70+ Famous Loneliness Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Most of the time you can feel lonely. Even though your surroundings are very crowded, there may be moments when you feel lonely. Loneliness can be very difficult for you. But also, it can be beneficial. Inspirational loneliness quotes will motivate you to enjoy your life, and help you build mental strength, increase productivity, and spark creativity.

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Best Loneliness Quotes

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering, and it’s all over much too soon. Woody Allen

Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each eye, like blinders on a horse. Regina Brett

Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. That thing that I’m most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me. Anne Hathaway

My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness it is all that I have and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well. Franz Kafka

If you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them. odi Picoult

Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity. Thomas Merton

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. Mother Teresa

Loneliness is different than isolation and solitude. Loneliness is a subjective feeling where the connections we need are greater than the connections we have. In the gap, we experience loneliness. It’s distinct from the objective state of isolation, which is determined by the number of people around you. Vivek Murthy

The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony. Douglas Coupland

We are living in dystopia, in a world that is dominated by technology and disconnect, alienation, loneliness, and dysfunction. Steven Wilson

Yes, there is joy, fulfillment, and companionship, but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self consciousness is horrible and overpowering. Sylvia Plath

The sky is one whole, the water another; and between those two infinities the soul of man is in loneliness. Henryk Sienkiewicz

Sometimes being surrounded by everyone is the loneliest, because you’ll realize you have no one to turn to. Soraya

I believe that dialogue is the key to breaking through our tendency to separate and isolate. Dialogue changes isolation and loneliness into connection and interdependence. This, I believe, is the essence of Buddhism. Vinessa Shaw

I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness. Hunter S. Thompson

To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be. Anna Louise Strong

For fear you will be alone, you do so many things that aren’t you at all. Richard Brautigan

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness. Edward Gibbon

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. Maya Angelou

Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives. Bertrand Russell

Sometimes you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself. Anonymous

I’ve also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create. Yousuf Karsh

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for. Dag Hammarskjold

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured. Kurt Vonnegut

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be. Anna Louise Strong

All great and precious things are lonely. John Steinbeck

Who knows what true loneliness is – not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion. Joseph Conrad

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony. Benjamin Britten

A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone. Mandy Hale

Our uniqueness makes us special, makes perception valuable but it can also make us lonely. This loneliness is different from being alone You can be lonely even surrounded by people. The feeling I’m talking about stems from the sense that we can never fully share the truth of who we are. I experienced this acutely at an early age. Amy Tan

Sometimes you have to stand alone just to make sure you still can. Anonymous

I took the test for AIDS. I began to hate people who were not sick. Those people are monsters, I would think, believing that they are well because of moral superiority, because they are good. I identified with the loneliness of the sick. I felt that there was something pure about them. Isabelle Adjani

Sometimes you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone to experience, appreciate, and love yourself. Robert Tew

The directing of a picture involves coming out of your individual loneliness and taking a controlling part in putting together a small world. A picture is made. You put a frame around it and move on. And one day you die. That is all there is to it. John Huston

You’re not alone. I’m awake and I’ve been thinking of you. Kygo

Karaoke was my family’s happy secret. In those early years in America, like many immigrants, my parents struggled with poverty and loneliness, but they also built provisional families, and inside our bubble there was joy, understanding, an intimate language I could never translate and above all there was song. Jenny Zhang

Lonely, I’m so lonely, I have nobody to call my own. Akon

You may not enjoy loneliness, because loneliness is sad. But solitude is something else solitude is what you look forward to when you want to be alone, when you want to be with yourself. So, solitude is something we all need from time to time. Ruskin Bond

I’m not the girl you’re taking home. I keep dancing on my own. Robyn

I keep making the music I do because I feel very purposeful about making things that would be helpful or quell some loneliness in people. I really needed that when I listened to music growing up and even now, so I don’t mind that sense of duty. Perfume Genius

Can anybody hear me or am I talking to myself? Simple Plan

The sinner who suddenly realizes God’s love for him and then looks at his rejection of that love feels a loss similar to the death of a loved one. A deep void is created in the soul and a loneliness akin to the agony of death. Mother Angelica

Ah, look at all the lonely people. The Beatles

Language has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone. Paul Tillich

We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time. Taylor Swift

Whether it’s music, loss of something, loneliness or friendship if that emotion is heightened in some way and painted to fit in between the covers of 32 pages, that can become a picture book. Chris Raschka

Well, it’s down at the end of Lonely Street at the Heartbreak Hotel. Elvis Presley

I wanted Jesus in A.D to be very, very, very human to have those qualities of vulnerability and doubt and pain and sadness and loneliness. Once the resurrection happens and we see that Jesus has risen, it’s almost complete, right? It’s all about the joy and the smile and the happiness and the closeness to the disciples. Juan Pablo Di Pace

I walk a lonely road, the only one that I have ever known. Green Day

Only children are weird. The only children I know, including myself, are either superweird or very talented and special or a mix of the two. I think there was always a certain independence and loneliness I had a lot of imaginary friends as a kid. Rachel Bloom

Don’t wanna be all by myself anymore. Celine Dion

Loneliness is such an omnipotent and painful threat to many persons that they have little conception of the positive values of solitude and even, at times, are frightened at the prospect of being alone. Rollo May

There is nothing more lonely or terrifying than feeling unheard. House of Cards

Year after year, politicians have drafted huge piles of legislation on the assumption that most people are not good. And we know the consequences of that policy inequality, loneliness and mistrust. Rutger Bregman

Someday you’re gonna be all alone, so you need to figure out how to take care of yourself. The Queen’s Gambit

Be mobile at all times, even if it causes you suffering or feelings of loneliness. Unless you’re willing to do that, you’re never going to get the bigger rewards. Oleg Cassini

In the beginning, everyone is there, but then they forget. Grey’s Anatomy

There’s an incredible amount of loneliness that comes with child stardom because you’re isolated from your society. Cole Sprouse

I think loneliness probably kills more people than cancer. A Simple Favor

Loneliness is a huge issue for both individuals and for society. It’s taken a long time for the issue to be treated seriously and for us to begin to understand the impact it can have. Gail Honeyman

They judge me before they even know me. That’s why I’m better off alone. Shrek

The loneliest ebb of my life came on that Christmas eve, only one day after my arrival in New York. The abyss of loneliness. I ate a solitary dinner in a small cafe, and the very food tasted bitter with my unshed tears. One doesn’t dare cry in America. It is unmanly here. Rudolph Valentino

6:30, dinner with me. I can’t cancel that again. Grinch Stole Christmas

The journey’s a lonely one. So much more than we know. Kung Fu Panda

People think I’m odd, so I know how it feels to be different, and I know how lonely that can be. Beauty and the Beast

You can leave. I’ll remember you. I remember everyone that leaves. Lilo and Stitch