The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.
The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
Always we try to put the wild in a cage.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
How can a bird that is born for joy Sit in a cage and sing?
You can cage the singer but not the song.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
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.
To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence, hollering, 'What's it for?'
I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.
Get yourself out of whatever cage you find yourself in.
A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage.
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.
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.
The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.
Liberty? Why it doesn't exist. There is no liberty in this world, just gilded cages.
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.
I know why the caged bird sings.
Cold walls do not a prison make, nor iron bands a bondsman.
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.
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the cage.
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