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by Maya Angelou

Alone Isolation Quotes

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Quote #4

They've got expensive doctors
To cure their hearts of stone. (18-19)

It turns out that our typical methods of fixing problems – like hiring a doctor or a shrink – won't solve this sort of isolation. The heart doctors don't actually address this kind of heart – the metaphorical heart, which deals with all of our caring and loving.

Quote #5

The race of man is suffering (30)

Don't worry. You're not alone. Everyone feels alone. And that's the weird paradox of this poem: everyone is isolated. We're all isolated together.

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