Solitude Quotes

Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.

May Sarton

Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude.

Paul Tillich

Solitude is bearable only with God

Andre Gide

Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid

Karl Kraus

Solitude is the place of purification.

Martin Buber

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills

Joseph Roux

Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.

Miguel de Unamuno

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

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god

Francis Bacon, Sr

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

Albert Einstein

From the solitude of the wood, Man has passed to the more dreadful solitude of the heart.

Loren Eiseley

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

Anna Neagle

A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.

Walter Savage Landor

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

Goodbye, goodbye, I hate the word. Solitude has long since turned brown and withered, sitting bitter in my mouth and heavy in my veins.

R.M. Grenon

For me and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization. To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and the beauty of undefined panoramas is absolutely essential to happiness.

Bob Marshall

L.A. is the ultimate anonymous city: except when you choose not to be, you are generally alone. New Yorkers are never alone. It's surprising that street crime happens here at all, since muggings and rapes require solitude for the proper intimacy between criminal and victim, and in New York you have to go looking for a genuinely deserted block of street. Furthermore, whereas at night it can get dark in some parts of L.A., New Yorkers are never without light, at least the artificial kind.

David Klinghoffer

There is no solitude in the world like that of the big city.

Kathleen Norris

The secret of solitude is that there is no solitude.

Joseph Cook

Solitude is a kind of freedom.

Umberto Eco

Solitude is the playfield of Satan.

Vladimir Nabokov

Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character.

James Russell Lowell

The best thinking has been done in solitude.

Thomas Alva Edison

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