65 Hermit Quotes On Success In Life

These hermit quotes will inspire you. A hermit, or eremite, is a person who lives in seclusion. Eremitism plays a role within a variety of religions or a person living in solitude as a religious discipline.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging hermit quotes, hermit sayings, and hermit proverbs.

Best Hermit Quotes

  1. “But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.” ~ Alan Watts
  2. “A hermit is one who renounces the world of fragments that he may enjoy the world wholly and without interruption.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  3. “Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.” ~ Aristotle
  4. “The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.” ~ James Russell Lowell

  5. “Hermits have no peer pressure.” ~ Steven Wright
  6. “The people who know God well—mystics, hermits, prayerful people, those who risk everything to find God—always meet a lover, not a dictator.” ~ Richard Rohr
  7. “Not all of us are called to be hermits, but all of us need enough silence and solitude in our lives to enable the deeper voice of our own self to be heard at least occasionally.” ~ Thomas Merton
  8. “True literature can exist only where it is created, not by diligent and trustworthy functionaries, but by madmen, hermits, heretics, dreamers, rebels, and skeptics.” ~ Yevgeny Zamyatin

  9. “New York has more hermits than will be found in all the forests, mountains and deserts of the United States.” ~ Simeon Strunsky
  10. “I like to go into a little shell and be a hermit and make music for a while.” ~ Delta Goodrem
  11. “If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it.” ~ Jean Cocteau
  12. “All people in the world – who are not hermits or mutes – speak words. They speak different languages, but they speak words. They say, “How are you” or “I’m not feeling well” all over the world. These common words – these common elements that we have between us – the writer has to take some verbs and nouns and pronouns and adjectives and adverbs and arrange them in a way that sound fresh.” ~ Maya Angelou
  13. “There are no small number of people in this world who, solitary by nature, always try to go back into their shell like a hermit crab or a snail.” ~ Anton Chekhov

  14. “They say that God is everywhere, and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.” ~ Emily Dickinson
  15. “In my dorm room, I was a hermit making music, I’ve always had a sense of urgency that I don’t have forever to make this happen.” ~ G-Eazy
  16. “You cannot succeed by yourself. It’s hard to find a rich hermit.” ~ Jim Rohn
  17. “I need solitude for my writing; not ‘like a hermit’ – that wouldn’t be enough – but like a dead man.” ~ Franz Kafka

  18. “I’m kind of a hermit. Left to my own devices, I won’t submerge myself in anything further afield than the driveway.” ~ John Darnielle
  19. “I was so shy at school that I hardly ever talked, so everybody thought I was kind of a hermit.” ~ Kim Basinger
  20. “I once asked a hermit in Italy how he could venture to live alone, in a single cottage, on the top of a mountain, a mile from any habitation? He replied, that Providence was his next-door neighbor.” ~ Laurence Sterne
  21. “The mind is not a hermit’s cell, but a place of hospitality and intercourse.” ~ Charles Horton Cooley

  22. “I don’t know what impression you might have of the way I live. I live in a quiet place. I do not live as a hermit, though other people would prefer it if I did.” ~ Daniel Day-Lewis
  23. “If I wasn’t in the theater, I would be a hermit.” ~ Richard Foreman
  24. “When the devil grows old he turns hermit.” ~ Ludovico Ariosto
  25. “Taking food alone tends to make one hard and coarse. Those accustomed to it must lead a Spartan life if they are not to go downhill. Hermits have observed, if for only this reason, a frugal diet. For it is only in company that eating is done justice; food must be divided and distributed if it is to be well received.” ~ Walter Benjamin
  26. “i thrive best hermit style. with a beard and a pipe.” ~ Bjork

