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1:The prisoner grows to love his chains. ~ Plato,
2:To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. ~ Lewis B Smedes,
3:Men are fathers of their fate;They dig the prison, they the crown command. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Poems Lines on Ireland,
4:The builder Reason lost her confidenceIn the successful sleight and turn of thoughtThat makes the soul the prisoner of a phrase. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 02.13 - In the Self of Mind,
5:The perfect dictatorship would have the appearance of a democracy, but would basically be a prison without walls in which the prisoners would not even dream of escaping. It would essentially be a system of slavery where, through consumption and entertainment, the slaves would love their servitudes. ~ Aldous Huxley,
6:If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in. ~ Bill Hicks,
7:I looked at the jail that secluded me from men and it was no longer by its high walls that I was imprisoned; no, it was Vasudeva who surrounded me. I walked under the branches of the tree in front of my cell but it was not the tree, I knew it was Vasudeva, it was Sri Krishna whom I saw standing there and holding over me his shade. I looked at the bars of my cell, the very grating that did duty for a door and again I saw Vasudeva. It was Narayana who was guarding and standing sentry over me. Or I lay on the coarse blankets that were given me for a couch and felt the arms of Sri Krishna around me, the arms of my Friend and Lover. This was the first use of the deeper vision He gave me. I looked at the prisoners in the jail, the thieves, the murderers, the swindlers, and as I looked at them I saw Vasudeva, it was Narayana whom I found in these darkened souls and misused bodies. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Karmayogin ,

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1:I met with the prisoner ~ Anonymous,
2:The prisoner grows to love his chains. ~ Plato,
3:The prison is the state writ small. ~ Mason Cooley,
4:We are the prisoners of ideas. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
5:The soul is the prison of the body. ~ Michel Foucault,
6:The prisoner is the jailer's jailer. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
7:Secrets are the prisons we make for ourselves. ~ Joe Hill,
8:Case fell into the prison of his own flesh. ~ William Gibson,
9:The prisoner falls in love with his chains. ~ Edsger Dijkstra,
10:A small shadow slithered toward the prison wall. ~ Ethan Jones,
11:Become the sky. Take an axe to the prison wall. Escape. ~ Rumi,
12:Shut up in the prison of their own consciences. ~ James Ussher,
13:He was looking through the eyes of the prisoner. ~ Stephen King,
14:Don’t condemn me to the prison of your bullshit. ~ Steve Maraboli,
15:Spotting the sign proudly announcing the prison, ~ Christie Craig,
16:If the prisoner is beaten, it is an arrogant expression of fear. ~,
17:I have never been contained except I made the prison. ~ Mari Evans,
18:There is no escape from the prison of the mind. ~ Kelley Armstrong,
19:There is no freedom from the prison of the mind ~ Kelley Armstrong,
20:The cruelest prison of all is the prison of the mind. ~ Piri Thomas,
21:There is no freedom from the prison of the mind. ~ Kelley Armstrong,
22:I long to escape the prison of my ego and lose myself in You. ~ Rumi,
23:Always late: thus I make you the prisoner of my freedom. ~ Mason Cooley,
24:The prisoner saw nothing; the gunslinger saw everything. ~ Stephen King,
25:To study the past is to unlock the prison of the present. ~ Jill Lepore,
26:The curiosity to see the prisoners appears to be unabated ~ Lewis Tappan,
27:We need to fight for free education and defund the prisons ~ Chris Crass,
28:When you are born into bondage you can't see the prison. ~ Bryant McGill,
29:I'm an educated man, the prisons I know are subtle ones. ~ Roberto Bolano,
30:I'm an educated man, the prisons I know are subtle ones. ~ Roberto Bola o,
31:In the prison of his days
Teach the free man how to praise ~ W H Auden,
32:... all Americans are the prisoners of racial prejudice. ~ Shirley Chisholm,
33:When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out. ~ Ho Chi Minh,
34:It is not the prisoners who need reformation, it is the prisons. ~ Oscar Wilde,
35:When I say the people around me, I mean the prisoners, the guards. ~ Lil Wayne,
36:I lost so many blessings while confined in the prison of my fear. ~ Sarah E Ladd,
37:she's so caught up she's unaware she's no longer the prisoner here, I am ~ Poppet,
38:Death is the release of an organism from the prison of life. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
39:rip the prisons
put the
television ~ Norman Mailer,
40:and skidded to a halt before him. “The prisoners are gone, Lionheart! ~ Connie Mason,
41:Who, as they sung, would take the prison'd soul And lap it in Elysium. ~ John Milton,
42:In truth the prison, unto which we doom Ourselves, no prison is. ~ William Wordsworth,
43:Most of the prisoners told the interpreter that they are from Mandingo. ~ Lewis Tappan,
44:Are the prisons overpopulated, or is the population over-imprisoned ? ~ Michel Foucault,
45:NORQUIST: Republicans and Democrats Agree We Need to Fix the Prison Problem ~ Anonymous,
46:The prison, above all others, should be the most human of institutions. ~ Eugene V Debs,
47:The percentage of Americans in the prison system, has doubled since 1985. ~ Serj Tankian,
48:To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you. ~ Corrie ten Boom,
49:She knew that the freedom was in herself, just as the prison had been. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
50:There is nothing so confining as the prisons of our own perceptions. ~ William Shakespeare,
51:The presence of anxiety is unavoidable, but the prison of anxiety is optional. ~ Max Lucado,
52:The prison life of the past looks in our own time like liberation itself. ~ Christopher Lasch,
53:I like the community of acting better than the prison of writing. I like sets. ~ Carrie Fisher,
54:Timeless is the creature who is wise. And timeless is the prisoner in disguise. ~ Stevie Nicks,
55:Do not reveal, if liberty is precious to you; my face is the prison of love. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
56:Saints and mystics spend their lives trying to escape the prison of the flesh; ~ Arthur Koestler,
57:The voluntary captive The speechless the prisoner Which I hide in my very depths. ~ Anne Desclos,
58:This is our revolution in Yeshua: to be free from the prisons that hold us captive. ~ Ted Dekker,
59:Even in the prisoner’s dock it’s always interesting to hear people talk about you. ~ Albert Camus,
60:Right, that's exactly what I mean by your being both the prisoner and the jailer. ~ Irvin D Yalom,
61:In great ceremony they entered the prison.
They were never to be seen again. ~ Catherine Fisher,
62:We send young white boys to the Army. We're sending young black boys to the prisons. ~ Talib Kweli,
63:Each of us lives within the universe - the prison - of his own brain. ~ Vernon Benjamin Mountcastle,
64:Without history we are the prisoners of the accident of where and when we were born. ~ Donald Kagan,
65:OPIATE, n. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
66:The system of mass incarceration is based on the prison label, not prison time. ~ Michelle Alexander,
67:Only a free West can help the prisoners of today's left- and right-wing dictatorships. ~ Barbara Amiel,
68:Sometimes even when the cell door is flung open, the prisoner chooses not to escape. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche,
69:Even when one sits in the prisoner's dock, it is interesting to hear talk about oneself. ~ Albert Camus,
70:Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realising you were the prisoner! ~ Max Lucado,
71:I know my worth. Never again will I condemn myself to the prison of a bad relationship. ~ Steve Maraboli,
72:To men who only aim at escaping felony, nothing short of the prisoner's dock is disgrace. ~ George Eliot,
73:It has set me free from the prison of my mind that caused me to judge others and myself. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
74:Scientists are the enemies of tradition , and tradition own all the prisons. - Victor Vigny ~ Eoin Colfer,
75:The prisoners of the cultures are mostly the women! House is the name of the prison! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
76:A terrifying spin on the Prisoner’s Dilemma that asks, Is it possible to outthink yourself? ~ Blake Crouch,
77:Nature is not slow to equip us in the prison-uniform of the party to which we adhere. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
78:Torture is the act of making someone die a slow death, making the prisoner die several times. ~ Elie Wiesel,
79:Without God, there is a danger that we will stay trapped within the prison of the self. As ~ Jonathan Sacks,
80:Mine is not a religion of the prison-house. It has room for the least among God's creation. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
81:Saying yes, opening up, and loving: these are the keys that will unlock the prison door. ~ Arnaud Desjardins,
82:Every man is a prisoner, and the greatest irony of all is to be the prisoner of another man. ~ Sidney Sheldon,
83:our cage
We make a quire, as doth the prison'd bird,
And sing our bondage freely. ~ William Shakespeare,
84:The doors leading out of the prison of scriptural literalism simply do not open from the inside. ~ Sam Harris,
85:Capitalism needs and must have the prison to protect itself from the criminals it has created. ~ Eugene V Debs,
86:Donald Trump can do a lot of things I can't, but he can no more get out of the prison than I can ~ Daniel Quinn,
87:The prison psychiatrist asked me if I thought sex was dirty. I told him only when it's done right. ~ Woody Allen,
88:A grateful mindset can set you free from the prison of disempowerment and the shackles of misery. ~ Steve Maraboli,
89:It’s different when it’s in cold blood.”
“Is it?” the prisoner asked. “Do they end up less dead? ~ Brent Weeks,
90:The man was an animal. Base and foul. In a just world he would be the prisoner and Conor a free man. ~ Eoin Colfer,
91:The prison population has increased from 300,000 people in the early 1970s to 2.3 million people ~ Bryan Stevenson,
92:The soul is the effect and instrument of a political anatomy; the soul is the prison of the body ~ Michel Foucault,
93:He was able to take things from the prisoner’s world to his own. The tooter-fish popkin proved that. ~ Stephen King,
94:May was young and beautiful, we were legally married, but she was caught in the prison of my skin. ~ Sammy Davis Jr,
95:Free all the prisoners everywhere, all they want is truth and justice, all they need is love and care. ~ John Lennon,
96:The prison systems in this country actually are exploitative and they are not in any way rehabilitative. ~ Malcolm X,
97:Is the prisoner a prisoner because he lives in a cage or because he knows that he lives in a cage? ~ Michael Moorcock,
98:Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well. ~ Peter Ustinov,
99:Only Christ can free us from the prison of legalism, and then only if we are willing to be freed. ~ Madeleine L Engle,
100:They have been in prison so long that, if the prison door stands open, they would no longer notice! ~ Agatha Christie,
101:I finally broke into the prison I found my place in the chain Even damnation is poisoned with rainbows ~ Leonard Cohen,
102:I hated the control the prison exercised over my life, but the only way to fight it was in my own head. ~ Piper Kerman,
103:I'm a prison abolitionist because the prison system as it is set up is just not working. It's horrible. ~ Ava DuVernay,
104:One of the prisoners, Grigoryev, went mad as soon as he was untied, and never regained his sanity. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
105:The only dead bodies from marijuana are in the prisons and at the hands of the police. This is ridiculous. ~ Jack Herer,
106:The prisoners spilled their souls about it before I was able to expound on the fragility of the human spine. ~ K M Shea,
107:become the sky take an axe to the prison wall, escape walk out like someone suddenly born into color - ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
108:I've probably been spit on more that any person alive outside of, I would say, a member of the prison system. ~ Iggy Pop,
109:What you did to one, you did to all. So they couldn't have that type of religion being taught in the prison. ~ Malcolm X,
110:Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close upon the growing boy. ~ William Wordsworth,
111:If he has a conscience he will suffer for his mistake That will be punishment as well as the prison. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
112:'The prison' begins well before its doors. It begins as soon as you leave your house - and even before. ~ Michel Foucault,
113:Amalia had the unpredictability of a splinter, I couldn't impose on her the prison of a single adjective. ~ Elena Ferrante,
114:But the thing I felt most strongly about, and put at the end of one of the prison diaries, was education. ~ Jeffrey Archer,
115:Oh, it is easy for the one who stands outside the prison-wall of pain to exhort and teach the one who suffers. ~ Aeschylus,
116:I will say that the prison regime is rather a good one for a writer because you have plenty of time to write. ~ Mary Archer,
117:What kind of rescue is this, where you toss the prisoner a knife and stand and wait to see what happens? ~ Orson Scott Card,
118:Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation. ~ John Ortberg,
119:I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received. Ephesians 4:1 ~ Beth Moore,
120:The deepest need of man, then, is the need to overcome his separateness, to leave the prison of his aloneness. ~ Erich Fromm,
121:There was no continuity at all between the prison economy, including prison jobs, and the mainstream economy. ~ Piper Kerman,
122:Body awareness not only anchors you in the present moment. It is a doorway out of the prison that is the ego. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
123:But someone afflicted by tedium feels himself the prisoner of a futile freedom, in a cell of infinite size. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
124:If he has a conscience he will suffer for his mistake. That will be his punishment-as well as the prison. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
125:I preach freedom of the mind through freedom of the body; women, for example - out of the prison of corsets. ~ Isadora Duncan,
126:If he has a conscience he will suffer for his mistake. That will be his punishment—as well as the prison. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
127:I'm an orphan!" Constance cried gleefully. "I'm an orphan!" ~ Trenton Lee Stewart The Prisoner's Dilemma ~ Trenton Lee Stewart,
128:In prison, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all. ~ Eldridge Cleaver,
129:AQAL is a map of samsara, a map of the prison, but if you gonna make a prison brake,you need a good map. (laughter) ~ Ken Wilber,
130:I might have kissed her here," said Pellinore Warthrop to himself--the fugitive, the prisoner. "I do not remember. ~ Rick Yancey,
131:And I must smile and dance with this man, and say nothing, for he holds the key to the prison my life has become. ~ Victoria Lamb,
132:Closing the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is a promise President [Barack] Obama made it but has yet to fulfill. ~ Audie Cornish,
133:I thought we’d been forgotten,” the prisoner said. “No, you’re not forgotten,” Robbins said. “We’ve come for you. ~ Hampton Sides,
134:We now come to the third stage of a prisoner’s mental reactions: the psychology of the prisoner after his liberation. ~ Anonymous,
135:The stink came from the prison cubicle next door. Old Ben was in there and Ben was the dirtiest man alive. ~ Michael de Larrabeiti,
136:Well, well. Out on a the moonlight are we. Lupin? Said Snape.
-Harry potter and the prisoner of Azkaban ~ J K Rowling,
137:In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy. ~ Ivan Illich,
138:Only two of the prisoners were found sane enough to be hanged, and the rest were committed to various institutions. ~ H P Lovecraft,
139:The prisoner is not the one who has commited a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over. ~ Henry Miller,
140:The jury passing on the prisoner's life may in the sworn twelve have a thief or two guiltier than him they try. ~ William Shakespeare,
141:GEN39.21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison. ~ Anonymous,
142:PROMETHEUS: 'Oh, it is easy for the one who stands outside the prison-wall of pain to exhort and teach the one who suffers ~ Aeschylus,
143:The prisoners still keep killing each other thay hung six yesterday thay fight all most every night in the stockade. ~ Joseph Williams,
144:I tend not to look at the prison wall of life, but to look up at the sky, as it is more beautiful and more spacious. Try ~ Edna O Brien,
145:Loneliness is the prison of the human spirit. When we are lonely, we pace back and forth in small, shut-in worlds. ~ John Joseph Powell,
146:This thing of darkness I acknowlege mine. There is nothing more confining than the prison we don't know we are in. ~ William Shakespeare,
147:Compassionate AI can help people who are suffering in the prison for years, due to lack of legal support, money and education. ~ Amit Ray,
148:There's a particular hierarchy in the prison - class distinctions, high-school cliques. You have to learn how to navigate. ~ Laura Prepon,
149:To respond to any challenge according to one’s conditioning is merely to expand the prison, or to decorate its bars. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
150:The prison guards are capable of committing daily atrocities and obscenities, smiling the smile of the angels all the while. ~ Jean Harris,
151:blind certainty, a close-mindedness that amounts to an imprisonment so total that the prisoner doesn't even know he's locked up. ~ Anonymous,
152:I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me. (Harry Potter in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban book). ~ J K Rowling,
153:America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life. ~ George W Bush,
154:I have been studying how I may compare this prison where I live unto the world; Shut up in the prison of their own consciences. ~ James Ussher,
155:we Do as the ascendants to GOD ; the prisoners and the unemployeds Do , we Forget the Pain & Raise Hope ~ Mahmoud Darwish ~ Mahmoud Darwish,
156:The prisoner passed from the first to the second phase; the phase of relative apathy, in which he achieved a kind of emotional death. ~ Anonymous,
157:The prison scandal is really hurting President Bush's poll numbers. In fact, I hear he's already working on his concession smirk. ~ Craig Kilborn,
158:If we are to grow in love, the prisons of our egoism must be unlocked. This implies suffering, constant effort and repeated choices. ~ Jean Vanier,
159:I know no other way out of what is both the maze of the eternal present and the prison of the self except with a string of words. ~ Lewis H Lapham,
160:The prisoner is not the one who has committed a crime, but the one who clings to his crime and lives it over and over. - Henry Miller ~ Lily White,
161:I have somewhere read that conscience not only sits as witness and judge within our bosoms, but also forms the prison of punishment. ~ Hosea Ballou,
162:John Kerry gave the enemy for free what I and many of my comrades in North Vietnam in the prison camps took torture to avoid saying. ~ Paul Galanti,
163:No one ever went to prison because of bad grammar, but the prisons are full of people who are there because of emotional illiteracy. ~ Gay Hendricks,
164:The court was not previously aware of the prisoner's many accomplishments. In view of these, we see fit to impose the death penalty. ~ Quentin Crisp,
165:They made you hate everyone, even the ones who were like you. That is what they do, so the prisoners will not rise up against them. ~ David Baldacci,
166:He describes poignantly the prisoners who gave up on life, who had lost all hope for a future and were inevitably the first to die. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
167:It’s never pretty when you leave an abusive and controlling relationship. The warden always protests when the prison gets shut-down. ~ Steve Maraboli,
168:Listen, just do what you think is right, and we'll support it." ~ Trenton Lee Stewart Sticky Washington, The Prisoner's Dilemma ~ Trenton Lee Stewart,
169:We've got to clear some of the room out of the prisons so we can put the bad guys in there, like the pedophiles and the politicians. ~ Kinky Friedman,
170:Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas; he must burst it open, and that in his youth, and so try to test his ideas on reality. ~ Albert Einstein,
171:The guns on the walls that surround the prison accurately, though unwittingly, index the true character of the penitentiary in our day. ~ Eugene V Debs,
172:The Prisoner

