- Friday, May 11, 2007

Solitude

C.S. Lewis
Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.

Jessamyn West
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the wirter. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.

May Sarton
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.

Paul Johannes Tillich, The Eternal Now
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.

Colette
There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.

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