Quotes by desolation

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  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    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.
  • Bruce Chatwin
    Bruce Chatwin
    English travel writer, novelist and journalist 1940-1989
    Bruce Chatwin
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    The history of Buenos Aires is written in its telephone directory. Pompey Romanov, Emilio Rommel, Crespina D. Z. de Rose, Ladislao Radziwil, and Elizabeta Marta Callman de Rothschild - five names taken at random from among the R's - told a story of exile, desolation, disillusion, and anxiety behind lace curtains.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
    James Baldwin
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    There is a fearful splendor in absolute desolation.
  • Herman Melville
    Herman Melville
    American author 1819-1891
    Herman Melville
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    When I think of this life I have led; the desolation of solitude it has been; the masoned, walled-town of a Captain's exclusiveness, which admits but small entrance to any sympathy from the green country without - oh, weariness! heaviness! Guinea-coast slavery of solitary command!
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