How to be alone, without being lonely (inspirational quotes on solitude and isolation)

on solitude

For the last few years I’ve been editing a 19th century treatise called “The Genius of Solitude.” I already posted the introduction and some of my favorite quotes HERE, but I took some of the longer quotes and turned them into infographics.

I love these, not only for the aesthetic beauty of the writing (I tried to find images to match), but also because I think loneliness, solitude and isolation is an enormous problem in contemporary society – despite our increased connectivity.

If you, like me, resonate with these quotes and want to spread the word, please pick a favorite and share on social media. You can also pin them to relevant Pinterest boards. As the author William Alger writes, there is a great benefit simply in recognizing that these are universally shared human emotions, part of the living experience, not just personal tragedies.

You can feel less isolated just by sharing your experiences with solitude.

 

Read the introduction to learn the “3 types of wretchedness” that keep creatives from being happy!

or

Check out The Genius of Solitude on Amazon

 

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Read the introduction to learn the “3 types of wretchedness” that keep creatives from being happy!

or

Check out The Genius of Solitude on Amazon

 

 

 

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Read the introduction to learn the “3 types of wretchedness” that keep creatives from being happy!

or

Check out The Genius of Solitude on Amazon

 

 

 

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Read the introduction to learn the “3 types of wretchedness” that keep creatives from being happy!

or

Check out The Genius of Solitude on Amazon

 

 

 

About Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy is a book editor turned book designer with a Ph.D. in Literature. He's been featured on CNN and spoken at dozens of writing conferences around the world. These days he mostly writes young adult fantasy and science fiction, while helping authors write and publish bestselling books. FREE GUIDE: Sell your work without selling out.