We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
Author: Maya Angelou (1928)
Profession: African-American poet, Writer, Performer
Life's an awfully lonesome affair. You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming.
Author: Emily Carr (1871-1945)
Profession: Canadian Artist
National isolation breeds national neurosis.
Author: Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978)
Profession: American Democratic Politician, Vice President
I am greatly pleased with the public, authentic isolation in which we two, you and I, now find ourselves. It is wholly in accord with our attitude and our principles.
Author: Karl Marx (1818-1883)
Profession: German Political Theorist, Social Philosopher
It isn't the oceans which cut us off from the world -- it's the American way of looking at things.
Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)
Profession: American Author
Not only does democracy make every man forget his ancestors, but also clouds their view of their descendants and isolates them from their contemporaries. Each man is for ever thrown back on himself alone, and there is danger that he may be shut up in the solitude of his own heart.
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859)
Profession: French Social Philosopher
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Author: Orson Welles (1915-1985)
Profession: American Film Maker
We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!
Author: Tennessee Williams (1914-1983)
Profession: American Dramatist