Solitude, the Mightiest of Agencies

Solitude, the Mightiest of Agencies

             Michal Dziekan
             “I would advise you to write, my dear friend, because with your active nature, solitude is simply intolerable
             to you, and after some time your solitude would become perhaps attractive if you were to people it with
             creatures of your own fancy."
             - Wilfrid Laurie
             Jason Seiler
             " Lonelinee is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self."
             -May Sarton
             Bill Sanderson
             "The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude."
             -Aldous Huxley
             Jon Foster
             "I owe my solitude to other people."
             -Alan Watts
             Paul Cox
             "A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom,
             for it is only when he is alone that he is really free."
             -Arthur Schopenhauer
             Mark Summers
             "The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.."
             -Allen Ginsberg
             Chase Stone
             "As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will
             not be poverty, nor weakness weakness."
             - Henry David Thoreau
             Kinuko Y. Craft
             "Aside from what it teaches you, there is simply the indescribable degree of peace that can be achieved on a
             sailing vessel at sea. I guess a combination of hard work and the seemingly infinite expanse of the sea - the
             profound solitude - that does it for me. "
             -Billy Campbell
             Gary Kelley
             "A man can be himself alone so long as he is alone… if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom;
             for it is only when he is alone that he is really free."
             -Arthur Schopenhauer
             Ricardo Martinez
             "Solitude is the place where we can connect with profound bonds that are deeper thant the emergency bonds
             of fear and anger. "
             -Henri Nouwen
             Sam Spratt
             "Everyone needs solitude, especially a person who is used to thinking about what she experiences. Solitude
             is very important in my work as a mode of inspiration, but isolation is not good in this respect. i am not writing
             poetry about isolation"
             -Wislawa Szymborska
             Chris Gall
             "There's a difference between solitude and loneliness"
             -Maggie Smith
             David Johnson
             "Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature. "
             -Albert Einstein
             Dongyun Lee
             "I didn;t choose solitude "
             -Klaus Kinski
             Tyler Jacobson
             "Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away "
             -Barbara de Angelis
             Kent Barton
             "Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man.
             All men come into this world along and leave it alone. "
             -Thomas de Quincey
             Rudy Gutierrez
             "Solitude is very different from a 'time-out' from our busy lives. Solitude is the very ground from which community
             grows. Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we
             interact with each other directly, we are potentially opened for a deeper intimacy with each other.But in the end,
             in the end one is alone"
             -Henri Nouwen
             David Palumbo
             "But in the end, in the end one is alone. We are all of us alone. I mean I'm told these days we have to
             consider ourselves as being in society...but in the end one knows one is alone, that one lives at the heart
             of a solitude."
             -Harold Bloom
             Ricardo Martinez
             "Solitude is the place of purification."
             -Martin Buber
             Thomas Ehretsmann
             "Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.."
             -Francis Bacon
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