This volume offers 300 quotations compiled and edited by Dale Salwak. There are chapters on a noisy world, discovery, inspiration, the natural world, places of solitude, and the power of silence. Erica Jong notes, "The most important education you get is on your own--the one you learn in solitude." There is Mother Teresa who believes "God is the friend of silence." And Herman Hesse counsels us, "Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at anytime and be yourself." This volume is a treasuretrove of wisdom about the benefits and blessings of solitude.