105 Estrangement Quotes To Inspire You

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Top 10 Estrangement Quotes (BEST)

  1. All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  2. When once estrangement has arisen between those who truly love each other, everything seems to widen the breach. — Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  3. When one is a stranger to oneself then one is estranged from others too. If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others. Only when one is connected to one's own core is. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  4. Estrangement shows itself precisely in the elimination of distance between people. — Theodor Adorno
  5. No one is willing to acknowledge a fault in himself when a more agreeable motive can be found for the estrangement of his acquaintances. — Mark Twain
  6. There is not so agonizing a feeling in the whole catalogue of human suffering as the first conviction that the heart of the being whom we most tenderly love is estranged from us. — Henry Bulwer, 1st Baron Dalling and Bulwer
  7. Fishing should be a ceremony that reaffirms our place in the natural world and helps us resist further estrangement from our origins. — Thomas Mcguane
  8. We fear discovering that we are more than we think we are... That we actually have the guts, the perserverance, the capacity... because, if it's true, then we become estranged from all we know. — Steven Pressfield
  9. The surest sign of the estrangement of the opinions of two persons is when they both say something ironical to each other and neither of them feels the irony. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. The more delicate and ambitious the soul, the further do dreams estrange it from possible things. — Charles Baudelaire

The Most Famous Estrangement Quotes

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In a universe suddenly divested of illusion and lights, man feels an alien, a stranger. His exile is without remedy since he is deprived of the memory of a lost home or the hope of a promised land. — Albert Camus

For ever, I shall be a stranger to myself. — Albert Camus

Objectification is above all exteriorization, the alienation of spirit from itself. — Nikolai Berdyaev

Most of us remain strangers to ourselves, hiding who we are, and ask other strangers, hiding who they are, to love us. — Leo Buscaglia

Home is a place in the mind. When it is empty, it frets. It is fretful with memory, faces and places and times gone by. Beloved images rise up in disobedience and make a mirror for emptiness. — Maeve Brennan

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance. — Boy George

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance. — Walter Benjamin

You are a stranger, I am a stranger, we all remain strangers, and nevertheless we can like or even love each other. — Zygmunt Bauman

Absence from those we love is self from self - a deadly banishment. — William Shakespeare

It is the suffering of ambivalence: the murderous alternation between bitter resentment and raw-edged nerves, and blissful gratification and tenderness — Adrienne Rich

Short Estrangement Quotes

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  • Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair. — William Cowper
  • Togetherness is a substitute sense of community, a counterfeit communion. — Gabriel Vahanian
  • One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. — Gaston Bachelard
  • I feel completely detached from any country, any group. I am a metaphysically displaced person — Emile M. Cioran
  • If one is far away, one also gets far from the heart. — Turkish Proverbs
  • A stranger, if just, is not only to be preferred before a countryman, but a kinsman. — Pythagoras
  • Forever I shall be a stranger to myself. In psychology as in logic, there are truths but no truth. — Albert Camus
  • Grief is love turned into an eternal missing — Rosamund Lupton
  • Wary, as if surrounded by strangers. — Lao Tzu
  • Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength. — Ovid

Love And Estrangement Quotes

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Genuine forgiveness is participation, reunion overcoming the powers of estrangement. . . We cannot love unless we have accepted forgiveness, and the deeper our experience of forgiveness is, the greater is our love. — Paul Tillich

To declare in St John's words that Jesus and the Father are one is to claim that Jesus's dependence on the Other is not self-estrangement but self-ful lment. At the core of his identity ..lies nothing but unconditional love. — Terry Eagleton

Of the creative spirits that flourished in Concord, Massachusetts, during the middle of the nineteenth century, it might be said that Hawthorne loved men but felt estranged from them, Emerson loved ideas even more than men, and Thoreau loved himself. — Leon Edel

I have too much respect for people to try to control them. But they are estranged from love, afraid to reach out and touch one another. We're afraid to appear sentimental or speak in platitudes because people will say, 'What a jerk!' It takes courage in our culture to be a lover. — Leo Buscaglia

