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What are the best desolation quotes?

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Whether a inspirational quote from your favorite celebrity George Eliot, Arthur Erickson or an motivational message about giving it your best from a successful business person, we can all benefit from a famous desolation quote.

No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence. — George Eliot

The delusion of entertainment is devoid of meaning. It may amuse us for a bit, but after the initial hit we are left with the dark feeling of desolation. — Arthur Erickson

It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death. — Mark Twain

To possess your soul in patience, with all the skin and some of the flesh burnt off your face and hands, is a job for a boy compared with the pains of a man who has lived pretty long in the exhilarating world that drugs or strong waters seem to create and is trying to live now in the first bald desolation created by knocking them off. — C. E. Montague

It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell. — William Tecumseh Sherman

A democracy is a volcano which conceals the fiery materials of its own destruction. These will produce an eruption and carry desolation in their way. — Fisher Ames

Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions. — Ambrose Bierce

And really, the reason we think of death in celestial terms is that the visible firmament, especially at night (above our blacked-out Paris with the gaunt arches of its Boulevard Exelmans and the ceaseless Alpine gurgle of desolate latrines), is the most adequate and ever-present symbol of that vast silent explosion. — Vladimir Nabokov