Quotes by solitude

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  • Anne Brontë
    Anne Brontë
    British writer 1820-1849
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    No one can be happy in eternal solitude.
    Source: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) ch. VII
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
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    Not only does democracy make every man forget his ancestors, but also clouds their view of their descendants and isolates them from their contemporaries. Each man is for ever thrown back on himself alone, and there is danger that he may be shut up in the solitude of his own heart.
  • Aphra Behn
    Aphra Behn
    English playwright, poet and translator 1640-1689
    Aphra Behn
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    Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
  • Caroline Knapp
    Caroline Knapp
    American writer and columnist
    Caroline Knapp
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    On the broad spectrum of solitude, I lean toward the extreme end: I work alone, as well as live alone, so I can pass an entire day without uttering so much as a hello to another human being. Sometimes a day's conversation consists of only five words, uttered at the local Starbucks: 'Large coffee with milk, please.'
  • One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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    One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
    Carl Sandburg
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    One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
  • Paul Tillich
    Paul Tillich
    German Protestant theologist, philosopher 1886-1965
    Paul Tillich
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    Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being.
  • Augusten Burroughs
    Augusten Burroughs
    American writer 1965-
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    Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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    Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.
  • Bill Viola
    Bill Viola
    American video artist 1951-
    Bill Viola
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    Since the time of St. Jerome, it was mandatory for any kind of scholar or thinker to spend time out in the desert in solitude. It's no coincidence that the desert has been a major part of the visionary or mystical experience from the beginning of time.
  • Abraham Cowley
    Abraham Cowley
    English poet
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    Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    Talents are best nurtured in solitude. Character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
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