Jail quotes

  • The Bible says, 'The truth shall make you free.' But let's not forget it was Spiro Agnew who said that a good lie will keep you out of jail in the first place.
    -- A. Whitney Brown

    #Wisdom #Lying #Jail

  • But Ash, I can't continue to want you from a distance. To love you and not have you. I'd end up in jail if anyone tried to touch you and God forbid you tried to date someone.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Distance #Love You #Jail

  • I don't want want to go to jail, I'm fragile.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Funny #Jail #Want

  • I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Education #School #Jail

  • To stand up for truth is nothing. For truth, you must sit in jail.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Jail #Truth Is

  • Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail
    -- Alfred Whitney Griswold

    #Book #Ideas #Jail

  • Okay, first thing tomorrow we hit the streets around Taccone's place. Somebody saw something.' 'I got it covered.' 'The DiMarcos might be in town.' 'Actually, they're in jail.' 'All seven of them?' Hale shrugged. 'It was an interesting October.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Jail #Interesting #Saws

  • OPIATE, n. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Doors #Jail #Identity

  • I should still be in jail.
    -- Amnat Ruenroeng

    #Jail #Should #Stills

  • If I wasn't a champion, I'd still be in jail. That makes me try very hard.
    -- Amnat Ruenroeng

    #Jail #Champion #Trying

  • What is it about the government and its agents and employees that they can lie to us with impunity, but we risk being sent to jail if we lie to them?
    -- Andrew Napolitano

    #Lying #Government #Jail

  • Nobody black had learned anything from the Letter from the Birmingham Jail or from the I Have a Dream speech. That was a revelation of white people.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Dream #White #Jail

  • Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Zoos #Jail #Population

  • The presumption of innocence only means you don't go right to jail.
    -- Ann Coulter

    #Mean #Jail #Innocence

  • If you do things, whether it's acting or music or painting, do it without fear - that's my philosophy. Because nobody can arrest you and put you in jail if you paint badly, so there's nothing to lose.
    -- Anthony Hopkins

    #Philosophy #Jail #Acting

  • It's not just the over $8 billion that we would be saving in law enforcement; it's also the over $8 billion that we would be making by taxing marijuana... We are filling our jails with nonviolent drug offenders - predominantly young, predominantly African American... It's a great beyond left and right issue. It has support across the political spectrum and also the support of the majority of the American people.
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Marijuana #Law #Jail

  • Pity the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds. Pity the nation that needs to jail those who ask for justice, while communal killers, mass murderers, corporate scamsters, looters, rapists, and those who prey on the poorest of the poor, roam free.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Jail #Justice #Silence

  • Send me to jail in 48 hours if I am corrupt.
    -- Arvind Kejriwal

    #Jail #Hours #48 Hours

  • What can I do if everyone from the president to a junior bureaucrat is dying to convict me. If I am such a criminal, what was I doing outside jail before my marriage to Benazir?
    -- Asif Ali Zardari

    #Jail #Dying #President

  • The government has created a nation of paper criminals. People can be put in jail and lose civil rights and liberties through bureaucratic procedures.The only thing that is keeping you out of jail is government goodwill.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Rights #Government #Jail

  • Of course it can be said of jails, too, that they try - by punishing the troublesome - to deter others. No doubt, in certain instances this deterrence actually works. But generally speaking it fails conspicuously.
    -- Barbara Deming

    #Jail #Doubt #Trying

  • And unless you think there is a serious chance you're going to jail, don't listen to your lawyer.
    -- Barney Frank

    #Thinking #Jail #Serious

  • The effect of Welfarism on freedom will be felt later on - after its beneficiaries have become its victims, after dependence on government has turned into bondage and it is too late to unlock the jail.
    -- Barry Goldwater

    #Government #Jail #Too Late

  • I went to jail at 16 for stealing tires off Cadillacs. When I got out I said, Never again.
    -- Barry White

    #Jail #Cadillacs #Tire

  • Jefferson thought schools would produce free men: we prove him right by putting dropouts in jail.
    -- Benjamin Barber

    #School #Men #Jail

  • Jail is much easier on people who have nothing.
    -- Bernhard Goetz

    #Jail #People #Easier

  • The voice I have now, I got the first time I sang in a movement meeting, after I got out of jail... and I'd never heard it before in my life.
    -- Bernice Johnson Reagon

    #Voice #Jail #Movement

  • Every tiny molecule of Ash is in motion with my heat I am such a Lunatic that I am free even in Jail.
    -- Bhagat Singh

