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500 Encouraging Quotes About Being Left Out (2023)

1. Simplify your life by clearing out toxic friends and habits that take you nowhere

2. “It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world’s progress has come out of such loneliness. ”– Bruce Barton

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

4. “For whoso thinks that wisdom dwells with him, That he alone can speak or think aright, Such oracles are empty breath when tried.”

5. “People think I’m odd, so I know how it feels to be different, and I know how lonely that can be.” —Beauty and the Beast

6. “Unsociability isn’t a negative thing — it just means that you don’t particularly care whether you interact with others. ” —Crystal Raypole, No Friends? Why That’s Not Necessarily a Bad Thing, Healthline

7. “Realize this: You’ve been rolling with the most badass best friend all along: YOU. ” —Natasha Adamo, I Have No Friends

8. “They were all so jovial and relaxed with one another, fraternal even. Maybe I was envious of that. They had lives—that was evident.”

9. “I represent the mixed race community, which I think gets left out a lot. I always describe myself as being mixed race.” ― Melanie Brown

10. “I’ve been feeling so left out, and i know everyone is busy but i could really use some quality time.”

11. You got nothing to lose. You don’t lose when you lose fake friends

12. “No one realized that, being left out in the cold, I was also very much in the dark.” ― Deborah Curtis

13. “I got no friends, I got no family, I got no love, I got no happiness. But I have pain that keeps me alive. ” —Ro-Ro

14. “No one has ever loved me. I was left behind. I only want one thing alone, I want someone to love me like the way i would love them.”

15. “She has never been in the presence, before, of two people who are in love with each other. She feels like a stray child, ragged and cold, with her nose pressed to a lighted window. A toy-store window, a bakery window, with fancy cakes and decorated cookies. Poverty prevents her entrance. These things are for other people; nothing for her.”

16. “Have you ever sat with your friends and just know that you’re the least important friend in the group and you just can’t help but feel left out?”

17. “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

18. “In the distance, people were living lives, having fun, learning, making money, fighting and walking around and falling in and out of love. People were being born, growing up, dropping dead. Trevor was probably spending his Christmas vacation with some woman in Hawaii or Bali or Tulum. He was probably fingering her at that very moment, telling her he loved her. He might actually be happy. I shut the window and lowered all the blinds.”

19. “Hollowness: that I understand. I’m starting to believe that there isn’t anything you can do to fix it. That’s what I’ve taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps.”

20. “Da Souza himself felt unwanted, left behind in this ghost town of a place, among the empty houses, with a wife and three children to support on the proceeds from a store where nobody shopped any more.”

21. “It is kind of lovely to be sitting alone, just thinking, very quiet, no one around. I don’t feel alone or left out.” ― Vin Scully

22. “My dream is more than just a place to go when I'm feeling left out. It's a place where I can find strength and courage to face the real world. Where I can be bold and take risks, knowing it's just a dream and nothing can hurt me.”

23. “What it was like to shut one’s eyes, lose consciousness, plunge into emptiness for a few hours and then wake up and find oneself the same as before, linked with the threads of one’s life again, Agilulf could not know...”

24. “For fear you will be alone, you do so many things that aren’t you at all.” —Richard Brautigan

25. “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

26. “I will be on the side of the oppressed, of those that are trying to be accepted in this society.”

27. “I strongly dislike the feeling of being left out; especially by somebody, I considered a good friend.”

28. “Normal! He thought. Normal! I don’t want things to be normal. Normal is always being left out, never belonging.” ― Paul Stewart

29. “I have no friends. The more I learn about the dignity of the gorilla, the more I want to avoid people. ” —Diane Fossey

30. “Surrender to the ‘I have no friends. ’” —Natasha Adamo, I Have No Friends

31. “He felt that if he could not be alone, and if he could not be left alone, he would die.” ― D. H. Lawrence

32. “I feel so left out.”

