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“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.”
“Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.”
“The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.”
“Language... has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone.”
“Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate”
“The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in.”
“When we truly realize that we are all alone is when we need others the most”
“Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.”
“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.”
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