„What Lily craved was the darkness made by enfolding arms, the silence which is not solitude, but compassion holding its breath.“

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„I do not believe that there was ever a question of being abstract or representational. It is really a matter of ending this silence and solitude, of breathing, and stretching one's arms again transcendental experiences became possible.“

—  Mark Rothko American painter 1903 - 1970
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„Silence and coolness now the earth enfold“

—  George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
By Still Waters (1906), Context: Silence and coolness now the earth enfold: Jewels of glittering green, long mists of gold, Hazes of nebulous silver veil the height, And shake in tremors through the shadowy night. Heard through the stillness, as in whispered words, The wandering God-guided wings of birds Ruffle the dark. The little lives that lie Deep hid in grass join in a long-drawn sigh More softly still; and unheard through the blue The falling of innumerable dew, Lifts with grey fingers all the leaves that lay Burned in the heat of the consuming day. "A Summer Night"

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„To which Silence of course made no reply, letting him hear what he had said and feel its foolishness thoroughly.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018
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„Solitude was my only consolation - deep, dark, deathlike solitude.“

—  Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer 1797 - 1851

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„Solitude matters, and for some people it is the air that they breathe.“

—  Susan Cain self-help writer 1968
"Susan Cain: Quiet revolutionary" speaker profile at TED.com, February 2012 (est.)

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