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Thomas Wolfe Quotes and Sayings

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Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.
- Thomas Wolfe

Publishing is a very mysterious business.
It is hard to predict what kind of sale or reception a book will have,
and advertising seems to do very little good.
- Thomas Wolfe

One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it
as much in five minutes as in five years.
- Thomas Wolfe

Fields are won by those who believe in the winning.
- Thomas Wolfe

 

If a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged,
a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested.
- Thomas Wolfe

Is this not the true romantic feeling;
not to desire to escape life,
but to prevent life from escaping you.
- Thomas Wolfe

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as
you become uninterested in money,
compliments, or publicity.
- Thomas Wolfe

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Most of the time we think we're sick,
it's all in the mind.
- Thomas Wolfe

A young man is so strong, so mad, so certain,
and so lost.
He has everything and he is able to use nothing.
- Thomas Wolfe

All things on earth point home in old October;
sailors to sea,
travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and
hollow and the long voice of the hounds,
the lover to the love he has forsaken.
- Thomas Wolfe

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.
- Paul Tillich

Life ... full of loneliness, and misery,
and suffering, and unhappiness,
and it's all over much too quickly.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall PHOTO

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa

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

When you are alone you are not alone,
you are simply lonely -
and there is a tremendous difference
between loneliness and aloneness.
When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state.
You are feeling that it would have been
better if the other were there -
your friend, your wife, your mother,
your beloved, your husband.
It would have been good if the other
were there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
It is a presence, overflowing presence.
You are so full of presence
that you can fill the whole universe
with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
- Osho

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

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things;
knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
- Amelia Earhart

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

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

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

I think I'd like to be able to heal people's pain,
whether it is hunger, loneliness or whatever.
- Brandi Chastain

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

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

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

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

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude
expresses the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

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

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

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

I live with the people I create and it has always made
my essential loneliness less keen.
- Carson McCullers

Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

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

The surest sign of age is loneliness.
- Annie Dillard

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

Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
- Lawrence Durrell

No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.
- Georges Bernanos

I like being alone and I think this movie,
as much as it is an investigation of connection and people bonding,
I also think it's just as much about loneliness.
- Jason Schwartzman

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

But the West of the old times, with its strong characters,
its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness,
can never be blotted from my mind.
- Buffalo Bill

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

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

You write a story about loneliness, and you grab them
all because everybody's an expert on that one.
- Theodore Sturgeon

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

Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.
- Eugene O'Neill

Solitude is pleasant.
Loneliness is not.
- Anna Neagle

My inspiration are the woman, friendship,
and loneliness.
- Enrique Iglesias

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

Loneliness seems to have become the great American disease.
- John Corry

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

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
- Alan Ladd

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

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

Moon!
Moon!
I am prone before you.
Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.
- Amy Lowell

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.
- Abigail Van Buren

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

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

Gatherings and, simultaneously, loneliness are the
conditions of a writer's life.
- Jerzy Kosinski

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

Fame doesn't end loneliness.
- Claire Danes

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

Writing is an antidote for loneliness.
- Steven Berkoff

Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool.
- Liv Ullmann

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

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

The dominant feeling of the battlefield is loneliness.
- William J. Slim

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

There is extraordinary similarities between the Midwest
in America and Europe in that there is this sense of vast,
open sky and loneliness and cold.
- Ajay Naidu


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