Quotes and Sayings about Isolation
"There's something to be said in favor of working in isolation in the real world."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Isolation, World)
"I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people... to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Leadership, People, Opportunity, End, Isolation, Suffering)
"You're going through the horror of it, you're going through the isolation of it but you're being empowered by reminding yourself that you're connected to everybody else."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Being, Horror, Isolation)
"I think in the case of horror, it's a chance to confront a lot of your worse fears and those fears usually have to do, ironically, with powerlessness and isolation."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Chance, Horror, Isolation)
"If you want to end your isolation, you must be honest about what you want at a core level and decide to go after it."
- Martha Beck
(Related: End, Isolation, Want)
"There is no such thing as a good or bad ad in isolation. What is good at one moment is bad at another. Research can trap you into the past."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Isolation, Past, Research)
"As has been pointed out with Libya, the debate over Libya, sometimes we allow diplomatic relations with imperfect regimes because progress can best be made through engagement instead of isolation."
- Earl Blumenauer
(Related: Progress, Debate, Isolation)
"The geographical isolation and lack of television made world happenings and problems seem remote."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Isolation, Problems, Television, World)
"An isolationist America is no bloody use to anyone."
- Billy Bragg
"The great art of films does not consist of descriptive movement of face and body but in the movements of thought and soul transmitted in a kind of intense isolation."
- Louise Brooks
(Related: Art, Soul, Thought, Body, Isolation)
"I cite these events because I think they underline two very disturbing phenomena - the loss of U.S. international credibility, the growing U.S. international isolation."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Credibility, Events, Isolation, Loss)
"Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Isolation, Man)
"You know, that single girl life and that sense of isolation - that doesn't leave you just like that. And that's what that song is about. I remember that, and that is imprinted on me, that sense."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Life, Isolation, Sense, Song)
"If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain."
- Paul Cezanne
"If a man were living in isolation his income would be literally his product. Make him the monarch and owner of an island, and the fruits that he raises and the clothing that he makes constitute, in themselves, his income. This ceases to be true when trading begins."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Income, Isolation, Living, Man)
"The political object is the goal, war is the means of reaching it, and the means can never be considered in isolation form their purposes."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: War, Goal, Isolation)
"Tasmanian history is a study of human isolation unprecedented except in science fiction - namely, complete isolation from other humans for 10,000 years."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: History, Science, Fiction, Isolation, Study, Years)
"The one happiness is to shut one's door upon a little room, with a table before one, and to create; to create life in that isolation from life."
- Eleanora Duse
(Related: Happiness, Life, Isolation)
"My habit of glorifying things far away in space and time, also contributed to my social isolation."
- Luke Ford
(Related: Time, Habit, Isolation, Space)
"Isolation is a self-defeating dream."
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari
(Related: Dream, Isolation, Self)
"And with each day that passed, the gulf broadened and my isolation became more accentuated. In such a situation, the discovery that my experience was not unique, that it had also been that of other Spanish intellectuals, became very important for me."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Experience, Day, Discovery, Intellectuals, Isolation)
"Roosevelt was the one who had the vision to change our policy from isolationism to world leadership. That was a terrific revolution. Our country's never been the same since."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Change, Leadership, Policy, Vision, Country, Revolution, World)
"There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Food, Science, Isolation, Solution, Writers)
"People can undergo a sudden change of thinking and loyalties under threat of death or intense social pressure and isolation from friends and family."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Change, Death, Family, People, Friends, Isolation, Pressure, Thinking)
"National isolation breeds national neurosis."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Isolation, Neurosis)
"The home stands in contrast to all other capitalist institutions as the last stronghold of pre-capitalist isolation."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Home, Contrast, Isolation)
"I think isolation is one of the greatest problems, an ever-growing obstacle to political solidarity."
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Related: Isolation, Problems, Solidarity)
"So if North Korea continues present isolation, then with such economic difficulties the North Korean government must meet a very serious situation in the future."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Government, Difficulties, Future, Isolation, Present)
"Hand in hand with nationalist economic isolationism, militarism struggles to maintain the sovereign state against the forward march of internationalism."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: March, State)
"The only place I've felt was really my home is my cabin up north. There's something in the water there that connects me to that place. There's also this sense of isolation and loneliness about it that I've never been able to shake."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Home, Isolation, Loneliness, Sense, Water)
"It's funny, because my last record was a lot about isolation and people living in separate worlds that other people can't even understand, which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of."
- Aimee Mann
(Related: Funny, People, Negative, Addiction, Example, Isolation, Living)
"When I married Paul, we lived in St John's Wood in London. We had nice next-door neighbours, but you don't know anyone else. Everyone lives in isolation."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Isolation, London, Wood)
"One could not have isolated this retrovirus without knowledge of other retroviruses, that's obvious. But I believe we have answered the criteria of isolation."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Knowledge, Isolation, Obvious)
"One of the biggest changes that ever occurred in my life was going from the isolation of working part-time as a house painter in Henderson County, to Cornell, where everybody was a literary person."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Life, Isolation, Literary)
"At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation, as though she were abandoned, alone."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Isolation, Woman)
"Solitude vivifies; isolation kills."
- Joseph Roux
(Related: Isolation, Solitude)
"Isolation is a dream killer."
- Barbara Sher
(Related: Dream, Isolation)
"Teamwork is better than isolation, especially for a columnist."
- Allan Sloan
(Related: Teamwork, Isolation)
"Our view is that economic isolationism is the wrong way to go. Vibrant, successful growing economies that advance the interests of their citizens engage the global economy. And, we're committed to engaging the global economy."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Successful, Economy, Wrong)
"Too much of what is called "education" is little more than an expensive isolation from reality."
- Thomas Sowell
(Related: Isolation, Reality)
"Isolationism is over."
- Ralph Steadman
"In this cry of pain the inner consciousness of the people seems to lay itself bare for an instant, and to reveal the mood of beings who feel their isolation in the face of a universe that wars on them with winds and seas."
- John Millington Synge
(Related: People, Consciousness, Isolation, Pain, Universe)
"I rent houses in LA when I'm filming. I find the isolation there terrifying. There's nowhere to go, there's nowhere to be with people. I'm not a beach bunny."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: People, Beach, Houses, Isolation)
"I am an isolationist."
- Ethel Waters
"There's a real purity in New Zealand that doesn't exist in the states. It's actually not an easy thing to find in our world anymore. It's a unique place because it is so far away from the rest of the world. There is a sense of isolation and also being protected."
- Elijah Wood
(Related: Being, Isolation, Purity, Rest, Sense, states, World)
"Providing a writer isn't put off by conventions - and some are - attending them can be a nice break from the necessary isolation of writing."
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
(Related: Isolation, Writer, Writing)