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  One witness one liar; more witnesses, all liars.  
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  Loneliness seems to have become the great American disease.  
 -  Rachel Corrie
  

  Everyone desires relationships and community. Most people want to belong to a cohesive, like-minded group. It staves off loneliness. It promotes identity. These are natural and very human instincts.  
 -  Lou Ferrigno
  

  The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.  
 -  Edward Gibbon
  

  Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.  
 -  Woody Allen
  

  If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.  
 -  Anton Chekhov
  

  The concept of loneliness and exile and self-sufficiency continually bucks me up.  
 -  Christopher Hitchens
  

  I would have to say loneliness is next to uncleanliness.  
 -  Janeane Garofalo
  

  Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.  
 -  Mother Teresa
  

  At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.  
 -  Anatole France
  

  It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue... and that, for me, is based on insecurity, self-esteem and loneliness.  
 -  Naomi Campbell
  

  What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all.  
 -  Deb Caletti
  

  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
  

  Fame doesn't end loneliness.  
 -  Claire Danes
  

  Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found.  
 -  Claire Danes
  

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

  When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I'd be alone a lot. Basically we all are. Loneliness comes with life.  
 -  Whitney Houston
  

  In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working, and I don't think about it now. Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it.  
 -  Alberto Giacometti
  

  Loneliness is the universal problem of rich people.  
 -  Joan Collins
  

  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.  
 -  Orson Welles
  

  Loneliness is an integral part of travelling. I used to think it was the downside to travelling, but now I realise it is a necessary educative part of it to be embraced.  
 -  David Mitchell
  

  Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room.  
 -  Doug Coupland
  

  A man in a bookstore buys a book on loneliness and every woman in the store hits on him. A woman buys a book on loneliness and the store clears out.  
 -  Doug Coupland
  

  There is a huge sense of loneliness as people leave villages and move to cities. It's hard to find that human connection as you move away from where you started.  
 -  Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  

  Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.  
 -  Lawrence Durrell
  

  I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time - those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.  
 -  Lawrence Durrell
  

  The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.  
 -  Edward Gibbon
  

  My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication - it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness - it is all that I have - and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.  
 -  Franz Kafka
  

  The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Don't let loneliness drive you back into the arms of someone you know you don't belong with.  
 -  Unknown
  

  There were times when I had great times with my brothers, pillow fights and things, but I was, used to always cry from loneliness.  
 -  Michael Jackson
  

  While the resurrection promises us a new and perfect life in the future, God loves us too much to leave us alone to contend with the pain, guilt and loneliness of our present life.  
 -  Josh McDowell
  

  Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.  
 -  Germaine Greer
  

  There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage.  
 -  Charlize Theron
  

  Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem most important to you.  
 -  Carl Jung
  

  Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.  
 -  Dag Hammarskjold
  

  What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.  
 -  Dag Hammarskjold
  

  Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.  
 -  Dag Hammarskjold
  

  When everyone leaves you its loneliness you feel, when you leave everyone else its solitude.  
 -  Alfred Polgar
  

  Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.  
 -  Ferdinand Marcos
  

  The surest sign of age is loneliness.  
 -  Annie Dillard
  

  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
  

  Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I'm most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me.  
 -  Anne Hathaway
  

  You could be married and bored or single and lonely. Ain't no happiness nowhere.  
 -  Chris Rock
  

  The essence of Richard Nixon is loneliness.  
 -  Henry A. Kissinger
  

  Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.  
 -  Indra Devi
  

  Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.  
 -  Tom Hanks
  

  But the battles against loneliness that I fought when I was 16 are very different from those I fought when I was 27, and those are very different from the ones I fight at 44.  
 -  Tom Hanks
  

  I've also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.  
 -  Yousuf Karsh
  

  What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?  
 -  T. S. Eliot
  

  Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.  
 -  Henry Rollins
  

  Solitude is pleasant. Loneliness is not.  
 -  Anna Neagle
  

  When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.  
 -  Hilaire Belloc
  

  Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have. Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.'  
 -  James Dean
  

  An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.  
 -  Henry Miller
  

  There's a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.  
 -  Tom Hanks
  

  But I also think all of the great stories in literature deal with loneliness. Sometimes it's by way of heartbreak, sometimes it's by way of injustice, sometimes it's by way of fate. There's an infinite number of ways to examine it.  
 -  Tom Hanks
  

  We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.  
 -  Henry Rollins
  

  Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.  
 -  Thomas Merton
  

  Writing is an antidote for loneliness.  
 -  Steven Berkoff
  

  People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in.  
 -  Margaret Cho
  

  In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.  
 -  John Steinbeck
  

  Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.  
 -  Martha Beck
  

  Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.  
 -  May Sarton
  

  If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you'll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.  
 -  R. A. Salvatore
  

  One who had it all is now without lonely an all alone with only pride as a friend.  
 -  Unknown
  

  It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world s progress has come out of such loneliness.  
 -  Bruce Barton
  

  Here I sit between my brother the mountain and my sister the sea. We three are one in loneliness, and the love that binds us together is deep and strong and strange.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  I said it's a cold universe and I don't mean that metaphorically. If you go out into space, it's cold. It's really cold and we don't know what's up there. We happen to be in this little pocket where there's a sun. What have we got except love and each other to guard against all that isolation and loneliness?  
 -  David Chase
  

  The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.  
 -  Alice Walker
  

  Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.  
 -  Mario Vargas Llosa
  

  Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.  
 -  Vicki Baum
  

  We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.  
 -  Dorothy Day
  

  What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.  
 -  Kurt Vonnegut
  

  Loneliness leads to nothing good, only detachment. And sometimes the people who most need to reach out are the people least capable of it.  
 -  Joss Whedon
  

  The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.  
 -  Norman Cousins
  

  Loneliness and hunger were my fortunes of creation.  
 -  Mo Yan
  

  Real loneliness is not necessarily limited to when you are alone.  
 -  Charles Bukowski
  

  My heart never knew loneliness until you went away. I'm missing you.  
 -  Unknown
  

  It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.  
 -  Benjamin Britten
  

  The interesting thing is why we're so desperate for this anesthetic against loneliness.  
 -  David Foster Wallace
  

  I believe a lot of disease comes from anxiety, loneliness.  
 -  Tom Cochrane
  

  There's a difference between solitude and loneliness.  
 -  Maggie Smith
  

  I sought my father in the world of the black musician, because it contained wisdom, experience, sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years, I was interested in the music of men.  
 -  Eric Clapton
  

  There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.  
 -  Eric Hoffer
  

  A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.  
 -  Elizabeth Blackwell
  

  I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.  
 -  Pedro Almodovar
  

  Online communities are an expression of loneliness.  
 -  Joanne Harris
  

  Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.  
 -  Thomas Harris
  

  How to fight loneliness? Smile all the time.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person's thoughts.  
 -  Sam Harris