"Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for."
"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."
"The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account."
"There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house."
"People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in."
"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."
"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."
"The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television. What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone."
"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."
"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."