Lightly, my darling

beautiful night sky

  “It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes,    feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with  them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at  your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so  lightly. Lightly my darling…”

Aldous Huxley

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.”

20 poignant quotes on solitude.


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“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.”
May Sarton

If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“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.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”
Aldous Huxley

“I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

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