Isolation quotes

21 isolation quotes, film quotes, movie lines, taglines
  • “I exist only to protect Krypton. That is the sole purpose for which I was born. And every action I take, no matter how violent or how cruel, is for the greater good of my people. And now... I have no people. My soul, that is what you have taken from me!”

    Michael Shannon - General Zod
    [Tag:defense, isolation]
  • “I was used to being by myself, but I have never felt more alone.”

    Emma Stone - Olive
    [Tag:isolation, solitude]
  • “Many writers do everything in their power to insulate themselves from the common man, from where they live, from where they trade, from where they fight and love and converse and... and... so naturally their work suffers and regresses into empty formalism.”
    John Turturro - Barton Fink
    [Tag:isolation, writers, writing]
  • “I'm not sick. I just need space.”

    Charles Grodin - George Maitlin
    [Tag:isolation]
  • “- Kathy Sheppard: You set your life up like one of your chessboards. You're impassable. You've become trapped behind your defenses. You're cut off from everybody around you.
    - Peter Sanderson: What are you talking about? You don't know me.
    - Kathy Sheppard: Does anyone?”

    Diane Lane - Kathy Sheppard
    Christopher Lambert - Peter Sanderson
    [Tag:awareness, isolation, self-examination]
  • “Except that's the one thing movies don't tell you, how shitty it feels to be an outcast.”

    Emma Stone - Olive
    [Tag:isolation, movie, rejection]
  • “My name is Robert Neville. I am a survivor living in New York City. I will be at the SouthStreet Seaport everyday at mid-day, when the sun is highest in the sky. If you are out there... if anyone is out there... I can provide food, I can provide shelter, I can provide security. If there's anybody out there... anybody... please. You are not alone.”
    Will Smith - Neville
    [Tag:helping, isolation]
  • “- Natalie Keener: The isolation, the traveling is that supposed to be charming?
    - Ryan Bingham: No, it's simply a life choice.
    - Natalie Keener: It's a cocoon of self-banishment.”

    Anna Kendrick - Natalie Keener
    George Clooney - Ryan Bingham
    [Tag:isolation, traveling]
  • “- Enid: Aren't you going to get that?
    - Seymour: Let the machine get it. I have no desire to talk to anyone who might be calling me.”

    Thora Birch - Enid
    Steve Buscemi - Seymour
    [Tag:isolation, talking, telephone]
  • - Jay: Let's have a butt.
    - Max: No thanks, I don't smoke.
    - Ernie "Ice": They're very health conscious in Los Angeles.
    - Jay: You got any cash? Hollywood?
    - Max: No.
    - Ernie "Ice": Gee, we don't get any smokes from you. We don't get any cash. What am I supposed to do with my afternoon?
    - Max: Maybe you could learn to breathe through your nose.

    Tobias Jelinek - Jay
    Omri Katz - Max
    Larry Bagby - Ernie 'ice'
    [Tag:isolation, problems, sarcasm]
  • “I feel the universe functioning perfectly but I'm still perfectly locked inside myself. Instead of oneness, I feel isolation.”
    Kyle MacLachlan - Ray Manzarek
    [Tag:isolation]
  • Hello, Casey. Where ya gonna go, huh? The class wuss... eternal little loser who comes to school everyday knowing this is it. You've been labeled 'pathetic' since first grade and you're afraid it's going to bleed over for the rest of your life.”
    Shawn Hatosy - Delilah Profitt
    [Tag:isolation, school]
  • “- Dr. Norman Goodman: I would be happy if Jerry had no emotions whatsoever. Because the thing of it is once you go down that road... here's Jerry, an emotional being cooped up for 300 years with no one to talk to... none of the socialization, the emotional growth that comes from contact with other emotional beings...
    - Dr. Harry Adams: So...?
    -...” (continue)
    (continue reading)

    Dustin Hoffman - Dr. Norman Goodman
    Samuel L. Jackson - Dr. Harry Adams
    [Tag:emotion, isolation, madness]
  • “They live in the vastness of the Kalahari in small family groups. One family of Bushmen might meet up with another once in a few years, but for the most part they live in complete isolation, unaware there are other people in the world. In the deep Kalahari, there are Bushmen who have never seen or heard of civilized man.”
    Paddy O'Byrne - Narrator
    [Tag:civilization, isolation, living]
  • “Seven are now dead and nobody knows how many more are dying, or how fast. These are the men who returned home to be interrogated as if a crime had been committed, questioned, even while undergoing treatment for radiation poisoning, locked up and denied access to wives and families but they and their comrades saved K-19 and maybe, just maybe,...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Liam Neeson - Capt. Mikhail Polenin
    [Tag:crime, death, isolation]
  • “- Doralee Rhodes: You know... I just don't get it, Dwayne.
    - Dwayne Rhodes: What's that, honey?
    - Doralee Rhodes: I'm as nice as I know how to be to every single person in that office. Everyone treats me like a... bastard at a family reunion.”

    Dolly Parton - Doralee Rhodes
    Jeffrey Douglas Thomas - Dwayne Rhodes
    [Tag:discrimination, isolation, office]
  • “I am acutely conscious sometimes of my own isolation, even in the midst of people. And I often give up hope of ever being able to really communicate with them. It is not only the sort of isolation that every writer or artist must experience in the creativemood if he is to create anything at all. It is like a black cloud sweeping down on me...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Cyril Cusack - Lord Castlewelland
    [Tag:isolation]
  • “Keep driving till we find a nice little town. These towns out in the desert, you know why they got there? People wanted to get away from somewhere else. The desert's for startin' over.”
    Brian Cox - James Brogan
    [Tag:desert, isolation, peace]
  • “Greendale is a bodaciously small town, Lane. A fly speck on the map, a rest stop on the way to the ski slope. I can't even get real drugs here!”
    Curtis Armstrong - Charles De Mar
    [Tag:city, isolation]
  • “To keep from going crazy, you have to cut yourself off from the outside world, just not think about it.”
    Robert De Niro - Noodles
    [Tag:isolation, madness]
  • “- Garry: You reach anybody, yet?
    - Windows: Reach anybody? We're a thousand miles from nowhere, man, and it's gonna get a hell of a lot worse before it gets any better!”

    Donald Moffat - Garry
    Thomas G. Waites - Windows
    [Tag:isolation, place]
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