Maria Popova On Solitude And Loneliness

Maria Popova (July 28, 1984 -) There is, of course, a universe of difference between solitude and loneliness — two radically different interior orientations toward the same exterior circumstance of lacking companionship. We speak of “fertile solitude” as a developmental achievement essential for our creative capacity, but loneliness is barren and destructive; it cottons in …

Rollo May On Solitude

Rollo Reese May (April 21, 1909 – October 22, 1994) In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.

Alice Koller On Solitude

Alice Koller Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.

Madeleine Dore On Solitude

Madeleine Dore I came to embrace doing nothing and relish the moments of solitude. I went on meandering walks, sat at cafés without any technology, and found myself daydreaming more frequently as I was no longer attempting to fill every spare moment.