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.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
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.
Some of the snowballs have a kind of animal energy. Not just because of the materials inside them, but in the way that they appear caged, captured.
But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams.
Usually when you see females in movies, they feel like they have these metallic structures around them, they are caged in by male energy.
I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright.
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.
If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat. It is an unnecessary insult.
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.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
Anything that works against you can also work for you once you understand the Principle of Reverse.
She comprehended the perversity of life, that in the struggle lies the joy.
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.
But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core.
Ritie, don't worry 'cause you ain't pretty. Plenty pretty women I seen digging ditches or worse. You smart. I swear to God, I rather you have a good mind than a cute behind.
The world had taken a deep breath and was having doubts about continuing to revolve.
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.
Cold walls do not a prison make, nor iron bands a bondsman.
A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.
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