Escaping Sayings and Quotes

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


The problem with escaping is that we leave behind us, even among those we love, different versions of the truth and everything we couldn't bring ourselves to say.     

Frederick Weisel

The surest way to escape anxiety and defeat despair is action. Do, don't dwell.     

Michael Josephson

The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he's in prison.     

Fyodor Dostoevsky

There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.     

Roland Barthes

For intelligent people, action often means escape from thought, but it is a reasonable and a wise escape.     

Andre Maurois

You can escape into a character.     

John Candy

To men who only aim at escaping felony, nothing short of the prisoner's dock is disgrace.     

George Eliot

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

David Lloyd

The best way to escape from your problem is to solve it.     

Robert Anthony

If you escape from people too often, you wind up escaping from yourself.     

Marvin Gaye

It was a great escape for me and it was a way to take a break from what was going on in my own world, to go into another world.     

Alice Hoffman

The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working.     

Albert Einstein

The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it.     

Cesare Pavese

There is no escaping the fact that, even in a great career, sometimes the best advances happen through luck, chance and accident.     

Edmond H. Fischer

Of all escape mechanisms, death is the most efficient.     

Henry Ward Beecher

There was no escaping by means of any journey, however adventurous, one took one's problems and sorrows with one.     

Elizabeth Aston

You can not escape a prison if you do not know you're in one.     

Vernon Howard

Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.     

James Joyce

An important step in escaping mediocrity is to stop worrying about what other people think of you.     

Bryant McGill

Escapism isn't good or bad in itself. What is important is what you are escaping from and where you are escaping to.      

Terry Pratchett

A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes.     

Clare Boothe Luce

There's no escaping fate, it just keeps going. Day and night, the future just keeps coming at you.     

Chuck Palahniuk

If you should escape the censure of others, hope not to escape your own.     

Henry Home

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

Pierce Brosnan

We can spend our whole lives escaping from the monsters of our minds.      

Pema Chödrön

Escape brings not the victory and the crown.     

Sri Aurobindo

One of the greatest obstacles to escaping poverty is the staggering cost of higher education.     

Chris Van Hollen

No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life.     

Ernest Renan

Escaping into a film is not like escaping into a book. Books force you to give something back to them, to exercise your intelligence and imagination, where as you can watch a film-and even enjoy it-in a state of mindless passivity.     

Paul Auster

It is always fair sailing, when you escape evil.     

Sophocles