"Whenever Moses entered the tent,
the pillar of cloud would descend and
stand at the entrance of the tent;
and the LORD would speak with Moses."
~ Exodus 33:9 ~
"Solitude sometimes is best society." ~ John Milton ~
"I live in that solitude which is painful in youth
but delicious in the years of maturity."
~ Albert Einstein ~
"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself." ~ Jean Anouilh ~
"I had three chairs in my house:
one for solitude
two for friendship
three for society."
~ Henry David Thoreau ~
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil." ~ Thomas A. Edison ~
"If you're lonely when you're alone,
you're in bad company."
~ Sartre ~
"Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away...and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast...be happy about your growth, in which of course you can't take anyone with you, and be gentle with those who stay behind; be confident and calm in front of them and don't torment them with your doubts and don't frighten them with your faith or joy, which they would be able to comprehend. Seek out some simple and true feeling of what you have in common with them, which doesn't necessarily have to alter when you yourself change again and again; when you see them, love life in a form that is not your own and be indulgent toward those who are growing old, who are afraid of the aloneness that you trust... and don't expect any understanding; but believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it."
~ Rilke ~
"I care for myself.
The more solitary,
the more friendless,
the more unsustained I am,
the more I will respect myself."
~ Charlotte Bronte ~
"Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don't want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important that finding out what you're doing here. Believe in kissing."
~ Eve Ensler ~
"I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people:
that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other."
~ Rilke ~
"Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
"Sometimes I get so immersed in my own company, if I unexpectedly run into someone I know, it's a bit of a shock and takes me a while to adjust."
~ Kazuo Ishiguro ~
in a world starved for
solitude, silence, and private;
starved for meditation and true friendship."
~ C. S. Lewis ~
"In the early morning,
while it was still dark,
Jesus got up,
left the house,
and went away to a solitary place
and was praying there."
~ Mark 1:35 ~
If you'd like a name added to the prayer list, please let me know; around the world, people are praying.
Prayer Keeping ~ unspoken requests ~ Everett ~ Adam ~ Toby ~ Jim ~