Quotes about solitude

Renee Jones
Renee Jones
American dramatic actress
Being single isn't the cause of loneliness, and marriage is not necessarily the cure. There are many lonely married people as well.
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
American singer and actress
When I decided to be a singer, my mother warned me I'd be alone a lot. Basically we all are. Loneliness comes with life.
Laurel Nakadate
Laurel Nakadate
American feminist video artist, filmmaker, and photographer
A lot of people have said that the main thread in my work is loneliness or just wanting to create a world with someone who doesn't really have much in their life, so maybe I'm looking for someone who's lonely and wants to try to create something with me as a subject for my videos.
Aisling Bea
Aisling Bea
Irish actor, stand-up comedian and writer
For me, loneliness comes from being your own worst enemy. In not being able to trust your head sometimes, and what it’s going to do next. That’s a wound and a gift.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist
The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude.
Ian Fleming
Ian Fleming
British writer, journalist and naval intelligence officer
Loneliness becomes a lover, solitude a darling sin.
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
American novelist, short story writer
How feeble is all language to describe the horrors we inflict upon these wretches, whom we mason up in the cells of our prisons, and condemn to perpetual solitude in the very heart of our population.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
As a model, I didn't have an identity; I was a chameleon, a silent actress. I was an amorphous thing. I wasn't full of personality, I was full of solitude and solemnity. I wasn't a cover-girl type.
Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope
English poet, translator, and satirist of the Augustan period
Wholesome solitude, the nurse of sense!
Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg
American poet and writer
The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
French fashion designer
I'd really like to be in closer contact with life. I'm a little too distant, I guess. I like to place myself outside.
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
American singer and actress
Loneliness comes with life.
Laurel Nakadate
Laurel Nakadate
American feminist video artist, filmmaker, and photographer
A lot of people think that my work is about mocking or making fun of things, but a lot of it is about discomfort and making myself as uncomfortable as the men feel, or putting myself in a situation where I'm revealing my loneliness as much as they're revealing theirs.
Aisling Bea
Aisling Bea
Irish actor, stand-up comedian and writer
Loneliness comes from being your own worst enemy
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist
She felt so old, so worn out, so far away from the best moments of her life that she even yearned for those that she remembered as the worst… Her heart of compressed ash, which had resisted the most telling blows of daily reality without strain, fell apart with the first waves of nostalgia. The need to feel sad was becoming a vice as the years eroded her. She became human in her solitude.
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
American novelist, short story writer
When I think of this life I have led; the desolation of solitude it has been; the masoned, walled-town of a Captain's exclusiveness, which admits but small entrance to any sympathy from the green country without - oh, weariness! heaviness! Guinea-coast slavery of solitary command!
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
French fashion designer
I'm so secluded. Very alone.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist
He really had been through death, but he had returned because he could not bear the solitude.
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
French fashion designer
I live in solitude. I have need of solitude to do the next day's work. I can't be to parties where the noise tires me. I can't speak on the telephone. I must have complete calm.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist
More than mother and son, they were accomplices in solitude.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist
In the end all books are written for your friends. The problem after writing One Hundred Years of Solitude was that now I no longer know whom of the millions of readers I am writing for; this upsets and inhibits me. It's like a million eyes are looking at you and you don't really know what they think.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist
But he only found her in the image that saturated his private and terrible solitude.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist
Both looked back then on the wild revelry...and they lamented that it had cost them so much of their lives to find the paradise of shared solitude.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist
Lost in the solitude of his immense power, he began to lose direction.