"When everything is lonely I can be my best friend."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Conor Oberst on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Conor Oberst on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Conor Oberst on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Conor Oberst on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Conor Oberst on Marilyn Monroe
"If the world could remain within a frame like a painting on the wall, I think we'd see the beauty then and stand staring in awe."
"Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness."
"I've cried, and you'd think I'd be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life."
"They say it's better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green."