Escape Sayings and Quotes

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

It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.     

Sigmund Freud

To write poetry and to commit suicide, apparently so contradictory, had really been the same, attempts at escape.     

John Fowles

It isn't running away they're afraid of. We wouldn't get far. It's those other escapes, the ones you can open in yourself, given a cutting edge.     

Margaret Atwood

To escape from the world means that one's mind is not concerned with the opinions of the world.     


You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.     

Abraham Lincoln

We don't create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay.     

Lynda Barry

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from.     

Seth Godin

All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.     

Walter Bagehot

A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return.     


The pain we bring to others we cannot escape ourselves.     

Morgan Llywelyn

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

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.     


A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.     


If you think you're free, no escape is possible.     

Herb Cohen

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.     


Imagination should be used, not to escape reality but to create it.     

Colin Wilson

You can't run away from yourself.     

Bob Marley

Running away will never make you free.     

Kenny Loggins

Stop leaving and you will arrive, Stop searching and you will see, Stop running away and you will be found.     


We thought we were running away from the grownups, and now we are the grownups.     

Margaret Atwood

You learned to run from what you feel, and that's why you have nightmares. To deny is to invite madness. To accept is to control.     

Megan Chance

If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.     

Seneca The Younger

You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say.     

Paulo Coehlo

The hardest prison to escape is in your mind.     


Maturity is having the ability to escape categorization.     

K. Rexroth

That's the funny thing about trying to escape. You never really can. Maybe temporarily, but not completely.     

Jennifer L. Armentrout

Mother used to say escape is never further than the nearest book.     

David Mitchell

The past can be escaped only by embracing something better.     

Nicholas Sparks

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.     

Ayn Rand

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.     

Peter De Vries

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. You cannot escape the results of your thoughts.     

Welly Odendo

Ideas are etheric like dreams. Use them now, they will escape from your reality.     

Gordana Biernat

People have learned to escape reality very well but too often lose their way back.     

Eugene J. Martin

Fear has two meanings, forget everything and run or face everything and rise. The choice is yours.     

Zig Ziglar

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

We're so trendy we can't even escape ourselves.     

Kurt Cobain

No one can escape life’s pain. That’s life.      

Pierce Brosnan