Quotations About / On: ALONE

  • 61.
    Sometimes people who are never alone are the loneliest, don't you think so?
    (A.I. (Albert Isaac) Bezzerides, U.S. screenwriter, and Nicholas Ray. Mary Malden (Ida Lupino), On Dangerous Ground, to Detective Jim Wilson (Robert Ryan) (1952). Based on an adaptation of Gerald Butler's novel "Mad With Much Heart" by Bezzerides and Nicholas Ray (1911-1979).)
  • 62.
    Man alone resists the direction of gravitation: he constantly wants to fall—upwards.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 1, p. 95, selection 3[1], number 343, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to SummerAutumn 1882.)
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  • 63.
    We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, December 23, 1888, to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 3, p. 99, "Nauka" (1976).)
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  • 64.
    Testing oneself is best when done alone.
    (Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. "Trout," in Always a Reckoning and Other Poems, p. 115, New York: Times Books (1995). Describing the challenge of fishing for trout.)
  • 65.
    Even alone we go on justifying ourselves.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 66.
    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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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    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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  • 69.
    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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  • 70.
    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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