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A man by himself is in bad company.
~ Eric Hoffer

 

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A man can be himself only so long as he is alone.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

 

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A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
~ Walter Savage Landor

 

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A writer who writes, ''I am alone''... can be considered rather comical. It is comical for a man to recognize his solitude by addressing a reader and by using methods that prevent the individual from being alone. The word alone is just as general as the word bread. To pronounce it is to summon to oneself the presence of everything the word excludes.
~ Maurice Blanchot

 

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Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.
~ Albert Camus

 

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Alone, even doing nothing, you do not waste your time. You do, almost always, in company. No encounter with yourself can be altogether sterile: Something necessarily emerges, even if only the hope of some day meeting yourself again.
~ E. M. Cioran

 

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An artist is always alone -- if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
~ Henry Miller

 

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By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself: see what thy soul doth wear. Dare to look in thy chest; for 'Tis thine own: And tumble up and down what thou findst there. Who cannot rest till he good fellows find, he breaks up house, turns out of doors his mind.
~ George Herbert

 

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Conversation enriches the understanding; but solitude is the school of genius.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Get away from the crowd when you can. Keep yourself to yourself, if only for a few hours daily.
~ Arthur Brisbane

 

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Go away, I'm all right!
~ H.G. Wells

 

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History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone, I never found the companionable as solitude.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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I have never found a companion so companionable as solitude.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
~ Albert Einstein

 

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I want to be left alone.
~ Greta Garbo

 

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I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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I'm still the little southern girl from the wrong side of the tracks who really didn't feel like she belonged.
~ Faye Dunaway

 

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If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

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If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.
~ Jules Renard

 

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