You can cage the singer but not the song.
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.
The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.
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.
Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
To be human is to keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence, hollering, 'What's it for?'
I have a tendency to kick it up. I like to rattle the cage.
The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.
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.
Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
Imagination is a beast that has to be put in a cage.
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
Something about her eyes or voice has always suggested the hint of a free spirit, trapped in a Peck and Peck cage, dreaming of making rude noises at public gatherings of Republicans.
They [i.e. ambitious men] may not cease, but as a dog in a wheel, a bird in a cage, or a squirrel in a chain, so Budaeus compares them; they climb and climb still, with much labour, but never make an end, never at the top.
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
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.
Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law, to place the government back under the cage of law. Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy.
A forest bird never wants a cage.