All right,
Go ahead!
What's in a name?
I guess I'll be locked into
As much as I'm locked out of! ~ Edna St Vincent Millay,
173:Freedom begins when each individual mind dares to liberate itself from the prison it created. We are free when the war in our heads is over. ~ Miguel Ruiz,
174:If all the Atheists & Agnostics left America, they'd lose 93% of The National Academy of Sciences & less than 1% of the prison population. ~ Ricky Gervais,
175:The culture of sexual violence was so pervasive that even the prison chaplain was sexually assaulting women when they came to the chapel. ~ Bryan Stevenson,
176:He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners… ISAIAH 61:1 NIV ~ Joyce Meyer,
177:...not with the Depression walking around outside the prison walls like a dangerous criminal, one that couldn't be caged as our charges were. ~ Stephen King,
178:The mad joy over the prisoners who were saved, had astounded him scarcely less than the mad ferocity against those who were cut to pieces. ~ Charles Dickens,
179:The prison of lust is just that very one of which the soul shuts the doors upon herself; for each act of indulgence is the shooting of a fresh bolt. ~ Plato,
180:But instead of feeling safe and secure behind their armed walls they found themselves trapped in the prison they had built with their own fears. ~ Katie Davis,
181: The Prisoner
ALL right,
Go ahead!
What's in a name?
I guess I'll be locked into
As much as I'm locked out of!
~ Edna St. Vincent Millay,
182:There were many peddlers like her among the prisoners: women who were only trying to make a living by selling vegetables, which was against the law. ~ Anonymous,
183:The truth is, the prison and its residents fill your thoughts, and it’s hard to remember what it’s like to be free, even after a few short months. ~ Piper Kerman,
184:The prison was very important - as everywhere on earth. Everywhere the building of a prison is the first step in the organization of a civilized state. ~ B Traven,
185:Although Luka had killed six persons, no one was ever afraid of him in the prison. He wished, however, to be looked upon as a terrible person. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
186:I don't believe anyone can go through the prison experience without being changed by it. The experience becomes part of your identity forever. ~ Patricia McConnell,
187:Some people will try to condemn you to the prison of their bullshit. They tell you they want a soulmate, but they're actually creating a cellmate. ~ Steve Maraboli,
188:The prisoner remains in chains until they realize there aren’t any chains there in the first place…which doesn’t happen if they’re never given sight ~ Sarah Noffke,
189:The leading members of ISIS were either tortured in US military prisons or in the prisons of the Shi'a government which the Americans put in place. ~ Yanar Mohammed,
190:The prisoner followed his guide, who led him into a room almost under ground, whose bare and reeking walls seemed as though impregnated with tears ~ Alexandre Dumas,
191:Workers of France, it is for the freedom of the prisoners that you will go to work in Germany! It is for our country that you will go in large numbers! ~ Pierre Laval,
192:Besides it's not as though the prisoner can truly die, any more than a character in a novel can. You can always flip back to the first page, can't you? ~ Django Wexler,
193:The general public knows practically nothing about the prison and appears to be little concerned about how it is managed and how prisoners are treated. ~ Eugene V Debs,
194:Clover was finally going to learn how to fold a fitted sheet. Of course, she was going to gain that skill set in the prison laundry after she killed Sawyer. ~ Avery Flynn,
195:It is not only the prisoners who grow coarse and hardened from corporal punishment, but those as well who perpetrate the act or are present to witness it. ~ Anton Chekhov,
196:What is crucial to your survival as a race is not the redistribution of power and wealth within the prison but rather the destruction of the prison itself. ~ Daniel Quinn,
197:It is not only the prisoners who grow coarse and hardened from corporeal punishment, but those as well who perpetrate the act or are present to witness it. ~ Anton Chekhov,
198:Lack of unity leaves man in the prison of ignorance, fear and self- destruction, and causes illness, degradation, violence, cruelty and wars in the outer world. ~ Anonymous,
199: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. ~ Muhammad Iqbal,
200:That’s the dream of sex, isn’t it? That you will be liberated from the prison of the body by the body itself, at long last desired, its strange tongue understood. ~ Olivia Laing,
201:Inside this new love, die.Your way begins on the other side.Become the sky.Take an axe to the prison wall.Escape.Walk out like someone suddenly born into color. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
202:Even a strong man had no way left him to fight the prison machine, except perhaps suicide. But is suicide really resistance? Isn't it actually submission? ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn,
203:The only conception of freedom I can have is that of the prisoner or the individual in the midst of the State. The only one I know is freedom of thought and action. ~ Albert Camus,
204:The prisoner's recurrent, sporadic dreams of escape were simply that - spurious vagaries dismissed almost as quickly as they blossomed in Schkirt's feverish mind. ~ Stanley Goldyn,
205:The first prison I ever saw had inscribed on it CEASE TO DO EVIL: LEARN TO DO WELL; but as the inscription was on the outside, the prisoners could not read it. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
206:When you're president, you have more power to help more people, but you also are the prisoner of circumstances as well, and countervailing political forces more. ~ William J Clinton,
207:in the final analysis it becomes clear that the sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision, and not the result of camp influences alone. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
208:It’s maybe impossible to escape (your own head), but I guess the secret is the prison cell just gets bigger and bigger and bigger and prettier and prettier and prettier. ~ David Lynch,
209:It had silenced Jormanric in mid-fury, had made the hairs on his own skin prickle with terror. The Prison was alive. It was cruel and careless, and he was Inside it. ~ Catherine Fisher,
210:Are you ready to step out of the prison of memory and conditioned responses into the experience of freedom? If so, then observe your addictive behaviors without judgment. ~ Deepak Chopra,
211:If the prisoner should ask the judge whether he would be content to be hanged, were he in his case, he would answer no. Then, says the prisoner, do as you would be done to. ~ John Selden,
212:It's difficult to seek other people's love. It's deadly. In seeking it you lose what is genuine. This is the prison we create for ourselves as we seek what we already have. ~ Byron Katie,
213:Look, I promise I’m not psychotic. Eccentric and idiosyncratic, but not psychotic. (Sebastian) I’ll bet the prisons are full of men who have told women that. (Channon) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
214:That's why you need the war on drugs to put all these pot smokers in prison so that the prisons remain full and the corporations remain profitable. It's a slippery slope. ~ Jesse Ventura,
215:It was perfectly possible to become the prisoner of an artist’s vision, I said. Like love, I said, being understood creates the fear that you will never be understood again. ~ Rachel Cusk,
216:They were handsome, proper and normal family fathers who built the concentration camps and whipped the prisoners to death. And who was Nietzsche? A narcotized syphilitic. ~ Jens Bj rneboe,
217:Look, I promise I’m not psychotic. Eccentric and idiosyncratic, but not psychotic. (Sebastian)
I’ll bet the prisons are full of men who have told women that. (Channon) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
218:You have opened up the prison gates of my womanhood. And all the passion that was unsatisfied in for me so many years, leaped into a wild reckless storm boundless as the sea. ~ Emma Goldman,
219:A defence in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner, for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation, and the greater his wealth the greater his danger. ~ John Foxe,
220:Humility does not live in the prison of illusion that says that this world is a dark and terrible place. Those perceptions are phantoms; everything is eternity, God, divine. ~ Frederick Lenz,
221:To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison. ~ Jim Bakker,
222:I didn't realize that I was in a self-made prison of human approval and human acceptance. Didn't even realize it. Most of the prisons we live in we are not conscious of. ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
223:In the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, from the prison of past conditioning. Uncertainty is the fertile ground of creativity and freedom. ~ Deepak Chopra,
224:Lincoln’s most prominent feature—the perpetual look of sadness. He’d been to the battle fields, he’d read the prison reports. No wonder he was so burdened with sorrow. ~ Katherine Lowry Logan,
225:One could make a victory of those experiences, turning life into an inner triumph, or one could ignore the challenge and simply vegetate, as did a majority of the prisoners. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
226:In many ways you can say that the prison serves as an institution that consolidates the state’s inability and refusal to address the most pressing social problems of this era. ~ Angela Y Davis,
227:When the Attorney-General ceased, a buzz arose in the court as if a cloud of great blue-flies were swarming about the prisoner, in anticipation of what he was soon to become. ~ Charles Dickens,
228:Alchemy is the key, lost for centuries, that gives us the way to reconnect with the soul, to come to know and understand it and to release it from the prison of our neglect of it. ~ Anne Baring,
229:Show me the prison, Show me the jail, Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale. And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why And there, but for fortune, go you or I. ~ Phil Ochs,
230:They don’t need walls and water to keep the prisoners in, not when they’re trapped inside their own heads, incapable of a single cheerful thought. Most go mad within weeks - Lupin ~ J K Rowling,
231:But the prisoner who had passed into the second stage of his psychological reactions did not avert his eyes any more. By then his feelings were blunted, and he watched unmoved. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
232:I'm an educated man: the prisons I know are subtle ones. And of course poetry and prison have always been neighbors. And yet it's melancholia that's the source of my attraction. ~ Roberto Bola o,
233:I'm sure that those - well, I know for a fact that the prisoners, the political prisoners in the federal system, is asking [Barack Obama] for clemency or for some kind of release. ~ Sekou Odinga,
234:The aim of compassionate superintelligence AI 5.0 is to build deep connections - the connections which can feel the pain of the prisoners and the joy in the dances of the butterflies. ~ Amit Ray,
235:This intensification of inner life helped the prisoner find a refuge from the emptiness, desolation and spiritual poverty of his existence, by letting him escape into the past. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
236:Apathy, the blunting of the emotions and the feeling that one could not care any more, were the symptoms arising during the second stage of the prisoner’s psychological reactions, ~ Viktor E Frankl,
237:Father of the fatherless and  p protector of widows         is God in his holy habitation. 6    God  q settles the solitary in a home;         he  r leads out the prisoners to prosperity, ~ Anonymous,
238:Her hands were to her face but she could see through the prison of her fingers could see them how they were beautiful wrapped in light swathed in the bright angelic robes of Acceptance ~ Stephen King,
239:Into this new love, die
your way begins
on the other side
become the sky
take an axe to the prison wall,
walk out like someone
suddenly born into color
do it now ~ Rumi,
240:Racism is a moral catastrophe, most graphically seen in the prison industrial complex and targeted police surveillance in black and brown ghettos rendered invisible in public discourse. ~ Cornel West,
241:Terrorism is not a matter that can be left to law enforcement, with its deliberative process, built-in delays, and safeguards that may let the prisoner go free on procedural grounds. ~ George P Shultz,
242:How the prisoner and the immigrant are treated by the government, how the poor are treated and those without influence: this is secretly how the government would like to treat us all. ~ Joseph O Connor,
243:The US government decided today that because I did such a good job investigating the cyber-industrial complex, they’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex. ~ Barrett Brown,
244:We have to cease to think, if we refuse to do it in the prison house of language; for we cannot reach further than the doubt which asks whether the limit we see is really a limit. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
245:When you look at the startling ruins of Nuremberg, you are looking at a result of the war. When you look at the prisoners on view in the courthouse, you are looking at 22 of the causes. ~ Janet Flanner,
246:...and in the prison wall there‘s a hole so wide you could fit an hour‘s worth of corporate greed in it and have room left over for Dick Cheney‘s draft deferments.
-Til Lunch Do Us Part ~ Tom Robbins,
247:Body awareness not only anchors you in the present moment, it is a doorway out of the prison that is the ego. It also strengthens the immune system and the body’s ability to heal itself. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
248:But one mustn't underestimate the primal appeal—to lose one's self, lose it utterly. And in losing it be born to the principle of continuous life, outside the prison of mortality and time. ~ Donna Tartt,
249:Come Sleep! Oh Sleep, the certain knot of peace, the baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, the poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, the indifferent judge between the high and low. ~ Philip Sidney,
250:It must surely be a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit that even a small number of those men and women in the hell of the prison system survive it and hold on to their humanity. ~ Howard Zinn,
251:The prison keeper choose an inopportune time to look around the doorway into the cell. He and the king locked gazes, and the king's eyes narrowed while the prison keeper's widened. ~ Megan Whalen Turner,
252:Charles had more respect for Adam after he knew about the prison. He felt the warmth for his brother you can feel only for one who is not perfect and therefore no target for your hatred. ~ John Steinbeck,
253:Radian. The prisoner's name is Radiana.
Who is keeping her prisoner?
Time, Stelio. Time is guarding the doors with his scythe and his hour-glass, as in all those old prints... ~ Gabriele D Annunzio,
254:It would serve the Americans right if we emptied the prisons and let the subversives take power. They'd soon show Washington just how much they appreciate good old American values. ~ Mohammed Reza Pahlavi,
255:She wanted to believe him with the yearning that comes with the suspicion that truth hurts, and that cowards live longer and better, even if they do so in the prison of their own lies. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
256:Anyway, a spokesman for Barack Obama says the prisoners that are released from Guantanamo will either be sent back to their home countries or enter the New York City cab driver training program. ~ Jay Leno,
257:The battle-ax receptionist—she looked about fifteen years too old to play the prison matron in B-movies—watched the scene play out, the hint of a smile on her dry, lipstick-caked lips. Loren ~ Harlan Coben,
258:We get lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating - lost in a maze of complexity and a world of problems. Nature can show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our own minds. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
259:nature is not slow to equip us in the prison-uniform of the party to which we adhere. We come to wear one cut of face and figure, and acquire by degrees the gentlest asinine expression. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
260:But then she imagined the kind of person who could see that pain and not hurt, and she did not want to be that person, either. The prisons into which you locked yourself, you could not escape. ~ Max Gladstone,
261:If we went back to the imprisonment rate we had in the early '70s, something like four out of five people employed in the prison industry would lose their jobs. That's what you're up against. ~ Eugene Jarecki,
262:He that wrongs a friend Wrongs himself more, and ever bears about A silent court of justice in his breast, Himself the judge and jury, and himself The prisoner at the bar ever condemned. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson,
263:Unforgiveness denies the victim the possibility of parole and leaves them stuck in the prison of what was, incarcerating them in their trauma and relinquishing the chance to escape beyond the pain. ~ T D Jakes,
264:I get it,' said the prisoner. 'Good Cop, Bad Cop, eh?' If you like.' said Vimes. 'But we're a bit short staffed here, so if I give you a cigarette would you mind kicking yourself in the teeth? ~ Terry Pratchett,
265:Man is often the prisoner of the culture he lives in. Question your culture to break the prison doors! Question it so that you can be able to see the incredible stupidities in your culture! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
266:People want order, this kind or some other. They sit in the prison of their hungers and see that war has become the sport of the rich. That's a dangerous form of sophistication. It's disorderly. ~ Frank Herbert,
267:The prisoners for better security against conversation shall have a canvas bag put over the head of each and tied around the neck, with a holes for proper breathing and eating, but not seeing. ~ Edwin M Stanton,
268:To have access to literature, world literature, was to escape the prison of national vanity, of philistinism, of compulsory provincialism, of inane schooling, of imperfect destinies and bad luck. ~ Susan Sontag,
269:When I played, the owners had the power. The prisoners are running the prison now, not the warden. The warden is strong and he has say so but, the balance of power is definitely with the players. ~ Julius Erving,
270:They did not kiss. They could not. How can you mercilessly imprison all natural sexual instinct for twenty years and then not expect the prisoner to be racked by sobs when the doors are thrown open? ~ John Fowles,
271:Angry men are blind and foolish, for reason at such time takes flight and, in her absence; wrath plunders all the riches of the intellect, while the judgment remains the prisoner of its own pride. ~ Pietro Aretino,
272:I get it,' said the prisoner. 'Good Cop, Bad Cop, eh?'
If you like.' said Vimes. 'But we're a bit short staffed here, so if I give you a cigarette would you mind kicking yourself in the teeth? ~ Terry Pratchett,
273:My eyes have adjusted to the colorlessness
of living in a country like this
But brutal to give the prisoner a window
And every now and then I can see
And it makes my outline crumble. ~ Abeer Abdullah,
274:Restaurants that refused to serve Dorothy Vaughan had no problem waiting on Germans from the prisoner-of-war camp housed in a detention facility under the James River Bridge in Newport News. ~ Margot Lee Shetterly,
275:this spirit rebels against the prison that my body has become, and my spirit is like a chrysalis that is ready to burst its shell, and when the shell bursts, it longs to be reborn in paradise, ~ Louis de Berni res,
276:Faith will get in the ditch with you, faith will go in the prison with you, faith will go into divorce court with you, faith will go in the hospital with you, faith will go in the nursing home with you. ~ T D Jakes,
277:Staying together for love is better than staying together because of a piece of paper.The paper is the prison. Making the choice to stay with someone without the prison feels more like true love to me. ~ L H Cosway,
278:The measure of a friendship is not its physicality but its significance. Good friendships, online or off, urge us toward empathy; they give us comfort and also pull us out of the prisons of our selves. ~ Esther Earl,
279:Forever, reading has been central, the necessary fix, the support sustem. (...) She read to discover how not to be Charlotte, how to escape the prison of her own mind, how to expand, and experience. ~ Penelope Lively,
280:I wish I could undo what I did at Enron but I can't. I understand that I deserve punishment. Your honor, I accept the prison sentence that you are about to impose and will serve it without bitterness. ~ Andrew Fastow,
281:Meantime nature is not slow to equip us in the prison uniform of the party to which we adhere. We come to wear one cut of face and figure, and acquire by degrees the gentlest asinine expression. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
282:One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion of great amusement on the part of the prisoners, as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of ice to show these strangers from the tropics ~ Lewis Tappan,
283:As long as you hate your enemy, a jail door is closed and a prisoner is taken. But when you try to understand and release your foe from your hatred, then the prisoner is released and that prisoner is you. ~ Max Lucado,
284:From imperial, economic and ideological causes, many cultures are the inheritors, and hence the prisoners, of attitudes of scorn and disdain for other faiths – outlooks which are not ennobling to anyone. ~ Idries Shah,
285:He glanced at his watch. “I’m heading up to Ressler to interview the prison shrink.” Travers was quiet. “I guess you can come,” he said. “Just try not to talk too much.” “Won’t be hard with you around. ~ Gregg Hurwitz,
286:It's time to stop building the shopping malls, the prisons, the stadiums and other tributes to all of our collective failures. It is time that we start building living monuments to hope and possibility. ~ Majora Carter,
287:Oh! Supreme Lover!Let me leave aside my worries.The flowers are bloomingwith the exultation of your Spirit.By Allah!I long to escape the prison of my egoand lose myselfin the mountains and the desert. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
288:Only by obedience to his genius; only by the freest activity in the way constitutional to him, does an angel seem to arise beforea man, and lead him by the hand out of all the wards of the prison. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
289: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? ~ Ron Reagan,
290:She shocked me. Truly rocked the ground beneath my feet. Made the air shimmer with her power and grace. The woman had slipped free the prison of rules that governed us all and met me halfway to paradise. ~ Robin Maxwell,
291:This is preposterous. Why would I lie? I'm not a criminal. The criminals are the ones in the cells." - Mien
"The prisoners are the ones in the cells," Skulduggery corrected. "Criminals can be anyywhere. ~ Derek Landy,
292:Yanukovych has changed everything in Ukrainian jails - real criminals have been released, while representatives of the middle class and politically rebellious free-minded people have filled the prisons. ~ Yulia Tymoshenko,
293:We are the prisoners of ideas. They catch us up for moments into their heaven, and so fully engage us, that we take no thought forthe morrow, gaze like children, without an effort to make them our own. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
294:Whites have more than eleven times the net worth or wealth of African Americans. They make greater salaries. Our unemployment rate is twice theirs. You look at the prison system and who that's chewing up. ~ Randall Robinson,
295:I know that I'm already in the history books and that people are going to remember me as the prisoner of war and the fabricated stories, but you know, to me I was just another soldier over there doing my job. ~ Jessica Lynch,
296:You acquire full power only by realizing that you have been using that power all along to thwart yourself. You are potentially the prisoner, the jailer, and the hero who opens the prison, all rolled into one. ~ Deepak Chopra,
297:Getting my neighbor to love people of color might make it easier to hang around him, but it won’t do anything to combat police brutality, racial income inequality, food deserts, or the prison industrial complex. ~ Ijeoma Oluo,
298:The prisoner of Auschwitz, in the first phase of shock, did not fear death. Even the gas chambers lost their horrors for him after the first few days—after all, they spared him the act of committing suicide. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
299:You can be locked away in prison and be free if your mind is not a prison. Or you can be walking around with lots of credit cards and be in a prison, the prison of your own mind, the prison of your illusions. ~ Frederick Lenz,
300:He offers the opportunity to experience a richness we’d never know if we remained locked in the prison of our false security and maximized agendas. Here, in our everyday, he invites us in to the abundant life. ~ Shannan Martin,
301:The Nazis understood how useful it was to prevent the camp guards from identifying with the prisoners, to emphasize the otherness, the difference of the people whom the boxcars brought to Sobibor and Treblinka. ~ Francine Prose,
302:Well, yeah, staying together for love is better than staying together because of a piece of paper. The paper is the prison. Making the choice to stay with someone without the prison feels more like true love to me. ~ L H Cosway,
303:Psychological observations of the prisoners have shown that only the men who allowed their inner hold on their moral and spiritual selves to subside eventually fell victim to the camp’s degenerating influences. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
304:You are my son Dantés! You are the child of my captivity. My priestly office condemned me to celibacy: God sent you to me both to console the man who could not be a father and the prisoner who could not be free ~ Alexandre Dumas,
305:At that moment, the Stanford Prison Experiment was changed into the Stanford Prison, not by any top-down formal declarations by the staff but by this bottom-up declaration from one of the prisoners themselves. ~ Philip G Zimbardo,
306:The Crimson Pirate, The Mark of Zorro, Captain Blood, The Black Pirate, Adventures of Don Juan, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Sea Hawk, The Prisoner of Zenda, Scaramouche, ~ Cary Elwes,
307:The prisoner who had lost faith in the future—his future—was doomed. With his loss of belief in the future, he also lost his spiritual hold; he let himself decline and became subject to mental and physical decay. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
308:I don't think we can reduce the prison population now, so many of these people are damaged goods once they've spent much time in prison. It would have to be over a generation. But certainly, yeah, white collar crime. ~ Peter Moskos,
309:Jesus is the starving, the parched, the prisoner, the stranger, the naked, the sick, the dying. Jesus is the oppressed, the poor. To live with Jesus is to live with the poor. To live with the poor is to live with Jesus. ~ Jean Vanier,
310:We carry our pain buried deep within our hearts, hidden away and securely locked, and when these raw emotions escape the prison we’ve built for them, it feels like acid is eating us from the inside. It burns… burns so bad. ~ I T Lucas,
311:but if his men stripped away Kaz’s gloves? Inej still didn’t understand why he needed them or why he’d fainted in the prison wagon on the way into the Ice Court, but she knew Kaz couldn’t bear the touch of skin on skin. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
312:Forgiving people doesn’t necessarily mean you want to meet them for lunch. It means you try to undo the Velcro hook. Lewis Smedes said it best: “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. ~ Anne Lamott,
313:The name ‘Azkaban’ derives from a mixture of the prison ‘Alcatraz’, which is its closest Muggle equivalent, being set on an island, and ‘Abaddon’, which is a Hebrew word meaning ‘place of destruction’ or ‘depths of hell’. ~ J K Rowling,
314:There is a difference between the inmates of your criminal prisons and the inmates of your cultural prison: The former understand that the distribution of wealth and power inside the prison had nothing to do with justice. ~ Daniel Quinn,
315:Tradition is the prison where change is detained... To make a change, you need to agree that you are not going with the statement "this is how we do it"! Yes, that was how it was done, but what next? Agree to change! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
316:The answer is to let Israel say it will recognize a Palestinian state along the 1967 borders, release the prisoners and recognize the rights of the refugees to return to Israel. Hamas will have a position if this occurs. ~ Ismail Haniyeh,
317:The Prisoner's Wife echoes Edwidge Danticat's Farming of the Bones in the urgency in which it reminds us of the possibility of love even amidst the ruins. This is a terrifying, heart-breaking and, ultimately, important book. ~ Junot Diaz,
318:A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,        is God in his holy dwelling.   6 God sets the lonely in families,c        he leads out the prisoners with singing;        but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. ~ Anonymous,
319:the prisoners all proved to be men of a very low, mixed-blooded, and mentally aberrant type. Most were seamen, and a sprinkling of negroes and mulattoes, largely West Indians or Brava Portuguese from the Cape Verde Islands, ~ H P Lovecraft,
320:Every inch of skin removed to the accompaniment of exquisite pain,” added the prisoner, helpfully. Rincewind paused. He thought he knew the meaning of the word “exquisite,” and it didn’t seem to belong anywhere near “pain. ~ Terry Pratchett,
321:In the Netherlands, for beating to death a fellow human, you might receive eight years, I figured. It wasn’t much. With a little good behavior, a little raking around the prison grounds, you would be out the gates within five. ~ Herman Koch,
322:I've worked in the prison system, on death row and maximum security. I did that work for six years. I've worked with some of the most difficult people in our society. Buddhism was accessible and helpful for these individuals. ~ Joan Halifax,
323:The blind sleep, and the deaf and dumb sleep,
The prisoner sleeps well in the prison, the runaway son sleeps,
The murderer that is to be hung next day, how does he sleep?
And the murder’d person, how does he sleep? ~ Walt Whitman,
324:Thoughts are just a different kind of bacteria, colonizing you. I thought about the gut-brain information axis. Maybe you're already gone. The prisoners run the jail now. Not a person so much as a swarm. Not a bee, but the hive. ~ John Green,
325:We carry our pain buried deep within our hearts, hidden away and securely locked, and when these raw emotions escape the prison we’ve built for them, it feels like acid is eating us from the inside. It burns… burns so bad.” There ~ I T Lucas,
326:The prison-industrial complex and the military-industrial complex are here with us and are multi-billion dollar enterprises. We can make more money off the kid in Compton if he's a criminal instead of a scholar. It's business. ~ Henry Rollins,
327:When I went out to shoot for the first time, I thought this was going to be about the prison industrial complex, purely about prison for profit and the ways in which there's an industry making money and profiting off punishment. ~ Ava DuVernay,
328:. . . and then, from that dungeon in the West,
There rises up a melody, beguiling and forlorn.
It is the sweet, sad, self-deceiving murderer's song,
And it will not end 'til morn . . .'
-- Wheldrake, The Prisoners ~ Michael Moorcock,
329:What we're you doin' down there?" Said Stan, drooping his professional manner.
"Fell over" said Harry
"'Choo fall over for?"
"I didn't do it on purpose". Said Harry, annoyed.
Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban ~ J K Rowling,
330:Instead of falling to the ground like a heavy doll, as Kermin had seen the prisoners do at the Chetnik executions, his mother shrank into herself, a reverse blossoming, coming to rest in a sitting position, like a ruminative Buddha ~ Reif Larsen,
331:People have passed through a very dark tunnel at the end of which there was a light of freedom. Unexpectedly they passed through the prison gates and found themselves in a square. They are now free and they don't know where to go. ~ Vaclav Havel,
332:The upperclassman hands over a third pail. “Throw it,” commands Bastian. The night steams, the stars burn, the prisoner sways, the boys watch, the commandant tilts his head. Frederick pours the water onto the ground. “I will not. ~ Anthony Doerr,
333:Those things which make the infernal regions terrible, the darkness, the prison, the river of flaming fire, the judgment seat, are all a fable, with which the poets amuse themselves, and by them agitate us with vain terrors. ~ Seneca the Younger,
334:America is the greatest nation ever founded. The ideals are the greatest ever espoused in human history, and we just need the country to live up to them. But what I worry about are the 1 million black men in the prison system. ~ Henry Louis Gates,
335:He looked at the white pills in his hand. 'Astin', Eddie called it. No, that wasn’t quite right, but Roland couldn’t pronounce the word as the prisoner had said it. Medicine was what it came down to. Medicine from that other world. ~ Stephen King,
336:In 1984, a group of former Holmesburg prisoners sued the University of Pennsylvania and the city of Philadelphia. Nearly all of the men were African Americans, as were most of the inmates used in all the experiments at the prison. ~ H P Albarelli,
337:The peculiarity of a language which is desirous of saying all yet concealing all is that it is rich in figures. Metaphor is an enigma, wherein the thief who is plotting a stroke, the prisoner who is arranging an escape, take refuge. ~ Victor Hugo,
338:Your belief is mostly your prison! To discover the world outside your prison, you must first realize the walls surrounding you! Otherwise you shall continue being stuck in the prison of childish tales and fallacious illusions! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
339:tightly and a vein throbbed at his temple. The two guards led Rogers down a long hallway. On each side were barred cell doors. The men behind them had been talking, but when Rogers came into view they abruptly stopped. The prisoners ~ David Baldacci,
340:Jesus Christ,” he breathes quietly. He looks over his shoulder to where my dad’s standing, talking with some of the men from the prison program. “If your father has any clue what’s going on in my head, he’ll chop my nuts off for sure. ~ Tammy Falkner,
341:The Gospel is not ultimately a defense from pain, it is the message of God's rescue through pain. In fact, it allows us to drop our defenses, to escape not from pain but from the prison of "How" and "Why" to the freedom of "Who?" ~ Tullian Tchividjian,
342:[Vala] provides a profound analysis of man’s limitations but no hint of escape from the prison - no suggestion that it is conceiving of the world as a prison that makes it a prison, that the key to the Gates of Paradise is in the mind. ~ William Blake,
343:No man will be kept in hell loner than is necessary to bring him to a fitness for something better. When he reaches that stage the prison doors will open and there will be rejoicing among the hosts who welcome him into a better state. ~ James E Talmage,
344:So more and more black folk tend to be well-adjusted to [Barack] Obama's presidency, but does that mean they're well-adjusted to injustice? Because we don't hear our president talking about the new Jim Crow, the prison-industrial complex. ~ Cornel West,
345:THE only true joy on earth is to escape from the prison of our own false self, and enter by love into union with the Life Who dwells and sings within the essence of every creature and in the core of our own souls. In His love we possess ~ Thomas Merton,
346:Even as it clouds our corporeal vision, intoxication clarifies our spiritual vision. The mind, set free from the heavy bondage of the body, flees away like a prisoner whose guard has fallen asleep, leaving the keys at the prison gate. ~ G rard de Nerval,
347:It has spread among skilled workers, white-collar workers, professionals; for the first time in the nation’s history, perhaps, both the lower classes and the middle classes, the prisoners and the guards, were disillusioned with the system. ~ Howard Zinn,
348:Oh, the inmates and the prisoners I found they were my kind And it was there inside the bars I found my peace of mind But the jails they were too crowded Institutions overflowed So they turned me loose to walk upon Life's hurried tangled road ~ Bob Dylan,
349:So they started to hear the rumors of the torture and the deaths inside the prison only in November and December 2003. Not until January 21, 2004, did they learn firsthand from an army captain that there were videotapes of beatings and rapes. ~ Tim Weiner,
350:Let them run ahead. Then I’ll have good reason for shooting them down. Sharpeville? Attempting to escape. Attempting to escape from the prison of their lives. That’s the most dangerous crime. It brings about revolution. So, off we go, lads! ~ Derek Walcott,
351:Psychedelics helped me to escape.. albeit momentarily.. from the prison of my mind. It over-rode the habit patterns of thought and I was able to taste innocence again. Looking at sensations freshly without the conceptual overly was very profound. ~ Ram Dass,
352:This recommendation was based on their finding that “the prison, the reformatory and the jail have achieved only a shocking record of failure. There is overwhelming evidence that these institutions create crime rather than prevent it.”18 ~ Michelle Alexander,
353:It is precisely because a child's feelings are so strong that they cannot be repressed without serious consequences. The stronger a prisoner is, the thicker the prison walls have to be, which impede or completely prevent later emotional growth. ~ Alice Miller,
354:Just as prison never corrects the prisoner—it only teaches him to commit more crimes—so hospitals merely got patients used to a completely unreal world, where everything was allowed and where no one had to take responsibility for their actions. ~ Paulo Coelho,
355:The Americans have always been more open to my ideas. In fact, I could earn a living in America just by lecturing. One of my brightest audiences, incidentally, were the prisoners in a Philadelphia gaol - brighter than my students at university. ~ Colin Wilson,
356:The fact that's why the prisons and stock in private prisons rose the very day after the election results [for Donald Trump] were announced. The fact that progress that was made for people of color, for women, for LGBTQ people, are all at risk. ~ Ava DuVernay,
357:The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides - Zarqawi and also the American troops at times. The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs. You also know what they do in the prisons. ~ Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani,
358:I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town, I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, But is there because he's a victim of the times. I wear the black for those who never read ~ Johnny Cash,
359:they would not be allowed to mourn him when he passed, either. They were just supposed to watch quietly with the rest of the witnesses when the warden pulled the black curtain back and the crowd outside the prison gates began to cheer. . . . ~ Jilliane Hoffman,
360:In the terrible years of the Yezhov terror I spent seventeen months waiting in line outside the prison in Leningrad. One day somebody in the crowd identified me . . . and asked me in a whisper . . . "Can you describe this?" And I said: "I can." ~ Anna Akhmatova,
361:We want what the woman wanted in the prison queue in Leningrad, standing there with cold and whispering for fear, enduring the terror of Stalin's regime and asking the poet Anna Akhmatova if she could describe it all, if her art was equal to it. ~ Seamus Heaney,
362:I remember when I was in the prisoner camp, I was a French prisoner. And I saw the first photograph from the concentration camps, and we discussed it with other prisoners. And our feeling was we did not only lose the war, we lost also our honor. ~ Manfred Rommel,
363:That's a good fellow,' Sturmhond said to Ivan. 'Now, I'll take the prisoner back to her quarters, and you can run off and do . . . whatever it is you do when everyone else is working.'
Ivan scowled. 'I don't think—'
'Clearly. Why start now? ~ Leigh Bardugo,
364:Professor Manley begins his first day of Uglification class by explaining why villains must be ugly to succeed. Ugliness releases you from the surface - from the prison of vanity and youur own looks - and sets you free to embrace the soul within. ~ Soman Chainani,
365:The rabbi of Chelm visited the prison, and there he heard all but one of the inmates insist on their innocence. So he came back, held a council of wise men, and recommended that Chelm have two prisons: one for the guilty and another for the innocent. ~ Leo Rosten,
366:Privatizing bits of the prison industry was a step in the right direction, but what we didn't have - until recently - were proper instruments for incentivizing the judiciary. That's what the 'kids for cash' judges were apparently experimenting with. ~ Thomas Frank,
367:I felt like two halves of me were splitting apart—one wanted so badly to be granted that second chance at loving someone and allowing myself to be loved, while the other demanded I serve out my life sentence alone in the prison I’d built for myself. ~ Melanie Harlow,
368:No one was expecting the six-man team of elite SAS officers to storm the prison, but that is exactly what they did do. Hurling stun grenade and tear gas canisters, they entered the jail through a skylight before freeing the terrified prison warder. ~ Stephen Richards,
369:I miss dogs, man. I always had a family pet, always had a dog growing up. It was almost equivalent to the prison sentence, having something taken away from me for three years. I want a dog just for the sake of my kids, but also me. I miss my companions. ~ Michael Vick,
370:The lesson I myself learned over and over again when teaching at the college and then the prison was the uselessness of information to most people, except as entertainment. If facts weren’t funny or scary, or couldn’t make you rich, the heck with them. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
371:I think that physics is about escaping the prison of the received thoughts and searching for novel ways of thinking the world, about trying to clear a bit the misty lake of insubstantial dreams, which reflect reality like the lake reflects the mountains. ~ Carlo Rovelli,
372:The sunlight ranges over the universe, and at incarnation we step out of it into the twilight of the body, and see but dimly during the period of our incarceration; at death we step out of the prison again into the sunlight, and are nearer to the reality. ~ Annie Besant,
373:Moreover, conservative Christians have come to accept that Jesus’ gospel applies to the whole person and not just the soul. Didn’t Jesus inaugurate his own ministry with a declaration of good news for the poor, the oppressed, the prisoners, and the blind? ~ Philip Yancey,
374:This will do," said he, "and from this letter, which might have ruined me, I will make my fortune. Now to the work I have in hand." And after having assured himself that the prisoner was gone, the deputy procureur hastened to the house of his betrothed. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
375:Out of the lions' den for Daniel, the prison for Peter, the whale's belly for Jonah, Goliath's shadow for David the storm for the disciples, disease for the lepers, doubt for Thomas, the grave for Lazarus, and the shackles for Paul. God gets us through stuff. ~ Max Lucado,
376:The cancer of time is eating us away. Our heroes have killed themselves, or are killing themselves. The hero, then, is not Time, but Timelessness. We must get in step, a lock step, toward the prison of death. There is no escape. The weather will not change. ~ Henry Miller,
377:we now talk about normalization, extractivism, unburnable carbon; about walking while Black, gaslighting, the prison-industrial complex and the new Jim Crow, affirmative consent, cisgender, concern trolling, whataboutism, the manosphere, and so much more. ~ Rebecca Solnit,
378:Back in pre-Revolutionary America cruel and unusual punishment meant the rack and burning at the stake... in more recent rulings it has been taken to mean the absence of cable television and denial of sex-change operations, or just overcrowding in the prisons. ~ Tom Clancy,
379:I have journeyed back in thought --with thought hopelessly tapering off as I went-- to remote regions where I groped for some secret outlet only to discover that the prison of time is spherical and without exits. Short of suicide I have tried everything. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
380:While I was in prison, I was indulging in all types of vice, right within the prison. And I never was ostracized as much by the penal authorities while I was participating in all of the evils of the prison, as they tried to ostracize me after I became a Muslim. ~ Malcolm X,
381:the rulers were, in serious senses, whether willingly or unwillingly, the prisoners of their own rhetoric; they played games of power according to rules which suited them, but they could not break those rules or the whole game would be thrown away. Throwing ~ Daron Acemo lu,
382:they reacted like jelly, and he smashed into the door nose first, leaving a trail of blood as he slid to the floor. Farsi pulled out a pair of plasticuffs and secured the prisoner’s hands and feet, then dragged him onto a sofa. Two members of the team began ~ Alan McDermott,
383:I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town,
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
But is there because he's a victim of the times.