    #Jail #Molecules #Ashes

  • Why do we put people who are on drugs in jail? They're sick, they're not criminals. Sick people don't get healed in prison. You see? It makes no sense.
    -- Bill Hicks

    #Jail #People #Sick

  • If a man….who’s playing in front of the public, is being well paid, and he doesn’t dedicate himself to the job, I’d be hard on him. If I could I would put him in jail, out of the road of society. Because he’s a menace
    -- Bill Shankly

    #Jobs #Men #Jail

  • For digital natives, public schools are jails
    -- Bing Gordon

    #School #Jail #Digital

  • Steal a little, and they put you in jail. Steal a lot, and they make you king.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Kings #Jail #Politics

  • They say that patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings steal a little and they throw you in jail. Steal a lot and then they make you king.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Life #Kings #Jail

  • Oh, the inmates and the prisoners I found they were my kind And it was there inside the bars I found my peace of mind But the jails they were too crowded Institutions overflowed So they turned me loose to walk upon Life's hurried tangled road
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Jail #Tangled #Mind

  • Oooh, if you have never been to Alaska, go there while it is still wild. My favorite uncle asked me if I wanted to go there, Uncle Sam. He said if you don't go, you're going to jail. That is how Uncle Sam asks you.
    -- Bob Ross

    #Uncles #Alaska #Jail

  • I saw an Elvis Presley movie Jailhouse Rock, where he gets out of jail and makes his own records and takes them to the radio stations himself. And then, he puts records in the store. After seeing that, I made records an put them in stores.
    -- Bobby Vinton

    #Rocks #Jail #Records

  • LL Cool J was a rapper-turned-actor, and I also relate to him because he was sort of a ladies' man and had a female fan base, but yet he's a positive dude. You never read about him getting into trouble or going to jail.
    -- Bow Wow

    #Men #Rapper #Jail

  • Jail's like school but you can't leave.
    -- Boy George

    #School #Jail

  • Yesterday's truth is today's bullshit. Even yesterday's liberating insight is today's jail of stale explanation.
    -- Brad Blanton

    #Yesterday #Jail #Bullshit

  • With random urinalysis, there's a clear choice - either get high or go to jail.
    -- Brian Baird

    #Jail #Choices #Getting High

  • It was better to be in a jail where you could bang the walls than in a jail you could not see.
    -- Carson McCullers

    #Wall #Jail #Bangs

  • Jesus would be framed and in jail if he was living today.
    -- Carson McCullers

    #Jesus #Jail #Would Be

  • Jace shook his blond head in exasperation. "You had to make a crazy jail friend, didn't you? You couldn't just count ceiling tiles or tame a pet mouse like normal prisoners do?
    -- Cassandra Clare

    #Crazy #Jail #Pet

  • I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Drinking #Jail #Bail

  • If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Friendship #Jail #Interesting

  • What? You’d dare drink right after getting out of jail for intoxication?” That’s when you need a drink the most.
    -- Charles Bukowski

    #Jail #Needs #Drink

  • No one has any license to brag because he is honest. That should be natural instinct and, besides, if you are not, they put you in jail. Honesty is merely a form of insurance.
    -- Charles Comiskey

    #Honesty #Jail #Instinct

  • Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by financial fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that's wrong,
    -- Charles Ferguson

    #Years #Jail #Forgive Me

  • Morality may keep you out of jail, but it takes the blood of Jesus Christ to keep you out of hell.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Jesus #Blood #Jail

  • I was pretty much a mess out of primary school. I really experienced a lot more of that stuff from the ages of seven to twelve, where there was a really popular girl at my school, and I was obsessed with her, like you'd go to jail for that stuff today. I'm so embarrassed to say this, but I was in tears one day, because I couldn't sit next to her.
    -- Charlize Theron

    #Girl #School #Jail

  • Are you there vodka? It's me, Chelsea. Please get me out of jail and I promise I will never drink again. Drink and drive. I will never drink and drive again. I may even start my own group fashioned after MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, but I'll call it AWLTDASH, Alcoholics Who Like to Drink and Stay Home.
    -- Chelsea Handler

    #Mother #Home #Jail

  • I've come out of a small jail and entered a bigger one.
    -- Chen Guangcheng

    #Jail #Bigger

  • Poor people, especially those of color, are worth nothing to corporations and private contractors if they are on the street. In jail and prisons, however, they can each generate corporate revenues of $30,000 to $40,000 a year.
    -- Chris Hedges

    #Color #Years #Jail

  • Journalists don't need a get-out-of-jail-free card, ... Instead we should be given more access to information.
    -- Chris Powell

