“If you want to be an artist, if you want it more than anything else in this world, then you have to spend a lot of time alone.” – Cristian Mihai
Being someone who thrives in solitude, I have to say that this post is extremely accurate and paints a vivid picture of the beauty in isolation.


“Alone, even doing nothing, you do not waste your time. You do, almost always, in company. No encounter with yourself can be altogether sterile. Something necessarily emerges, even if only the hope of some day meeting yourself again.”Emil Cioran

It’s my honest belief that people aren’t built to be alone. Most people can’t stand silence. The world grows noisier and faster every day. We rarely stop and look around, we rarely try to spend time alone, to figure things out for ourselves.

“Why?” is the one question that makes us more human than any other, and we’ve stopped asking it. We don’t care.

But artists are different.

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1 thought on “Solitude”

  1. a lot of artists spend a lot of alone time, but that doesn’t need to be true. when you write, you do shut the world around you, and if it’s a full time job, then you do spend at least six hours enclosed in a room. but without interaction, you also lose inspiration, and that could lead to writer’s block. it’s wise to put side time to write, as well as to make an effort to socialize – although i don’t take this advice myself, so i shouldn’t be talking.


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