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

Notebook entry, quoted in "Gellhorn : A Twentieth Century Life" (2003) by Caroline Moorehead, p. 88.
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.

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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 Social activist 1897 - 1980

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

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„There’s a loneliness that only exists in one’s mind. The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is blink.“

—  F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940

Variant: The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.

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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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„Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old.“

—  Anne Frank victim of the Holocaust and author of a diary 1929 - 1945

Source: The Diary of a Young Girl

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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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„The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.“

—  Lois Lowry, book The Giver

Variant: The worse part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.
Source: The Giver

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