"No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Martha Beck on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Martha Beck 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."Martha Beck 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."Martha Beck on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Martha Beck on Marilyn Monroe
"We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that we should can lead to disaster."
"Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind."
"Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation."
"Anger elicits anger, fear elicits fear, no matter how well meaning we may be."
"Seek art from every time and place, in any form, to connect with those who really move you."