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What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
As I get older I'm more and more comfortable being alone.
I finally faced the fact that it isn't a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems.
Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.
Don't go away. I don't want to be alone. I can't stand being alone.
It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.
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.
Henry David Thoreau
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel.
Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely.
Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.
If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
Still and all, why bother? Here's my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.
I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life.
Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
I like my life alone. I mean, I love being with friends, and I love kissing and loving someone to pieces. But it's hard to find someone who doesn't ultimately start judging you and your choices.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
Only the lonely know the way I feel tonight.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.
Cyrano de Bergerac
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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