Caged birds accept each other, but flight is what they long for.
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
The caged bird sings with a fearful trill, of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard on the distant hill, for the caged bird sings of freedom.
Caged birds sing of freedom, free birds fly.
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams.
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright.
I wouldn't steal anything because stealing is wrong. If I had to, I'd steal a caged bird and set it free.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
No bird in a cage ever speaks. What is there to say? The sky is everywhere, churning above its head, blue and endless, calling out to it. But the caged bird can't answer anything except 'I cannot'.
I know why the caged bird sings, ah me, When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,- When he beats his bars and would be free; It is not a carol of joy or glee, But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core, But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings- I know why the caged bird sings!
The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.
I know why the caged bird sings.
I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
Islam was like a mental cage. At first, when you open the door, the caged bird stays inside: it is frightened. It has internalized its imprisonment. It takes time for bird to escape, even after someone has opened the doors to its cage.
But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core.
I have read in books that we are called 'caged birds'. I cannot speak for others, but I had so much in this cage of mine that there was not room for it in the universe- at least that is what I then felt.
Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
Tell me why the caged bird nutters against its prison bars, and I will tell you why the soul sickens of earthliness. The bird has wings, and wings were made to cleave the air, and soar in freedom in the sun. The soul is immortal it cannot feed upon husks.
If you're for the right thing, you do it without thinking.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.
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