33. It makes no sense to try to extend a friendship that was only meant to be a season into a lifetime

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

35. Removing toxic people from your life is not the difficult part. Not feeling guilty about it is

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

37. “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

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

39. “Do you know that being a stranger is the hardest thing that can happen to any one in all this world? ”

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

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

42. “Knowing how to enjoy your own company is an art. ” —Natasha Adamo, How to Enjoy Your Own Company When You Feel Like You Have No One

43. “She has never been in the presence, before, of two people who are in love with each other. She feels like a stray child, ragged and cold, with her nose pressed to a lighted window”

44. “Bellamy found simply living a task of amazing difficulty. It was as if ordinary human life were a mobile machine full of holes, crannies, spaces, apertures, fissures, cavities, lairs, into one of which Bellamy was required to (and indeed desired to) fit himself. The machine moved slowly, resembling a train, or sometimes a merry-go-round. But as soon as Bellamy got on (or got in), the machine would soon eject him, sending him spinning back to a place where he was once more forced to be a spectator. Perhaps, that was in some mysterious sense his place, his destiny. But Bellamy did not want to be a spectator, nor could he (having no money of his own) afford to be one. Moreover he had never really mastered the art, apparently so simple for others, of passing the time. His failure to find a métier, to find a task which was his task, caused him continuous anxiety, nor did it occur to him to emulate the majority of mankind who positively resigned themselves, seeing no alternative, to alien and unsatisfying work. At one time he had suffered from depression, and was nearer to despair than his friends realised.”

45. ”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

46. “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

47. “I choose to identify with the underprivileged, I choose to give my life for the hungry, I choose to give my life for those who have been left out of the sunlight of opportunity . . . this is the way I’m going. If it means suffering, I’m going that way. If it means dying for them, I’m going that way, because I heard a voice saying DO SOMETHING FOR OTHERS.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

49. “Lonely, I’m so lonely, I have nobody to call my own.” —Akon

50. “Not being invited doesn’t mean you’re not good enough; it means the person who excluded you is not good enough for you.” – Unknown

51. “I would prefer to have no money but to have a nice family and good friends. ” —Li Na

52. “Growing up means realizing a lot of your friends aren’t your friends. ” —Unknown

53. The first of those rules is that you cut toxic people out of your life. No matter who they are, friends or family. You can’t heal when someone is holding you in place. And toxic blood is not thicker than water

54. Toxicity at work, relationship or in life works as a slow poison, which often ends its survivors as disillusioned or embittered

55. Some of the most poisonous people come disguised as friends and family

56. “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

57. “When you realize you have no friends and your happiness depends on whether or not you can find something to watch on TV. . ” —Unknown

58. “The only thing worse than not knowing where she belonged...was knowing where she didn't.”

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

60. “Just like true love, finding true friendship is RARE. ” —Natasha Adamo, Fake Friends

61. “Strange, how being left out of a secret always feels like a betrayal of trust.” ― Robin Hobb

62. “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

63. “Not all of us get to be ghosts.”

64. “Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out.”

65. “Even if you have few or no friends, it doesn’t mean that your life is less fulfilling or less valuable. ” —Kendra Cherry, I Don’t Need Friends, Verywell Mind

66. “Sometimes you have to stand alone just to make sure you still can.” —Anonymous

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

68. “Being popular on social media is like sitting at the cool table at the cafeteria of a mental hospital. ” —Unknown

69. “The realest people don’t have a lot of friends” —Tupac

70. “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

71. “I’m not the girl you’re taking home. I keep dancing on my own.” —Robyn

72. As you remove toxic people from your life, you free up space and emotional energy for positive, healthy relationships

73. “You don’t know how it feels, to be outside the crowd. You don’t know what it’s like to be left out. And you don’t know how it feels, to be your own best friend.”

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

75. “This is where we are at right now, as a whole. No one is left out of the loop. We are experiencing a reality based on a thin veneer of lies and illusions. A world where greed is our God and wisdom is sin, where division is key and unity is fantasy, where the ego-driven cleverness of the mind is praised, rather than the intelligence of the heart.” ― Bill Hicks

76. “I feel left out but I guess it’s my own fault.”

