Quotes that Celebrate the Joys of Solitude

Posted on September 03rd, 2017 

“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”

Albert Einstein

“Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.”

Paul Johannes Tillich

“It is only when we silence 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

“I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirit, unless I spend four hours a day at least – and it is commonly more than that – sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.”

Henry David Thoreau

“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A little while alone in your room will prove more valuable than anything else that could ever be given you.”


“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”

Aldous Huxley

“To be Silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing; expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunkk, with a sense of solemnity to being oneself…When life sank  down for a moment, the range of experience seemed limitless.”

Virginia Wolfe