"Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong."
-- Winston Churchill
“In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.”
-- Laurence Sterne
"Without great solitude, no serious work is possible."
-- Pablo Picasso
“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”
-- Aldous Huxley
"It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you."
“When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude.”
-- William Wordsworth
"One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude."
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.”
-- Albert Einstein
"Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. "
-- Marcus Aurelius
“The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.”
–- Thomas A. Edison