Solitude Quotes

Quotes regarding solitude.

  • The earth is a beehive; we all enter by the same door but live in different cells. ~ African proverb
  • “He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts.” ~ Beaumont and Fletcher, Love’s Cure (1647)
  • “We never touch but at points. ~ Emerson, Journals (1836)
  • “For in spite of language, in spite of intelligence and intuition and sympathy, one can never really communicate anything to anybody. The essential substance of every thought and feeling remains incommunicable, locked up in the impenetrable strong-room of the individual soul and body. Our life is a sentence of perpetual solitary confinement.” – Aldous Huxley
  • “We are rarely proud when we are alone.” ~ Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary (1764)
  • “Solitude is the mother of anxieties.” ~ Publilius Syrus, Moral Sayings (1st c. B.C.)
  • “Solitude, the feeling and knowledge that one is alone, alienated from the world and oneself-is not an exclusively Mexican characteristic. All men, at some moment in their lives feel themselves to be alone. And they are. To live is to be seperated from what we were in order to approach what we are going to be in the future. Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition.” ~ Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude
  • Alone, adj. In bad company. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
  • All humans are frightened of their own solitude. But only in solitude can we learn to know ourselves, learn to handle our own eternal aloneness. ~ Han Suyin
  • Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love. ~ Sir Francis Bacon
  • Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. ~ May Sarton
  • I am alone, I am not lonely. ~ Neil McCauly from Heat
  • I don’t wanna be lonely, I just wanna be alone. ~Daniel Johns from Silverchair
  • I’m not lonely, I’m just alone. ~ Angel from Angel tv series
  • He who delights in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. ~ Sir Francis Bacon
  • In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. ~ Laurence Sterne
  • Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the migtiest of agencies; for solitude is essential. All come into this world alone; all leave it alone. ~ Thomas De Quincey
  • When everything has left you, you are alone; when you have left everything behind, there is solitude. ~ Schiller (band) from the song “Solitude”
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