„"Jelly-bean" is the name throughout the undissolved Confederacy for one who spends his life conjugating the verb to idle in the first person singular — I am idling, I have idled, I will idle.“
— F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940
— Leo Rosten American writer 1908 - 1997
— Eric R. Kandel American neuropsychiatrist 1929
Context: Cori Bargmann... has studied two variants of C. elegans... The only difference between the two is one amino acid in an otherwise shared receptor protein. Transferring the receptor from a social worm to a solitary worm makes the solitary worm social.
— Mark Rosenfelder American language inventor
Some of the original tenets in Jippirasti http://www.almeopedia.com/Jippirasti#Jippir.E2.80.99s_demands, another Almean religion
„Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family — but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything.“
— Willa Cather American writer and novelist 1873 - 1947
Shadows on the Rock (1931), Book III, Ch. 5
— Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960
Context: Writers may be solitary but they also tend to flock together: they like being solitary together. I knew a lot of writers in London and many of them were award-winning writers and many of them were award-winning, respectable writers. And the trouble with being an award-winning, respectable writer is that you probably are not making a living. If you write one well-reviewed, well-respected, not bad selling, but not a bestseller list book every three years, which you sell for a whopping 30,000 pounds, that's still going to average out to 10,000 pounds a year and you will make more managing a McDonald's. With overtime you'd probably make more working in a McDonald's. So there were incredibly well-respected, award-winning senior writers who, to make ends meet, were writing film novelizations and TV novelizations under pen names that they were desperately embarrassed about and didn't want anybody to know about. January magazine interview (2002)
„The mind is endless. You put me in a dark solitary cell, and to you that's the end, to me it's the beginning, it's the universe in there, there's a world in there, and I'm free.“
— Charles Manson, Manson in His Own Words: The Shocking Confessions of 'The Most Dangerous Man Alive'
— William Wordsworth English Romantic poet 1770 - 1850
Lucy Gray, or Solitude, st. 16 (1799).
„No solitary miscreant, scarcely any solitary maniac, would venture on such actions and imaginations, as large communities of sane men have, in such circumstances, entertained as sound wisdom.“
— Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881
— Yip Harburg American song lyricist 1896 - 1981
"When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich" in Finian's Rainbow (1946) - Fred Astaire version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmW0FA93cJc