    #Jail #Needs #Cards

  • My mother always says: "You know better, so you'll be punished. Your friends don't know better, so they won't be punished. They can go snatch chains and they'll be fine. But if you snatch chains, you'll end up in jail because you know better."
    -- Chris Rock

    #Mother #Jail #Ends

  • Jail was a result of me not taking time for myself. So I was forced to take some time for myself.
    -- Christian Slater

    #Jail #Results #Take Time

  • Given the way his night had been going so far, he didn't have time to go to jail.
    -- Christine Warren

    #Night #Jail #Way

  • You see the world, you end up in jail three or four times, you accumulate experience. And it gives you something to say. If you don't have anything to say then you shouldn't be making films. It's nothing to do with what lens you're using.
    -- Christopher Doyle

    #Jail #Giving #Lenses

  • If you ever feel so happy you land in jail, I'm your bail.
    -- Cole Porter

    #Cute #Land #Jail

  • If the newspapers of a country are filled with good news, the jails of that country will be filled with good people.
    -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    #Country #Jail #People

  • When a person goes to a country and finds their newspapers filled with nothing but good news, he can bet there are good men in jail.
    -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    #Country #Men #Jail

  • To put someone in jail for using drugs in the privacy of his hotel room is just barbaric.
    -- Danny Sugerman

    #Jail #Drug #Rooms

  • It's awfully easy to be in love in jail
    -- Dashiell Hammett

    #Jail #Easy

  • We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
    -- Dave Barry

    #Strong #Patriotic #Jail

  • At nighttime, you just try to keep him out of jail.
    -- David Cone

    #Yankees #Jail #Trying

  • [democrats] hated Richard Nixon, and no wonder. It was Nixon who sent Alger Hiss to jail, and Nixon who waged the Vietnam War after the Democrats gave up,
    -- David Frum

    #War #Jail #Vietnam

  • You can tell a lot about a civilization by the quality of the people found in its jails.
    -- David Gerrold

    #Civilization #Jail #People

  • I spent two months in a jail once. In a Mexican border town.
    -- Dean Ambrose

    #Two #Jail #Mexican

  • What would Kathy say if she knew I let the whole crew eat those Oreos when they never did eat their carrot sticks (which I had so firmly required as prerequisite)? All three of my kids were probably heading for disease (not enough veggies) and jail (not enough discipline).
    -- Dean Hughes

    #Kids #Jail #Discipline

  • There is something fantastic about getting divorced. Everyone should do it to experience the extraordinary sense of freedom after being in marriage jail.
    -- Delia Ephron

    #Divorce #Jail #Fantastic

  • I want to see somebody go to jail over the financial crisis and not just black, brown and poor whites over humbles and minor drug beefs.
    -- Don Cheadle

    #Jail #Drug #Black

  • Man, I've been to jail. It was hell in there, but I survived, If they put me back, I'll come out again. I'm one of the world's great survivors. I'll always survive because I've got the right combination of wit, grit and bullshit.
    -- Don King

    #Men #Jail #Boxing

  • I'd rather deal with Tipper than Bush. He's trying to kill everybody in jail.
    -- Dr. Dre

    #Jail #Trying #Deals

  • I love what I do. I love to capture the guy. I love to tell the victim 'Don't worry anymore. They're in jail.' And this is my way to heaven. This is my way to contribute to America what I know how to do best, and that's chase down the predator.
    -- Duane Chapman

    #America #Jail #Worry

  • Why are we proud? We are proud, first of all, because from the beginning of this Nation, a man can walk upright, no matter who he is, or who she is. He can walk upright and meet his friend--or his enemy; and he does not fear that because that enemy may be in a position of great power that he can be suddenly thrown in jail to rot there without charges and with no recourse to justice. We have the habeas corpus act, and we respect it.
    -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

    #Men #Jail #Justice

  • I was going to go make a film in Greece. if they caught you with this much marijuana, they threw you in jail, no questions asked, and I was trying to stuff it in my deodorant bottles. I thought, what I am doing?
    -- Dyan Cannon

    #Marijuana #Jail #Trying

  • Why can't we be friends now?" said the other, holding him affectionately. "It's what I want. It's what you want." But the horses didn't want it — they swerved apart: the earth didn't want it, sending up rocks through which riders must pass single file; the temple, the tank, the jail, the palace, the birds, the carrion, the Guest House, that came into view as they emerged from the gap and saw Mau beneath: they didn't want it, they said in their hundred voices "No, not yet," and the sky said "No, not there.
    -- E. M. Forster

