I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there - that is living.Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (via introspectivepoet)
Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.Friedrich Nietzsche (via henretta84)
Like a stranger and an outcast, I move among them not one of their words or looks reaches me any longer. I am dumb for no one understands my speech ah, but they never did understand me! Or does the same fate bear the same burden on its soul? It is terrible to be condemned to silence when one has so much to say […] Was I made for solitude or for a life in which there was no one to whom I could speak? The inability to communicate one’s thoughts is in very truth the most terrible of all kinds of loneliness.Friedrich Nietzsche, from Selected Letters (via violentwavesofemotion)
This desire to be together in order to not feel alone is an unfortunate symptom, in my opinion. Every person needs to learn from childhood how to be spend time with oneself. That doesn’t mean he should be lonely, but that he shouldn’t grow bored with himself because people who grow bored in their own company seem to me in danger, from a self-esteem point of view.Tarkovsky’s advice to the young (via explore-blog)
I’m the kind of person who likes to be by himself. To put a finer point on it, I’m the type of person who doesn’t find it painful to be alone. I find spending an hour or two every day running alone, not speaking to anyone, as well as four or five hours alone at my desk, to be neither difficult nor boring. I’ve had this tendency ever since I was young, when, given a choice, I much preferred reading books on my own or concentrating on listening to music over being with someone else. I could always think of things to do by myself.Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (via bookmania)
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