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
    Henry David Thoreau
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Alan W. Watts
    Alan W. Watts
    In Engeland geboren American philosopher, writer 1915-1973
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    I owe my solitude to other people.
  • Publilius Syrus
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet 1e century BC
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    If you would live innocently, seek solitude.
  • In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space, eternity, life and death.
  • H. P. Lovecraft
    H. P. Lovecraft
    American writer 1890-1937
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    It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude.
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