There is no shame in strategic retreat if it lets you remain strong enough to go after the enemy later.
..I retreat into my fictional world where everything makes sense - but even there I can't even control what people do..
To withdraw isn't a sign of weakness.. It is a sign that a man knows the limits of his capabilities and the most probable outcome of the future. One who retreats to fight another day isn't running away, but looking for another road towards the same destination.
Sometimes I retreat into sleep to advance my mood.?
Despair dragged at me like an anchor, pulling me down. I closed my eyes and retreated to some dim place within, where there was nothing but an aching grey blankness
He who advances without seeking fame, Who retreats without escaping blame, He whose one aim is to protect his people and serve his lord, The man is a jewel of the Realm