52+ Best Loner Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational loner quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

Famous Loner Quotes

It’s the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world. – Keanu Reeves

Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units. Desperately insecure, fearing his woman will leave him if she’s exposed to other men or to anything remotely resembling life, the male seeks to isolate her from other men and from what little civilization there is, so he moves her out to the suburbs, a collection of self-absorbed couples and their kids. Isolation, further, enables him to try to maintain his pretense of being an individual by being a rugged individualist, a loner, equating non-co-operation and solitariness with individuality. – Valerie Solanas

A man can be himself alone so long as he is alone … 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

Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has preserved me from feeling isolated. – Albert Einstein

Everybody likes to see the loner hitched. It tells them everything is right with the world. – Philip O Ceallaigh

Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. – Deepak Chopra

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

I’d never chosen to be alone, but that was the way things had turned out, and I’d grown used to it. – Sebastian Faulks

A lot of times the characters I play tend to be kind of loners or they don’t have best friends or best buddies. – Michael Shannon

We entrepreneurs are loners, vagabonds, troublemakers. Success is simply a matter of finding and surrounding ourselves with those open-minded and clever souls who can take our insanity and put it to good use. – Anita Roddick

Those who understand the true nature of humanity are always loners. – Dean Cavanagh

People who want to be famous are really loners. Or they should be. – Katharine Hepburn

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

A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born. – Nikola Tesla

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

Every kind of creative work demands solitude, and being alone, constructively alone, is a prerequisite for every phase of the creative process. – Barbara Powell

Protagonists are always loners, almost by definition. – Pauline Kael

The best things have always come from the loneliest people. – Adam Gnade

Being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right. – Charles Bukowski

I am never less alone than when alone. – Cicero

The faint whisper of rain and running water was still there and it had the same tender note of solitude and perfection. – Tove Jansson

Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt in solitude, where we are least alone. – Lord Byron

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character. – James Russell Lowell

I like silence; I’m a gregarious loner and without the solitude, I lose my gregariousness. – Karen Armstrong

One of the many advantages of being a loner is that often there’s time to think, ponder, brood, meditate deeply, and figure things out to one’s satisfaction. – Andrea Seigel

I had come to regard him as a loner with no real past and a future so vague there was no sense talking about it. – Hunter S Thompson

Solitude was my only consolation †deep, dark, deathlike solitude. – Mary Shelley

Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. – Franz Kafka

Don’t be afraid to be a loner but be sure that you are correct in your judgement. – Walter Schloss

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. – Wayne W. Dyer

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

Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, But God to man doth speak in solitude. – John Stuart Blackie

Without great solitude no serious work is possible. – Pablo Picasso

Seclusion is the price of greatness. – Paramahansa Yogananda

The loner who looks fabulous is one of the most vulnerable loners of all. – Anneli Rufus

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

It is impossible to ostracize a lone wolf. – Joseph Annaruma

To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world. – Anthony Burgess

All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone. – Blaise Pascal

Alone is what I have. Alone protects me. – Sherlock

Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don’t find themselves at all. – Rollo May

The best thinking has been done in solitude. – Thomas A. Edison

Isolation is a way to know ourselves. – Franz Kafka

Most of the time I played by myself. Even then I was a loner, and I have stayed a loner all my life. It can make a man seem a little distant or aloof but it has helped pull me through some tight spots and hard times. – Roy Wilkins

I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner. – Arthur Ashe

But there are no loners. No man lives in a void. His every act is conditioned by his time and his society. – William Manchester

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine. – Honore de Balzac

Solitude matters, and for some people, it is the air that they breathe. – Susan Cain

Reading requires a loner’s temperament, a high tolerance for silence, and an unhealthy preference for the company of people who are imaginary or dead. – David Samuels

Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude. – Marcel Proust

Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom. – Laurence Sterne

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