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Isolation Quotes

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There's something to be said in favor of working in
isolation in the real world.
- A. R. Ammons

The great art of films does not consist of descriptive
movement of face and body but in the movements of thought
and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation.
- Louise Brooks

If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.
- Paul Cezanne

Teamwork is better than isolation, especially for a columnist.
- Allan Sloan

 

Providing a writer isn't put off by conventions -
and some are -
attending them can be a nice break from the necessary isolation of writing.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

You're going through the horror of it,
you're going through the isolation of it but you're
being empowered by reminding yourself that you're connected to everybody else.
- Adam Arkin

One could not have isolated this retrovirus without
knowledge of other retroviruses,
that's obvious.
But I believe we have answered the criteria of isolation.
- Luc Montagnier

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So if North Korea continues present isolation,
then with such economic difficulties the North Korean
government must meet a very serious situation in the future.
- Kim Dae Jung

I think isolation is one of the greatest problems,
an ever-growing obstacle to political solidarity.
- Elfriede Jelinek

When I married Paul, we lived in St John's Wood in London.
We had nice next-door neighbours, but you don't know anyone else.
Everyone lives in isolation.
- Linda McCartney

I rent houses in LA when I'm filming.
I find the isolation there terrifying.
There's nowhere to go, there's nowhere to be with people.
I'm not a beach bunny.
- Kathleen Turner

The home stands in contrast to all other capitalist
institutions as the last stronghold of pre-capitalist isolation.
- C. L. R. James

Isolation is a self-defeating dream.
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari

There is no such thing as a good or bad ad in isolation.
What is good at one moment is bad at another.
Research can trap you into the past.
- William Bernbach

Isolation is a dream killer.
- Barbara Sher

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people...
to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end
the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
- Kofi Annan

Tasmanian history is a study of human isolation unprecedented
except in science fiction -
namely,
complete isolation from other humans for 10,000 years.
- Jared Diamond

The geographical isolation and lack of television made
world happenings and problems seem remote.
- Paul D. Boyer

If you want to end your isolation, you must be honest
about what you want at a core level and decide to go after it.
- Martha Beck

I cite these events because I think they underline
two very disturbing phenomena -
the loss of U.S.
international credibility, the growing U.S.
international isolation.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

People can undergo a sudden change of thinking and
loyalties under threat of death or intense social pressure
and isolation from friends and family.
- Keith Henson

At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation,
as though she were abandoned, alone.
- Boris Pasternak

Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.
- Thomas Carlyle

The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it,
and the means can never be considered in isolation form their purposes.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

Too much of what is called "education" is little more
than an expensive isolation from reality.
- Thomas Sowell

My habit of glorifying things far away in space and time,
also contributed to my social isolation.
- Luke Ford

I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront
a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do,
ironically, with powerlessness and isolation.
- Adam Arkin

The one happiness is to shut one's door upon a little room,
with a table before one, and to create;
to create life in that isolation from life.
- Eleanora Duse

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.
- Joseph Roux

National isolation breeds national neurosis.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

It's funny, because my last record was a lot about
isolation and people living in separate worlds that
other people can't even understand,
which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of.
- Aimee Mann

If a man were living in isolation his income would
be literally his product.
Make him the monarch and owner of an island,
and the fruits that he raises and the clothing that he makes constitute,
in themselves, his income.
This ceases to be true when trading begins.
- John Bates Clark

In this cry of pain the inner consciousness of the
people seems to lay itself bare for an instant,
and to reveal the mood of beings who feel their isolation
in the face of a universe that wars on them with winds and seas.
- John Millington Synge

There's a real purity in New Zealand that doesn't exist in the states.
It's actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore.
It's a unique place because it is so far away from the rest of the world.
There is a sense of isolation and also being protected.
- Elijah Wood

There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured.
the only solution known to science is to provide the
patient with an isolation room,
where he can endure the acute stages in private and
where food can be poked in to him with a stick.
- Robert A. Heinlein

One of the biggest changes that ever occurred in my
life was going from the isolation of working part-time
as a house painter in Henderson County,
to Cornell, where everybody was a literary person.
- Robert Morgan

The only place I've felt was really my home is my cabin up north.
There's something in the water there that connects me to that place.
There's also this sense of isolation and loneliness
about it that I've never been able to shake.
- Jessica Lange

Earth's dispossessed are vulnerable targets for extremists:
those who teach that global justice is meaningless;
that satisfaction can come only in violence,
division, and intellectual isolation.
- Abdallah II

