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    solitude Quotes

    I can write best in the silence and solitude of the night, when everyone has retired.
    — Zane Grey
    tags: silence  solitude  night  write 
    Time for solitude. God, I ask you to remake my heart. Fill it with what You love. Remove from it what You don't. And mend what I've broken.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    tags: time  heart  solitude  broken  god 
    It is hardly an exaggeration to say that a chimpanzee kept in solitude is not a real chimpanzee at all.
    — Wolfgang Kohler
    tags: solitude  real 
    Beauty beheld in solitude is even more lethal.
    — Witold Gombrowicz
    tags: beauty  solitude 
    I became bold because I had absolutely nothing to lose: neither honors, nor earnings, nor friends. I had to find myself anew and rely only on myself, because I could rely on no one else. My form is my solitude.
    — Witold Gombrowicz
    tags: friends  solitude  honor 
    Everyone needs solitude, especially a person who is used to thinking about what she experiences. Solitude is very important in my work as a mode of inspiration, but isolation is not good in this respect. I am not writing poetry about isolation.
    — Wislawa Szymborska
    This perpetual hurry of business and company ruins me in soul if not in body. More solitude and earlier hours!
    — William Wilberforce
    Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
    — William Powell
    tags: friends  solitude 
    In the world a man lives in his own age; in solitude in all ages.
    — William Mathews
    tags: men  live  world  solitude  age 
    In a cool solitude of trees Where leaves and birds a music spin, Mind that was weary is at ease, New rhythms in the soul begin.
    — William Kean Seymour
    tags: solitude  soul  music  mind 
    For the self-development of men and women it is absolutely necessary that they should be alone with themselves at least one hour each day-to get the blessings of solitude.
    — William J. H. Boetcker
    tags: men  women  solitude  alone  blessing 
    No man is quite so much a hero in the dark as in broad daylight, in solitude as in society, in the gloom of the churchyard as in the blaze of the drawing-room. The season and the place may be such as to oppress the stoutest heart with a mysterious awe, which, if not fear, is near akin to it.
    — William H. Prescott
    tags: fear  men  society  heart  solitude  dark  hero 
    Women, in order to recharge their batteries, gather in groups. They can recharge their batteries with their sisters. I tend to recharge my batteries in solitude, therefore the motorcycle trips. I need to be alone. As a matter of fact, I have to be careful. I could turn into a hermit.
    — William H. Macy
    tags: women  solitude  alone  facts 
    Maybe solitude is best had in the midst of multitudes.
    — William Goyen
    tags: solitude 
    Solitude bears the same relation to the mind that sleep does to the body. It affords it the necessary opportunities for repose and recovery.
    — William Gilmore Simms
    No doubt solitude is wholesome, but so is abstinence after a surfeit. The true life of man is in society.
    — William Gilmore Simms
    tags: men  society  solitude  true  doubt 
    So the only environment the artist needs is whatever peace, whatever solitude, and whatever pleasure he can get at not too high a cost. All the wrong environment will do is run his blood pressure up; he will spend more time being frustrated or outraged. My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.
    — William Faulkner
    How sweet, how passing sweet, is solitude! But grant me still a friend in my retreat, whom I may whisper, solitude is sweet.
    — William Cowper
    tags: friends  solitude 
    Solitude, seeming a sanctuary, proves a grave; a sepulchre in which the living lie, where all good qualities grow sick and die
    — William Cowper
    tags: living  lies  solitude  die  quality 
    The man to solitude accustom'd long, Perceives in everything that lives a tongue; Not animals alone, but shrubs and trees Have speech for him, and understood with ease, After long drought when rains abundant fall, He hears the herbs and flowers rejoicing all.
    — William Cowper
    O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place.
    — William Cowper
    tags: solitude  sage  charm 
    If solitude deprives of the benefit of advice, it also excludes from the mischief of flattery. But the absence of others' applause is generally supplied by the flattery of one's own breast.
    — William Benton Clulow
    tags: advice  solitude 
    Happiness must be shared. Selfishness it its enemy; to make another happy is to be happy one's self. It is quiet, most easily won in moments of solitude and reflection. It comes from within.
    — William B. Ogden
    Solitude is very sad, Too much company twice as bad.
    — William Allingham
    tags: sad  solitude  bad  company 
    I have a healthy appetite for solitude. If you don't, you have no business being a writer.
    — Will Self
    If the mind loves solitude, it has thereby acquired a loftier character, and it becomes still more noble when the taste is indulged in.
    — Wilhelm von Humboldt
    I have been in lots of very intense life situations. I have been shot at, and I have been hungry, and I have been in solitude, and I have also briefly been behind bars. So in a way, I know the heart of men.
    — Werner Herzog
    tags: men  heart  solitude 
    Along with this rapid growth of forms of communication at our disposal - be it fax, phone, email, internet or whatever - human solitude will increase in direct proportion.
    — Werner Herzog
    The heart beats louder and the soul hears quicker in silence and solitude.
    — Wendell Phillips
    tags: heart  silence  solitude  soul 
    We enter solitude, in which also we lose loneliness. True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One's inner voices become audible. One feels the attraction of one's most intimate sources. In consequence, one responds more clearly to other lives. The more coherent one becomes within oneself as a creature, the more fully one enters into the communion of all creatures.
    — Wendell Berry
    True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One's inner voices become audible... In consequence, one responds more clearly to other lives.
    — Wendell Berry
    Solitude can become your most meaningful companion and it can assist you in being a more giving person in your spiritual partnerships. Rather than regarding your partner's need for time alone as a threat, see it as a time of renewal that you celebrate. Make every effort to help each other have that space. Treat that space as sacred.
    — Wayne Dyer
    My alone feels so good, I'll only have you if you're sweeter than my solitude.
    — Warsan Shire
    tags: solitude  alone 
    Solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
    — Walter Savage Landor
    tags: solitude  god 
    The leaves hop, scraping on the ground. It is deep January. The sky is hard. The stalks are firmly rooted in ice. It is in this solitude, a syllable, Out of these gawky flitterings, Intones its single emptiness, The savagest hollow of winter-sound.
    — Wallace Stevens
    tags: solitude  sky 
    Life consists Of propositions about life. The human Revery is a solitude in which We compose these propositions, torn by dreams, By the terrible incantations of defeats And by the fear that the defeats and the dreams are one. The whole race is a poet that writes down The eccentric propositions of its fate.
    — Wallace Stevens
    tags: fate  fear  human  solitude  write  poet  dreams  race 
    Risk discomfort and solitude for understanding.
    — Wade Davis
    The telephone conversation is, by its very nature, reactive, not reflective. Immediacy is its prime virtue. ... The letter, written in absorbed solitude, is an act of faith: it assumes the presence of humanity: world and self are generated from within: loneliness is courted, not feared. To write a letter is to be alone with my thoughts in the conjured presence of another person. I keep myself imaginative company. I occupy the empty room.
    — Vivian Gornick
    What Independence Has Come to Mean to Me: The Pain of Solitude. The Pleasure of Self-Knowledge
    — Vivian Gornick
    I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music. It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips.
    — Violette Leduc
    tags: solitude  fire  wild  summer  music 
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