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To the press alone, chequered as it is with abuses, the world is indebted for all the triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression. James Madison
The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. Henrik Ibsen
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories. Thomas Jefferson
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer
Blood alone moves the wheels of history. Martin Luther
The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history. Mao Zedong
But considering that I walked in expecting no complexity at all, let alone the visual wonderments, 'Snow White and the Huntsman' is a considerable experience. Roger Ebert
As a body everyone is single, as a soul never. Hermann Hesse
Singing provides a true sense of lightheartedness. If I sing when I am alone, I feel wonderful. It's freedom. Andrea Bocelli
You, too, are loved by the Lord, just as were the disciples of old. You are loved more than you will ever know. He wants you to be successful in your life's mission! You don't have to face the experiences of this life alone, nor have you been sent here to fail. Margaret D. Nadauld
Honestly, humans are social creatures that really crave intimacy, and I think that the friends I have who are trying to somehow go it alone are suffering for it. James Mercer
Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action. Dorothy Day
It's important for moms to have alone time. However, that's the first thing that goes on a busy day. Fortunately for me, because of my job, I have to find the time to do it. At least that's the way my mind sees it. I have to exercise to be able to fit the clothes and book the jobs. Cindy Crawford
I was born alone, I'm gonna die alone. I have my own identity. I'm my own person, and no two people are the same. ASAP Ferg
As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone. Quintilian
I'm really lucky that my record companies have been patient with me and leave me alone and give me the time to make it right in my mind. Sarah McLachlan
I'm so grateful that anyone has connected with my songs, let alone millions of people. Rachel Platten
I really like oysters, and I won't eat them alone. They're just a weird thing to eat by yourself. Katie Aselton
But if we leave them alone, just satisfying ourselves with social work, economic work and the building up of a national army, it can make progress, hopefully within a short time. Bulent Ecevit
A country is made not by policy alone, but by its music, its entertainment shows, all of it. Glenn Beck
Grave security concerns can arise as a result of demographic trends, chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degradation, pandemic diseases, organized crime, repressive governance and other developments no state can control alone. Arms can't address such concerns. Ban Ki-moon
The thing is, as a film director, you're essentially alone: You have to tell a story primarily through pictures, and only you know the film you see in your head. Mike Nichols
To be sure, the provision of liquidity alone can by no means solve the problems of credit risk and credit losses; but it can reduce liquidity premiums, help restore the confidence of investors, and thus promote stability. Ben Bernanke
One of the most persistent cultural tics of the early 21st century is Americans' reluctance to absorb, let alone prepare for, bad news. Frank Rich
All my fans tell me what a glamorous life I have, but I tell them how hard I work and how many nights I spend alone with my dogs, eating chicken pot pie in my bedroom. Shannen Doherty
Americans different in some maybe thoughts or emphasis still have the same ideas. They want a government that lets them be free, that leaves them alone, that doesn't interrupt and interfere with every aspect of their life, that lets them go to work and keep more of what they've worked hard to have. Mike Huckabee
I mean one of the things about being alone is that you've no people to define yourself off, I mean, people are like all-round mirrors, because let's face it, we don't often see ourselves all round in a mirror anyway, do we. Diana Wynne Jones
One sign of a great actor is when he can be alone by himself on the screen, doing almost nothing, and producing one of a film's defining moments. Roger Ebert
I love cooking. Not for myself alone. Cooking is about giving. Christine Lagarde
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable. Voltaire
Ronald Reagan wasn't qualified to be governor, let alone president. James Garner
I don't know where I see myself next month let alone five years. My whole life is last minute. I enjoy the spontaneity of it; I like not knowing what I will do next or whether I will be in the country next week. I just enjoy being around a creative environment. Amber Le Bon
I think I'll be single my whole life. It's entirely possible I'm going to end up alone. Because I don't want to make any sacrifices for my own development and achieving what I want to achieve, and I don't want a family to get in the way of that. Olga Kurylenko
When I do a mix tape for my kids, for my friends, for my lover, I meticulously choose the tracks, and it's beautiful. And when they are alone they think of me - and when I am alone I think of them. Jean-Marc Vallee
In the first 50 years of the filibuster, it was used only 35 times. But the last Congress alone had 112 cloture motions filed, plus threats of more. This is the tyranny of the minority. Peter Fenn
Like they say, you can learn more from a guide in one day than you can in three months fishing alone. Mario Lopez
Carefully calculate the potential size of your market to make sure you can grow. Before starting Mint, I knew that there were about 20 million people who had purchased 'Quicken' or 'Microsoft Money' over the years, and 80 million people using online banking in the U.S. alone. Aaron Patzer
With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone. Buddha
I would as soon put a girl alone into a closet to meditate as give her only the society of her needle. Maria Mitchell
I want people to know that blood tests alone won't always detect thyroid disease. My blood panels were normal. I think a lot more people have this disease than are diagnosed. Kim Alexis
Fortunately, the war has brought with it not alone a stark realization of what another war would mean to the world, but as well the creation of an international agency through which the nations of the world can, if they so desire, make peace a living reality. Cordell Hull
Research and development needs permanent tax credits to build the technology that spurs our growth. But no government programs alone can get America's students to study more science and math; parents must push and help their children to meet this goal. Ernest Istook
I still feel like I'm alone at times - even if I'm in the midst of a million people. Because no one - including me - understands my mind creatively. I haven't really been formally introduced to my gift yet. I feel like I'm still on the runway. R. Kelly
If I have the choice of traveling to Russia, India or New Zealand alone for a week for preliminary discussions or to spend that week with my family, I routinely choose my family. Olafur Eliasson
Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty. Sophocles
Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone. Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves; that firm strand which will be the indispensable center of a whole web of human relationships. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
It's estimated that 16 million people in the U.S. have struggled with depression - and I include myself in that statistic. It's real, and it's not shameful, and there is help available. You can bring it to the light, you can tell the truth, you can go to a meeting, you can reach out to a friend. None of us are alone. Lisa Jakub
I have a lot of favorite films. I tend to love the silliness of 'Bringing Up Baby.' 'Charade' is fantastic. 'His Girl Friday,' the banter in that, that alone made me want to be a writer. Jennifer Grant
Connected to the collective heart, you can be certain in every cell of your being that you are never alone, and you will experience the grace, guidance and ease that comes when you are one with all there is. Debbie Ford
I think the stigma surrounding mental illness and also the stigma surrounding self-esteem issues or insecurities or just even feeling different is something that doesn't really get enough attention. Everybody struggles with feeling alone or that they are going through something they don't quite understand. Brittany Snow
If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them - not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone. Anne Bronte
Here in Cameroon, football is our leading political party. It's football alone that that unites us, it's football alone that brings us good things - football is the window into our country - so we don't mess around with it. Roger Milla
The pain of loneliness seems to be part of the mortal experience. But the Lord in His mercy has made it so that we need never deal with the challenges of mortality alone. Sheri L. Dew
Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever. Peabo Bryson
I don't even know how to use a parking meter, let alone a phone box. Princess Diana
Smart businesses do not look at labor costs alone anymore. They do look at market access, transportation, telecommunications infrastructure and the education and skill level of the workforce, the development of capital and the regulatory market. Janet Napolitano
There is the morass, wherein you plunge up to your knees, or the walking over the stubborn, dwarfish shrubbery, whereby one treads down the forests of Labrador; and the unexpected bunting or sylvia which perchance, and indeed as if by chance alone, you now and then see flying before you, or hear singing from the ground creeping plant. John James Audubon
Writers are often alone when they work. Hours pass in silence as one long moment; light fades as day turns back to face the coming night. Simon Van Booy
Judaism is much more communal, and partly as a consequence of my religious switch, I am increasingly more suspicous of my previous view that what people do in the privacy of their own home is their business alone. Luke Ford
I have to stay alone in order to fully contemplate and feel nature. Caspar David Friedrich
David - the man after God's own heart - was a man of war and a mighty man of valour. When all Israel were on the run, David faced Goliath - alone... with God - and he but a stripling, and well scolded, too, by his brother for having come to see the battle. Charles Studd
Thus, the poet's word is beginning to strike forcefully upon the hearts of all men, while absolute men of letters think that they alone live in the real world. Salvatore Quasimodo
We'll try to include Iraqi officers in our staffs. We will do everything we can to empower Iraqi security forces to stand up on their own and operate where they can alone. John Abizaid
There's this thing of you can live in a city and be completely alone, not notice anything going on around you. Simon Pegg
We are all born and someday we'll all die. Most likely to some degree alone. Our aloneness in this world is, maybe not anymore, a thing to mourn. Rachel Corrie
I don't like being in houses alone. Martin Scorsese
We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will. Henry David Thoreau
I recall feeling an almost delicious terror when one day I found myself alone in the midst of tall June grasses that grew high as my head. But here the secret working of self consciousness is almost too entangled with the things of the past for me to explain it. Pierre Loti
Testimony is the beginning of and a prerequisite to continuing conversion. Testimony is a point of departure; it is not an ultimate destination. Strong testimony is the foundation upon which conversion is established. Testimony alone is not and will not be enough to protect us in the latter-day storm of darkness and evil in which we are living. David A. Bednar
I once had a boyfriend who couldn't write unless he was wearing a necktie and a dress shirt, which I thought was really weird, because this was a long time ago, and no one I knew ever wore dress shirts, let alone neckties; it was like he was a grown-up reenacter or something. Susan Orlean
There's more to me, you know? I'm not Macaulay Culkin, 'Home Alone' kid. I'm Macaulay Culkin... actor. Macaulay Culkin
I'm more like my father, personality-wise. But my mom and I get alone really well - obviously, because my mom and my dad get along so well. Jenna Bush
I did not have a father. It was my mom who chose to be alone. She felt that she would be better off by herself with me after I was born. Olga Kurylenko
Alone I'm nothing. Robert Plant
People with fertility problems are not alone. It is a very very common problem for couples today. I've seen statistics that are just staggering. Michael Zaslow
I would rather be alone and a loud voice for action than be silent. Susan Rice
Art doesn't spring from the muses alone, but from hard work. Tom Rachman
I've always had a huge fear of dying or becoming ill. The thing I'm most afraid of, though, is being alone, which I think a lot of performers fear. It's why we seek the limelight - so we're not alone, were adored. We're loved, so people want to be around us. The fear of being alone drives my life. Jennifer Lopez
My goal was to be able to be alone without food, sugar, phone, men, TV, anything and to feel O.K. about myself. Debbie Ford
I have experienced firsthand the tremendous impact breast cancer has on the women who fight it and the loved ones who support them. This is a disease that catches you unaware and, without the right resources, leaves you feeling frightened and alone. Ricardo Antonio Chavira
The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If there is anything besides the Self there is reason to fear? Who sees the second? First, the ego arises and sees objects as external. If the ego does not rise, the Self alone exists and there is no second. Ramana Maharshi
The athlete of today is not an athlete alone. He's the center of a team - doctors, scientists, coaches, agents and so on. Emil Zatopek
I think it's what art should do: make you feel less alone - either in the quest for truth or in dealing with any pain you have. Brendan Gleeson
She had the kids during the day and I would have them at night. That way they were never alone. I would put the kids to bed, and then I had nothing to do and nobody to talk to, so I would write. Clive Cussler
I'm usually alone or asleep, at home. Richard Hell
The baby boomer surge is forcing society to face decisions about costs - and particularly what is valuable. It's senseless for clinicians and governments to bear these choices alone; a sad effect of needless paternalism is that it places a false burden on responsible people. Dave deBronkart
The battle to find a workplace that's wheelchair accessible is a feat in itself, let alone an employer who's going to be cool about employing someone with a disability in a job you actually want to do. Stella Young
Marches alone won't bring integration when human respect is disintegratin' Barry McGuire
Our ideal is to make her ever stronger and better and finer, because in that way alone, as we believe, can she be of the greatest service to the world's peace and to the welfare of mankind. Henry Cabot Lodge
The way life manages information involves a logical structure that differs fundamentally from mere complex chemistry. Therefore chemistry alone will not explain life's origin, any more than a study of silicon, copper and plastic will explain how a computer can execute a program. Paul Davies
You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way, that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books. Even as a child, I was most happy being alone. This has not changed. Slavoj Zizek
For boys like me, in north Indian railway towns in the '70s and '80s, where nothing much happened apart from the arrival and departure of trains from big cities, the Soviet Union alone appeared to promise an escape from our limited, dusty world. Pankaj Mishra
If you don't speak Spanish, then don't accuse me of insulting you in that language, let alone insulting you ten times. Luis Suarez
When I was 17 years old, I put out an album while my mother was dying of cancer. That right there alone is a struggle. That's hard. That's tough for anybody. Lil Mama
It's only when you're alone that you realize where you are. You have nothing to fall back on except your own resources. Paul Theroux
I'm the kind of guy who can't keep a plant alive for a week, let alone a relationship. Jerry O'Connell
Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame. Mason Cooley
Organizational structures that allow divisions and departments to own their turf and people with long tenure to take root creates the same hardened group distinctions as Congressional redistricting to produce homogeneous voting blocs - all of which makes it easier to resist compromise, let alone collaboration. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
I think sometimes all you need is to hear someone else say the same thing that you're going through to realize that you're not alone. I try to put some sense of hope into the songs, into whatever the situation is so that it's not just dirt, drudgery and a life of misery. Sarah McLachlan
I think my comparison with Shane would be a loner. I always got the impression that she wasn't scared to be alone. She enjoys it. I can relate to that. Katherine Moennig
Working alone on a poem, a poet is of all artists the most free. The poem can be written with a modicum of technology, and can be published, in most cases, quite cheaply. James Fenton
It's almost impossible to get a movie all together when there are two main cast members, let alone an ensemble cast with everyone's schedules. It's crazy if it works out. Margot Robbie
And you know when I was growing up, I knew I wanted to have kids, but I knew I didn't want to do it alone. Then once I was 41, 42, I had to accept that I probably wouldn't have kids unless I decided to adopt later on, but even then it would be with a partner. Rachel Dratch
Hot girls have so many options. Sitting at home alone any night of the week and searching the Internet for a dude is on zero hot girls' agendas. So they're definitely not coming after you. Adam DeVine
It's impossible that we're alone in the universe. Every time we think we're more special than others, we're proven wrong. Nathan Myhrvold
I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long. Marie Antoinette
I've got friends who are literally working alone on indie games that have no prospect of profit or commercial success. I've got guys working on iPhone games. Warren Spector
The lonely become either thoughtful or empty. Mason Cooley
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. George Edward Moore
I think it is tragic that a situation should arise where civilians on any side are killed. But it is almost a cliche to say that it is virtually unavoidable and this isn't unique to us alone. Joe Slovo
I don't watch a whole lot of stand up. Mainly I prefer to read writers; they make me laugh the most. Something gets you when you're alone and someone's voice is coming through their work. There's a different quality to it that stays with you a bit more. Dylan Moran
To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is a pleasure beyond compare. Kenko Yoshida
The thing about markets, and I think the thing people don't understand about that, is markets are not kind, but they're very efficient. So when the marketplace determines an inefficiency in the system, it corrects that, and a market system that's left alone will reward good behavior and punish bad behavior. Randy Neugebauer
I think that in itself is kind of an amazing achievement to be able to say that your full-time career is in any creative arts, let alone a show that has kept people interested for coming on four seasons and hopefully more. Anna Paquin
I feel whatever an actor does on screen is something the actor 'does,' and what the director can do is to tell, talk or instruct. So, all the credit for an actor's performance goes to the actor alone. Imtiaz Ali
I like to say I sit alone in my room, and I fight the language. I am wildly obsessive. I can't let something go if I think it's wrong. Alan Furst
Both my parents worked, so I was home alone a lot, and I would listen to their records. They belonged to the Columbia House record club, so they had records! Lyle Lovett
I value being able to go into a record shop and people leaving me alone. Martin Freeman
You need a whole community to raise a child. I have raised two children, alone. Toni Morrison
In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone. Geoffrey Fisher
I'm the most gregarious of men and love good company, but never less alone when alone. Peter O'Toole
When you look at statistics for the white community alone, you see that we've become two separate worlds in which the successful are educated and wait to have children until they are married, and those in poverty are primarily those without higher education and with children outside of marriage. Rand Paul
It's a terrible thing to be alone - yes it is - it is - but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath - as terrible as you like - but a mask. Katherine Mansfield
Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night. St. Jerome
He shouldn't be alone at a time like this. This is a special time for me to be around as much as I can. He needs his family and his friends and his fans. Joseph Jackson
Living as we do with a veil over our eyes, we cannot remember what it was like to be with our Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, in the premortal world; nor can we see with our physical eyes or with reason alone the hand of God in our lives. Henry B. Eyring
We owe every student in every neighborhood in New Jersey an equal opportunity to succeed. We know that more money, alone, is not the answer. We need to redefine success, and how we pursue that success, by the outcomes obtained by students. Thomas Kean, Jr.
Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely shaped flames of the fire, the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place. Paul de Man
May God forgive us for the times when we as individuals and as a Church failed to seek out and care for those little ones who were frightened, alone and in pain because someone was abusing them. That we did not always respond to your cries with the concern of the Good Shepherd is a matter of deep shame. Sean Brady
I love the way L A. leaves you alone. I can go home, read all day, and nobody bugs me. Jodie Foster
I don't think I could live without hair, makeup and styling, let alone be the performer I am. I am a glamour girl through and through. I believe in the glamorous life and I live one. Lady Gaga
Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself. Berenice Abbott
The things that drive me are poverty, and pain, and knowing that I don't want to end up being alone and I want to do something with my life and I want the name Dobson to remain in everyone's heads. Basically, just to rock and be the best performer I can be, and be true, and be real, and give people the real Fefe, nothing fake, all real. Fefe Dobson
The International Brigades provided a shock force while the Republic trained and organized an army from an assemblage of individuals. The Spanish people knew they were not fighting alone. Bill Alexander
The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone. James Baldwin
I am alone here in New York, no longer a we. Elizabeth Hardwick
There have been a few friends who have taught me some great lessons in life. I wouldn't like to name them. They did things that I never expected out of them that left me heart-broken. It was during these rough patches in life that they left me alone. I know now that it was only my position that they were interested in. Harbhajan Singh
I don't know much about only children. I was the middle one of three, and if ever I was alone with mum and dad, it was a rare moment. Elizabeth Hurley
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. Friedrich Nietzsche
Success doesn't necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won't win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling. Naveen Jain
This is how many people become artists, musicians, writers, computer programmers, record-holding athletes, scientists... by spending time alone practicing what they love. Meg Cabot
In the country of pain we are each alone. May Sarton
Well, I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment, and I've learned quickly these last few days that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone. Sarah Palin
Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers. Johann Kaspar Lavater
'The Creative Habit' is basically about how you work alone, how you survive as a solitary artist. 'The Collaborative Habit' is obviously about surviving with other people. Twyla Tharp
Solitude is un-American. Erica Jong
Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be. Quintilian
A sociopath doesn't warm up their environment, doesn't make it cozy. They don't have to; when they're not performing, when they're not manipulating, when they're all alone, there's nothing. Walter Kirn
When you work alone, you need to socialize at some level. Jeffery Deaver
I feel completely alone - it's like melting, I am the structure, and I am also Alain Robert. Alain Robert
I know most of the photographers in Ireland. And if I don't want my photograph taken, they will leave me alone. Saoirse Ronan
Let me alone: I have yet my legs and one arm. Tell the surgeon to make haste and his instruments. I know I must lose my right arm, so the sooner it's off the better. Horatio Nelson
There is nothing like being left alone again, to walk peacefully with oneself in the woods. To boil one's coffee and fill one's pipe, and to think idly and slowly as one does it. Knut Hamsun
'Home Alone' was a movie, not an alibi. Jerry Orbach
I think it would be fair to say that most female dancers have dealt with, whether it's an extreme, or minor complex in eating disorders. So the first thing I would say to girls who are feeling that way is you're not alone. You're far from alone. You're the majority. There's absolutely nothing wrong with what you're feeling. Amanda Schull
You would hardly believe how difficult it is to place a figure alone on a canvas, and to concentrate all the interest on this single and universal figure and still keep it living and real. Edouard Manet
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. Pearl S. Buck
Government is truly beginning to embrace the power of innovation for the people and by the people, the idea that if government collaborates openly with and unleashes the ingenuity of the public, it will get much more done, much faster and at much lower cost than if government acted alone. Todd Park
Well, it's true that I've never been solitary, although I spend a lot of time alone. I've never felt lonely or been shy. Richard E. Grant
When I'm alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument. Zsa Zsa Gabor
I'm fascinated with myself and love hearing the sound of my own voice. I'd like to hear what I have to say. A lot of people don't like being alone because they truly don't like themselves, but I love me. Gene Simmons
Hollywood wants its heroes to be virtuous, but it defines virtue in a way that excludes any action that is self-interested. If virtue means putting others ahead of self, then it's clear that most people, let alone most capitalists, aren't very virtuous. Alex Tabarrok
I'm extremely introverted. I used to think it was shyness, but I got over that, so it must be door No. 2. It's still hard for me to be away from home much, and I have to make sure I get lots of time alone in my room when I'm touring. Karin Slaughter
When you are a successful business person, you are only as good as your team. No one can do every deal alone. Magic Johnson
When I was a young person I went to the university and I learned a rational language, to think with the left side of the brain. But in the right side of the brain you have intuition and imagination. Words are not the truth; they indicate the way to go, but you need to go alone, in silence. Symbols have a language that kills the words. Alejandro Jodorowsky
I have my best ideas when I am alone. Leona Lewis
I'm a huge fan of Warner Brothers cartoons. I would spend many hours alone after school watching Daffy Duck. I think Daffy Duck is one of the great comedic villains. Roger Bart
The only time I commit to conspiracy theories is when something way retarded happens. Like Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone. Joe Rogan
But there is a discomfort that surrounds grief. It makes even the most well-intentioned people unsure of what to say. And so many of the freshly bereaved end up feeling even more alone. Meghan O'Rourke
I love working alone. Crave it, in fact. I feel truly alive then. Anita Shreve
I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before. Michael Collins
Time and space - time to be alone, space to move about - these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow. Edwin Way Teale
You aren't going to leave me alone are you? Edie Adams
Christmas lights may be the loneliest thing for me, especially if you mix them up with reindeers and sleighs. I feel alone. I feel isolated. I feel I do not belong. Mira Nair
He travels the fastest who travels alone. Rudyard Kipling
As a farm girl, even when I was quite young, I had my 'farm chores' - but I had time also to be alone, to explore the fields, woods and creek side. And to read. Joyce Carol Oates
We are increasingly open to understanding how we are all connected and that if we sink the ship that we are all on, we all drown. However, we have simultaneously become so focused on our own life experiences that we think we are alone. Yehuda Berg
Pickpockets either work alone or in pairs, or what is called a mob. Harry Houdini
When my first husband died, what I tried to do is to sort of, you know, try to bring some rationale to the circumstance and think about worse circumstances, and also open the door to what other women experienced when all of a sudden they were left alone. And particularly if they had children. Olympia Snowe
Entrepreneurs have a natural inclination to go it alone. While this do-it-yourself spirit can help you move forward, adding an element of collaboration into the mix can make you unstoppable. Leah Busque
The conductor must breathe life into the score. It is you and you alone who must expose it to the understanding, reveal the hidden jewel to the sun at the most flattering angles. Charles Munch
Politicians usually get the blame for dragging their feet on environmental issues. And fair enough. Most of them do just that. But the blame isn't theirs alone. For politicians afraid of losing votes, a bristling media waiting to transform good green ideas into monsters is a colossal disincentive. Zac Goldsmith
I finally faced the fact that it isn't a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems. Whitney Houston
Americans are so direct. They'd ask me, 'What's your five-year plan? Do you have a five-year plan?' I don't know what I'm having for my tea tonight let alone a five-year plan. Ashley Jensen
There are 65 to 70 photography galleries in New York alone. In the U.K., there are no more than five, and they're all in London. Martin Parr
The idea of how to read a poem is based on the idea that poetry needs you as a reader. That the experience of poetry, the meaning in poetry, is a kind of circuit that takes place between a poet, a poem and a reader, and that meaning doesn't exist or inhere in poems alone. Edward Hirsch
I love working with a cast and a group of people every day, which is different than recording because you're usually pretty isolated and alone. They serve as a good balance for each other. Idina Menzel
Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push, and you push alone. Laurence J. Peter
I have dogs, and it's no secret that I find reptiles interesting, but the thing about reptiles is that they really just wanna be left alone, and I understand them. It's, 'Don't pick me up, stop holding me, don't look at me, just leave me alone.' I have to admit, sometimes I feel like that. Nicolas Cage
What I like about writing a stand alone novel is you're starting with a fresh world and fresh characters. Part of what I love about writing is that journey of discovery where it's all new to me as well. Michael Koryta
Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I'm most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me. Anne Hathaway
People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all. Annie Dillard
What I was reading was already part of my psyche, but finally someone else was saying it's okay to walk alone. Charlie Trotter
The universe is almost 14 billion years old, and, wow! Life had no problem starting here on Earth! I think it would be inexcusably egocentric of us to suggest that we're alone in the universe. Neil deGrasse Tyson
This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms, rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments, permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth. It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art. Robert Delaunay
I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone - the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity. George Gallup
Sometimes I feel very alone. I am a bit of a nomad. Many people in sort of emerging countries, emerging economies, find themselves displaced. So there is that sense, and so I'm part of a whole, I think, group of displaced people. Chris Abani
The foundations of a strong economy don't rest alone on the decisions of Chancellors or the spending programmes of government. George Osborne
I went from my mother to my wife. And to this day, I can't bear to be alone. Dick Van Dyke
There have been more books alone written about Hamlet than have been written about the Bible. Mark Rylance
Magne Furuholmen is a very dear friend of mine. A-ha are a classic pop band and they've got some brilliant songs. I'd say 'The Living Daylights' was one of my favourite Bond tunes: regardless of it being a Bond song, it stands alone as a great piece of music. Guy Berryman
Children need stimulation and stability. That can come from grandparents, cousins, teachers, nannies, childcare centres - as long as they engage with the children and are really fond of them. There are also times when children need to be left alone to learn to be independent and to encourage their imaginary friends. Tony Buzan
Never having alone time is real tough on people. Yakov Smirnoff
I was alone a lot as a kid, because my parents were divorced. Danny Strong
I believe in capitalism for everybody, not necessarily high finance but capitalism that works for the working men and women of this country who are out there paddling alone in America right now. Rick Santorum
It is easier to win than to fail. Everybody sides with the winner. But the failure walks alone. George Matthew Adams
So it is necessary that we should learn to be alone. Anna Neagle
Playing live was always definitely a lot more fun. You picture it: working alone in the studio eight or 10 hours a day with nobody else there, being frustrated and driven crazy by all of the things that you have to deal with, vs. thousands of people screaming and singing along with you playing. Tom Scholz
One cannot live on potatoes alone. It is said that one wants bread with potatoes. And when there's no bread, a Jew takes his stick, and goes through the village in search of business. Sholom Aleichem
I think I should be here alone to rethink the world - I do. I want these lesser humans gone. Roseanne Barr
I don't much enjoy travelling, but I have always longed to take a slow train to Russia. I'd like to go alone - like writers do - with only a pencil and piece of paper as company. I'd take my sketchbook and note down all the wonderful details of other travellers. Jane Birkin
Schizophrenia beats dining alone. Oscar Levant
I never have tantrums. If anything makes me mad, I'm silent. If I'm not talking, leave me alone. Pat Nixon
Solitude is independence. Hermann Hesse
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. Arthur Schopenhauer
In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign, does not declare, 'That is mine!'. Abraham Kuyper
Between 1910 and 1950 approximately 350 lives of Jesus were published in the English language alone. John Clayton
Before the day my grandmother shared her treasured letters with me, I honestly wasn't much of a fiction reader, let alone creative writer. Kristina McMorris
Young people, when they're left alone, always want to have compassion, and they always want to give. They always want to help people who are less fortunate. Russell Simmons
The bottom line: if you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family's positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones. That act alone may increase the odds that your family will thrive for many generations to come. Bruce Feiler
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely. Albert Einstein
I would never go travelling on my own. Some people like to go backpacking alone, but there's no way I would do that, even if you paid me - I just don't see the point. If I discover something beautiful, for me it's very important to be able to share it with someone and not just see it for myself. Olga Kurylenko
As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone. Nobody knows what it is they forbid. Isabel Paterson
I do love to cry. I'll cry at the drop of a hat. I'll cry at your basic television programme, let alone a weepie. But not big, heavy, serious crying. I haven't done that for a while, which is a relief. More like a little welling up of joy. Miranda Hart
Love alone could waken love. Pearl S. Buck
It was actually my older brother who wanted to start acting. He would point at the TV as a kid and tell my mom he wanted to do it, and he would act his favorite scenes from 'Home Alone.' Kevin Schmidt
Faith is not a rational thing, and yet to understand the universe, rationality alone will not give it to us. Our understanding of the universe must transcend the rational. John Rhys-Davies
I sleep with my gun on my bedside table. I live alone; it is my protection and makes me feel safer. I have had to pull it out a few times when I have heard noises at night, but I've never had to use it. Alana Stewart
Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone. Thomas de Quincey
Just because we eat together does not mean we eat right: Domino's alone delivers a million pizzas on an average day. Nancy Gibbs
For me, growing up, the downside of it was that as a kid you don't want to stand out. You don't want to have a famous father let alone get a job because of your famous father, you know? But I'm a product of nepotism. That's how I got my foot in the door, through my dad. Jeff Bridges
The methods by which a trade union can alone act, are necessarily destructive; its organization is necessarily tyrannical. Henry George
Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful. Albert Camus
Most umpires are good about letting the argument go, but you can only go on for so long, or go so far. If you don't leave it alone after a minute or two, you're in trouble. They want to keep the game moving, so they've got to throw you out. I had trouble leaving it alone, I guess. Bobby Cox
You know you lose a lot of social skills if you're a writer. You spend too long alone. And its forced me to address that. Anthony Minghella
I have always been a bit of an introvert. In fact, my dad used to force me to meet people so that my interpersonal skills improve. As an individual, I was happiest when left alone. Ashwin Sanghi
I've been in that angst of loneliness, where you're really alone in the universe, except for the dog. William Shatner
Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone. Horace
Times change. Cable news and the Internet alone have transformed the way outreach to the American people can be accomplished. Elliott Abrams
It's madness to hand in a script to a director, leave them alone, and for the director not to want the writer there with rehearsals and the shoot. Peter Morgan
For example, for me, my brother helped me get a manager, which I don't take for granted. It's tough getting a manager, let alone one that actually cares about you and is smart. But from there, no one's going to cast me just because I'm James Franco's little brother. Dave Franco
For so long as the Jew has even one ally, he will be convinced - in his smallness of mind - that his salvation came from that ally. It is only when he is alone - against all of his own efforts and frantic attempts - that he will, through no choice, be compelled to turn to G-d. Meir Kahane
People think it must be wonderful being in movies or on television, but it can be very tough on a child. I had two friends in elementary school. That was it. There was a clique of girls that were brutal to me. They pulled some very mean stuff. My two friends got me through it. Without them, I would have been all alone. Angela Cartwright
The English Bible - a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power. Thomas Babington Macaulay
I really like the group tour better than going it alone. First of all, it kind of takes the pressure off a little. I'm not a naturally extroverted person. But I also like it because it brings in new fans. For example, someone who really loves Aprilynne Pike's books might pick up mine and vice versa. Veronica Roth
I play football, and most football players are camera shy. We just want to be left alone; we just want to stick to what we do. Reggie Bush
Casseroles don't have to be about canned ingredients and vegetables you normally wouldn't even think of eating alone, much less stuck in between layers of sauce and breadcrumbs. They can vary from everyone's favorite all-time casserole, macaroni and cheese, to the ultimate English casserole, Shepherd's Pie. Marcus Samuelsson
Words alone cannot fully convey the realities of the soul or the greatness of the human spirit. William Shirley
It is never too late to strengthen the foundation of faith. There is always time. With faith in the Savior, you can repent and plead for forgiveness. There is someone you can forgive. There is someone you can thank. There is someone you can serve and lift. You can do it wherever you are and however alone and deserted you may feel. Henry B. Eyring
The animal encounter poem is now so distinct a genre that it would be possible to create a full-length anthology from deer encounter poems alone, and many varieties of experience would emerge from such an exercise. John Burnside
When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself. Liberty Hyde Bailey
