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#1. It had not been a lonely childhood, though many of her intimates had been somewhat less than real. - Author: Gabrielle Zevin
Lonely Childhood quotes by Gabrielle Zevin
#2. He sensed a lonely childhood on some great decaying plantation, an echoing 'Great House' slowly falling into disrepair and being encroached on by the luxuriance of the tropics. The parents dying, and the property being sold. The companionship of a servant or two and an equivocal life in lodgings in the capital. The beauty which was her only asset and the struggle against the shady propositions to be a 'governess', a 'companion', a 'secretary', all of which meant respectable prostitution. Then the dubious, unknown steps into the world of entertainment. The evening stint at the nightclub with the mysterious act which, among people dominated by magic, must have kept many away from her and made her a person to be feared. And then, one evening, the huge man with the grey face sitting at a table by himself. The promise that he would put her on Broadway. The chance of a new life, of an escape from the heat and the dirt and the solitude.

Bond turned brusquely away from the window. A romantic picture, perhaps. But it must have been something like that. - Author: Ian Fleming
Lonely Childhood quotes by Ian Fleming
#3. Your sons have no names."
Adam replied, "Their mother left them motherless."
"And you have left them fatherless. Can't you feel the cold at night of a lone child? What warm is there, what bird song, what possible morning can be good? Don't you remember, Adam, how it was, even a little?"
"I didn't do it," Adam said.
"Have you undone it? Your boys have no names. - Author: John Steinbeck
Lonely Childhood quotes by John Steinbeck
#4. The movies were so healing for me because I had such an isolated, lonely childhood. Going to the movies and having the lights go down, you disappear. If you have esteem issues, suddenly you're in a void where nobody can see you. You are just by yourself in that darkness, and your loneliness is cured. - Author: Michael De Luca
Lonely Childhood quotes by Michael De Luca
#5. To the end of her life, to the last dream of old age, Syeira would always remember these two wild smells-the Arva horse, the muddy river-and how they carried her out of a lonely childhood. - Author: Jamieson Findlay
Lonely Childhood quotes by Jamieson Findlay
#6. It seems to me that I grew younger daily with each adult habit that I acquired. I had lived a lonely childhood and a boyhood straitened by war and overshadowed by bereavement; to the hard bachelordom of English adolescence, the premature dignity and authority of the school system, I had added a sad and grim strain of my own. Now, that summer term with Sebastian, it seemed as though I was being given a brief spell of what I had never known, a happy childhood, and though its toys were silk shirts and liqueurs and cigars and its naughtiness high in the catalogue of grave sins, there was something of nursery freshness about us that fell little short of the joy of innocence. - Author: Evelyn Waugh
Lonely Childhood quotes by Evelyn Waugh
#7. I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn't have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams. - Author: Augusten Burroughs
Lonely Childhood quotes by Augusten Burroughs
#8. She was always daydreaming. She never wanted to live in the real world; she always seemed to be separated from other children her age. They couldn't understand her or her imagination. She was always thinking outside of the box, breaking rules, and only following what her heart told her was right. - Author: Shannon A. Thompson
Lonely Childhood quotes by Shannon A. Thompson
#9. Never underestimate the passion of a lonely mind. - Author: Rachel Kadish
Lonely Childhood quotes by Rachel Kadish
#10. Because we are human we have a long childhood, and one of the jobs of that childhood is to sculpt our brains. We have years
about twelve of them
to draw outlines of the shape we want our sculpted brain to take. Some of the parts must be sculpted at critical times. One cannot, after all, carve out toes unless he knows where the foot will go. We need tools to do some of the fine work. The tools are our childhood experiences. And I'm convinced that one of those experiences must be children's books. And they must be experienced within the early years of our long childhood. - Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Lonely Childhood quotes by E.L. Konigsburg
#11. Lord Beaverbrook was fundamentally a lonely man, with a low sense of his own self-worth, who was incapable of forming a stable, loving relationship with anyone. He could charm or he could bully; he could give or he could take; he was glad to see his guests arrive and pleased to see them go. Although many people genuinely loved him, he was incapable of believing that this was either possible or true. No wonder he was so restless, so impatient, so vindictive, so quick to lose his temper, so eager to stir things up. - Author: David Cannadine
Lonely Childhood quotes by David Cannadine
#12. An addiction is something that controls people - something they feel they cannot do without or something they do to alleviate pain or pressure. It is what people run to when they are hurting or feel lonely. It comes in many varieties, such as drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, shopping, eating, work - and yes, even approval. Like any addict, insecure people look for a "fix" when they get shaky. They need someone to reaffirm them and assure them everything is all right and they are acceptable. When a person has an addiction the things they are addicted to are on their mind most of the time. Therefore, if a person is an approval addict, he or she will have an abnormal concern and an abundance of thoughts about what people think of them. The - Author: Joyce Meyer
