Blessed are those who do not fear solitude, who are not afraid of their own company, who are not always desperately looking for something to do, something to amuse themselves with, something to judge.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.
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 make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.
I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Loneliness is inner emptiness. Solitude is inner fulfillment.
In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us.
Delight in meditation and solitude. Compose yourself, be happy. You are a seeker.
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.
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.
Nothing can be done without solitude. I've created my own solitude which nobody suspects
My solitude doesn’t depend on the presence or absence of people; on the contrary, I hate who steals my solitude without, in exchange, offering me true company.
The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.
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 alone you belong entirely to yourself.
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
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.
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
Simply wait, be quiet, still The world will freely offer itself to you.
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 am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything,
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.
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