Trail down these solitude quotes and look at it from a fresh perspective. For more on famous seclusion quotations and sayings, read on.

Solitude Quotes

The busier and more successful you are, the more the people seem to flock you. Surely, there is no harm in spending a few hours socializing and in company of friends and acquaintances. But then, too much palling around can leave you with too little time for yourself. A little solitude can be a real bliss at times, a perfect excuse to escape from the hubbub of life and spend a few hours catching up with your favorite pastime or just doing nothing. Go through these famous seclusion quotations and sayings and look at solitude from a fresh perspective.

Down to Gehenna, or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone.

- Rudyard Kipling

I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.

- Self-Reliance and Other Essays , Ralph Waldo Emerson

Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.

- Germaine Greer

Part of me is afraid to get close to people because I'm afraid that they're going to leave.

- Marilyn Manson Talking , Marilyn Manson

Calmness is the cradle of power.

- J. G. Holland

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.

- Mother Teresa

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

- Mother Teresa

History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.

- Thomas Carlyle

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.

- Bertrand Russell

All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room.

- Blaise Pascal

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.

- Blaise Pascal

I like the idea of being alone. I like the idea of often being alone in all aspects of my life. I like to feel lonely. I like to need things.

- Robert Plant

I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls.

- Henry David Thoreau

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

- Walden , Henry David Thoreau

Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone.

- Thomas More

El Salvador is a democracy so it's not surprising that there are many voices to be heard here. Yet in my conversations with Salvadorans... I have heard a single voice.

- Dan Quayle

And remember don't high post when you're far from home, and high posting when you're all alone.

- Mos Def

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

- Edward Abbey

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.

- John Donne

I want to resume the life of a shy person.

- Garrison Keillor

Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.

- Midnight's Children , Salman Rushdie

What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy.

- Salman Rushdie

Fortunately art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh.

- Allen Ginsberg

We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.

- Dorothy Day

The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.

- Allen Ginsberg

Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried, or childless men.

- Francis Bacon

Now that I have found someone, I'm feeling more alone... than I ever have before.

- Ben Folds

Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.

- Pythagoras

The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.

- Norman Vincent Peale

Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.

- Babe Ruth

There's a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.

- Tom Hanks

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.

- Jorge Luis Borges

A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.

- Jean Jacques Rousseau

The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.

- J. Lubbock

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

- Laurence Sterne

The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone.

- James Baldwin

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