Loneliness is to be avoided, solitude is to be sought.
He who lives in solitude may make his own laws.
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.
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.
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.