I wear the black for those who never read ~ Johnny Cash,
384:Charlie was one of the women who worked the hardest to get better medical conditions. It’s kind of ironic when i think about it now. A little more than a year later, i heard over the prison grapevine that Charlene had died from undiagnosed cancer of the uterus. ~ Assata Shakur,
385:You have no doubt guessed long since that the conquest of time and the escape from reality, or however else it may be that you choose to describe your longing, means simply the wish to be relieved of your so-called personality. That is the prison where you lie. ~ Hermann Hesse,
386:Awakenings are always terrifying as they force you to realize your past has been lived in confinement, the most disturbing part is when you recognize that the shackle holding you down are largely once you have placed upon yourself, the prison is self constructed ~ Dean Karnazes,
387:Is it always in the interest of the public safety to seek the prosecutor's traditional solution -- the harshest penalty possible? Or is the public best served by finding ways to change a kid's lot in life for the better, even if that means opening the prison door? ~ Edward Humes,
388:She and the guard walk along the side of an open courtyard, and in the middle of it Nella can see contraptions made of wooden planks, fastened with adjustable bolts. Another machine has a row of sharp spikes. The prisoners are quite literally here to be reformed. ~ Jessie Burton,
389:She read to find out what it was like to be French or Russian in the nineteenth century, to be a rich New Yorker then, or a Midwestern pioneer. She read to discover how not to be Charlotte, how to escape the prison of her own mind, how to expand, and experience. ~ Penelope Lively,
390:But I want to hear the same dismay and curiosity,” he continues, his smile leveling out. “About the issues that are actually eroding our communities. Let’s ask why black men are six percent of the general population and nearly forty percent of the prison population. ~ Kennedy Ryan,
391:Only one?” asked Wylan.
“Matthias said four guards for non-operational gates.”
“Maybe Yellow Protocol is working in our favor,” said Wylan. “They could have been sent to the prison sector or—”
“Or maybe there are twelve big Fjerdans keeping warm inside. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
392:divided up his clothes. Recalls Ps 22:18, but also fits historical practice. Roman execution squads (typically about four men) had rights to whatever clothing or other personal effects remained on the prisoner. casting lots. Soldiers used dice and other means to gamble. ~ Anonymous,
393:Everything was so arranged in the camp that the prisoners egged one another on. It was like this: either you got a bit extra or you all croaked. You're slacking, you rat--d'you think I'm willing to go hungry just because of you? Put your guts into it, scum. ~ Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn,
394:Shouldn't it be atheists, believing they are not being watched, who commit virtually all the crimes and fill up all the prisons, while people who believe in an omnipresent god lead spotless lives out of either respect or fear? But this is far from the world we see. ~ Guy P Harrison,
395:The lover thinks oftener of reaching his mistress than the husband thinks of guarding his wife; the prisoner thinks more often of escape than the jailer thinks of locking the doors. Therefore, in spite of every obstacle, the lover and the prisoner are certain to succeed. ~ Stendhal,
396:Something soft and wild and free, something that whispered to the ear on the pillow, lightened the heart, softly, softly picked the lock, slid the bolts, and released the prisoned spirit of man into the wind, into the blue and gold, into the morning, into the morning! ~ Willa Cather,
397:So what indeed! The lesson I myself learned over and over again when teaching at the college and then the prison was the uselessness of information to most people, except as entertainment. If facts weren't funny or scary, or couldn't make you rich, the heck with them. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
398:You leave the analyst's office aware of your singularity and your solitude alike. It's you who lives in the prison of your skin. No one gets the afterglow they want. Everyone dies alone. Analysis is a process. The process is a slow procession. It is a cortège. ~ Jill Alexander Essbaum,
399:This message was repeated down the line until it was ringing in every guard’s ears. Shots fired and nobody knew from where or by whom. And since none of the guards had guns, that meant one of the prisoners must. Maybe more than one. Now things, already serious, morphed ~ David Baldacci,
400:… about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God…. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the very foundations of the prison were shaken; and at once all the doors were opened and everyone's shackles were unfastened. Acts 16:25,26 ~ Joyce Meyer,
401:Not just: your language makes you, your language holds you prisoner to a particular way of looking at the world. But also: who you are determines what language you inhabit, the prison-house of your existence permits you only to access and wield some parts of a language. ~ Meena Kandasamy,
402:A blurred region, in the heart of vastness, far from earth and heaven, with no ground underfoot, no vault of sky overhead, nothing. I am the prisoner of an alien matter and my body is clothed in a dead, formless substance - or rather I have no body, I am that alien matter. ~ Stanis aw Lem,
403:function is another manifestation of the public/private merger: the for-profit prison companies have, in essence, established themselves as part of the government, and laws are written by them and for their benefit. In the case of the prison industry, that’s particularly ~ Glenn Greenwald,
404:Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,         because the LORD has  t anointed me     to bring good news to the poor; [1]         he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim liberty to the captives,         and  u the opening of the prison to those who are bound; ~ Anonymous,
405:Where did they go?"
"Don't know." The prisoner cracked a smile too big for his thin face. "I don't think they did, either. You should have seen how long it took them to open an Announcer. Looked like couple of bumbling fools."
Daniel felt himself almost begin to laugh. ~ Lauren Kate,
406:Do you know what makes the prison disappear? Every deep, genuine affection. Being friends, being brothers, loving, that is what opens the prison, with supreme power, by some magic force. Without these one stays dead. But whenever affection is revived, there life revives. ~ Vincent Van Gogh,
407:How did you learn that he was still alive?"
"I came to London," Sophia replied, "to take revenge on the magistrate who had sentenced him to the prison hulk. I blamed him for my brother's death. But to my dismay, I soon found myself falling in love with him."
"Sir Ross? ~ Lisa Kleypas,
408:If we seek solace in the prisons of the distant past
Security in human systems we're told will always always last
Emotions are the sail and blind faith is the mast
Without the breath of real freedom we're getting nowhere fast."

