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"Be good and you will be lonesome."  (Carl Sandburg)

"Being alone is in the deepest sense the human condition. Loneliness is the disease of feeling isolated, cut off from human contact and human warmth. Some people battle all their lives against this poignant emotion, struggling constantly to come to terms with the immutable fact of their existence: that all human beings are separate, one from another, and will remain so all their lives; each sealed within a thin veneer of skin. If this struggle is successful, the individual ultimately transcends his physical limitations and becomes most himself precisely because he is closely bound to others."  (Eric P. Mosse, The Conquest of Loneliness)

"Liverpool can be very lonely on a Saturday night, and it's only Thursday morning."  (Paul Angelis, as Ringo, Yellow Submarine, 1968)

"The injustice of it is almost perfect! The wrong people going hungry, the wrong people being loved, the wrong people dying! Was I really wrong to believe that there's a--a kind of--burning virility of mind and spirit that looks for something as powerful as itself? The heaviest, strongest creatures in this world seem to be the loneliest."  (John Osborne, Look Back in Anger)

"The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters."  (Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)

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