What is escape?

Famous quotes containing the word escape:

    Those deprived of such friends rejoice; those who have them pray to escape them.
    Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.)

    With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    The great fact in life, the always possible escape from dullness, was the lake. The sun rose out of it, the day began there; it was like an open door that nobody could shut. The land and all its dreariness could never close in on you. You had only to look at the lake, and you knew you would soon be free.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)