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be. Ellen Burstyn
When one by one our ties are torn, and friend from friend is snatched forlorn; when man is left alone to mourn, oh! then how sweet it is to die! Anna Letitia Barbauld
I actually do my own renovations. I designed and built a 100-foot split-cedar rail fence to enclose my property. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Don't recommend doing it alone. I also built a 100-square-foot back porch. Again, don't recommend doing it alone. Jeffrey Donovan
The strange anthropological lesson of social media is that human beings, if given a choice, often prefer to socialize alone. Walter Kirn
The manager is by himself. He can't mingle with his players. I enjoyed my players, but I could not socialize with them so I spent a lot of time alone in my hotel room. Those four walls kind of close in on you. Al Lopez
I can't say that I ever abided nerd stereotypes: I was never alone or felt outcast. Patton Oswalt
I used to watch 'Coming to America' every day after school. I have full-on long-running inside jokes with friends and family about different scenes in that movie alone. Also, my brother and I loved 'The Golden Child,' so, yeah: I was a huge fan of Eddie Murphy growing up. Gabourey Sidibe
I realised success as an actor alone wouldn't make me happy. I needed to explore my spiritual side in more depth. Linus Roache
To share our stories is not only a worthwhile endeavor for the storyteller, but for those who hear our stories and feel less alone because of it. Joyce Maynard
In the 20th century alone, there have been 1,600 books about the circus. My adding one more would be superfluous unless I do something totally new and different. Gary Jennings
And then when all around grows dark, when we feel utterly alone, when all men right and left pass us by and know us not, a forgotten feeling rises in the breast. Max Muller
I am quite hard to live with, and I know that if I go through a bad run, I'm not the best company and am best left alone. But I'm not nearly as bad as people like to make out. Tony McCoy
Government technology processes are mind-boggling long and complicated. A procurement process alone is typically two years, and that doesn't account for the time required to actually build the product. Jennifer Pahlka
Hip-hop definitely taught me a lot. Having to create your own identity and become known and respected in a male-dominated field - it requires some guts. There are times you have to be strong, and times when you have to stand alone for what you believe in. Queen Latifah
This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society. David Hume
You can't play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra to play it. Navjot Singh Sidhu
I'm a freelance writer, and I work alone at a big desk in the living room of my apartment. There are many days when I don't utter a single word to anyone but my husband. Robin Marantz Henig
Palin was a political Hail Mary, a long bomb in the closing minutes of a game that John McCain and Co. were certain to lose. They didn't care if she had the policy or political or emotional capacity to serve as vice president, let alone president. They were willing to drive the country off a cliff, if that's what it took to win. Dee Dee Myers
Man alone is born crying, lives complaining, and dies disappointed. Samuel Johnson
Whoever wants to know something about me - as an artist which alone is significant - they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want. Gustav Klimt
It was the first time I traveled alone, but I was not scared. Carmen Laforet
When I started The Shins, it really was just me, alone, but it was still The Shins. I was totally recording stuff and writing songs as The Shins and all of that. So the beginning inception of the whole thing was some sort of a lie, I guess. James Mercer
I like being alone and I think this movie, as much as it is an investigation of connection and people bonding, I also think it's just as much about loneliness. Jason Schwartzman
I can not watch either of the 'Paranormal' films alone. Katie Featherston
No enterprise, small or large, public or private, can remain self-governing, let alone successful, so deeply in hock to others as we are about to be. Mitch Daniels
It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought. James Douglas
My overcoat is worn out; my shirts also are worn out. And I ask to be allowed to have a lamp in the evening; it is indeed wearisome sitting alone in the dark. William Tyndale
Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone. Hilaire Belloc
I can work myself up into a fearful, paralyzing state of mind that can last for days, weeks even months where I feel mad, totally isolated and alone, overwhelmed and completely out of control. Vinny Guadagnino
When I work alone, it can be like dabbling with a canvas. Maybe you paint over bits, and it starts to form its own life and lead you off in a direction. It becomes an intuitive, subconscious process. Lindsey Buckingham
When I was 7 and went to the zoo with my second-grade class, I saw chimpanzee eyes for the first time - the eyes of an unhappy animal, all alone, locked in a bare, concrete-floored, iron-barred cage in one of the nastier, old-fashioned zoos. I remember looking at the chimp, then looking away. Octavia E. Butler
Honestly, working with Eddie Murphy was mind-blowing just in terms of the budget alone. To see the respect he commands, to witness his presence, you understand why he and people like Martin Lawrence are stars. Nicole Ari Parker
When I was producing on my own, I was doing it in order to - in a very patriarchal entertainment industry, let alone planet - very much hell-bent on trying to prove to myself, if nothing else, that I could do it as a woman. Alanis Morissette
More than 54,000 jobs in the region are dependent upon the Port of Philadelphia alone. Robert Brady
I like the idea of being alone. I like the idea of often being alone in all aspects of my life. I like to feel lonely. I like to need things. Robert Plant
Like so many of the players, I started at La Masia at the age of 11. I can't ever imagine not playing for Barcelona, let alone not playing soccer for a career. I don't ever want to play anywhere else. Xavi
The word of the oldest of the old of our peoples didn't stop. It spoke the truth, saying that our feet couldn't walk alone, that our history of pain and shame was repeated and multiplied in the flesh and blood of the brothers and sisters of other lands and skies. Subcomandante Marcos
As a very small child I found recorded noise and the solitary singer beneath the spotlight so dramatic and so brave... walking the plank... willingly... It was sink or swim. The very notion of standing there, alone, I found beautiful. Steven Patrick Morrissey
I'm not a rock star. Sure I am, to a certain extent because of the situation, but when kids ask me how it feels to be a rock star, I say leave me alone, I'm not a rock star. I'm not in it for the fame, I'm in it because I like to play. Eddie Van Halen
When I was working on Eye of the Beholder, I played a character who is so aloof that my whole lifestyle became very aloof. If someone knocked on my door, there was a part of me that went into a rage, because I wanted to be isolated and alone. Ashley Judd
Sometimes I think I should have chosen a line of work where it was just me alone in the room, with the sun coming in, and God, insofar as he or she exists, smiling down upon me. Then I would have never been accused of being a tyrant, other than towards myself. Charlie Trotter
With fame there is a crosswire between intensity and intimacy. You have decoy intimacy, but you are also very much alone. Mike Myers
A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone. Henry A. Kissinger
I don't see why OPEC countries should continue to cut production just to keep the price of oil high. This will not affect the industrial countries alone, it will also hit poor countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Who will look after them? Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
I find it very easy to be alone. I'm a writer, for heaven's sakes! Simon Mawer
Be able to live alone, even if you don't want to and think you will never find it necessary. Marilyn vos Savant
It's not easy to come somewhere new and have to find your place. You might feel someone doesn't like you, or you might need to find new friends. It's not easy, and I don't like this kind of thing. It's not easy, so you want to protect the players who are alone. Fernando Torres
I don't want to be alone my whole life. It is much more fun to share what you have than to have it to yourself. And it isn't like I don't have love in my life. I have a lot of friends who love me and who I love. Teri Hatcher
I delight in my family obligations, but they leave little time for breaks let alone quick trips across the country. Carre Otis
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone. Jean de la Bruyere
No one ever said on their deathbed, 'Gee, I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer'. Danielle Berry
I don't want to make music alone in a dark studio and make me feel awful and depressed. I want to make music and feel happy and get to share it with people. Benny Blanco
For an adult, eating alone at McDonald's is admitting a kind of defeat. Jonathan Carroll
The world is shifting from a hegemonic era, where the United States dominated alone, to a multipolar system. Najib Razak
I was interested in political failure here in the U.S. The way we're failing to work together to solve even our smallest problems, let alone the complex ones. Paolo Bacigalupi
The first album I started out, I just did everything completely alone. I think it has to do with confidence. The more confidence you develop in your own sound, the more you can open up and alchemize that with other people, just set it free, and not feel challenged by that. Bat for Lashes
The most important thing at Daytona is, are you going to have friends willing to work with you during the race as far as drafting? You've got to have friends out there. You can't do it alone. You form those relationships as the race moves along. Mario Andretti
No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown, in the end there is one dance you'll do alone. Jackson Browne
Yeah, my dream would be to work for 6 months and then have 6 months to play, just snowboarding, surfing, and going to cool places to listen and be alone and kinda chill out. Marc Newson
Perhaps the best motivation for going to Mars is political. It is obvious that no single nation currently has either the will or the resources to do it alone, but a consortium of nations and space agencies could achieve it within 20 years. Paul Davies
Interpreting anyone's marriage - a neighbor's, let alone the president's - is extremely difficult. And yet, examining the first couple's relationship - their negotiations of public and private life, of conflicts and compromises - offers hints about Barack Obama the president, not just Barack Obama the husband. Jodi Kantor
For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy but active experience in mathematics itself that can alone answer the question: What is mathematics? Richard Courant
You have to respect your audience. Without them, you're essentially standing alone, singing to yourself. K. D. Lang
That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe. John Berger
There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own. Edwin Markham
I'm calculating, self-sufficient, reserved, and I enjoy being alone. Melissa Sue Anderson
What a child can do in cooperation today, he can do alone tomorrow. Lev Vygotsky
Very, very few adults possess so much charm that they can long be supported by another adult based on that attribute alone. Sandra Tsing Loh
I like singer-songwriters, and I find sad songs comforting rather than depressing. It makes you realise you're not alone in the world. Natalie Imbruglia
A lot of times, people are ashamed of feeling weak and being rejected - so it's liberating to be able to sing about those things. And it's amazing when other people don't feel alone because they hear it. Banks
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. Robert Frost
I was standing on the deck of the USS Blue, a destroyer. We were all alone out there at this buoy, tied up. Barney Ross
I personally love to run outdoor fitness trails. I love the meditative value I get when out alone, challenging myself to run faster and higher. Laurieann Gibson
I've always had better luck learning things on my own. And I really love the challenge of doing it yourself and kind of being alone against the system. Oren Peli
If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go. John Burroughs
I've always loved scuba diving and the cell-tickling feel of being underwater, though it poses unique frustrations. Alone, but with others, you may share the same sights and feelings, but you can't communicate well. Diane Ackerman
The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms. William O. Douglas
My parents separated when I was eight. I grew up with my mom alone. Julian Casablancas
A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility. Dag Hammarskjold
Twice a year, I take myself off to a self-imposed 'writer's retreat', staying at a small inn or on a friend's farm, where I am all alone and do nothing other than write. Jane Green
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone. Marilyn Monroe
In January 1921, I found myself wonderfully alone in an empty carriage in a rocking train in the night between Waterloo and Sherborne. Stars on each side of me; I ran from side to side of the carriage, checking the constellations. Louis MacNeice
I used to do a lot of interviews in the early '80s, when my career started, but it came to a point when I decided I didn't want to talk anymore, and people kind of understood that and left me alone. George Strait
Most of these wild animals depart in autumn when the sun changes their behavior and they feel the urge to migrate or go off alone. While they are with us, however, they become characters in my books, articles, and stories. Jean Craighead George
The idea of determinism combined with complete human responsibility struck me as very hard to reconcile with an idea of justice, let alone mercy. Ken MacLeod
I think more and more people want to live alone. You can be a couple without being in each other's pockets. I don't see why you have to share the same bathroom. Jeanne Moreau
Adultery is the ultimate deal-breaker for me. I would rather be alone than in a relationship that doesn't honor me. Garcelle Beauvais
I broke my neck, it's a classic neck break from chin to chest. If I had been alone, I would probably be dead. Brooke Burns
As strong as the United States is, we can't deal with terrorism alone. Madeleine Albright
'SNL' is really hard to do when you're single and living alone. And then it's pretty tough when you're married, because you don't see your spouse. Bill Hader
It's important for moms to have alone time. However, that's the first thing that goes on a busy day. Fortunately for me, because of my job, I have to find the time to do it. At least that's the way my mind sees it. Cindy Crawford
China is a government-oriented economy. No one can say he can run his business entirely without government connections. Anybody who says that he or she can do things alone... is a hypocrite. Wang Jianlin
Judaism and Christianity in themselves are distinctly separate entities, to be sure; but when considering their influence on Western thought, we must bear in mind that Christianity alone, or almost alone, transmitted the Jewish share, simply by what it contained of it in its own, original constitution. Hans Jonas
Even in the presence of others he was completely alone. Robert M. Pirsig
I am inclined to think that eating is a private thing and should be done alone, like other bodily functions. Sylvia Ashton-Warner
One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork. Edward Abbey
I'm the type of person who doesn't want to sit alone in a restaurant or bar. Malin Akerman
I never go perform somewhere alone. I've done that since day one. I've always taken other comics with me. Gabriel Iglesias
America is a mosaic not of groups but of individuals, each of whom carries a host of cultural influences, some chosen, some inherited, some absorbed by osmosis. That mosaic is held together by the pursuit of happiness, the most powerful mortar ever conceived. Left alone, it will long endure. Virginia Postrel
Leave the atom alone. E. Y. Harburg
Breast cancer alone kills some 458,000 people each year, according to the World Health Organization, mainly in low- and middle-income countries. It has got to be a priority to ensure that more women can access gene testing and lifesaving preventive treatment, whatever their means and background, wherever they live. Angelina Jolie
You are never so alone as when you are ill on stage. The most nightmarish feeling in the world is suddenly to feel like throwing up in front of four thousand people. Judy Garland
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. Frida Kahlo
I think you don't do work for controversy alone, and whenever you do new work which people don't understand and they say it is done to create controversy. M. F. Husain
In Turkey, you're not allowed to be left alone in the hospital. The nurse teaches the family how to do things, and somebody is always there with the patient. Mehmet Oz
I'm so proud to be a real woman, a size 14 woman on the cover of a magazine like 'Ralph.' Women's publications rarely put size 14 women on the cover, let alone men's, so I'm really honoured and proud to be on the cover and representing curvy, sexy women out there. Ricki-Lee Coulter
As a fiction writer, all I need is a laptop, and when I'm not teaching, I travel as much as I can, applying for every research grant and overseas gig I hear of, then trying to extend those trips as far as the stipends will go. I love to travel alone. Molly Antopol
When everything is lonely I can be my best friend. Conor Oberst
You'd think I'd have been happiest in my life playing music in front of 50,000 people at Gillette Stadium. But let me tell you, it's an odd feeling to feel alone in the spotlight. Kenny Chesney
Running alone is the toughest. You get to the point where you have to keep pushing yourself. Walter Payton
It is my personality alone that has brought back the waltz and made it a global craze. Andre Rieu
I'm a big fan of Daniel Day-Lewis. He's a marvelous actor. He stands alone, I think. Lauren Bacall
I don't ascribe to the idea of the ivory tower composer who sits alone in a room composing his masterpieces and then comes down from Mount Sinai with the tablets. It doesn't work like that. The job of a composer is putting something down on a piece of paper that will inspire the person who's playing. John Zorn
What good is sitting all alone in your room? Liza Minnelli
'The Christmas Song,' by Nat King Cole, is not only a masterful performance; to me it just sounds like the holidays. I've never sung it, because Nat's version is so perfect. I gotta leave it alone. Harry Connick, Jr.
Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It's the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe. Philip Guston
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts. Mahatma Gandhi
Despite the demands of this job, one of the things my wife and I try to do is to spend time together alone. And one of the things we really enjoy doing together is seeing a good movie. Warren Christopher
Perhaps our own opposition to even the level of European integration we have now, let alone any more, is well known. Nigel Farage
My father had left behind an old piano. My sister was already going to school, my mother was out working, and I stayed at home alone with my adorable grandmother who understood nothing I said. It was so boring that I stayed at the piano all day long, and that saved my life. Michel Legrand
Madness doesn't happen to someone alone. Very few people have experiences that are theirs alone. Mark Haddon
The combined results of several people working together is often much more effective than could be that of an individual scientist working alone. John Bardeen
The reception for 'Enemy?' I don't care. No matter what other people think, it was important for me. I will stand for that movie, even if I stand alone. Denis Villeneuve
Afghanistan does have an air force: It has two C-130s. I saw one of them. It was nice, a gift from the United States. But two planes don't even make a Caribbean charter airline, let alone an air force for a country at war. Richard Engel
When I joined Ford, in the late 1970s, I felt strongly we could not forever be a huge user of natural resources without there being consequences. But I was alone in my thinking in those days. William Clay Ford, Jr.