  27. “I think theoretically if a man is young and healthy society should not give him a basic income. He should not be given dole. He should not be eligible for welfare. If he can work and if there is work available, he should take his choice. If he wants to be a hermit or beggar, that’s fine. If he wants to move with the sun and live off the land, that’s fine. If he is in a society which has work for him I don’t think he should theoretically be eligible for welfare.” ~ Pierre Trudeau
  28. “The only way to avoid all frightening choices is to leave society and become a hermit, and that is a frightening choice.” ~ Richard Bach
  29. “HERMIT, n. A person whose vices and follies are not sociable.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  30. “I tend to stay in one place and become a hermit and not leave. Work, work, work, and collect things, create and curate a space.” ~ Kesh
  31. “Nuns fret not at their convent’s narrow room; And hermits are contented with their cells.” ~ William Wordsworth

  32. “We care. We feel. We think. We do not always miss the absent one. We cannot always come when called. Being friends with a loner requires patience and the wisdom that distance does not mean dislike.” ~ Anneli Rufus
  33. “The thoughtful man becomes a hermit in the thoroughfares of the marketplace.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  34. “This world is so full of hypocrisy, the only way you can be honest is to be a hermit.” ~ Pete Seeger
  35. “A fine line separates the weary recluse from the fearful hermit. Finer still is the line between hermit and bitter misanthrope.” ~ Dean Koontz
  36. “When a hot woman meets a hermit one of them is going to change.” ~ Charles Bukowski

  37. “The earth doesn’t belong to anyone. It is the land upon which all of us are to live for many years, ploughing, reaping and destroying. You are always a guest on this earth and have the austerity of a guest. Austerity is far deeper than owning only a few things. The very word austerity has been spoilt by the monks, by the sannyasis, by the hermits. Sitting on that high hill alone in the solitude of many things, many rocks and little animals and ants, that word has no meaning.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  38. “I, who so love a hermit life for a good part of the day, find myself living in public, and almost losing my identity.” ~ Elizabeth Blackwell , Hermit quotes life
  39. “The people who know God well – the mystics, the hermits, those who risk everything to find God – always meet a lover, not a dictator. God is never found to be an abusive father or a tyrannical mother, but always a lover who is more than we dared hope for. How different than the “account manager” that most people seem to worship. God is a lover who receives and forgives everything.” ~ Richard Rohr
  40. “Policeman: “A hermit eh? Then why’s your table set for four?” Groucho: “That’s nothing. My alarm clock is set for eight.” ~ Groucho Marx

  41. “Something of the hermit’s temper is an essential element in many forms of excellence, since it enables men to resist the lure of popularity, to pursue important work in spite of general indifference or hostility, and arrive at opinions which are opposed to prevalent errors.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  42. “Happiness, the goal to which we all are striving is reached by endeavoring to make the lives of others happy, and if by renouncing the luxuries of life we can lighten the burdens of others…. surely the simplification of our wants is a thing greatly to be desired! And so, if instead of supposing that we must become hermits and dwellers in caves in order to practice simplicity, we set about simplifying our affairs, each according to his own convictions and opportunity, much good will result and the simple life will at once be established.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  43. “Today the artist has inherited the combined functions of hermit, pilgrim, prophet, priest, shaman, sorcerer, soothsayer, alchemist.” ~ Thomas Merton
  44. “To succeed as a lawyer, a man must work like a horse and live like a hermit.” ~ John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

  45. “For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche.” ~ Hermann Hesse
  46. “Yes. They are the words that finally turned me into the hermit I have now become. It was quite sudden. I saw them, and I knew what I had to do.” The sign read: “Hold stick near center of its length. Moisten pointed end in mouth. Insert in tooth space, blunt end next to gum. Use gentle in-out motion.” “It seemed to me,” said Wonko the Sane, “that any civilization that had so far lost its head as to need to include a set of detailed instructions for use in a package of toothpicks, was no longer a civilization in which I could live and stay sane.” ~ Douglas Adams
  47. “He needed his solitude at times, but he wasn’t a hermit. He did a lot of socializing. Sometimes I think it was like he was storing up company for the times when he knew nobody would be around.” ~ Jon Krakauer
  48. “You can’t find a hermit to teach you herming, because of course that rather spoils the whole thing.” ~ Terry Pratchett

