Maruja Mallo on Solitude

Maruja Mallo on solitude and her connection with the cosmos.

My biggest asset is solitude because it gives me everything. In solitude I am in connection with the Milky Way, with astrology, with astronomy, with Science, with Art, with the Everything. It’s wealth. Man is measured by the amount of solitude he can bear.
—Maruja Mallo

Maruja Mallo y Josefina Carabias - Antro De Fosiles, Madrid 1931

And in her own words in Spanish:

Mi mayor capital es la soledad por que me lo da todo. En la soledad yo estoy en comunicación con la via láctea, con la astrología, con la astronomía, con la ciencia con el arte, con el todo. Es un capital. El hombre se mide por la soledad que aguanta.
—Maruja Mallo