(History Will Teach Us Nothing) ~ Sting,
409:There are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in. ~ Bill Hicks,
410:After... The seas have dried out The trains have come to a shrieking holt The hounds of the abyss cease to howl The prisons have closed their doors The pigs have no one to arrest except themselves The drugs no longer have an effect When it's all over All I'll remember is you ~ Henry Rollins,
411:He that has his chains knocked off, and the prison doors set open to him, is perfectly at liberty, because he may either go or stay, as he best likes; though his preference be determined to stay, by the darkness of the night, or illness of the weather, or want of other lodging. ~ John Locke,
412:Out here the prisoners see the shells smash into the city before they hear them. During the last war, Etienne knew artillerymen who could peer through field glasses and discern their shells’ damage by the colors thrown skyward. Gray was stone. Brown was soil. Pink was flesh. ~ Anthony Doerr,
413:if I've learned anything through all this, it's that you can't build walls around the people you care about. You can't do it to keep them near or to keep them safe. Even if they could stand the prison, that kind of control is still an illusion. To fate, the walls are made of air ~ Kay Hooper,
414:Well, we decided to have a bite, so I sent Nobby out to the baker’s, see, and, well, we fought the prisoner ought to have something to eat . . .’ ‘Yes?’ said Vimes encouragingly. ‘Well, when Nobby asked him if he wanted his figgin toasted, he just give a scream and ran off. ~ Terry Pratchett,
415:Change me Divine Beloved into One who knows You alone are the source of all prosperity. Let me live in gratitude, trusting every need is handled and always will be. Release me from the prison of jealousy, knowing whatever is meant for me always comes. That alone is true wealth. ~ Tosha Silver,
416:I loved that statement, loved especially the final line. I saw him freeing me from the silences of the interior life. That’s the dream of sex, isn’t it? That you will be liberated from the prison of the body by the body itself, at long last desired, its strange tongue understood. ~ Olivia Laing,
417:But I'll say this also. If you had looked closely enough, you would have seen. Most of us were damaged long ago, hurt in some tender place long, long before we were mothers. Wounded flowers, bruised even in their tight closed bud, bear bitter fruit. The prisons are full of us. ~ Nayomi Munaweera,
418:I have spent six years in prison, the last six years. Even if I was outside the prison, how much actual space was there for an investigative journalist to do his work in Iran? But I know one thing for sure: That we, the Iranian people, are much more in line of danger than the West. ~ Akbar Ganji,
419:Pilate was required to release one of the prisoners, so he gave the mob the choice of Jesus or Barabbas, a notorious murderer and insurrectionist-in otherwords, someone who incites mobs.
Again, the mob "spoke with one voice" demanding "with loud shouts" that Jesus be crucified. ~ Ann Coulter,
420:While there's currently great turmoil, there is even greater opportunity for US to work together to transform our community. Far too many of our children are fatherless, far too many of our mothers are standing in the prison waiting rooms and far too many of our young people feel hopeless. ~ T I,
421:ACT16.25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. ACT16.26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. ~ Anonymous,
422:How many there are of them; how very many and how well fed they all look! And what clean shirts and hands they all have, and how well all their boots are polished! Who does it for them? How comfortable they all are, as compared not only with the prisoners, but even with the peasants! ~ Leo Tolstoy,
423:At length for my seared and writhing body there was no longer an inch of foothold on the firm floor of the prison. I struggled no more, but the agony of my soul found vent in one loud, long, and final scream of despair. I felt that I tottered upon the brink -- I averted my eyes -- ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
424:It’s getting sucked into a whirlpool that shrinks and shrinks and shrinks your world until you’re just spinning without moving, stuck inside a prison cell that is exactly the size of you, until eventually you realize that you’re not actually in the prison cell. You are the prison cell. ~ John Green,
425:The rise of the antiwar and civil rights movements, along with the emergence of radical groups such as the Black Panthers, the Black Liberation Army, the Puerto Rican independence movement, and the American Indian movement, saw a return to systematized abuse within the prison system. ~ Chris Hedges,
426:I saw deep in the eyes of the animals the human soul look out upon me. I saw where it was born deep down under feathers and fur, or condemned for a while to roam four-footed among the brambles,I caught the clinging mute glance of the prisoner and swore that I would be faithful. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
427:It's surprisingly nice out here, peaceful and pretty-strange to be standing in the middle of a little garden while enclosed by the massive stone walls of the prison, like being at the exact center of a hurricane, and finding peace and silence in the middle of so much shrieking damage. ~ Lauren Oliver,
428:The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. ~ Isaiah,
429:I've been involved in activities with other people who were put in jail. We were protesting the closing of the prison farm program at the prison I used in a previous book, Alias Grace. Some of us also put up money in order to save the heirloom herd of cows there. So I own half a cow! ~ Margaret Atwood,
430:The man described for us, whom we are invited to free, is already in himself the effect of a subjection much more profound than himself. A 'soul' inhabits him and brings him to existence...the soul is the effect and instrument of political anatomy; the soul is the prison of the body. ~ Michel Foucault,
431:Even if you accept the theory of fate, that is also an act of deciding about your life. By accepting fatalism you have chosen the life of a slave—it is your choice! You have chosen to enter into a prison, you have chosen to be chained, but it is still your choice. You can come out of the prison. ~ Osho,
432:As a result of the prison study, I really became more aware of the central role of power in our lives. I became more aware of the power I have as a teacher. I started consciously doing things to minimize the negative use of power in the classroom. I encouraged students to challenge me. ~ Philip Zimbardo,
433:Because it would be too agonizing to cope with the possibility that anyone, including our­ selves, could become a prisoner, we tend to think of the prison as disconnected from our own lives. This is even true for some of us, women as well as men, who have already experienced imprisonment. ~ Angela Davis,
434:In the very progress of society, the prison has in the very nature of things undergone some improvement, but there are vast stretches yet to be covered before the prison becomes, if it ever does, an institution for the reclamation and rehabilitation of erring and unfortunate men and women. ~ Eugene V Debs,
435:The hardest spiritual work in the world is to love the neighbor as the self - to encounter another human being not as someone you can use, change, fix, help, save, enroll, convince or control, but simply as someone who can spring you from the prison of yourself, if you will allow it. ~ Barbara Brown Taylor,
436:The works of mercy are the opposite of the works of war, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, nursing the sick, visiting the prisoner. But we are destroying crops, setting fire to entire villages and to the people in them. We are not performing the works of mercy but the works of war. ~ Dorothy Day,
437:ps.146.8 Jehovah is loosing the prisoners, Jehovah is opening (the eyes of) the blind, Jehovah is raising the bowed down, Jehovah is loving the righteous, ps.146.9 Jehovah is preserving the strangers, The fatherless and widow He causeth to stand, And the way of the wicked He turneth upside down. ~ Anonymous,
438:The prison is not the only institution that has posed complex challenges to the people who have lived with it and have become so inured to its presence that they could not con­ceive of society without it. Within the history of the United States the system of slavery immediately comes to mind. ~ Angela Davis,
439:Each of us believes himself to live directly within the world that surrounds him, to sense its objects and events precisely, and to live in real and current time. I assert that these are perceptual illusions ... Each of us lives within the universe - the prison of his own brain. ~ Vernon Benjamin Mountcastle,
440:I think [Pablo Escobar] wasted an incredibly opportunity which was when he stayed at the prison he made, La Catedral. It was the one chance that the government and the people of Colombia gave him to confess his illicit activities and to remain in one place with very favorable conditions. ~ Juan Pablo Escobar,
441:San Pedro prison, apart from being a social microcosm, is also a microeconomy that operates under basic capitalist principles. In fact, it’s probably more efficient than the whole Bolivian national economy. And more democratic, too, but I’ll explain the prison election system to you another day. ~ Rusty Young,
442:Solitary confinement, where no others are in the prisoner's space, always has a calming effect. Violence from passengers on aircraft increased during the 1990's when the airlines started packing people close together in the seats to compensate for revenue lost as a result of price discounting. ~ Barbara Pease,
443:The Greeks saw death as a friend, because it liberated us from the prison of physical life. The Bible sees death not as a friend, but as an enemy (1 Corinthians 15:26), because the created world is a brilliant and beautiful good (Genesis 1:31), destined to exist forever (Revelation 22:1–5). ~ Timothy J Keller,
444:Gentlemen, the prisoner is only twenty-three years old. I shall call before you a woman from whom you will learn the events that led up to this act. You will hear from her own lips the tragic circumstances of her life, the still more tragic infatuation with which she has inspired the prisoner. ~ John Galsworthy,
445:He saw that the Prisoner had listened carefully all the time, looking gently in his face--But evidently he did not want to reply. The old man longed for Him to say something, however bitter and terrible. But he suddenly approached the old man in silence and softly kissed him on the forehead. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
The seas have dried out
The trains have come to a shrieking holt
The hounds of the abyss cease to howl
The prisons have closed their doors
The pigs have no one to arrest except themselves
The drugs no longer have an effect
When it's all over
All I'll remember is you ~ Henry Rollins,
447:Come, Sleep; O Sleep! the certain knot of peace,
The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe,
The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release,
Th' indifferent judge between the high and low;
With shield of proof shield me from out the prease
Of those fierce darts Despair at me doth throw. ~ Philip Sidney,
448:The prisoners had also turned to look at Mars. Those doing push-ups and pull-ups stopped. They wiped off their hands and moved back against the wall. And waited. Their expressions were clear. Thank God it’s not me. The news had spread fast. Mars might be getting out after nearly being put to death. ~ David Baldacci,
449:We have been most careful in setting the locks of the Prison. No one can break in or out. The Warden will hold the sole Key. Should he die without passing on his knowledge, the Esoterica must be opened. But only by his successor. For these things are forbidden now. —Project report; Martor Sapiens ~ Catherine Fisher,
450:On at least one other occasion, Oswald had told the officers that, if he could not locate Abt, he would consult the American Civil Liberties Union. He had also declared that he was a member of the ACLU. Will Fritz, surprised, asked how much Oswald had paid in dues, and the prisoner told him five dollars. ~ Jim Bishop,
451:We are already in Hell. It is the earth itself that is Hell, the prison constructed for us by an intelligence superior to our own, in which I could not take a step without injuring the happiness of others, and in which my fellow creatures could not enjoy their own happiness without causing me pain. ~ August Strindberg,
452:One may escape from the prisons of experience, ideology or philosophy, but it is impossible to escape from the reality of one's innermost self. Understanding this, I had freed myself from nostalgia, and having done so, what remained was to free myself from the prospect of the future.

