"For an adult, eating alone at McDonald's is admitting a kind of defeat."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Jonathan Carroll on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Jonathan Carroll 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."Jonathan Carroll 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."Jonathan Carroll on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Jonathan Carroll on Marilyn Monroe
"It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and senseless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart."
"In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic."
"The Viennese wash everything. Where else in the world does the government hire public servants to wash public telephone booths and the glass over traffic lights? Every time I see someone doing these things, I smile like a child."
"Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That's probably why they get along so well."