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solitude Quotes

31 of the best book quotes about solitude
  1. #1
    A good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust.
  2. #2
    Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away.
  3. #3
    I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.
  4. #4
    The necessary thing is after all but this; solitude, great inner solitude. Going into oneself for hours meeting no one - this one must be able to attain.
  5. #5
    But your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it you will find all your paths.
  6. #6
    ″‘I believe I must go out into the world again,’ said the duckling.”
  7. #7
    “Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves.”
  1. #8
    “Solitude was a rare commodity on Everest, and I was grateful to be granted a bit of it on this day, in such a remarkable setting.”
  2. #9
    “I discovered that the dragon had put a charm on me: no weapon could cut me. I could walk up to the meadhall whenever I pleased, and they were powerless. My heart became darker because of that. Though I scorned them, sometimes hated them, there had been something between myself and men when we could fight. Now, invulnerable, I was as solitary as one live tree in a vast landscape of coal.”
  3. #10
    “But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”
  4. #11
    “We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.”
  5. #12
    A multitude of people and yet a solitude.
  6. #13
    Her own thoughts and reflections were habitually her best companions.
  7. #14
    “All said So-Is sight of the world, right there in front of my nose as I look, -- And looking at that valley in fact I also realize I have to make lunch and it wont be any different than the lunch of those olden men and besides it’ll taste good -- Everything is the same.”

Books about community

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The House That Jane Built book
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6.0
Miss Rumphius book
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5.5
Windows book
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5.5
The Mermaid's Purse book
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5.5
A True Home book
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5.5
  1. #15
    It is so delightful to have an evening now and then to oneself.
  2. #16
    “I will fill myself with the desert and the sky. I will be stone and stars, unchanging and strong and safe. The desert is complete; it is spare and alone, but perfect in its solitude. I will be the desert.”
  3. #17
    “I am lost without you. I am soulless, a drifter without a home, a solitary bird in a flight to nowhere. I am all these things, and I am nothing at all. This, my darling, is my life without you. I long for you to show me how to live again.”
  4. #18
    “For the past few years, all her childhood friends has begun to work in the quarry, and Miri had grown used to solitude in her house and on the hilltop with the goats.”
  5. #19
    “I could hear the voices of the other people.They filled my silent mountain”
  6. #20
    “Arcadio was a solitary and frightened child during the insomnia plague, in the midst of Úrsula’s utilitarian fervor, during the delirium of José Arcadio Buendía, the hermetism of Aureliano, and the mortal rivalry between Amaranta and Rebeca. Aureliano had taught him to read and write, thinking about other things, as he would have done with a stranger.”
  7. #21
    “In my loneliness it comforts me to think that the world’s doors, however closed, are never truly locked to me.”
  1. #22
    “I left the library. Crossing the street, I was hit head-on by a brutal loneliness. I felt dark and hollow. Abandoned, unnoticed, forgotten. I stood on the sidewalk a nothing, a gathering of dust.”
  2. #23
    “The recovery room turned silent; everyone stared. Bruno groaned and turned toward the wall. That night I put him to bed. Bruno, I said. So sorry, he said. So selfish. I sighed and turned to go. Stay with me! he cried.”
  3. #24
    “She asked me to make a copy of her key. I was happy for her. That she wouldn’t be alone anymore. It’s not that I felt sorry for myself. And yet. I made two copies. One I gave to her, and one I kept. For a long time I carried it in my pocket. To pretend.”
  4. #25
    Some people, weak people, fear solitude. What they fail to understand is that there’s something very liberating about it; once you realize that you don’t need anyone, you can take care of yourself. That’s the thing: it’s best just to take care of yourself
  5. #26
    When the silence and the aloneness press down and around me, crushing me, carving through me like ice, I need to speak aloud sometimes, if only for proof of life.
  6. #27
    “For solitude somtimes is best societie.”
  7. #28
    Solitude is a sad thing, with no heart to which to confide your griefs.
  8. #29
    “One who wants fellowship without solitude plunges into the void of words and feelings, and one who seeks solitude without fellowship perishes in the abyss of vanity, self-infatuation, and despair.”
  9. #30
    “The individual must realize that his hours of aloneness react upon the community. In his solitude he can sunder and besmirch the fellowship, or he can strengthen and hallow it.”
  10. #31
    “I think, for me, listening to music is a very solitary thing.”

Books about loneliness

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To the Sea book
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Nobody Hugs A Cactus book
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Maple and Willow Apart book
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Caspian Finds a Friend book
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5.3
The Rough Patch book
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5.0
Teacup book
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5.0
The Storm Whale book
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5.0
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