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Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely.

Tags: Alone, Love  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.

Tags: Alone, Strange  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

Tags: Faith, Pain  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.

Tags: Humble, Work  ✍ Author: Mother Teresa

I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world.

Tags: Between, Poetry  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

It's a dismally lonely business, writing.

Tags: Business, Writing  ✍ Author: Toni Cade Bambara

I'm an only child so am happy with my own company and I don't really get lonely.

Tags: Child, Happy  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.

Tags: Dreams, Time  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, 'No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving,' and then you do it.

Tags: Change, Future  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

I am never bored, never short of anything to do and I don't even ever feel lonely. I am quite gregarious and I get out and about a lot, but sometimes it is just wonderful to be on your own.

Tags: Bored, Short  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected.

Tags: Holiday  ✍ Author: Jimmy Cannon

My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely.

Tags: Life, Regret  ✍ Author: Truman Capote

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

Tags: Adventure, Romantic  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.

Tags: Minds, Talk  ✍ Author: Anton Chekhov

I don't have a sidekick - no Ed McMahon. So when I go out there, I'm lonely. It's scary.

Tags: Mcmahon, Scary  ✍ Author: Carson Daly

I still think of that guy I was without a wife or kids, and I still want to entertain that guy. The lonely guy, the frustrated guy, the guy with no money - this is the guy who needs to laugh.

Tags: Money, Wife  ✍ Author: Larry David

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.

Tags: Alone, Cannot  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

My first job was in a nursing home - a terrible place in retrospect. It was in an old house, and the residents were so lonely. People rarely visited them. I only stayed there a couple of months, but it made a strong impression on me.

Tags: Home, Strong  ✍ Author: Kim Edwards

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

Tags: Distrust, Loneliness  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way.

Tags: Business, Past  ✍ Author: Edna Ferber

Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Robert Frost
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I was very depressed when I was 19... I would go back to my apartment every day and I would just sit there. It was quiet and it was lonely. It was still. It was just my piano and myself. I had a television and I would leave it on all the time just to feel like somebody was hanging out with me.

Tags: Leave, Time  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

I'm perpetually lonely.

 ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I've done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful.

Tags: Done, Good  ✍ Author: Vincent Gallo

If I'm such a legend, then why am I so lonely? Let me tell you, legends are all very well if you've got somebody around who loves you.

Tags: Tell, Why  ✍ Author: Judy Garland

It's lonely and cold on the top... lonely and cold.

Tags: Cold, Top  ✍ Author: Judy Garland

If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?

Tags: Alone, Why  ✍ Author: Judy Garland

I'm very social, and in a place like New York, even if you're alone on the subway, you never feel lonely.

Tags: Alone, Place  ✍ Author: Ana Gasteyer

I've always lived in a city. I'm very social, and in a place like New York, even if you're alone on the subway, you never feel lonely.

Tags: Alone, Place  ✍ Author: Ana Gasteyer

It's very lonely being a prominent black intellectual at an institution where you're the only prominent black intellectual. That was the model that was followed in the late 60s when black studies started. You'd get one here and one there and one here, like Johnny Appleseed.

Tags: Black, Here  ✍ Author: Henry Louis Gates

I'm never getting too lonely because it's the kind of disease where you might sit in front of the TV with three bags of biscuits, rather than communicate with the world.

Tags: Getting, Rather  ✍ Author: Geri Halliwell

It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid.

Tags: Parents, Stupid  ✍ Author: Susan Hampshire

If I only dated actresses, I'd be a very lonely man.

 ✍ Author: Joshua Jackson

Where I grew up - I grew up on the north side of Akron, lived in the projects. So those scared and lonely nights - that's every night. You hear a lot of police sirens, you hear a lot of gunfire. Things that you don't want your kids to hear growing up.

Tags: Kids, Night  ✍ Author: LeBron James

I'd rather be lonely than happy with somebody else.

Tags: Else, Happy  ✍ Author: Gus Kahn

Writing can be a very solitary business. It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer. It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives.

Tags: Business, Writing  ✍ Author: Gil Kane

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.

Tags: Nature, Time  ✍ Author: Joseph Wood Krutch

Northern Sweden holds a special kind of magic. It's cold, lonely, and the people are tough and silent, or so the stereotype says. This is Asa Larsson's home turf and I find as much joy in reading her closely observed descriptions of the environment, as in following her intriguing plots.

