Quotes and Sayings about Alienation



"There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Alienation, Day, Present)

"Thus in Christianity the alienation had become total, and it was this total alienation that was the biggest obstacle to the progress of self-consciousness."
- Bruno Bauer
(Related: Progress, Christianity, Alienation, Self)

"When you stop to think about it, so many films today where we don't have that kind of contact are films about alienation. About alienated feelings. We are much more alienated from our colleagues nowadays."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Feelings, Alienation, Today)

"We have witnessed the terrible increases in the incidence of alcoholism, the advent of drug dependency, the protests, marches, strikes and human alienation."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Alienation)

"I guess lyrically they're similar because they're talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. 'The Last One Alive,' for me, is very simple. It's just about alienation, really, that causes anger."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: Anger, Alienation, Causes, Company, Misery, Talking)

"Black people should have recognition for themselves and their backgrounds and their relationships with other people in the world and thus lose some of their alienation. This museum has certainly stood for that in this town."
- Katherine Dunham
(Related: People, Alienation, Relationships, World)

"Marks of Identity is, among other things, the expression of the process of alienation in a contemporary intellectual with respect to his own country."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Alienation, Country, Expression, Identity, Respect)

"There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Life, Religion, Alienation, Ideology, Philosophy, Prison)

"Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Alienation, Destiny, Present, Violence)

"Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world."
- Susan Lieberman
(Related: Family, Alienation, Confusion, Help, Traditions, World)

"You can't put abandonment and alienation under arrest."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: Alienation)

"Without alienation, there can be no politics."
- Arthur Miller
(Related: Politics, Alienation)

"Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Alienation, Disappointment, First, Growing up)

"The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Experience, Alienation, Countries, Inefficiency)

"I don't want to express alienation. It isn't what I feel. I'm interested in various kinds of passionate engagement. All my work says be serious, be passionate, wake up."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Work, Alienation, Want)

"I think the degree of alienation and despair is more universal."
- Terry Southern
(Related: Alienation, Despair)

"Another cause for the increase in alienation and cynicism is a feeling that too many policy decisions that affect individuals have been taken out of any system that has accountability or that they can influence."
- Robert Teeter
(Related: Policy, Alienation, Cause, Cynicism, Decisions, Feeling, Influence)

"Clinton feels a profound alienation from the Washington culture here, and I happen to agree with him."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Alienation, Culture, Washington)