Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.
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.
A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
The Christian life was never meant to be lived alone. Together we’re a body. A family. The people of God.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
The best thing about the bedroom was the bed. I liked to stay in bed for hours, even during the day with covers pulled up to my chin. It was good in there, nothing ever occurred in there, no people, nothing.
Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Oh to have a lodge in some vast wilderness. Where rumors of oppression and deceit, of unsuccessful and successful wars may never reach me anymore.
Hope rises and dreams flicker and die. Love plans for tomorrow and loneliness thinks of yesterday. Life is beautiful and living is pain.
Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude.
I will fill myself with the desert and the sky. I will be stone and stars, unchanging and strong and safe. The desert is complete; it is spare and alone, but perfect in its soltitude. I will be the desert.
In solitude, be a multitude to thyself. Tibullus by all means use sometimes to be alone.
My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.