112+ Best Solitude Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Solitude the quality or state of being alone or remote from society. Inspirational solitude quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Solitude Quotes

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. Aristotle

Solitude is where I place my chaos to rest and awaken my inner peace. Nikki Rowe

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

I search for solitude and within that search I find me. Miles Patrick Yonka

Women need real moments of solitude and self reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. Barbara De Angelis

If the only point of jail is isolation, then I have served a full sentence. Abhaidev

Your inner voice is the voice of divinity. To hear it, we need to be in solitude, even in crowded places. A. R. Rahman

Sometimes he felt his loneliness. But these moments of solitude and loneliness gave meaning to his existence. He would keep drifting from moment to moment inhaling the fragrances of these moments like one inhaled from the flowers in a garden! Avijeet Das

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

Everyone experiences the feelings of sadness and loneliness. We might rue our lack of companionship, but some people present a desperate need for aloneness. Being alone allows a person to think, imagine, and take in nature. Because being alone is essential for specific human actions, similar to all other aspects of life, it is a gift. Kilroy J. Oldster

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires. Omar Khayyam

A bright afternoon, blue sky, and hot coffee. I take a sip from my second cup, look up at the sky, and smile. Nobody’s here now. It’s very quiet. I can hear myself much better now. Bhuwan Thapaliya

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. Henri Nouwen

Loneliness is different than isolation and solitude. Loneliness is a subjective feeling where the connections we need are greater than the connections we have. In the gap, we experience loneliness. It’s distinct from the objective state of isolation, which is determined by the number of people around you.  Vivek Murthy

He was relieved to be alone. He appeared to find happiness in solitude. Udayakumar D.S.

Solitude is the place of purification. Martin Buber

Stillness is pure, silence is golden and solitude is liberating. Gloria Dolo

Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude. Miguel de Unamuno

Action is necessary, but that doesn’t mean we have to ignore the words of the wise. Mwanandeke Kindembo

Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance. Jules Verne

Cultivate the ability to listen and understand everything to which human passions are extinguished or excited. Mwanandeke Kindembo

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone. Octavio Paz

If hatred can be washed from all the hearts of mankind, then all oceans will surely dry up. Mwanandeke Kindembo

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude. William Wordsworth

Those who love much risk losing everything at once without warning. Mwanandeke Kindembo

Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself. Thomas Browne

Be delighted in solitude; it guides you to discover your true self and a time alone with your deepest thoughts. Emmanuel Apetsi

One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The upside to living alone is that I’m the boss; the downside, I have to boss myself around a lot. Brian Spellman

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills. Joseph Roux

Own your solitude. Nanette L. Avery

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

Solitude will be your greatest ally when it comes to soul searching. Be a lone wolf. How else can you listen to the whispers of your Soul in a chaotic, noisy world? Aletheia Luna

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. Paul Tillich

The flowers are not needed now: pluck every one; cut down the trees and burn the fields; drain the rivers and desert the earth. For nothing now can ever bring us joy. Ajaz Ahmad Khawaja

There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect. Robert Louis Stevenson

Solitude, the pricy state seeking tranquil air, for errors, for apologies, behold! a calm down side, beneath the sloppy, hilly village’s canopying shade, there is the warmth of lonely peace to respite. Nithin Purple

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

Solitude embraced is the opposite of loneliness Neil Ansell

Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it. Liv Tyler

You can only be close to yourself when you live far away from your arrogance. Bhuwan Thapaliya

Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity. Abraham Cowley

Stillness is pure, silence is golden and solitude is powerful. Gloria Dolo

Solitude is the strength of being alone. It’s where we become our best company. Jay Shetty

My solitude is just as sweet as listening epiphanies knocking on my door baring gifts on a Sunday morning. Gloria Dolo

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people that each protects the solitude of the other. Rainer Maria Rilke

My solitude is just as sweet as glistering epiphanies knocking on my door baring gifts on a Sunday morning. Gloria Dolo

Solitude is pleasant. Loneliness is not. Anna Neagle

In life, o human, thy solitude is constant. But you can make the most of it by doing what you love. Niks

The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction. Allen Ginsberg

Solitude can lead to a tunnel within ourselves at the end of which is a room we didn’t even know was there. Anna Quindlen

Friendship needs no words it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. Dag Hammarskjold

I feel a craving for solitude that sometimes makes me feel as if I will die from the longing. Molly Remer

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude. Jeanne Moreau

She loves her lonely moments, the silence away from the crowds. When it’s just her daydreaming. Marie Kristin Hofmann

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once. Robert Browning

Even a plant is a living being, therefore we must also consider its mind and soul; just like we do in the case of a human being. Mwanandeke Kindembo

I reflected much on that vain desire, which had pursued me for so many years, of being in solitude in order to be a Christian. I have now, thought I, solitude enough; but am I therefore the nearer being a Christian? Not if Jesus Christ be the model of Christianity. John Wesley

