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Top 100 Quotes About Desolate

#1. Everything that happens to the poor, the meek, the desolate, the mourners, the despised, happens to Christ. - Author: Thomas Merton
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#2. It was beyond desolate: it was where desolation goes to be by itself. - Author: Elizabeth Hand
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#3. Jane Eyre, who had been an ardent, expectant woman - almost a bride, was a cold, solitary girl again: her life was pale; her prospects were desolate. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#4. THESE are the desolate, dark weeks when nature in its barrenness equals the stupidity of man. The year plunges into night and the heart plunges lower than night. - Author: William Carlos Williams
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#5. Because creative living is a path for the brave. We all know this. And we all know that when courage dies, creativity dies with it. We all know that fear is a desolate boneyard where our dreams go to desiccate in the hot sun. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#6. It was the desolate terror of a man who knows that fate has abandoned him, and death's already inside, stretching and swelling and filling up the life-space that used to be his. It - Author: Gregory David Roberts
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#7. Smoke twisting amongst the lights and turning the air a desolate blue, the colour of dead hopes and lost chances. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#8. Other people may complicate our lives, but life without them would be unbearably desolate. None of us can be truly human in isolation. The qualities that make us human emerge only in the ways we relate to other people. - Author: Harold S. Kushner
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#9. Their only respite is in the balm of bleakness. Disdainful of the solicitations of hope, they look for sanctuary in desolate places - a scattering of ruins in a barren locale or a rubble of words in a book where someone whispers in a dry voice, "I, too, am here." However, - Author: Thomas Ligotti
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#10. The lonely sunsets flare forlorn Down valleys dreadly desolate; The lonely mountains soar in scorn As still as death, as stern as fate. - Author: Robert W. Service
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#11. A platform without the Holy Spirit is like land without a spring. If we gain our Promise Land without Living Water, it will become desolate. - Author: Alisa Hope Wagner
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#12. Choose your favorite spade and dig a small, deep hole, located deep in the forest or a desolate area of the desert or tundra. Bury your cell phone and then find a hobby. - Author: Nick Offerman
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#13. Disappear! I scream the word in my mind, queen of the desolate landscape therein, ordering her ragged troops to a last stand. - Author: Sabaa Tahir
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#14. When she stamped her foot, it made a strange thud on the desolate beach. Like a heartbeat. - Author: David Adams Richards
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#15. Go to your rest rejoicing, for you are not a desolate wanderer but a beloved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and defended by your Lord. - Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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#16. Loving a fairy lady with a magic song will leave you desolate on a cold hillside ... but from there you can see the stars ... - Author: John Geddes
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#17. Sort of desolate, decayed, the smell of - I don't want to dramatise it - but death, you know. That is what it feels like, no-man's-land, and it is not a nice place to be. - Author: Anton Oliver
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#18. Those of faith who plant sacred thoughts in the uplands of time, the secret gardeners of the Lord in mankind's desolate hopes, may slacken and tarry but rarely betray their vocation. - Author: Abraham Joshua Heschel
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#19. The beautiful are never desolate; But some one alway loves them
God or man. If man abandons, God himself takes them. - Author: Philip James Bailey
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#20. I have forgot much, Cynara! gone with the wind, Flung roses, roses riotously with the throng, Dancing, to put thy pale, lost lilies out of mind; But I was desolate and sick of an old passion, Yea, all the time, because the dance was long: - Author: Ernest Dowson
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#21. For me, growing up and going to school and not seeing any anti-bullying posters and not hearing people talk about bullying was very desolate. - Author: Shane Koyczan
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#22. Seventy percent of Earth's surface is water and over 99 percent is uninhabited, so you would expect nearly all impactors to hit either the ocean or desolate regions on Earth's surface. So why do movie meteors have such good aim? - Author: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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#23. Where Christ brings His cross He brings His presence; and where He is none are desolate, and there is no room for despair. - Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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#24. Wisdom is sold in a desolate marketplace where none can come to buy. - Author: William Blake
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#25. The gray-green stretch of sandy grass,Indefinitely desolate;A sea of lead, a sky of slate;Already autumn in the air, alas!One stark monotony of stone,The long hotel, acutely white,Against the after-sunset lightWithers gray-green, and takes the grass's tone. - Author: Arthur Symons
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#26. You know the way of the wind in the night - the desolate alleys my soul takes - Author: John Geddes
