73+ 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

The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared. Lois Lowry

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. Henry Rollins

We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness. Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out. Anonymous

The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness. Norman Cousins

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

Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. Arthur C. Clarke

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up. Pearl Buck

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty. Pauline Phillips

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. Arthur Schopenhauer

Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate. Germaine Greer

Inspirational Loneliness Quotes

It is better to be lonely than allow people who are not going anywhere keep you from your destiny. Joel Osteen

Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose. Guillermo Maldonado

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death – ourselves. Eda J. LeShan

Keep in mind that to avoid loneliness, many people need both a social circle and an intimate attachment. Having just one of two may still leave you feeling lonely. Gretchen Rubin

If you are alone, you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion, you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct, and if you have more than one companion, you will fall more deeply into the same plight. Leonardo da Vinci

It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something. Anonymous

The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely. Charlotte Brontë

I like being alone. I have control over my own shit. Therefore, in order to win me over, your presence has to feel better than my solitude. You’re not competing with another person, you’re competing with my comfort zones. Horacio Jones

There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone. M.W Poetry

Some people can’t stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I’m a regular talking machine. It’s all or nothing for me. Celine Dion

There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage. Alexander Theroux

The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want. Justin Timberlake

Being alone & actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives. Kourtney Kardashian

As I get older I’m more and more comfortable being alone. Sienna Miller

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

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell. Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

Positive Loneliness Quotes

All great and precious things are lonely. John Steinbeck

When I get lonely these days, I think: So Be lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings. Elizabeth Gilbert

I’m lonely. And I’m lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs. And it scares the shit out of me to be this lonely because it seems catastrophic. Augusten Burroughs

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

This world that I live in is empty and cold/the loneliness cuts me and tortures my soul. Waylon Jennings

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

Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The 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

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

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

People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world. Kim Culbertson

Let me tell you this: 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. Jodi Picoult

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

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

I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone. Robin William

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

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

Overcoming Loneliness Quotes

There’s nothing abnormal about loneliness. Paula Stokes

It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone. Marilyn Monroe

Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact. Martha Beck

There’s a special quality to the loneliness of dusk, a melancholy more brooding even than the night’s. Ed Gorman

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. Aldous Huxley

If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know you, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but you for your happiness… you will realize that a little loneliness goes a long way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful you. Mandy Hale

Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. Janet Fitch

Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. Albert Einstein

Introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward. Susan Cain

Loneliness might be taking you towards an otherwise unreachable experience of reality. Olivia Laing

Loneliness isn’t about being by yourself. That’s fine, right and good, desirable in many ways. Loneliness is about finding a landing-place, or not, and knowing that, whatever you do, you can go back there. The opposite of loneliness isn’t company, it is return. A place to return. Jeanette Winterson

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd. Thomas Mann

Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man. Thomas Wolfe

Sad Lonely Quotes

I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness. Anaïs Nin

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

Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there. Joss Whedon

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness. Tom Wolfe

I have everyone even though I am alone because everyone is not my only one.

If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company. Jean-Paul Sartre

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

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

One good thing about being alone is that I have so much time for myself.

But even so, every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drink, the very air I breathe, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening metallic gleam of razor blades. I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at four o’clock in the morning. Haruki Murakami

Loneliness can make you develop into a strong person.

Loneliness is a long, unbearable pain….There was never a place for me in the scheme of things….I had become a living fantasy on a theme in dark, endless dirges….I made another world, and real men would enter it and they would never really get hurt at all in the vivid, unreal laws of the dream. I caused dreams which caused death. This is my crime. Dennis Nilsen

When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over. Audrey Hepburn

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