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178 Loneliness Quotes for When You Feel Sad or Alone.

Filed in Quote by on September 26, 2022

It’s very normal to feel lonely. Everybody experiences it at some point in time. No one can ever say that they have never experienced loneliness.

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Being lonely is a mental state that makes you feel worthless and undesired. People who need human interaction are frequently lonely. Reading quotes about loneliness can be soothing and might help people better manage their emotions.

Quotes About Being Alone

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

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

“There’s nothing abnormal about loneliness.” – Paula Stokes

“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

Loneliness quotes

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

“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

“We live in such a lonely world because most days we wake up and decide to marry no one but ourselves.”– Christopher Poindexter

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

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

“Don’t go away. I don’t want to be alone. I can’t stand being alone.” — Arnold Rothstein

“When we truly realize that we are all alone is when we need others the most.” — Ronald Anthony

“Until you get comfortable with being alone you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.” — Mandy Hale

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

“The surest sign of age is loneliness.” — Annie Dillard

“Loneliness becomes an acid that eats away at you.” — Haruki Murakami

“But nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it.” — Calla Quinn

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

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

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

“I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.” – Henry Rollins

“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 might be taking you towards an otherwise unreachable experience of reality.” – Olivia Laing

Quotes About Being Lonely

“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

“Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness.”– Poppy Z. Brite

“There is something immaculate about loneliness which only lonely people can understand.”– Munia Khan

“Coming home from very lonely places, all of us go a little mad: whether from great personal success, or just an all-night drive, we are the sole survivors of a world no one else has ever seen.”– John Le Carre

“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

Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.—Pauline Phillips

“The trouble is not really in being alone, it’s being lonely. One can be lonely in the midst of a crowd, don’t you think?” — Christine Feehan

“While I’m perfectly able of walking this planet without you, it would be the loneliest journey knowing you exist.” — J. Iron Word

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” — Joseph F. Newton

“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

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

“The tragedy of this world is that everyone is alone. For a life in the past cannot be shared with the present.” — Alan Lightman

“Over time, loneliness gets inside you and doesn’t go away.” — Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“It’s so stupid because all I wanted was space and now that I have it, there’s this part of me that’s achingly lonely I could die.” — Hannah Harrington

“The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!” — Edith Wharton

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

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

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

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

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

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

“It is easier to wipe a thousand tears from your eyes than to wipe a single tear from your soul.”― Matshona Dhliwayo

Henrik Ibsen

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

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

“What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.” — Ellen Burstyn

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

”I was lonely. I felt it deeply and permanently, that this state of being on my own might never disappear. But I welcomed the loneliness, which had everything to do with being anonymous. It’s never loneliness that nibbles away at a person’s insides, but not having room inside themselves to be comfortably alone.”– Rachel Sontag

“All great and precious things are lonely.”– John Steinbeck

Pretending to be happy when you’re alone is an example of how strong you are as a person. Take care of your thoughts when you’re alone. And take care of your words when you’re with people. We are all so much together but we are all dying of loneliness.”– Albert Schweitzer

“By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.” – George Herbert

“What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.” – Ellen Burstyn

”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

“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.” – Hans F. Hansen

“If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.”– Andy Rooney

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

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

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

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

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 think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.”– Oscar Wilde

“In the solitude of your dreams grows the flame that will bring the light to this world.”– Unknown

Quotes on Loneliness and Solitude

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

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

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

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

“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

“The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.”– Henrik Ibsen

“Sometimes it’s better to be alone no one can hurt you that way.”– Tinku Razoria

“You can’t be strong all the time. Sometimes you just need to be alone and let your tears out.”– Unknown

“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.”– Orson Welles

“Being alone never felt right. Sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.”– Charles Bukowski

“The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.”– Mitch Albom

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

“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

All great and precious things are lonely.—John Steinbeck (East of Eden)

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.—Tom Wolfe

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

Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.—Joss Whedon

Feeling alone

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

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

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

Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool.—Liv Ullmann

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

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

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

But even so, I would feel a violent stab of loneliness every now and then. 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 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

Online communities are an expression of loneliness.—Joanne Harris

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

“Solitude, whether endured or embraced, is a necessary gateway to original thought.”– Jane Hirschfield

“Make the time to be alone. Your best ideas live within solitude.” – Robin Sharma

“Talent is nurtured in solitude… A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude.”– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.”– Bertrand Russell

“Not everyone knows how to be alone with others, how to share solitude. We have to help each other to understand how to be in our solitude so that we can relate to each other without grabbing on to each other. We can be interdependent but not dependent. Loneliness is rejected despondency. Solitude is shared interdependence.” – David Spangler

Quotes to Overcome Loneliness

“Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.”– Arthur Schopenhauer

“Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.”– Edward Gibbon

“We’re all lonely for something we don’t know we’re lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we’ve never even met?” — David Foster Wallace

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” — Mother Teresa

“Very suddenly. Yes, quite suddenly, I didn’t feel like I could handle my feeling of aloneness.”— Markus Zusak

“My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.” — Khalil Gibran

“I don’t know what’s worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone.” — Daniel Keyes

“Loneliness, as a result of being ignored, is nothing but the worst emotion of life.”

