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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 don't fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.
A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness, as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men - and people in general.
A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.
Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.
Because of my childhood where I was constantly by myself, I always feel lonely. I have a lot of people that I absolutely love and I know love me but I can't get rid of that feeling of loneliness no matter who I'm with - even with my children.
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you'll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.
The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.
Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.
Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.
We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.
If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.
Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.
I've never thought about songwriting as a weapon. I've only thought about it as a way to help me get through love and loss and sadness and loneliness and growing up.
Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room.
One of the things that people complain about is loneliness, disconnectedness. If you live in a society where your life is rarely threatened and most of your relationships are more on an economic exchange basis, then this could leave people feeling less connected.
Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
What is man without the beasts? For if all the beast were gone, man would die of a great loneliness of the spirit.
Feelings such as loneliness, longing or love are sometimes hard to put into words; maybe that's why we all love music, because it resonates with something we can't share.
We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.
Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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