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#27. Misery crouches beside me, ever larger and ever gentler; pain takes an interest, becomes huge and kind; terror flutters up, and it doesn't even frighten me anymore. And that'a the most desolate thing of all. - Author: Joseph Roth
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#28. Once again you ask about my wellbeing when I'm the one who just fucked you like a beast." He looked up with desolate eyes. "Can you forgive me for taking you like that? Today of all fucking days. I should've kissed you and made sweet gentle love rather than bruise you like the bastard I am. - Author: Pepper Winters
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#29. My heart is a desolate field over which geese vee, the sky turns and the days lie fallow ... - Author: John Geddes
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#30. Fear is a desolate boneyard where our dreams go to desiccate in the hot sun. This - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#31. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#32. Economics is not a gay science. It is a dreary, desolate, and indeed quite abject and distressing one; what we might call, by way of eminence, the dismal science. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#33. Now, John, I don't know anything about politics, but I can read my Bible; and there I see that I must feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and comfort the desolate; and that Bible I mean to follow. - Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
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#34. There are in this world blessed souls, whose sorrows all spring up into joys for others; whose earthly hopes, laid in the grave with many tears, are the seed from which spring healing flowers and balm for the desolate and the distressed. - Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
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#35. He was swept with a sadness, a sadness deep and penetrating, leaving him desolate like someone washed up on a beach, a lone survivor in a world full of strangers. - Author: Robert Cormier
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#36. I ached for him, my stomach twisting painfully. He looked so desolate standing there alone facing a mad queen and several thousand angry fey. His voice was flat and resigned, as if he'd been pushed into a corner and had given up, not caring what happened next. - Author: Julie Kagawa
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#37. I went out to the desert where Cleopatra camped out with her mercenary army. It's a desolate outpost. Nothing has changed since her day. You realize how far she had to travel. Not only is it a good 150 miles against the current, you can't take a ship. - Author: Stacy Schiff
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#38. At first encounter the Karoo may seem arid, desolate and unforgiving, but to those who know it, it is a land of secret beauty and infinite variety. - Author: Eve Palmer
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#39. I broke my heart in two
So hard I struck.
What matter? for I know
That out of rock,
Out of a desolate source,
Love leaps upon its course. - Author: William Butler Yeats
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#40. The far northern scenery is absolutely desolate but is marvelously beautiful, and I shall never regret that I have seen it, even though it cost me the unbelievable privations and exertions which we suffer here. - Author: Robert Bunsen
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#41. The most beautiful things in the creating of the child are his "mistakes." The more a child's work is full of these individual mistakes the more wonderful it is. And the more a teacher removes them from the child's work the duller, more desolate and impersonal it becomes. - Author: Franz Cizek
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#42. Wisdom is found on the desolate hillside ... where none comes to feed, and the stony bank where the rabbit scratches a hole in vain. - Author: Richard Adams
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#43. Life - life - let there be life!
Better a thousand times the roaring hours
When wave and wind,
Like the Arch-Murderer in flight
From the Avenger at his heel,
Storm through the desolate fastnesses
And wild waste places of the world! - Author: William Ernest Henley
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#44. By then there had been other men. She'd flung herself at other closed windows. The windows never broke, but her heart, at the end, was in splinters. - Author: Rebecca Makkai
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#45. He broke off and began to walk u and down a desolate path of fruit rinds and discarded favors and crushed flowers. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#46. He stared dully at the desolate, cold road and the pale, dead night. Nothing was colder or more dead than his heart. He had loved an angel and now he despised a woman. - Author: Gaston Leroux
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#47. Desolate' was the most perfectly beautiful word for how she felt. Sometimes - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#48. This will be a winter so desolate, only memory can fill the emptiness - Author: John Geddes
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#49. Will and Nico sat shoulder to shoulder, bantering good-naturedly. They were so cute together it made me feel desolate. It - Author: Rick Riordan
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#50. Even among familiar faces, people often feel invisible and desolate, like an island in cold waters or a shadow apart from the crowd. Be the reason another never feels alone. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#51. Religion waited for man to evolve. It waited an eternity like a desolate lover awaiting its unborn soulmate. When man was able to accept religion it captured his heart and enslaved his mind. The supreme delusion united with the supreme host. - Author: C.J. Anderson
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#52. I'll never stop wandering. And when the time comes to die, I'll find the wildest, loneliest, most desolate spot there is. - Author: Everett Ruess