I need, absolutely, to be alone. Jeanne Moreau
When the basic status of a theory is clear, and all that needs to be cleared are details, you can collaborate. But if the main structure of a hypothesis isn't established, and you want to change the paradigm - like it was the case in the 1960s - it's better to work alone. Peter Higgs
I have always been very obsessed with time. Time's passage makes us all very vulnerable and because we all experience it in our own way, it can make us feel very alone. John Barton
I traffic in empathy. I try to be vulnerable with people so they can be vulnerable back. I've always been searching for empathy in other people. It's when I feel most not alone. Jose Antonio Vargas
When you have two busy kids running around the house, returning e-mails is a task, let alone surfing the web. Tom Brady
I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. Emily Dickinson
What I'm trying to do is get this message out about self-empowerment, entrepreneurial spirit and true Americanism - the way we were when we changed the world, when Edison was alone, failing his 2,000th time on the lightbulb. Glenn Beck
Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe. Claude Levi-Strauss
But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement. Ibrahim Babangida
Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate. Paul Tillich
I was alone as a child. I lived in fairytales, adventures, Shakespeare. They are the friends, my books. Alejandro Jodorowsky
As powerful as is our soul's call, so potent are the forces of Resistance arrayed against it. We're not alone if we've been mowed down by Resistance; millions of good men and women have bitten the dust before us. Steven Pressfield
I don't want to sound like a Hallmark card, but to be able to wake up each day with food and shelter, that alone is good. Forget aging and the fact that my butt is becoming a little more familiar with my knees than my tailbone. If you are six feet above ground it's a good day. So, give me more! Faith Hill
When I saw Bryan Singer's 'Usual Suspects,' I knew how it was going to end because I'd seen 'Scary Movie.' Which is not the preferred order of things, but that's how it is because my childhood was 'Home Alone,' 'Matilda,' 'Batman Returns,' 'Jumanji,' 'Secret Garden,' 'Jack,' 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' 'Titanic.' Only family films from the '90s. Xavier Dolan
One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more. Thomas Jefferson
I made some friends at Listerine and they taught me a little bit about oral care. That half of adults suffer from oral disease, that the number one chronic disease among children is oral disease, that we're only taking care of 25% of our mouths when brushing alone and there are more germs in your mouth than there are people on the planet. Ginnifer Goodwin
The front of a cheque alone gives someone enough information to steal your identity. Frank Abagnale
I am aware that in presenting myself as the advocate of the Indians and their rights, I shall stand very much alone. Sam Houston
Originally, technology was pretty clearly on the side of introversion. It allowed introverts to connect with people, to express their ideas in a less stimulating way: you're sitting alone behind a computer. But I'm starting to think that the pressure to self-present constantly online is becoming so extreme. Susan Cain
My taxes alone keep eight lawyers busy, and when I finally get my money, it's only one-third of what I earn. With the kids in school and my other responsibilities, I get no change back from the first million dollars. The money flows out like water. Robert Shaw
I'm fiercely independent, but I'm also terrified of being alone. Adam Levine
Increasingly, staying in the middle class - let alone aspiring to become middle class - is becoming a game of chance. Arianna Huffington
Yes, I am seeking a husband. As soon as the right man asks me, I shall say, 'It is not good for a woman to live alone.' Anna Held
I did not enjoy Cambridge. But I shouldn't blame Cambridge alone. I wasn't ready for university or for the wrench of leaving home. It was a big cultural shock. Naomie Harris
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. Yoko Ono
The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone. William Butler Yeats
Being alone is very difficult. Yoko Ono
I have been alone since my husband died. I stay in my home. I don't date. It's hard to date when you're at home. Nobody knows you. Anna Nicole Smith
It's better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else. Phil McGraw
If you are in a movie theater, you can look two people down and they are laughing while you are laughing or you can look three people down and they love that song that you love. It is living proof that you are not alone. Stephen Chbosky
Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. They'll stay faithful as long as it's safe and doesn't involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going. Charles Stanley
Every three days on average, I am alone on stage, facing the public. Placido Domingo
Anthropomorphism is such an interesting concept. It means projecting human thoughts and emotions onto an animal. Which implies that thoughts and feelings belong to humans alone. Of course, if you believe in evolution, or if you believe in the Bible, that's not so. Both evolution and the Bible tell us that we're part of a family. Sy Montgomery
In 16, 17 years as a pro I was used to the head coach doing it alone. He might have asked his people for advice, but he made the decisions on his own. In order to learn quickly I couldn't do that. Jurgen Klinsmann
Getting through the nights is the toughest part. Being alone. Not having her there to talk to. Stuart Appleby
You can't raise kids alone, you can't heal alone... you really need a community. Bryce Dallas Howard
The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television. What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone. Ashley Montagu
You can't get rid of it with exercise alone. You can do the most vigorous exercise and only burn up 300 calories in an hour. If you've got fat on your body, the exercise firms and tones the muscles. But when you use that tape measure, what makes it bigger? It's the fat! Jack LaLanne
That song is a story that shows how easily you could get slipped into being labeled as the bad guy, even though what you really trying to do is tell the bad guy to leave you alone. Slick Rick
Stories can encourage us and embolden us to face ourselves and to feel. Stories can make us feel less alone. If we're reading a story that moves us, we can feel that emotion that I feel towards my father or mother or girlfriend. So they can give us late-night company. Tim O'Brien
In today's interdependent world, a threat to one becomes a menace to all. And no state can defeat these challenges and threats alone. Michelle Bachelet
The great increase of our population throughout the Union will alone produce an important effect, and in no quarter will it be so sensibly felt as in those in contemplation. James Monroe
Being alone on the moors is scary; as the rain clouds settle in, it makes you realise your place in nature. Dave Davies
No pill can help me deal with the problem of not wanting to take pills; likewise, no amount of psychotherapy alone can prevent my manias and depressions. I need both. Kay Redfield Jamison
They are all gone into the world of light, and I alone sit lingering here. Henry Vaughan
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them. Adlai Stevenson
People talk about the conscience, but it seems to me one must just bring it up to a certain point and leave it there. You can let your conscience alone if you're nice to the second housemaid. Henry James
Too many of the elderly do not have the family or the communal attachments necessary to feel valued; too many are widowed or otherwise alone; too many live in surroundings where they are essentially without the companionship necessary to stimulate a mind in danger of deteriorating. Sherwin B. Nuland
I didn't need clothes. I was allowed the opportunity to act out moments you don't get the opportunity to experience in your own life, let alone as a character in a film. I didn't feel naked. Marguerite Moreau
The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone. Pope John XXIII
I worked for twenty-some years with no capital, so I never had any liquidity. Managing my loans alone wouldn't do it, and working hard twenty-four hours a day seven days a week alone wouldn't do it. You have to be properly capitalized. Bob McNair
It wasn't so much that I was all alone on stage, but it was the realization of how much you need the response-you need the audience to tell you where to go. Loretta Swit
Many entrepreneurs have shifted their focus to pursuing VC funding as a primary strategic priority instead of concentrating on generating value for their users. This is worrisome because raising capital alone is misleading as a benchmark for success. Jon Oringer
When you are alone, you need to take many decisions, and you can make mistakes. Christian Cota
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone. Janis Joplin
When you work in such a surreal environment as movies, just listening to some tunes or hanging out with friends is what you crave. Even time alone. Orlando Bloom
I clean my own utensils, my house and I even travel alone. I don't know what the life of a superstar is like. Esha Gupta
The guys from Atari that are making the next Alone in the Dark game came and we had a great meeting. I'd love to do that. I'm a fan of videogames. I like them. And to get to be part of one of them would be a fun and exciting thing. Christian Slater
No one is good but God alone. What is good is therefore divine, what is divine is therefore good. Saint Ambrose
I'm very happy alone. Octavia E. Butler
Not to make him blush, but any story illustrated by Mike Mignola does things that prose alone can't accomplish. The illustrations create mood and atmosphere, drawing the reader more deeply into the story than words could do on their own. Christopher Golden
That's been hard being away from the family, because Washington can be lonely. When you tune out of all the activity, that's like, you're alone. Erik Paulsen
We humans are not born alone; joining and being active in a club whose members share your passion for ideas and get your jokes is one of the great joys of life. Richard Lederer
Australians love to pump you up when you're nobody. Then, when you start to put your head above water and say, 'Well, actually, I am a bit different, I am an individual and I do have a particular talent', or whatever, they want to go after you. But the good news is that once you reach a certain level, I think they start to leave you alone. John Polson
The burden for achieving disarmament cannot be borne by peace groups alone. Everybody, regardless of age, income, profession, gender or nationality, has a stake in this quest. Ban Ki-moon
A zombie amusement park sounds like fun, but the health code violations alone are enough to turn your stomach. Jim C. Hines
Good wishes alone will not ensure peace. Alfred Nobel
Time alone is irreplaceable. Waste it not. Douglas Southall Freeman
I think the Baby Boom does have a tendency to get its nose in everything. The Greatest Generation had a better tendency to leave people alone. Of course, they also had a better tendency to hate everybody's guts. P. J. O'Rourke
People must insist on the right to say no, to be alone, to stand out from the herd. Creative artists can say all this in their own way and in their own field, by hard, rigorous work. Tahar Ben Jelloun
We've been working with the very best in the business. The studio really just let us alone to make the films. David Heyman
The employee is regarded by the employer merely in the light of his value as an operative. His productive capacity alone is taken into account. Leland Stanford
However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence of parliaments and elections alone. Recep Tayyip Erdogan
A hospital alone shows what war is. Erich Maria Remarque
Having gone through so many of the personal things I've gone through, its about creating an (online) space for girls to be heard. I don't profess to have all the answers. But Ask Elizabeth is a space where girls are not alone. Elizabeth Berkley
Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them. Adlai Stevenson
A child raised on a desert island, alone, without social interaction, without language, and thus lacking empathy, is still a sentient being. Daniel Dennett
All our efforts to guard and guide our children may just get in the way of the one thing they need most from us: to be deeply loved yet left alone so they can try a new skill, new slang, new style, new flip-flops. So they can trip a few times, make mistakes, cross them out, try again, with no one keeping score. Nancy Gibbs
I'm a dad, and I no longer see a way for my kids to even inherit the money that I'm making, let alone go out there, have an idea, and create it in their own lifetime. Glenn Beck
'Forever Amber,' written by Kathleen Winsor in 1944, was banned in Boston at the time of its publication as obscene and offensive. This alone would have been enough to excite my interest, but in 1956, it was sitting inoffensively on the shelves of the small country library on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii, where my family spent its summers. Susanna Moore
Psychological factors are critical in supporting immune function. If you suppress this psychological support by telling someone he's condemned to die, your words alone will have condemned him. Luc Montagnier
Now that I'm older, I have a much better appreciation of nature, and I love being alone. Gia Coppola
We can all agree that government can't solve the obesity crisis alone. It's an ongoing issue that will require a collaborative effort across private and public sectors if we want to see some long-term success. Marcus Samuelsson
Now, in Texas, we believe in the rugged individual. Texas may be the one place where people actually still have bootstraps, and we expect folks to pull themselves up by them. But we also recognize there are some things we can't do alone. We have to come together and invest in opportunity today for prosperity tomorrow. Julian Castro
Remember, the burden of sorrow is doubled when it is borne alone. Goran Persson
I've always been shocked and waiting-for-the-other-shoe-to-drop that a girl would ever talk to me, let alone want to marry me. They always seem to hold the power to me, and from my mother to my wife to my daughter, every time I try to really figure them out, and think I've got them pegged, I pay for it. Andrew Stanton
If there's anything worse than a woman living alone, it's a woman saying she likes it. Thelma Ritter
You must show him, by leaving him severely alone. Charles Stewart Parnell
In my down time, I'm a homebody. I like to do a walkabout. I like my alone time. Cassie Steele
Honestly, my entire childhood could be summed up with one word: Reader. I was always hunched over a book; in fact, I was the only kid in the world who got paler in the summer, because I'd sneak down into our cool, dank cellar and sit alone with a book for hours. Kristan Higgins
I've spent so much of my life travelling alone, so I keep things to myself. Rohan Bopanna
The problem is not that America does not have energy. The problem is that our government - alone among the governments of the world - will not allow its own people to recover the energy that they possess. Jim Talent
If you're truly in a band and you guys have been together for a long time, there's a family bond that you have. In fact, I've talked about this with therapists, especially if you're talking about a relationship, because when you're with somebody, you're going to your family, and she's alone. Gary Allan
The doer alone learneth. Friedrich Nietzsche
I sleep with my gun on my bedside table. I live alone; it is my protection and makes me feel safer. Alana Stewart
Most high courts in other nations do not have discretion, such as we enjoy, in selecting the cases that the high court reviews. Our court is virtually alone in the amount of discretion it has. Sandra Day O'Connor
Being home alone at night makes me a bit nervous. If I'm at home alone, I have to sleep on the sofa - I can't face going to bed. I'm there with the TV on and all the lights on. I'm not very brave about anything in life. In tennis, yes. In everything else, not very. Rafael Nadal
There are times when the only access I have to the truest person that I am is when I'm alone and trying to solve a sentence. It's exciting, even when it's frustrating, even when I can't do it right. Elizabeth Gilbert
The best part about being with a group is that you don't have to do everything alone. You're with your friends. Justin Timberlake
All creatures are united to God alone in an immediate union. They depend essentially and directly upon Him. Being all alike equally impotent, they cannot be in reciprocal dependence upon one another. Nicolas Malebranche
On the stage, you alone hold the key, and on the night you have to trust that the director has inspired you enough to take the material and run with it. Greta Scacchi
So many people in the world would rather stay in a situation that's painful but familiar because they're comfortable with it. Not a lot of people have the strength or heart to realize when something's not good for them and to turn around and be alone. Corey Taylor
My mother was a working woman, and I was alone a lot. So I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. Donna Karan
I am not a supporter of Israel's military policy, let alone any kind of Zionist. James Lasdun
I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself. So in a way I chose to be alone. Cathy Freeman
There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck. Jean-Paul Sartre
If you think spreading money around by force seems like an odd definition of fairness, you're not alone. Arthur C. Brooks
I do read all my work aloud as I'm working - this has made it a little hard to adjust to my husband's retirement. I can shout the shouty parts if I'm alone in the house, but of course, I feel a fool if someone is there to hear me. Karen Joy Fowler
In Genesis, it says that it is not good for a man to be alone; but sometimes it is a great relief. John Barrymore
Iran has long sponsored terrorists who carry out homicide bombings in Israeli cities. However, it is a mistake to believe the danger Iran poses is directed at Israel alone. John Doolittle
You are not alone with a guy until you are a proper age. You don't go to certain levels with men until you are married or you have a certain relationship. Daisy Fuentes
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller
However much I might try to expound or explain Love, when I come to Love itself, I am ashamed of my explanations... Love alone can explain the mysteries of love and lovers. Rumi
The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Douglas Coupland
These are fountains of salvation that they who thirst may be satisfied with the living words they contain. In these alone is proclaimed the doctrine of godliness. Let no man add to these, neither let him take out from these. Athanasius
All vacations can come down to a few little moments - what do your remember when you're alone, totally relaxed and taken out of yourself to appreciate this other world. Bill Kurtis
One of the saddest things about publishing is how quickly it ages what it touches. The frenzy involved in getting books on shelves, and in putting the word out that they're there, moves at a speed that is not the speed of writing, let alone of reading. Walter Kirn
I get a friend to travel with me... I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It's hard to be alone. Leonardo DiCaprio
We are rarely proud when we are alone. Voltaire
I can't really define it in sexual terms alone although our sexuality is so energizing why not enjoy it too? Audre Lorde
I always hope that people feel less alone when they see a movie that I make. That some part of the story played out on the big screen will resonate for individuals in the audience in a way that gives them comfort. Ira Sachs
I think it's interesting that 'cologne' rhymes with 'alone.' Demetri Martin
Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert. William Osler
I was a little doubtful about the propriety of going to the Mammoth Cave without a gentleman escort, but if two ladies travel alone they must have the courage of men. Maria Mitchell
Intelligence alone does not get us where we need to go or even necessarily where we want to go. For that, the human creature must exercise harder-won capacities of wisdom, and wise action. Krista Tippett
