Escapism Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Escapism Quotes from Christopher Priest, Michael Korda, David Lloyd, Cole Sprouse, Chris Harris. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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I think everybody wants to feel validated in some way, and when you’re looking for leisure activities or if you’re looking for escapism or things like that, you want to read about characters you can identify with.
Christopher Priest
It strikes me that people want to be engaged, and that those who go into a bookstore in a time of crisis are much more likely to be looking for explanation than for escapism.
Michael Korda
Our society’s need for escapism has always interested me.
David Lloyd
Maybe it was escapism, but I had become obsessed with going to remote locations and keeping myself behind the camera.
Cole Sprouse
Top Gear’ is for the whole family, regardless of gender, sitting down together to enjoy some slightly silly escapism.
Chris Harris
Writing is my escapism.
Ant Anstead
Acting is an amazing job. I’m very lucky to do it, and when you’re working with terrific people, telling stories you care about, and know it reaches an audience who care about it, too, there is an escapism in that.
Shaun Evans
My books are just pure escapism for kids.
Dav Pilkey
I’ve always been a rule-breaker and a rebel. For me, drag has always been about rebellion, but also escapism. I think being able to creatively direct your own world is super powerful – and it’s beautiful.
Violet Chachki
Escapism or nostalgia, for me, is not about having a terrible life and trying to get away via imaginary ideas or something.
Washed Out
I think escapism is very important, certainly in my life. I love nothing more than escaping into the world of a film or a novel. To be involved in creating that for other people is a privilege.
Ben Barnes
Working behind the cocktail bar was a different kind of escapism, a creative outlet with a newfound respect for alcohol. I didn’t drink as I was also working day shifts in a coffee shop and, later, the fire service, and needed my wits about me to pull off my 60-hour working weeks.
Jack Monroe
I just enjoyed telling stories. I enjoyed watching films and reading and becoming someone else. I spent a lot of time on my own when I was younger; I enjoyed my own company and still do, so it was a source of escapism.
Tuppence Middleton
I love all that kind of gothic Bram Stoker kind of thing. I love to get lost in that kind of escapism.
Rob Halford
‘Strictly’ is feel-good escapism.
Tess Daly
I do like escapism. I like going to the movies on a Friday night and seeing something fun.
Charlie Kaufman
I sell escapism.
Jimmy Buffett
I’d been to Mosul and back and forth to Iraq and Latin America, and it was all quite harrowing… and I felt like I wanted a month or two of total escapism.
Stacey Dooley
Geography was the lesson I always looked forward to most. It was a form of escapism. It could be bleak midwinter outside but inside you’re learning about African farming methods or the Great Lakes. No other lesson had that excitement.
Ben Fogle
Jimi Hendrix’s music was escapism.
Perry Farrell
Bond was escapism, but not meant to be imitated in real life.
Roger Moore
I’m a fan of the sensibility of comics, and I love the escapism of them and the defining of good and evil. They’re just so creative, too.
David Leitch
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.
Chuck D
Where once Lego offered a whimsical form of escapism into the world of the subconscious, encouraging creativity and imagination, it’s transformed into a rigid ‘box ticking’ discipline where children are encouraged to build by conformity.
Ben Fogle
I have an understanding of how much is at stake in football, how much money is at stake, how much investment there is and what it means to the fans. It’s an emotional game. It’s a focal point for communities. It’s escapism for fans. Sport is a wonderful thing but it is just that: sport. It is my job.
Nigel Pearson
People who read on holiday always have a better time because it’s total escapism, both physically and mentally.
Jasmine Guinness
Music can be a source of escapism.
Danielle de Niese
But to me, ‘Worlds’ is meant as kind of an appreciation of fiction and stories and escapism and fantasy.
Porter Robinson
I was a big party guy in my twenties, and kind of a playboy as well. I adopted a lot of values and goals that were fairly superficial and, in many cases, self-destructive. They looked cool and sounded sexy on the surface, but underneath, there was no real meaning going on, just a lot of escapism.
Mark Manson
Sport is escapism. Sport is a release.
Christian Horner
Music is escapism, it’s entertainment.
Andy Taylor
Born And Bred’ is pure escapism, and where we film is one of the most beautiful places in the country.
Chris Chibnall
Without its roots in reality, I don’t think escapism can survive.
Rajkumar Hirani
That idea of escapism… these words could sum up my life.
Ella Maillart
It’s all about escapism. That’s essentially what all movies are about. It’s a vicarious thrill.
