The 30 Great Quotes About The Importance Of Solitude You Won’t See Elsewhere

The 30 Great Quotes About The Importance Of Solitude You Won't See Elsewhere

Do you know what Solitude means? You will get to know in the quotes below.

1. “All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.” ~ Blaise Pascal

2. “Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.” ~ Aristotle, ‘Politics’

3. “The best thinking has been done in solitude.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

4. “Without great solitude no serious work is possible.” ~ Pablo Picasso

5. “If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

6. “I am never less alone than when alone.” ~ Cicero, ‘Cicero De Officiis’

7. “Solitude was my only consolation – deep, dark, deathlike solitude.” ~ Mary Shelley

8. “One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.” ~ Gary Mark Gilmore

9. “Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.” ~ Franz Kafka

10. “What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.” ~ Ellen Burstyn

11. “Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.” ~ Lord Byron

12. “Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.” ~ Edward Gibbon

13. “Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt in solitude, where we are least alone.” ~ Lord Byron, ‘Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage’

14. “Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it.” ~ Deepak Chopra

15. “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.” ~ Aldous Huxley

16. “I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, ‘Walden’

17. “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

18. “Talent is nurtured in solitude … A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.” ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Göethe

19. “Every kind of creative work demands solitude, and being alone, constructively alone, is a prerequisite for every phase of the creative process.” ~ Barbara Powell

20. “We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” ~ C.S. Lewis, ‘Weight of Glory’

21. “To have passed through life and never experienced solitude is to have never known oneself. To have never known oneself is to have never known anyone.” ~ Joseph Krutch, ‘The Desert Year’

22. “A man can be himself alone so long as he is alone … if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, ‘The World as Will and Idea’

23. “Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” ~ Jodi Picoult ‘My Sister’s Keeper’

24. “Our language has widely 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.” ~ Paul Tillich, ‘The Eternal Now’

25. “I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, ‘Walden’

26. “… practically all creative people, and certainly most geniuses, have preferred to be alone for long periods, especially when producing their best work.” ~ Raj Persaud, ‘One Hundred Tears of Solitude’

27. “The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone—that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.” ~ Nikola Tesla

28. “You think that I am impoverishing myself withdrawing from men, but in my solitude I have woven for myself a silken web or chrysalis, and, nymph-like, shall ere long burst forth a more perfect creature, fitted for a higher society.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, journal, February 8, 1857

29. “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, ‘Self-Reliance’

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30. “I feel the same way about solitude as some people feel about the blessing of the church. It’s the light of grace for me. I never close my door behind me without the awareness that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.” ~ Peter Høeg, ‘Smilla’s Sense of Snow’



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