Solitude Quotes

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

Salman Rushdie

No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength.

Jack Kerouac

Make your judgment trustworthy by trusting it. Cultivate regular periods of silence and meditation. The best time to build judgment is in solitude, when you can think out things for yourself without the probability of interruption

Grenville Kleiser

The art of meditation may be exercised at all hours, and in all places; and men of genius, in their walks, at table, and amidst assemblies, turning the eye of the mind inwards, can form an artificial solitude; retired amidst a crowd, calm amidst distraction, and wise amidst folly.

Isaac D'Israeli

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In the ice of solitude man becomes most inexorably a question to himself, and just because the question pitilessly summons and draws into play his most secret life he becomes an experience to himself.

Martin Buber

How sweet to feel its helpless form Depending thus on me alone! And while I hold it safe and warm What bliss to think it is my own! To feel my hand so kindly prest, To know myself beloved at last, To think my heart has found a rest, My life of solitude is past!

Anne Bront

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

Henry David Thoreau

In solitude, when we are least alone.

Lord Byron

Solitude either develops the mental powers, or renders men dull and vicious.

Victor Hugo

Solitude has a healing consoler, friend, companion: it is work.

Berthold Auerbach

Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.

Sydney Smith

In the world a man lives in his own age; in solitude in all ages.

William Mathews

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

Solitude is dangerous to reason, without being favorable to virtue. Remember that the solitary mortal is certainly luxurious, probably superstitious, and possibly mad.

Samuel Johnson
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