One of my moments of coming to writing, of needing to write to attempt to create myself, to attempt to absolve and understand my past passivity, came when a girl I loved very much, who I had been estranged from for some time, killed herself. — Kate Zambreno

Well, it's kind of like that classic sort of trajectory in this kind of movie where there's conflict and they're estranged and they kind of grow to love each other but they don't show it. Then at the end - it's kind of like that. But I think the characters are more interesting than that. — Mary-Louise Parker

O troubled forms, O early love unfortunate and hard, Time has estranged you into a jewel cold and pure — Edna St. Vincent Millay

In love and friendship the imagination is as much exercised as the heart; and if either is outraged the other will be estranged. It is commonly the imagination which is wounded first, rather than the heart,--it is so much the more sensitive. — Henry David Thoreau

Impossible for anyone to conceive the torments of his nights in bed with his beloved one and estranged from her. That turning of backs, that cold space between their two unhappy bodies. — Elizabeth von Arnim

Speech after long silence; it is right, All other lovers being estranged or dead . . . That we descant and yet again descant Upon the supreme theme of Art and Song: Bodily decrepitude is wisdom; young We loved each other and were ignorant. — William Butler Yeats

Inspirational Quotes

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Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there. — David Bowie

One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. — Khalil Gibran

Estrangement quote

Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly — Paulo Coelho

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. — Helen Keller

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds — Paul the Apostle

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams

If God is for us, who can be against us? — Paul the Apostle

The POSITIVE THINKER sees the INVISIBLE, feels the INTANGIBLE, and achieves the IMPOSSIBLE. — Winston Churchill

I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. — Madam C. J. Walker

Every day may not be good... but there's something good in every day — Alice Morse Earle

Feeling Estrangement Quotes

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I'm an agnostic. Sometimes I muse deeply on the forces that are for me invisible. When I am almost close to the idea of God, I feel immediately estranged by the horrors of this world, which he seems to tolerate. — Stanislaw Ulam

There could have never been two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved. Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted. It was a perpetual estrangement. — Jane Austen

There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison — Jane Austen

Modern loneliness is an extraverted loneliness, in which the person is surrounded by many people and partakes of much communication but feels unrecognized and more alone and, although connected technically, isolated and even estranged emotionally. — Edward Hallowell

Feminism now seems to be defined as success is defined: as being as good at capitalism as men are. I feel very estranged from it. — Jessa Crispin

If I'm going to feel estranged and alienated and away from home I don't want anyone interrupting it to debate which berries to have in their pancakes. — Rick Moody

The best doctors found a middle position where they were neither overwhelmed by their feelings nor estranged from them. That was the most difficult position of all, and the precise balance - neither too detached nor too caring - was something few learned. — Michael Crichton

There are no people in the world who are so slow to develop hostile feelings against a foreign country as the Americans, and no people who, once estranged, are more difficult to win back. — Winston Churchill

Religions are the exponents of the highest comprehension of life... within a given age in a given society... a basis for evaluating human sentiments. If feelings bring people nearer to the religion's ideal... they are good; if these estrange them from it, and oppose it, they are bad. — Leo Tolstoy

I feel like it's important every once in a while to estrange ourselves from the familiar to remind ourselves of the potentialities of people, how many different ways there are of being. — Matthew Tobin Anderson

People Writing About Estrangement

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Read quotes by Albert Camus

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More Estrangement Quotes

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Real religion should be something that liberates men. But churches don't want free men who can think for themself and find their own divinity within. When a religion becomes organized it is no longer a religious experience but only superstition and estrangement. — Federico Fellini

It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them. — Gilbert Parker

Realism, whether it be socialist or not, falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination. — Eugene Ionesco

What we call "normal" is a product of repression, denial, splitting, projection, introjection, and other forms of destructive actions on experience...It is radically estranged from the structure of being. — R. D. Laing

To pass from estrangement from God to be a son of God is the basic fact of conversion. That altered relationship with God gives you an altered relationship with yourself, with your brother man, with nature, with the universe. — E. Stanley Jones

