The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.
Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.
The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
You can cage the singer but not the song.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
Cage's Music of Changes was a further indication that the arts in general were beginning to consciously deal with the given material and, to varying degrees, liberating them from the inherited, functional concepts of control.
The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon.
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.
A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage.
The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.
You are not called to be a canary in a cage. You are called to be an eagle, and to fly sun to sun, over continents.
That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.
Liberty? Why it doesn't exist. There is no liberty in this world, just gilded cages.
I know why the caged bird sings.
Cold walls do not a prison make, nor iron bands a bondsman.
I am a cage, in search of a bird.
With animal behavior, they're all fine until you introduce some rogue element into the cage, and then they go crazy.
What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.
So I started to learn Russian and I was one of those probably way too eager, annoying young actor kids who was trying to change all my lines to Russian, much to the dismay of the director and Nic Cage.
I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the cage.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
I remember doing the sex scene in Red Rock West. I had to kiss Nic Cage and then look like I was going down on him. And he couldn't do anything - he just had to lie there.
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
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