Quotations About / On: LONELY
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
(Tennessee Williams (1914-1983), U.S. dramatist. Don Quixote, in "Prologue," Camino Real.)
When I am alone it doesn't mean I am lonely,
(Sometimes you need to be yourself.)
When I am lonely it doesn't mean I am alone'...
Receives all arrows the universal quiver
as the sea receives all lonely rivers
Life is a lonely journey of no return.
It's a dismally lonely business, writing.
(Toni Cade Bambara (b. 1939), African American fiction writer. As quoted in Black Women Writers at Work, ch. 2, by Claudia Tate (1985).)
Even cats grow lonely and anxious.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
The higher one climbs the lonelier one is.
(Mary Barnett Gilson (1877-?), U.S. factory personnel manager, economist, and educator. What's Past is Prologue, ch. 19 (1940).)
What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, bk. 5, ch. 44 (1872).)
The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Wisdom is a lonely child with none too few to slay...
(My look on this world and its endless stupidity.)