How could I ever be lonely when I am with my own best self?Anoir Ou Chad

To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do. Victor Hugo

What is the value of cultivating a bad reputation in the universe; if the death of the flesh is certain? Mwanandeke Kindembo

Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss.  Guru Nanak

I don’t think there is a prayer that can save someone from death; when it’s your turn to leave this beautiful world. Death is the only thing guaranteed to everyone. Mwanandeke Kindembo

Some people can’t stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I’m a regular talking machine. It’s all or nothing for me. Celine Dion

If you take the devil and sin out of the equation, then human beings will have nothing to say to each other. No one to blame. Mwanandeke Kindembo

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine. Honore de Balzac

The key to all illusions lies in knowledge of future events. Mwanandeke Kindembo

Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone. Women need solitude in order to find again the true essence of themselves; that firm strand which will be the indispensable center of a whole web of human relationships. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Let loneliness have mercy on thinkers. Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

Being solitary is being alone well being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement. Alice Koller

Solitude causes more wounds than it was ever meant to heal. Laura Chouette

God is absence. God is the solitude of man. Jean Paul Sartre

Ayla loved these moments of solitude. Basking in the sun, feeling relaxed and content, she thought about nothing in particular, except the beautiful day and how happy she was. Jean M. Auel

Solitude is independence. Hermann Hesse

The family demands wealth to continue. The work requires family support. Wealth needs someone, the family, to consume it. Otherwise, it will be boring to try to enjoy it in solitude. Mwanandeke Kindembo

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

Solitude jerks you up in a way that no noises in the world can dissolve it. Hiral Nagda

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. Laurence Sterne

Solitude is a chosen separation for not trusting people, for they dispirits you everytime you try to trust them. Whereas Isolation is, when you have too many things to talk about but there’s no one for you there. Neymat Khan

I owe my solitude to other people. Alan Watts

What we think of as our refuge and sanctuary, could easily become the place of our captivity. Mladen Đorđević

Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt In solitude, where we are least alone. Lord Byron

Sometimes he felt his loneliness. But these moments of solitude and loneliness gave meaning to his existence. He would keep drifting from moment to moment inhaling the fragrances of these moments as one inhaled from the flowers in a garden. Avijeet Das

Solitude is better than the society of evil persons. Abu Bakr

I come here for the solitude. I come to soak myself in memories before they evaporate, before they float so far from my memory that I can’t catch them. Brenda Sutton Rose

The strongest reason for giving woman all the opportunities for higher education, for the full development of her faculties, her forces of mind and body is the solitude and personal responsibility of her own individual life. Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Solitude is a gift but few people understand this! Avijeet Das

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. Percy Bysshe Shelley

When the solitude invites you, accept it, because it will make you hear the inner voices that you can never hear in the crowds! Mehmet Murat ildan

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. Thomas A. Edison

Derestricted Liberty is such like sitting far,on the blissful wings of solitude,below the crystal clear,infinite skies,full of musing feels with myriad of visions could satiate now. Nithin Purple

Retire at various times into the solitude of your own heart, even while outwardly engaged in discussions or transactions with others, and talk to God. Saint Francis de Sales

There is always an eternal mystery around the lonely souls! Mehmet Murat ildan

I like solitude. I like the anomalous life. I like a quiet life. Eric Clapton

Several shades of hazy blue hung over the landscape like a heavy tapestry, giving the Blue Ridge Mountains its name. I stopped at one of the scenic overlooks, switched off the bike, and sat in the absolute stillness of the mountains. Their silence was a soothing balm for my soul. The maternal rhythm of nature is a tonic that heals emotionally. I just wanted to sit still, breathe deeply, and match my heartbeat to that rhythm. Debi Tolbert Duggar

God created man and, finding him not sufficiently alone, gave him a companion to make him feel his solitude more keenly. Paul Valery

The average mind cannot enjoy solitude. It requires courage to rise above average. Nitin Namdeo

O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place. William Cowper

Social Distancing can create anxiety, loneliness, and depression. A sovereign being views Solitude as time to sand the rust off your vehicle, re grout your shower, rake the leaves, or renovate yourself. Solitude is meditation in motion. Deborah Bravandt

Solitude is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it. Thomas Merton

Solitude is the practice of bringing togetherness out of oneself and the world. P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Look, if I were alone in the world, I would have the right to choose despair, solitude and self fulfillment. But I am not alone. Elie Wiesel

Solitude is a purposeful act of creating an undisturbed environment, atmosphere and condition when you can quietly connect, pray, observe, listen and gain clarity from God and what He has for you. Benjamin Suulola

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

Everything here pulses with the rare beauty of the South. Brenda Sutton Rose

It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude. H. P. Lovecraft

If you can’t stay alone with yourself, you will lose yourself! Keep yourself in yourself by creating a time for yourself! Mehmet Murat ildan

Solitude is creativity’s best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls. Naomi Judd

Solitude can force you to get married. Arif Naseem

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius. Edward Gibbon

Solitude itself your happiness,when a train of some promised words break like beads from the Heart’s decked chain. Nithin Purple