“You’ll end up living a lonely life if you’re waiting around for perfect.”― Samantha Young

“If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.” — Aldous Huxley

“There is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock.” — Charles Bukowski

“The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all.” — Deb Caletti

“What makes us lonely are the feelings that we never share with anyone.” — Bunny Naidu

“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 Culberston

“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

“We live in such a lonely world because most days we wake up and decide to marry no one but ourselves.” — Christopher Poindexter

“Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude.” – Paul Tillich

“In solitude, the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.”– Laurence Sterne

“Solitude is independence.” – Herman Hesse

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

”No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Gautama Buddha

“I tell you loneliness is the thing to master. Courage and fear of the love of death are only parts of it and can easily be ruled afterward. If I make myself master my own loneliness there will be peace or safety: and perhaps these are the same.” – Martha Gellhorn

”You have to go ahead, even if no one goes with you.”– Lailah Gifty Akita

“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

“You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.” – Amit Ray

“Find company within yourself and you’ll never spend a day alone. Find love within yourself and you’ll never have a lonely day.” – Connor Chalfant

”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. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.” – Janet Fitch

“People run away to be alone,’ he said. Some people had to be alone.”― William Trevo

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” – Maya Angelou

“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”– Anonymous

“Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.”– Pau Tillich

“To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.”– Deepak Chopra

“Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.”– Paul Brunton

“We live in a very tense society. We are pulled apart… and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together…. I think that at least part of the answer lies in solitude.”– Helen Hayes

“Solitude is creativity’s best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls.”– Naomi Judd

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

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” – May Sarton

“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

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

“Stand up for what you believe in even if you are standing alone.” – Sophie Scholl

”Never search for your happiness in others, it will make you feel alone. Search it in yourself, you will feel happy even when you are left alone.”

”We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly – spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.”– Susan L. Taylor

“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

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington

Quotes About Being Alone and Happy

“Surrender to the grief, despair, fear, loneliness, or whatever form the suffering takes. Witness it without labeling it mentally. Embrace it. Then see how the miracle of surrender transmutes deep suffering into deep peace.” – Eckhart Tolle

“The worst thing about loneliness is that it brings one face to face with oneself.”― Mary Balogh

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“Being alone is always better than living with someone with obligations.”

“All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.” — Jean de La Bruyère

“Everyone experiences the feelings of sadness and loneliness. We might rue our lack of companionship, but some people present a desperate need for aloneness. Being alone allows a person to think, imagine, and take in nature. Because being alone is essential for specific human actions, similar to all other aspects of life, it is a gift.”― Kilroy J. Oldster

“Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.” – Charlotte Eriksson

“The pain of loneliness seems to be part of the mortal experience. But the Lord in His mercy has made it so that we need never deal with the challenges of mortality alone.” – Sheri L. Dew

“No one is ever alone and silence does not equate defeat.” – Joan Ambu

”We need solitude because when we’re alone, we’re free from obligations, we don’t need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.” – Tamim Ansary

“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

“I will fill myself with the desert and the sky. I will be stone and stars, unchanging and strong and safe. The desert is complete; it is spare and alone, but perfect in its solitude. I will be the desert.”– Kiersten White

“You should not be strong every time. At times, all you have to be is alone and let out your emotions.”

“We are all born alone and die alone. The loneliness is definitely part of the journey of life.” — Jenova Chen

“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!” — Dr. Seuss

“There is a certain type of sadness, that creates holes in the top of your heart, for the sunlight to come through and shine over the trees and the fields (the veins and the ventricles), and illuminate the part of you that sits there, in silence and in understanding… alone but at peace. It’s a certain type of being dead while you are alive; but in a good way, not in a bad way. Your own cemetery where the middle of your soul rests in peace. A sadness to end all other sadness. The discovery of a pasture within your soul, where everything is okay.” ― C. JoyBell C.

“Solitude is the beginning of all freedom.”– William Orville Douglas

“Whoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.”– Aristotle

“Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.”– William Powell

“People are like icebergs. You only see what’s on the surface.” ― Coral Hedges

“You keep believing you are loved and valued until they leave you naked.” ― Daniel Oluwaseun

“Sometimes it’s better to be alone, no one can hurt you that way.” — Tinku Razoria

“It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.” — Albert Einstein

“Loneliness is emptiness begging to be filled.” — Christy Ann Martine

“In the dark, there is silence but in the light, there is warmth.” ― Sonya Watson

“Sadness in childhood is maturity in adulthood.”― Efrat Cybulkiewicz

“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 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

“Our bodies are battlefields and temples of burials.”― Qamar Rafiq

“Sadness is beautiful. It makes us warm and tender. In those moments of vulnerability, we’re humble and transparent. We connect with our being. We experience self-compassion in its entirety.”― Anoir Ou-chad, The Alien

“If your soul doesn’t feel guilty for the act of sin, then do whatever you please” ― Atef Ashab Uddin Sahil

“She wore a smile over her sadness.” ― HLBalcomb

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

“I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others — young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.” — Scott Fitzgerald

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.”— Charles M. Schulz

It’s true that loneliness comes from within. But keep in mind that happiness is the same way. Life might be seen as fair or unfair depending on your viewpoint.

Reading the loneliness quotes can give you courage, comfort, and a fresh perspective on life. Thank you for reading this article, do well to hit the “like” and “share” buttons below.

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