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isolation Quotes

20 of the best book quotes about isolation
  1. #1
    “Suffering means being cut off from God. Therefore those who live in communion with him cannot really suffer.”
  2. #2
    “My brothers gave me that name when I was little. It’s a kind of tree in Lienid, the po tree. In autumn its leaves turn silver and gold. Inevitable nickname, I guess.”
    Katsa wondered if the name had been given fondly, or it had been an attempt by Po’s brothers to isolate him—to remind him always that he was a Graceling.
  3. #3
    “They swallow her whole and she never looks back at me. Not once.”
  4. #4
    “Deprived of Victim, Mom and Dad holler at each other. I turn up the music to drown out the noise.”
  5. #5
    “After her father’s death she went out very little; after her sweetheart went away, people hardly saw her at all.”
  6. #6
    ″‘That’s not what I meant, though. I meant… that you’re different from the other people in the neighborhood, you know?’
    Of course he knew. They’d all been telling him so his whole life.”
  7. #7
    “The women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old man-servant – a combined gardener and cook – had seen in at least ten years.”
  8. #8
    “There were moments—not just today, moments every day since they’d met—when Eleanor made him self-conscious, when he saw people talking and he was sure they were talking about them. Raucous moments on the bus when he was sure that everyone was laughing at them.”
  9. #9
    “So [Miss Emily] vanquished them, horse and foot, just as she had vanquished their fathers thirty years before about the smell.”
  10. #10
    “What infinite heartsease
    Must kings neglect that private men enjoy?”

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  1. #11
    “From that time on her front door remained closed, save for a period of six or seven years, when she was about forty, during which she gave lessons in china-painting.”
  2. #12
    “It wouldn’t do any good to tell him that she hadn’t been that girl at her old school. Yeah, she’d been made fun of before. There were always mean boys—and there were always, always mean girls—but she’d had friends at her old school.”
  3. #13
    ″‘I hate meeting new people,’ she whispered.
    ‘Why?’
    ‘Because they never like me.‘”
  4. #14
    “Yet, in reason, no man should possess him
    with any appearance of fear, lest he, by showing it,
    should dishearten his army.”
  5. #15
    “I have been one acquainted with the night.”
  6. #16
    “He needed his solitude at times, but he wasn’t a hermit. He did a lot of socializing. Sometimes I think it was like he was storing up company for the times when he knew nobody would be around.”
  7. #17
    “I gotta think about that. We was always gonna do it by ourselves.”
  8. #18
    “This was an insane plan and somehow it worked! I’m going to be talking to someone again. I spent three months as the loneliest man in history and it’s finally over.”
  9. #19
    “I never realized how utterly silent Mars is. It’s a desert world with practically no atmosphere to convey sound. I could hear my own heartbeat.”
  10. #20
    “Mars is a barren wasteland and I am completely alone here. I already knew that, of course. But there’s a difference between knowing it and really experiencing it.”
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