All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
~ Blaise Pascal
I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
~ Henry David Thoreau, in Solitude
Without intending any offense to the small talkers of the world, allow me to suggest that there’s nothing terribly friendly about ripping me out of my imagination simply because you can’t deal with a few moments of peace and quiet.
~ Matt Walsh, in “I’m an introvert, and I don’t need to come out of my shell”