In this post, you will find great Solitary Quotes from famous people, such as Laura Bush, Richard Jefferies, Selma Lagerlof, Emmeline Pankhurst, Chelsea Manning. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
Shortly after arriving at a makeshift military jail at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in May 2010, I was placed into the black hole of solitary confinement for the first time.
There’s definitely a solitary aspect to not having a band, and there are times when I wish that I did.
Writing is a solitary existence. Making a movie is controlled chaos – thousands of moving parts and people. Every decision is a compromise. If you’re writing and you don’t like how your character looks or talks, you just fix it. But in a movie, if there’s something you don’t like, that’s tough.
A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man.
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.
True solidarity is only possible among the solitary.
I think there’s something beautifully old fashioned about waiting all week then sitting down and watching something on television together. I’m generation box set, accustomed to binging on multiple episodes at a time, which is fun but quite a solitary pursuit because you do it alone.
The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual – for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost.
Writing, by nature, is a fairly solitary occupation.
Magic‘s quite a solitary pursuit – a thing you can do for hours and hours, getting better and better.
I was fairly solitary. I didn’t like structured learning. People didn’t seem to be my cup of tea.
I like stand-up. But I’d also like a family and house and a yard. I want to work with a lot of people, have colleagues; and on good film sets, there’s people there that work with the same people for years and years. I love that collaborative spirit in that medium. Comedy is a lot more solitary.
Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains – daisy chains – of interactivity. Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange. And in a way, every social action is a negotiation, a compromise between ‘his,’ ‘her’ or ‘their’ wish and yours.
Writing a novel is solitary, but I don’t mind that.
Few occupations pass the solitary hours more fruitfully than the playing of a musical instrument.
I’m not, by nature, a collaborator. My biggest influences were people like painters and poets. These are solitary workers.
Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions.
Writing is a solitary profession; you are really alone when you write. Then the emotions become well shaped and distinct. But their transition into words must be done deliberately and with rigid artistry.
It’s an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That’s always been a tug of war for me.
We are, first of all, not solitary creatures and second of all, we are deeply embedded in the lives of others. It’s very easy to forget that and to engage in an atomistic fallacy – where we think that all we have to do is study the individual components of a system in order to understand the system.
There are so many different elements to surfing. Small waves, big waves, long boards, short boards. This makes it a sport you can share with people. It’s not just a solitary thing – it’s become a family thing, too. It’s about exercising and passing something on from father to son, and from mother to daughter.
I used to live a very social life and never spend much solitary time looking at birds or reading.
When you’re writing, it’s a very solitary job. It’s you and your word processor and a cup of tea.
Writing is, of course, a solitary occupation. But for many writers, myself included, it’s through writing that we make certain vital connections.
Being a mother is a little like ‘Groundhog’s Day.’ It’s getting out of bed and doing the exact same things again and again and yet again – and it’s watching it all get undone again and again and yet again. It’s humbling, monotonous, mind-numbing, and solitary.
It’s the same thing in a way, although writing a book is a very solitary thing.
For me, writing and creating music can be quite a solitary thing.
Novel writing is solitary work.
The writing life is essentially one of solitary confinement – if you can’t deal with this, you needn’t apply.
It’s not very fashionable, but I love life, and I believe that things disappear and reappear and nothing ever solidifies, no matter how middle-class, housebroken, staid, and solitary someone‘s life seems to be. That, I think, is what I’m writing about.
Through every struggle that I have been confronted with and have been subjected to – solitary confinement, long legal battles, and physically transitioning to the woman I have always been – I manage not only to survive, but to grow, learn, mature, and thrive as a better, more confident person.
When you’ve written a movie, you then get together with a whole lot of people and make it. In many ways, I think it is far nicer to be with people rather than being completely solitary.
I feel, in my live shows, I can be as dynamic as I want. It’s my comfort zone. When I get in the studio, it’s more of a solitary experience, which can be good creatively.
I like weeding, but I tend to think of it as a solitary activity.
The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
I like the busy-ness of office life. What I discovered, to my surprise, is that I love the solitary nature of writing. What happens is that you write when you’re ready.
I’m somewhat of a solitary person.
Every champion golfer comes to Augusta imbued with a towering source of inspiration. It’s a solitary journey, but it’s one that no player… makes alone.
Lots of creativity is and should be solitary.
Painting is a lonely, mostly solitary act.
Everything I write tends to turn into a superhero team, even if I didn’t mean for it to. I always start off wanting to be solitary, because a) it’s simpler, and b) that isolation is something that I relate to as a storyteller. And then no matter what, I always end up with a team.
I’m a pretty solitary type of person.
I always loved that solitary experience of making things. There’s a solitary aspect to animating… It’s ultimately the animator and the puppet coaxing a performance out of it.