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There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick.
Robert A. Heinlein
Too much of what is called 'education' is little more than an expensive isolation from reality.
Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.
National isolation breeds national neurosis.
Hubert H. Humphrey
If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.
Chekhov is this poet of melancholy and isolation and of wishing you were somewhere else than where you are.
The only place I've felt was really my home is my cabin up north. There's something in the water there that connects me to that place. There's also this sense of isolation and loneliness about it that I've never been able to shake.
I hope the seeds I have sown will be taken up by those who will follow me because the journey I have begun cannot be undertaken in isolation.
I think, if you have enough inner resources, then you can live in isolation for long periods of time and not feel diminished by it.
Aung San Suu Kyi
People can undergo a sudden change of thinking and loyalties under threat of death or intense social pressure and isolation from friends and family.
I like the idea of isolation, I like the idea of solitude. You can be connected and have a phone and still be lonely.
I walk out my front door in New York and I'm out on the street and there are people everywhere. L.A. is so much more spread out, so it's really easy in L.A. to have a little more isolation and to just not see as many people.
The arts don't exist in isolation.
If you want to end your isolation, you must be honest about what you want at a core level and decide to go after it.
If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you'll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.
Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.
The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.
Everything I write tends to turn into a superhero team, even if I didn't mean for it to. I always start off wanting to be solitary, because a) it's simpler, and b) that isolation is something that I relate to as a storyteller. And then no matter what, I always end up with a team.
I was not popular in school, and I was definitely not a ladies' man. And I had a very painful adolescence, because it was all very strange to me. It wasn't like I got beat up, but the humiliation and isolation, and the existential 'God, I exist, and nobody cares' of being a teenager were extremely pronounced for me.
The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and the means can never be considered in isolation form their purposes.
Carl von Clausewitz
There's a tendency to look at investments in isolation. Investors focus on the risk of individual securities.
No one can live entirely on their own, nor can any country or society exist in isolation.
Isolation is a dream killer.
In this cry of pain the inner consciousness of the people seems to lay itself bare for an instant, and to reveal the mood of beings who feel their isolation in the face of a universe that wars on them with winds and seas.
John Millington Synge
We can learn the art of fierce compassion - redefining strength, deconstructing isolation and renewing a sense of community, practicing letting go of rigid us-vs.-them thinking - while cultivating power and clarity in response to difficult situations.
Remember you don't do anything in isolation.
King Abdullah II
Many people, especially young people, would like to be more independent and on their own. But it is very difficult and they suffer from feelings of isolation. I think that is one reason why young readers support my work.
Our nation's oldest sin and deepest crime is the isolation of minority children - black children, in particular - in schools that are not only segregated but shamefully unequal.
There's something to be said in favor of working in isolation in the real world.
A. R. Ammons
I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do, ironically, with powerlessness and isolation.
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