Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
Simply wait, be quiet, still The world will freely offer itself to you.
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.
All alone by the telephone.
We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.
You will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it.
When the superficial wearies me, it wearies me so much that I need an abyss in order to rest.
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.
Before I die, I want to be somebody’s favorite hiding place, the place they can put everything they know they need to survive, every secret, every solitude, every nervous prayer, and be absolutely certain I will keep it safe. I will keep it safe.
Children love to be alone because alone is where they know themselves, and where they dream.
Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal.
I came to a point where I needed solitude and just stop the machine of ‘thinking’ and ‘enjoying’ what they call ‘living’, I just wanted to lie in the grass and look at the clouds.
It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.
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.
I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.
Writers may be solitary but they also tend to flock together: they like being solitary together.
Solitude is the furnace of transformation. Without solitude we remain victims of our society and continue to be entangled in the illusions of the false self.
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
I was never less alone than when by myself.
There are times when you seek your solitude, and your solitude just wants to be left alone.
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
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.
I thrive best on solitude. If I have had a companion only one day in a week, unless it were one or two I could name, I find that the value of the week to me has been seriously affected. It dissipates my days, and often it takes me another week to get over it.
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