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#53. I heed not that my earthly lot Hath - little of Earth in it - That years of love have been forgot In the hatred of a minute: - I mourn not that the desolate Are happier, sweet, than I, But that you sorrow for my fate Who am a passer by. - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#54. And that enquiring man John Synge comes next,
That dying chose the living world for text
And never could have rested in the tomb
But that, long travelling, he had come
Towards nightfall upon certain set apart
In a most desolate stony place ... - Author: William Butler Yeats
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#55. For, however old, plain, humble, desolate, afflicted we may be, so long as our hearts preserve the feeblest spark of life, they preserve also, shivering near that pale ember, a starved, ghostly longing for appreciation and affection. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#56. Here you lie in the tremendous web. Others are about you, but they are whole - whole hearts and bodies. But all of you that lives is back there walking the desolate seas in evening winds. This thing here, this cold clay thing, is already dead. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#57. To people who think I'm happy, just look again; the scars of my past will lead you to a place no one knows, a place no other person can imagine, a place that echoes with the desolate cries of a lonely heart, a place where I'm being stabbed to death hundreds of times. - Author: Manoj Kumar Duppala
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#58. As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left us in a bad time. - Author: E.B. White
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#59. Neighbor to neighbor. It is a mentality that has been fostered over centuries, since the earliest settlers realized the only way to survive in this desolate but beautiful outpost was to work together. Much of their music captures this spirit. - Author: Jim DeFede
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#60. Leaves like rusty tin
for the desolate mind that has seen the end-
the barest glimmerings.
Leaves aswirl with gulls
made wild by winter. - Author: Giorgos Seferis
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#61. I was aware too how strange adults were, how theirs lives were vaster than they wanted anyone to realize, that they actually stretched on and on like deserts, dry and desolate, with an unpredictable, shifting sea of dunes. - Author: Marisha Pessl
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#62. Inanimate objects have a life of their own, especially when they are the daily companions of a living soul. Without that life, they take on a bleak, desolate appearance, like furniture piled up in a warehouse. - Author: Jennifer Worth
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#63. Eros harrows my heart: wild gales sweeping desolate mountains, uprooting oaks. - Author: Sappho
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#64. Hundreds of versts of desolate, monotonous, sun-parched steppe cannot bring on the depression induced by one man who sits and talks, and gives no sign of ever going. - Author: Anton Chekhov
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#65. Humanity has been passing through a gray and desolate time of confusion. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#66. He is being dragged into his own desolate abyss, and he know if she stays, he is going to pull her in, too. - Author: Ella Frank
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#67. Let's think about Mexican streets: they're unsafe because of violence, so people stay at home. Does that make streets more or less safe? Less safe! So streets become more desolate and unsafe, so we stay home more - which makes streets even more desolate and unsafe, and we stay home even more. - Author: Emiliano Salinas
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#68. Drunk with beauty, I tore down Armfuls of blossoms. How desolate the marred sky! - Author: Alison Croggon
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#69. Go to hell," he said, but there was a desolate fear in his eyes and I couldn't look away.
"Been there. Trust me. It's so overrated. - Author: Melina Marchetta
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#70. He had done nothing on Christmas day, just wandered around outside in the frozen woods. Hard ground, chill winds and bare branches that looked like they'd been dipped in sugar. None of it seemed real, like walking around in a desolate dream, but one he didn't want to wake up from. - Author: R.D. Ronald
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#71. I am a solitary wave in the dark and desolate sea: and the sparkling glass I drank was drugged with misery. - Author: Adelbert Von Chamisso
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#72. You are mine, woman, and I am yours. Until you, my life was desolate. I existed, but I didn't truly live. Now I live, even in my death. - Author: Gena Showalter
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#73. Only God is able. It is faith in Him that we must rediscover. With this faith we can transform bleak and desolate valleys into sunlit paths of joy and bring new light into the dark caverns of pessimism. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#74. The possession of wealth leads almost inevitably to its abuse. It is the chief, if not the only, cause of evils which desolate this world below. The thirst for gold is responsible for the most regrettable lapses into sin. - Author: Jules Verne
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#75. Where's the hope that can abate
The grief of hearts thus desolate
That can Youth's keenest pangs assuage,
And mitigate the gloom of Age?
Religion bids the tempest cease,
And, leads her to a port of peace;
And on, the lonely pilot steers
Through the lapse of future years. - Author: Thomas Haynes Bayly
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#76. But evil things, in robes of sorrow,
Assailed the monarch's high estate;
(Ah, let us mourn, for never morrow
Shall dawn upon him desolate!)
