Quotations About / On: ALONE

  • 11.
    You have to be taught to leave us alone. Leave us alone.
    (Stirling Silliphant (b. 1918), U.S. screenwriter, and Wolf Rilla. David Zellaby (Martin Stephens), Village of the Damned, speaking to his uncle about himself and the other alien children (1960).)
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  • 12.
    I want to be alone ... I just want to be alone.
    (William A. Drake, screenwriter, and Edmund Goulding. Grusinskaya (Greta Garbo), in Grand Hotel (film) (1932). The phrase was associated with Garbo although she claims never to have said it word for word: "I only said I want to be let alone." In the movie The Single Standard, she spoke the line: "I am walking alone because I want to be alone.")
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  • 13.
    We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
    (Orson Welles (1915-1984), U.S. filmmaker, actor, producer. Quoted in Henry Jaglom, Someone to Love (1985). Definition of loneliness contributed by Welles to author.)
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  • 14.
    ā€œI am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.ā€
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  • 15.
    Life's an awfully lonesome affair.... You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming.
    (Emily Carr (1871-1945), Canadian artist. "The Elephant," entry for July 16, 1933, Hundreds and Thousands: The Journals of Emily Carr (1966).)
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  • 16.
    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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  • 17.
    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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  • 18.
    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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  • 19.
    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).)
  • 20.
    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.)
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