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.)
Either God created us because he was lonely or we created him because we were.
Life is a lonely journey of no return.
Wisdom is a lonely child with none too few to slay...
(My look on this world and its endless stupidity.)
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).)
Lonely people keep up a ceaseless flow of commentary on themselves.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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).)
The most comfortable prison is still a lonely place.
(Kenneth Kolb. Nathan Juran. Genie (Richard Eyer), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, explaining why he wants to be free (1958).)