“The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream?”

— Brendan Francis —

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“Volume depends precisely on the writer’s having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone.”

— Susan Sontag —

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“I try to push ideas away, and the ones that will not leave me alone are the ones that ultimately end up happening.”

— J. J. Abrams —

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“I think about dying. I’ve come to realize we all die alone in one way or another.”

— Richard Pryor —

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“Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be.”

— Quintilian —

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“Solitude is strength to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.”

— Paul Brunton —

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“When I walked to school in the mornings I would start out alone but would pick up four other boys along the way. We would set out together after school across the village green.”

— Roald Dahl —

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“She can’t even chew gum and walk in a straight line, let alone write a book.”

— Liam Gallagher —

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“I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life, particularly in adolescence.”

— Robert Cormier —

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