Best 97 of Solitary quotes - MyQuotes
She had headed towards town aimlessly, looking for the kind of escape that could be found only in a solitary walk through a crowd.
Garth Risk Hallberg
Some people think the real them is whoever they are when they're not around other people.
Every writer must acknowledge and be able to handle the unalterable fact that he has, in effect, given himself a life sentence in solitary confinement.
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')
Lailah Gifty Akita
If we seek solitary retreat, you will be more often refreshed.
I need nothing. I seek nothing. I desire nothing.
Theater going is a communal act, movie going a solitary one.
The famous soft watches are nothing else than the tender, extravagant, solitary, paranoic-critical camembert oftime and space.
And he has a Poet,but you are unlucky to hear that Pensive song.
I am a bit of a solitude person - a solitary personality. I like being on my own. I don't have any major friendships or relationships with people.
Some wounds; never reflects on the skin, but kills us slowly from inside.
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?
Life is not a solitary activity. Live well by living for others.
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.
A smoke in times of rest is a great companion to the solitary soldier.
God gifted a Zoo; with a paralyzed care taker.
...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")
I have always written about characters who fall somewhere in the spectrum between solitary and totally alienated.
When stupidity reaches its highest level, we act rubbish knowingly
Percy Bysshe Shelley
I love all waste and solitary places.
At that time I was only twenty-four years old. My life then was already gloomy, disorderly, and solitary to the point of savagery.
A lonely soul is the best friend of itself
Being in home is like magic moments, in a magic world, among magicians.
You are alone, So alone, You speak back to silence. People call it loneliness, You call it solitude, Different words, Meaning the same pain.
I'm sixteen with what I hope will be a long life ahead, but I'm willing to give it up, to give anything to let her live, to let her make it through the night.
A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority.
Don’t be afraid of being alone; remember, when the sun rises, it rises with nobody at its side.
Rainer Maria Rilke
I believe that that love remains strong and intense in your memory because it was your first deep aloneness and the first inner work that you did on your life.
Are you in love? What makes your heart beat faster? What do you want people to think about when they hear your name.
Some numbers, even large ones, have no factors - except themselves, of course, and 1. These are called prime numbers, because everything they are starts with themselves. They are original, gnarled, unpredictable, the freaks of the number world.
Something in our nature cries out to be loved by another. Isolation is devastating to the human psyche. That is why solitary confinement is considered the cruelest of punishments.
...very lonely and, often, very unhappy, with the poignant misery that comes to lonely people who long to be social and cannot, somehow, step naturally and unselfconsciously into some friendly group
All art is solitary and the studio is a torture area.
Being solitary isn't a disease that needs a cure.
The misanthrope, as an essentially solitary man, is not a man at all: he must be a beast or a god.
The tiger will see you hundred times before you see it once
The Truth is in the prolouge. Death to the romantic fool., the expert in solitary confinement.
Writing is such a solitary occupation that it takes a long time to build up a group of professional peers with whom you genuinely identify.
At one point in your life you have to decide whether you want to become a sachem or a solitary.
The art of writing is not as solitary as one might think. When it finally dawns on us one day that our task as writers is to share what we know of the human spirit, we suddenly discover that we were never truly alone.
John J. Geddes
a rainy walk through leaves will cure almost anything
Writing is a solitary activity, it requires isolation and silence.
Live alone if staying together seems lifeless
My life is not merely a public phenomenon, it is a solitary adventure as well.
Lonely' is a troubling word and not one to be tossed around lightly. It makes people uncomfortable, summoning up as it does all kinds of harsher adjectives, like 'sad' or 'strange'. I have always been well liked, I think, always well regarded and respected, but having few enemies is not the same as having many friends, and there was no denying that I was, if not 'lonely', more solitary than I'd hoped to be at that time.
Writing is a solitary occupation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The Solitary As one who has sailed across an unknown sea, among this rooted folk I am alone; the full days on their tables are their own, to me the distant is reality. A new world reaches to my very eyes, a place perhaps unpeopled as the moon; their slightest feelings they must analyze, and all their words have got the common tune. The things I brought with me from far away, compared with theirs, look strangely not the same: in their great country they were living things, but here they hold their breath, as if for shame.
He marveled at the poetry of Emily Dickinson, sensing her kindred spirit. For the last seventeen years of her life, Dickinson rarely left her home in Massachusetts and spoke to visitors only through a partially closed door. "Saying nothing, " she wrote, "sometimes says the most.
was it scripted by God or I am playing with my life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My doom and my strength is to be solitary.