You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.
A solitary being is by instinct a wanderer ...
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Writing a book is incredibly pleasurable, but very solitary. You have total control, but sometimes that can drive you insane.
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
The reveries of two solitary souls prepare the sweetness of loving.
Language... 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.
Life is a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.
The wailing owl screams solitary to the mournful moon.....
We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
Solitude is nothing that one can choose or retrain from. We are solitary. We can delude ourselves about this and act as if it were not true. That is all.
You will be melancholy, if you are solitary.
The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
Greatness lies, not in being strong, but in the right using of strength; and strength is not used rightly when it serves only to carry a man above his fellows for his own solitary glory. He is the greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by the attraction of his own.
I am lost without you. I am soulless, a drifter without a home, a solitary bird in a flight to nowhere. I am all these things, and I am nothing at all. This, my darling, is my life without you. I long for you to show me how to live again.
At a certain level of suffering or injustice no one can do anything for anyone. Pain is solitary.
The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual - for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.
Sometimes the solitary voice can be the best one.
Let the moon shine on the in thy solitary walk; and let the misty mountain-winds be free to blow against thee.
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