“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 live to hail that season by gifted one foretold, when men shall live by reason, and not alone by gold.”

— George Linnaeus Banks —

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“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

— John Quincy Adams —

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“You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming.”

— Emily Carr —

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“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 —

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“I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script.”

— Conrad Hall —

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“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 —

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“I can barely remember what I wrote yesterday, let alone 10 years ago.”

— Andrew Sullivan —

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“The most boring scenes are the scenes where a character is alone.”

— Chuck Palahniuk —

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