The good thing about working alone is I get a lot done and I can experiment more. The bad thing is I miss out on the gregarious, social way that most musicians work. Moby
When I look down at my pale, skinny body, I wonder why any woman would want to sleep next to it, let alone embrace it. Neil Strauss
I was sleeping the other night, alone, thanks to the exterminator. Emo Philips
Every animal leaves traces of what it was; man alone leaves traces of what he created. Jacob Bronowski
Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films and was the family comedy king through the '80s and '90s - 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' 'Home Alone,' etc. - has acquired rights to 'The Cypress House' and is working on the script himself, with intent to direct. Michael Koryta
I'm not interested in dating. I like being with my own best friend, me. Certain women, particularly older women, cannot believe I like going to a social event by myself. But I do. Gloria Allred
But more important than personal awards is winning the World Series. That's the max that anyone could ask for. Let alone to have the ball in your in your glove for the final out of the World Series. That was the ultimate. Dennis Eckersley
I firmly believe that you can't manufacture chemistry with anyone, let alone a kid. Ryan Reynolds
Spectroscopy can probably answer the question, 'Is there anybody out there?' Are we alone? Garik Israelian
It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning. Salvador Dali
The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone. Michelangelo
I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script. Conrad Hall
I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone. John Updike
The object of oratory alone in not truth, but persuasion. Thomas Babington Macaulay
Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
No one is alone, and each change here brings about another change there. Octavio Paz
I believe that if it were possible to scrap the whole of existing literature, all writers would find themselves inevitably producing something very close to SF ... No other form of fiction has the vocabulary of ideas and images to deal with the present, let alone the future. J. G. Ballard
It was unthinkable not long ago that a biologist or paleontologist would be at the same conference as an astrophysicist. Now we have accumulated so much data in each of these branches of science as it relates to origins that we have learned that no one discipline can answer questions of origins alone. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Why can't jazz musicians just leave a melody alone? Peter Capaldi
There's something very particular about the kind of rage you feel when you're alone in a practice room by yourself, unable to master a simple thing like a rudiment. Damien Chazelle
Since I have difficulty defining merit and what merit alone means - and in any context, whether it's judicial or otherwise - I accept that different experiences in and of itself, bring merit to the system. Sonia Sotomayor
I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint. Michelangelo
I'm a grown woman and sometimes, I might be a little fat, you know? Am I alone there? Not really. Leighton Meester
A journal of the 'subjective' kind I have always thought foolish, as nurturing a morbid self -consciousness in the writer; and yet, alone so much as I am, it is well to have some sort of a ventilator from the interior. Lucy Larcom
The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor led to many very good things. If you follow the trail, it led to kicking Europeans out of Asia - that saved tens of millions of lives in India alone. Noam Chomsky
Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies. Elizabeth Bowen
I don't think I could compare myself to Macaulay Culkin, because we're pretty much two different kinds of actors. He's done a lot of comedy. He does mostly just comedy like 'Uncle Buck' and 'Home Alone' and 'Home Alone 2.' And I've done a lot of different stuff, like sad movies, like the movie about the kid with AIDS. Brian Bonsall
Captain Hale, alone, without sympathy or support, save that from above, on the near approach of death asked for a clergyman to attend him. It was refused. He then requested a Bible; that too was refused by his inhuman jailer. William Hull
He who does not fill his world with phantoms remains alone. Antonio Porchia
A movie like House of the Dead with around $7 million budget or Alone in the Dark with around $16 million budget are much easier to make profit than the typical $50 million major motion picture. Uwe Boll
You never quite know what's going to strike your imagination, or something that won't going to leave you alone, not going to leave alone, and this was one for me. Peter Shaffer
I cannot be alone in being pretty nauseated by Red Nose Day, or at least its television manifestation. Do I think that wretchedly poor children in Africa should get food and life-saving drugs? Of course. Do I want to be hectored into contributing by celebrities who earn more in a 10-minute slot than many of these families get in a year? Nope. Simon Hoggart
Surely being a Professional Beauty - let alone an ageing one - is one of the most insecure and doomed careers imaginable. Julie Burchill
I think Alone in the Dark was too much an action creature movie than a horror creature movie. Uwe Boll
I have my family; I'm never alone. Estelle
The rewards of virtue alone abide secure. Sophocles
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. Anthony Burgess
If I had auditioned for 'Merlin' on magic alone, I don't think I'd have got it. Like any kid, I probably had a magic kit, but it's not something I ever pursued. I've never watched a magic show like David Copperfield or used him to base my character on, but I really like David Blaine and Darren Brown. They are doing wonders. Colin Morgan
We cannot arrive at Shakespeare's whole dramatic way of looking at the world from his tragedies alone, as we can arrive at Milton's way of regarding things, or at Wordsworth's or at Shelley's, by examining almost any one of their important works. Andrew Coyle Bradley
All men ought to think of Christ because of the office Christ fills between God and man. He is the eternal Son of God through whom alone the Father can be known, approached, and served. He is the appointed Mediator between God and man through whom alone we can be reconciled with God, pardoned, justified, and saved. J. C. Ryle
There's now, for the first time, a huge gulf between the artefacts of our everyday life and what even a single expert, let alone the average child, can comprehend. The gadgets that now pervade young people's lives, iPhones and suchlike, are baffling 'black boxes' - pure magic to most people. Martin Rees
Although I managed my schedule to be home by late afternoon most days, basically, Roselle raised our children alone. And so I missed out on a lot of wonderful moments, missed watching my kids grow into the wonderful people they are today. Perry Como
The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone. Albert Camus
The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C - not much good for defrosting the pizza, let alone cooking it. Stephen Hawking
Personally, I do not know whether humankind is alone in this vast universe. But I do know that we should cherish our existence on this precious speck of matter... the greatest gift that could be bestowed upon us. For all practical purposes, there is only one planet Earth. Ban Ki-moon
Unlike the United Kingdom or the Commonwealth, the umma, or Muslim community, has no symbolic leader, let alone a formal one. Ayaan Hirsi Ali
You can have music and it will stand alone by itself, but you can't have a movie without it. Jerry Reed
He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are. Charles Caleb Colton
Just as a cautious businessman avoids investing all his capital in one concern, so wisdom would probably admonish us also not to anticipate all our happiness from one quarter alone. Sigmund Freud
Perhaps he wanted to be alone with Dr. G., who was here, but he should have let me know. At Hoffmann's I felt I was sitting on hot coals, expecting him to arrive every moment. Eva Braun
In any decision for action, when you have to make up your mind what to do, there is always a 'should' involved, and this cannot be worked out from, 'If I do this, what will happen?' alone. Richard P. Feynman
I had to weave and play around with a honey bear, you know, and I could wrestle with him a little bit, but there's no way you can even wrestle a honey bear, let alone a grizzly bear that's standing ten feet to eleven feet tall! Can you imagine? But it was fascinating to work that close to that kind of animal. Leslie Nielsen
I heard a young black pianist. He was a teenager, I was eight years old, and he was playing boogie-woogie, and he just knocked me out. He thought he was alone in the old barn on the beat-up upright piano, but I was hiding in the corner so he wouldn't see me. Mike Stoller
The development of beauty in chess never depends on you alone. No matter how much imagination and creativity you invest, you still do not create beauty. Your opponent must react at the same highest level. Vladimir Kramnik
How do people who live utterly alone survive? There are so many things that won't open. I've got a few dresses in New York, and I can somehow get them on, but I can't get them off. Marian Seldes
I prefer to work alone and do everything alone, even today. Ray Harryhausen
Spanish alone was understood or spoken here; our friend, the countryman, stuck to us most nobly, he understood us not a bit better than the rest but saw that we were in distress and would not desert us. George Grey
I had a terrible stammering problem when I was young, and as a result I spent a lot of time alone. Ken Venturi
We are very anxious to bring the Jews of Morocco over and we are doing all we can to achieve this. But we cannot count on the Jews of Morocco alone to build the country, because they have not been educated for this. Moshe Sharett
Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The universe, when you leave it alone, is going to be beautiful. Yoko Ono
Too small is our world to allow discrimination, bigotry and intolerance to thrive in any corner of it, let alone in the United States of America. Eliot Engel
I look really young. I always get carded at bars. No one believes that I'm over 18, let alone over 21. Monica Keena
You reach out your hand, but you're all alone, in those time passages. Al Stewart
It is not whether an independent Scotland could go it alone and develop its own defence forces - of course it could - but what sort of forces would they be? Philip Hammond
R.E.M.'s 'Automatic for the People' - that's probably one of my favourite records - Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' - that's some record - Crowded House's 'Together Alone' - that's brilliant, fantastic record. Jamie Lawson
I just always wanted to be left alone to go into a creative space. Randy Quaid
Were there no contrariety of interests, nothing would be more simple and easy than to form and preserve free institutions. The right of suffrage alone would be a sufficient guarantee. It is the conflict of opposing interests which renders it the most difficult work of man. John C. Calhoun
I get over a hundred letters a day from all over the world, from children and parents, and it's a wonder I ever have time to write books, let alone speak! Enid Blyton
Mavericks are nonconformists. They pride themselves on going it alone. Jacqueline Leo
I had bought a farm, was trying to rebuild my life and just looking to be left alone. Then I get charged with perjury strictly for political purposes. Mark Fuhrman
People talk about games and loneliness - it's a lonely activity. I didn't understand that. 'Gears of War' was the first multiplayer game for me that I enjoyed. But I wasn't sad. I liked being alone. I liked playing games by myself. I had lots of companionship at the house. Tim Schafer
When I was little, I had a feeling that I was going to end up being an actress. I spent a lot of time alone, I was a very shy girl, and I would pretend I was telling someone about this new role that I got. Summer Glau
At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone. Jean de la Bruyere
I have always preferred to keep things to myself rather than sharing them with anyone, but I am learning that if you let it go, you feel better for it. Don't keep it all bottled up inside; don't take it all on alone. Luis Suarez
None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone's help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you. Harvey Mackay
If there is anything about your 'self' of which you can be sure, it is that it is anchored in your own body and yours alone. The person you experience as 'you' is here and now and nowhere else. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
Action alone doesn't work in Germany - you need an emotional element to the story. Til Schweiger
U2 is an original species... there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain that we occupy that is ours and ours alone. Bono
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up. Pearl S. Buck
If you travel too often, you actually come face-to-face with what you're trying to escape. I feel like when I travel alone, sometimes it's like being locked in a hotel room with my own worst enemy. Simon Van Booy
It doesn't matter how much faith you have or don't have. I just don't buy the idea that we're alone. There's got to be some form of life out there. Ridley Scott
To be honest, I joined Facebook as an experiment. I accepted all invitations just to see how many people would ask to be 'friends' - it quickly overwhelmed my time to process even the invitations and requests, let alone to actually go there and do anything. Vint Cerf
Improvisation is almost like the retarded cousin in the comedy world. We've been trying forever to get improvisation on TV. It's just like stand-up. It's best when it's just left alone. It doesn't translate always on TV. It's best live. Amy Poehler
I want to be alone and work until the day my heads hits the drawing table and I'm dead. Kaput. I feel very much like I want to be with my brother and sister again. They're nowhere. I know they're nowhere and they don't exist, but if nowhere means that's where they are, that's where I want to be. Maurice Sendak
My favorite movie of all time is 'Home Alone 3.' Jacob Latimore
The writing is really hard. You're alone. It really pulls it out of you. You pull it out of your head. But when you're a director, you're shopping - you're picking this actor, you're picking this scene. It's like the most intense kinetic high-speed shopping of all time. You sit in a chair and it will all come rushing at you like a wind tunnel. Tony Gilroy
The whole kiss-and-tell thing is a negative approach that often happens in a World Cup. We will see negative stories about the players and it can affect their confidence and the overall performance of the national team on the pitch, let alone the bid to actually stage the competition. Gary Lineker
I don't collaborate. You're born alone, you die alone, you get on stage alone. Grace Jones
We cannot know the whole truth, which belongs to God alone, but our task nevertheless is to seek to know what is true. And if we offend gravely enough against what we know to be true, as by failing badly enough to deal affectionately and responsibly with our land and our neighbors, truth will retaliate with ugliness, poverty, and disease. Wendell Berry
Others indeed may talk, and write, and fight about liberty, and make an outward pretence to it; but the free-thinker alone is truly free. George Berkeley
When it comes to my salvation, all I need is Jesus; after my salvation, everything is Jesus plus the church... When people preach that all you need is Jesus, they cut you and I off from one of the greatest sources of healing, which is the body of Christ. Don't go it alone - you won't make it. Josh McDowell
The U.N. guards the vital principles entrenched in its charter, notably the sovereign equality of states and the inadmissibility of interference in their internal affairs. It is precisely because the U.N. is the chief guardian of both these sacrosanct principles that it alone is allowed to approve derogations from them. Shashi Tharoor
Love turns, with a little indulgence, to indifference or disgust; hatred alone is immortal. William Hazlitt
One can go to war alone, but you can't build peace alone. Jacques Chirac
My contribution I hope is to get people to eat full-flavored food. If I could come away with that alone, that would be a fantastic accomplishment. I'm also very proud of being a very American chef. Bobby Flay
There is no shame in taking pride in achievements or position. But nobody gets to the top alone. Harvey Mackay
Movies alone have the hideous capacity to do everything for you. So in directing movies, you have to figure how to leave things out - because when you leave things out, you evoke the imaginative participation of the audience. Alison Owen
Some people can't stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I'm a regular talking machine. It's all or nothing for me. Celine Dion
It helps to be able to be alone. 'Cuz writing is done alone, unless you collaborate, but I don't do that. Ask my ex-wife. Dirk Benedict
The best part about being alone is that you really don't have to answer to anybody. You do what you want. Justin Timberlake
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. Laurence Sterne
When I write, I'm sort of old-fashioned in the sense that I like to write something that I feel I could just perform alone, obviously, because I do that a lot in concert. Sondre Lerche
I can tell you that Rey is an incredibly brave young woman who starts off alone and encounters Finn, and they go on an amazing adventure, and she makes relationships she never could have imagined, and she sees things she never could have imagined. Daisy Ridley
I seek the Will of the Spirit of God through, or in connection with, the Word of God. The Spirit and the Word must be combined. If I look to the Spirit alone without the Word, I lay myself open to great delusions also. George Muller
I would point out that I'm an actress for a reason! If I were popular in high school, I would have considered another career because I wouldn't have been alone in my room, making up other characters for myself. I definitely had growing pains. The popular kids didn't want anything to do with the girl who was starting the drama club. Ginnifer Goodwin
You ask me if I will not be glad when the last battle is fought, so far as the country is concerned I, of course, must wish for peace, and will be glad when the war is ended, but if I answer for myself alone, I must say that I shall regret to see the war end. George Armstrong Custer
What I'm interested in is human beings alone. Paolo Sorrentino
My father died of brain cancer in 1991. I do not know anyone whose life has not been touched by the loss of a loved one to cancer. I wrote my book 'Gracefully Gone' about my father's fight and my struggle growing up with an ill parent. I wrote it to help others know they are not alone in this all-too-often insurmountable war against cancer. Alicia Coppola
Why should a company like Wal-Mart - who made $10 billion last year alone - be able to force taxpayers to foot the bill for their health-care costs? John Sweeney
I'm not saying dating is sinful, and I'm not saying a guy and a girl should never spend time alone together. I'm saying let's wait until we can be purposeful, so there's a reason behind our relationship, and we're not just stirring up passion for the sake of a good time. Joshua Harris
Writing is a solitary profession; you are really alone when you write. Then the emotions become well shaped and distinct. But their transition into words must be done deliberately and with rigid artistry. F. Sionil Jose
One of the lessons I have learned in the different stages of my career is that science is not done alone. It is through talking with others and sharing that progress is made. Carol W. Greider
I am alone; I am always alone no matter what. Marilyn Monroe
When my film flops, I believe it is my mistake. There have been times when I didn't come out of my house because my films didn't do well. I lock myself in for months. I don't talk to people. I feel bad for producer, director, for those who lost money. It's never about myself or my career alone. Mahesh Babu
There are two evil futurities and one good. A miserable future existence is evil; and annihilation, or nigban, is an evil - a fearful evil. A happy future existence is alone good. Adoniram Judson
No dream is ever chased alone. Rahul Dravid
When I'm online, I'm alone in a room, tapping on a keyboard, staring at a cathode-ray tube. Clifford Stoll
