“We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and -- in spite of True Romance magazines -- we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely -- at least, not all the time -- but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don't see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.”
This might not be what you were asking for but.. this quote means a lot to me. I had serious depression a while back, because of it I felt so dependent on certain people. When they made comments being rude or hurt me in some way I would only blame myself and spend my days, even weeks, loathing everything and myself.
After I started reading books trying to escape life in general, this quote in the book got to me because it made me realize that no matter how much I depend on people or how much I dwell on their bad treatment towards me, in a while, and at the end of my life I won't have them because overall it was all based on me and it was all my life. After that I focused on myself and realized that only I should matter at that point. One of the most important things I learned why changing myself was realizing that no one can break me down if I don't let them. Those people that let me down or abused me because of my situation, are now all coming back to me for something or want me in their lives because they see how much my life improved. Depression had me crawling for death sometimes, but I realized that my life will never ever be worth their words or even opinions. If I want something different, I have to change it. Will I let people into my life? yes, but only because I want to and because I said so.
Sorry, it's different and sad but I hope it helps you in some way.