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Each man and all men together–is alone in his loneliness and no one is entitled to individual loneliness, and all men lumped together make up a “lonely mass” without names and without heroes.

Gunter Grass – The Tin Drum

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No man is an island,
No man stands alone,
Each man’s joy is joy to me,
Each man’s grief is my own.

We need one another,
So I will defend,
Each man as my brother,
Each man as my friend.

I saw the people gather,
I heard the music start,
The song that they were singing,
Is ringing in my heart.

No man is an island,
Way out in the blue,
We all look to the one above,
For our strength to renew.

When I help my brother,
Then I know that I,
Plant the seed of friendship,
That will never die.

Joan Baez : No Man Is an Island

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All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated…As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness….No man is an island, entire of itself…any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

John Donne (1572-1631) : Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, Meditation XVII

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Things come to pass, and sometimes they pass you by.
You feel cold and lonely and alone, and yet you go on.
Heck you don’t really have a choice now do you?
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— not much left for me to say after all this i guess —

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Listening to: The Who – Behind Blue Eyes

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Written by iNKV

February 2, 2008 at 10:01

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