Alienation Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Alienation

#1. In a relationship with God, our most secret places once thickly cloaked and meticulously hidden away now stand before us utterly and entirely exposed. And it may be that this dreaded fear is the single thing that keeps us an arm's length from God, and forever a single step away from His blessings. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#2. Perverted quality; Moral perversion; The innate corruption of human nature due to original sin; Both the elect and the non-elect came into the world in a state of total d. and alienation from God, and can, of themselves do nothing but sin. J.H. Blunt. - Author: Arundhati Roy
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#3. Fuck I hate fucks
Who think they're so fucking great
They know everything about fucking,
When they're just fucking fucks fucking!
And no one changes the fucking world
When they keep fucking to another fuck's fuck. - Author: Initially NO
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#4. His friends will decline in their numbers as his needs increase. The inverse, or perverse, mathematics ay life. - Author: Irvine Welsh
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#5. My rage and sense of alienation as to how women have been written, have allowed themselves to be written, in so many ways, has political roots. - Author: Kate Zambreno
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#6. Without alienation, there can be no politics. - Author: Arthur Miller
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#7. To write about the monstrous sense of alienation the poet feels in this culture of polarized hatreds is a way of staying sane. With the poem, I reach out to an audience equally at odds with official policy, and I celebrate our mutual humanness in an inhuman world. - Author: Maxine Kumin
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#8. Modern humanity's sense of alienation lies in the fact that we have cut ourselves adrift from both the natural world and from the roots of our past. - Author: Philip Carr-Gomm
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#9. Things end. Everything ends. But for a few days in a city full of hunger, and avarice, and alienation - in this fucked-up mess of a life spent wandering in the dark without a hand to hold on to - I was not alone. And neither were you. - Author: Julio Alexi Genao
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#10. On the other hand, when we disown our beliefs, we lose touch with ourselves. We no longer know who we are or what we believe and neither does anyone else. - Author: Patty Houser
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#11. We fail to see the gospel as the solution to our greatest problem-our guilt, condemnation, and alienation from God. Beyond that, we fail to see it as the basis of our day-to-day acceptance with Him. As a result, many believers live in spiritual poverty. - Author: Jerry Bridges
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#12. There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it. - Author: Roland Barthes
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#13. Alienation and loneliness plant the seeds for rebellion and consciousness. - Author: B.W. Powe
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#14. I feel sorry for anyone who is in a place where he feels strange and stupid. - Author: Lois Lowry
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#15. Alienation produces eccentrics or revolutionary. - Author: Jenny Holzer
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#16. It is really an alienation to believe that learning is the result of teaching. - Author: Ivan Illich
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#17. On top of the abuse and neglect, denial heaps more hurt upon the child by requiring the child to alienate herself from reality and her own experience. In troubled families, abuse and neglect are permitted; it's the talking about them that is forbidden. - Author: Marcia Sirota
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#18. The music that I have always liked has always been more rooted in anger or sadness or alienation or any of those inspirational factors that drove rock'n'roll, gospel, and blues. I tend not to value a more pop aesthetic. - Author: DJ Shadow
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#19. The book of Jonah becomes an embarrassing and public reading of your family business. (page iii) - Author: Michael Ben Zehabe
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#20. We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment. - Author: Michael Jackson
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#21. I never understood alienation. Alienation from what? You have to want to be part of something in order to feel alienated from it. - Author: Boyd Rice
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#22. In my own life as a reader I experience real moments of alienation when a writer feels too perfect, or like even the flaws they are admitting are somehow noble, or dysfunctional in an overly edgy, aesthetically pleasing way. - Author: Leslie Jamison
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#23. Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings. - Author: R.D. Laing
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#24. Being a narcissist isn't easy when the question is not of loving your own image, but of recreating the self through deliberate acts of alienation. - Author: Orlan
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#25. Loving and being loved affirmed one's sense of self and conquered feelings of loneliness and alienation. It kept one sane. - Author: Daniel Klein
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#26. 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. - Author: Pope John Paul II
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#27. 'The Simpsons' is about alienation and the ambivalence of living with a family who you love but who drive you completely crazy. - Author: Matt Groening