77. “Some people seek isolation, but few choose to be lonely. ” —Vanessa Barford, Is Modern Life Making Us Lonely?, BBC

78. “You can have the entire world and still feel completely alone. ” —Unknown

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

80. “Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you. ”

81. “Plenty of scummy jerks have large social circles. Lots of good people have been lonely. ” —Chris Macleod, Worries of People Who Have No Friends, SucceedSocially

82. “I’m learning a lot about myself being alone, and doing what I’m doing. ” – Chantal Kreviazuk

83. It takes a special kind of person to be a hater, but only a true loser will give the impression of being your friend while resenting every progress/success in your life

84. “God seems to have left the receiver off the hook, and time is running out.” ― Arthur Koestler

85. ”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

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

87. “When you look around at the people who are always right there in your life, laughing and smiling and having fun together—well, they don’t seem to notice that you’re not there. They don’t care that they’re not around the people they love most. And that really hurts.”

88. “Best friends are a complex business. ” —Daisy Jones, What it Feels Like to Not Have a Bestfriend, Vice

89. “But the longer I’ve lived, the more I’ve lost what’s inside me—and ended up empty.”

90. “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

91. “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

92. “You … avoid getting involved in friendships as a way to minimize the risk of being disappointed. ” —Kendra Cherry, I Don’t Need Friends, VeryWellMind

93. “I no longer want to be that person who is so vulnerable that others decide to just leave him.”

94. “Not only do you get a chance to get out of Hawksburg again to start up the franchise, but Finn’s heaven sent. He could kick-start our food to the next level. I know you’re ready to stop treading water.”

95. “In order to find out who you are, you will, at some point, have to feel really isolated, left out, different.” ― Jenna Marbles

96. “Is not my sorrow deep, having no bottom?”

97. “Being excluded by someone doesn’t have to mean you are excluded by everyone.” – Unknown

98. “The town looked lonely, and it made me sad. Somehow the magic was gone, without her.”

99. “I don’t have no friends. I don’t want no friends. That’s how I feel. ” —Terrell Owens

100. “If you’re not included, don’t take it personally; it’s not always about you.” – Unknown

101. It’s not healthy to stay with people who don’t even ask how you are

102. Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are simply toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us

103. “You lose friends to marriage, to parenthood, to politics—even when you share the same politics. ” —Jennifer Senior, It’s Your Friends Who Break Your Heart, The Atlantic

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

105. “Not everyone will want you in their lives, and that’s okay.” – Unknown

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

107. “As it was, I couldn’t escape the feeling that I was out of my element. I found myself thinking of a book I’d left half-read at home and wishing I’d stuck it in my purse so I could pull it out now.” ― Charlaine Harris

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

109. “Loneliness is my least favorite part 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

110. “Lots of people have had periods in their lives where they had no one to hang out with. ” —Chris Macleod, Worries of People Who Have No Friends, SucceedSocially

111. “Just because you’re not invited doesn’t mean you’re not wanted.” – Unknown

112. “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

113. “I don’t want to be alone or left out, I just want to be alone for a few minutes.”

114. The greatest win is walking away and choosing not to engage in drama and toxic energy at all

115. “I always feel left out, worthless, and unloved at times.”

116. “I’m the one girl in the group that gets left out of everything just because I’m quiet.”

117. “I automatically stop trying when i feel unwanted or left out. I won’t reach out to you if it’s not mutual. I don’t beg.”

118. “Someday you’re gonna be all alone, so you need to figure out how to take care of yourself.” —The Queen’s Gambit

119. You realize you don’t want the fake friends, or the toxic relationships, or the people telling you how you should live your life when they can’t even run their own. Some find it in their thirties. Some–in their forties

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

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

122. “When you are feeling left out, always remember that I will always be there for you, still, baby.”

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

124. Always sleep with one eye open. Never take anything for granted. Your best friends might just be your enemies

125. “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

126. “Don’t let not being invited make you feel like you don’t belong. You belong wherever you feel loved and accepted.” – Unknown

127. “Being excluded hurts, but it’s important to remember that you are still loved.” – Unknown

128. “When you are evolving to your higher self, the road seems lonely. But you’re simply shedding energies that no longer match the frequency of your destiny. ” – Unknown

129. “Don’t wanna be all by myself anymore.” —Celine Dion

130. “Whenever you realize that you have been left out, let your presence be known by leaving the conversation, instead of trying too hard.”

