For a topic we hadn’t heard of two weeks ago, we now have a social distancing quotes page devoted to it. We’ll put that in the life can change quickly file.
The term social distancing came into most folk’s vocabulary recently. It’s the practice of maintaining a physical distance between people in public places, especially during the outbreak of a contagious disease. With less exposure to other people, it reduces exposure and the possibility of the disease spreading more rapidly.
As folks hunker down in their own dwellings as much as they can, a contagious disease’s spread is typically greatly reduced. Below are some quotations on the topic of social distancing.
Best Social Distancing Quotes
1.) A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit, and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
Albert Einstein (See more violin quotes and captions)
2.) Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.
3.) You know I would prefer as much as we possibly could. I think we should really be overly aggressive and get criticized for overreacting.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease on the need for a lockdown.
Good Social Distancing Quotes
4.) Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to stop the spread…
Guidelines for Social Distancing from White House
5.) If we implement social distancing, and we get rid of the virus through hand hygiene and covering our coughs and all the other things we’re supposed to be doing, then you will reduce that reproductive rate. And when you reduce the reproductive rate, the virus doesn’t spread as quickly.
6.) I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
7.) Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone.
8.) The best thinking has been done in solitude.
Thomas A. Edison
9.) A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.
10.) In stillness lives wisdom. In the quiet, you’ll find peace. And, in solitude, you’ll remember yourself.
11.) The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.
12.) One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
13.) I myself am best when least in company.
Funny Social Distancing Quotes
14.) Day 1: I have stocked up on enough non-perishable food and supplies to last me for months, maybe years so that I can remain in isolation for as long as it takes to see out this pandemic
Day 1 + 45 minutes: I am in the supermarket because I wanted a Twix
Sir Michael Tweet
15.) Your grandparents were called to war. You’re being called to sit on your couch. You can do this.
16.) Cough like Batman.
17.) We have toilet paper — no worries.
By Liz Olson
Liz is a writer and poet who lives in Minneapolis.
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