You know, that single girl life and that sense of isolation -
that doesn't leave you just like that.
And that's what that song is about.
I remember that, and that is imprinted on me,
that sense.
- Mary Chapin Carpenter

And with each day that passed, the gulf broadened and
my isolation became more accentuated.
In such a situation, the discovery that my experience was not unique,
that it had also been that of other Spanish intellectuals,
became very important for me.
- Juan Goytisolo

As has been pointed out with Libya, the debate over Libya,
sometimes we allow diplomatic relations with imperfect
regimes because progress can best be made through engagement instead of isolation.
- Earl Blumenauer

The machine does not isolate man from the great problems
of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

This attempt to isolate cell constituents might have
been a failure if they had been destroyed by the relative
brutality of the technique employed.
But this did not happen.
- Albert Claude

You cannot isolate yourself from the crowd -
even if you want to.
- Ivor Novello

A company that pays attention to the family unit is a successful company.
We don't isolate the family.
We don't make rides that say, 'Hey mom,
dad, you go sit on the bench.'
- Michael Eisner

Most people, even among those who know Shakespeare
well and come into real contact with his mind,
are inclined to isolate and exaggerate some one aspect of the tragic fact.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

If we look at music history closely,
it is not difficult to isolate certain elements of
great potency which were to nourish the art of music for decades,
if not centuries.
- George Crumb

Therefore keep in the midst of life.
Do not isolate yourself.
Be among men and things, and among troubles,
and difficulties, and obstacles.
- Henry Drummond

There is no point trying to figure out who is guilty
or not at un-balancing the planet.
I think we need to figure out and solve the problems
together and not isolate from each other.
- Sarah Polley

To love someone is to isolate him from the world,
wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow,
drag him into a murderous future.
It is to circle around the other like a dead star and
absorb him into a black light.
- Jean Baudrillard

When I reached adulthood, even now, I could afford
to belong to a country club.
But I could never belong to a private club because
of my experience as a child,
because it would isolate me from the whole of humanity.
- Martin Sheen

To be successful you have to be selfish,
or else you never achieve.
And once you get to your highest level,
then you have to be unselfish.
Stay reachable.
Stay in touch.
Don't isolate.
- Michael Jordan

The genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics
which isolate slaves from each other,
obscure the reality of a common condition,
and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable.
- Andrea Dworkin

Rather than bringing me closer to others,
the time that I spend online isolates me from the most
important people in my life,
my family, my friends, my neighbourhood,
my community.
- Clifford Stoll

A creation of importance can only be produced when
its author isolates himself,
it is a child of solitude.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In literature as in ethics, there is danger,
as well as glory, in being subtle.
Aristocracy isolates us.
- Charles Baudelaire

Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who
openly display their preference like a delectable ailment
that isolates them and makes them proud.
- Maurice Blanchot

Every year the progress of advanced capitalist society
makes our population consist of more and more isolates.
This is because of the infrastructure of the economy,
especially electronic communications.
- Mary Douglas

Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks;
they are the summits of ranges.
- Thomas W. Higginson

Our society is not a community, but merely a collection
of isolated family units.
- Valerie Solanas

Man is a special being, and if left to himself,
in an isolated condition, would be one of the weakest creatures;
but associated with his kind,
he works wonders.
- Daniel Webster

The majority does not rule in America,
but the minority shouldn't hijack it.
And it's because we're afraid.
They have isolated us and made us feel as though we're alone.
We're not.
- Glenn Beck

Without the meditative background that is criticism,
works become isolated gestures, historical accidents,
soon forgotten.
- Milan Kundera

The problem I have with making an intelligent statement
is that some people then think it's not an isolated occurrence.
- Simon Travaglia

Law is a formless mass of isolated decisions.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

The site I landed on feels much more isolated than it really is;
it's almost magical.
Within its limited radius, there was a whole range of the local ecology.
- Martin Puryear

Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK.
The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of
social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
- Diane Abbott

Japan and China are isolated and without intercourse with other countries;
hence the President directed me to attend to or watch
the state of affairs in China also.
- Townsend Harris

In spite of certain distressing but isolated occurrences in the last battle,
I certainly hoped that the Army would be in a position to continue to hold out.
- Paul von Hindenburg

When we lived in Juneau, Alaska, it was a town of about 7,000 people,
and totally isolated; the only way to get to it was by ship.
- John Hawkes

I therefore named this isolated and remarkable feature Swan Hill.
- Thomas Mitchell


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