Lonely Childhood quotes by Joyce Meyer
#13. Words used to be all I had. Now even they have deserted me. - Author: Trishna B. Made It Up Myself
Lonely Childhood quotes by Trishna B. Made It Up Myself
#14. Thus I must contradict you when you go on to argue that men are completely unable to do without the consolation of the religious illusion, that without it they could not bear the troubles of life and the cruelties of reality. That is true, certainly, of the men into whom you have instilled the sweet -- or bitter-sweet -- poison from childhood onwards. But what of the other men, who have been sensibly brought up? Perhaps those who do not suffer from the neurosis will need no intoxicant to deaden it. They will, it is true, find themselves in a difficult situation. They will have to admit to themselves the full extent of their helplessness and their insignificance in the machinery of the universe; they can no longer be the centre of creation, no longer the object of tender care on the part of a beneficent Providence. They will be in the same position as a child who has left the parental house where he was so warm and comfortable. But surely infantilism is destined to be surmounted. Men cannot remain children for ever; they must in the end go out into 'hostile life'. We may call this 'education to reality. Need I confess to you that the whole purpose of my book is to point out the necessity for this forward step? - Author: Sigmund Freud
Lonely Childhood quotes by Sigmund Freud
#15. If I could repeat my childhood, I would repeat it exactly as it was, with the poverty, the cold, little food, with the flies and pigs, all that. - Author: Jose Saramago
Lonely Childhood quotes by Jose Saramago
#16. As an only child, I may have been alone a lot, but I was never lonely. My invisible friends were my constant companions. - Author: Teresa Medeiros
Lonely Childhood quotes by Teresa Medeiros
#17. A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves. It was falling, too, upon every part of the lonely churchyard on the hill where Michael Furey lay buried. It lay thickly drifted on the crooked crosses and headstones, on the spears of the little gate, on the barren thorns. His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead. - Author: James Joyce
Lonely Childhood quotes by James Joyce
#18. We believe in books. Somehow we want to make childhood better, and we believe that a book given at the right moment can work magic in a child's life. - Author: Ann Schlee
Lonely Childhood quotes by Ann Schlee
#19. Because at that moment, with the press of Rahim's lips to hers, with the touch of his tongue sending wildfire through her veins, she knew she would always be home here.
With this boy. In this moment. In this time.
And that her heart would never be lonely again. - Author: Renee Ahdieh
Lonely Childhood quotes by Renee Ahdieh
#20. Childhood reading is so important. - Author: Kristi Yamaguchi
Lonely Childhood quotes by Kristi Yamaguchi
#21. They were not friends, Comdrade Pillai and Inspector Thomas Matthew, and they didn't trust each other. But they understood each other perfectly. They were both men whom childhood had abandoned without a trace. Men without curiosity. Without doubt. Both in their own way truly, terrifyingly, adult. They looked out into the world and never wondered how it worked, because they knew. They worked it. They were mechanics who serviced different parts of the same machine. - Author: Arundhati Roy
Lonely Childhood quotes by Arundhati Roy
#22. Born in 1910, Wilfrid Thesiger spent his childhood in Ethiopia, or Abyssinia, as it was then called, where his father was an important and much-admired British official. - Author: Michael Dirda
Lonely Childhood quotes by Michael Dirda
#23. Through this feeling of helplessness suddenly burst a piercing nostalgia for the lost world of childhood. The way it came right up against the heart, that world, and against the face. No indoors or outdoors, only everything touching us, and the grown-ups lumbering past overhead like constellations. - Author: Denis Johnson
Lonely Childhood quotes by Denis Johnson
#24. But whether you're a memoirist or not, there's a psychic cost for lopping yourself off from the past: it may continue to tug on you without your being aware of it. And lying about it can - for all but the most hardened sociopath - carve a lonely gap between your disguise and who you really are. The practiced liar also projects her own manipulative, double-dealing façade onto everyone she meets, which makes moving through the world a wary, anxious enterprise. It's hard enough to see what's going on without forcing yourself to look through the wool you've pulled over your own eyes…For the more haunted among us, only looking back at the past can permit it finally to become past. - Author: Mary Karr
Lonely Childhood quotes by Mary Karr
#25. My novels are about a generation of Americans who lived between 1940 and 2000, who resisted the postwar political and cultural forces by choosing a wandering life of impoverishment and wonder. Inevitably, race and economics are a big part of their stories. Childhood, childishness, and children are never far. - Author: Fanny Howe
Lonely Childhood quotes by Fanny Howe
#26. I was fifteen then, too young to fall in-love. Or maybe it is only then, with dew of childhood still in my eyes, that I was capable of such love. I will never know, of course. - Author: Danielle Trussoni
Lonely Childhood quotes by Danielle Trussoni
#27. She said, "Daddy thinks that all the world's magic is almost evolved out."
