there should never again be birds in cages ... -- Isak Dinesen
  • At some point, we have to stop a force that's going out and drowning people in steel cages and chopping off heads. -- Donald Trump
  • The reason why so few marriages are happy is because young ladies spend their time in making nets, not in making cages. -- Jonathan Swift
  • There are certain times you rattle the press's cages, and other times you don't, and you have to be discerning about it. -- Ari Fleischer
  • The best of all possible cages.' Ben stepped back to regard the job with a sad smile. 'What more can one ask? -- Ken Kesey
  • I was watching MTV and there were girls dancing in suspended cages. That would be an ambivalent situation: "I'm trapped! ...but enjoying the music". -- Demetri Martin
  • In the old days, you know, they didn't have batting cages. And in most ball parks, they only had one runway to the dugout. -- Pete Rose
  • I've actually gone to the zoo and had monkeys shout to me from their cages, "I'm in here when you're walking around like that?" -- Robin Williams
  • If there are any cages in this marriage, it is I who have built them. And I who hold the key to their locks. -- Geneen Roth
  • Love is the most precious gift you could ever possibly hope to steal. Some women foolishly do not leave their rib cages locked at night. -- Jarod Kintz
  • Humans are born free then put into cages, then convinced freedom is what being in a cage is, and what freedom is, is being in a cage. -- Craig Stone
  • Sane is rich and powerful. Insane is wrong and poor and weak. The rich are free, the poor are put in cages. Res Ipsa Loquitur, amen. Mahalo. -- Hunter S. Thompson
  • A soft and sheltered Christianity, afraid to be lean and lone, unwilling to face the storms and brave the heights, will end up fat and foul in the cages of conformity. -- Vance Havner
  • A soft and sheltered Christianity, afraid to be lean and lone, unwilling to face the storms and brave the heights, will end up fat and foul in the cages of conformity." -- Vance Havner
  • I think of the security of cages. How violence, cruelty, oppression, become a kind of home, a familiar pattern, a cage, in which we know how to operate and define ourselvesā?¦ -- Eve Ensler
  • I have been there, and I have seen these totally formed babies as early as ten weeks...with the leg missing, or with their head off. I have seen the little rib cages... -- Deborah Priya Henry
  • I proceed, gentlemen, to call your attention to the present state of insane persons confined within the commonwealth; in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, pens; chained, naked, beaten with rods, and lashed into obedience. -- Dorothea Dix
  • The small man builds cages for everyone he knows While the sage, who has to duck his head when the moon is low, Keeps dropping keys all night long For the beautiful rowdy prisoners. -- H?fez
  • The small man builds cages for everyone he knows While the sage, who has to duck his head when the moon is low, Keeps dropping keys all night long For the beautiful rowdy prisoners. -- H?fez
  • No distinction in kind rather than degree between ourselves and the chimps? No distinction? Seriously, folks? Here is a simple operational test: the chimpanzees invariably are the one behind the bars of their cages. -- David Berlinski
  • I was sure I wanted to grow up to be either a veterinarian or a writer. In fact, I worked for a vet during high school, doing everything from cleaning cages to assisting in surgery. -- K. A. Applegate
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