Top Escapism Quotes

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1. "I see myself as a character actor, and I've always been drawn to playing characters that are different from myself because acting is escapism for me. I've never been that comfortable playing people that are like me."
Author: Alessandro Nivola
2. "Music is escapism, it's entertainment."
Author: Andy Taylor
3. "There's no real objection to escapism, in the right places... We all want to escape occasionally. But science fiction is often very far from escapism, in fact you might say that science fiction is escape into reality... It's a fiction which does concern itself with real issues: the origin of man; our future. In fact I can't think of any form of literature which is more concerned with real issues, reality."
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
4. "Quietism, Buddhism, and other religions, everything which denies the flesh—is the great inferiority to God in ourselves, an escapism seeking sanctuary through fear of life and inability to accept 'this reality'. They were hurt? Or was the odalisque unsatisfactory or too expensive? They expected too much for too little, or were too mean to pay—therefore: "All is illusion". But the Stoic smilingly awaits the next shower of shit from heaven. Stoics are not Saviours, Saints or Heroes and are often confused and weary, yet they prefer to find their own way and to accept life as they find it. The schizophrenics, the melancholics and psychotics—they at least are secretive and inflict no religions on others. They prove the possibilities and utilities of 'as if' when totally accepted."
Author: Austin Osman Spare
5. "Expeditions are escapism. The stuff that we're normally concerned about just doesn't matter out there. Tax returns, gas bill, none of it. Life becomes very simple, it's about moving in a certain direction - north if you're going north - staying warm and not getting eaten. That's it."
Author: Ben Saunders
6. "I grew up very much in a sporting background. I always wanted to be an actor, but my escapism always came in sports."
Author: Bradley James
7. "I was a big fan of John Cassavetes, his wife, Gena Rowlands, and that era of filmmaking which was about realism and which represented the antithesis of the dreamy escapism you found in musicals."
Author: Carmen Ejogo
8. "I do like escapism. I like going to the movies on a Friday night and seeing something fun."
Author: Charlie Kaufman
9. "Music and art and culture is escapism, and escapism sometimes is healthy for people to get away from reality. The problem is when they stay there."
Author: Chuck D
10. "What was a slap for ten pages of escapism, ten pages far from everything that made him unhappy, ten pages of real life instead of the monotony that other people called the real world?"
Author: Cornelia Funke
11. "I just wanted to make a record that wasn't escapism. Like, I didn't want to write another record that was devoid of meaningful content."
Author: Dan Deacon
12. "Reader's Bill of Rights1. The right to not read 2. The right to skip pages 3. The right to not finish 4. The right to reread 5. The right to read anything 6. The right to escapism 7. The right to read anywhere 8. The right to browse 9. The right to read out loud 10. The right to not defend your tastes"
Author: Daniel Pennac
13. "Music can be a source of escapism."
Author: Danielle De Niese
14. "My books are just pure escapism for kids."
Author: Dav Pilkey
15. "Our society's need for escapism has always interested me."
Author: David Lloyd
16. "That idea of escapism... these words could sum up my life."
Author: Ella Maillart
17. "Let us toast to animal pleasures, to escapism, to rain on the roof and instant coffee, to unemployment insurance and library cards, to absinthe and good-hearted landlords, to music and warm bodies and contraceptives... and to the "good life", whatever it is and wherever it happens to be."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
18. "For me, visuals are as important as the music. I just love escapism and giving people something to escape to. To me, that's what art is."
Author: Iggy Azalea
19. "Paradise was always over there, a day's sail away. But it's a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years, but you never escape your own life. I, finally, knew where my life belonged. Home."
Author: J. Maarten Troost
20. "I had read tons of science fiction. I was fascinated by other worlds, other environments. For me, it was fantasy, but it was not fantasy in the sense of pure escapism."
Author: James Cameron
21. "Perhaps fantasy offers imaginative escapism more than other genres."
Author: Jasper Fforde
22. "All books are escapism. They are life with the boring bits cut out."
Author: Jean Chapman
23. "My head'll explode if I continue with this escapism."
Author: Jess C. Scott
24. "...When people lose their way and lack a real purpose for living they often fall back on certain forms of escapism as a form of self-soothing..."
Author: John Geddes
25. "A studio allows me more freedom. You can create your own sort of reality which is actually more exciting than shooting on location. You can conjure up a complete atmosphere of escapism for the public."
Author: Ken Adam
26. "Would we be so enamored with dystopian fiction if we lived in a culture where violent death was a major concern? It wouldn't be escapism."
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
27. "The newspaper articles that Joe had read about the upcoming Senate investigation into comic books always cited "escapism" among the litany of injurious consequences of their reading, and dwelled on the pernicious effect, on young minds, of satisfying the desire to escape. As if there could be any more noble or necessary service in life."
Author: Michael Chabon
28. "Art is subjective and art as a form of entertainment escapism is as high art as any."
Author: Miranda Hart
29. "The young man shivered. He rolled the stock themes of fantasy over in his mind: cars and stockbrokers and commuters, housewives and police, agony columns and commercials for soap, income tax and cheap restaurants, magazines and credit cards and streetlights and computers... 'It is escapism, true,' he said, aloud. 'But is not the highest impulse in mankind the urge toward freedom, the drive to escape?"
Author: Neil Gaiman
30. "Jimi Hendrix's music was escapism."
Author: Perry Farrell
31. "I think that you have to bear in mind that music is about escape, and it's not unreasonable to think the music business would be based around escapism."
Author: Peter Hook
32. "People talk-- they sneer at escapism. Well, there are those of us who need it."
Author: Piers Anthony
33. "Fiction is just that–fiction. Yes, it is serious business, but it should also be taken for face value. It's entertainment. It's escapism. It's 365 pages of relaxation."
Author: Rachael Wade
34. "I think we simply all like to project ourselves into somebody else - somebody who is better-looking, richer, smarter. It's comforting. It's escapism, and that, of course, is what the movies are supposed to be all about. Ultimately, I think it's just part of human nature to pretend."
Author: Richard D. Zanuck
35. "Bond was escapism, but not meant to be imitated in real life."
Author: Roger Moore
36. "Internal growth and development were not entirely unaffected by my external environment. No amount of escapism, through either the physical or the mental outlets, could cushion me from the reality of what was taking place."
Author: Sara Niles
37. "It would be easy to say that I want to play a role that was very much like myself, but more or less with acting, you get to be all these different things, and you aren't trying to be yourself, so it's escapism in a way."
Author: Summer Altice
38. "For me, it´s sloth," I say. "Hedonistic sloth and escapism."
Author: Suzanne Finnamore
39. "Fantasy is escapism, but wait... Why is this wrong? What are you escaping from, and where are you escaping to? Is the story opening windows or slamming doors? The British author G.K. Chesterton summarized the role of fantasy very well. He said its purpose was to take the everyday, commonplace world and lift it up and turn it around and show it to us from a different perspective, so that once again we see it for the first time and realize how marvelous it is. Fantasy - the ability to envisage the world in many different ways - is one of the skills that make us human."
Author: Terry Pratchett
40. "It's all about escapism. That's essentially what all movies are about. It's a vicarious thrill."
Author: Todd Phillips
41. "People love escapism and there should be a place for it."
Author: Tom Hiddleston
42. "We offer a stark contrast to the bland escapism that chokes the charts,"
Author: Tom Morello
43. "My mom didn't let me play video games growing up, so now I do. Gaming gives me a chance to just let go, blow somebody up and fight somebody from another dimension. It's all escapism."
Author: Wayne Brady
44. "A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs."
Author: Wentworth Miller

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