("The Tower") ~ Mark Samuels,
453:You know, what makes the prison disappear is every deep, serious attachment. To be friends, to be brothers, to love; that opens the prison through sovereign power, through a most powerful spell. But he who doesn't have that remains in death. But where sympathy springs up again, life springs up again. ~ Vincent Van Gogh,
454:FROME. [Rising] My lord. The prisoner is very anxious that I should ask you if your lordship would kindly request the reporters not to disclose the name of the woman witness in the Press reports of these proceedings. Your lordship will understand that the consequences might be extremely serious to her. ~ John Galsworthy,
455:Most people end up being conformists; they adapt to prison life. A few become reformers; they fight for better lighting, better ventilation. Hardly anyone becomes a rebel, a revolutionary who breaks down the prison walls. You can only be a revolutionary when you see the prison walls in the first place. ~ Anthony de Mello,
456:One of the prisoners, who on his arrival marched with a long column of new inmates from the station to the camp, told me later that he had felt as though he were marching at his own funeral. His life had seemed to him absolutely without future. He regarded it as over and done, as if he had already died. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
457:Your father is going to be quite interested in this little tale. Does he know where you are right now?”
“None of your business, gramps,” the kid sneered.
Gale briefly wondered how long the prison sentence would be for throwing a sixteen-year-old walking hard-on down the stairs of his ex-wife’s house. ~ Jessica Scott,
458:The shades of the prison house closed round about us all: walls strait and stubborn to the whitest, but relentlessly narrow, tall, and unscalable to sons of night who must plod darkly on in resignation, or beat unavailing palms against the stone, or steadily, half hopelessly, watch the streak of blue above. ~ W E B Du Bois,
459:Here you are! In the sacred present. I can’t heal you—or anyone—but I can celebrate your choice to dismantle the prison in your mind, brick by brick. You can’t change what happened, you can’t change what you did or what was done to you. But you can choose how you live now. My precious, you can choose to be free. ~ Edith Eger,
460:It's very good of you--" "No, no, not at all. It's my hobby. Not proposing to people, I don't mean, but investigating things. Well, cheer-frightfully-ho and all that. And I'll call again, if I may." "I will give the footman orders to admit you," said the prisoner, gravely, "you will always find me at home. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
461:I was a prisoner, but the prison library was excellent.
On one table in the corner, I found an e-reader with a note that said, “In case I forgot anything.”
I don’t like to think I can be bought, but if I could, this guy definitely knew the currency. Roses and books—I could survive in these rooms forever. ~ Alex Flinn,
462:Now, I’ll take the prisoner back to her quarters, and you can run off and do … whatever it is you do when everyone else is working.” Ivan scowled. “I don’t think—” “Clearly. Why start now?”