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#28. Possibly a man who hates the land should dwell on shore forever. Alienation and the long voyages at sea will compel him once again to dream of it, torment him with the absurdity of longing for something that he loathes. - Author: Yukio Mishima
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#29. When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that, in our democracy, government is us. - Author: Barack Obama
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#30. A keener interest in trinkets of self-adornment than in people is a symptom of alienation. - Author: Kobo Abe
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#31. Sociologists well understand that chaos at home causes violent behavior, educational failure and social alienation among children. Yet, many of us in America stay far, far away from this topic. That in itself is a national scandal. Bad parenting is gravely harming this nation. - Author: Bill O'Reilly
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#32. I do believe that it takes a strong dose of alienation to make a good artist or writer in the modern world. You can't be too well-adjusted and still have anything interesting to say. - Author: Howard Sounes
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#33. When power is exercised exclusively at the centre, the result is rigidity of rules and alienation of the people subject to those rules. - Author: Charles Kennedy
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#34. I miss my old life - Author: Richard C. Morais
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#35. From the beginnings of literature, poets and writers have based their narratives on crossing borders, on wandering, on exile, on encounters beyond the familiar. The stranger is an archetype in epic poetry, in novels. The tension between alienation and assimilation has always been a basic theme. - Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
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#36. What we will criticize 'modern' eroticism for is its lack of genuine sensuality, a sensuality which implies beauty or charm, passion or modesty, power over the object of desire, and fulfilment. - Author: Henri Lefebvre
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#37. Voice comes from a moment beyond the alienation of culture, it is heard before there is an "I" to listen to it. - Author: Betsy Wing
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#38. Disconnection or alienation from the past has political consequences. - Author: Mal Peet
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#39. A hermit is simply a person to whom civilization has failed to adjust itself. - Author: Will Cuppy
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#40. I never imagined a love so pure, nor a hate that could be so cruel. - Author: Donna Lynn Hope
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#41. I was interested in the ways that artists responded to totalitarianism - the Czech Jazz Section, Romanian absurdist theatre, Brecht's alienation effect. The anything-goes, anarchic qualities of jazz and Surrealism seemed to offer a way to cross some of the forbidden frontiers of Eastern Europe. - Author: Nicholas Royle
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#42. Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do. - Author: Judd Nelson
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#43. The alienation of man thus appeared as the fundamental evil of capitalist society. - Author: Karl Marx
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#44. Religious communities have historically been designed to counteract the forces of alienation. That's why so many successful social movements have relied upon the strength of spiritual communities and a large base of their organizing has been through them. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#45. No eunuch flatters his tyrant more shamefully or seeks by more infamous means to stimulate his jaded appetite, in order to gain some favor, than does the eunuch of industry, the entrepreneur, in order to acquire a few silver coins or to charm the gold from the purse of his dearly beloved neighbor. - Author: Karl Marx
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#46. Being gay immediately placed me outside the values of the society I was growing up in. Apartheid was a very patriarchal system, so its assumptions seemed foreign to me from the outset. I've always had the advantage of alienation. - Author: Damon Galgut
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#47. In our desire to impose form on the world and our lives we have lost the capacity to see the form that is already there; and in that lies not liberation but alienation, the cutting off from things as they really are. - Author: Colin Gunton
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#48. I would like to devote myself to the cause of parental alienation. - Author: Alec Baldwin
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#49. It is necessary - and toward this point our development will move, little by little - that nothing alien happen to us, but only what has long been our own. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
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#50. We seek healing both from the internal wounds of distorted self-understandings and feelings of inadequacy, and from the outward wounds of alienation from others and exclusion from our communities. We desire the freedom to be ourselves and to love others as ourselves. - Author: Adam S. McHugh
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#51. This society eliminates geographical distance only to produce a new internal separation. - Author: Guy Debord
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#52. Big fucking mistake man. You can't be near her. Don't you get it? [ ... ] She's part of this city. Do you see? I mean, really part of it. You hurt her, you - hurt all of this. - Author: Christopher Fowler
