On solitary confinement

Some of the most significant advances in learning have been made by men with the time and boredom that comes with prison. Remarkably, they enter the cell broken and angry and leave with a wealth of knowledge that guides them for the rest of their lives. (I assure you, it doesn’t happen every time.)

Prison provides a hopeless sort of lonely. There is no escaping, at least not for the time being. You should remember this while you find yourself bored or trying to avoid the work facing you. There is no escaping. Your boredom cannot be cured by mere distractions. You must grow. Learn. By attempting to escape, you find yourself imprisoned. In trying to make the most of your imprisonment, you will become more than free.