Solitude Quotes

Who knows what true loneliness is -- not the conventional word, but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion. Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant. For an instant only. No human being could bear a steady view of moral solitude without going mad.

Joseph Conrad

Solitude is certainly a fine thing; but there is pleasure in having someone who can answer, from time to time, that it is a fine thing.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

Even if loving meant leaving, or solitude, or sorrow, love was worth every penny of its price.

Paulo Coelho

The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.

John Lubbock

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

Our social relationships are limited, most of the time, to gossip and criticizing people's behavior. This observation slowly pushed me to isolate from the so-called social life. My days pass by in solitude.

Ingmar Bergman

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

Aphra Behn

The most dangerous aspect of present-day life is the dissolution of the feeling of individual responsibility. Mass solitude has done away with any difference between the internal and the external, between the intellectual and the physical.

Eugenio Montale

Solitude is an audience-chamber with God

Walter S. Landor

Solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom.

Colette

Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost.

Kevin Patterson

It is easy in the world to live after the worlds 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

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

Dag Hammarskjld

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

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Prayer is an end to isolation. It is living our daily life with someone; with him who alone can deliver us from solitude.

Georges Lefevre

Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being.

John Updike

Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.

Laurence Sterne

Wholesome solitude, the nurse of sense!

Alexander Pope

Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.

Buddha

To seek solitude like a wild animal. That is my only ambition.

Dalai Lama

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

Laurence Sterne

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.

Thomas Edison

Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living.

C.G.Jung

Only in solitude do we raise our hearts to the Heart of the Universe

Miguel de Yunamunojugo

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