I Lost It All
Not a care in the world, until last week...
I talked to a to a homeless man this morning and asked him how he ended up this way. He said, “Up until last week, I still had it all. I had plenty to eat, my clothes were washed and pressed, I had a roof over my head, I had HDTV and Internet, and I went to the gym, the pool, and the library. I was working on my MBA on-line. I had no bills and no debt. I even had full medical coverage."
I felt sorry for him, so I asked, "What happened? Drugs? Alcohol? Divorce?"
"Oh no, nothing like that," he said. "No, no... I was paroled."
Confront: The chest of a prisoner. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
Burglarize: What a crook sees with. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
Weekends are an employee's parole. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
To a warden Utopia is an escape-proof jail. - Mark Twain
The most anxious man in a prison is the warden. - George Bernard Shaw
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail. - John Donne
Suspended Sentence: One where the prisoner is hanged - Daffynitions joe-ks.com
You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook. - Harry S Truman
In my country we go to prison first and then become president. - Nelson Mandela
When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out. - Ho Chi Minh
Jail is no place for a young fellow. There's no advancement. - Groucho Marx
I knew a girl so ugly, they use her in prisons to cure sex offenders. - Rodney Dangerfield
I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school. - Adlai Stevenson
Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world. - Samuel Johnson
There should be no bank too big to fail but no individual too big to jail. - Hillary Clinton
The degree of civilization in a society is revealed by entering its prisons. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Prison is the worst experience I've ever had in my life - besides death. - Duane Chapman
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. - Lewis B Smedes
The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution. - Sir Walter Raleigh
Dreams are excursions into the limbo of things, a semi-deliverance from the human prison. - Henri Amiel
You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts. - Unknown
People are prisoners of their phones; that's why it's called a 'cell' phone. - Unknown
Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. - Unknown
Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton. - Dan Duva
I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. - WC Fields
A cement mixer has collided with a prison van. Motorists are asked to look out for 16 hardened criminals. - Ronnie Corbett
Up until now, the prospect of parole has kept us from confronting our captors with any real determination. - George Jackson
Sometimes I feel like a normal person. Sometimes I forget I'm on parole, that I'm not really free. - Jennifer Lane
My parents live in a retirement community, which is basically a minimum-security prison with a golf course. - Joel Warshaw
One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be. - Oscar Wilde
There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him.
If he says, "Yes," you know he is a crook. - Groucho Marx
All those good people huddling behind bars in gated communities - it's the wrong way round. The others should have the bars. - Judy Sheindlin
While there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. - Eugene V Debs
Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list. - Yakov Smirnoff
Like a prisoner awaiting his release, like a schoolboy when the end of term is near, like a migrant bird ready to fly south... I long to be gone. - Malcolm Muggeridge