Quote by Michael Chabon
Wie viele einsame Kinder war sein Problem nicht die Einsamkeit an sich, sondern dass er nie allein gelassen wurde, um sie zu geniessen.
This quote suggests that for many lonely children, the real problem is not the loneliness itself, but the fact that they were never allowed to be alone in order to enjoy their solitude. In other words, being constantly surrounded by others prevented them from appreciating the benefits of being alone and finding inner peace. The quote implies that being alone doesn't necessarily equate to loneliness, and that solitude can be a valuable and enriching experience.
Of a truth, Knowledge is power, but it is a power reined by scruple, having a conscience of what must be and what may be; whereas Ignorance is a blind giant who, let him but wax unbound, would make it a sport to seize the pillars that hold up the long-wrought fabric of human good, and turn all the places of joy as dark as a buried Babylon.