LIFE’S LONELY ROAD
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
Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles,
causing you to bump into people not going your way.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
On the other hand, I mean, that is what writers have always been supposed to do,
was to rely on their own devices and to – I mean, writing is a lonely business.
That process by which you become a writer is a pretty lonely one. We don’t have a group apprenticeship
like a violinist might training for an orchestra.
All birds, even those of the same species, are not alike, and it is the same with animals and with
human beings. The reason Wakan Tanka does not make two birds, or animals, or human beings
exactly alike is because each is placed here by WakanTanka to be an independent individuality
and to rely upon itself. – Shooter Teton Sioux