This past September when I was in Riverside Park, I encountered a house sparrow. She appeared to be a loner (as seen in the photographs above).
Then, before I made my way to The Hudson River, I spotted yet another loner; a squirrel, who appeared to enjoy his/her supper, by being alone, as evidenced below.
I suppose a trip to the riverside, at least in NYC, is not complete without seeing a river rat. True to form for this creature type, a representative let his/her presence be known, as seen below.
According to a Google Search Page, Garbo claims "I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said, 'I want to be left alone.' There is all the difference."
In this clip, she clearly says, I want to be alone, but perhaps Garbo's referring to something else in her statement, "There is all the difference."
Whatever the case may have been with Garbo, I think the female as well as the male sparrow, who I've mentioned here, and, the squirrel, plus the river rat, were probably in agreement with Garbo's disclaimer, I want to be left alone.' There is all the difference."