Loneliness Proverbs

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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

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.

Mark Twain

Loneliness

Being apart and lonely is like rain.
It climbs toward evening from the ocean plains;
from flat places, rolling and remote, it climbs
to heaven, which is its old abode.
And only when leaving heaven drops upon the city.

It rains down on us in those twittering
hours when the streets turn their faces to the dawn,
and when two bodies who have found nothing,
dissapointed and depressed, roll over;
and when two people who despise eachother
have to sleep together in one bed-

that is when loneliness receives the rivers...

Rainer Maria Rilke

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

The surest sign of age is loneliness.

Annie Dillard

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show.

Andrew Wyeth

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

Dorothy Day

The loneliness is when you pick up and move, even if you are not originally from that place, and you have some memories that you want to embrace. Having a life in transit, I feel like you are always looking out the back window.

Ajay Naidu

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

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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

Maya Angelou

One's need for loneliness is not satisfied if one sits at a table alone. There must be empty chairs as well.

Karl Kraus

Ideas aren't real estate, they grow collectively and that knocks out the egotistical loneliness that generally infects art.

Robert Redford

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

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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

Amy Lowell

Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.

Mother Teresa

Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.

Eugene O'Neill

Loneliness is a strange gift.

E. B. White

The Lure Of Little Voices

There's a cry from out the loneliness -- oh, listen, Honey, listen!
Do you hear it, do you fear it, you're a-holding of me so?
You're a-sobbing in your sleep, dear, and your lashes, how they glisten --
Do you hear the Little Voices all a-begging me to go?

All a-begging me to leave you. Day and night they're pleading, praying,
On the North-wind, on the West-wind, from the peak and from the plain;
Night and day they never leave me -- do you know what they are saying?
"He was ours before you got him, and we want him once again."

Yes, they're wanting me, they're haunting me, the awful lonely places;
They're whining and they're whimpering as if each had a soul;
They're calling from the wilderness, the vast and God-like spaces,
The stark and sullen solitudes that sentinel the Pole.

They miss my little camp-fires, ever brightly, bravely gleaming
In the womb of desolation, where was never man before;
As comradeless I sought them, lion-hearted, loving, dreaming,
And they hailed me as a comrade, and they loved me evermore.

And now they're all a-crying, and it's no use me denying;
The spell of them is on me and I'm helpless as a child;
My heart is aching, aching, but I hear them, sleeping, waking;
It's the Lure of Little Voices, it's the mandate of the Wild.

I'm afraid to tell you, Honey, I can take no bitter leaving;
But softly in the sleep-time from your love I'll steal away.
Oh, it's cruel, dearie, cruel, and it's God knows how I'm grieving;
But His loneliness is calling, and He knows I must obey.

Robert W. Service

grandeur

loneliness is a state
the lonely cannot reach

it carries a grandeur
that doesn't fit into

bed-sitters or rejected
ideas - it's the label stuck

on the bottle after
the tables have gone

Rg Gregory

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E. E. Cummings
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