the words ‘alone’, ‘lonely’ and ‘loneliness’

are three of the most powerful words in the english language. those words say that we are human; they are like the words hunger and thirst. but they are not words about the body, they are words about the soul…

…there is an entire world inside yourself, and if you let yourself, you can get so deep inside it, you will forget the way to the surface. other people keep our souls alive, just like food and water does with our body.

– attributed to Don Miller