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“The pen will never be able to move fast enough to write down every word discovered in the space of memory. Some things have been lost forever, other things will perhaps be remembered again, and still other things have been lost and found and lost again. There is no way to be sure of any this.” – Paul Auster, The Invention of Solitude

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Memory’s lost and found

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“But your solitude will be a support and a home for you, even in the midst of very unfamiliar circumstances, and from it you will find all your paths.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Feels like home

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Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author’s words reverberating in your head. ― Paul Auster

“Reading was my escape and my comfort, my consolation, my stimulant of choice…” ― Paul Auster

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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, Letters to a Young Poet

“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

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I want to be able to be alone, to find it nourishing – not just a waiting. ― Susan Sontag

“I want to be able to be alone, to find it nourishing – not just a waiting.” ― Susan Sontag

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Embrace your solitude and love it. Endure the pain it causes, and try to sing out with it. ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

“Embrace your solitude & love it. Endure the pain it causes, & try to sing out with it.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke

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There is a fellowship more quiet even than solitude, and which, rightly understood, is solitude made perfect. – Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson on fellowship and solitude

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