God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
Caged birds sing of freedom, free birds fly.
Caged birds accept each other, but flight is what they long for.
I wouldn't steal anything because stealing is wrong. If I had to, I'd steal a caged bird and set it free.
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.
I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright.
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams.
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'.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
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!
A forest bird never wants a cage.
I know why the caged bird sings.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
If you're for the right thing, you do it without thinking.
The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.
The needs of a society determine its ethics.
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.
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.
The world had taken a deep breath and was having doubts about continuing to revolve.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.
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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