"There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall." ~Sidonie Gabrielle
"Language... has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone." ~Paul Tillich
"The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it" ~John Lubbock, Sr.
"Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate" ~Germaine Greer
"Loneliness is the ultimate poverty" ~Abigail Van Buren