Favorite Quotations ~  Solitude Whack on the Side of the Head

"It’s better to be alone than in bad company." ~ George Washington

Pablo Picasso

Without great solitude no serious work is possible. ~ Pablo Picasso

Being solitary is being alone well being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement. ~ Alice Koller

I am happiest when I am alone. ~ Jacqueline Kennedy

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

I treasure solitude. One doesn't have to have human contact. ~ Doris Lessing

The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude. ~ François Voltaire

In solitude especially do we begin to appreciate the advantage of living with someone who knows how to think. ~ Henry David Thoreau

I guess it all depends on your Nature. Some people can't stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I'm a regular talking machine. It's all or nothing for me. Sometimes I stop and realize that I'm the only one talking and that everybody's listening to me. That's another kind of solitude. ~ Celine Dion

One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude. ~ Johann von Goethe

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how un-lonely being alone can me. ~ Ellen Burstyn

In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us. ~ Virginia Woolf

Stop a moment and look around you. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Spend some time alone every day." ~ The Dalai Lama

The speech of God is silence. His Word is solitude. ~ Thomas Merton

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