Indeed, I did not truly "belong" to any school, order, intellectual camaraderie or clique; I did not apply for admission to any of them, let alone did much to deserve an invitation; nor would I be listed by any of them - at least listed unqualifiedly - as "one of us".
— Zygmunt Bauman
Freedom is the slogan of the strong, who feel self confident, self sufficient to do it alone.
— Zygmunt Bauman
When I'm alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument.
— Zsa Zsa Gabor
Your good thoughts, good words and good deeds alone will be your intercessors. Nothing more will be wanted. They alone will serve you as a safe pilot to the harbour of Heaven, as a safe guide to the gates of paradise.
Always the aim for me is making people feel like they are not alone. That's just the greatest feeling.
— Zooey Deschanel
I did not have a date to the prom. I went to my junior prom alone, and my senior prom, I was doing my first movie. I went in a limousine with, like, a bunch of people to my junior prom. It was a group date.
— Zooey Deschanel
I can never understand why I should eat at one or sleep at eleven, if it is, as it often is, my one and my eleven and nobody else's. For, as between the clock and me alone, one and eleven and all other o'clocks are mine and I am not theirs. But I have known men and women living in hotels who would interrupt a sunset to go to dine, or wave away the stars in their courses to go to sleep, merely because the hour had struck.
— Zona Gale
I feel like I am alone when I am in the presence of those I love. It is so freeing and comfortable, you become one with them.
— Zola Jesus
We have souls. And guardian angels. We are never alone. I feel so comforted knowing this.
— Zoe McLellan
When you live alone, your furnishings, your possessions, are always confronting you with the thinness of your existence.
— Zoë Heller
Nothing seems so tragic to one who is old as the death of one who is young, and this alone proves that life is a good thing.
— Zoe Akins
Work alone qualifies us for life.
— Zoe Akins
I was born by myself but carry the spirit and blood of my father, mother and my ancestors. So I am really never alone. My identity is through that line.
— Ziggy Marley
Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.
— Ziad K. Abdelnour
Make your will one! Don't listen with your ears, listen with your mind. No, don't listen with your mind, but listen with your spirit. Listening stops with the ears, the mind stops with recognition, but spirit is empty- and waits on all things. The Way gathers in emptiness alone. Emptiness is the fasting of the mind.
Good order results spontaneously when things are let alone
Therefore, the truly great man, although he does not injure others, does not credit himself with charity and mercy (these are natural to him). He does not seek gain, but does not despise his followers who do. He struggles not for wealth, but does not take credit for leaving it alone... The ranks and emoluments of the world are to him no cause for joy, it's punishments and shame no cause for disgrace.
To regard the fundamental as the essence, to regard things as coarse, to regard accumulation as deficiency, and to dwell quietly alone with the spiritual and the intelligent - herein lie the techniques of Tao of the ancients.
The question is not about whether it will work or not. It's how quickly we can pull it off. Structural change will happen. When economies grow, there comes a time when you cannot rely on investment alone. We had that. The return on investment is becoming less and less. So we have to change. The old model doesn't work anymore. It's a question of speed.
— Zhang Xin
of all the deprivations which afflict humankind, none is more dreadful than loneliness. A corrosive, it eats the heart out. People were meant to live by twos, with someone close with whom to share good and bad, to hear breathing in the dark room at night. Being alone is the one unnatural act.
— Zelda Popkin
Being in love, she concluded, is simply a presentation of our pasts to another individual, mostly packages so unwieldy that we can no longer manage the loosened strings alone.
— Zelda Fitzgerald
I applied, and I got in as a pianist. Their idea in the music department was that pianists, if they were good enough to get in, they were good enough to learn a new instrument. They felt sorry for pianists being alone in the practice room all the time, and they really wanted to socialize us pianists.
— Zeena Parkins
The most incredible gift you can give someone in a video is to help them feel less alone... The things that make us feel the most alone, have the greatest power to connect us
— Ze Frank
Acting alone in a world that's alive in political stirring is to condemn oneself to isolation and probably protracted warfare of the kind that can be dissipating.
— Zbigniew Brzezinski
For a woman to go out alone into architecture is still very, very hard. It's still a man's world.
— Zaha Hadid
Drugs are fine for you alone at home, but when it comes to being a family, which a band is, it just messes everything up.
— Zachary Cole Smith
I'm proud of The Hangover, but to be in movies like this, which are really the only places I can get work, it's really quite the opposite of what I am. I like sensitive art-house movies. I'm not even much of a partier. I mean, I'll drink myself into oblivion alone in my car.
— Zach Galifianakis
I purposely try to hire people who are really self-motivated and good at what they do, and then I just leave them alone.
— Yvon Chouinard
I believe there is little to gain by exchanging opinions with other artists concerning either the ideology of art or technical methods. Very much alone in my work, I am almost jealous of it. Geography has no bearing on it, nor have the interests of the community in which I work.
— Yves Tanguy
I was always creatively stubborn, adverse to editing by others, and wanted to use the kind of Ukrainian we spoke among ourselves rather than the more artificial prescribed literary Ukrainian. The problem was the greatest in prose, where editors would change my language because "it sounded better this way." My poetry they left alone probably out of deference to that hallowed genre.
— Yuriy Tarnawsky
Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another.
— Yuri Kochiyama
I tend to get lonely a lot. That is probably why I try to write about different things when I am alone. I feel that it is a good time to organize in various ways and I should often try something new with patience.
I walk around a lot secretly. Even when I use a car, I park it briefly and walk. It seems that I still need some time alone to think and sort out things myself.
Though people see me in a good light all the time, I turn off my phone and take time to have a good conversation with myself while enjoying nature alone when I'm having a hard time.
We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Everything in-between is a gift.
— Yul Brynner
What transforms this world is - knowledge. Do you see what I mean? Nothing else can change anything in this world. Knowledge alone is capable of transforming the world, while at the same time leaving it exactly as it is. When you look at the world with knowledge, you realize that things are unchangeable and at the same time are constantly being transformed.
— Yukio Mishima
If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity. But I mean by vanity only that they appreciate their own worth. Without this kind of vanity they would not be great. And with vanity alone, of course, a man is nothing.
— Yousuf Karsh
If it's a likeness, alone, it's not a success. If, through my portraits, you can come to know the subjects more meaningfully, if it synthesizes your feelings toward someone whose work has imprinted itself on your mind-if you see a photograph and say, 'Yes, this is the person,' with a little new insight-that is a beautiful experience.
— Yousuf Karsh
I've also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
— Yousuf Karsh
Life and death, union and separation, follow hard upon one another. Nothing is steadfast but the will, nothing endures but one's achievements. These alone count in life.
— Yoshida Shoin