Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.
Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically, because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate.
Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
Language... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.
I hope for the day when everyone can speak again of God without embarrassment.
The first duty of love is to listen.