Alienated Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Alienated Quotes from Robert Harris, Adrianne Lenker, John Logan, Raymond Loewy, Robert Crumb. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

I think a lot of us feel, when we look at the Dow Jones

I think a lot of us feel, when we look at the Dow Jones plunging, alienated – you do feel as if we’re in the grip of some alien force that slipped human control.
Robert Harris
I had a band and I didn’t go to high school, all my friends were older than me. It was pretty cool to have such a focus at that age, but also it alienated me from a lot of people my age. So I felt pretty lonely and I didn’t really have many friends when I was a kid.
Adrianne Lenker
Personally speaking, growing up as a gay man before it was as socially acceptable as it is now, I knew what it was to feel different, to feel alienated and to feel not like everyone else. But the very same thing that made me monstrous to some people also empowered me and made me who I was.
John Logan
I alienated the automotive industry by saying that cars should be lightweight and compact.
Raymond Loewy
The French hold onto their traditions. I was always so alienated in America. My work was this constant reaction to that.
Robert Crumb
As I began to discover my own truth and endeavored to possess it with clarity, I became more and more alienated from that which my companions held, or professed to hold.
Juan Goytisolo
It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education – aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness – presented alienated forms of our true historical being.
Hans-Georg Gadamer
No matter who you are, you’re gonna feel alienated by somebody.
Denzel Curry
Unless the law issues from all of the people, some of the people will feel left out. They will come to feel alienated. They will be angry. And this will not be a cohesive democracy.
Janet Reno
One of the reasons people feel so alienated from the American political process is in the fights we get in here in Washington, no one’s ever talking about them and the challenges they’re going through.
Marco Rubio
The conscious process is reflected in the imagination; the unconscious process is expressed as karma, the generation of actions divorced from thinking and alienated from feeling.
William Irwin Thompson
Joy doesn’t betray but sustains activism. And when you face a politics that aspires to make you fearful, alienated and isolated, joy is a fine initial act of insurrection.
Rebecca Solnit
I embrace the middle ground, because curiously it has more edge to it than the cutting edge. It has been a weirdly neglected path for the audience of contemporary art. Im making art not for people who dont like art, but for people who are interested but maybe alienated by the more esoteric pieces.
Grayson Perry
President Bush’s war on Iraq is viewed broadly in Islamic communities as an attack on Islam, and thus the President has alienated a large part of one fifth of the world’s population.
John Olver
Although I hold a German passport, I feel very much alienated when I’m there.
W. G. Sebald
We have for the past year and undoubtedly will be for the next year, dealing with an electorate that is more alienated and more cynical than at any point in modern time.
Robert Teeter
Authority has to exist before it can be limited, and it is authority that is in scarce supply in those modernizing countries where government is at the mercy of alienated intellectuals, rambunctious colonels, and rioting students.
Ferdinand Marcos
I think most writers feel like they’re on the outside looking in much of the time. All of us feel, to a certain extent, alienated from the stuff going on around us.
Mark Haddon
I have always written about characters who fall somewhere in the spectrum between solitary and totally alienated.
Nicole Krauss
I got to a point where I referred to myself as Dolores of the Cranberries instead of myself because I alienated my real self from what I became so much.
Dolores O’Riordan
I’ve put out a lot of stuff that just confused and alienated people: a huge chunk of songs that were verbal and musical challenges to myself, thoughts I was keeping myself busy with, nothing I had any intention of anybody grasping onto.
Lou Barlow
People who feel alienated have little trust in the institutions of our society. This adds to the wider sense of disaffection and makes it more difficult for our politics to work.
Hilary Benn
Donald Trump will become president even after losing the popular vote in our November elections by a wide margin. To govern effectively, he must appeal to a broader base than what he campaigned on and avoid the divisive rhetoric that alienated so many Americans.
Raja Krishnamoorthi
Poetry and fiction have grieved for a century now over the loss of some vitality which they think they see in a past from which we are by now irrevocably alienated.
Guy Davenport
In many ways I’m similar to Barack Obama, who also has a strange name but was raised by a white American mother. His background is far more complicated than his name would suggest. Furthermore, the fact that I was a child during the hostage crisis has caused me to equate being Iranian with being alienated.
