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Kevin Patterson Quotes and Sayings

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Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost.
- Kevin Patterson

The whole world loves a maverick and the whole world
wants the maverick to achieve something nobler than simple rebellion.
- Kevin Patterson

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

 

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

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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

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life
stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

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

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

Balance activity with serenity,
wealth with simplicity,
persistence with innovation,
community with solitude,
familiarity with adventure,
constancy with change,
leading with following.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
We are for the most part more lonely
when we go abroad among men
than when we stay in our chambers.
A man thinking or working is always alone,
let him be where he will.
- Henry David Thoreau

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude.
It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
- Louis Aragon

I love to be alone.
I never found the companion
that was so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

I never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

Solitude is pleasant.
Loneliness is not.
- Anna Neagle

A creation of importance can only be produced when
its author isolates himself,
it is a child of solitude.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Solitude begets whimsies.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

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

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

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

He who lives in solitude may make his own laws.
- Publilius Syrus

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
- Moliere

During my solitude, conflicting thoughts increased;
but much exercise of soul had the effect of causing
the scriptures to gain complete ascendancy over me.
- John Nelson Darby

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

A great reader seldom recognizes his solitude.
- Mason Cooley

I feel the same way about solitude as some people
feel about the blessing of the church.
It's the light of grace for me.
I never close my door behind me without the awareness
that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.
- Peter Hoeg

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

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

We need society, and we need solitude also,
as we need summer and winter, day and night,
exercise and rest.
- Philip Gilbert Hamerton

I'm pretty social so it's hard for me to find solitude,
but I need to have solitude to write.
- Catie Curtis

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

Life is the desert, life the solitude,
death joins us to the great majority.
- Edward Young

I didn't choose solitude.
- Klaus Kinski

One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
- Stendhal

From the night, his solitude, the poet finds day and
starts a diary that is lethal to the inert.
The dark landscape yields a dialogue.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

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

What one writer can make in the solitude of one room
is something no power can easily destroy.
- Salman Rushdie

I needed to be in the bush.
There I find solitude and beauty and purity and focus.
That's where my heart lies.
- Mark Burnett

It's hard to spend years at a time working in total
solitude with no reality-check.
- Russell Banks

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 alone and leave it alone.
- Thomas de Quincey

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

In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation;
now it is my friend.
What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
- Charles de Gaulle

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

Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends,
rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.
- William Powell

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

We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon,
to the most bitter solitude.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

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

Books support us in our solitude and keep us from being a burden to ourselves.
- Jeremy Collier

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

Solitude is independence.
- Hermann Hesse

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

Silence and solitude are more distracting to me than chatter and commotion.
- Marilu Henner

Mass communication, radio, and especially television,
have attempted, not without success,
to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection.
- Eugenio Montale

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.
- Joseph Roux

Solitude is the place of purification.
- Martin Buber

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

I don't mind solitude.
I love talking to other people, but I do need my space.
- Iris Chang

Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason,
and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
- Aphra Behn

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
- Jean de la Bruyere

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


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