These descents of mine beneath the sea seemed to partake of a real cosmic character. First of all there was the complete and utter loneliness and isolation, a feeling wholly unlike the isolation felt when removed from fellow men by mere distance ... . It was a loneliness more akin to a first venture upon the moon or Venus than that from a plane in mid-ocean or a stance on Mount Everest: no whit more wonderful than these feats, but different.
loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.Mother Teresa
Courage is the price thatLife exacts for granting peace.The soul that knows it not, knows no releaseFrom little things:Knows not the livid loneliness of fear,Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hearThe sound of wings.amelia earhart
Instead of the poems I had hoped for, there came only a shuddering blackness and ineffable loneliness; and I saw at last a fearful truth which no one had ever dared to breathe before the unwhisperable secret of secrets The fact that this city of stone and stridor is not a sentient perpetuation of Old New York as London is of Old London and Paris of Old Paris, but that it is in fact quite dead, its sprawling body imperfectly embalmed and infested with queer animate things which have nothing to do with it as it was in life.h. p. lovecraft
They're sharing a drink they call loneliness, but it's better than drinking alone.
Titan! to whom immortal eyes The sufferings of mortality Seen in their sad reality, Were not as things that gods despise; What was thy pity's recompense? A silent suffering, and intense; The rock, the vulture, and the chain, All that the proud can feel of pain, The agony they do not show, The suffocating sense of woe, Which speaks but in its loneliness, And then is jealous lest the sky Should have a listener, nor will sigh Until its voice is echoless.
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.bertrand russell
It's probably a reflection of my own, if I may say, loneliness. I don't know. It could be the whole human condition.Edward Hopper
Man's loneliness is but his fear of life!
This is the day of atonement; but do my people forgive me? If a cloud knew loneliness and fear,Iwould be thatcloud.
Friendship needs no words — it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.dag hammarskjöld
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.lorraine hansberry
A genuine faith lifts us above the bitterness of grief; a sense of Christ's living presence takes away all unbearable loneliness even when we are most alone. In our darkest hours, to know that our lost friend is still living, still loving us, still ours, in the highest and best sense, must be unspeakably consoling.arthur kenney
The fact that Saigyo composed a poem that begins, "I shall be unhappy without loneliness," shows that he made loneliness his master.Matsuo Basho
A sense of utter loneliness loneliness inevitable, crushing, eternal, the loneliness of existence, encompassed by the infinite void of unconsciousness enfolded him as a pall. Life lay like an incubus on his bosom. He shuddered at the thought that death might overlook him, and deny him its refuge.edward bellamy
Why should it be my loneliness, Why should it be my song, Why should it be my dream deferred overlong?langston hughes
You go down to the pick up station Craving warmth and beauty You settle for less than fascination A few drinks later you're not so choosy When the closing lights strip off the shadows On this strange new flesh you've found Clutching the night to you like a fig leaf You hurry To the blackness And the blankets To lay down an impression And your loneliness.joni mitchell
And I never thought this life was possible,You're the yellow bird that I've been waiting for. In polaroids you were dressed in women's clothes Were you made ashamed, why'd you lock them in a drawer? Well, I don't think that I ever loved you more Well let the poets cry themselves to sleep And all their tearful words will turn back into steam The sound of loneliness makes me happierconor oberst
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
Together, we may be able to plan a less painful future. Separate, we can only anticipate further ruptures and deeper loneliness.maya angelou
To remember the loneliness, the fear and the insecurity of men who once had to walk alone in huge factories, beside huge machines to realize that labor unions have meant new dignity and pride to millions of our countrymen human companionship on the job, and music in the home to be able to see what larger pay checks mean, not to a man as an employee, but as a husband and as a father to know these things is to understand what American labor means.
The whole problem of life, then, is this: how to break out of one's own loneliness, how to communicate with others.cesare pavese
loneliness, got a mind of its own. The more people around, the more you feel alone