    #Horse #Voice #Jail

  • Clinton has more important things to worry about. He not only risks being destroyed historically, like Afghanistan's Buddha statues; he also could end up going to jail.
    -- Ed Koch

    #Jail #Worry #Risk

  • If you seek violence, we will seek to put you in jail.
    -- Ed Koch

    #Jail #Violence

  • Sex gets people killed, put in jail, beaten up, bankrupted, and disgraced, to say nothing of ruined - personally, politically, and professionally. Looking for sex can lead to misfortune, and if you get lucky and find it, it can leave you maimed, infected, or dead. Other than that, it's swell: the great American pastime. ... You probably won't see it on a bumper sticker, but sex kills.
    -- Edna Buchanan

    #Sex #Jail #People

  • If you tell the truth all day long, you will end up in jail.
    -- Elaine Stritch

    #Jail #Long #Telling The Truth

  • In prison, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.
    -- Eldridge Cleaver

    #Jail #Want #Prison

  • I guess you will have to go to jail. If that is the result of not understanding the Income Tax Law, I will meet you there. We shall have a merry, merry time, for all our friends will be there. It will be an intellectual center, for no one understands the Income Tax Law except persons who have not sufficient intelligence to understand the questions that arise under it.
    -- Elihu Root

    #Law #Jail #Understanding

  • The letters from jail are always disconcerting.
    -- Eliza Dushku

    #Jail #Letters

  • The drug war has nothing to do with making communities livable or creating a decent future for black kids. On the contrary, prohibition is directly responsible for the power of crack dealers to terrorize whole neighborhoods. And every cent spent on the cops, investigators, bureaucrats, courts, jails, weapons, and tests required to feed the drug-war machine is a cent not spent on reversing the social policies that have destroyed the cities, nourished racism, and laid the groundwork for crack culture.
    -- Ellen Willis

    #War #Kids #Jail

  • We must stop criminalizing mental illness. It's a national tragedy and scandal that the L.A. County Jail is the biggest psychiatric facility in the United States.
    -- Elyn Saks

    #Jail #Tragedy #United States

  • I've got to formulate a plot or end up in jail or shot, success is my only option, failure's not.
    -- Eminem

    #Jail #Plot #Ends

  • I may be arrested, I may be tried and thrown into jail, but I never will be silent.
    -- Emma Goldman

    #Jail #May #Silent

  • I think there are too many people in jail for too long and for not necessarily good reasons.
    -- Eric Holder

    #Thinking #Jail #Long

  • I think every person should go to jail once.
    -- Ernests Gulbis

    #Thinking #Jail #Should

  • But when we have families, when we have children, this gives us a purpose for being, to protect our children, to avoid going to jail because if I'm in jail, who looks after my children, who's there for my wife?.
    -- Ernie Hudson

    #Children #Jail #Giving

  • For me, soldiers are all equal. Those black people wore your same uniform, fought on your side, and so you will be in the same jail.
    -- Erwin Rommel

    #Your Side #Jail #People

  • Some statesmen go to Congress and some go to jail. It is the same thing, after all.
    -- Eugene Field

    #Jail #Congress

  • I would rather a thousand times be a free soul in jail than to be a sycophant and coward in the streets.
    -- Eugene V. Debs

    #Jail #Soul #Coward

  • There si nothing upon the face of the earth so insipid as a medium. Give me love or hate! A friend that will go to jail for me, or an enemy that will run me through the body!
    -- Fanny Burney

    #Running #Hate #Jail

  • When I was in jail, I was a lot of people's favorite person. I practically ran the jail. I had more freedom than the police.
    -- Flavor Flav

    #Jail #People #Police

  • Being in jail, it's humbled me in a way I never imagined.
    -- Foxy Brown

    #Jail #Way

  • Criminals look at identity theft and say only 1 in 700 criminals gets convicted of it. And they look at check forgery and they know that for every 1,400 forgers arrested, only about 123 get convicted and about 26 go to jail. So the rewards are great, but the risks are very slim. So that's one of the reasons that make it very popular.
    -- Frank Abagnale

    #Jail #Risk #Identity

  • You can kill a revolutionary but you can't kill revolution...you can jail a liberator but you can't jail liberation.
    -- Fred Hampton

    #Jail #Revolution #Revolutionary

  • If, after obtaining Buddhahood, anyone in my land gets tossed in jail on a vagrancy rap, may I not attain highest perfect enlightenment.
    -- Gary Snyder

    #Rap #Land #Jail