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
I usually find myself hiking in a place that not a lot of people go hiking, just trying to find some solitude. I like being out in the middle of nowhere. Not always, but it's a good place to go to just reflect and think, and it's something I really enjoy.
Winter solitude - in a world of one colour the sound of the wind.
Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
J.J. did not always flee from men, but he has always loved solitude. He enjoyed himself with the friends he velieved he had, but he enjoyed himself still more alone. He valued their society, but he sometimes needed to withdraw, and he would perhaps have preferred to live always alone than always with them.
There is a solitude of space, A solitude of sea, A solitude of death, but these Society shall be, Compared with that profounder site, That polar privacy, A Soul admitted to Itself: Finite Infinity.
'Tis solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers; vanity can give No hollow aid; alone - man with his God must strive.
There's a difference between solitude and loneliness.
We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.
C. S. Lewis
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.
Every corner in a house, every angle in a room, every inch of secluded space in which we like to hide, or withdraw into ourselves, is a symbol of solitude for the imagination; that is to say, it is the germ of a room, or of a house.
The living tongue that tells the word, the living ear that hears it, bind and bond us in the communion we long for in the silence of our inner solitude.
Ursula K. Le Guin