by Meia Geddes
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. – Arthur Schopenhauer
Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. – Khaled Hosseini, Amir in The Kite Runner
Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness. – George MacDonald
These quotes are thanks to Steve McCurry’s beautiful collection of images and quotes on solitude and silence.