Prison Quotes

Prison Quotes

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7 Prison Quotes from Literature

She had read a wonderful play about a man who scratched on the wall of his cell, and she had felt that was true of life--one scratched on the wall. ~ Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf There is one kind of prison where the man is behind bars, and everything that he desires is outside; and there is another kind where the things are behind the bars, and the man is outside. ~ The Jungle by Upton Sinclair "Those who talk most about the blessings of marriage and the constancy of its vows are the very people who declare that if the chain were broken and the prisoners left free to choose, the whole social fabric would fly asunder. You cannot have the argument both ways. If the prisoner is happy, why lock him in? If he is not, why pretend that he is?" ~ Man And Superman by George Bernard Shaw "I suppose that I am commuting a felony. but it is just possible that I am saving a soul. This fellow will not go wrong again; he is too terribly frightened. Send him to jail now, and you make him a jail-bird for life." ~ The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle "If he has a conscience he will suffer for his mistake. That will be his punishment--as well as the prison." ~ Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky For, what other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self! ~ The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne Before this ugly edifice, and between it and the wheel-track of the street, was a grass-plot, much overgrown with burdock, pig-weed, apple-pern, and such unsightly vegetation, which evidently found something congenial in the soil that had so early borne the black flower of civilised society, a prison. ~ The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne


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