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The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
John Maynard Keynes
Like all young reporters - brilliant or hopelessly incompetent - I dreamed of the glamorous life of the foreign correspondent: prowling Vienna in a Burberry trench coat, speaking a dozen languages to dangerous women, narrowly escaping Sardinian bandits - the usual stuff that newspaper dreams are made of.
We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.
It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution.
Singing is a way of escaping. It's another world. I'm no longer on earth.
Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery - courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things.
James Harvey Robinson
One of the greatest obstacles to escaping poverty is the staggering cost of higher education.
Chris Van Hollen
Thus united to them in the fellowship of life, he will both understand the things revealed to them by God and, thenceforth escaping the peril that threatens sinners in the judgment, will receive that which is laid up for the saints in the kingdom of heaven.
In a market economy, however, the individual has some possibility of escaping from the power of the state.
Peter L. Berger
We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age.
I think escapism is very important, certainly in my life. I love nothing more than escaping into the world of a film or a novel. To be involved in creating that for other people is a privilege.
I'm the kind of actor who has ventured into escaping from me.
Helena Bonham Carter
I love escaping into film, because everyday life I find quite troublesome. So any excuse to go into a cinema and say goodbye to the world for a couple of hours, or in a book or whatever, is great.
What modern humans need help with is escaping from the despair of politics, commerce and media, escaping from the drabness and oppressiveness of worldly values and seeing through suburban mentality and normal community standards so that they can find some much-needed relief for their wilting souls.
We spend more time developing means of escaping our troubles than we do solving the troubles we're trying to escape from.
I'm interested in how artists and writers do this, using art as therapy. Escaping into the worlds we create. We're all victims and few of us are truly free.
I was a slightly melancholy child and I think films were a way of escaping for me.
In spirituals, the talk of heaven and deliverance was code for a better life. 'Crossing the River Jordan' was code, of course, for escaping to freedom.
In Romania, of course, gymnastics is among the most popular sports, and my parents had a dream of escaping the Ceausescu regime and giving their child a better life. So they came to the United States and put me in gymnastics.
Now the first step has to be taken, the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks, and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still, we will have no chance of escaping the violence.
In Hollywood, moviemaking used to be about escaping reality to go to the movies.
A James Bond movie is a stuntman's dream. I was in a helicopter firing a machine gun at Piers Brosnan escaping on a motorbike.
I love escaping into character. It's a chance to try on people that you wouldn't be brave or stupid enough to be in real life.
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