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#53. What's terrible is that there's nothing terrible, that the very essence of life is petty, uninteresting, and degradingly trite. - Author: Ivan Turgenev
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#54. Like so much of cool hunting, Hilfiger's marketing journey feeds off the alienation at the heart of America's race relations: selling white youth on their fetishization of black style, and black youth on their fetishization of white wealth. - Author: Naomi Klein
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#55. Objectification is above all exteriorization, the alienation of spirit from itself. - Author: Nikolai Berdyaev
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#56. The sensation that had plagued me after graduating, of being on the outside of some mystery, peeking in, returned. - Author: Olivia Sudjic
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#57. Part of the gestation of 'The Wall' was this business of alienation from the audience, and so the interesting thing was, what 'The Wall' eventually became was something that absolutely engaged the audience. - Author: Nick Mason
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#58. With her own hand she'd painted herself into a corner, and then out of the picture altogether. - Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
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#59. For me, heaven would be a lack of alienation. The whole time I was growing up, I felt comfort was inherently evil. I think that, for me, heaven isn't about couches and milk shakes and never having a troubling thought again. - Author: Alice Sebold
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#60. You want to know what's wrong with the world?" Dad paused. "It's this alienation that permeates every aspect of humanity. - Author: Mark David Henderson
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#61. Turning love into a commodity contributed greatly to the expansion of modern alienation ... It is the love of an actual person that transgresses the checklists and lets us accept another as they actually are. - Author: Rod Dubey
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#62. I think it's much more radical to see and show things as they look instead of making them somehow subversive through alienation or estrangement. - Author: Wolfgang Tillmans
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#63. If there's a silver bullet in the battle to recapture Albany, it is the re-engagement of our citizens. This capital has become a physical metaphor for the isolation and alienation of our people. - Author: Andrew Cuomo
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#64. Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world. - Author: Susan Lieberman
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#65. Clinton feels a profound alienation from the Washington culture here, and I happen to agree with him. - Author: Bob Woodward
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#66. Yet I also suspected that what I was seeing was but a part of the truth and perhaps not even the most important part; beneath these faces, these clothes, accents, rudenesses, was power and sorrow, both unadmitted, unrealized, the power of inventors, the sorrow of the disconnected. - Author: James Baldwin
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#67. That clean but lonely feeling when there are no other cars. The traffic lights changing just for you. - Author: Don DeLillo
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#68. He was so terrible that he was no longer terrible, only dehumanized. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#69. the whole process and state of alienation could be short-circuited by appealing to empathy, shared knowledge, and most people's desire to talk about themselves. - Author: Peter Hunt Welch
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#70. The question of the stranger in a society which estranges everybody from it
while forcing everybody to assimilate their own alienation
takes cover under dubious and sinister masks. - Author: Norman Manea
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#71. Except during outbreaks of vicious bigotry, it is difficult to persuade white America that the alienation of Black America is actual and ongoing, afflicting each generation through policy, custom, quack science, and if nothing else, the Look. - Author: Theresa Perry
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#72. I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they really are. - Author: Felicity Huffman
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#73. I really love that dynamic between beauty and sadness ... theres always these moments of quiet alienation, the sense of disconnect, but also, these moments of possibility. - Author: Gregory Crewdson
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#74. Our call is to an engaged alienation, - Author: Russell D. Moore
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#75. If your beliefs are stressful and you question them, you come to see that they aren't true - whereas prior to questioning, you absolutely believe them. How can you live in joy when you're believing thoughts that bring on sadness, frustration, anger, alienation, and loneliness? - Author: Byron Katie
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#76. The most difficult part of being a mother was to observe the mistakes of one's children: the foolish loves, the desperate solitude and alienation, the lack of will, the gullibility, the joyous and naive leaps into the unknown, the ignorance, the panicky choices and the utter determination. - Author: David Bergen
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#77. When it comes to parental alienation or grandparent alienation, we walk around with the overwhelming emptiness of a child's absence while carrying the heaviness of their sweet and irreplaceable memory ... - Author: Donna Lynn Hope
