Quotations About / On: SOLITUDE
“Solitude has soft, silky hands, but with strong fingers it grasps the heart and makes it ache with sorrow.”
(― Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings)
Some people wish to feel their sorrows in isolation and solitude so that they get to know their own inner self.
The jealous often finds themselves in solitude afraid to face the competition of a normal day...An M.G. Quote
Oh solitude! With the muse of life; going through many things.
The magnitude of your solitude always have impact on your attitude which in turns measure your altitude
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).)
The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
(Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "The Essence of Religion: Solitaries and Sociables," Proper Studies (1927).)
True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow.
(Edward Hoagland (b. 1932), U.S. novelist, essayist. Weekend Guardian (London, Jan. 20-21, 1990).)
Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.
(Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), Swiss-born French philosopher, political theorist. Emile, bk. 4 (1762).)
It has been from Age to Age an Affectation to love the Pleasure of Solitude, among those who cannot possibly be supposed qualified for passing Life in that Manner.
(Richard Steele (1672-1729), British author. The Spectator, No. 264 (1711).)