"Never forget that once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, you recognized yourself as a friend."
--Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat Pray Love'
"People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in."
"People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about."
"She always camouflaged herself as a crowd. I've never been lonely, she said, but sometimes it's hard to think above the noise."