Confinement Quotes

Confinement Quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Nick Yarris, Sakae Menda, Joel Salatin, Cecily McMillan, Nikolai Berdyaev and many others.

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Decomposition, for most, starts when they leave the free, social, and uncorrupted college life for the solitary confinement of professions and nuclear families.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
I didn’t mind the 23 hours a day solitary confinement for the majority of the time, because after the first few years in prison, when I stopped being angry and started to like myself and understand myself, it was OK. I still enjoy my own company sometimes.
Nick Yarris
It’s strange when they near your cell. You lose all your strength, and you are like this. You lose all your strength as if a rope is dragging it out of you. Then the footsteps stop in front of another solitary confinement cell, and when you hear the sound of the key turning you feel relieved.
Sakae Menda
That’s the joke about confinement pigs: they taste like whatever sauce you cook them with.
Joel Salatin
I would like to start a discussion about ending solitary confinement. I’d like to start a discussion about the removal of MO wings – an “MO” is a “Mental Observation” inmate – from Rikers Island, to be set up in mental health institutions. You can’t put people in jail for having mental disorders.
Cecily McMillan
But man as a person, the same man, gains mastery over egocentric self-confinement by disclosing a universe in himself…Personality is a universe, it is filled with universal content.
Nikolai Berdyaev
Through the act of translation we break out of linguistic confinement and reach many other communities.
Ngugi wa Thiong’o
Something people don’t recognize is that being on the space station is probably a lot like being in some kind of confinement – like isolation.
Scott Kelly
One thing about racing, a lot of times you’ll get upset with someone, yet we live in confinement here. It’s almost like we live in a prison and you have to try and get along. Forgive and forget.
Bob Baffert
There is an aura of changelessness to sport. There is the flux of competition, but it occurs within the ordering confinement of clear rules.
George Will
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
Tennessee Williams
Needle and thread flesh and bone Spit and sinew, heartbreak is home. Your suture lines, they sparkle like diamonds Bright stars to light my confinement “Stitch.
Gayle Forman
All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one’s mind. After several months’ confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate
Nellie Bly
Solitary confinement is too terrible a punishment to inflict on any human being, no matter what his crime. Hardened criminals in the men’s prisons, it is said, often beg for the lash instead.
Emmeline Pankhurst
The Holy Spirit showed me that when I put up walls to keep others out I also wall myself into solitary place of confinement.
Joyce Meyer
If you’re living completely on your own, break out of solitary confinement. Seek to understand others, and help them understand you.
Martha Beck
Research and writing are lonely occupations. It is easy to become discouraged in solitary confinement.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
All the asylum clothing is made by the patients, but sewing does not employ one’s mind. After several months’ confinement the thoughts of the busy world grow faint, and all the poor prisoners can do is to sit and ponder over their hopeless fate.
Nellie Bly
The refreshing pleasure from the first view of nature, after the pain of illness, and the confinement of a sick-chamber, is above the conceptions, as well as the descriptions, of those in health.
Ann Radcliffe
The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
Karl Kraus
The ramparts of Vienna are crumbling into the sand; no one wants to live so confined, however, the entire country is already surrounded by a Chinese wall!
Franz Grillparzer
Cultural confinement takes place when a curator imposes his own limits on an art exhibition, rather than asking an artist to set his limits.
Robert Smithson
The impact of solitary confinement can have a devastating consequence to the psychology of the people who are affected.
Valerie Jarrett
If you ever meet someone who cannot understand why solitary confinement is considered punishment, you have met a misanthrope.
Florence King
Something in our nature cries out to be loved by another. Isolation is devastating to the human psyche. That is why solitary confinement is considered the cruelest of punishments.
Gary Chapman
In tennis you’re on an island. Of all the games men and women play, tennis is the closest to solitary confinement.
Andre Agassi
It’s a kind of liberation to break free in language, if you can break free, but it’s also a confinement, because form confines you – whatever the form.
Gerald Stern
Every writer must acknowledge and be able to handle the unalterable fact that he has, in effect, given himself a life sentence in solitary confinement. The ordinary world of work is closed to him – and that if he’s lucky!
Peter Straub
I spent 11 years in isolation units, solitary confinement… in the hardest places for women.
Susan Rosenberg
If you’re living completely on your own, break out of solitary confinement. Seek to understand others, and help them understand you
Martha Beck
The Truth is in the prolouge. Death to the romantic fool., the expert in solitary confinement.
