Basic human contact - the meeting of eyes, the exchanging of words - is to the psyche what oxygen is to the brain. If you're feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can.
When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before.
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
The road to positivity is strewn with the abandoned vehicles of the faint-hearted.
Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal.
A work of art is never finished. It is merely abandoned.
Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.
Light and funny has a more compelling quality when you're younger. But I haven't abandoned the genre: I love falling down; I love Lucille Ball. It's just that a lot of those stories revolve around problems that I can't convincingly portray at this age.
I've gone through the village of my songwriting and my artistry, and I've gone through lots of different phases, including one where it has been very quiet and abandoned me for a few years.
A person is born with feelings of envy and hate. If he gives way to them, they will lead him to violence and crime, and any sense of loyalty and good faith will be abandoned.
The abandoned infant's cry is rage, not fear.
From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.
Some tribes of birds will relieve and rear up the young and helpless, of their own and other tribes, when abandoned.
Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure.
My whole life I've had the fear that I was going to be abandoned.
As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves.
It was such a paradox for me that the only thing I know how to do is act, but that the first thing I abandoned while writing were the characters
The condition of the tribes which occupy the country set apart for them in the West is highly prosperous, and encourages the hope of their early civilization. They have for the most part abandoned the hunter state and turned their attention to agricultural pursuits.
Love can be put off, never abandoned.
One of the things that makes our military the best in the world is the certain knowledge of each soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine that they can always count on their comrades should they need help - that they will never be abandoned.
At the moment of childbirth, every woman has the same aura of isolation, as though she were abandoned, alone.
Altman was told they wouldn't do the film with me. He could easily have abandoned me, but he stood by me and really bailed me out.
Furthermore, they were constantly informed by all the camp authorities that they had been abandoned by the world: they were beggars and lucky to receive the daily soup of starvation.
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