I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
But two miles more and then we rest! Well, there is still an hour of day, And long the brightness of the west Sit then, awhile, here in this wood So total is the solitude, We safely may delay.charlotte brontë
For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart wih pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.william wordsworth
When illusions are over, when the distractions of sense, the vagaries of fancy, and the tumults of passion have dissolved even before the body is cold, which once they so thronged and agitated, the soul merges into intellect, intellect into conscience, conscience into the unbroken, awful solitude of its own personal accountability; and though the inhabitants of the universe were within the spirit's ken, this personal accountability is as strictly alone and unshared, as if no being were throughout immensity but the spirit and its God.henry giles
I must stay alone and know that I am alone to contemplate and feel nature in full; I have to surrender myself to what encircles me, I have to merge with my clouds and rocks in order to be what I am. solitude is indispensible for my dialogue with nature.Caspar David Friedrich
?Oh inteligencia, soledad en llamas, que todo lo concibe sin crearlo! Oh intelligence, flaming solitude, envisioning all without creating!
Society is all but rude, To this delicious solitude.Andrew Marvell
It was her voice that made The sky acutest at its vanishing. She measured to the hour its solitude. She was the single artificer of the world In which she sang.wallace stevens
In the ice of solitude man becomes most inexorably a question to himself, and just because the question pitilessly summons and draws into play his most secret life he becomes an experience to himself.Martin Buber
Friendship needs no words — it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.dag hammarskjöld
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
Years of solitude had taught him that, in one's memory, all days tend to be the same, but that there is not a day, not even in jail or in the hospital, which does not bring surprises, which is not a translucent network of minimal surprises.jorge luis borges
Consider well before you immerse yourself in solitude whether your own company will be good for you.marie von ebner-eschenbach
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.Carl Sandburg
Come let us mock at the good That fancied goodness might be gay, And sick of solitude Might proclaim a holiday: Wind shrieked and where are they?William Butler Yeats
This sacred shade and solitude, what is it? 'Tis the felt presence of the Deity, Few are the faults we flatter when alone.Edward Young
They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude.william wordsworth
He enter'd in his house his home no more, For without hearts there is no home; and felt The solitude of passing his own door Without a welcome.lord byron
Seven kinds of people will be sheltered under the shade of God on the Day of Judgment...They are: a just ruler, a young man who passed his youth in the worship and service of God...one whose heart is attached to the mosque...two people who love each other for the sake of God...a man who is invited to sin...but declines, saying 'I fear God'...one who spends his charity in secret, without making a show...and one who remembers God in solitude so that his eyes overflow.
The soul contains few secrets and longings which cannot be sensibly discussed, analyzed, and polled. solitude, the very condition which sustained the individual against and beyond his society, has become technically impossible. Logical and linguistic analysis demonstrate that the old metaphysical problems are illusory problems; the quest for the “meaning” of things can be reformulated as the quest for the meaning of words, and the established universe of discourse and behavior can provide perfectly adequate criteria for the answer.herbert marcuse
solitude is out of fashion . Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place.