Quotes of Detachment

“ Every deed and every relationship is surrounded by an atmosphere of silence. Friendship needs no words — it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. ”

- Dag Hammarskjold

“ He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment. ”

- Meister Eckhart

“ We're all in this alone. ”

- Lily Tomlin

“ Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine. ”

- Honore de Balzac

“ There is no detachment where there is no pain. And there is no pain endured without hatred or lying unless detachment is present too. ”

- Simone Weil

“ Solitude: a sweet absence of looks. ”

- Milan Kundera

“ Solitude is one thing and loneliness is another. ”

- May Sarton

“ Now that I have found someone, I'm feeling more alone... than I ever have before. ”

- Ben Folds

“ Living means taking sides. Those who really live cannot help being a citizen and a partisan. Indifference and apathy are parasitism, perversion, not life. ”

- Antonio Gramsci

“ It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason. ”

- Jules Verne

“ She discovered that, while solitude with dreams is glorious, solitude without them has few charms. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness. ”

- Albert Schweitzer

“ Solitude vivifies; isolation kills. ”

- Joseph Roux

“ Not to he who is offensive to us are we most unfair, but to he who does not concern us at all. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. ”

- Jonathan Larson

“ Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. ”

- Broadway musical ‘Rent’

“ A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. ”

- Rainer Maria Rilke

“ What makes life dreary is the want of a motive. ”

- George Eliot

“ The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. ”

- Dante Alighieri

“ There's a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while. ”

- Tom Hanks

“ Most of us have no real loves and no real hatreds. Blessed is love, less blessed is hatred, but thrice accursed is that indifference which is neither one nor the other. ”

- Mark Rutherford

“ Tolerance is a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness. ”

- Sir James Goldsmith

“ Solitude is the playfield of Satan. - Pale Fire, 1962. ”

- Vladimir Nabokov

“ To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone. ”

- Octavio Paz

“ There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire. - Journal, December, 1900. ”

- Jules Renard

“ One can acquire everything in solitude except character. - On Love, 1822. ”

- Stendhal

“ Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently. ”

- Charles Dudley Warner

“ Loneliness doesn't have much to do with where you are. ”

- Hugh Hefner

“ Prayer is an end to isolation. It is living our daily life with someone; with him who alone can deliver us from solitude. ”

- Georges Lefevre
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