Solitude Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old solitude quotes, solitude sayings, and solitude proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The best thinking has been done in solitude. Thomas A. Edison
Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature. Albert Einstein
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. Aristotle
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. Albert Einstein
Solitude is the place of purification. Martin Buber
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd. Thomas Mann
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. Laurence Sterne
Solitude is creativity's best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls. Naomi Judd
Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost. Kevin Patterson
It is only in solitude that I ever find my own core. Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships. Francis Bacon
Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine. Honoré de Balzac
Solitude is the place where we can connect with profound bonds that are deeper than the emergency bonds of fear and anger. Henri Nouwen
In solitude, where we are least alone. Lord Byron
True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow. Edward Hoagland
It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. K.T.Jong
The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it. John Lubbock
What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be. Ellen Burstyn
Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. Deepak Chopra
Without great solitude no serious work is possible. Pablo Picasso
The things one experiences alone with oneself are very much stronger and purer. Eugene Delacroix
Solitude can be frightening because it invites us to meet a stranger we think we may not want to know ? ourselves. Melvyn Kinder
Only in quiet waters do thing mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. Hans Margolius
Solitude gives birth to the original in us. Thomas Mann
Solitude, if rightly used, becomes not only a privilege but a necessity. Only a superficial soul fears to fraternize with itself. Alice Hegan Rice
Solitude is a necessary protest to the incursions and the false alarms of society's hysteria, a period of cure and recovery. Abraham Joshua Heschel
Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. Lorraine Hansberry
Finding solitude in the concrete jungle is powerful and peaceful. Mike Dolan
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. Marcus Aurelius
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that's where I renew my springs that never dry up. Pearl Buck