Recluse Quotes (30 quotes)
Jordan Peterson - Advice for People Who Aren't Social
Loneliness: 'I'd describe myself as a recluse'
A few years ago, beset by the same malaise that I suppose afflicts everyone who spends too much time in the bustle and chaos of a big city, I wondered if solitude might be the answer. I began to read about hermits and became obsessed with the idea of meeting one. As you might imagine, hermits are a difficult sub-group to track down. But I found out about a newsletter run by a couple in the Carolinas aimed at solitaries and, after posting an ad there, began writing to a few. The correspondences never led anywhere. The closest I got to an actual encounter was with a woman in rural Oregon called Maryann. It was winter by then.
Below is a list of the 15 most famous celebrity recluses. Bill Watterson is known for the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes" that he created until The strip, about a 6-year-old boy and a stuffed tiger, was popular with fans and won Watterson the Reuben Award the National Cartoonist Society's highest honor three times. Watterson retired out of frustration with daily deadlines and afterward escaped the public eye. He is known for refusing interviews and turning down requests for autographs. He also never wanted to merchandise his characters as he felt it would detract from their value. Dave Chappelle left his successful television show with Comedy Central in in the middle of the third season after signing a multimillion-dollar deal only a year earlier.
Note: I'm planning to write a book on people who choose to spend most of their time by themselves. If you might like to be profiled in the book.
writing prompts about the future
Hikikomori Loveless: What causes young Japanese hermits to give up on real life
I am frightened that I'm becoming a hermit. I'm a retired woman, still lively and healthy and very happily married. There is, however, a nagging worry in my life: for reasons that I do not understand, I no longer want a social life outside my own family. I enjoy a casual chat with acquaintances I meet in the street or while out shopping, but I dread being invited to parties or to dinner with a group of other guests, and I am filled with horror when people invite me to stay with them. It's not that I suddenly dislike my friends - far from it - but I no longer seem to need them or have the energy to spare for them. The sad truth is that I'm much happier when they do not get in touch.