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.
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.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.
Charles Alexander Eastman
Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
The essence of Richard Nixon is loneliness.
The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon.
Moon! Moon! I am prone before you. Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.
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.
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.
There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.
We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.