131. “If you don’t have a family, know that you can create your own by surrounding yourself with healthy and supportive individuals who care about you. ” —Gabrielle Applebury, No Family, No Friends, LovetoKnow

132. “My best friend is disabled. There’s nothing he hates more than being left out of the jokes, to be treated with kid gloves.That’s the insult.” ― Jeff Ross

133. “It didn’t make sense how someone I used to be so close with could suddenly pretend that I didn’t exist.”

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

135. “I have friends, but no best friend. ” —Unknown

136. “There is an emptiness inside of me -- a void that will never be filled. No one in your life will ever love you as your mother does. There is no love as pure, unconditional and strong as a mother’s love. And I will never be loved that way again.”

137. “Being left out is an opportunity to focus on yourself and find your tribe.” – Unknown

138. “It is a lonely feeling when someone you care about becomes a stranger. ” —Unknown

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

140. Keeping bad company is like being in a germ-infested area. You never know what you’ll catch

141. “When we feel left out, inadequate, or lonely, can we take a warriors perspective and contact bodhichitta?” ― Pema Chodron

142. “I walk a lonely road, the only one that I have ever known.” —Green Day

143. “I no longer have energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions, or unnecessary conversations. ” —Unknown

144. “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

145. “I choose to give my life for those who have been left out of the sunlight of opportunity.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

147. “It’s better to be excluded by those who don’t appreciate you than to be included by those who expect you to compromise who you are.” – Unknown

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

149. “It was the chances we never took that got the best of us, that’s for sure, it is a bit sad really.”

150. “We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time.” —Taylor Swift

151. “There's a special quality to the loneliness of dusk, a melancholy more brooding even than the night's. ”– Ed Gorman

152. “No friends, no best friends. Just memories from strangers. ” —Pranav Mulay

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

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

155. “Ah, look at all the lonely people.” —The Beatles

156. “And in the end, all I learned was how to be strong alone. ” —Unknown

157. “Sometimes the person you are willing to take the bullet for is the one who pulls the trigger. ” —Unknown

158. “It’s better to be yourself and have no friends than it is to be like your friends and have no self. ” —Unknown

159. “6:30, dinner with me. I can’t cancel that again.” —How the Grinch Stole Christmas

160. “It really comes down to what you want. ” —Crystal Raypole, No Friends? Why That’s Not Necessarily a Bad Thing, Healthline

161. “We couldn’t imagine the emptiness of a creature who put a razor to her wrists and opened her veins, the emptiness and the calm. ”

162. “Whether your lack of friends is detrimental to your well-being really depends on your perspective and how you feel about it. ” —Kendra Cherry, I Don’t Need Friends, VeryWellMind

163. “I Have No Social Life” – Reasons Why and What to Do About It

164. “My face looks like a wedding cake left out in the rain.” ― W.H. Auden

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

166. “To say that Bittersweet Café was her happy place was perhaps an understatement. In the last two years, Rachel had left behind her high-pressure executive chef job and Melody her dead-end position in a chain bakery, then decided to open their dream restaurant together. The way all the details had come together was downright magical; nowhere in Denver's history had a functional café and bakery materialized in under four months. But Ana had no doubt there had been a healthy measure of divine intervention in the situation. She could feel it in the mood and the atmosphere of this place. Light, welcoming, refreshing. It was no wonder they'd quickly developed a devoted following. They were already in the middle of plans to take over the vacant space in the strip mall beside them and expand to meet their ever-growing demand.

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

168. “You have family, you just need to find us! We have experienced heartache and sadness as well, and are looking for people to give our love to. ” —Christina Michael

169. “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

170. “When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility.”

171. “I finally have enough time to realize that I have no friends. ” —Unknown

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

173. “In the beginning, everyone is there, but then they forget.” —Grey’s Anatomy

174. “In order to find out who you are, you will, at some point, have to feel really isolated, left out, different.”

175. “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

176. “There is nothing more lonely or terrifying than feeling unheard.” —House of Cards

177. “‘Why do I have no friends?’ I’ve asked myself this countless times” —Natasha Adamo, I Have No Friends

178. “Lonely is not being alone, it’s the feeling that no one cares, the feeling of always being left out.”