I am really a loner after all; I am really not a social person. Because of my job, people think I am out every night, but I really hate all that. I am somebody who likes to be alone and see some close friends. I am a shy and introspective person. Tom Ford
If the record was picked up by Dot Records, I would imagine that they would have wanted both sides of the record to be something by Lou alone which would account for the dropping of 'So Blue'. Phil Harris
The biggest trade that Germany and Britain had was with each other, in the prewar period; I think I'm right in that. Two highly industrialized nations had the most trade with each other, and it wasn't tariff policies alone that made trade relations better for both of them. W. Averell Harriman
Largely this is a class thing - writers tend to be cosseted little middle-class kiddies who think that the world owes them a royalty cheque. But just doing it - being in your room for years on end, locked in your head, alone with invented ghosts - it weakens and softens the body. And I know I can't just live in my head. Tony Parsons
I'm throwing myself back in because I like being married. I don't want to end this whole fabulous journey alone. I want someone by my side who I love and who loves me. I've finally found somebody who's up to the task of being my wife, because I'm very high maintenance. Neil Diamond
When we can commit a crime, we can also trigger debate. Cases go to courts. Media start covering the cases. But once you build smart environments where, if you meet a certain probabilistic profile, you won't even be allowed to board a bus, let alone commit a crime, we're perpetuating existing laws so they face no challenges or revision. Evgeny Morozov
I tend to stay up late, not because I'm partying but because it's the only time of the day when I'm alone and don't have to be performing. Jim Carrey
I'm rarely in a position where I can actually answer my phone without being rude to someone else. Sometimes I look back and realize it's been weeks since I've actually been alone. With texting, I can at least get a sense of what's going on without interrupting what I'm doing. Steve Huffman
Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life's greatest tests alone. Agnes Macphail
I sing because it soothes me, and I write because I want to let others know that they're not alone with their problems. Seinabo Sey
My dad has no control over who works with me. Me, me and me alone has to take responsibility for anything. Shane MacGowan
You can't get there alone. People have to help you, and I do believe in karma. I believe in paybacks. You get people to help you by telling the truth, by being earnest. Randy Pausch
When I did my first few television specials, my illusions were so advanced that it took a couple of years before the other illusionists could even figure out what I was doing, let alone try to imitate me. Doug Henning
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions. James Russell Lowell
I remember when I was very young, I had a fever - a long rheumatic fever in bed for four months. And in the days, I stayed alone with the maid. I only had my father's books with me. They were fantasy books about ghosts, and also books by Edgar Allen Poe that made a forever impression on me. Dario Argento
I'm not into watching stuff I did last week, let alone three or four years ago. Chris Hemsworth
It's time to commit to finding the answer, to search for life beyond Earth. Mankind has a deep need to explore, to learn, to know. We also happen to be sociable creatures. It is important for us to know if we are alone in the dark. Stephen Hawking
Life is so impermanent that it's not about somebody else or things around me, it's about knowing you are completely alone in this world and being content inside. K. D. Lang
I'm very open and honest, and I feel like it's important for women to hear that we're not perfect; none of us are perfect. And sometimes we aspire to have these ideas in our heads of what perfection is, and I probably would've been better off if I'd left myself alone. Adrienne Bailon
The only way to describe my involvement in 'Planes' is that it's an absolute dream come true for me. Getting to be a bad guy in any project is fun, let alone being a Disney villain. I can't imagine anything getting better than that! Roger Craig Smith
Klopstock was questioned regarding the meaning of a passage in his poem. He replied, 'God and I both knew what it meant once; now God alone knows.' Cesare Lombroso
Some men don't want to be responsible fathers. It's easier to say 'Let's just turn the kids over to the state.' Women end up bearing the entire load, raising kids alone without a husband to share the parenting. Tim Huelskamp
When I get into bed at night, I hope I don't get into it alone! Calvin Klein
I believe that writers have a responsibility to evolve the language, whether by introducing new words or new usages. Shakespeare alone is responsible for something like 3400 words and phrases. Adam Mansbach
I think to be writer you have to enjoy being alone. I was a loner as a teenager and was always drawn to characters in books and films who were at the fringes. Markus Zusak
I feel less alone when I read the books of Ratzinger. Oriana Fallaci
Probably only an art-worlder like me could assign deeper meaning to something as simple and silly as Tebowing. But, to us, anytime people repeat a stance or a little dance, alone or together, we see that it can mean something. Imagistic and unspoken language is our thing. Jerry Saltz
I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone. Cyrano de Bergerac
Those who remember Washington's cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan's intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva - alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! - with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev. Russell Baker
When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be even lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anybody or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone. Fiona Apple
Truly a man does not live by bread alone. A good name is still to be preferred over great riches. Especially is it to be preferred to the appearance of riches, acquired with nothing down and nothing to pay for two months. Ezra Taft Benson
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, the color of my skin and my rather peculiar background as an Ethiopian immigrant delineated the border of my life and friendships. I learned quickly how to stand alone. Dinaw Mengestu
As much as I long for a sort of security and consistency sometimes, I do enjoy sort of being busted around. I really don't know what's happening sometimes next week, let alone this year. Matthew Macfadyen
I think the idea that you can go this alone is - was a huge mistake. And unfortunately, there was a price paid in terms of suffering and pain for people in New Orleans. Michael Chertoff
Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Buddhahood. Buddha
The population forecast for the United States in 1970 is 170 million. The population forecast for Russia alone in 1970 is 251 million. The implications are clear. Emanuel Celler
There is no end of craving. Hence contentment alone is the best way to happiness. Therefore, acquire contentment. Swami Sivananda
As an only child lacking siblings and playmates, I was alone a great deal of the time. Much of this was spent reading virtually anything I could get my hands on. Robert Lefkowitz
The rates of soda consumption in our poorest communities cannot be explained by individual consumer preferences alone, but rather are linked to broader issues of access and affordability of healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods, and to the marketing efforts of soda companies themselves. Geoffrey Canada
I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, 'There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star.' But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest. Marilyn Monroe
So now, thirty years, forty years later, I mean, I could find a whole orchestra of a thousand to put these things together in New York City alone. In those days, if I could scrape up twenty musicians to do this it was something extraordinary. Gunther Schuller
I have noticed... that men usually leave married women alone and are inclined to treat all wives with respect. This is no great credit to married women. Marilyn Monroe
How hard it is to have the beautiful interdependence of marriage and yet be strong in oneself alone. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I still pinch meself when I wake up of a morning. Who ever thought I'd be a children's author - let alone a best-selling children's author? Brian Jacques
I have a genuine philosophy. I do not want to make negative pictures about people, and so I do everything I can to help make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. That is what is going to control your picture, because you are alone if your subject is not with you. And that's the simple answer to getting a good picture. Douglas Kirkland
As for sticking strictly to presently known science, I will simply point out that we have already experienced at least two major revolutions in science in this century alone. Stanley Schmidt
I'm stuck somewhere a small island in the middle of the Atlantic where I'm alone. Because in France, they're like, 'No, you're not like us, you're not a French guy.' And in America, they're like, 'You're not like us.' I'm really alone in my little thing. Louis Leterrier
I never felt isolated; I just liked being alone. I think that some people are good at being alone, and some people aren't, and as a child, I really liked it. Karin Slaughter
Music is amazing. There's some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone... truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else. Wayne Coyne
If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in poor company. Bryant H. McGill
An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one. George Mikes
I write by myself and then deliver the song. Everybody knows, 'Leave Ester alone when she's in her zone.' Give me a studio and the tracks, and I'll call you when the doctor is done. Ester Dean
I never thought I'd be a writer. I never thought I'd be able to read a book, let alone write one. So if books like this inspire kids to write, or even read a whole book, I think it's good. Don Novello
The thing I worry about for myself is I spend a lot of time alone, and another person comes around and you're like, 'What are you doing here? Get out of here.' Sarah Paulson
It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world s progress has come out of such loneliness. Bruce Barton
I was able to support myself by acting alone about six years ago. Until then, I was just scraping by. Edie Falco
We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer. Jules Verne
Sadly, I don't think books ever sell based on your name alone - the minute we make an assumption like that is the minute it all goes horribly wrong! Jane Green
On the one hand, shopping is dependable: You can do it alone, if you lose your heart to something that is wrong for you, you can return it; it's instant gratification and yet something you buy may well last for years. Judith Krantz
It's motive alone which gives character to the actions of men. Jean de la Bruyere
Just going to Comic-Con alone, that's an unreal experience on its own. I think if everyone in the world could experience that place, it would change their outlook. It's just one big lovefest. It's pretty incredible. Ari Millen
Most photographers work best alone, myself included. Elliott Erwitt
I think that's why often people in creative fields can feel so alone is because there's a constant third eye, that constant watcher. Oscar Isaac
The world can't have a global solution to climate change with U.S. action alone; and the world can't have a global solution without U.S. action. Michael Franti
My go-to karaoke? 'Alone' by Celine Dion. Abby Wambach
We concluded that you cannot rely on delta hedging alone. It sounds simplistic to say that now, but back then, this was the sort of thing people were only just beginning to realize. John Hull
Indebted countries can only grow out of their debt troubles through strong economic growth; austerity measures alone cannot work. It is imperative to engage in deep structural reform to spur growth. Lou Jiwei
Nothing is so envied as genius, nothing so hopeless of attainment by labor alone. Though labor always accompanies the greatest genius, without the intellectual gift labor alone will do little. B. R. Hayden
Don't let the past steal your present. This is the message of Christmas: We are never alone. Taylor Caldwell
Talent alone won't make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: 'Are your ready?' Johnny Carson
Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand? Charles Lindbergh
I'm ultimately a widow and a single mother, who's not even getting to be a mother right now. I am so alone, it's freaky. Courtney Love
Bid, then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine. George Santayana
To live alone is the fate of all great souls. Arthur Schopenhauer
I hate cameras. They interfere, they're always in the way. I wish: if I could work with my eyes alone. Richard Avedon
I love clothes, but I don't know what to put on myself, let alone others. I have a lot of help getting dressed. Jennifer Aniston
European investment in Texas alone exceeds all U.S. investment in China and Japan put together. John Bruton
I loved the High Line when it was just mine, when I was the only person up there, and I had a private park in New York City. I had to make an appointment to see it... I'd walk around. I was all alone. Joel Sternfeld
You cannot base a whole movie on just the imagery alone. It has to be the story and the characters. John Lasseter
However, anyone to whom this happens should not leave his room upon awakening, should speak to no-one, but remain alone and sober until everything comes back to him, and he recalls the dream. Paracelsus
The fathers, if they got me alone, would try to kiss and fondle me. I hated it. Christine Keeler
Cobras are magical. They can stand up on just energy alone. Paz de la Huerta
It's very important to enjoy time alone with yourself and just existing, because existence is kind of cool. Angel Olsen
I don't particularly enjoy standing alone and recording my own voice or my own stuff. It's sometimes fun to do for demos and stuff, but I really enjoy the social act of recording records, because writing it is so lonely. And it has to be. Sondre Lerche
The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated; distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages. Charles Babbage
Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time. Denis Waitley
Neutrinos alone, among all the known particles, have ethereal properties that are striking and romantic enough both to have inspired a poem by John Updike and to have sent teams of scientists deep underground for 50 years to build huge science-fiction-like contraptions to unravel their mysteries. Lawrence M. Krauss
Give up pride for good during the holidays. This is where I've been especially stubborn. As I walk more and more in this path of Christianity, I see that letting my guard down and admitting that I don't want to be alone is far better than dealing with me, myself and I, who always seem to want to keep up appearances. Monica Johnson
Testing oneself is best when done alone. Jimmy Carter
At the heart of the Protestant faith is the conviction that there is nothing we contribute to our salvation but our sin, no merit we bring but Christ's, and nothing necessary for justification except faith alone. Kevin DeYoung
The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone. Kofi Annan
I hope this will help new moms not feel alone or desperate, and that there is no shame in their feelings. PPD is out of their control, but the treatment and healing process is not. Brooke Shields
The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all. Douglas Coupland
I just don't want to die alone, that's all. That's not too much to ask for, is it It would be nice to have someone care about me, for who I am, not about my wallet. Richard Pryor
Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it. Akhenaton
Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the house and there I'd sit all day and way into the night. Up in front, there with the screen so big, a little kid all alone, and I loved it. I loved anything that moved up there and I didn't miss anything that happened and there was no popcorn either. Marilyn Monroe
Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there. Archibald MacLeish
The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass. Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
Genius begins great works; labor alone finishes them. Joseph Joubert
When you come from a big family, you see that, growing up, you're learning how to share. Your sisters have got your back; you're not alone in this - 'We all support you!' Your family provides that; it gives you a sense of safety, and it's a very grounding feeling. Gisele Bundchen
The trouble is that the average trader on Wall Street, he or she is so young, he doesn't even remember the recession of 2001, let alone the previous one. Nouriel Roubini
Beauty - what is beauty, forsooth? Form and color; that is, surface only. Fortune - what is fortune? Nothing is ever a pleasure or a real profit to him who has to labour for it. Truth - you die in the pursuit, and the sea beats the beach as it did a thousand years ago. The stolid are alone happy. Richard Jefferies
By this act the president alone is empowered to make the law, to fix in his mind what acts, words, what thoughts or looks, shall constitute such a crime. Edward Livingston
We're all in this alone. Lily Tomlin
There are times when I feel incredibly loved and connected, and times when I feel alone. I think that's natural for all of us. Jim Sturgess
I adore art... when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear. Giuseppe Verdi
If only Jesus' followers shared his personality. That one shift alone would correct so many of the ridiculous and horrifying things that pass for popular Christianity. John Eldredge
Just remember, you are not alone, in fact you are in a very common place with millions of others. We need to help each other and keep striving to reach our goals. Mike Moreno
If I want to be alone, some place I can write, I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want - I go to the bathroom. Alicia Keys
I have an internal protectiveness where it's like, if it comes to just me, as frightened as I am of losing someone I love or things going sour or simply being alone, there is a dark place in my brain where I'm like, It could happen and I'm okay, I'm prepared. Lena Headey
I really cite Walt Disney as teaching me everything I know. It sounds crazy, but I'm serious! In 'Bambi,' the mother dies, but you don't see the corpse. You see the father, the stag, come up and you see 'Bambi' alone, and that has so much more impact than seeing a mutilated deer. Matthew Gray Gubler
I think cancer is a hard battle to fight alone or with another person at your side, but I will say having someone to pick you up when you fall, stand by your side through every appointment and delivery of bad news, is priceless. Jenna Morasca
A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven. Boethius
I think I jump around more when I'm alone. Nicolas Cage
The question of whether or to what extent human activities are causing global warming is not a matter of ideology, let alone of belief. The issue is simply one of risk management. Malcolm Turnbull
But I like to know that someone is stronger than I am. I want to be able to know that if I get tired, somebody is there to hold up the fort. I like knowing that I can't pick a refrigerator alone. God did not make me strong enough to do that. Donna Summer
Highly educated young people are tutored, taught and monitored in all aspects of their lives, except the most important, which is character building. When it comes to this, most universities leave them alone. David Brooks
I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key. Gustave Flaubert
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man - the one he used to be. Cesare Pavese
The U.S. Army records alone for World War II weigh 17,000 tons, and even the best historians have not done more than just scratch the surface. The story is such that 500 years from now people will be writing and reading about it. Rick Atkinson
You can either invade a country or leave them alone and trade with them. When goods cross borders, armies don't. John Stossel
