Some walks you have to take alone.

Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Alone. Yes, that’s the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn’t hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym…

Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

‘Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old.’ I read that in a book somewhere and it’s stuck in my head. Maybe it’s true. Maybe it’s not true. More likely, the young and the old are lonely in different ways, in their own ways.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

To feel alone is to be alone.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt, In solitude, where we are least alone.

George Gordon Byron

I think that you appreciate that there are extraordinary men and women and extraordinary moments when history leaps forward on the backs of these individuals, that what can be imagined can be achieved, that you must dare to dream, but that there’s no substitute for perseverance and hard work and teamwork because no one gets there alone; and that, while we commemorate the… the greatness of these events and the individuals who achieve them, we cannot forget the sacrifice of those who make these achievements and leaps possible.

Dana Scully, The X-Files

I like to pretend I’m alone. Completely alone. Maybe post-apocalypse or plague… whatever. No one left to act normal for. No need to hide who I really am. It would be… freeing.

Dexter Morgan, Dexter

In the end, we’re all alone and no one is coming to save you.

John Reese, Person of Interest

Harry taught me that death isn’t the end. It’s the beginning of a chain reaction that will catch you if you’re not careful. He taught me that none of us are who we appear to be on the outside. But we must maintain appearances to survive. But there was something Harry didn’t teach me. Something he didn’t know, couldn’t possibly know. The willful taking of life represents the ultimate disconnect from humanity. It leaves you an outsider, forever looking in, searching for company to keep.


I restore myself when I’m alone.

Marilyn Monroe

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