I thought of Roebuck Lake, its swamps and sloughs and loblollies and breaks of cypress and cane, its sunken treetops and stobs and bream beds and sleepy gar rolling over and over and over, its baptizing pools and bridges and mussels and mosquitoes and turkey vultures and, now in the drought, the gray flaking mud-flats and logs crowded with turtles and sometimes a fat snake yawning its tame old cottony mouth like a well-fed dog in a pen.
I said, "Is that what the freak show is?"
She said, "Dirty miracles. - Author: Lewis Nordan
Lonely Childhood quotes by Lewis Nordan
#28. Nobody ever lies about being lonely. - Author: Montgomery Clift
Lonely Childhood quotes by Montgomery Clift
#29. You're meant to have an unhappy childhood to be a writer, but there's a lot to be said for a very happy one that just lets you get on with it. - Author: Emma Donoghue
Lonely Childhood quotes by Emma Donoghue
#30. We all can think of at least one kid who had great parents, a great family, and an all-around great childhood ... who suddenly went crazy as soon as he left the house for college or adulthood. And nobody can figure out how or why it happened! - Author: Andy Andrews
Lonely Childhood quotes by Andy Andrews
#31. We are all the time, from our childhood, trying to lay the blame upon something outside ourselves. We are always standing up to set right other people, and not ourselves. If we are miserable, we say, "Oh, the world is a devil's world." We curse others and say, "What infatuated fools!" But why should we be in such a world, if we really are so good? If this is a devil's world, we must be devils also; why else should we be here? "Oh, the people of the world are so selfish!" True enough; but why should we be found in that company, if we be better? Just think of that. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
Lonely Childhood quotes by Swami Vivekananda
#32. At Naval Air Station Grosse Ile in Michigan, he and Barbara took a room in town for fourteen dollars a week, but without kitchen privileges. "It is sort of a lonely existence for poor Bar," Bush wrote home to Greenwich, "but she doesn't complain at all, and I am just in heaven having her here. - Author: Jon Meacham
Lonely Childhood quotes by Jon Meacham
#33. It was a rough crossing, the one from childhood to the next life. And as with any other harsh journey, not everything survived. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
Lonely Childhood quotes by Karen Thompson Walker
#34. And it occurred to me; I was not part of the action. Oh God, I thought, I'm not an anthropologist. I'm the lonely voice-over narrator of adolescence. The bitter, voice-over voice. - Author: Joanna Pearson
Lonely Childhood quotes by Joanna Pearson
#35. No. You won't do. You've treated me nicely, yes, but only because you find me curious and amusing. It made me feel so lonely, somehow ... I'm really just a foolish and useless person. - Author: Osamu Dazai
Lonely Childhood quotes by Osamu Dazai
#36. I knew I'd be troubled, but who knew awhile meant forever? - Author: Dominic Riccitello
Lonely Childhood quotes by Dominic Riccitello
#37. The real monsters are born, not made. They are the ones who watch behind friendly faces. The ones who come for the innocent trying to steal everything they have, be it their most treasured possessions, their honour or their lives. Not because they must, not because their very existence relies on it but simply because there is a thrill in it for them. To watch a man pierced by wrath and greed die a lonely death, to watch a woman pierced by lust and anger whimper away in fear. It thrills them to watch man burn and bleed. Real monsters love to turn the sound of beautiful life into many a terrified scream. - Author: Narayan Liu
Lonely Childhood quotes by Narayan Liu
#38. A word written that is not read, is lonely and sad. - Author: R.K. Cary
Lonely Childhood quotes by R.K. Cary
#39. I think that is supposed to be good,
that I get less
from him
but I feel
worth
less. - Author: Thalia Chaltas
Lonely Childhood quotes by Thalia Chaltas
#40. I used to have a theory actually that, if you've had a good childhood, a good marriage and a little bit of money in the bank, you're going to make a lousy comedian. - Author: David Steinberg
