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Solitude Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Solitude:

There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
~ Colette.

There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.
~ Ruth Stout.

To live alone one must be a beast or a god, says Aristotle. Leaving out the third case: one must be both - a philosopher.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes.

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
~ William Penn.

We live in a very tense society. We are pulled apart... and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together... I think that at least part of the answer lies in solitude.
~ Helen Hayes.

We visit others as a matter of social obligation. How long has it been since we have visited with ourselves?
~ Morris Adler.

What a commentary on civilization, when being alone is being suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices it - like a secret vice.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

When the superficial wearies me, it wearies me so much that I need an abyss in order to rest.
~ Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943.

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - ourselves.
~ Eda LeShan.

With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves.
~ Eric Hoffer.

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