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#78. It's not always clear whether the filmmaker intends our alienation or is even aware of it. - Author: Steve Erickson
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#79. Don't rush to spend time by yourself. Don't hurry to alienation. It's an inevitable destination. Time will eventually shroud you like velvet curtains, blacking out everything. - Author: Joshua Mohr
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#80. I worked with my son when he was much younger; we did L.A. Law together, where I played his father and he played a kid who was suing his father for alienation of affection or something. It was great. - Author: Rene Auberjonois
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#81. Photography was so perfectly suited to my sensibility and situation, it gave me a voice, a kind of crazy, out-of-whack voice, at the beginning, but a voice. I could finally put into images bottled up feelings of absurdity and alienation - and also joy and delight. - Author: Abelardo Morell
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#82. One Way to think of the market ideology and the empire is that it produces alienation and loss of human vitality. The culture flows from the assumption that the accumulation of commodities will make us safe and happy. - Author: Walter Brueggemann
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#83. When I go back to America, after a few days I am once again filled with this kind of angry alienation and disgust with this thing there that America has got - you have no idea how pervasive it is there. The public relations and propaganda put out by the corporate mono-culture there is so pervasive. - Author: Robert Crumb
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#84. Ever since he'd discovered a secret passageway out of self-alienation, in the form of giving himself pleasure while also receiving it, he'd increasingly resented any activity that took him away from it. - Author: Jonathan Franzen
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#85. We will remain lost, wandering souls until we can look each other in the eye and smile - Author: Marty Rubin
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#86. What is important is that Marx's theory of history is a vision of human beings in a state of alienation. Human beings cannot be free if they are subject to forces that determine their thoughts, their ideas, their very nature as human beings. - Author: Anonymous
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#87. Parental Alienation is an emotional act of violence that is aimed at an adult, but critically wounds a child. - Author: Steve Maraboli
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#88. We cannot allow ourselves to be hobbled by the woes and alienation of our race or nation. It is our responsibility to overcome these, even if we can only succeed in our hearts. - Author: Ming-Dao Deng
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#89. It really struck me that, just as people might look at me and never imagine I'd worked as a prostitute, they must look at some of those girls and see only the alienation and disaffection that hides their on fears and hurt. - Author: Sophie Hayes
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#90. The stigmatization and the excruciating pains of social alienation
have compelled most victims to conceal their status while the
malevolent ones continue to distribute the virus free of charge to
unsuspecting men and women - Author: Oche Otorkpa
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#91. In cities, people go to work and all walk there together, like some arterial flow. And there's a certain desolation about it, an alienation that we all experience. - Author: Roy Harper
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#92. Alienation is perhaps the most effective tool of control in America, and every reminder of our real connectedness weakens that tool. - Author: Tim DeChristopher
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#93. Sometimes its the crazy side that accomplishes things! - Author: Christopher J. Fennell
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#94. It really was amazing, thought Mindy, the way modern electronics made it so easy to ignore those people who were physically so close. - Author: James Rozoff
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#95. We should not weep for the arriving soul - It isn't dead. We should weep instead for the one whose body is alive, but whose soul is dead because of its alienation from that which gives it life: God. - Author: Yasmin Mogahed
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#96. A lone walker is both present and detached, more than an audience but less than a participant. Walking assuages or legitimizes this alienation. - Author: Rebecca Solnit
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#97. For some reason, notwithstanding the alienation and utter rejection, I consider myself a global citizen. They say misery calls for company and I've always been a man of funerals. The companion of the misfortunate, until they are not! - Author: Asaad Almohammad
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#98. To believe that the intolerable crime is to burn a few cars and rob some shops, whereas to kill a young man is trivial, is typically in keeping with what Marx regarded as the principal alienation of capitalism: the primacy of things over existence, of commodities over life and machines over workers - Author: Alain Badiou
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#99. It's such a profound alienation for a person not to be at home in their own body. - Author: Marilyn Wann
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#100. While it may feel natural to devote yourself to your creative work and succumb to feelings of separation and alienation, it nevertheless isn't a terrific idea in terms of your overall happiness and health. - Author: Eric Maisel
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