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.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
I love all waste
And solitary places; where we taste
The pleasure of believing what we see
Is boundless, as we wish our souls to be.
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
A solitary being is by instinct a wanderer.
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.
If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary be not idle.
You will be melancholy, if you are solitary.
Simply wait, be quiet, still The world will freely offer itself to you.
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.
Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
Let the moon shine on the in thy solitary walk; and let the misty mountain-winds be free to blow against thee.
We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
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.
It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it.
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.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
The crowd is the gathering place of the weakest; true creation is a solitary act.
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.
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.
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.
It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
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