Quotations on Lonely

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Touring is really a pretty lonely business.
- Eddy Arnold
(Keywords: Business, Lonely, Pretty)

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.
- Russell Baker
(Keywords: Poetry, Lonely, World, Years)

It's a dismally lonely business, writing.
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Keywords: Business, Lonely, Writing)

Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the worlds finest band when it gets lonely.
- Adrian Belew
(Keywords: Forget, Lonely, Luxury)

I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it.
- Kristen Bell
(Keywords: Family, Fun, Lonely, Sense)

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.
- Frank Borman
(Keywords: Work, Clouds, Lonely, Nothing)

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.
- Alain de Botton
(Keywords: Books, Lonely, Numbers, Talk)

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.
- James H. Breasted
(Keywords: Civilization, Cities, Fathers, Land, Lonely, Obvious)

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.
- Leo Buscaglia
(Keywords: Change, People, Control, Destiny, Lonely, Want)

I think probably the only thing that is around in these songs is that I was really lonely when I wrote a lot of them. But it was really by my own choosing because I was devoting myself to songwriting and dancing and I wasn't really going out and seeing people.
- Kate Bush
(Keywords: People, Dancing, Lonely, Songs)

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
- George Byron
(Keywords: Love, Music, Nature, Society, Deep, Lonely, Man, Pleasure, Sea)

My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely.
- Truman Capote
(Keywords: Life, Childhood, Lonely, Regret)

People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.
- Anton Chekhov
(Keywords: People, Existence, Lonely, Talk)

Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.
- Joseph Conrad
(Keywords: Hugs, Illusion, Loneliness, Lonely, Memory, Terror, Word)

The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Feeling, Lonely, Nothing)

But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely.
- Janice Dickinson
(Keywords: Fashion, Lonely, Prison)

For the first time, I lived alone... in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip. For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless.
- Patty Duke
(Keywords: Time, Idea, First, Lonely, Luxury, Sunset)

Writing is a lonely job unless you're a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach.
- Emilio Estevez
(Keywords: Friend, Job, Lonely, Writing)

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.
- Edna Ferber
(Keywords: Business, People, Living, Lonely, Past)

In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Keywords: People, Cities, Country, Lonely, Quiet)

Judging is a lonely job in which a man is, as near as may be, an island entire.
- Abe Fortas
(Keywords: Job, Lonely, Man, May)

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank
(Keywords: Nature, God, Lonely, Quiet)

Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
- Robert Frost
(Keywords: Men, Boss, Being, Lonely, World)

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.
- Vincent Gallo
(Keywords: Ideas, Lonely, Satisfaction)

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
- Khalil Gibran
(Keywords: Faith, Brother, Doubt, Lonely, Pain)

Most performers don't admit this, because it sounds negative and performers are not supposed to be negative, but when I was on the road, I was lonely.
- Tom Glazer
(Keywords: Negative, Lonely, Road)

I have to say that I have no regrets about my decision to become a priest or about the major directions my ministry has taken me... I have been and am happy as a priest, and I have never been lonely... I could have used a bit more solitude.
- Andrew Greeley
(Keywords: Decision, Lonely, Solitude)

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.
- Geri Halliwell
(Keywords: Disease, Lonely, World)

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.
- Susan Hampshire
(Keywords: Disability, Existence, Lonely, Parents, Teachers)

Lonely people, in talking to each other, can make each other lonelier.
- Lillian Hellman
(Keywords: People, Lonely, Talking)

Heath, I believed in him when I first met him, and helped and supported him. He went on to obvious success in the States and then I had him support me. It can be a lonely, horrible, hard place. It's great just to have someone to call to say 'I know, man, I was there'
- Martin Henderson
(Keywords: Success, First, Lonely, Man, Obvious, states, Support)

It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Keywords: God, Lonely, Play, Trying)

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.
- LeBron James
(Keywords: Growing up, Kids, Lonely, Night, Police, Projects, Want)

LA's a very hard place to be unless you have people there that love you. It can be very, very lonely, and it can eat you up if you don't take care of yourself. In LA, nobody wants to talk to each other, everybody's giving each other catty looks.
- Scarlett Johansson
(Keywords: Love, People, Care, Giving, Lonely, Talk)

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.
- Paul Kane
(Keywords: Business, Computer, Lonely, Words, Writers, Writing)

The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been.
- George F. Kennan
(Keywords: American, Lonely, Pleasure, Will)

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.
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Keywords: Time, Lonely, Self, Snow, World)

I need family support close because when you go to work, they are long days and it can get lonely.
- Joe Lando
(Keywords: Family, Work, Lonely, Support)

I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress.
- Lillie Langtry
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Lonely, Memories, Woman)

We all have times when we go home at night and pull out our hair and feel misunderstood and lonely and like we're falling. I think the brain is such that there is always going to be something missing.
- Jude Law
(Keywords: Home, Hair, Lonely, Night)

Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.
- Mario Vargas Llosa
(Keywords: Business, Lonely, Memories, Obsessions, Rest, World, Writing)

I was lonely driving here tonight so I hugged the road.
- Jay London
(Keywords: Driving, Lonely, Road)

Actually, my mother and Alfie came for three weeks' Christmas vacation and stayed for 21 years. I guess my mother never went back because she was lonely.
- Frank McCourt
(Keywords: Mother, Christmas, Lonely, Vacation, Years)

Honestly, I have had to live like a high priestess in this show. It is a very, very lonely life. When you work the way I work - that means hard - there's no time for play.
- Ann Miller
(Keywords: Time, Work, Life, Lonely, Play)

The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.
- John Milton
(Keywords: Nature, Heaven, Light, Lonely, Oil, Stars)

Meanwhile, the originator of a theory may have a very lonely time, especially if his colleagues find his views of nature unfamiliar, and difficult to appreciate.
- Peter D. Mitchell
(Keywords: Nature, Time, Lonely, May, Theory)

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
- Christopher Morley
(Keywords: Beauty, Grief, Lonely, Mind, Pain, Shadow)

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
- Christopher Morley
(Keywords: Attention, Eating, Lonely, Man)

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.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Keywords: Being, Lonely, Privilege, Struggle, Will)

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.
- Richard M. Nixon
(Keywords: Job, Lonely, Man, Public)



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