Loneliness/Solitude

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self. (May Sarton)

“Being alone is a markedly different experience than being lonely.” (author unknown)

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” (Joseph F. Newton)

“For loneliness is but cutting adrift from our moorings and floating out to the open sea; an opportunity for finding ourselves, our real selves, what we are about, where we are heading during our little time on this beautiful earth.”  (Anne Shannon Monroe)

“It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone.  Most of the world’s progress has come out of such loneliness.”   (Bruce Barton)

“This feeling of being lonely and very temporary visitors in the universe is in flat contradiction to everything known about man (and all other living organisms) in the sciences.  We do not ‘come into’ this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree.”  (Alan Watts)