Quotations About / On: SOLITUDE

  • 1.
    There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, poet. "A Night Among the Pines," Travels With a Donkey (1879).)
  • 2.
    Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Célimène, in The Misanthrope, act 5, sc. 4 (1666). Célimène refuses to move from Paris to the country.)
  • 3.
    A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 4.
    One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French author. "Miscellaneous Fragments," On Love (1822).)
  • 5.
    Solitude begets whimsies.
    (Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689-1762), British society figure, letter writer. Letter, July 19, 1759. Selected Letters, ed. Robert Halsband (1970).)
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  • 6.
    Solitude: a sweet absence of looks.
    (Milan Kundera (b. 1929), Czech author, critic. Immortality, pt. 1, ch. 6 (1991).)
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  • 7.
    Solitude is un-American.
    (Erica Jong (b. 1942), U.S. author. Fear of Flying, ch. 1 (1973).)
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  • 8.
    The magnitude of your solitude always have impact on your attitude which in turns measure your altitude
    (attitude)
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  • 9.
    People who abhor solitude may abhor company almost as much.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 10.
    I've always felt that complement of opposites: body and soul, solitude and companionship, and in the dance studio, contraction and release, rise and fall.
    (Judith Jamison (b. 1943), African American dancer. Dancing Spirit, ch. 1 (1993).)
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