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Quotes / Alone in a Crowd

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Even when I was in a crowd,
I was always alone.

Sheridan: I never forget the feeling of helplessness. I never thought there could be anything worse than being all alone in the night.
Delenn: But there is. Being all alone in a crowd.
Babylon 5, "There All the Honor Lies"

Sometimes it's a relief to get lost in the sea of faces...other times, it feels like I'm drowning.
—Iris Kolrick, Shadownova

For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
—Francis Bacon

Pvt. Robert Witt: Do you ever feel lonely?
Sgt. Edward Welsh: Only around people.

I have not loved the world, nor the world me;
I have not flatter'd its rank breath, nor bow'd
To its idolatries a patient knee, —
Nor coin'd my cheek to smiles, — nor cried aloud
In worship of an echo; in the crowd
They could not deem me one of such; I stood
Among them, but not of them; in a shroud
Of thoughts which were not their thoughts, and still could,
Had I not filed my mind, which thus itself subdued.
—Lord Byron, "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", Canto III, Stanza CXIII

How can I feel abandoned, even when the world surrounds me?
How can I bite the hand that feeds the strangers all around me?
How can I feel so lonely
Never really knowing anyone?
Dream Theater, "Misunderstood"

Facing twenty thousand of your friends
How can anyone be so lonely?
ABBA, "Super Trouper"

Freya: Do you know what it is to be alone among many and unable to speak your fears?
EMH: I think I do.
Freya: How do you survive?
EMH: I'm still learning how.
Star Trek: Voyager, "Heroes and Demons"


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