Bardugo, Leigh (2013-06-04). Siege and Storm (The Grisha Book 2) (p. 32). Henry Holt and Co. (BYR). Kindle Edition. ~ Leigh Bardugo,
463:bit you, Kendra, but I could never take control of you. Your mind is shielded. None of those enemies are of serious interest except for the Sphinx and Mr. Lich. Despite her delusions, Torina is really just a minor player. I’m curious about the person in the mask. Could it have been the prisoner from the Quiet Box? ~ Brandon Mull,
464:Let the reformers descend from the stands where they are forever bawling — let an idiot or insane person appear on each of the stands; Let the judges and criminals be transposed — let the prison keepers be put in prison— let those that were prisoners take the keys; Let them that distrust birth and death lead the rest. ~ Anonymous,
465:The crematorium could not burn the bodies fast enough - so after we dug long trenches, we pulled and dragged the bodies to the edges and threw them in. You'll not believe it, but the SS forced the prisoners' band to play music as we lugged the corpses - and for that, I hope they burn in hell with polkas blaring. ~ Mary Ann Shaffer,
466:To get rid of what you no longer need is neither wasteful nor shameful. Can you truthfully say that you treasure something buried so deeply in a closet or drawer that you have forgotten its existence? If things had feelings, they would certainly not be happy. Free them from the prison to which you have relegated them. ~ Marie Kond,
467:Thus fearful alike, of those within the prison and of those without; of noise and silence; light and darkness; of being released, and being left there to die; he was so tortured and tormented, that nothing man has ever done to man in the horrible caprice of power and cruelty, exceeds his self-inflicted punishment. ~ Charles Dickens,
468:And that’s the riddle of existence for you. When to move and when to stay. Dwell too long and we become the prisoner of our dreams, or someone else’s. Move too fast, live without pause, and you’ll miss it all, your whole life a blur of doing. Good lives are built of moments – of times when we step back and truly see. ~ Mark Lawrence,
469:Perhaps if human desire is said out loud, the urban planes, the prisons, the architectural mirrors will take off, as airplanes do. The black planes will take off into the night air and the night winds, sliding past and behind each other, zooming, turning and turning in the redness of the winds, living, never to return. ~ Kathy Acker,
470:We have become so accustomed to seeing compassion as a duty, almost as a burden, she says, that we fail to see it essentially as a benediction.12 Compassion can free us from the prison of the ego, whether our individual ego or that of our family, community, or nation. To want to bear responsibility for the needs ~ John Philip Newell,
471:Everywhere - all over Africa and South America - you see these suburbs springing up. They represent the optimum of what people want. There's a certain sort of logic leading towards these immaculate suburbs. And they're terrifying, because they are the death of the soul. This is the prison this planet is being turned into. ~ J G Ballard,
472:I had a song called "Folsom Prison Blues" that was a hit just before "I Walk The Line." And the people in Texas heard about it at the state prison and got to writing me letters asking me to come down there. So I responded and then the warden called me and asked if I would come down and do a show for the prisoners in Texas. ~ Johnny Cash, degrees they waxed more and more angry by their own shouts, and as they were not able to understand how any one could have courage without showing it by cries, they attributed the silence of the dragoons to pusillanimity, and advanced one step towards the prison, with all the turbulent mob following in their wake. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
474:In Santiago, the capital of the kingdom of Chile, at the moment of the great earthquake of 1647 in which many thousands lost their lives, a young Spaniard called Jeronimo Rugera was standing beside one of the pillars in the prison to which he had been committed on a criminal charge, and he was about to hang himself. ~ Heinrich von Kleist,
475:Even though conditions such as lack of sleep, insufficient food and various mental stresses may suggest that the inmates were bound to react in certain ways, in the final analysis it becomes clear that the sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision, and not the result of camp influences alone. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
476:Ignorance has been well represented under the similitude of a dungeon, where, though it is full of life, yet darkness and silence reign. But in society the bars and locks have been broken; the dungeon itself is demolished; the prisoners are out; they are in the midst of us. We have no security but to teach and renovate them. ~ Horace Mann,
477:It's very good of you--"

"No, no, not at all. It's my hobby. Not proposing to people, I don't mean, but investigating things. Well, cheer-frightfully-ho and all that. And I'll call again, if I may."

"I will give the footman orders to admit you," said the prisoner, gravely, "you will always find me at home. ~ Dorothy L Sayers,
478:Most men in a concentration camp believed that the real opportunities of life had passed. Yet, in reality, there was an opportunity and a challenge. One could make a victory of those experiences, turning life into an inner triumph, or one could ignore the challenge and simply vegetate, as did a majority of the prisoners. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
479:Welcome,” Max said. The guards were stony-faced and silent, their eyes darting around the room, strategizing and assessing. “Please make yourselves comfortable and tell us why you’ve come.” The guards exchanged glances. The eldest, a middle-aged man named Burnett who Bellamy recognized from the prison cabin, stepped forward. ~ Kass Morgan,
480:I begin to understand that failure is its own reward. It is in the effort to close the distance between the work imagined and the work achieved wherein it is to be found that the ceaseless labor is the freedom of play, that what's at stake isn't a reflection in the mirror of fame but the escape from the prison of the self. ~ Lewis H Lapham,
481:I begin to understand that failure is its own reward. It is in the effort to close the distance between the work imagined and the work achieved wherein it is to be found that the ceaseless labor is the freedom of play, that what’s at stake isn’t a reflection in the mirror of fame but the escape from the prison of the self. ~ Lewis H Lapham,
482:The real power of the Buddha was that he had so much love. He saw people trapped in their notions of small separate self, feeling guilty or proud of that self, and he offered revolutionary teachings that resounded like a lion's roar, like a great rising tide, helping people to wake up and break free from the prison of ignorance. ~ Nhat Hanh,
483:Don’t fight such a current if it feels right. Trust your material if it’s taking you into terrain you didn’t intend to enter but where the vibrations are good. Adjust your style accordingly and proceed to whatever destination you reach. Don’t become the prisoner of a preconceived plan. Writing is no respecter of blueprints. ~ William Zinsser,
484:They drove through the town of Collegeville on Route 29, a winding two-lane road, and continued past colonial vintage houses, then rolling hills and pastured horses. The farmland turned into a vast open space, and Christine sensed they were approaching the prison. “I think we’re almost there,” she said, glancing over. Lauren ~ Lisa Scottoline,
485:A man is the prisoner of his power. A topical memory makes him an almanac; a talent for debate, disputant; skill to get money makes him a miser, that is, a beggar. Culture reduces these inflammations by invoking the aid of other powers against the dominant talent, and by appealing to the rank of powers. It watches success. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
486:Choice,’ rumbled a rich deep goloss. I viddied it belonged to the prison charlie. ‘He has no real choice, has he? Self-interest, fear of physical pain, drove him to that grotesque act of self-abasement. Its insincerity was clearly to be seen. He ceases to be a wrongdoer. He ceases also to be a creature capable of moral choice. ~ Anthony Burgess,
487:When long-term convicts were first released they often experienced a form of agoraphobia—a fear of open spaces. The prison counselors had a special name for this type of agoraphobia when they attributed it to convicts—the fear of life. Freedom gave a man choices and choices could be terrifying. Every choice was a potential failure. ~ Robert Crais,
488:We went to Arizona to film the interiors of Stir Crazy in an actual prison. From Tucson, where we all stayed, it was an hour-and-a-half drive to the Arizona State Penitentiary. Sidney used real prisoners as extras. They had all been cleared by the prison authorities to work with us, and each prisoner was paid for every day he worked. ~ Gene Wilder,
489:This so-called ill treatment and torture in detention centers, stories of which were spread everywhere among the people, and later by the prisoners who were freed, were not, as some assumed, inflicted methodically, but were excesses committed by individual prison guards, their deputies, and men who laid violent hands on the detainees. ~ Rudolf Hoss,
490:In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty … in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe. ~ Deepak Chopra,
491:In detachment lies the wisdom of the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe. ~ Deepak Chopra,
492:Manson was a problematic prisoner from the beginning. No warden wanted responsibility for the most notorious murderer of the era. In an attempt to protect himself from the prison population, a large portion of which would like to see him dead, Manson joined the Aryan Brotherhood and adapted the cross on his forehead into a swastika. ~ Hourly History,
493:That night Lymond, too, broke free from the prison he had made for himself. He drank of intent, until one by one the barriers crumbled and let run loose all those qualities he possessed, like Alkibaides, of a tarnished and insolent profusion, to set alight in his fellow-men that killing flame of excitement, of passion, of pleasure. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
494:The CIA falsely claimed credit for the arrest and wrested back control of the interrogation. Its officers blasted the prisoner with noise, froze him with cold, and buried him in a mock coffin. Soufan and Gaudin protested. The CIA officers told them the techniques had been approved at the highest levels of the American government. Soufan ~ Tim Weiner,
495:Anything outside the barbed wire became remote - out of reach and, in a way, unreal. The events and the people outside, all the normal life there, had a ghostly aspect for the prisoner. The outside life, that is, as much as he could see of it, appeared to him almost as it might have to a dead man who looked at it from another world. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
496:How could the prisoner break his chains? I pictured a world, a righteous world, with no sin, no bonds, no social obligations; a world throbbing with creativity, innovation, and thought, nothing else; a world of dedicated solitude, without father, mother, wife, or child; a world where a man could travel lightly, immersed in art alone. ~ Naguib Mahfouz,
497:In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty... in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe. ~ Deepak Chopra,
498:I think the biggest problem in our country is mass incarceration and the prison-industrial complex. From the Rockefeller drug laws to stand your ground to stop and frisk, all these are pointing people, especially and disproportionately black and brown people, towards the criminal-justice system. It's depleting whole generations of people. ~ Talib Kweli,
499:Follow, poet, follow right To the bottom of the night, With your unconstraining voice Still persuade us to rejoice; With the farming of a verse Make a vineyard of the curse, Sing of human unsuccess In a rapture of distress; In the deserts of the heart Let the healing fountain start, In the prison of his days Teach the free man how to praise. ~ W H Auden,
500:Once a person gets outside, he gets all these ideas of being free, and that plays merry hell for a government.” He nodded firmly. “Keep a man inside behind steel walls and thick windows, tell him that what you do, it’s for his own protection. Make him think he relies on you, let him think the prison is his home, and he’ll thank you for it. ~ Mike Brooks,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   4 Integral Yoga
   2 Yoga
   1 Philosophy
   1 Occultism
   1 Christianity

   7 Sri Aurobindo
   6 The Mother
   4 Satprem
   3 Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Swami Krishnananda

   6 The Mothers Agenda
   4 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   4 The Bible
   4 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   3 Savitri
   2 Words Of Long Ago
   2 The Study and Practice of Yoga
   2 The Life Divine
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Essays On The Gita
   2 Essays Divine And Human

02.13_-_In_the_Self_of_Mind, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In the successful sleight and turn of thought
  That makes the soul the Prisoner of a phrase.
  Its highest wisdom was a brilliant guess,

03.03_-_The_House_of_the_Spirit_and_the_New_Creation, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It stifles the winged marvel in its sheath
  Lest from the Prison of Matter it escape
  And, wasting its beauty on the formless Vast,

07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  I have lain down with the mangled and the slain,
  I have lived with the Prisoner in his dungeon cell.

1.00_-_Gospel, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  The teacher and the disciple repaired to the meditation room near by. Totpuri began to impart to Sri Ramakrishna the great truths of Vednta. "Brahman", he said, "is the only Reality, ever pure, ever illumined, ever free, beyond the limits of time, space, and causation. Though apparently divided by names and forms through the inscrutable power of My, that enchantress who makes the impossible possible, Brahman is really One and undivided. When a seeker merges in the beatitude of Samdhi, he does not perceive time and space or name and form, the offspring of My. Whatever is within the domain of My is unreal. Give it up. Destroy the Prison-house of name and form and rush out of it with the strength of a lion. Dive deep in search of the Self and realize It through Samdhi. You will find the world of name and form vanishing into void, and the puny ego dissolving in Brahman-Consciousness. You will realize your identity with Brahman, Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute." Quoting the Upanishad, Totpuri said "That knowledge is shallow by which one sees or hears or knows another. What is shallow is worthless and can never give real felicity. But the Knowledge by which one does not see another or hear another or know another, which is beyond duality, is great, and through such Knowledge one attains the Infinite Bliss. How can the mind and senses grasp That which shines in the heart of all as the Eternal Subject?"
  His body would not have survived but for the kindly attention of a monk who happened to be at Dakshinewar at that time and who somehow realized that for the good of humanity Sri Ramakrishna's body must be preserved. He tried various means, even physical violence, to recall the fleeing soul to the Prison-house of the body, and during the resultant fleeting moments of consciousness he would push a few morsels of food down Sri Ramakrishna's throat. Presently Sri Ramakrishna received the command of the Divine Mother to remain on the threshold of relative consciousness. Soon thereafter he was afflicted with a serious attack of dysentery. Day and night the pain tortured him, and his mind gradually came down to the physical plane.

