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Anna Neagle Quotes

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Solitude is pleasant.
Loneliness is not.
- Anna Neagle

Everyone needs some time to themselves.
- Anna Neagle

If we fix a goal and work towards it,
then we are never just passing time.
- Anna Neagle

The time I had waited probably made the difference
between success and failure.
- Anna Neagle

 

So it is necessary that we should learn to be alone.
- Anna Neagle

No matter how much we love our family and friends,
a part of us needs the occasional moment of solitude as a plant needs water.
It is the inmost core of each of us that,
that part which nobody can define but which we all
recognize because it never changes.
- Anna Neagle

I have always found it difficult to wait for things -
whether it was to see my father or sailor brother,
Alan, again after their long sea trips,
or the chance of a better job, or even new curtains.
- Anna Neagle

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But if we learn to think of it as anticipation,
as learning, as growing, if we think of the time we
spend waiting for the big things of life as an opportunity
instead of a passing of time,
what wonderful horizons open out!
- Anna Neagle

Naturally enough when I was a young dancer,
I was terribly anxious to get ahead,
and to get ahead quickly.
I was impatient with all those older people who talked
of the long grind to the top,
who turned me down for jobs I knew I could do.
- Anna Neagle

What, I sometimes wonder, would it be like if I lived
in a country where winter is a matter of a few chilly
days and a few weeks' rain;
where the sun is never far away,
and the flowers bloom all year long?
- Anna Neagle

But the delights of solitude don't only consist of dreaming.
Next in enjoyment, I think, comes planning.
- Anna Neagle

But the important thing about learning to wait,
I feel sure, is to know what you are waiting for.
- Anna Neagle

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life
stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth,
but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

Balance activity with serenity,
wealth with simplicity,
persistence with innovation,
community with solitude,
familiarity with adventure,
constancy with change,
leading with following.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Solitude is considered un-American.
- Erica Jong

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

I have never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
We are for the most part more lonely
when we go abroad among men
than when we stay in our chambers.
A man thinking or working is always alone,
let him be where he will.
- Henry David Thoreau

I love to be alone.
I never found the companion
that was so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude.
It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
- Louis Aragon

Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered
from the anguish of loneliness.
- Dag Hammarskjold

I never found a companion that was
so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
- Robert Browning

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.
- Omar Khayyam

Be able to be alone.
Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
- Thomas Browne

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.
- Joseph Roux

Real misanthropes are not found in solitude,
but in the world; since it is experience of life,
and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.
- Giacomo Leopardi

When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world,
and droop.
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
how gracious, how benign in solitude.
- William Wordsworth

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings
to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

To be exempt from the Passions with which others are tormented,
is the only pleasing Solitude.
- Richard Steele

What one writer can make in the solitude of one room
is something no power can easily destroy.
- Salman Rushdie

I really do work in solitude.
- Donna Tartt

From the night, his solitude, the poet finds day and
starts a diary that is lethal to the inert.
The dark landscape yields a dialogue.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.
- Robert Cecil

I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people:
that each protects the solitude of the other.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Do your work for six years; but in the seventh,
go into solitude or among strangers,
so that the memory of your friends does not hinder
you from being what you have become.
- Leo Szilard

It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone,
and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience.
That's always been a tug of war for me.
- Jodie Foster

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition.
Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
- Octavio Paz

One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
- Carl Sandburg

Life is the desert, life the solitude,
death joins us to the great majority.
- Edward Young

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
- Jean de la Bruyere

In the tumult of men and events, solitude was my temptation;
now it is my friend.
What other satisfaction can be sought once you have confronted History?
- Charles de Gaulle

Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.
- Abu Bakr

It's hard to spend years at a time working in total
solitude with no reality-check.
- Russell Banks

In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space,
eternity, life and death.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

Silence and solitude are more distracting to me than chatter and commotion.
- Marilu Henner

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
- Honore de Balzac

The weight of the world is love.
Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.
- Allen Ginsberg

During my solitude, conflicting thoughts increased;
but much exercise of soul had the effect of causing
the scriptures to gain complete ascendancy over me.
- John Nelson Darby

We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon,
to the most bitter solitude.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Solitude begets whimsies.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

Solitude can be used well by very few people.
They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it,
and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.
- Abraham Cowley

I didn't choose solitude.
- Klaus Kinski

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection
to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
- Barbara de Angelis

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society
is wholesome for the character.
- James Russell Lowell

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
- Moliere

Only in solitude do we find ourselves;
and in finding ourselves,
we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.
- Miguel de Unamuno

A solitude is the audience-chamber of God.
- Walter Savage Landor

Solitude, though it may be silent as light,
is like light, the mightiest of agencies;
for solitude is essential to man.
All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
- Thomas de Quincey

It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult;
that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it.
- Rainer Maria Rilke


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