Quotations About / On: LONELY

  • 11.
    Lonely people console themselves with self-absorption or curiosity.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 12.
    Lonely in the cold! But, when love comes, i will get the heat.
    (Love)
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  • 13.
    The more you stay in this kind of job, the more you realize that a public figure, a major public figure, is a lonely man.
    (Richard M. Nixon (1913-1995), U.S. Republican politician, president. Interview with Stewart Alsop, said during his term as vice president. Quoted in Alsop, "A Talk with Nixon," appendix, Nixon and Rockefeller: A Double Portrait (1960).)
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  • 14.
    Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority.
    (James Thurber (1894-1961), U.S. humorist, illustrator. "Thinking Ourselves Into Trouble," pt. 3, Collecting Himself (1989, first published 1939).)
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  • 15.
    The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and "mangled mind" leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.
    (Elizabeth Drew (1887-1965), Anglo-American author, critic. Poetry: A Modern Guide to Its Understanding and Enjoyment, pt. 2, ch. 13 (1959).)
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  • 16.
    The modern city hardly knows pure darkness or pure silence anymore, nor does it know the effect of a single small light or that of a lonely distant shout.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. The Autumn of the Middle Ages, ch. 1 (1921, trans. 1995).)
  • 17.
    Being prime minister is a lonely job.... you cannot lead from the crowd.
    (Margaret Thatcher (b. 1925), British politician; Prime Minister (1979-1990). The Downing Street Years, ch. 1 (1993).)
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  • 18.
    By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
    (Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Simple Simon," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).)
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  • 19.
    The haughty and imperious part of a man develops rapidly on one of these lonely sugar plantations, where the owner rarely meets with anyone except his slaves and minions.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. I, p. 254, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (January 30, 1849). Written while visiting a college classmate in Texas.)
  • 20.
    In his lonely solitude, the solitary man feeds upon himself; in the thronging multitude, the many feed upon him. Now choose.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 520, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 348, "From the Land of the Cannibals," (1879).)
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