And round about his home the glory
That blushed and bloomed,
Is but a dim-remembered story
Of the old time entombed. - Author: Edgar Allan Poe
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#77. Nevertheless so profound is our ignorance, and so high our presumption, that we marvel when we hear of the extinction of an organic being; and as we do not see the cause, we invoke cataclysms to desolate the world, or invent laws on the duration of the forms of life! - Author: Charles Darwin
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#78. How many desolate creatures on the earth have learnt the simple dues of fellowship and social comfort, in a hospital. - Author: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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#79. Isn't the most reliable form of pleasure, Flaubert implies, the pleasure of anticipation? Who needs to burst into fulfilment's desolate attic? - Author: Julian Barnes
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#80. It was a crypt where music played to masses of the dead, and McJagger was their desolate pharaoh, a walking mummified king. I remembered it well. - Author: Red Tash
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#81. And if unhappy in her love, her heart is like some fortress that has been captured, and sacked, and abandoned, and left desolate ... - Author: Washington Irving
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#82. She had stayed because, however lonely she was with Harold, the world without him would be even more desolate. - Author: Rachel Joyce
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#83. The really desolate areas can get pretty crowded, of course, sometimes, so it's good to get there early, get as much wandering as you can in before noon. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#84. Throughout our history Americans have put their faith in God and no one can doubt that we have been blessed for it. The earliest settlers of this land came came in search of religious freedom. Landing on a desolate shoreline, they established a spiritual foundation that has served us ever since. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#85. I found lines that mirrored an ache and longing I had so often felt when the beauty around my woods cathedral was too intense, when the need to grasp and keep loveliness left me with a sense of desolate frustration. - Author: Irene Hunt
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#86. None are so desolate but something dear, Dearer than self, possesses or possess'd A thought, and claims the homage of a tear. - Author: Lord Byron
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#87. Have we even so much as discovered and settled the shores? Let a man travel on foot along the coastand tell me if it looks like a discovered and settled country, and not rather, for the most part, like a desolate island, and No-Man's Land. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#88. [His coat] emitted an odor of bus station so desolate that just standing next to him you could feel your luck changing for the worse. - Author: Michael Chabon
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#89. Ashes are all around the desolate ground. What beauty could behold the darkness of a soul? -Keeley - Author: Lora Ann
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#90. I will be your neighbour, your nurse, your housekeeper. I find you lonely: I will be your companion
to read to you, to walk with you, to sit with you, to wait on you, to be eyes and hands to you. Cease to look so melancholy, my dear master; you shall not be left desolate, so long as I live. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#91. July 2. A beautiful day for Labrador. Went ashore and killed nothing, but was pleased with what I saw. The country is so grandly wild and desolate that I am charmed by its wonderful dreariness. - Author: John James Audubon
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#92. Tobacco and drink deaden the pangs of hunger, and make one forget the miserable home, the desolate future. They - Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
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#93. I stand at a window, looking out at a dark world streaked
with light. And I see what you see,
my eyes filled with a constant threat of tears,
at all the desolate beauty in the world. - Author: Kim Culbertson
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#94. Go home and say to yourself, 'I am a wayward, foolish child. But He loves me! I have disobeyed and grieved Him ten thousand times. But He loves me! I have lost faith in some of my dearest friends and am very desolate. But He loves me! I do not love Him, I am even angry with Him! But He loves me! - Author: Elizabeth Payson Prentiss
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#95. There exists no more repulsive and desolate creature in the world than the man who has evaded his genius and who now looks furtively to left and right, behind him and all about him ... He is wholly exterior, without kernel, a tattered, painted bag of clothes. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#96. Our god is the thing, or person, which we think most precious, for whom we would make the greatest sacrifice, and who moves our heart with the warmest love. He is the person or thing that if lost would leave us desolate. - Author: Alan Redpath
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#97. The devil has spit in the soup. Nothing comes out even. Nothing sounds right. Nothing rejoices and warms. Everything is desolate, sad, foul. All strings out of tune. All colors faded. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#98. Suddenly she was standing at Tara again with the world about her ears, desolate with the knowledge that she could not face life without the terrible strength of the weak, the gentle, the tender-hearted. - Author: Margaret Mitchell
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#99. Ever since the world began, it has been the belief of mankind that desolate places are the special haunt of supernatural beings. - Author: Richard Jefferies
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#100. A new star has been born and Vera's performance brings alive the desolate life of O'Neil's young heroine in a natural talent that is so fresh and yet so ageless. - Author: Rajiv Kapoor
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