“I would advise you to write, my dear friend, because with your active nature, solitude is simply intolerable to you, and after some time your solitude would become perhaps attractive if you were to people it with creatures of your own fancy."
- Wilfrid Laurie
" Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self."
"The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude."
"I owe my solitude to other people."
"The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.."
"A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free."
"As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness."
- Henry David Thoreau
Kinuko Y. Craft
"Aside from what it teaches you, there is simply the indescribable degree of peace that can be achieved on a sailing vessel at sea. I guess a combination of hard work and the seemingly infinite expanse of the sea - the profound solitude - that does it for me. "
"Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man."
"Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone. Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves; that firm strand which will be the indispensable center of a whole web of human relationships."
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh
"Solitude is the place where we can connect with profound bonds that are deeper that the emergency bonds of fear and anger. "
"Solitude is the profoundest facct of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone"
"Everyone needs solitude, especially a person who is used to thinking about what she experiences. Solitude is very important in my work as a mode of inspiration, but isolation is not good in this respect.I am not writing poetry about isolation"
"There's a difference between solitude and loneliness"
"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature. "
"I didn't choose solitude "
"Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away "
-Barbara de Angelis
"Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss. "
"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 along and leave it alone. "
-Thomas de Quincey
"Solitude is very different from a 'time-out' from our busy lives. Solitude is the very ground from which community grows. Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we interact with each other directly, we are potentially opened for a deeper intimacy with each other.But in the end, in the end one is alone."
"We are all of us alone. I mean I'm told these days we have to consider ourselves as being in society...but in the end one knows one is alone, that one lives at the heart of a solitude."
"The youth is the hope of our future. "
"Age considers;youth ventures."
Edward Kinsella III
"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god."
"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."