1.00_-_Main, #Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  O Emperor of Austria! He Who is the Dayspring of God's Light dwelt in the Prison of Akka at the time when thou didst set forth to visit the Aqsa Mosque. Thou passed Him by, and inquired not about Him by Whom every house is exalted and every lofty gate unlocked. We, verily, made it a place whereunto the world should turn, that they might remember Me, and yet thou hast rejected Him Who is the Object of this remembrance, when He appeared with the Kingdom of God, thy Lord and the Lord of the worlds. We have been with thee at all times, and found thee clinging unto the Branch and heedless of the Root. Thy Lord, verily, is a witness unto what I say. We grieved to see thee circle round Our Name, whilst unaware of Us, though We were before thy face. Open thine eyes, that thou mayest behold this glorious Vision, and recognize Him Whom thou invokest in the daytime and in the night season, and gaze on the Light that shineth above this luminous Horizon.

1.01_-_THAT_ARE_THOU, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The wise say that this threefold way is like an iron chain, binding the feet of him who aspires to escape from the Prison-house of this world. He who frees himself from the chain achieves Deliverance.

1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  15:But be on your guard and do not try to understand and judge the Divine Mother by your little earthly mind that loves to subject even the things that are beyond it to its own norms and standards, its narrow reasonings and erring impressions, its bottomless aggressive ignorance and its petty self-confident knowledge. The human mind shut in the Prison of its half-lit obscurity cannot follow the many-sided freedom of the steps of the Divine Shakti. The rapidity and complexity of her vision and action outrun its stumbling comprehension; the measures of her movement are not its measures. Bewildered by the swift alternation of her many different personalities, her making of rhythms and her breaking of rhythms, her accelerations of speed and her retardations, her varied ways of dealing with the problem of one and of another, her taking up and dropping now of this line and now of that one and her gathering of them together, it will not recognise the way of the Supreme Power when it is circling and sweeping upwards through the maze of the Ignorance to a supernal Light. Open rather your soul to her and be content to feel her with the psychic nature and see her with the psychic vision that alone make a straight response to the Truth. Then the Mother herself will enlighten by their psychic elements your mind and heart and life and physical consciousness and reveal to them too her ways and her nature.

1.070_-_The_Seven_Stages_of_Perfection, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  The efforts that are mentioned here are nothing but the efforts of the practice of yoga. When the mind loses control over the consciousness, which is the fifth stage, there is a dismantling of the house of the gunas. As I mentioned, all the material of the house of this individuality is pulled out. The materials are the gunas sattva, rajas and tamas. the Prison of this individuality is pulled out, broken down, because the material of this individuality, which is nothing but the complex of sattva, rajas and tamas, is withdrawn within its cause, and this complex of body-mind ceases to operate. That is the sixth stage.

1.096_-_Powers_that_Accrue_in_the_Practice, #The Study and Practice of Yoga, #Swami Krishnananda, #Yoga
  There is an anecdote which is not mentioned in the Yoga Sutras. Aurangzeb heard that Tulsidas had great powers, that he was a siddha. He wanted to see what powers Tulsidas had, so he ordered Tulsidas to come to his court. By some means they brought the saint to the court of Aurangzeb, and the emperor said, I want to see your powers. They say you are a person endowed with great occult forces. The saint said, I dont know what you are talking about. I have no powers. I myself have not seen any, and from where do these powers come? No, no, no, Aurangzeb said, I am not going to leave you like that. You must show me your powers. Tulsidas said, I do not have any powers. I have not exhibited any. Nor am I aware that I have any powers. So where comes this question of demonstrating before you? I myself do not know anything about them. Aurangzeb said, No! That is no good. I will not leave you. You must show them. If you are not going to show your powers, I will imprison you! And Aurangzeb put Tulsidas behind bars. Well, that is all; Tulsidas was in the Prison of Aurangzeb. Then and there a miracle took place. They say huge, giant-like monkeys hundreds and thousands in number started demolishing the entire city of Aurangzeb. They threatened everybody, and they destroyed many. It was a ravaging experience. They started attacking the palace of Aurangzeb himself. The guards ran away; it was all confusion, and they did not know what had happened. Nobody could come out of the house. Everywhere were giant-like monkeys, showing their teeth and attacking.

1.10_-_ALICE'S_EVIDENCE, #Alice in Wonderland, #Lewis Carroll, #Fiction
  "There's more evidence to come yet, please Your Majesty," said the White
  Rabbit, jumping up in a great hurry. "This paper has just been picked up. It seems to be a letter written by the Prisoner to--to somebody." He unfolded the paper as he spoke and added, "It isn't a letter, after all; it's a set of verses."
  "Please, Your Majesty," said the Knave, "I didn't write it and they can't prove that I did; there's no name signed at the end."

1.11_-_Oneness, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  grating that did duty for a door and again I saw Vasudeva. It was Narayana132 who was guarding and standing sentry over me. Or I lay on the coarse blankets that were given me for a couch and felt the arms of Sri Krishna around me, the arms of my Friend and Lover. . . .
  I looked at the Prisoners in the jail, the thieves, the murderers, the swindlers, and as I looked at them I saw Vasudeva, it was Narayana whom I found in these darkened souls and misused bodies. 133 That experience would never again leave Sri Aurobindo. During the six months the trial lasted, with its two hundred-odd witnesses and four thousand pieces of evidence, Sri Aurobindo was locked every day in an iron cage in the middle of the courtroom, but it was no longer a hostile crowd or judges that he saw: When the case opened . . . I was followed by the same insight. He said to me, "When you were cast into jail, did not your heart fail and did not you cry out to me, where is Thy protection? Look now at the Magistrate, look now at the Prosecuting Counsel." I looked and it was not the magistrate whom I
  saw, it was Vasudeva, it was Narayana who was sitting there on the bench. I looked at the Prosecuting Counsel and it was not the Council for the Prosecution that I saw; it was Sri Krishna who sat there and smiled. "Now do you fear?" he said, "I am in all men and overrule their actions and their works."134 Indeed God is not outside His world,

1.12_-_The_Superconscient, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  On May 5, 1909, after one year of confinement, Sri Aurobindo was acquitted. He owed his life to two unexpected events. One of the Prisoners had betrayed him, denouncing him as the leader of the underground movement. His testimony in court would have meant the death penalty for Sri Aurobindo, but mysteriously he was shot in his cell. Then came the day of the trial, and as everyone sat expecting a verdict of capital punishment, Sri Aurobindo's lawyer was seized by a sudden illumination, which spread through the entire courtroom and profoundly shook the jury: "Long after he is dead and gone, his words will be echoed and re-echoed, not only in India, but across distant seas and lands. Therefore I say that a man in his position is standing not only before the bar of this court, but before the bar of the High Court of History." Sri Aurobindo was thirty-seven. His brother Barin, beside him in the cage, was sentenced to the gallows.208

1.13_-_Gnostic_Symbols_of_the_Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  resembling that of the dead. The "inner man" is as if buried in the somatic man.
  He is the "soul in fetters" or "in the Prison of the body," as the alchemists say.
  Lethe corresponds to the modern concept of the unconscious.

1.14_-_The_Principle_of_Divine_Works, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   able to do all works and yet be bound by none. The idea of the
  Purushottama, seen here as the incarnate Narayana, Krishna, is therefore the key. Without it the withdrawal from the lower nature to the Brahmic condition leads necessarily to inaction of the liberated man, his indifference to the works of the world; with it the same withdrawal becomes a step by which the works of the world are taken up in the spirit, with the nature and in the freedom of the Divine. See the silent Brahman as the goal and the world with all its activities has to be forsaken; see God, the Divine, the Purushottama as the goal, superior to action yet its inner spiritual cause and object and original will, and the world with all its activities is conquered and possessed in a divine transcendence of the world. It can become instead of a prison-house an opulent kingdom, rajyam samr.ddham, which we have conquered for the spiritual life by slaying the limitation of the tyrant ego and overcoming the bondage of our gaoler desires and breaking the Prison of our individualistic possession and enjoyment. The liberated universalised soul becomes svarat. samrat., self-ruler and emperor.

1.15_-_The_Supramental_Consciousness, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Divine to undivine; both states are fused together in a single experience: the Silence that is outside everything and the Becoming that flows everywhere. One does not cancel out the other; one cannot even be without the other. For if the supreme Silence could not contain the opposite of Silence, it would not be infinite. If the Silence could not be totally free and outside that which seems its opposite,
  then it would be the Prisoner of its opposite. God's kingdom is of this world, and it is not of this world. The whole secret is to join the two experiences into one, the infinite into the finite, the timeless into the temporal and the transcendent into the immanent. Then one knows Peace in action and Joy in every way.

1.17_-_The_Transformation, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  supple, mobile and light at will, in contrast to the present fixity of the gross material form. Thus Matter will become a divine expression; the supramental Will will be able to translate the whole gamut of its inner life into corresponding changes in its own substance, much as our faces now change (although so little and so imperfectly) according to our emotions: the body will be made of concentrated energy obeying the will. Instead of being, in the powerful words of Epictetus, "a little soul carrying a corpse,"347 we will become a living soul in a living body.
  It is not just the body and the mind that will have to change with the supramental consciousness, but also life's very substance. If there is one sign that characterizes our mental civilization, it is the use of artifices. Nothing happens naturally; we are the Prisoners of a thick web of substitutes: airplanes, telephones, televisions, and the plethora of instruments and devices that mask our impotence. We forget that our marvelous inventions are only the material extensions of powers that exist within us; if they were not already there, we would never have been able to invent them. We are that thaumaturge sceptic of miracles,348 Sri Aurobindo spoke of. Having delegated to machines the task of seeing for us, hearing for us, and traveling for us, we have now become helpless without them. Our human civilization, created for the joy of life, has become the slave of the means required for enjoying 346

1.2.03_-_The_Interpretation_of_Scripture, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Essays Divine and Human
   perfectly trained. He must not be one who will rest content in the thought-symbol or in the logical implications of the idea; he must hunger and thirst for what is beyond. The interpreter who stops short with the letter, is the slave of a symbol and convicted of error. The interpreter who cannot go beyond the external meaning, is the Prisoner of his thought and rests in a partial and incomplete knowledge. One must transgress limits & penetrate to the knowledge behind, which must be experienced before it can be known; for the ear hears it, the intellect observes it, but the spirit alone can possess it. Realisation in the self of things is the only knowledge; all else is mere idea or opinion.

1.44_-_Serious_Style_of_A.C.,_or_the_Apparent_Frivolity_of_Some_of_my_Remarks, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  A "pale young curate" is in the witness box. "the Prisoner," he drawled "made improper proposals to me. The actual words used were: "why do you look so sad, Bertie?'"

2.01_-_Habit_1_Be_Proactive, #The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, #Stephen Covey, #unset
  Frankl is one of many who have been able to develop the personal freedom in difficult circumstances to lift and inspire others. The autobiographical accounts of Vietnam prisoners of war provide additional persuasive testimony of the transforming power of such personal freedom and the effect of the responsible use of that freedom on the Prison culture and on the Prisoners, both then and now.
  Then the day came when Joseph was caught in a difficult situation and refused to compromise his integrity. As a result, he was unjustly imprisoned for 13 years. But again he was proactive. He worked on the inner circle, on being instead of having, and soon he was running the Prison and eventually the entire nation of Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh.

2.05_-_THE_MASTER_AND_KESHAB, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  The Brahmo devotees looked wistfully at the Master. Gradually he came back to sense consciousness; but the divine intoxication still lingered. He said to himself in a whisper: "Mother, why have You brought me here? They are hedged around and not free. Can I free them?" Did the Master find that the people assembled there were locked within the Prison walls of the world? Did their helplessness make the Master address these words to the Divine Mother?

2.07_-_THE_MASTER_AND_VIJAY_GOSWAMI, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  MASTER: "How is it ever possible for one man to liberate another from the bondage of the world? God alone, the Creator of this world-bewitching maya, can save men from maya. There is no other refuge but that great Teacher, Satchidananda. How is it ever possible for men who have not realized God or received His command, and who are not strengthened with divine strength, to save others from the Prison-house of the world?

2.14_-_The_Origin_and_Remedy_of_Falsehood,_Error,_Wrong_and_Evil, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  F IGNORANCE is in its nature a self-limiting knowledge oblivious of the integral self-awareness and confined to an exclusive concentration in a single field or upon a concealing surface of cosmic movement, what, in this view, are we to make of the problem which most poignantly preoccupies the mind of man when it is turned on the mystery of his own existence and of cosmic existence, the problem of evil? A limited knowledge supported by a secret All-Wisdom as an instrument for working out within the necessary limitations a restricted world-order may be admitted as an intelligible process of the universal Consciousness and Energy; but the necessity of falsehood and error, the necessity of wrong and evil or their utility in the workings of the omnipresent Divine Reality is less easily admissible. And yet if that Reality is what we have supposed it to be, there must be some necessity for the appearance of these contrary phenomena, some significance, some function that they had to serve in the economy of the universe. For in the complete and inalienable self-knowledge of the Brahman which is necessarily all-knowledge, since all this that is is the
  Brahman, such phenomena cannot have come in as a chance, an intervening accident, an involuntary forgetfulness or confusion of the Consciousness-Force of the All-Wise in the cosmos or an ugly contretemps for which the indwelling Spirit was not prepared and of which it is the Prisoner erring in a labyrinth with the utmost difficulty of escape. Nor can it be an inexplicable mystery of being, original and eternal, of which the divine AllTeacher is incapable of giving an account to himself or to us.
  There must be behind it a significance of the All-Wisdom itself, a power of the All-Consciousness which permits and uses it for some indispensable function in the present workings of our selfexperience and world-experience. This aspect of existence needs now to be examined more directly and determined in its origins and the limits of its reality and its place in Nature.

2.21_-_The_Order_of_the_Worlds, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  We do not create the gods, his powers, but rather such divinity as we manifest is the partial reflection and the shaping here of eternal godheads. We do not create the higher planes, but are intermediaries by which they reveal their light, power, beauty in whatever form and scope can be given to them by Natureforce on the material plane. It is the pressure of the life-world which enables life to evolve and develop here in the forms we already know; it is that increasing pressure which drives it to aspire in us to a greater revelation of itself and will one day deliver the mortal from his subjection to the narrow limitations of his present incompetent and restricting physicality. It is the pressure of the mind-world which evolves and develops mind here and helps us to find a leverage for our mental self-uplifting and expansion, so that we may hope to enlarge continually our self of intelligence and even to break the Prison walls of our matter-bound physical mentality. It is the pressure of the supramental and spiritual worlds which is preparing to develop here the manifest power of the spirit and by it open our being on the physical plane into the freedom and infinity of the superconscient Divine; that contact, that pressure can alone liberate from the apparent Inconscience, which was our starting-point, the all-conscient Godhead concealed in us. In this order of things our human consciousness is the instrument, the intermediary; it is the point in the development of light and power out of the but use earth in the wider root-sense of the Vedantic Prithivi, the earth-principle creating habitations of physical form for the soul.

