Quotes: solitude

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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
  • A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
  • Billy Campbell
    Billy Campbell
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    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.
  • Alice Koller
    Alice Koller
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    Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.
  • Ouida
    Ouida
    English novelist, pseudonym of Maria Louise Ramé 1839-1908
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    Eagles that love the high light-penetrated air,
    that has no dust and clog of earthborn dust,
    must ever dwell in solitude.
    Source: Chandos
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Fear can supplant our real problems only to the extent - unwilling either to assimilate or to exhaust it - we perpetuate it within ourselves like a temptation and enthrone it at the very heart of our solitude.
  • Fiction is a solution, the best solution, to the problem of existential solitude.
    Source: Farther Away: Essays (2012) 40
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    For solitude sometimes is best society,
    And short retirement urges sweet return.
    Source: Paradise lost (1667) IX, 249
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
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    Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
  • Her body moved with the frankness that comes from solitary habits. But solitude is only a human presumption. Every quiet step is thunder to beetle life underfoot; every choice is a world made new for the chosen. All secrets are witnessed.
    Source: Prodigal Summer
  • Bradley Chicho
    Bradley Chicho
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    Highest of heights, I climb this mountain and feel one with the rock and grit and solitude echoing back at me.
  • Jorge Luis Borges
    Jorge Luis Borges
    Argentijns writer 1899-1986
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    I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
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