98+ Best Loner Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A loner is a person who avoids or does not actively seek out human interaction or relationships. Profoundly inspirational loner quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Loner Quotes

Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own. – Henry Rollins

Some walks you have to take alone.

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

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

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

You only grow when you are alone. – Paul Newman

The hardest thing about being an outcast isn’t the love you don’t receive. It’s the love you long to give that nobody wants. – Jodee Blanco

Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder. – Albert Einstein

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 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

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

loner quotes

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

loner sayings

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

Short Loner Quotes

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

famous loner quotes

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

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

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

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

Deep Loner Quotes

Nobody enjoys the company of others as intensely as someone who usually avoids the company of others. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

You get so alone at times that it just makes sense. – Charles Bukowski

I’ll be honest with you. I’m a little bit of a loner. It’s been a big part of my maturing process to learn to allow people to support me. I tend to be very self-reliant and private. And I have this history of wanting to work things out on my own and protect people from what’s going on with me. – Kerry Washington

I’ve always been kind of a loner. Continue to be. – Benjamin McKenzie

Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom. – Laurence Sterne

I guess I’m pretty much of a lone wolf. I don’t say I don’t like people at all but, to tell you the truth I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds. – Bela Lugosi

Maybe ‘loner’ is too strong a word, but I’ve always enjoyed being on my own. – George Best

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

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. – Aristotle

I think it’s good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone. – Amy Sedaris

Sensitivity to the sound of one’s name is a special gift of loners. Because the loner does not often hear his name, he reacts dramatically in the rare event the word is uttered. Source: me. – Wataru Watari

Loners live among the mob, so the mob mistakes us for its own, presuming and assuming. When the mob gets too close, the truth is revealed. Running or walking away, chased or free, any which way, we tell the mob in effect I don’t need you. – Anneli Rufus

I do feel like a loner but I think it’s because I look at things differently than other people. – Ricky Williams

It might be true that no man is an island,” she said, “but you know those peninsulas that are just connected by a really thin neck of land–a sandbar, even? And sometimes, when the tide is high, they get cut off, almost completely. I wouldn’t say that there weren’t people like that. – A. L. Buehrer

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

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

Socializing is as exhausting as giving blood. People assume we loners are misanthropes, just sitting thinking, ‘Oh, people are such a bunch of assholes,’ but it’s really not like that. We just have a smaller tolerance for what it takes to be with others. It means having to perform. I get so tired of communicating. – Anneli Rufus

Savage Loner Quotes

Isolation is a way to know ourselves. – Franz Kafka

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be. – Anne Frank

I’m just a real loner kind of person, and yeah, kinda dark. But I’m happy. Not sad. I’m just shy and nervous. – Clea DuVall

Sometimes all you have to do is tell people the truth. They won’t believe you. After that they leave you alone. – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

I’m very much a loner. I don’t like long relationships with people and I always keep people at a distance. – Anthony Hopkins

top loner quotes

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

Being a loner doesn’t make you lonely, but being lonely can make a loner. – Eiro Silvigne

I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone. – Marilynne Robinson

An experienced loner does not fall for the same trick twice. – Wataru Watari

I’m A Loner Quotes

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

Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom. – Laurence Sterne

We care. We feel. We think. We do not always miss the absent one. We cannot always come when called. Being friends with a loner requires patience and the wisdom that distance does not mean dislike. – Anneli Rufus

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely. – Erma Bombeck

When you’re socially awkward, you’re isolated more than usual, and when you’re isolated more than usual, your creativity is less compromised by what has already been said and done. All your hope in life starts to depend on your craft, so you try to perfect it. One reason I stay isolated more than the average person is to keep my creativity as fierce as possible. Being the odd one out may have its temporary disadvantages, but more importantly, it has its permanent advantages. – Criss Jami

I don’t actually like people. I’m a loner and if I had my way I’d just walk my dogs every day, never talk to anyone and then die. – Tony Adams

I am completely a loner. In my head I want to feel I can be anywhere. There is a sort of recklessness that being a loner allows me. – Arundhati Roy

…just because someone is a loner, it doesn’t mean they’re alone. And just because someone is alone, it doesn’t mean they’re lonely. – Jason Daniel Chaplin

You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house. – Criss Jami

In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone. – Carson McCullers

I am a drifter, and as lonely as that can be, it is also remarkably freeing. I will never define myself in terms of anyone else. I will never feel the pressure of peers or the burden of parental expectation. I can view everyone as pieces of a whole, and focus on the whole, not the pieces. I have learned to observe, far better than most people observe. I am not blinded by the past or motivated by the future. I focus on the present because that is where I am destined to live. – David Levithan

I’m a loner. I like to be alone. I’m socially awkward. – Guillermo Diaz

My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. – Warsan Shire

I keep to myself, but I love life. – Clea DuVall

Loners, if you catch them, are well worth the trouble. Not dulled by excess human contact, nor blasé or focused on your crotch while jabbering about themselves, loners are curious, vigilant, full of surprises. They do not cling. Separate wherever they go, awake or asleep, they shimmer with the iridescence of hidden things seldom seen. – Anneli Rufus

You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house. – Criss Jami

I finally went where everyone goes and I realized I was never missing out. – Meraaqi

I’m a popular loner. I know a lot of people and a lot of people know me but my circle is small and I’m usually by myself.

I like weird people. The black sheep, the odd ducks, the rejects, the eccentrics, the loners, the lost and forgotten. More often than not, these people have the most beautiful souls.

Deep in my heart I know I am a loner. I have tried to blend in with the world and be more sociable, but the more people I meet the more disappointed I am, so I’ve learned to enjoy myself, my family, and a few good friends.