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

“Where the vast cloudless sky was broken by one crow I sat upon a hill - all alone - long ago; But I never felt so lonely and so out of God's way, As here, where I brush elbows with a thousand every day” ~Harry Kemp

"I hate you!" I screamed, opening the window, so my cries could just pour out into the city. I didn't even care if someone saw me from the street. "You tore me apart!" Suddenly, there was a knock on the door. "Maple?" ... It was Knox.

thought, "When winter comes again, Where will these bright things be? All vanished, like a vision vain, An unreal mockery!

“It is true that I miss intelligent companionship, but there are so few with whom I can share the things that mean so much to me that I have learned to contain myself. It is enough that I am surrounded with beauty...” ~ Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild