Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
Let us leave a spare place at our table: a place for those who lack the basics, who are alone.
My solitude doesnвЂ™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.
It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.
Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose.
I was never less alone than when by myself.
Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
A person’s heart withers if it does not answer another heart.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.