Rainer Maria Rilke — German Poet born on December 04, 1875, died on December 29, 1926

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke better known as Rainer Maria Rilke was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets, writing in both verse and highly lyrical prose. Several critics have described Rilke's work as inherently mystical. His writings include one novel, several collections of poetry, and several volumes of correspondence in which he invokes haunting images that focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety. These deeply existential themes tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist writers... (wikipedia)

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude. Jeanne Moreau
Friendship needs no words - it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. Dag Hammarskjold
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
Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. Paul Tillich
One can acquire everything in solitude except character. Stendhal

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