Solitude Quotes

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

Albert Einstein

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

Francis Bacon, Sr

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

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

Miguel de Unamuno

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills

Joseph Roux

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

Albert Einstein

In solitude, where we are least alone.

Lord Byron

Solitude is often the best society


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

I owe my solitude to other people.

Alan Watts

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

Octavio Paz

Solitude is the play field of Satan

Vladimir Nabokov

Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.

Robert Browning

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

Robert Cecil

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.


The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires.

Omar Khayyam

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 best thinking has been done in solitude.

Thomas Alva Edison

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

James Russell Lowell

Solitude is the playfield of Satan.

Vladimir Nabokov

Solitude is a kind of freedom.

Umberto Eco

I love people. I love my family, my children... but inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.

Pearl S. Buck

The secret of solitude is that there is no solitude.

Joseph Cook

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

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Updated On : September 30, 2013
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