I had a very happy childhood, but I wasn't that happy a child. I liked being alone and creating characters and voices. I think that's when your creativity is developed, when you're young. I liked the world of the imagination because it was an easy place to go to. David Walliams
Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience. Ludwig van Beethoven
It is well to be alone. It fertilizes the creative impulse. Max Nordau
No one stopped me from playing when I was alone, but there were times when I wasn't able to, though I wanted to... There were times when nothing played back. Writers call it 'writer's block.' For kids there are other names for that feeling, though kids don't usually know them. Lynda Barry
In the old days, I just could not leave characters alone. Now I just try to keep the ones that still have something in the way of stories to tell. Gilbert Hernandez
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. Andre Maurois
I spent a lot of time in churches. If you go to a synagogue, someone is always asking if you're alone, if you're married. In a church, in a hundred years no one would ask. Peter Malkin
Some things can be perfectly expressed by sound alone and images would only be disturbing. Other times, sound would be possible, but visuals are much stronger and closer to what I want to express and then again, they sometimes overlap perfectly. Alva Noto
How can something that's 95% water be so divisive? Alone among vegetables, the poor, innocent stick of celery elicits the most vicious attacks. Yotam Ottolenghi
On the Net, the bell curve reclaims its tails. The uncommon is as accessible as the common. The very fragmentation of the Internet allows us to find ourselves in other people - and to know that we are not alone. Virginia Postrel
People need to know that they are not alone, that they have not been abandoned; but that there is One Who loves them for what they are, Who cares about them. Dada Vaswani
I've found that if you're not responsive to e-mail, it trains people to leave you alone. David Karp
All still lifes are actually paintings of the world on the sixth day of creation, when God and the world were alone together, without man! Robert Musil
I used to be a drinker but I found out how bad it was and I let it alone. David Edwards
He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor. Venerable Bede
The difference between the denominational system and the public school system is all the difference between bolstering them up on the one hand and letting them alone of the other. Edmund Barton
Anybody who can afford a box of business cards can afford a Web site. Any company with an 800 number can move its services to the Web for peanuts by comparison. The extreme case of corporate promotion is to strip away all other aspects of your business and sell goods or services via the Net alone, as amazon.com has done with books. Nathan Myhrvold
Yes, you can feel very alone as a poet and you sometimes think, is it worth it? Is it worth carrying on? But because there were other poets, you became part of a scene. Even though they were very different writers, it made it easier because you were together. Roger McGough
One ever feels his twoness - an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder. W. E. B. Du Bois
Writing music and lyrics, you tend to become a control freak - sitting alone in your room with a bare light bulb over your head, writing communist manifestos. Jason Robert Brown
These roads do not serve transportation alone, they also bind our Fatherland. Fritz Todt
Although born in a prosperous realm, we did not believe that its boundaries should limit our knowledge, and that the lore of the East should alone enlighten us. Charles de Secondat
Texas is just so rich with characters. Women who live alone in a little house on a thousand acres with nothing but cattle and a pickup truck. And an airplane. Sissy Spacek
I'm always happy when I'm left alone, but if somebody comes and is nice, then we talk. Maximilian Schell
I discovered that I was part of a Parkinson's community with similar experiences and similar questions that I'd been dealing with alone. Michael J. Fox
I was an introverted kid; I liked my time alone. And the rest of my family is pretty extroverted, so I felt like a bit of an oddball. They're very gregarious and charming and charismatic people. I always felt like I was struggling as a young person. I think everyone was very surprised to hear that I wanted to be an actor. Mark Ruffalo
No-one works for money alone and tapping into what people want from their careers and what they have to offer is essential. Ricardo Semler
When you feel like an outsider - for whatever reason - you spend a lot of time alone. Meg Cabot
No one chooses to raise children alone. Erykah Badu
Our soul is not united to our body in the ordinary sense of these terms. It is immediately and directly united to God alone. Nicolas Malebranche
I wasn't the most prodigiously talented cricketer in Karnataka, let alone India. Some of my team-mates in my school team could hit the ball cleaner than I do. I had to work through that lack of talent, so to speak, that lack of natural flair. Runs never came easy for me. Rahul Dravid
I love the solitude of being on a plane and finally getting to read an entire book and being left alone. Christina Ricci
There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire. Jules Renard
I like to work in the morning. I like to sometimes go to a place where I'm all alone where I'm not going to get a phone call early that hurts my feelings, because once my feelings are hurt, I'm dead in the water. Francis Ford Coppola
I like melancholy. I like to pretend that I'm alone in the world and I'm just sort of abandoned. Jamaica Kincaid
We can never prove that we're alone in the universe. But the Allen Telescope Array could prove that we're not. Seth Shostak
Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form. John Berger
Why is it you feel like a dope if you laugh alone, but that's usually how you end up crying? Chuck Palahniuk
Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too; and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
You can't fake it when you're alone with God, you know. Jim Bakker
We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe. Jerome K. Jerome
For me, books have always been a way to feel less alone while being alone. Perhaps if I was depressed and isolated, just communicating with these authors through their sentences helped me. Jonathan Ames
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true. Napoleon Hill
It's good that the first half of the speech emphasized freedom, because George W. Bush has been the global champion for freedom. As he said, if we don't fight tyranny it will not leave us alone in peace. Ernest Istook
Do you know what it's like to love and be alone? Abraham Polonsky
When I hear about something allegedly happening in the world I always ask: 'Who is doing it?' Trends break out because they're based on real demographics, like there being fewer nuclear families or more people living alone. If 10 people in Shoreditch are doing it, it's a 10-minute fad. Peter York
It can be kind of gruesome at times, making things alone. Jenny Holzer
I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm really scared of being alone; because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman. Claire Danes
What one state could not get alone, what one miner against a powerful corporation could not achieve, can be achieved by the union. Mary Harris Jones
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring. William Alexander
I'm so secluded. Very alone. Yves Saint Laurent
I can't imagine anything worse than being just left alone, scared out of your mind. Melissa McBride
When I work alone, my process is like painting. With Fleetwood Mac, it's more like movie making. Lindsey Buckingham
If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely? Judy Garland
There's a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I've got to see my friends 'cause I'm too content being by myself. Drew Barrymore
Compassion alone stands apart from the continuous traffic between good and evil proceeding within us. Eric Hoffer
The situation of Leh is a grand one, the great Kailas range, with its glaciers and snowfields, rising just behind it to the north, its passes alone reaching an altitude of nearly 18,000 feet; while to the south, across a gravelly descent and the Indus Valley, rise great red ranges dominated by snow-peaks exceeding 21,000 feet in altitude. Isabella Bird
Men don't even ask me out. I can't remember the last time I was asked out on a date, and I'm talking years here. I spend my life more and more alone. Anna Nicole Smith
To the great majority of white Americans, the Negro problem has distinctly negative connotations. It suggests something difficult to settle and equally difficult to leave alone. It is embarrassing. It makes for moral uneasiness. Gunnar Myrdal
Buddhism notes that it is always a mistake to think your soul can go it alone. Annie Dillard
I can't do everything alone. I need all Filipinos to unify. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart. Martin Luther
I think it is important to say that though, of course, it is wonderful to have children, it is a disservice to others not to also say how hard it is to do it alone. Meg Tilly
I hadn't realized quite how extraordinary Charles Lindbergh's achievement was in flying the Atlantic alone. He had never flown over open water before, but he flew straight to Dingle Bay in Ireland and then on to Paris, exactly as planned. Bill Bryson
An inspiration - a long, deep breath of the pure air of thought - could alone give health to the heart. Richard Jefferies
I fear we might be losing the basic human facility to be alone - and with that you throw out independent decision-making, what to trust, what not to trust; key stuff - a perilous loss. Dylan Moran
Good acting is all in the writing. If it isn't on the page, then it really won't make any difference. You cannot act on force of personality alone. Larry Hagman
Philosophy is best practised by people in general and not by philosophers alone. Philosophy is too often a luxury now, but in ancient Greece, carpenters, masons and beggars were the main practitioners. What I am trying to develop is a philosophical system where all the subjects can be taught. Michel Onfray
When I was growing up, the place I felt least alone was when I was reading. Julianne Moore
You know golf is very lonely. When I'm in the States, I feel like if I just think about Taiwan, my friends, my fans, I won't feel like I'm alone. Yani Tseng
I don't wanna hear nobody complain that they're getting paid all this money and people won't leave them alone. It's part of it. Mark Wahlberg
The picture alone, without the written word, leaves half the story untold. James Lafferty
I felt very alone in Hollywood. Luise Rainer
While the soul is in mortal sin, nothing can profit it; none of its good works merit an eternal reward, since they do not proceed from God as their first principle, and by Him alone is our virtue real virtue. Saint Teresa of Avila
I wouldn't even dare read the Torah, let alone attempt a witty observation on the Torah. Charles Grodin
We do not exist for ourselves alone, and it is only when we are fully convinced of this fact that we begin to love ourselves properly and thus also love others. Thomas Merton
We are ultimately alone in that we are ultimately responsible for ourselves. Robert Zemeckis
Scholarship was one thing, drudgery another. I very soon concluded that nothing would induce me to read, let alone make notes on, hundreds and hundreds of very, very, very boring books. Simon Raven
In South Korea, they believe that when you turn 60, you've become a baby again and the rest of your life should be totally about joy and happiness, and people should leave you alone, and I just think that that's the height of intelligence. Alice Walker
In Arkansas alone, approximately three quarters of a million people are at risk of going hungry, and one in four children does not get enough to eat, so my goal is to bring awareness to this tragic issue. Blanche Lincoln
We are the only class in history that has been left to fight its battles alone, unaided by the ruling powers. White labor and the freed black men had their champions, but where are ours? Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory. Blaise Pascal
Writing is solitary. You spend so much time alone and in your own mind, telling stories. Ruth Ozeki
Clothes should be as interesting on the inside as on the outside. Even if you enjoy it totally alone, it's important. Geoffrey Beene
It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me. Jodie Foster
I just like the insides of things and finding ways into microscopic worlds. There's also an element of control, taking things apart and putting them back together. It's a very tedious task. You can be alone and create a world for yourself. Mackenzie Davis
You decide to give your trust over to somebody. And if you don't decide to, then for me, it's really not worth going into collective enterprises; you should just work alone. Charlotte Rampling
I discovered that the study of past philosophers is of little use unless our own reality enters into it. Our reality alone allows the thinker's questions to become comprehensible. Karl Jaspers
It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom. Wallace Stevens
Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone. Deborah Tannen
Sometimes, when a man is alone, that's all you got is your dog. Mickey Rourke
Still, intuitive assumptions about behavior is only the starting point of systematic analysis, for alone they do not yield many interesting implications. Gary Becker
Successful crimes alone are justified. John Dryden
I think, at heart, unless you discover faith in something else, something other, it's very hard to shake the thing that you're adrift alone. Robert Smith
On the road, as a 'rock star,' there's superficial attention and adulation is thrown at you for a couple of hours - then you're alone in your room and it's lonely. Melissa Etheridge
All I want is for people, when they read my books, to feel companioned, to feel they're not alone in the world. Deborah Moggach
I know people who are twice as creative as I am, twice as smart, but they didn't do anything because they feared going into a room and opening their mouths. My parents told me to truly accomplish things in my life, there would be times I would have to stand alone. It may be scary, but that's what it requires. Queen Latifah
Something about Texas I'm not proud of is that our state murdered 37 people last year alone. Richard Linklater
At the beginning, I really wanted to be home with my kid. I was a product of my generation. But in the suburbs, you are very isolated, really alone. Susan Isaacs
Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone. Germaine Greer
When push comes to shove, people vote alone. Meles Zenawi
So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone. Pamela Stephenson
The narrative that Peter Jackson has put into 'The Battle of the Five Armies,' it stands alone as a film. Rather than just finishing off the story, it's like a whole new adventure all of its own. I'm very excited about it. Richard C. Armitage
What does it mean to not be alone? I've approached that question through music, technology, writing and other means. Jaron Lanier
You have to understand that while I pre-plot the meta story of a given book, I often have no idea of what will happen on the next page, let alone the next chapter. That's what makes it fun for me; I write the books the same way many people read them. R. A. Salvatore
There are different kinds of terrorist movements, and specifically you occasionally face a bully, a Qaddafi. But a bully is different from a zealot. A bully you can deal with, with force, and persuade that bully, through force alone, to stop what he was doing. Robert McFarlane
As costs mount, in lives and dollars, it is natural to second guess, but one lesson I hope we have learned is that the U.S. cannot go it alone in a policy that leaves American troops taking all the risk and American taxpayers paying all of the costs. John Spratt
Millions of Americans cannot tell you who lived at Mount Vernon or who wrote the Declaration of Independence - let alone the Emancipation Proclamation. But they know that to be 'a Benedict Arnold' is to be a traitor of the deepest dye - someone who coldly betrays not only a sacred cause but every moral scruple along the way. Arthur L. Herman
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality. John Locke
I'm very social, and in a place like New York, even if you're alone on the subway, you never feel lonely. Ana Gasteyer
A short, glorious life in service of a greater good - say, the life of the Spartans at Thermopylae, or the pilots in the Battle of Britain, of whom Winston Churchill said 'Never have so many owed so much to so few,' - that is worth praising. But for glory alone? I think not. Tim O'Reilly
We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something. Sandra Day O'Connor
But Socialism, alone, can bring self-determination of their peoples. Karl Liebknecht
Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love; it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so. Franz Kafka
The question is what will Mitt Romney do as president if his policy is simply to be hands off and let the government be made so small it can be drowned in a bathtub. In the 21st century global economy, no state alone has the ability to compete against China. Jennifer Granholm
If there's ever an example that military power alone cannot be successful in Afghanistan, I think it was the Soviet experience. Robert M. Gates
I don't want to be alone; the thing I love about acting is the other people you're doing it with. Martin Freeman
When 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' premiered on the WB Network in 1996, American culture was in trouble. Americans were bowling alone, pursuing individual interests to the detriment of the communal good. Business leaders were celebrating creativity and neglecting discipline. Nike's 'Just do it' ads were teaching young people to break the rules. Virginia Postrel
I've spent my life alone in a room with a typewriter. Howard Rheingold
I think writers of memoirs need to be respected for the bold decision they take to bare their lives open. That alone should be enough. The things I write about, if you notice, are sensitive issues for a lot of people. If I told you my age, they would get ideas. The next thing you know they'll be filing lawsuits against me. Andrea Hirata
Even if I have to stand alone, I will not be afraid to stand alone. I'm going to fight for you. I'm going to fight for what's right. I'm going to fight to hold people accountable. Barbara Boxer
Solitude is very different from a 'time-out' from our busy lives. Solitude is the very ground from which community grows. Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we interact with each other directly, we are potentially opened for a deeper intimacy with each other. Henri Nouwen
Even when I'm alone, my life revolves around film. I think that's why I live in New York, not L.A., where it's so concentrated. Paul Dano
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone. Charlie Chaplin
I may not have gone to high school every day, but I spent whole a lot of my adolescence feeling vulnerable and confused and alone... just like everybody else. Michael Cera
In a way, writing is an incredible act of individualism, producing your language, and yet to use it from the heart of a crowd as opposed to as an individual performance is a conflicting thing. I do stand alone, and yet it's not about being an individual or being ambitious. Arundhati Roy
Alone! Alone! No beacon, far or near! No chart, no compass, and no anchor stay! Ada Cambridge
To me, the Holocaust stands alone as the most horrible human event in modern civilization. Robert Shapiro
A young and vital child knows no limit to his own will, and it is the only reality to him. It is not that he wants at the outset to fight other wills, but that they simply do not exist for him. Like the artist, he goes forth to the work of creation, gloriously alone. Jane Harrison
Our public schools arbitrarily define science as explaining the world by natural processes alone. In essence, a religion of naturalism is being imposed on millions of students. They need to be taught the real nature of science, including its limitations. Ken Ham
Liberal that I am, I support health-care reform on its merits alone. My liberal blood boils, for example, when I read that half of the personal bankruptcies in this country are brought on, in part, by medical expenses. Thomas Frank
Perhaps if we all subscribed to the African concept of Ubuntu - that we all become people through other people, and that we cannot be fully human alone, we could learn a lot. There'd be less hatred and more harmony. Queen Rania of Jordan