Lonely Childhood quotes by David Steinberg
#41. Lie #4

I'm not lonely. - Author: Robin Talley
Lonely Childhood quotes by Robin Talley
#42. The mind, placed before any kind of difficulty, can find an ideal outlet in the absurd. Accommodation to the absurd readmits adults to the mysterious realm inhabited by children. - Author: Andre Breton
Lonely Childhood quotes by Andre Breton
#43. All too soon the garden of childhood is paved cold with the asphalt roads of adulthood. And while it is not within her power to halt this unrelenting progression, a mother can diligently guard this most precious garden and insure that the roads become gentle paths that wind through it instead of byways that kill it. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
Lonely Childhood quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#44. Im dying everyday
My breakfast are cigarettes and coffee
My lunch is depression
My snacks are regrets
My dinner are memories and anger
My night is non stoping tears
Sleep is my death
Waking up the next day and here we go again dying everyday - Author: Ali Hassan Hasan
Lonely Childhood quotes by Ali Hassan Hasan
#45. Outside, he almost missed seeing a man's shadowed form disappearing into the bunkhouse. Hick's name formed a curse on his lips.
How long had the man stood at the kitchen window? The idea that he might have seen any part of his and Willow's lovemaking made him sick to his stomach. Cursing, he headed back to the cookhouse. He hoped Providence would one day grant him the opportunity to kill that bastard!
"Who was it?" Her attire repaired, Willow unlocked the door and fell into his arms.
Unable to dirty what they had just shared, Rider forced himself to chuckle. "Just a coyote, sneaking up on the henhouse. Good thing he alerted us or we'd have been caught out here buck naked when your hens started to alert the whole ranch." He felt her relax and he let her go. "It's late, darlin', and I think we've tested fate enough for one night. We better turn in."
Willow handed him his boots and then his shirt. They took one last look around the kitchen to make sure they'd left no embarrassing calling cards. Then he walked her to the house. At the back door, she pressed a lingering kiss to his lips, then silently disappeared inside.
Rider took his time as he headed toward his lonely bed in the bunkhouse. As much as he'd enjoyed being with Willow tonight, something told him he was going to regret it. - Author: Charlotte McPherren
Lonely Childhood quotes by Charlotte McPherren
#46. Wonder is a very subtle, precious emotion, often lost in the gross hustle and bustle of modern life. When we feel wonder, we are immediately reminded of the purity and innocence of our childhood. Then, everything was magical and mysterious. Magic should help us relive that wonder. - Author: Doug Henning
Lonely Childhood quotes by Doug Henning
#47. While I'm waiting, I reach into the cupboard for dried pineapple. I added them to the grocery order because I find them reassuring, but they have to be the right kind. Ma started buying the fancy natural low-sulfur version from Trader Joe's in the past few years. Those are fibrous and taste good for you. These are the ones from my childhood, which just taste good. They are as yellow as lemons, crusted all around with sugar. The inside is as thick and wet as a gumdrop. - Author: Jael McHenry
Lonely Childhood quotes by Jael McHenry
#48. The mere exposure effect explains many facets of our lives, such as why it's so hard to find someone who can prepare our childhood favorites like Mom did, and it also holds when we see the latest fashion trends prominently featured in stores, catalogs, and finally on people we know.
In addition, when a trend emerges, it sends the message that it's becoming increasingly accepted. When we see the supplies of multiple independent retailers simultaneously shift in one way, we assume the demand has shifted as well. Of course, the change may actually be driven by the prediction of a future shift in demand, which may or may not materialize, but it still affects people's choices. - Author: Sheena Iyengar
Lonely Childhood quotes by Sheena Iyengar

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