Quote of the Day: Being Trapped

“We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.” 
― Tennessee Williams, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

“Most parents try really hard to give their kids the best possible life. They give them the best food and clothes they can afford, take their own kind of take on training kids to be honest and polite. But what they don’t realize is no matter how much they try, their kids will get out there. Out to this complicated little world. If they are lucky they will survive, through backstabbers, broken hearts, failures and all the kinds of invisible insane pressures out there. But most kids get lost in them. They will get caught up in all kinds of bubbles. Trouble bubbles. Bubbles that continuously tell them that they are not good enough. Bubbles that get them carried away with what they think is love, give them broken hearts. Bubbles that will blur the rest of the world to them, make them feel like that is it, that they’ve reached the end. Sometimes, even the really smart kids, make stupid decisions. They lose control. Parents need to realize that the world is getting complicated every second of every day. With new problems, new diseases, new habits. They have to realize the vast probability of their kids being victims of this age, this complicated era. Your kids could be exposed to problems that no kind of therapy can help. Your kids could be brainwashed by themselves to believe in insane theories that drive them crazy. Most kids will go through this stage. The lucky ones will understand. They will grow out of them. The unlucky ones will live in these problems. Grow in them and never move forward. They will cut themselves, overdose on drugs, take up excessive drinking and smoking, for the slightest problems in their lives. 
You can’t blame these kids for not being thankful or satisfied with what they have. Their mentality eludes them from the reality.” 
― Thisuri Wanniarachchi, COLOMBO STREETS

“Nobody has ever taken a photograph of something they want to forget. We can build a wall of happy Kodak moments around ourselves, a wall of our Christmases, birthdays, baby showers and weddings, but we can never forget that celluloid film is see-through, that behind it, all the misery of real life waits for our wall to collapse someday.” 
― Rebecca McNutt


“Yeah, as long as we know we’re trapped, we still have a chance to escape.” 
― Sara Grant, Neva

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“Those who speak of progression but are afraid of change are self-repressed and therefore unable to reach any further than their eyes can already see.” 
― Criss Jami, Killosophy

“We are not trapped by our thoughts. What we generally do, however, is create thoughts that trap us.” 
― Joshua David Stone, A Beginner’s Guide to the Path of Ascension


“I was reading about animals a while back and there was this motherfucking scientist in France back in the thirties or forties or whenever the motherfuck it was and he was trying to get apes to draw these pictures, to make art pictures like the kinds of pictures in serious motherfucking paintings that you see in museums and shit. So the scientist keeps showing the apes these paintings and giving them charcoal pencils to draw with and then one day one of the apes finally draws something but it’s not the art pictures that it draws. What it draws is the bars of its own motherfucking cage. Its own motherfucking cage! Man, that’s the truth, ain’t it?” 
― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

“She wondered how many women had been trapped – in terrible marriages, terrible jobs, unbearable circumstances – simply because the world hadn’t been designed to allow them to thrive on their own. Their decisions would always be scrutinized by the lives at which they were able to sacrifice themselves, their bodies, their pleasures and desires. A woman who imagined her own way out would always be ostracized for her own strength.” 
― Nancy Jooyoun Kim, The Last Story of Mina Lee

“A story was once so great 
For this heart he took no name 
Poisoned by hate and shade
Trapped in a melancholy stage
Only her can break this cage 
A spell has only her name
Gone with a selfish phase
A love only fewer can taste” 
― Moe Taha


“She is a soldier trapped inside a barbed-wire fence, but she is still at war and the battlefield is her own body, and perhaps, she has come to realize as a prisoner, that is where it has always been.” 
― Maaza Mengiste, The Shadow King

“On the third day, my room became a cell, which became a cage, which became a coffin, and I discovered the very deepest fear that swam through my heart like eels in undersea caves: to be locked away, trapped and alone.” 
― Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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