Quotations About / On: ALONE

  • 11.
    Everybody should know that Germany will not go it alone: there will be no restless Reich.
    (Helmut Kohl (b. 1930), German politician, chancellor. quoted in International Herald Tribune (Paris, Oct. 3, 1990).)
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  • 12.
    Someone who instinctively nourishes himself on ambrosia alone, who leaves behind what is indigestible in things.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 120, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Skirmishes of an Untimely Man," section 13 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889). A comment on Emerson's nature.)
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  • 13.
    In this vast country that he had so loved, he was alone.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Daru in Algeria, in Exile and the Kingdom, "The Guest," p. 49, Gallimard (1957).)
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  • 14.
    An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.
    (George Mikes (1912-1987), Hungarian-born British humorist. How To Be An Alien, ch. 1, sct. 14 (1946). Mikes elaborated further in How To Be Decadent (1977): "In shops the English stand in queues; in government offices they sit in queues; in churches they kneel in queues; at sale times, they lie in queues all night.")
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  • 15.
    With all this darkness round me I feel less alone.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First edition, 1958. Krapp, in Krapp's Last Tape, pp. 14-15, Grove Press (1960).)
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  • 16.
    People who live alone always have something on their minds that they would willingly share.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in About Love, Works, vol. 10, p. 67, "Nauka" (1976).)
  • 17.
    The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.
    (Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. "On Coalition Government," vol. 3, April 24, 1945, Selected Works.)
  • 18.
    Rome alone can resist Rome.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Viriate, in Sertorius, act 3, sc. 1 (1662). Viriate argues that only Roman citizens can defeat the tyranny that reigns there.)
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  • 19.
    Such a man as instinctively feeds on pure ambrosia and leaves alone the indigestible in things.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. "Expeditions of an Untimely Man," aphorism 13, Twilight of the Idols (1889).)
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  • 20.
    The only time a man thinks is when he's alone.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 93, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).)
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