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  • #1
    Flannery O'Connor
    “Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to never was there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place.

    Nothing outside you can give you any place," he said. "You needn't look at the sky because it's not going to open up and show no place behind it. You needn't to search for any hole in the ground to look through into somewhere else. You can't go neither forwards nor backwards into your daddy's time nor your children's if you have them. In yourself right now is all the place you've got. If there was any Fall, look there, if there was any Redemption, look there, and if you expect any Judgment, look there, because they all three will have to be in your time and your body and where in your time and your body can they be?”
    Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood

  • #2
    Gorgias of Leontini
    “Nothing exists; even if something exists, nothing can be known about it; and even if something can be known about it, knowledge about it can't be communicated to others.”
    Gorgias

  • #3
    John Marmysz
    “Though nihilism has been relentlessly criticized for overemphasizing the dark side of human experience, it might be equally true that this overemphasis represents a needed counterbalance to shallow optimism and arrogant confidence in human power. Nihilism reminds us that we are not gods, and that despite all of the accomplishments and wonders of civilization, humans cannot alter the fact that they possess only a finite amount of mastery and control over their own destinies.”
    John Marmysz, Laughing at Nothing: Humor as a Response to Nihilism

  • #4
    Cormac McCarthy
    “The priest therefore saw what the anchorite could not. That God needs no witness. Neither to himself nor against. The truth is rather that if there were no God then there could be no witness for there could be no identity to the world but only each man's opinion of it. The priest saw that there is no man who is elect because there is no man who is not. To God every man is a heretic.”
    Cormac McCarthy

  • #5
    Bangambiki Habyarimana
    “Nothing exists, all is shadow and illusion”
    Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

  • #6
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Be careful, lest in casting out your demon you exorcise the best thing in you.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #7
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #8
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “We have art in order not to die of the truth.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    tags: art

  • #9
    Jodi Picoult
    “Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”
    Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

  • #10
    Charles Bukowski
    “I've never been lonely. I've been in a room -- I've felt suicidal. I've been depressed. I've felt awful -- awful beyond all -- but I never felt that one other person could enter that room and cure what was bothering me...or that any number of people could enter that room. In other words, loneliness is something I've never been bothered with because I've always had this terrible itch for solitude. It's being at a party, or at a stadium full of people cheering for something, that I might feel loneliness. I'll quote Ibsen, "The strongest men are the most alone." I've never thought, "Well, some beautiful blonde will come in here and give me a fuck-job, rub my balls, and I'll feel good." No, that won't help. You know the typical crowd, "Wow, it's Friday night, what are you going to do? Just sit there?" Well, yeah. Because there's nothing out there. It's stupidity. Stupid people mingling with stupid people. Let them stupidify themselves. I've never been bothered with the need to rush out into the night. I hid in bars, because I didn't want to hide in factories. That's all. Sorry for all the millions, but I've never been lonely. I like myself. I'm the best form of entertainment I have. Let's drink more wine!”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #11
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • #12
    Douglas Coupland
    “Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony.”
    Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

  • #13
    Arthur C. Clarke
    “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”
    Arthur C. Clarke

  • #14
    Maya Angelou
    “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #15
    Haruki Murakami
    “Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

  • #16
    Lois Lowry
    “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
    Lois Lowry, The Giver

  • #17
    Haruki Murakami
    “Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment. ”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #18
    Jean-Paul Sartre
    “If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.”
    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • #19
    Charles Bukowski
    “being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.”
    Charles Bukowski, Women

  • #20
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.”
    Edgar Allan Poe

  • #21
    Janet Fitch
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Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you'll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.”
    Janet Fitch, White Oleander

  • #22
    Mother Teresa
    “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”
    Mother Teresa

  • #23
    Joseph Conrad
    “We live as we dream--alone....”
    Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

  • #24
    Simone de Beauvoir
    “I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
    Simone de Beauvoir

  • #25
    Haruki Murakami
    “But even so, every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drink, the very air I breathe, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening metallic gleam of razor blades. I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at four o'clock in the morning.”
    Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

  • #26
    Aldous Huxley
    “If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.”
    Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

  • #27
    Vincent van Gogh
    “A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke”
    Vincent Van Gogh

  • #28
    Henry Rollins
    “I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.”
    Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins

  • #29
    David Levithan
    “It would be too easy to say that I feel invisible. Instead, I feel painfully visible, and entirely ignored.”
    David Levithan, Every Day

  • #30
    Daniel Keyes
    “I don’t know what’s worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone.”
    Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon



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