Quotations About / On: ALONE

  • 51.
    We lunched and dined in crowded restaurants. We were always alone.
    (Muriel Box (b. 1905), British screenwriter, and Sydney Box (1907-1983), British screenwriter. Franceska (Ann Todd), The Seventh Veil, speaking of her relationship with Nicholas (1945).)
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  • 52.
    The creepy thing about battle is you always feel alone.
    (Samuel Fuller, U.S. screenwriter. Zab (Robert Carradine), The Big Red One (1980).)
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  • 53.
    On mourra seul. We shall die alone.
    (Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, mathematician. Pensées, iii. 211, ed. L. Brunschvieg, 5th edition (1909).)
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  • 54.
    Alone, lonely people talk to themselves. In company, they often continue.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 55.
    Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 56.
    There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone.
    (Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), Anglo-Irish novelist. The House in Paris, pt. 1, ch. 2 (1935).)
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  • 57.
    True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves.
    (Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969), German philosopher, sociologist, music critic. Minima Moralia, pt. 3, sct. 122, "Monograms," (1951), trans. by G.F.N. Jephcott (1978).)
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  • 58.
    [T]he temple through which alone lies the road to that of Liberty.
    (James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Madison to Jefferson, February 24, 1826. Madison Papers, Library of Congress. Speaking of universities.)
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  • 59.
    Children, dear and loving children, can alone console a woman for the loss of her beauty.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Mme. Gaston in a letter to Mme. De l'Estorade, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
  • 60.
    Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
    (Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778), French philosopher, author. "On Tragedy," letter 18, Letters on England (1732).)
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