One of the reasons crave love, and seek it so desperately, is that love is
the only cure for loneliness, and shame, and sorrow. But some feelings sink
so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again.
Some truths about yourself are so painful that only shame can help you with
them. And some things are just so sad that only your soul can do the crying
for you.

From Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts