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Primitive tribes were certainly convinced that the spirit, having escaped from the body at death, retained a replica of its earthly tenement. They therefore used tattoo marks as a means of identification in the next world and a passport to future happiness.
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Ronald Scutt Quotes

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With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves.
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Eric Hoffer Quotes

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Freaks are the much needed escape from the humdrum. They are poetry.
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Albert Perry Quotes

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You can't escape history, or the needs and neuroses you've picked up like layers and layers of tartar on your teeth.
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Charles Johnson Quotes

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Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.
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Mark Twain Quotes

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We feel free when we escape - even if it be but from the frying pan into the fire.
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Eric Hoffer Quotes

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No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.
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J. Robert Oppenheimer Quotes

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If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape? No, it is better to be generous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love.
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Mark Twain Quotes

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Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there.
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Emile M. Cioran Quotes

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How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you - you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences - like rags and shreds of your very life.
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Katherine Mansfield Quotes

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Our job is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision-making so intense you can escape only by thinking.
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Author Unknown Quotes

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The reaction to any word may be, in an individual, either a mob-reaction or an individual reaction. It is up to the individual to ask himself: Is my reaction individual, or am I merely reacting from my mob-self? When it comes to the so-called obscene words, I should say that hardly one person in a million escapes mob-reaction.
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D.H. Lawrence Quotes

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Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart - oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape - of your sister.
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Katherine Mansfield Quotes

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No evil dooms us hopelessly, except the evil we love, and desire to continue in and make no effort to escape from.
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Unknown Author Quotes

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Maybe you don't like your job, maybe you didn't get enough sleep, well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep. Maybe you just had the worst day of your life, but you know, there's no escape, there's no excuse, so just suck up and be nice.
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Ani Difranco Quotes

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If we escape punishment for our vices, why should we complain if we are not rewarded for our virtues?
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John Churton Collins Quotes

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A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: "Sing for us soon again;" that is as much as to say, "May new sufferings torment your soul."
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Soren Kierkegaard Quotes

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Enduring habits I hate. Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
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Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
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Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.
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Wendell Berry Quotes

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