Tags: Home, Joy  ✍ Author: Camilla Lackberg

I need family support close because when you go to work, they are long days and it can get lonely.

Tags: Family, Work  ✍ Author: Joe Lando

I've put in as many as 40 weeks a year on stage. It is lonely and restricted, as all artistic life must necessarily be.

Tags: Life, Put  ✍ Author: Lillie Langtry

I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.

Tags: Gay, Truth  ✍ Author: Audre Lorde

It's only lonely at the top if you forget all the people you met along the way and fail to acknowledge their contributions to your success.

Tags: Forget, Success  ✍ Author: Connie Mack

In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation.

Tags: Minds, Reading  ✍ Author: John Malkovich

When you move from a different country, it takes a while to make friends. I found myself being lonely a lot at first. In New Delhi, I had all my family. But Portland is one of those cities you can immerse yourself in and feel comfortable. People are so friendly.

Tags: Family, Yourself  ✍ Author: Kunal Nayyar

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

Tags: Struggle, Yourself  ✍ Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

The more you stay in this kind of job, the more you realize that a public figure, a major public figure, is a lonely man.

Tags: Job, Public  ✍ Author: Richard M. Nixon

I've thought about the idea of, 'Can happiness and creativity co-exist?' So much of what I've done, I think, has been based on being dissatisfied or incomplete or lonely. The answer is, 'There isn't an answer, necessarily.'

Tags: Done, Happiness  ✍ Author: Conor Oberst

When everything is lonely I can be my best friend.

Tags: Alone, Best  ✍ Author: Conor Oberst

True artists are prophets. I don't want to be that prophetic in that sense because it's so lonely.

Tags: Sense, True  ✍ Author: Yoko Ono

Sometimes I get lonely, but it's nice to be alone.

Tags: Alone, Nice  ✍ Author: Tatjana Patitz

It is true that when you're in the White House alone, it is a lonely place. Big and lonely.

Tags: Alone, True  ✍ Author: Nancy Reagan

Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.

Tags: Alone, Boring  ✍ Author: Henry Rollins

Speaking up for America has become a lonely ordeal.

Tags: America, Become  ✍ Author: Maurice Saatchi

People tell me there are a lot of guys like me, which doesn't explain why I'm lonely.

Tags: Tell, Why  ✍ Author: Mort Sahl

Writing is an incredibly lonely job.

Tags: Job, Writing  ✍ Author: R. A. Salvatore

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.

Tags: Alone, Bad  ✍ Author: Jean-Paul Sartre

For now, I'm just going to hang out with these two smoking hotties and fly privately around the world. It might be lonely up here, but I sure like the view.

Tags: Here, Smoking  ✍ Author: Charlie Sheen

I think there is a difference between Slate and Salon. I think we both serve important functions on the Internet. As more and more Websites disappear, I'm thankful Slate is still around because it makes things less lonely.

Tags: Between, Thankful  ✍ Author: Al-Waleed bin Talal

On the other hand, I mean, that is what writers have always been supposed to do, was to rely on their own devices and to - I mean, writing is a lonely business.

Tags: Business, Writing  ✍ Author: Donna Tartt

I discovered that it was a lonely world being a solo artist. Then I started working with another solo artist, Rod Stewart, and he used to tell me how lonely he was!

Tags: Another, Working  ✍ Author: Andy Taylor

Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.

Tags: Friend, Give  ✍ Author: Tim Tebow

You have to stick to what you love, as writing is such a lonely and depressing existence... stick to what you love and someone will hear your voice.

Tags: Love, Someone  ✍ Author: Chris Terrio

Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd.

Tags: Cannot, Job  ✍ Author: Margaret Thatcher

I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.

Tags: Alone, Men  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.

Tags: Life, Nature  ✍ Author: Jules Verne

For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.

Tags: Freedom, Today  ✍ Author: Alice Walker

When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.

Tags: Stoop  ✍ Author: Lew Wallace

I don't like being out of the crowd. It's lonely within a group.

Tags: Group, Within  ✍ Author: Julie Walters

When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.

Tags: Alone, Selfish  ✍ Author: Tennessee Williams

When I was younger, many of my romantic escapades were just a means of simply avoiding being by myself. I was afraid of feeling lonely, afraid I wouldn't know what to say to myself.

