Quotations About / On: LONELY

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 150, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 23.
    I am no more lonely than the loon in the pond that laughs so loud, or than Walden Pond itself. What company has that lonely lake, I pray?
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 152, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 24.
    When I am alone it doesn't mean I am lonely,
    When I am lonely it doesn't mean I am alone'...
    (Sometimes you need to be yourself.)
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  • 25.
    Gone with the wind! But, this question has no answer for the lonely in the cold; however, there is hope in life if only if, we do not give up.
    (Hope)
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  • 26.
    The poem is about comprehension of beauty. While looking for an apt image, I came across this and learned about Wabi-sabi. I am a Wabi-sabist partially. Actually I had seen an image of an empty worn out wooden chair on Gabriel Garcia Marquez's celebrated novel One hundred years of solitude, although the theme was isolation and endless waiting there, I like that. I am fascinated by still lonely images in exotic interior spaces.
    (Charu Gandhi. In response to the poem 'Just Another')
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  • 27.
    Really to succeed, we must give; of our souls to the soulless, of our love to the lonely, of our intelligence to the dull. Business is quite as much a process of giving as it is of getting.
    (Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 6 (1928).)
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  • 28.
    You'll stay here with me my child, won't you? It's been so lonely without you. But you've come to me at last, haven't you? Now you'll sing for me and I'll play and we'll be together forever.
    (Eric Taylor, and Leroux. Arthur Lubin. Erique Claudin (Claude Rains), Phantom of the Opera, to Christine, whom he's taken to his underground home (1943). Adaptation by John Jacoby.)
  • 29.
    I have at last, after several months' experience, made up my mind that [New York] is a splendid desert—a domed and steepled solitude, where the stranger is lonely in the midst of a million of his race.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Daily Alta California (June 5, 1867). Mark Twain's Travels with Mr. Brown, ch. 25, eds. Franklin Walker and G. Ezra Dane, Knopf (1940).)
  • 30.
    Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates. For he does his work alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day.
    (Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. address recorded for the Nobel Prize Committee, Dec. 10, 1954, accepting the Nobel Prize for literature. Published in Carlos Baker, Hemingway: the Writer as Artist, ch. 13, third edition (1963).)
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