Southerners are the more lonely and spiritually estranged, I think, because we have lived so long in an artificial social system that we insisted was natural and right and just - when all along we knew it wasn't. — Carson Mccullers

Probably there is nothing in human nature more resonant with charges than the flow of energy between two biologically alike bodies, one of which has lain in amniotic bliss inside the other, one of which has labored to give birth to the other. The materials are here for the deepest mutuality and the most painful estrangement. — Adrienne Rich

Culture has lead us to betray our own aboriginal spirit and wholeness, into an ever-worsening realm of synthetic, isolating, impoverishing estrangement. Which is not to say that there are no more everyday pleasures, without which we would loose our humanness. But as our plight deepens, we glimpse how much must be erased for our redemption. — John Zerzan

The standard is clear. If something we think, see, hear, or do distances us from the Holy Ghost, then we should stop thinking, seeing, hearing, or doing that thing... Because we estrange the Spirit of the Lord when we engage in activities we know we should shun, then such things definitely are not for us. — David A. Bednar

Magic is another word that makes people uneasy, so I use it deliberately, because words they are comfortable with, the words that sound acceptable, rational, scientific, and intellectually sound, are comfortable precisely because they are the language of estrangement. — Starhawk

The statesmen of the world who boast and threaten that they have Doomsday weapons are far more dangerous, and far more estranged from 'reality',than many of the people on whom the label 'psychotic' is affixed — R. D. Laing

Numberless marks does man bear in his soul, that he is fallen and estranged from God; but nothing gives a greater proof thereof, than that backwardness, which every one finds within himself, to the duty of praise and thanksgiving. — George Whitefield

A spiritual organization with a hierarchical structure can convey only the consciousness of estrangement, regardless of what teachings or deep inspirations are at its root.The structure itself reinforces the idea that some people are inherently more worthy than others. — Starhawk

The more he identifies with the dominant images of need, the less he understands his own life and his own desires. The spectacle’s estrangement from the acting subject is expressed by the fact that the individual’s gestures are no longer his own; they are the gestures of someone else who represents them to him. — Guy Debord

There have been many happy days and many unhappy ones in my life, but the most important was the day I met my missus, who is sometimes estranged and sometimes not. She got me off smack - although that's not the main reason it's the happiest moment. — Shane MacGowan

I think it's much more radical to see and show things as they look instead of making them somehow subversive through alienation. — Wolfgang Tillmans

My starting point was the search for my identity in foreign places, in places where I am estranged from myself. — Rirkrit Tiravanija

Ask 10 people about their family relationships and at least five of them will report an estrangement. — Amy Dickinson

People need a consistent explanation of the cross of Christ and what it accomplished. Christ's atoning work is the centerpiece of the gospel and the only solution for humanity's estrangement from our Creator. — R. C. Sproul

As I go clowning my sentimental way into eternity, wrestling with all my problems of estrangement and communion, sincerity and simulation, ambition and acquiescence, I shuttle between worrying whether I matter at all and whether anything else matters but me. — Stephen Fry

Politics makes estranged bedfellows. — Goodman Ace

Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others. — Brennan Manning

Now they were as strangers; nay worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted. — Jane Austen

Indeed in nothing is the power of the Dark Lord more clearly shown than in the estrangement that divides all those who still oppose him. — J. R. R. Tolkien

A society in which adults are estranged from the world of children, and often from their own childhood, tends to hear children's speech only as a foreign language, or as a lie. Children have been treated. as congenital fibbers, fakers and fantasisers. — Beatrix Campbell

Emotional, physical, and spiritual estrangement and ontological and religious doubt inform my personality, my thoughts, and my characters, which are, more often than not, masks for my own being and my being in the world - a world that frightens me insofar as I don't understand it. — Norman Lock

All separation, every kind of estrangement and alienation is false. All is one. — Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

The surest sign that two people no longer speak the same language is that both say ironic things to one another but that neither senses the irony. — Friedrich Nietzsche

Is not our chief neurosis - by which I mean our estrangement from nature - our desire to hold fast to what is forever transforming, to freeze the familiar, to submit motion to stasis, to solicit immortality through rigidity. — James Hollis

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