Said Sayrafiezadeh
Even non-democratic allies no longer trust America. Barack Obama has alienated our most important and longest standing Arab allies, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Both the anti-Muslim Brotherhood and the anti-Iran Arab states have lost respect for him.
Dennis Prager
Surreal can be exciting and good, and it can be like living inside an alien landscape, and it can be completely interesting, or you can be alienated from your own life – inside your own life, it doesn’t feel familiar any more.
New Labour has systematically alienated section after section of the coalition we need to win and retain power.
John McDonnell
Just like multiplex theatres, the industry had become divided, making films that alienated one kind of audience or another. It was really time to come out of the niche and make something that, at a certain level, clicked with everyone. ‘Wanted’ did just that. It opened the gates once more.
Boney Kapoor
Kids today are really so alienated from the source of food. If they are going to nourish themselves properly, if they are going to safeguard this environment we have and the economy that goes with it and world hunger that goes with it, they need to know about food.
Lidia Bastianich
Positive emotion alienated from the exercise of character leads to emptiness, to inauthenticity, to depression, and, as we age, to the gnawing realization that we are fidgeting until we die.
Martin Seligman
Just by making a decision to stay out of politics, you are making the decision to allow others to shape politics and exert power over you. And if you are alienated from the current political system, then just by staying out of it, if you do nothing to change it, you simply entrench it.
Joan Kirner
I felt alienated at school, and I never did well with girls.
Burt Bacharach
At school, I never had a hold on English history, and cheder was a place run by sadistic incompetents, so I felt alienated from the Jewish part of my past.
Clive Sinclair
This idea of feminism as a party to which only a select few people get to come – this is why so many women, particularly women of colour, feel alienated from mainstream western academic feminism. Because don’t we want it to be mainstream?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
When I was in high school, I felt totally alienated from the world, but I loved movies. They were my escape, but coming from a disadvantaged community, I never knew that filmmaking was an option for me. A program like School of Doc would have been a game-changer.
Roger Ross Williams
When you stop to think about it, so many films today where we don’t have that kind of contact are films about alienation. About alienated feelings. We are much more alienated from our colleagues nowadays.
Elmer Bernstein
So I, for one, didn’t feel alienated by what happened in 77.
Peter Hammill
There are people so alienated from the mainstream of American culture that it’s like a parallel universe. They don’t expect anything but trouble from the square world. Every time they interact with that world, they’re given a ticket, sent to jail, drafted. It’s never good. So they live by a separate value system.
Daniel Woodrell
I’ve been thinking about the distorted view of science that prevails in our culture. I’ve been wondering about this, because our civilization is completely dependent on science and high technology, yet most of us are alienated from science.
Ann Druyan
‘You’re not alone’ can be a great thing to hear when you’re feeling quite despondent and alienated from the world and yourself. But if you’re someone who’s been completely overwrought with the intensity of life and the world, getting some space to be alone can be one of the things you crave most.
Andrew W.K.
Remember Graham Green’s dictum that childhood is the bank balance of the writer? I think that all writers feel alienated. Most of us go back to an alienated childhood in some way or another. I know that I do.
John le Carre
Canada remains alienated from its allies, shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree, unable to influence events. There is no upside to the position Canada took.
Stephen Harper
I don’t feel alienated from American culture, but I understand people who do.
John Podhoretz
I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money.
Cat Stevens
I had no work after ‘Gangster’ for two years, and my sister Rangoli met with an accident that destroyed her looks. My struggle with my parents combined with the industry not accepting me made me feel alienated.
Kangana Ran
Leaving the single market, making communities poorer and more alienated, is not the way to deal with public concerns about immigration, most of which comes from outside the E.U.
Chuka Umunna
I grew up in a very small conservative town and as a result there were a lot of people who didn’t like what I did. So I would say for anyone who is dealing with bullying, regardless if it’s not to do with being a medium, I know what it’s like to be alienated and feel different.
Tyler Henry
I’ve always felt alienated. I realized that I’ve been terrified my entire life. So I can identify that fear which drives so many of the people that I write about.
Hubert Selby, Jr.
With ‘Greenberg,’ I wanted to make a movie about Los Angeles… my great love for it and also the way that I felt not at home and alienated there.
Noah Baumbach