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Olivia Laing
“Cities can be lonely places, and in admitting this we see that loneliness doesn't necessarily require physical solitude, but rather an absence or paucity of connection, closeness, kinship: an inability, for one reason or another, to find as much intimacy as is desired.”
Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Stephanie Danler
“That was the morning I committed the first sin of love, which was to confuse beauty and a good sound track with knowledge. He”
Stephanie Danler, Sweetbitter

Olivia Laing
“Amidst the glossiness of late capitalism, we are fed the notion that all difficult feelings – depression, anxiety, loneliness, rage – are simply a consequence of unsettled chemistry, a problem to be fixed, rather than a response to structural injustice or, on the other hand, to the native texture of embodiment, of doing time, as David Wojnarowicz memorably put it, in a rented body, with all the attendant grief and frustration that entails. I”
Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Olivia Laing
“Loneliness is a very special place. It isn’t always easy to see the truth of Wilson’s statement, but over the course of my travels I’ve come to believe that he was right, that loneliness is by no means a wholly worthless experience, but rather one that cuts right to the heart of what we value and what we need. Many marvellous things have emerged from the lonely city: things forged in loneliness, but also things that function to redeem it.”
Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

Olivia Laing
“Why do you put yourself in unsafe places? Because something in you feels fundamentally devoid of worth.”
Olivia Laing, The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

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