Tennis is a hard sport. There is a lot of competition all year and you play alone. Rafael Nadal
I want to be alone. Greta Garbo
'The Desolation of Smaug' stands alone as an action/adventure epic movie. It's visually stunning, and the 3D is incredible. Plus, it's directed by Peter Jackson, and he's extraordinary. Luke Evans
A challenge to the right of Israel to exist can be construed as a challenge to the existence of the Jewish people only if one believes that Israel alone keeps the Jewish people alive or that all Jews invest their sense of perpetuity in the state of Israel in its current or traditional forms. Judith Butler
Let your mind alone, and see what happens. Virgil Thomson
Well Washington DC what are you going to do. They think the capitol steps are the state of the art in comedy. You try to drag them into the 20th century let alone the 21st and they refuse to come with you. Harry Shearer
Pressure is an emotional paralysis. It's hard enough to do the dishes when you're feeling pressured, let alone make a movie. Jennifer Lynch
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason. Baruch Spinoza
I am convinced that living in an enclave shapes the personality, and living alone shapes the personality too. Mary Douglas
I was never less alone than when by myself. Edward Gibbon
Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes... can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. John F. Kennedy
The fact that the apes exist and that we can study them is extremely important and makes us reflect on ourselves and our human nature. In that sense alone, you need to protect the apes. Frans de Waal
The intrusions of the white race and the non- compliance with treaty obligations have been followed by atrocities that could alone satisfy a savage and revengeful spirit. Nelson A. Miles
You watch an old 'Jeopardy!' and the categories alone are very plain. 'Poetry,' or 'Movies,' or 'Physics.' If you watch it now, though, there'll be a theme board where the categories are all Hitchcock movies. Lots more jokes, lots more high-concept categories and questions. Ken Jennings
Prize-Fighting is not the aim of boxing. This noble exercise ought not to be judged by the dishonesty or the low lives of too many of its professional followers. Let it stand alone, an athletic practice, on the same footing as boating or football. John Boyle O'Reilly
Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people. Joe Biden
In 2014, having children is complicated and daunting and fraught - as much as it's always been, but now we're talking about it. And the more we talk about it, the more of us will realize that we're not going through it alone. Far from it. Rachel Sklar
Sometimes I think that the biggest difference between men and women is that more men need to seek out some terrible lurking thing in existence and hurl themselves upon it. Women know where it lives but they can let it alone. Russell Hoban
When I have people around, I'm a chatterbox. But when I'm alone, I never speak. I don't talk to myself; it's just not my schtick. J. C. Chandor
After we were married, we were broke. Flat broke. Not only did we not have health insurance, we could barely keep a roof over our heads, let alone have the kind of coin to throw around on onesies and Pampers. Jen Lancaster
And I'm hoping that over the next 20, 50 years, whatever, the mystique of television and film and all that will diminish somewhat, and people will leave us alone to get on with our jobs. Erika Slezak
I believe in the power of song. Under the spell of the right song, passion is within reach, love is close by, and you are not alone! Dave Sitek
Writing in form is a way of developing your thinking - your thinking along with the tradition. In a way, it's not you alone, it's you in partnership. Marilyn Nelson
Virtue alone has majesty in death. Edward Young
When the last red man shall have perished from the earth and his memory among the white men shall have become a myth, these shores will swarm with the invisible dead of my tribe. The white man will never be alone. Let him be just and deal kindly with my people, for the dead are not powerless. Chief Seattle
I wanted to be a film student again, as a man in my 60s. To go someplace alone and see what you can cook up, with non-existent budgets. I didn't want to be surrounded by comforts and colleagues, which you have when when you're a big time director. I wanted to write personal works. Francis Ford Coppola
With production alone as the goal, industry in North America was dominated by the assembly line, standardization for mass consumption. Arthur Erickson
I wanted the Peace Corps to be something very vague and unorganized, and to a large extent it was. It did not run smoothly. The consequence was that we were left alone. Paul Theroux
In villages across the developing world, governments have provided reasonable enough latrines that have again and again been turned into storage spaces or simply abandoned. In India alone, millions of government-funded latrines have become goat-sheds. Some had been built near kitchens, a taboo in Indian households. Rose George
Finds progress, man's distinctive mark alone, Not God's, and not the beast's; God is, they are, Man partly is, and wholly hopes to be. Robert Browning
I don't know how many modern families watch 'Modern Family,' but then one of the points of 'Modern Family' is that it's hard to tell what a modern family is anymore, let alone what it does. Steve Erickson
I'm not a guy to go in the studio and spend months, let alone years, like some people do. I cannot even be in the studio for a month, it will drive me nuts. Neal Schon
I love the way you can fall in love with a piece of literature; how words alone can get your heart doing that. Laura Marling
Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity. Horace Mann
I'm actually part of a number of minorities. I grew up being a horribly awkward kid. A terrible student. And now I find myself as a filmmaker, and you feel kind of alone in the world because you're separate from everyone else. Bryan Singer
Nowadays, if somebody in America is feeling alone and wants to find a coming out story, they just search 'coming out,' and they'll find millions of first-person examples of people telling their story. Tyler Oakley
Amazon webhosting dropped Wikileaks as a customer after receiving a complaint from U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, despite the fact that Wikileaks had not been charged, let alone convicted, of any crime. Rebecca MacKinnon
And I find - I'm 63, and my capacity to be by myself and just spend time by myself hasn't diminished any. That's the necessary part of being a writer, you better like being alone. John Irving
Therefore, vegetarianism alone can give us the quality of com-passion, which distinguishes man from the rest of the animal world. Morarji Desai
'Envy the Night' was my first stand alone, the first book I'd written in the third person and I loved the feel of that, and it was different but it was also the same. 'So Cold the River,' I knew, was going to be really different, and that's why I thought about doing it as a novella under a pseudonym, because I didn't want to damage my career. Michael Koryta
Most bands don't even last fourteen months let alone fourteen years. Peter Steele
Fail I alone, in words and deeds? Why, all men strive and who succeeds? Robert Browning
I know what men want. Men want to be really, really close to someone who will leave them alone. Elayne Boosler
No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, and the wisdom of cookbook writers. Laurie Colwin
Up till now I wrote the songs on my acoustic guitar alone with the Lord. Then I would take the song and share it with my family and then we all would figure out instrumentation together. Daniel Smith
Self-discovery is above all the realization that we are alone: it is the opening of an impalpable, transparent wall - that of our consciousness - between the world and ourselves. Octavio Paz
I'm a huge believer in you don't really need anybody to make you feel validated or make you feel secure. When you go to sleep at night, you're with yourself, and when you wake up, you're with yourself. Be happy, just alone, regardless if you're with somebody or not. Brittany Snow
If you're a painter, you're not alone. There's no way to be alone. Franz Kline
Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. Voltaire
I think Jersey stands alone, and because I'm from Jersey, I never make fun of where people are from. I'll make fun of what they look like, but I'll never make fun of where they are from. Jersey is special. Jeff Ross
Remember we're all in this alone. Lily Tomlin
However, as a parent, as a grandparent, as a former educator, I know that these practices alone when we are dealing with young children are insufficient. We will never control this rising epidemic without greater accountability from the food industry. Bob Filner
You can't sustain a fan base on a great catalog alone. You must take your music directly to the people. Mike Love
The sight of people sleeping on the streets hits us hardest around Christmas and New Year. We see them camped out alone on the freezing concrete, and we think, with a rush of guilt, about heading home to our families and our soft beds. John Niven
Our contemporary society is experimenting with the diminishment of caregivers for children. Some children are raised through crucial stages of life by only one person. This one person, who strives to give the best, may be overwhelmed, busy, trying to raise many children. And even in homes with two parents, many children are essentially alone. Michael Gurian
I'm quiet and introverted, and I like to just be by myself a lot. I like to read and just get away and surf. I have a lot of alone time. Manny Montana
Democratic elections alone do not remedy the crisis of confidence in government. Moreover, there is no viable justification for a democratic system in which public participation is limited to voting. Beth Simone Noveck
On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone. Janis Joplin
I think I learned pretty early that in the end, it's only you. To an extent, you're all alone. Lee Atwater
It's not okay to just make up false things about someone, especially in their personal life. Professionally, fine! Scrutinize me all you want. I know that I can't please everyone, but personally, let's just leave it alone. It's going too far. Keri Hilson
Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone. Susan Sontag
Today osteoporosis affects more than 75 million people in the United States, Europe and Japan and causes more than 2.3 million fractures in the USA and Europe alone. Gro Harlem Brundtland
I nursed Mason for 14 months and Penelope for 16, and I loved it. It was built-in time that the two of us could share alone every day. I didn't have any goals or expectations. Kourtney Kardashian
I hate being alone, even for 10 minutes. Clare Balding
It proved easier to buy the farm to get the mineral rights than to buy the coal rights alone. Orville Redenbacher
Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain. David Hume
Artists walk alone. Ezra Miller
You can make sure your kids make their beds and hang up their clothes and put their dishes in the dishwasher when you're the one calling the shots. So, parenting alone, for me anyway, I think is almost easier, being single. Jane Kaczmarek
Professional players work almost every day, for hours on end, and the emphasis is on the word 'work.' It can be with a partner or it can be alone, but professional chess is always a pursuit of something new and surprising. Viswanathan Anand
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room. Dr. Seuss
CNN was crazy to think they could fill 24 hours with news - let alone around the world in 10 to 20 languages. Reuters or AP with a thousand people around the world covering news? Crazy. Jason Calacanis
Noah and his family were the only loyal and obedient subjects to the legal power: they alone were saved. Orson Pratt
We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone. James Anthony Froude
It's always easier if you have the support of your family, if you're not alone. I came from a country that has been through a lot of troubles in the last 20 to 30 years, but we have been through them together. Novak Djokovic
The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. Orison Swett Marden
Now everybody's got a crazy notion of their own. Some like to mix up with a crowd, some like to be alone. It's no one elses' business as far as I can see, but every time that I go out the people stare at me, with me little ukulele in me hand. George Formby
The music alone wasn't enough. It was great, but when an artist had an amazing look - like the MC5, or the Stooges, or Alice Cooper - you really got sucked in. The wardrobe was so important. At a show, you were engrossed in the music, but you were also engrossed in everything from the haircuts to what they were wearing. John Varvatos
Free trade will go a long way toward alleviating poverty in Central America. Yet trade alone is not enough. Oscar Arias
Going on the road for long stretches can seem daunting, and I certainly miss being home sometimes, but the chance to see so many different cities, let alone perform in them, is something I am really grateful for. John Mulaney
Some of us don't want to be a housewife. When you live alone, you can do anything you want to do anytime you want. I really like it. Grace Slick
That nature does not care, one way or the other, is the true abyss. That only man cares, in his finitude facing nothing but death, alone with his contingency and the objective meaninglessness of his projecting meanings, is a truly unprecedented situation. Hans Jonas
Crisis alone is not enough. There must also be a basis, though it need be neither rational nor ultimately correct, for faith in the particular candidate chosen. Thomas Kuhn
But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone. We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won't. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place. Dan Rather
Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society. Edward Sapir
Reason is a crutch for age, but youth is strong enough to walk alone. John Dryden
Events alone rarely provide much guide to the future. Walter Lord
You can't act alone. Use the props, the setting, the crew around you, and of course, your fellow actors. Jon Polito
For when a woman is left too much alone, sooner or later she begins to think;- And no man knows what then she may discover. Edwin Arlington Robinson
I have a responsibility to nurture and shepherd my talent and when I'm living the parts of my life not related to that I feel I have the right to be left alone. Ashley Judd
Every morning, I crawl out of bed. I sit there and think, 'Do I really need this?' And I drag myself to the gym in my garage. It's not fun. I hate it. I work out alone. Weights. Sylvester Stallone
He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts. John Fletcher
Your brain, like your tongue, is a muscle. Practicing thinking by yourself really helps develop your brain, which you need throughout your day. I like to practice my thinking in a darkened room, alone. Steve Carell
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself. Thomas Browne
'The Quiet Ones' was my first film, let alone my first horror film, and I had so much fun. I had such a laugh, every single day. I look like such a feral child in it. Olivia Cooke
Nobody was playing the soprano saxophone and certainly nobody was trying to do anything with it. So I was all alone. I didn't know that at first. Steve Lacy
I play golf, and I play chess, and sometimes I go to the gym. On the airplane or between acts when I do the performance, I play Candy Crush to forget what happens around me, just to be alone, not thinking... You need to clear your brain. Ildar Abdrazakov
I love producing, writing. I rarely write with other writers unless I have a real great respect for them. Like Burt Bacharach, or Carole Sager, or Stevie Wonder. Somebody like Smokey - like that. Otherwise, I choose to write alone. Aretha Franklin
My learning process is by eye alone; it's not at all scientific. Miuccia Prada
He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything. Baltasar Gracian
When I believe in Jesus, I am united to Christ. Therefore, what he did and achieved becomes mine by this union through faith alone. His righteous life is imputed to me. What Christ achieved is counted as mine. John Piper
I have a grim outlook on the world, and in particular on humanity. Spent years denying it, but I am very misanthropic. And I live alone on a mountain for a reason. Caleb Carr
There's something suspicious about saying, 'I'm just going to leave my child alone and let her pursue her passions.' You know what? I think most 13-year-olds' passion is sitting in front of the TV, or doing Facebook, or surfing the Internet for hours. Amy Chua
Nowadays, I know the true reason I read is to feel less alone, to make a connection with a consciousness other than my own. Zadie Smith
If... many influential people have failed to understand, or have just forgotten, what we were up against in the Cold War and how we overcame it, they are not going to be capable of securing, let alone enlarging, the gains that liberty has made. Margaret Thatcher
It's great that I can look up a fact instantly on my cellphone, but I miss the days in my room with a dog-eared, text-heavy paperback, immersed in the statistics of crime and punishment and lunacy, completely alone with the narrative of human depravity. Russell Smith
I thought I'd never do film, let alone television. I was a diehard theater nut. Robert Knepper
Musical theater is great; you get painted up, you get to play princesses and witches, and you sing. The joy alone of that can really carry a lot. Chris Pine
The only people who like to live alone more than comics are priests. Colin Quinn
When I was at BMW and Aston Martin, I realized how difficult and how many resources it takes to create a car - let alone a car company. Henrik Fisker
When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality. Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Being alone is scarier than any boogey man and the reason why I don't choose to see Horror movies as a rule. Tom Sizemore
I wanted to be left alone to live my life, so it was very easy for people to pretend that they were me. Mohsen Makhmalbaf
I think that one of the reasons why people look towards the end of humanity is that people are afraid to die alone. If you die alone, the people you love will miss you, or if they die, you miss them - the sorrow is inevitable. When you truly love someone, the thought of losing them forever is horrible. Joe Rogan
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold. Ludwig van Beethoven
Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work. Louis Aragon
For some reason, voters can be brainwashed, and they vote sometimes against their own best interests, let alone voting against the interests of people who need them, like people who are disenfranchised and people who are poor and so forth. Joyce Carol Oates
I think I meant that, given the circumstances of my childhood, I had the illusion that it's easier to be alone. To have your relationships be casual and also to pose as a solitary person, because it was more romantic. You know, I was raised on the idea of the ramblin' man and the loner. Steve Martin
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders. Maya Angelou
I have always moved by intuition alone. I have no system, literary or political. I have no guiding political idea. V. S. Naipaul
Charity never lacks what is her own, all that she needs for her own security. Not alone does she have it, she abounds with it. She wants this abundance for herself that she may share it with all; and she reserves enough for herself so that she disappoints nobody. For charity is perfect only when full. Saint Bernard
Most women would not be happy being me. People say, 'But you're alone.' But I don't feel alone. I feel very un-alone. Stevie Nicks
It's tragic that you can define a whole movement in music by gender alone. People are like, 'Oh, look, another quirky girl.' Paloma Faith
I'm the most communal person that exists and a very solitary person. So I think writing is a form of getting to the community and being alone, and it's the best of both possible worlds. Ariel Dorfman
The World Health Organization did a world health report in 2006. In the whole world about 60 countries are in dire situation in terms of having enough doctors. And many of these countries are in Sub-Saharan Africa. You know, that part of the world alone needs one million doctors. Margaret Chan

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