Quotes about loneliness

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„I tell you loneliness is the thing to master.“

—  Martha Gellhorn journalist from the United States 1908 - 1998
Context: I tell you loneliness is the thing to master. Courage and fear, love, death are only parts of it and can easily be ruled afterwards. If I make myself master my own loneliness there will be peace or safety: and perhaps these are the same. Notebook entry, quoted in "Gellhorn : A Twentieth Century Life" (2003) by Caroline Moorehead, p. 88.

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„if you are afraid of loneliness, don't get married“

—  August Strindberg Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter 1849 - 1912

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„We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.“

—  Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist
The Long Loneliness (1952), p. 286

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„Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.“

—  Eugene O'Neill American playwright, and Nobel laureate in Literature 1888 - 1953

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