Pablo Neruda
Each man is his own prisoner, in solitary confinement for life.
Robert A. Heinlein
The premise of Kiss has always been to not live within the confinements and boundaries other people set for themselves. We set our own limitations, and those are no limitations.
Paul Stanley
Misery, depression, elation all mine, refine confinement all my design.
Henry Rollins
Incessant company is as bad as solitary confinement.
Virginia Woolf
Being locked up is one thing, but to have no concept of confinement, to be ignorant of its terms and never understand that struggle is useless – that’s what hell must be like.
David Sedaris
Even painless research is fascism, supremacism, because the act of confinement is traumatizing in itself.
Ingrid Newkirk
Shortly after arriving at a makeshift military jail at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in May 2010, I was placed into the black hole of solitary confinement for the first time.
Chelsea Manning
Me, you could stick me in solitary confinement for 100 years and I’d be fine.
Through pop music ideas, energies and resources can emerge that can help the audience release themselves from the unrelieving confinements of environment.
Paul Morley
We would consider it cruel to confine a dog permanently in a kennel. Yet we visit zoos where hundreds of wild animals are kept permanently in the equivalent of a kennel.
Virginia McKenna
I cannot concur with those who advocate saving gorillas from extinction by killing and capturing more free-living individuals only to exhibit them in confinement.
Dian Fossey
The artist’s task is to become a successful eccentric, a strange but wise duck able to venture out of solitary confinement and mingle among society.
Eric Maisel
During the days I felt myself slipping into a kind of madness. Solitary confinement has an astonishing effect on the mind. The trip was to stay calm and keep myself occupied. I spent hours working out how to break free. But trying to escape would have been instant suicide.
Tahir Shah
As governor, I will work to reform the practice of solitary confinement, which studies and medical and psychological associations say causes negative mental health effects on children, pregnant women and people living with mental illness.
Michelle Lujan Grisham
The novel is the dream release, the suspension of reality that history needs to escape its own brutal confinements.
Don DeLillo
If the Court were to extend its reach to the base, judges could begin managing conditions of confinement, interrogation methods, and the use of information.
John Yoo
There is about as much educational benefit to be gained in studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary confinement.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
The writing life is essentially one of solitary confinement – if you can’t deal with this, you needn’t apply.
Will Self
External objects produce decided effects upon the brain. A man shut up between four walls soon loses the power to associate words and ideas together. How many prisoners in solitary confinement become idiots, if not mad, for want of exercise for the thinking faculty!
Jules Verne
I worked 12 hours a day, seven days a week for years. Being a comic book artist is like sentencing yourself to life imprisonment at hard labor in solitary confinement. I don’t think I’d do it again.
Wally Wood
I did a lot of research on what solitary confinement does to you, how you become acclimated to being surrounded by people again after being by yourself for such a long time. It’s really a horrific thing. It’s definitely worth considering it as torture. We’re just not meant to be in solitary confinement.
Bill Skarsgard
To some extent, all authors are a little schizophrenic. We lead most of our lives in solitary confinement, living and breathing the books that we’re writing.
Sophie Kinsella
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
You start to forget about the world outside – it’s not relevant or relatable anymore. The darkest part of solitary confinement is that you start to forget about cars and jobs and families and weather and politicians – and all the things that make up a society.
Chelsea Manning
Please let us not interfere with the other’s work or play, nor let the world see our private joys or disagreements. In this connection I may have to keep some place where I can go to be myself, now and then, for I cannot guarantee to endure at all times the confinements of even an attractive cage.
Amelia Earhart
I have spent 11 horrific years in solitary confinement in a 6-square-meter dungeon three floors underground without sunlight or fresh air. But I endured my hardships because I was merely living my convictions.
Samir Geagea
Those 18 months in solitary confinement… bruised my soul. If I had had a weapon, I would have fought my way out.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
The sole relief I am asking for is to be released from military prison after serving six years of confinement as a person who did not intend to harm the interests of the United States or harm any service members.
Chelsea Manning
Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.
W. L. George
How many persons condemned to the horrors of solitary confinement have gone mad – simply because the thinking faculties have lain dormant!
Jules Verne
Realism is to fiction what gravity is to walking: a confinement that allows dancing under the right circumstances.
George Saunders
I found solitary confinement the most forbidding aspect of prison life. There is no end and no beginning; there is only one’s mind, which can begin to play tricks. Was that a dream or did it really happen? One begins to question everything.
Nelson Mandela