Quotations About / On: ALONE

  • 41.
    The only time a man thinks is when he's alone.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La cabeza a pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 93, Madrid, Cruz y Raya (1934).)
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  • 42.
    Sometimes we have to go through the darkness alone, before we can see the light.
    (Adele Comandini. Edward Sutherland. Michael O'Brien (Charles Winninger), Beyond Tomorrow, to the spirit of one of his partners, who has joined him at the gates of Heaven (1940). Original story by Mildred Cram and Adele Comandini.)
  • 43.
    Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. Mrs. Dalloway, p. 62 (1925).)
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  • 44.
    To be adult is to be alone.
    (Jean Rostand (1894-1977), French biologist, writer. repr. In The Substance of Man (1962). Pensées d'un Biologiste (1939).)
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  • 45.
    True bravery means doing alone that which one could do if all the world were by.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 217 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 46.
    To think to be wise alone is a very great folly.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 232 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 47.
    If man knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they'd never marry.
    (O. Henry [William Sydney Porter] (1862-1910), U.S. short-story writer. "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog," The Four Million (1906).)
  • 48.
    Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
    (Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director. Hannah (Paulette Goddard), The Great Dictator, said to the Barber (Charles Chaplin) while musing about the state-sponsored anti-Semitism that runs rampant in the Tomanian streets (1940).)
  • 49.
    A man who finishes a book is always alone when he finishes it ...
    (Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Scribble Scrabble, ch. 6 (1978). Written in 1975.)
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  • 50.
    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).)
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