16 Solitude Quotes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Being Alone

Solitude is the kind of happiness that everyone has locked up inside them, but few let it loose and treat it as the gift it is. Everyone comes across it, mostly in their 20s, but most of them also fail to recognise it as a good thing. They term it loneliness and associate negative emotions with it. I discovered this lovely emotion and met it with mixed feelings. I was skeptical and then when I gave it a try, and boy, was I overwhelmed.

Solitude is the only thing that is completely yours, you, and will always be. It rejuvenates my soul and even in the most exciting days of my life, I crave to go back to it.

Here are a few quotes that will make you fall in love with it too:

#1. “The whole value of solitude depends upon one’s self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.” – John Lubbock

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#2. “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.” – Honoré de Balzac

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#3. “Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.” – Paul Brunton

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#4. “Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.” –Thomas Browne

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

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#6. “Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.” – Marcus Aurelius

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#7. “Children love to be alone because alone is where they know themselves, and where they dream.” – Roger Rosenblatt

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#8. “Living alone, though it may not be the state you ultimately desire for yourself, affords an unparalleled opportunity to know yourself, to be yourself, and to develop yourself as a unique and interesting individual.” – Phyllis Hobe

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#9. “People who cannot bear to be alone are generally the worst company.” -Albert Guino

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#10. “Isolation is aloneness that feels forced upon you, like a punishment. Solitude is aloneness you choose and embrace. I think great things can come out of solitude, out of going to a place where all is quiet except the beating of your heart.” – Jeanne Marie Laskas

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#11. “Solitude can be frightening because it invites us to meet a stranger we think we may not want to know – ourselves.” – Melvyn Kinder

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

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#13. “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” -Wayne Dyer

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#14. “Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” -Bell Hooks

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#15. “We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and–in spite of True Romance magazines–we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely–at least, not all the time–but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” – Hunter S. Thompson

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#16. “Solitude is the soul’s holiday, an opportunity to stop doing for others and to surprise and delight ourselves instead.” -Katrina Kenison

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Manushi Desai

Manushi Desai is the Deputy Editor of Youth Connect. An ardent reader and a laid-back writer, her dreamy and idealistic thoughts add on to her passion for culture, travel and literature.

 
 

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