Solitary Quotes

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Charlotte Eriksson
“I was free with every road as my home. No limitations and no commitments. But then summer passed and winter came and I fell short for safety. I fell for its spell, slowly humming me to sleep, because I was tired and small, too weak to take or handle those opinions and views, attacking me from every angle. Against my art, against my self, against my very way of living. I collected my thoughts, my few possessions and built isolated walls around my values and character. I protected my own definition of beauty and success like a treasure at the bottom of the sea, for no one saw what I saw, or felt the same as I did, and so I wanted to keep to myself.
You hide to protect yourself.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Another Vagabond Lost To Love: Berlin Stories on Leaving & Arriving

Charles Dickens
“. . . in seclusion, she had secluded herself from a thousand natural and healing influences; that, her mind, brooding solitary, had grown diseased, as all minds do and must and will that reverse the appointed order of their Maker . . .”
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

Paul Auster
“Solitary. But not in the sense of being alone. Not solitary in the way Thoreau was, for example, exiling himself in order to find out where he was; not solitary in the way Jonah was, praying for deliverance in the belly of the whale. Solitary in the sense of retreat. In the sense of not having to see himself, of not having to see himself being seen by anyone else.”
Paul Auster, The Invention of Solitude

Robert  Burton
“I am not poor, I am not rich; nihil est, nihil deest, I have little, I want nothing: all my treasure is in Minerva’s tower...I live still a collegiate student...and lead a monastic life, ipse mihi theatrum [sufficient entertainment to myself], sequestered from those tumults and troubles of the world...aulae vanitatem, fori ambitionem, ridere mecum soleo [I laugh to myself at the vanities of the court, the intrigues of public life], I laugh at all.”
Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy

Jill Shalvis
“Go away. I hate everyone right now, and I'm pretty sure that includes you.”
Jill Shalvis

Criss Jami
“If it's true what is said, that only the wise discover the wise, then it must also be true that the lone wolf symbolizes either the biggest fool on the planet or the biggest Einstein on the planet.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Milarepa
“I need nothing. I seek nothing. I desire nothing.”
Milarepa

Kristen Ciccarelli
“Iskari let others define her because she thought she didn't have a choice. Because she thought she was alone and unloved.”
Kristen Ciccarelli, The Last Namsara

Dwight L. Moody
“No one can sum up all God is able to accomplish through one solitary life, wholly yielded, adjusted, and obedient to Him.”
Dwight Lyman Moody

Natasha Pulley
“Being solitary isn't a disease that needs a cure.”
Natasha Pulley, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

Dan Simmons
“Francis Crozier believes in nothing. Life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. It has no plan, no point, no hidden mysteries that make up for the oh-so-obvious miseries and banalities. Nothing he has learned in the past six months has persuaded him otherwise.

Has it?”
Dan Simmons, The Terror

Munia Khan
“Live alone if staying together seems lifeless”
Munia Khan

Julian Hawthorne
“...the natures of solitary people are apt to have more unmapped country in them than worldly folk imagine. They see and think and do things peculiar to themselves, and one may turn up buried treasure in them at any moment. ("Absolute Evil")”
Julian Hawthorne, American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps

Durgesh Satpathy
“Someone carries my belief that raises hope in me, but flame didn’t last for long”
Durgesh Satpathy, Equating the Equations of Insanity: A Journey from Grief to Victory

Durgesh Satpathy
“She disappeared; her voice, her laughter, and the warmth of her breath never seen by no one again.”
Durgesh Satpathy, Equating the Equations of Insanity: A Journey from Grief to Victory

Durgesh Satpathy
“It will be better to spent our energy on reality; the tangible facts, not thoughts of the past.”
Durgesh Satpathy, Equating the Equations of Insanity: A Journey from Grief to Victory

“I own a crevice stuffed with moss
and a couch of lemming fur;
I sit and listen to the music
of water dripping on a distant stone.
Or I sing to myself
of stealth and loneliness

No one comes to see me
but I hear outside
the scratching of claws,
the warm, inquisitive breath …
(from 'The Hermitage')”
John A. Haines, The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer: Collected Poems

Durgesh Satpathy
“Being in home is like magic moments, in a magic world, among maicians”
Durgesh Satpathy, Equating the Equations of Insanity: A Journey from Grief to Victory

Durgesh Satpathy
“Journey becomes difficult when we know the destination but not aware of the right path, may be the supreme power testing your moral and physical stamina.”
Durgesh Satpathy, Equating the Equations of Insanity: A Journey from Grief to Victory

Patrick McCabe
“Oh now now he says that's all over you must forget all about that next week your solitary finishes how about that hmm? I felt like laughing in his face: How can your solitary finish? That's the best laugh yet.”
Patrick McCabe, The Butcher Boy

Philippa Gregory
“Some of us are born to a solitary life.”
Philippa Gregory, The Red Queen

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
“It was my temper to avoid a crowd, and to attach myself fervently to a few.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Durgesh Satpathy
“was it scripted by God or I am playing with my life.”
Durgesh Satpathy, Equating the Equations of Insanity: A Journey from Grief to Victory

Julian Hawthorne
“It did not occur to me that absence of human companionship does not assure solitude. It may, on the contrary, plunge one into an environment compared with which New York or London would appear deserts. For we take memory and imagination with us. The seabirds that scream overhead or waddle along the margins of the surf; the grotesque forms of twisted cedars; the rustle of sea-grass in the wind; the interminable percussion of the breakers; the dead infinity of the sand itself - there can be no solitude, in the sense of freedom from disturbances of thought, in the presence of such things. They draw us back into the maelstrom. ("Absolute Evil")”
Julian Hawthorne, American Fantastic Tales: Terror and the Uncanny from Poe to the Pulps

Bryant McGill
“Within each person is the miracle of a unique consciousness unlike any other in the universe.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Durgesh Satpathy
“When stupidity reaches its highest level, we act rubbish knowingly”
Durgesh Satpathy, Equating the Equations of Insanity: A Journey from Grief to Victory

Nick Oliveri
“There were never any barriers or expectations when I was alone, left to my own devices—those were for the outside world.”
Nick Oliveri, Monsters in My Mind: A Gripping Novel on Mental Health

Sunil Gangopadhyay
“এমনও তো হয় কোনোদিন
পৃথিবী বান্ধবহীন
তুমি যাও রেলব্রিজে একা—

ধূসর সন্ধ্যায় নামে ছায়া
নদীটিও স্থিরকায়া
বিজনে নিজের সঙ্গে দেখা।”
Sunil Gangopadhyay, কবিতা সমগ্র ১

“So basic is our need for social connection that it became clear that solitary confinement is a form of torture, leaving people more anxious, antisocial, dehumanized, and aggressive than they were before.”
Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, Future Tense: Why Anxiety Is Good for You

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