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I am greatly pleased with the public, authentic isolation in which we two, you and I, now find ourselves. It is wholly in accord with our attitude and our principles.

Karl Marx (1818-1883) German philosopher and political economist.

It isn't the oceans which cut us off from the world -- it's the American way of looking at things.

Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.

Not only does democracy make every man forget his ancestors, but also clouds their view of their descendants and isolates them from their contemporaries. Each man is for ever thrown back on himself alone, and there is danger that he may be shut up in the solitude of his own heart.

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1889) French social philosopher.

We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) American playwright.