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Wendell Berry on Solitude and Why Pride and Despair Are the Two Great Enemies of Creative Work
Wendell Berry on Solitude and Why Pride and Despair Are the Two Great Enemies of Creative Work

“True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One’s inner voices become audible… In consequence, one responds more clearly to other lives.”

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The Art of Solitude: Buddhist Scholar and Teacher Stephen Batchelor on Contemplative Practice and Creativity
The Art of Solitude: Buddhist Scholar and Teacher Stephen Batchelor on Contemplative Practice and Creativity

“Here lies the paradox of solitude. Look long and hard enough at yourself in isolation and suddenly you will see the rest of humanity staring back.”

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On a Magical Do-Nothing Day: A Lovely Illustrated Ode to the Nourishment of Nature and the Art of Solitude in the Age of Screens
On a Magical Do-Nothing Day: A Lovely Illustrated Ode to the Nourishment of Nature and the Art of Solitude in the Age of Screens

A modern Alice-in-Wonderland tale of self-discovery against the odds of culture.

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A Benediction on the World: Wendell Berry on Creaturely Joy
A Benediction on the World: Wendell Berry on Creaturely Joy

“The joy, less deniable in its evidence than the peacefulness, is the confirmation of it.”

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Elizabeth Bishop on Why Everyone Should Experience at Least One Long Period of Solitude in Life
Elizabeth Bishop on Why Everyone Should Experience at Least One Long Period of Solitude in Life

Wisdom on the rhythms of creativity from a lighthouse daydream.

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Emerson on How to Trust Yourself and What Solitude Really Means
Emerson on How to Trust Yourself and What Solitude Really Means

“It is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

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Kahlil Gibran on Silence, Solitude, and the Courage to Know Yourself
Kahlil Gibran on Silence, Solitude, and the Courage to Know Yourself

“In much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.”

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The Art of Being Alone: May Sarton’s Stunning 1938 Ode to Solitude
The Art of Being Alone: May Sarton’s Stunning 1938 Ode to Solitude

“There is no place more intimate than the spirit alone.”

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An Unassailable Serenity: Edith Wharton on Depression and How to Be Contentedly at Home in Our Solitude
An Unassailable Serenity: Edith Wharton on Depression and How to Be Contentedly at Home in Our Solitude

“I know the only cure, which is to make one’s center of life inside of one’s self, not selfishly or excludingly, but with a kind of unassailable serenity.”

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Desert Solitaire: An Uncommonly Beautiful Love Letter to Solitude and the Spiritual Rewards of Getting Lost
Desert Solitaire: An Uncommonly Beautiful Love Letter to Solitude and the Spiritual Rewards of Getting Lost

“Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary.”

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