Quotes 1 till 15 of 61.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832+5
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.
German - American physicist 1879-1955+2
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862+1
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
Irish writer 1854-19000
A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
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.
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.
English novelist, pseudonym of Maria Louise Ramé 1839-19080
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
French philosopher 1911-0
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
English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-16740
For solitude sometimes is best society,
And short retirement urges sweet return.Source: Paradise lost (1667) IX, 249
German philosopher 1788-18600
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
Highest of heights, I climb this mountain and feel one with the rock and grit and solitude echoing back at me.
Jorge Luis Borges
Argentijns writer 1899-19860
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.