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80 Greatest Quotes About Solitude


I am happiest when I am alone. Jackie Kennedy
I have an immense appetite for solitude, like an infant for sleep, and if I don't get enough for this year, I shall cry all the next. . Henry David Thoreau
Solitude well practiced will break the power of busyness, haste, isolation, & loneliness. Dallas Willard
I like solitude. I like the anomalous life. I like a quiet life. Eric Clapton
Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions. Robert Fulghum
I need solitude for my writing; not 'like a hermit' - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man. Franz Kafka
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. Aldous Huxley
That inward eye/ Which is the bliss of solitude. William Wordsworth
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. Albert Einstein
Orlando naturally loved solitary places, vast views, and to feel himself for ever and ever and ever alone. Virginia Woolf
Don't be scared to walk alone. Don't be scared to like it. John Mayer
being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right. Charles Bukowski
Lonely was much better than alone. Toni Morrison
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. Francis Bacon
Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god. Aristotle
Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss. Guru Nanak
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If from society we learn to live, solitude should teach us how to die. Lord Byron
For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose. Marcus Aurelius
All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others. Virginia Woolf
I owe my solitude to other people. Alan Watts
I do not want to be admired. I want to give, to be given, and solitude in which to unfold my possessions. Virginia Woolf
But there is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question. Thomas Merton
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. May Sarton
Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance. Jules Verne
May you be surrounded by friends and family, and if this is not your lot, may the blessings find you in your solitude. Leonard Cohen
The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction. Allen Ginsberg
The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
But your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it you will find all your paths. Rainer Maria Rilke
I am the Cat who walks by himself, and all places are alike to me. Rudyard Kipling
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once. Robert Browning
Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don't find themselves at all. Rollo May
This was my moment to look for the kind of healing and peace that can only come from solitude. Elizabeth Gilbert
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect. Robert Louis Stevenson
One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Everybody is just a stranger, but that's the danger in going my own way. John Mayer
I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. Henry David Thoreau
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle. Samuel Johnson
I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other. Rainer Maria Rilke
It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it. Rainer Maria Rilke
I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself. Emily Bronte
It is sometimes advantageous to be unseen, although it is most often rather wearing on the nerves. Ralph Ellison
It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason. Jules Verne