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There's a difference between solitude and loneliness.
Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.
The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person's thoughts.
I think one of the most poignant things is unrequited love and loneliness.
No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.
Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.
But I also think all of the great stories in literature deal with loneliness. Sometimes it's by way of heartbreak, sometimes it's by way of injustice, sometimes it's by way of fate. There's an infinite number of ways to examine it.
Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.
Why do I write? It's not that I want people to think I am smart, or even that I am a good writer. I write because I want to end my loneliness.
Jonathan Safran Foer
The sky is one whole, the water another; and between those two infinities the soul of man is in loneliness.
To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
Anna Louise Strong
My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.
I like being alone and I think this movie, as much as it is an investigation of connection and people bonding, I also think it's just as much about loneliness.
One of the things reading does, it makes your loneliness manageable if you are an essentially lonely person.
There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.
Loneliness comes with life.
While the resurrection promises us a new and perfect life in the future, God loves us too much to leave us alone to contend with the pain, guilt and loneliness of our present life.
It's clear to me that anyone, anywhere, can experience loneliness, isolation, solitude, and estrangement; and most people probably do encounter these things at some point in their lives.
Times may have changed, but there are some things that are always with us - loneliness is one of them.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
I realize that I live on the bubble of insanity. I feel the weight of human suffering, loneliness and despair on me all the time. It's not getting easier; if anything, it's always right on the edge of my skin.
The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.
Maybe true love isn't out there for me, but I can sublimate my loneliness with the notion that true love is out there for someone.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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If some longing goes unmet, don't be astonished. We call that Life.
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