Quotations About / On: LONELY

  • 31.
    Neither one can penetrate in to the world of another nor can assimilate with its own. So long the individual exists there cannot be a union of the two. The coalition is just an adjustment to avoid fear of insecurity being lonely which at last breeds friction and suffering. Only in the death of the individual there is love which has unlimited space to include all.
    (love)
    More quotations from: Ramakrushna Sahu
  • 32.
    The time was born for you and i! And we made love when it was ripe; but, things turned around and, you left me lonely.
    (Love and pain)
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 33.
    Gone with the wind! But, this question has no answer for the lonely in the cold; however, there is hope in life if only if, we do not give up.
    (Hope)
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 34.
    The poem is about comprehension of beauty. While looking for an apt image, I came across this and learned about Wabi-sabi. I am a Wabi-sabist partially. Actually I had seen an image of an empty worn out wooden chair on Gabriel Garcia Marquez's celebrated novel One hundred years of solitude, although the theme was isolation and endless waiting there, I like that. I am fascinated by still lonely images in exotic interior spaces.
    (Charu Gandhi. In response to the poem 'Just Another')
    More quotations from: Sadiqullah Khan
  • 35.
    Really to succeed, we must give; of our souls to the soulless, of our love to the lonely, of our intelligence to the dull. Business is quite as much a process of giving as it is of getting.
    (Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 6 (1928).)
    More quotations from: Alice Foote MacDougall, lonely, love
  • 36.
    You'll stay here with me my child, won't you? It's been so lonely without you. But you've come to me at last, haven't you? Now you'll sing for me and I'll play and we'll be together forever.
    (Eric Taylor, and Leroux. Arthur Lubin. Erique Claudin (Claude Rains), Phantom of the Opera, to Christine, whom he's taken to his underground home (1943). Adaptation by John Jacoby.)
  • 37.
    I have at last, after several months' experience, made up my mind that [New York] is a splendid desert—a domed and steepled solitude, where the stranger is lonely in the midst of a million of his race.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Daily Alta California (June 5, 1867). Mark Twain's Travels with Mr. Brown, ch. 25, eds. Franklin Walker and G. Ezra Dane, Knopf (1940).)
  • 38.
    Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer's loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates. For he does his work alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day.
    (Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), U.S. author. address recorded for the Nobel Prize Committee, Dec. 10, 1954, accepting the Nobel Prize for literature. Published in Carlos Baker, Hemingway: the Writer as Artist, ch. 13, third edition (1963).)
  • 39.
    The twentieth-century artist who uses symbols is alienated because the system of symbols is a private one. After you have dealt with the symbols you are still private, you are still lonely, because you are not sure anyone will understand it except yourself. The ransom of privacy is that you are alone.
    (Louise Bourgeois (b. 1911), U.S. sculptor. As quoted in Lives and Works, by Lynn F. Miller and Sally S. Swenson (1981).)
    More quotations from: Louise Bourgeois, lonely, alone
  • 40.
    A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey's gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind.
    (John Cheever (1912-1982), U.S. author. "The Sixties," 1966 entry, John Cheever: The Journals, ed. Robert Gottlieb (1991).)
    More quotations from: John Cheever, autumn, lonely, wind
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