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The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.
John Maynard Keynes
Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
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.
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.
I'm the kind of actor who has ventured into escaping from me.
Helena Bonham Carter
Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.
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.
That's why I'm an actress - escaping into a world.
Elvis' early music has drama because as he sang he was escaping limits.
One of the greatest obstacles to escaping poverty is the staggering cost of higher education.
Chris Van Hollen
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.
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 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.
We spend more time developing means of escaping our troubles than we do solving the troubles we're trying to escape from.
They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.
Houdini connected to people on an emotional level so that when he would escape that straight jacket it wasn't about the straight jacket. It was about people looking at it and escaping poverty. When you have that it's the truest form of magic.
While it's really hard to do, at the same time, I'm escaping my body, which I really want to do. I'm living someone else's life. I get very intensely into the story, into the interviews and the research. I'm experiencing things along with my subjects. I have a freedom I don't have in my physical life.
My films do have characters who have trouble escaping the world around them.
If you're a designer, there's got to be some films that you've seen that have inspired you creatively. There's no escaping that.
I was a slightly melancholy child and I think films were a way of escaping for me.
When I first came to Hollywood, I used to dream of doing films and escaping television.
In a market economy, however, the individual has some possibility of escaping from the power of the state.
Peter L. Berger
If you are a rich person straining every sinew to keep every last pound in your pocket, there comes a point when you realize you are not just escaping the clutches of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. You are passing a greater burden on to people poorer than yourself, and depriving even poorer people of your support.
In Hollywood, moviemaking used to be about escaping reality to go to the movies.
We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age.
I'm one with New York, and New York is one with me. I grew up there; there's no escaping it. We're like Siamese twins, if you separate us, I'll die.
I guess lyrically they're similar because they're talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. 'The Last One Alive,' for me, is very simple. It's just about alienation, really, that causes anger.
Less than an hour before he'd congratulated himself on escaping all the traps of Earth, all the snares of Man. Not knowing that the greatest trap of all, the final and the fatal trap, lay on this present planet.
Clifford D. Simak
I never understood the concept of a fluffy summer read. For me, summer reading means beaches, long train rides and layovers in foreign airports. All of which call for escaping into really long books.
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