Each man is his own prisoner, in solitary confinement for life.
The refreshing pleasure from the first view of nature, after the pain of illness, and the confinement of a sick-chamber, is above the conceptions, as well as the descriptions, of those in health. - Ann Radcliffe
The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable. - Karl Kraus
No woman in maternity confinement can have stranger and more impatient wishes than I have. - Søren Kierkegaard
If you're living completely on your own, break out of solitary confinement. Seek to understand others, and help them understand you. - Martha Beck
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life. - Tennessee Williams
Solitary confinement is rock bottom, it’s absolute unfreedom. - Arthur Koestler
What is the sweetness of flowers compared to the savour of dust and confinement? - Peter Ackroyd
It's important that someone celebrate our existence... People are the only mirror we have to see ourselves in. The domain of all meaning. All virtue, all evil, are contained only in people. There is none in the universe at large. Solitary confinement is a punishment in every human culture. - Lois McMaster Bujold
...Nobody ever gets to know no body! We're all of us sentenced to a solitary confinement inside our own skins for life!
Being locked up is one thing, but to have no concept of confinement, to be ignorant of its terms and never understand that struggle is useless - that's what hell must be like. - David Sedaris
That means, in turn, that this is an experience which shatters time and liberates people from the confinement of time by at once recalling all that has gone before and anticipating all that is to come. - William Stringfellow
Every writer must acknowledge and be able to handle the unalterable fact that he has, in effect, given himself a life sentence in solitary confinement. - Peter Straub