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.
The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
You can cage the singer but not the song.
Always we try to put the wild in a cage.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
A heart filled with love is like a phoenix that no cage can imprison.
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.
Get yourself out of whatever cage you find yourself in.
Liberty? Why it doesn't exist. There is no liberty in this world, just gilded cages.
To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence, hollering, 'What's it for?'
A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage.
How can a bird that is born for joy Sit in a cage and sing?
What a cage is to the wild beast, law is to the selfish man.
The bars on our cage are of our own making.
I know why the caged bird sings.
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.
Cold walls do not a prison make, nor iron bands a bondsman.
I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the 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.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.
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.
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