Solitude Quotes

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

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

The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires.

Omar Khayyam

Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, But God to man doth speak in solitude.

John Stuart Blackie

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.


Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.

Robert Cecil

Solitude is the play field of Satan

Vladimir Nabokov

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

Octavio Paz

I owe my solitude to other people.

Alan Watts

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

In solitude, where we are least alone.

Lord Byron

I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind

Albert Einstein

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

Salman Rushdie
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