Tags: Feeling, Romantic  ✍ Author: Michael Zaslow

People in this world of superficial communication find themselves isolated and lonely and have difficult in talking about personal things that really matter to them.

Tags: Difficult, Matter  ✍ Author: Theodore Zeldin

Writing is a lonely business.

Tags: Business, Writing  ✍ Author: Sherman Alexie

Modeling is a lonely business... You don't speak. You don't really portray anything but an image... the business is so superfluous about dealing with the outside, it messes with your mind.

Tags: Business, Mind  ✍ Author: Kim Alexis

I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely.

Tags: Alone  ✍ Author: Tori Amos

There's no story if there isn't some conflict. The memorable things are usually not how pulled together everybody is. I think everybody feels lonely and trapped sometimes. I would think it's more or less the norm.

Tags: Sometimes, Together  ✍ Author: Wes Anderson

For me, making films is about trying to work something out by myself in quite a lonely way. I find the whole thing very lonely really.

Tags: Trying, Work  ✍ Author: Andrea Arnold

Touring is really a pretty lonely business.

Tags: Business, Pretty  ✍ Author: Eddy Arnold

Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones.

Tags: May, Rather  ✍ Author: Nancy Astor

Without siblings you get quite a skewed vision of yourself and of the world. I always felt I didn't understand how it worked. I remember feeling quite lonely.

Tags: Feeling, Yourself  ✍ Author: John Atkinson

Being on the road is kind of lonely.

Tags: Road  ✍ Author: Dave Attell

Humanity is a failed experiment, but I think I'm God and I'd like to start over. I don't want to die, I just want everyone else to. I certainly would not be lonely. It would be exciting never having to listen to another person again but just my own self droning on and on. That's why I write a blog. And I read it, too.

Tags: God, Self  ✍ Author: Roseanne Barr

To cry on court during a Wimbledon final, you must feel so lonely.

Tags: Cry, Final  ✍ Author: Marion Bartoli

To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.

Tags: Drum, Heart  ✍ Author: Charles Baudelaire

Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.

Tags: Loneliness, Success  ✍ Author: Vicki Baum

Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.

Tags: Cold, Success  ✍ Author: Vicki Baum

I wouldn't want them to feel lonely or outcast ever in any way. And no matter where they were in the world, I'd want them to always feel incredibly confident about who they were and proud.

Tags: Matter, Proud  ✍ Author: Jennifer Beals

Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind.

Tags: Alone, Personal  ✍ Author: Martha Beck

Whether you've seen angels floating around your bedroom or just found a ray of hope at a lonely moment, choosing to believe that something unseen is caring for you can be a life-shifting exercise.

Tags: Hope, Moment  ✍ Author: Martha Beck

At times in my life, I have been utterly lonely. At other times, I've had disgusting infectious diseases. Try admitting these things in our culture.

Tags: Life, Try  ✍ Author: Martha Beck

Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the worlds finest band when it gets lonely.

Tags: Band, Forget  ✍ Author: Adrian Belew

I wasn't happy at all as a child. I was very privileged and knew extraordinary people, but I felt very lonely: my mother thought I was extremely difficult and my grandmother was extremely severe.

Tags: Happy, Mother  ✍ Author: Marisa Berenson

New York is tough on lonely people.

Tags: Tough, York  ✍ Author: Michael Bergin

How lonely it is going to be now on the Yellow Brick Road.

Tags: Road, Yellow  ✍ Author: Ray Bolger

I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top.

Tags: Afraid, Top  ✍ Author: Barry Bonds

It's a vast, lonely, forbidding expanse of nothing rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone. And it certainly does not appear to be a very inviting place to live or work.

Tags: Place, Work  ✍ Author: Frank Borman

Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.

Tags: Anyone, Talk  ✍ Author: Alain de Botton

What I do is I write mainly about very personal and rather lonely feelings, and I explore them in a different way each time. You know, what I do is not terribly intellectual. I'm a pop singer for Christ's sake. As a person, I'm fairly uncomplicated.

Tags: Feelings, Time  ✍ Author: David Bowie

But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors.

Tags: Great, Once  ✍ Author: James Henry Breasted

Boxing is the toughest and loneliest sport in the world. You've got all the fans, lots of hangers-on jumping up and shouting different words. But when you actually go in the ring, it's a very lonely and scary place. It's just you and the other guy.

Tags: Place, Words  ✍ Author: Frank Bruno