Quotations About / On: SOLITUDE
There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect.
(Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, poet. "A Night Among the Pines," Travels With a Donkey (1879).)
Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
(Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Célimène, in The Misanthrope, act 5, sc. 4 (1666).
Célimène refuses to move from Paris to the country.)
A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
(Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French author. "Miscellaneous Fragments," On Love (1822).)
Solitude begets whimsies.
(Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689-1762), British society figure, letter writer. Letter, July 19, 1759. Selected Letters, ed. Robert Halsband (1970).)
Solitude: a sweet absence of looks.
(Milan Kundera (b. 1929), Czech author, critic. Immortality, pt. 1, ch. 6 (1991).)
Solitude is un-American.
(Erica Jong (b. 1942), U.S. author. Fear of Flying, ch. 1 (1973).)
The magnitude of your solitude always have impact on your attitude which in turns measure your altitude
People who abhor solitude may abhor company almost as much.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
I've always felt that complement of opposites: body and soul, solitude and companionship, and in the dance studio, contraction and release, rise and fall.
(Judith Jamison (b. 1943), African American dancer. Dancing Spirit, ch. 1 (1993).)