Prison Quotes


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"Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant. Understand that destiny like the water of the Nile: Water before the faithful, blood before the unbeliever"
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"In my country we go to prison first and then become President"
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"A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents"
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"When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out"
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"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom"
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"One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be"
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"Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization"
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"One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny"
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"Being here feels like I'm out of prison. This is the right place, the right time, the right team"
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"Federal prison, if you get any of it, you're going to have to do 85% of it. And the reason why I called it that is because I had a friend who got sent to the federal joint and his whole... it wasn't about him being in jail. He cried about the 85%"
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"His tenacity is unmatched in my opinion. Incredible how someone could have suffered that long and come back out of prison with such a good heart and positive things to say and do"
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"I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way"
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"I mean, we've had all these awful pictures from the prison in Iraq and these sort of memos floating around about justifying torture, all this kind of stuff. And it makes you want to take a shower, you know?"
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"Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release"
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"In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict, I had more freedom under parolee supervision than there's available... in America right now"
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"A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space"
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"Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger"
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"Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger"
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"I'd go to swim practice, put my face in the water, and I didn't have to talk to anybody. Swimming was like my escape, but it was also like this huge prison because I felt like I had to swim up to people's standards"
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"During my time in prison, I told myself that I wanted to be a part of the solution and not the problem"
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"That wasn't the way that things was supposed to be. And all because the so-called culture that I thought was right, that I thought it was cool, and I thought it was fun, and it was exciting at the time. It all led to me laying in a prison bunk by myself with no one to talk to but myself"
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"I mean, I was just one of the ones who got exposed, and because of the position I was in, where I was in my life, it went mainstream. A lot of people got out of it after my situation, not because I went to prison but because it was sad for them to see me go through something that was so pointless, that could have been avoided"
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"The first day I walked into prison, and he slammed that door, I knew the magnitude of the decision that I made, and the poor judgment, and what I allowed to happen to the animals. And, you know, it's no way of explaining the hurt and the guilt that I felt. And that was the reason I cried so many nights"
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"What I did, you know, being away from my family, letting so many people down. I let myself down, not being out on the football field, being in a prison bed, in a prison bunk, writing letters home, you know. That wasn't my life"
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"I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse"
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"I did almost a year in prison, a year in prison, just because my name is Foxy Brown"
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"I devoted my career to building an affinity with my fans who have supported me unflinchingly and no barbed wire fence or prison wall will stop that"
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"I made a movie where I played a girl that just got out of prison and we shot it very very quickly but very intensely-that took me a long time to get over"
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"Today begins a new saga in my life which I expect to strengthen me and allow me time for reflection... I plan to write music while in prison, read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger, more confident woman"
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"There'll be moments when I'm out in the prison yard, chatting with the cast and the crew, getting ready to shoot a scene. And then I'll remember if I were actually an inmate, I'd only be out there an hour. The other 23 hours of the day, I'd be in my cell. It's kind of a downer"
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