„How can a bird that is born for joy
Sit in a cage and sing?“

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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William Blake25
englischer Maler und Dichter 1757 - 1827

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„Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.“

—  Alejandro Jodorowsky Filmmaker and comics writer 1929

As quoted in Investing with Impact: Why Finance is a Force for Good (2016) by Jeremy Balkin

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„The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.“

—  Germaine Greer Australian feminist author 1939

Article "Abortion", The Sunday Times, 21 May 1972

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„I think my great book is Born to Sing: An Interpretation and World Survey of Bird Song.“

—  Charles Hartshorne Philosopher 1897 - 2000

In Herbert F. Vetter, " Not The Average Philosopher http://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/unitarians/hartshorne.html", Harvard Magazine, May/June 1997, Volume 99, Number 5. Vetter was surprised by this, given Hartshorne's dozens of substantial books on theology.

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„A cage went in search of a bird.“

—  Franz Kafka, buch Die Zürauer Aphorismen

The Zürau Aphorisms (1917 - 1918), 16

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„I am a cage, in search of a bird.“

—  Franz Kafka, buch Die Zürauer Aphorismen

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The Zürau Aphorisms (1917 - 1918)
Variante: A cage went in search of a bird.

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„A forest bird never wants a cage.“

—  Henrik Ibsen, The Master Builder

Hilda, Act III
The Master Builder (1892)

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„I sit in my tree
I sing like the birds
My beak is my pen
My songs are my poems.“

—  David Almond, buch My Name Is Mina

Quelle: My Name Is Mina

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„God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.“

—  Jacques Deval French film director and writer 1890 - 1972

Quoted in Barbara K. Rodes and Rice Odell, A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations (1992), p. 22

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„And you can cage the songbird,
But you can't make her sing.
And you can trap the free bird,
But you'll have to clip her wings.
`Cause she'll soar like a hawk when she flies,
But she'll dive like an eagle when she dies.“

—  Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947

Cage the Songbird, written by Elton John, Bernie Taupin, and Davey Johnstone
Song lyrics, Blue Moves (1976)

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„Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful!' and sitting in the shade.“

—  Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936

Quelle: Complete Verse

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„A person isn't a bird. You can't cage a person.“

—  Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons

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