Favorite Quotations ~  Solitude, 2 Kick in the Seat of the Pants

"Hermits have no peer pressure." ~ Steven Wright

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When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that. ~ Gertrude Stein

Excuse me if I have some place in my mind where I go time to time. ~ Tom Petty

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

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

One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude. ~ Carl Sandburg

She was not accustomed to taste the joys of solitude except in company. ~ Edith Wharton

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

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

I prize the privilege of being alone. ~ Carl R. Rogers

I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on earth. ~ Steve McQueen

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