The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.
War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.
Itâs probably not just by chance that Iâm alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless heâs terribly strong. And if heâs stronger than I, Iâm the one who canât live with him. â¦ Iâm neither smart nor stupid, but I donât think Iâm a run-of-the-mill person. Iâve been in business without being a businesswoman, Iâve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men Iâve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. Iâve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.
When I discover who I am, Iâll be free.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear
-Aung San Suu Kyi
Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others’ opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself.
-C. JoyBell C.
Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.
The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.
-David Foster Wallace
Freedom lies in being bold.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.
Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
For me, literacy means freedom. For the individual and for society.
Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.
The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.
-C. JoyBell C.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedomsâto choose oneâs attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose oneâs own way.
-Viktor E. Frankl
Jane, be still; don’t struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.”
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.
A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.