When I come across a quote I love, and which is so true that it hits home (home being where the heart is), I often tell Cupid to get lost while I grab a pen, because in my heart….
Yes, I want to be alone so I can write down said truth on whatever scrap of paper is handy before I get distracted and forget it….even then, I often don’t recall where I left that lovely quote, and Cupid will call me stupid (but then, aren’t we all when Cupid is involved?).
Anyway, I haven’t written a post since I got home from the (soap) opera six days of our lives ago, so today I thought I’d seek out and gather up some of the bold and beautiful quotations I misplaced, for you alone (you ARE alone, aren’t you?):
“I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.” –Audrey Hepburn, actress
“In Genesis, it says that it is not good for a man to be alone, but sometimes it is a great relief. –John Barrymore, actor
“Solitude is un-American.” –Erica Jong, novelist and poet
“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” –Blaise Pascal, writer, inventor, and theologian
“The trouble with opera in the United States is that it is trying to sell caviar to a hamburger-eating country.” –Helen Traubel, opera singer
“Opera: a play about life in another world whose inhabitants have no speech but song, no motions but gestures, and no postures but attitudes.” –Ambrose Bierce
“Opera: where anything that is too stupid to be spoken, is sung.” –Voltaire
“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.” –Aldous Huxley
“It’s no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.” –Mark Twain
“There is a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.” –Maya Angelou
I will close with a timely quote in which the words alone, opera, and truth do not appear….but I would say that truer words were never spoken (despite who said them):
“Democracy counts heads without regard to what’s in them.” –Lenin