Todd Phillips
I think we love the escapism of something like ‘Cinderella,’ and I think we do with ‘Thor.’
Kenneth Branagh
I think what makes Narnia a magical place is that it offers escapism – escapism from a world that is so different from the reality known by the characters and the reality known by the fans.
Will Poulter
You’re used to having a camera in your face when you’re playing a character – it’s like having a mask on. But when you have to be you, you’re so worried you’ll make an idiot of yourself. Acting is a kind of escapism.
Sheridan Smith
Even though music is something I travel around doing, it is also a very private thing. A sort of escapism.
Agnes Obel
Escapism is survival to me.
Johnny Depp
Escapism always has its place, but when movies connect to other things around us and suggest implications that haven’t been considered before, that’s a dividend, too, even when our love of movies becomes complicated as a result.
Steve Erickson
For me, makeup will always be about glamour, fantasy, and escapism!
Violet Chachki
I think escapism is really important.
Jordana Brewster
You come to work and you laugh all day, you go home and you feel light and there’s a certain feeling when you’re sitting with the audience and they leave after 90 minutes and it’s just pure escapism and they’re happy.
Gabrielle Union
Science fiction should not be dismissed as escapism. It is a profound vehicle for talking about social and political issues.
Robert J. Sawyer
People talk about escapism as though it’s something nasty but escapism is wonderful!
Margaret Forster
You know, going to the movies has always been recession-proof. It’s fairly cheap entertainment; it’s classic escapism.
John Lasseter
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.
Peter Hook
I think people are interested in celebrities because it’s easy, disposable entertainment and it’s fun escapism.
Perez Hilton
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.
Richard D. Zanuck
It may be that the seemingly intrinsic attraction that past time has for me is merely a desire for escapism, as I look out at the nation and world with little optimism.
David Souter
People often ask me if fantasy is about escapism, and I personally don’t think it is.
Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Sometimes we need pure relief. Sometimes we need pure escapism. Sometimes we need major reflection on some aspects of our collective unconscious.
Marielle Heller
To be honest, Peter Pan was one of those fairy tales that I sort of related to, and I think that’s the case with a lot of kids. The whole idea of escapism really resonates with a lot of kids.
Robbie Kay
I like to make all kinds of shows and films, whether it’s fantasy or big-popcorn, big-screen escapism or dramas based on real events.
Ron Howard
Coming out of the ’60s and the Vietnam War in America, it was commonplace for people to make films that had relevance to them. And since the ’70s, cinema has gone almost entirely in the direction of spectacle and escapism and superhero films.
Dan Gilroy
It’s stupid to say that there’s any comfort to be had in ‘knowing your place,’ but there is a sense of reassuring escapism to something like ‘Downton Abbey.’ There’s a perceived romance and elegance that is wonderful to lose yourself in.
Kate Reardon
Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment.
Alexander McQueen
There’s something about ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’ Everywhere I go, people wish me good luck; cabbies toot their horns. It’s lovely. I have a theory: in straitened times, there’s nothing like a bit of unapologetic escapism.
Cherie Lunghi
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.
Summer Altice
The fact that the public are mesmerised by Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and all these miserable people makes me laugh because those celebrities are more miserable than the people reading about them for escapism.
Corey Taylor
I challenge the idea that films about rich people are escapism and films about working class people are dour and sad. I find the opposite’s the case.
Ken Loach
Fiction should be an ethically safe space, free of fancy ideas. It should be dedicated modestly to relationships or escapism or the needs of luscious voyeurs.
Lydia Millet
Entertainment and escapism – those are the bigger money-making films today.
Robin Wright
As a form of escapism, yearning for the 20th century is understandable, but in practice it would be horrible – sort of like going on a holiday promising yourself you could go without the Internet, only to crumble and walk in a daze to the local Internet cafe to gorge on connectivity.
Douglas Coupland
I didn’t like school at all. I was bullied and didn’t have a good time. Boxing was my escapism, and the ring was where I felt best.
Joe Calzaghe
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.
Ken Adam
I lived in those old movie houses as a kid. I just loved them. What total escapism for someone.
Tab Hunter
The appeal of the paranormal bad boy – or James Bond super-spy, as one example of male escapism – can sometimes make everyday problems seem less dire. Thus, a few hours spent immersed in the world of the wicked yet alluring hero is the equivalent of a mini-vacation.
Jeaniene Frost
When I started Participant, I felt that the movie business was ripe for a company that dealt with big issues in a systemic way. I was a little surprised that nobody had done it before. But to most people, entertainment is escapism.
Jeffrey Skoll