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  1. Picture quote by Pablo Picasso about solitude

    Without great solitude, no serious work is possible. ⏤ Pablo Picasso

  2. Picture quote by Susan Cain about solitude

    Solitude matters, and for some people, it's the air they breathe. ⏤ Susan Cain

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If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Paul Tillich

Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.


The good and the wise lead quiet lives.


I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

Albert Einstein

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.

Octavio Paz

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

Aldous Huxley

Life without a friend is death without a witness.


There's a difference between solitude and loneliness.

Maggie Smith

I owe my solitude to other people.

Alan Watts

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.

May Sarton

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.

Paul Brunton

If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.

Jules Renard

If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.

Henry David Thoreau

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.

Thomas A. Edison

We are rarely proud when we are alone.


He who lives in solitude may make his own laws.

Publilius Syrus

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

James Russell Lowell

In solitude, where we are least alone.

Lord Byron

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

Laurence Sterne

I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.

Omar Khayyam

Well has he lived who has lived well in obscurity.


There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire.

Jules Renard

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.

Joseph Roux

Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

This great misfortune -- to be incapable of solitude.

Jean De La Bruyere

The right to be alone -- the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized man.

Louis D. Brandeis

If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.

Samuel Johnson

You have already failed if you need a lot of inspectors.


He never is alone that is accompanied with noble thoughts.

John Fletcher

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.

Jeanne Moreau

Solitude is the playfield of Satan.

Vladimir Nabokov

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.

Jodie Foster

Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.

Albert Camus

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.

Henri B. Stendhal

One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Solitude is the despair of fools, the torment of the wicked, and the joy of the good.


Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.

William Powell

We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!

Tennessee (Thomas Lanier) Williams

Man was formed for society and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.

William Blackstone

Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.

Henry Home

A man by himself is in bad company.

Eric Hoffer

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.

Dag Hammarskjold

The best thinking has been done in solitude.

Thomas A. Edison

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.

Maya Angelou

He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.


I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

Henry David Thoreau

Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.

Sir Thomas Browne

I needed to be in the bush. There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus. That's where my heart lies.

Mark Burnett

Go away, I'm all right!

H. G. [Herbert George] Wells

History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.

Thomas Carlyle

I want to be left alone.

Greta Garbo

Solitude is un-American.

Erica Jong

May God be gracious to each lonely one who walks in silence towards the setting sun.


To be exempt from the passions with which others are tormented, is the only pleasing solitude.

Joseph Addison

One's need for loneliness is not satisfied if one sits at a table alone. There must be empty chairs as well.

Karl Kraus

Solitude is the place of purification.

Martin Buber

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

Winston Churchill

Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.

Miguel de Unamuno

The strong man is strongest when alone.

Friedrich von Schiller

O Solitude! If I must with thee dwell, Let it not be among the jumbled heap of murky buildings

John Keats

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

Thomas Mann

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.

Albert Einstein

It isn't the oceans which cut us off from the world -- it's the American way of looking at things.

Henry Miller

True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow.

Edward Hoagland

If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry.

Anton Chekhov

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.

Orson Welles

An artist is always alone -- if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.

Henry Miller

The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.

Cyril Connolly

Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.

Aphra Behn

Two Paradises t'were in one, to live in Paradise alone.

Andrew Marvell

Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.

Thomas Merton

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.

Victor Hugo

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

Thomas Mann

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till the other is ready, and it may be along time before they get off.

Henry David Thoreau

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

Francis Bacon

He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.

Baltasar Gracian

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.

Charles Caleb Colton

Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.

Abraham Cowley

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.

William Cowper

Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.

Giacomo Leopardi

Solitude begets whimsies.

Mary Wortley Montagu

Do your work for six years; but in the seventh, go into solitude or among strangers, so that the memory of your friends does not hinder you from being what you have become.

Leo Szilard

Writing is sweat and drudgery most of the time. And you have to love it in order to endure the solitude and the discipline.

Peter Benchley

A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.

Thomas Mann

I'm still the little southern girl from the wrong side of the tracks who really didn't feel like she belonged.

Faye Dunaway

In solitude, be a multitude to thyself. Tibullus by all means use sometimes to be alone.

George Herbert

Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.

Sydney Smith

We are a most solitary people, and we live, repelled by one another, in the gray, outcast cities of Cain.

Edward Dahlberg

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Writing is a tribute to solitude. It is choosing introversion over extroversion, lonely hours/days/weeks/years over fun and sociability.

Elif Shafak

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.

Jean De La Bruyere

I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.

Henry David Thoreau

Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.

Jeremy Collier

There's a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.

Tom Hanks

I have to say that I have no regrets about my decision to become a priest or about the major directions my ministry has taken me... I have been and am happy as a priest, and I have never been lonely... I could have used a bit more solitude.

Andrew Greeley

Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is.

William Jay

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