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Abigail Van Buren Quotes

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Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.
- Abigail Van Buren

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.
- Abigail Van Buren

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
- Abigail Van Buren

 

If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.
- Abigail Van Buren

Never give a golfer an ultimatum unless you're prepared to lose.
- Abigail Van Buren

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us,
we'd all be millionaires.
- Abigail Van Buren

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The less you talk, the more you're listened to.
- Abigail Van Buren

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

It is true that I was born in Iowa, but I can't speak for my twin sister.
- Abigail Van Buren

Religion, like water, may be free, but when they pipe it to you,
you've got to help pay for piping.
And the Piper!
- Abigail Van Buren

If you want children to keep their feet on the ground,
put some responsibility on their shoulders.
- Abigail Van Buren

There are two kinds of people in the world.
Those who walk into a room and say, "There you are" and those who say,
"Here I am"
- Abigail Van Buren

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

Life ... full of loneliness, and misery,
and suffering, and unhappiness,
and it's all over much too quickly.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

We are all so much together,
but we are all dying of loneliness.
- Albert Schweitzer

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa

When you are alone you are not alone,
you are simply lonely -
and there is a tremendous difference
between loneliness and aloneness.
When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state.
You are feeling that it would have been
better if the other were there -
your friend, your wife, your mother,
your beloved, your husband.
It would have been good if the other
were there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
It is a presence, overflowing presence.
You are so full of presence
that you can fill the whole universe
with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
- Osho

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Music was my refuge.
I could crawl into the space between the notes and
curl my back to loneliness.
- Maya Angelou

An artist is always alone - if he is an artist.
No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
- Henry Miller

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things;
knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
- Amelia Earhart

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered
from the anguish of loneliness.
- Dag Hammarskjold

In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working,
and I don't think about it now.
Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it.
- Alberto Giacometti

Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.
- Thomas Wolfe

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering -
and it's all over much too soon.
- Woody Allen

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
- May Sarton

There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage.
- Alexander Theroux

Gatherings and, simultaneously, loneliness are the
conditions of a writer's life.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Writing is an antidote for loneliness.
- Steven Berkoff

But the West of the old times, with its strong characters,
its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness,
can never be blotted from my mind.
- Buffalo Bill

There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure.
The failure is a stranger in his own house.
- Eric Hoffer

What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have
no one to share my burden,
but this: I have only my own burden to bear.
- Dag Hammarskjold

There's a difference between solitude and loneliness.
I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.
- Tom Hanks

You write a story about loneliness, and you grab them
all because everybody's an expert on that one.
- Theodore Sturgeon

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

Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.
- Eugene O'Neill

The essence of Richard Nixon is loneliness.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the
subject that clears out a room.
- Doug Coupland

Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness,
and he who is a leader must always act alone.
And acting alone, accept everything alone.
- Ferdinand Marcos

Moon!
Moon!
I am prone before you.
Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.
- Amy Lowell

We have all known the long loneliness,
and we have found that the answer is community.
- Dorothy Day

I would have to say loneliness is next to uncleanliness.
- Janeane Garofalo

There were times when I had great times with my brothers,
pillow fights and things, but I was,
used to always cry from loneliness.
- Michael Jackson

At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and
powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.
- Brendan Francis

Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.
- William Styron

Loneliness is the universal problem of rich people.
- Joan Collins

Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.
- Joss Whedon

The dominant feeling of the battlefield is loneliness.
- William J. Slim

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

Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool.
- Liv Ullmann

I live with the people I create and it has always made
my essential loneliness less keen.
- Carson McCullers

The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television.
What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone.
- Ashley Montagu

Fame doesn't end loneliness.
- Claire Danes

People drain me, even the closest of friends,
and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in.
- Margaret Cho

Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness,
except greed.
- Thomas Harris

Loneliness seems to have become the great American disease.
- John Corry

The eternal quest of the individual human being is
to shatter his loneliness.
- Norman Cousins

My inspiration are the woman, friendship,
and loneliness.
- Enrique Iglesias

Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.
- Martha Beck

Being a good host offsets the deprivation and loneliness of my youth.
- Alan Ladd

There is extraordinary similarities between the Midwest
in America and Europe in that there is this sense of vast,
open sky and loneliness and cold.
- Ajay Naidu

The sky is one whole, the water another;
and between those two infinities the soul of man is in loneliness.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

I believe a lot of disease comes from anxiety,
loneliness.
- Tom Cochrane

Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
- Lawrence Durrell

In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
- John Steinbeck

When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I'd be alone a lot.
Basically we all are.
Loneliness comes with life.
- Whitney Houston

Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt
in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
- Germaine Greer

No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.
- Georges Bernanos


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