  49. “I had taken a partner once before—but, damnation, no matter how many times you get your fingers burned, you have to trust people. Otherwise you are a hermit in a cave, sleeping with one eye
    open.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  50. “There is nothing stronger than human prejudice. A crazy sentimentalism, like that of Peter the Hermit, hurled half of Europe upon Asia, and changed the destinies of kingdoms.” ~ Wendell Phillips
  51. “Occasionally I hear a band that blows me away. For instance, there’s a musician in Oakland named Weasel Walter who has a band called the Flying Luttenbachers. Go see the Flying Luttenbachers when they’re in your town. He’s one of the greatest rock composers who ever lived, and he’s struggling and living like a poverty-stricken hermit.” ~ Glenn Branca
  52. “[On sociability in Italy:] You may be a hermit or an innkeeper.” ~ Elizabeth Hardwick

  53. “Hollywood’s two polar types are the cynically drunken writer aggressively nursing a ten-year-old reputation and the theatrically self-conscious hermit who strides the boulevard in sandals, home-made shorts and a prophetic beard, muttering against the Age of the Machines.” ~ Christopher Isherwood
  54. “The power of a free people is often at the disposal of a single and seemingly an unimportant individual; a terrible and truthful power; for such a people feel with one heart, and therefore can lift up their myriad arms for a single blow. And, again, there is no graduated scale for the measurement of the influences of different intellects upon the popular mind. Peter the Hermit held no office, yet what a work he wrought!” ~ Albert Pike
  55. “To retire to the monastery, or the woods, or the sea, is to escape from the sharp suggestions that spur on ambition.” ~ Charles Horton Cooley
  56. “A hermit who has been shut up in his cell in a college has contracted a sort of mould and rust upon his soul.” ~ Isaac Watts

  57. “Whoever imposes severe punishment becomes repulsive to the people; while he who awards mild punishment becomes contemptible. But whoever imposes punishment as deserved becomes respectable. For punishment when awarded with due consideration, makes the people devoted to righteousness and to works productive of wealth and enjoyment; while punishment, when ill-awarded under the influence of greed and anger or owing to ignorance, excites fury even among hermits and ascetics dwelling in forests, not to speak of householders.” ~ Chanakya
  58. “We try to make each situation specific to the person. At the beginning of the season, we come up with, like, 50 to 100 ideas, which we workshop and then we call around to see who is interested in doing something like that. Once we find the people, we make the bid specific to them. A lot of it is about where you can get people to go physically, which is a little tricky because most actors and musicians are kind of hermits-they like to stay in their houses.” ~ Ashton Kutcher
  59. “Of a young hermit, an old devil.
    [Fr., De jeune hermite, vieil diable.]” ~ Francois Rabelais
  60. “No human life, not even the life of the hermit in nature’s wilderness, is possible without a world which directly or indirectly testifies to the presence of other human beings.” ~ Hannah

  61. “I’m so disconnected from an indie-rock community that I am the hermit people used to guess I was.” ~ John Darnielle
  62. “Women, in order to recharge their batteries, gather in groups. They can recharge their batteries with their sisters. I tend to recharge my batteries in solitude, therefore the motorcycle trips. I need to be alone. As a matter of fact, I have to be careful. I could turn into a hermit.” ~ William H. Macy
  63. “Good is no hermit. It has ever neighbored.” ~ Confucius

  64. “It doesn’t seem too unusual to have a live hermit crab here in Atlantic City, but when you think I brought it all the way from Texas, it’s unusual.” ~ Phyllis George
  65. “I have manic energy. What can be done about it? I don’t know what to say sometimes. I’m professional in public, but I like to stay inside and be a hermit.” ~ Ben Folds

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