Why do you think they don't leave?...
They've built their own prison. And so they exist
in a state of schizophrenia where they are both
guards and prisoners, and as a result, they no
longer have – having been lobotomized – the
capacity to leave the prison they've made or to
even see it as a prison...

And then he went into his pocket, and he took out
 a seed for a tree, and he said, “This is a pine tree.”
And he put it in my hand. And he said,
“Escape before it’s too late.”

MY DINNER WITH ANDRE, 1981