2.21_-_Towards_the_Supreme_Secret, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And therefore in the first five of these verses the Gita so phrases its statement that it shall be applicable to both the way of the inner and the way of the outer renunciation and yet in such a manner that one has only to assign to some of their common expressions a deeper and more inward meaning in order to get the sense and thought of the method favoured by the Gita. The difficulty of human action is that the soul and nature of man seem fatally subjected to many kinds of bondage, the Prison of the ignorance, the meshes of the ego, the chain of the passions, the hammering insistence of the life of the moment, an obscure and limited circle without an issue. The soul shut up in this circle of action has no freedom, no leisure or light of self-knowledge to make the discovery of its self and the true value of life and meaning of existence. It has indeed such hints of its being as it can get from its active personality and dynamic nature, but the standards of perfection it can erect there are much too temporal, restricted and relative to be a satisfactory key to its own riddle.

2.30_-_2.39_-_THE_MASTER_IN_VARIOUS_MOODS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  Surrender everything to God and do your duties in the world. What else can you do? A clerk was once sent to prison. After the Prison term was over he was released. Now, what do you think he did? Cut capers or do his old clerical work?

3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Man is able to bring out, to express the divine consciousness
  & nature in the Prison of matter or, as the Vedic hymns express it,
  to manifest the gods - he is devavyachah, effects by the yajna

4.02_-_Divine_Consolations., #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  7.: Our Lord bestows a signal grace on the soul if it realizes how great is this favour, and another greater still if it does not turn back on the right road. You are longing, my daughters, to enter into this state of prayer at once, and you are right, for, as I said, the soul cannot understand the value of the graces there bestowed by God upon it, nor the love which draws Him ever closer to it: we should certainly desire to learn how to obtain this favour. I will tell you what I know about it, setting aside certain cases in which God bestows these graces for no other reason than His own choice, into which we have no right to enquire.
  8.: Practise what I advised in the preceding mansions, then-humility, humility! for God lets Himself be vanquished by this and grants us all we ask.24 The first proof25' that you possess humility is that you neither think you now deserve these graces and consolations from God, nor that you ever will as long as you live. You ask me: 'How shall we receive them, if we do not try to gain them?' I answer, that there is no surer way to obtain them than the one I have told you, therefore make no efforts to acquire them, for the following reasons. The first is, that the chief means of obtaining them is to love God without self-interest. The second, that it is a slight lack of humility to think that our wretched services can win so great a reward. The third, that the real preparation for them is to desire to suffer and imitate our Lord, rather than to receive consolations, for indeed we have all offended Him. The fourth reason is, that His Majesty has not promised to give us these favours in the same way as He has bound Himself to bestow eternal glory on us if we keep His commandments. 'The faculties are not lost, neither are they asleep; the will alone is occupied in such a way that without knowing how it has become a captive it gives a simple consent to become the Prisoner of God.' 'The other two faculties help the will that it may render itself capable of the fruition of so great a good; nevertheless, it occasionally happens even when the will is in union that they hinder it very much.' We can be saved without these special graces; He sees better than we do what is best for us and which of us love Him sincerely. I know for a certain truth, being acquainted with some who walk by the way of love (and therefore only seek to serve Jesus Christ crucified), that not only they neither ask for nor desire consolation, but they even beg Him not to give it them during this life: this is a fact. Fifthly, we should but labour in vain: this water does not flow through aqueducts, like that we first spoke of, and if the spring does not afford it, in vain shall we toil to obtain it. I mean, that though we may meditate and try our hardest, and though we shed tears to gain it, we cannot make this water flow. God alone gives it to whom He chooses, and often when the soul is least thinking of it. We are His, sisters, let Him do what He will with us, and lead us where He will. If we are really humble and annihilate ourselves, not only in our imagination (which often deceives us), but if we truly detach ourselves from all things, our Lord will not only grant us these favours but many others that we do not know even how to desire. May He be for ever praised and blessed! Amen.

4.21_-_The_Gradations_of_the_supermind, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The spiritual reason takes also the emotions and psychic sensations, relates them to their spiritual equivalents and imparts to them the values of the higher consciousness and Ananda from which they derive and are its modifications in an inferior nature and it corrects their deformations. It takes similarly the movements of the vital being and consciousness and relates them to the movements and imparts to them the significances of the spiritual life of the self and its power of Tapas. It takes the physical consciousness, delivers it from its darkness and Tamas of inertia and makes it a responsive recipient and a sensitive instrument of the supramental light and power and Ananda. It deals with life and action and knowledge like the mental will and reason, but not starting from matter, life and sense and their data and relating to them through the idea the truth of higher things, but it starts oil the contrary from truth of self and spirit and relates to that through a direct spiritual experience assuming all other experience as its forms and instruments the things of mind and soul and life and sense and matter. It commands a far vaster range than the ordinary embodied mind shut up in the Prison of the physical senses and vaster too than the pure mentality, even when that is free in its own ranges and operates with the aid of the psychical mind and inner senses. And it has that power which the mental will and reason do not possess, because they are not truly self-determined and originally determinative of things, the power of transforming the whole being in all its parts into a harmonious instrument and manifestation of the spirit.

4.2_-_Karma, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  234. Altruism, duty, family, country, humanity are the Prisons of the soul when they are not its instruments.

7.02_-_Courage, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Glorious Rama learnt from Hanuman the monkey-king where his wife Sita was held captive. He set out with noble
  Lakshman, his brother, and a great army of heroes to the rescue of the Prisoner.

7.15_-_The_Family, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  "We have no money," the boy replied, "but I shall be the pledge myself and I shall stay in prison in my father's place."
  The judge's heart was touched. He signed an order for the father's release. Swift as a deer, Rangananda ran to the Prison.

Aeneid, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  marshland, its ugly waters, hem them in,
  the Prisoners of Styx and its nine circles.
  Nearby, spread out on every side, there lie

Agenda_Vol_10, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  the rest, and others want to seize power-what power? That of the statesmen? Are we going
  to fight over the Prison keys? Or to build another prison? Or do we really want to get out of
  it? Power does not flow from the barrel of a gun, neither does freedom flow from the bellies

Agenda_Vol_12, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  For the problem is fundamental. It is not a question of bringing a new philosophy to the world
  or new ideas or illuminations, as they are called. The question is not of making the Prison of
  120A.B. Purani, Evening Talks, p. 45.
  the walls of our human prison.
  Indeed, the Prison is already starting to collapse. The end of a stage of evolution, announced
  by Sri Aurobindo, is usually marked by a powerful recrudescence of all that has to go out of

Agenda_Vol_3, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  What about Sri Aurobindo's experience at Alipore, then? You know, that well-known experience
  when he saw Narayana in the Prisoners, Narayana in the guards, Narayana everywhere?...
  That is the Supreme. Oneness.

Agenda_Vol_4, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  slaughtering people, you understand.
  It seems (it's what I heard, I don't know) that all the Prisoners (they had plenty of them - many of
  the Indians, unfortunately - and most of them were released), they all said they had been admirably

Agenda_Vol_7, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  its distortions - but it's EVERYTHING that climbs up. And the return is what is described in the
  "message" I am going to give on 4.5.67 [May 4, 1967]: "the Prison changed into a divine mansion."74
  As a matter of fact, in the book I am writing I show that when one has touched that Light, it's the
  Four is manifestation. Five is power. Six is creation, and seven is realization. Four figures in a
  wonderful sequence. Here is realization (you want realization?), here it is: the Prison turned into the
  Divine's mansion. People say, "The earth is hopeless, it's done for...." See! It will be fine.

Agenda_Vol_8, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  interesting thing, from an external point of view... I was visiting the entire Palazzo ducale with my
  mother and a group of travelers shown about by a guide: they take you underground, where the Prisons
  were located. Then the guide started telling some story (which didn't interest me) when, all of a sudden,
  went on: I saw, I had the sensation of people entering and catching hold of me (I was there with a
  prisoner - I wasn't the Prisoner: I was visiting him). I was there, and then some people came and seized
  me and... (gesture to the neck) tied me up. And then (I was with a whole group of about ten people

BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  feel it different in anywise from the light that shines in thy Brother-men?"
  "It is in no way different, though the Prisoner is held in bondage by Karma, and though its outer
  garments delude the ignorant into saying, 'Thy Soul and My Soul.' "

Book_of_Genesis, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  11 And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within. 12 And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out. 13 And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth, 14 That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice: 15 And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out. 16 And she laid up his garment by her, until his lord came home. 17 And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me: 18 And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out. 19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled. 20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the Prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the Prison.
  21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the Prison. 22 And the keeper of the Prison committed to Joseph's hand all the Prisoners that were in the Prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. 23 The keeper of the Prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the LORD was with him, and that which he did, the LORD made it to prosper.
  1 And it came to pass after these things, that the butler of the king of Egypt and his baker had offended their lord the king of Egypt. 2 And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers. 3 And he put them in ward in the house of the captain of the guard, into the Prison, the place where Joseph was bound. 4 And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward. 5 And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the Prison. 6 And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad. 7 And he asked Pharaoh's officers that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day? 8 And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.

Book_of_Psalms, #The Bible, #Anonymous, #Various
  from heaven he viewed the earth,
  20 to hear the groans of the Prisoners
  and release those condemned to death."

CHAPTER_32_-_Expounds_these_words_of_the_Paternoster_"Fiat_voluntas_tua_sicut, #The Way of Perfection, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  greater becomes its debt; and often, growing weary of finding itself subjected to all the
  inconveniences and impediments and bonds which it has to endure while it is in the Prison of this
  body, it would gladly pay something of what it owes, for it is quite worn out. But even if we do all

COSA_-_BOOK_III, #The Confessions of Saint Augustine, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  evil habits, and art merciful to their sins who confess, and hearest the
  groaning of the Prisoner, and loosest us from the chains which we made
  for ourselves, if we lift not up against Thee the horns of an unreal

Evening_Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  He had also, in addition, the power of the word which is regarded as the sign of the prophet. The words may not be something extraordinary in themselves but they would carry a certain power in them. He had also a remarkable power of telepathy which he used when he was imprisoned and he used to direct his Disciples from the Prison. He had a great power of malediction power of cursing, and many of his curses came true.

IS_-_Chapter_1, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  and the position it occupies in the city's order suffice
  to indicate its function: the palace, the Prison, the
  mint, the Pythagorean school, the brothel. The

Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   It is by charity that the martyrs took consolation in the Prisons of
   the Caesars, and won over to their belief even their warders and their
   Micaiah unadjured. --- O. M.>> our streets are full of prophets.
   I have met some of them in the Prisons, I have seen others who were
   dying forgotten in garrets.

Maps_of_Meaning_text, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  outskirts of Edmonton, under the supervision of an eccentric adjunct professor at the University of Alberta.
  His primary job was the psychological care of convicts. the Prison was full of murderers, rapists, and
  armed robbers. I ended up in the gym, near the weight room, on my first reconnaissance. I was wearing a
  anyway someone like me.
  Some of the Prisoners, who werent dressed particularly well, offered to trade their clothes for mine.
  This did not strike me as a great bargain, but I wasnt sure how to refuse. Fate rescued me, in the form of a
  accompany him. He was only one person, and many others (much larger) currently surrounded me and my
  cape. So I took him at his word. He led me outside the gym doors, and out into the Prison yard, talking
  quietly but reasonably about something innocuous (I dont recall what) all the while. I kept glancing back
  my classmates, for most of my life.
  I went back to the Prison, a month or so after my first visit. During my absence, two prisoners had
  attacked a third, a suspected informer. They held or tied him down and pulverized one of his legs with a
  traveling companions. Those who have never seen anything similar cannot possibly imagine the dance
  of joy performed in the carriage by the Prisoners when they saw that our transport was not crossing the
  bridge and was instead heading only for Dachau.
  Camp incarceration, in the typical case, begins with the fall, with arrest: unexpected, unjust, arbitrary,
  implacable, and terrifying. the Prisoner-to-be starts his involuntary descent into the underworld with his
  historically-determined defenses intact, firmly embedded in his cultural context, entrenched in his persona
  Let us admit the truth: At that great fork in the camp road, at that great divider of souls, it was not the
  majority of the Prisoners that turned to the right.503
  This corruption was not caused by camp conditions, appalling as they were:
  and shattered:
  the Prisoner who had lost faith in the future his future was doomed. With his loss of belief in the
  future, he also lost his spiritual hold; he let himself decline and became subject to mental and physical
  familiar to the experienced camp inmate. We all feared this moment not for ourselves, which would
  have been pointless, but for our friends. Usually it began with the Prisoner refusing one morning to get
  dressed and wash to to go out on the parade grounds. No entreaties, no blows, no threats had any effect.
  persecution of the self. Frankl states:
  ... the process of selecting Capos [trustees] was a negative one; only the most brutal of the Prisoners
  were chosen for this job (although there were some happy exceptions). But apart from the selection of
  Capos which was undertaken by the SS, there was a sort of self-selecting process going on the whole
  time among all of the Prisoners.
  On the average, only those prisoners could keep alive who, after years of trekking from camp to
  ... many of the Capos fared better in the camp than they had in their entire lives. Often they were harder
  on the Prisoners than were the guards, and beat them more cruelly than the SS men did.510
  Likewise, Solzhenitsyn:
  genius, and his capacity to leap beyond the ideologically and easily obvious. Ivan says:
  The Grand Inquisitor falls silent and waits for some time for the Prisoner to answer. the Prisoners
  silence has weighed on him. He has watched Him; He listened to him intently, looking gently into his
  seem to quiver slightly. He walks to the door, opens it, and says to Him, Go now, and do not come
  back... ever. You must never, never, come again! And he lets the Prisoner out into the dark streets of the
  city. the Prisoner leaves.551
  As William James said: The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies
  heat. At the request of Arisleus, Beya is imprisoned with them. [The Rosarium version of the Visio
  interprets the Prison as Beyas womb].
  Clearly, they have been overpowered by the unconscious [the unknown] and are helplessly

Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text), #Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  that you may 'run to excess' in your love of God."
  663. Though Devaki was blessed in the Prison with the sight of the Divine form of Krishna, yet that could
  not free her from imprisonment.

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1, #unset, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  put the brother on the throne and left the dethroned king in his charge. The
  brother didn't know what to do with the Prisoner. Being a Jain, he couldn't

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  SRI AUROBINDO: I see. The Government can also release the Prisoners
  for that period.

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