Lonely Quotes, Sayings, Images

These lonely quotes echo the realities of life at times. Loneliness can be the reason for sorrow in life. Many folks have said a lot about this subject and how despairingly difficult it is to bear the pain.

A person can become and feel lonely for so many reasons, but coping with it can be one of the most difficult things in life. If you are dealing with these feelings, hopefully, these quotes might help you understand your situation better and may even soothe your heart.

Quotes About Being Lonely

Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.
John Berger

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

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

If you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.
Richard Yates

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

I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
Lord Byron

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Good Lonely Quotes

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

Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.
Elizabeth Gilbert

He succeeded in being considered totally uninteresting. People left him alone. And that was all he wanted.
Patrick Süskind

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

The person who tries to keep everyone happy often ends up feeling the loneliest.

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Loneliness Sayings

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

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

Maybe true love isn’t out there for me, but I can sublimate my loneliness with the notion that true love is out there for someone.
Roxane Gay

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

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

No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.
Georges Bernanos

Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions.
Robert Fulghum

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

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Alone Quotes

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
Yoko Ono

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

People who cannot bear to be alone are generally the worst company.
Albert Guino

I don’t want to be alone; I want to be left alone.
Audrey Hepburn

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

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
Octavio Paz

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

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

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau

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Feeling Lonely Quotes

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

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

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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Best Lonely Quotes

Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We become strong, I feel, when we have no friends upon whom to lean or to look to for moral guidance.
Benito Mussolini

He makes no friends who never made a foe.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

I have no friends and no enemies – only competitors.
Aristotle Onassis

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.
Walt Whitman

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Quotes About Being Lost and Sad

Not all those who wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire. The other is to gain it.
George Bernard Shaw

I’m not sure this is a world I belong in anymore. I’m not sure that I want to wake up.
Gayle Forman

My room is so quiet and empty it hurts.
Nina LaCour

Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.
Erol Ozan

No one compares to you, but there’s no you except in my dreams tonight.
Lana Del Rey

The mind is a universe and can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
John Milton

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau

In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight-way was lost.
Dante Alighieri

No matter how much light I carry within me, there will always be times of feeling lost, being confused, seeking direction. It is the way of the human heart.
Joyce Rupp

The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere is to be nowhere.
Michel de Montaigne

When all else is lost, the future still remains.
Christian Nestell Bovee

Comforting Quotes When You Are Lonely

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

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

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

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

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

Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness.
Janet Fitch

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

Being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life.
Michael Josephson

I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.
Audrey Hepburn

Solitude Quotes

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

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

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

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

In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.
Rollo May

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.
Paul Tillich

Short Lonely Quotes

All great and precious things are lonely.
John Steinbeck

I am lonely, sometimes, but I dare say it’s good for me.
Louisa May Alcott

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

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

It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company.
George Washington

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

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

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is an author and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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