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It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
~By Jodie Foster ~


Solitude begets whimsies.
~By Mary Wortley Montagu ~


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.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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.
~By Leo Szilard ~


Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It 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.
~By Paul Tillich ~


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


Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost.
~By Kevin Patterson ~


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


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


Love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other.
~By Han Suyin ~


Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
~By William Powell ~


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.
~By Paul Brunton ~


Fortunately art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.
~By Allen Ginsberg ~


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


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


I would advise you to write, my dear friend, because with your active nature, solitude is simply intolerable to you, and after some time your solitude would become perhaps attractive if you were to people it with creatures of your own fancy.
~By Wilfrid Laurier ~


I really do work in solitude.
~By Donna Tartt ~


Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
~By Rainer Maria Rilke ~


I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.
~By Rainer Maria Rilke ~


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.
~By Salvatore Quasimodo ~


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


But in the end, in the end one is alone. We are all of us alone. I mean I'm told these days we have to consider ourselves as being in society... but in the end one knows one is alone, that one lives at the heart of a solitude.
~By Harold Bloom ~


Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
~By Moliere ~


There's a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.
~By Tom Hanks ~


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


Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.
~By Sydney Smith ~


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


With Jackson there was quiet solitude. Just to sit and look at the landscape. An inner quietness. After dinner, to sit on the back porch and look at the light. No need for talking. For any kind of communication.
~By Lee Krasner ~


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


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


Silence and solitude are more distracting to me than chatter and commotion.
~By Marilu Henner ~


I don't mind solitude. I love talking to other people, but I do need my space.
~By Iris Chang ~


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


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.
~By William Wordsworth ~


The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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


God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly.
~By Paul Valery ~


A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.
~By Mason Cooley ~


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.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
~By Sidonie Gabrielle Colette ~


It's hard to spend years at a time working in total solitude with no reality-check.
~By Russell Banks ~


I owe my solitude to other people.
~By Alan Watts ~


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


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.
~By Thomas de Quincey ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Rainer Maria Rilke ~


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


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


My public life is before you; and I know you will believe me when I say, that when I sit down in solitude to the labours of my profession, the only questions I ask myself are, What is right? What is just? What is for the public good?
~By Joseph Howe ~


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


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


Imagination, the traitor of the mind, has taken my solitude and slain it.
~By Robinson Jeffers ~


Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
~By Thomas Mann ~


In my solitude, many miles from men and houses, I am in a childishly happy and carefree state of mind, which you are incapable of understanding unless someone explains it to you.
~By Knut Hamsun ~


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


One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


I needed to be in the bush. There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus. That's where my heart lies.
~By Mark Burnett ~


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


The human voice cannot mount up into these boundless solitudes.
~By Alberto Santos Dumont ~


Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is.
~By William Jay ~


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.
~By Jorge Luis Borges ~


Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.
~By Giacomo Leopardi ~


Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
~By Abraham Cowley ~


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


Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


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


Solitude is pleasant. Loneliness is not.
~By Anna Neagle ~


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


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


We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon, to the most bitter solitude.
~By Salvatore Quasimodo ~


Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss.
~By Guru Nanak ~


Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid.
~By Karl Kraus ~


But the delights of solitude don't only consist of dreaming. Next in enjoyment, I think, comes planning.
~By Anna Neagle ~


Solitude is un-American.
~By Erica Jong ~


To be exempt from the Passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing Solitude.
~By Richard Steele ~


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.
~By William Cowper ~


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


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


I didn't choose solitude.
~By Klaus Kinski ~


Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
~By Augusten Burroughs ~


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


The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.
~By Allen Ginsberg ~


The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
~By Omar Khayyam ~


In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
~By Aphra Behn ~


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


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


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


Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.
~By Alice Koller ~


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


No matter how much we love our family and friends, a part of us needs the occasional moment of solitude as a plant needs water. It is the inmost core of each of us that, that part which nobody can define but which we all recognize because it never changes.
~By Anna Neagle ~


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


Solitude is the place of purification.
~By Martin Buber ~


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


One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
~By Stendhal ~


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


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.
~By Paul Tillich ~

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