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Solitude Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Solitude

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Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

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The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life
stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


 

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
We are for the most part more lonely
when we go abroad among men
than when we stay in our chambers.
A man thinking or working is always alone,
let him be where he will.
- Henry David Thoreau

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

I never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

The more powerful and original a mind,
the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
- Aldous Huxley

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude.
It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
- Louis Aragon

Balance activity with serenity,
wealth with simplicity,
persistence with innovation,
community with solitude,
familiarity with adventure,
constancy with change,
leading with following.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
- Robert Browning

I love to be alone.
I never found the companion
that was so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered
from the anguish of loneliness.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

I feel the same way about solitude as some people
feel about the blessing of the church.
It's the light of grace for me.
I never close my door behind me without the awareness
that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.
- Peter Hoeg

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

Violent passions are formed in solitude.
In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.
- Henry Home

In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space,
eternity, life and death.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.
- Robert Cecil

A creation of importance can only be produced when
its author isolates himself,
it is a child of solitude.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is
to truly embrace your solitude.
- Jeanne Moreau

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings
to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Conversation enriches the understanding,
but solitude is the school of genius.
- Edward Gibbon

Solitude, though it may be silent as light,
is like light, the mightiest of agencies;
for solitude is essential to man.
All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
- Thomas de Quincey

I was thinking, too, of Superman and his fortress of solitude.
- Michael Chabon

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
- Aristotle

I'm pretty social so it's hard for me to find solitude,
but I need to have solitude to write.
- Catie Curtis

Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time.
And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline.
- Peter Benchley

From the night, his solitude, the poet finds day and
starts a diary that is lethal to the inert.
The dark landscape yields a dialogue.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Wit is a weapon.
Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority.
But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin,
usually in solitude.
- Frank Muir

The best thinking has been done in solitude.
The worst has been done in turmoil.
- Thomas A. Edison

Mass communication, radio, and especially television,
have attempted, not without success,
to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection.
- Eugenio Montale

O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen
in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms,
Than reign in this horrible place.
- William Cowper

We need society, and we need solitude also,
as we need summer and winter, day and night,
exercise and rest.
- Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Solitude begets whimsies.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
- Jean de la Bruyere

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world,
and droop.
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
how gracious, how benign in solitude.
- William Wordsworth

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs

Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness.
The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.
- Paul Brunton

Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future.
Rather, it is a deepening of the present,
and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.
- Thomas Merton

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
- Moliere

God is absence.
God is the solitude of man.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.
- Liv Tyler

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society
is wholesome for the character.
- James Russell Lowell

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition.
Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
- Octavio Paz

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of
the night without thinking that the night pleases us
because it suppresses idle details,
just as our memory does.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Life is the desert, life the solitude,
death joins us to the great majority.
- Edward Young

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
- Stendhal

During my solitude, conflicting thoughts increased;
but much exercise of soul had the effect of causing
the scriptures to gain complete ascendancy over me.
- John Nelson Darby

In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation;
now it is my friend.
What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
- Charles de Gaulle

Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection
to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
- Barbara de Angelis

There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude,
and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult;
that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

I owe my solitude to other people.
- Alan Watts

I really do work in solitude.
- Donna Tartt

Be able to be alone.
Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
- Thomas Browne

I can write best in the silence and solitude of the night,
when everyone has retired.
- Zane Grey

Do your work for six years; but in the seventh,
go into solitude or among strangers,
so that the memory of your friends does not hinder
you from being what you have become.
- Leo Szilard

What one writer can make in the solitude of one room
is something no power can easily destroy.
- Salman Rushdie

A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
- Walter Savage Landor

Solitude is pleasant.
Loneliness is not.
- Anna Neagle

Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.
- Jeremy Collier

The conductor's stand is not a continent of power,
but rather an island of solitude.
- Riccardo Muti


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