His own words seem to reinforce that view below: see http://www.aip.org/history/einstein/essay.htm":
My passionate sense of social justice and social responsibility has always contrasted oddly with my pronounced lack of need for direct contact with other human beings and human communities. I am truly a 'lone traveler' and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude...
These words stood out to me as well, from the link, not the video:
Enjoy...The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
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