179. “Stop holding onto people who keep letting go of you. Pay attention to the faithful people. The ones you don’t have to impress. The ones who always have your back. The ones that love you with no strings attached or who never make you feel left out.”

180. “But Lunch Isn't That Bad, Really

181. “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

182. “Having close friends who love and support you through good and bad times can be one of the most uplifting things in life. ” —Lachlan Brown, “I Have no Close Friends,” Ideapod

183. “If you’re not invited, don’t wait for an invitation. Create your own opportunities.” – Unknown

184. “Best mates aren’t rationed out to everyone, or delivered by default at birth. ” —Daisy Jones, What it Feels Like to Not Have a Bestfriend, Vice

185. Not all friends know they have lost you

186. “If love is universal, no one can be left out.”

187. “Think about what you like to do and don’t talk yourself into something for fear of being left out.” ― Amy E. Spiegel

188. Toxic friends may actually keep you around because you provide an audience for them, provide validation, and elevate them

189. “Never say you are alone for you are not alone, your God and your genius is within.”

190. “Building and maintaining friendships takes time and effort. ” —Kendra Cherry, I Don’t Need Friends, VeryWellMind

191. I’ve finally acknowledged that some “friends” are simply toxic, so they’ve been cut loose

192. “You don’t actively dislike anyone, but you don’t enjoy small talk and prefer to avoid sharing personal details. ” —Crystal Raypole, No Friends? Why That’s Not Necessarily a Bad Thing, Healthline

193. “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

194. “No one enjoys being away from friends and family. ” —Roger Glover

195. “While friendship can have benefits, you might feel like you don’t need friends. ” —Kendra Cherry, I Don’t Need Friends, VeryWellMind

196. “I had the feeling that the world was left behind, that we had got over the edge of it, and were outside man’s jurisdiction.”

197. “I tried to never exclude people. I know what it means to be left out.” ― Riccardo Tisci

198. “I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” —Hunter S. Thompson

199. “Suddenly Saffron had a picture in her mind of Sarah waiting at the bottom of the wall, and she was angry with herself.

200. “You’re not alone. I’m awake and I’ve been thinking of you.” —Kygo

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

202. “I keep my circle very small, but the level of trust, joy, meaning, and connection makes me PROUD of that number, never ashamed. ” —Natasha Adamo, I Have No Friends

203. “Feeling left out with the ones, who you loved or they claimed to love you? That’s nothing but priorities changed.”

204. “Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when our soul is free to speak to us and help us decide what to do with our life. ” – Paulo Coelho

205. “Not everyone has a best friend in life, and that’s okay. “ —Unknown, Is it Normal Not to Have a Best Friend? Liveaboutdotcom

206. “I don't think I can marry, I'm not fit for it, I'm not real enough. That's the trouble. I'm a puppet that's realised what's wrong with itself and it's horrible. I'm propped up somewhere all alone, watching the real people go past. I'm propped up crying in a corner.”

207. “Sometimes I get the feeling the world kinda left us behind a long time ago.” ― Randal Graves

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

209. “She doesn’t belong to anyone, and I think that’s the most divine thing about her. She’s found love within herself, and she’s completely alone. ” —Disha Rajani

210. “Everything is there, but there are no parts.”

211. “Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact. ” – Martha Beck

212. “Her daughter’s absence was very painful at first. But three times a week she would receive a letter from her, and on the other days she would write to her. She would also walk in her garden, or read a little, and in this way she filled the long, empty hours.”

213. ”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

214. “It’s the friendships with more deliberate endings that torment. ” —Jennifer Senior, It’s Your Friends Who Break Your Heart, The Atlantic

215. “It was never my opinion to go to somewhere far away, I want to belong right here, right now.”

216. You tell your friends your most personal secrets, and they use them against you

217. “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

218. “A man as he ought to be: that sounds to us as insipid as ‘a tree as it ought to be.’ ”

219. “A fake friend’s sense of superiority depends on you feeling inferior. ” —Natasha Adamo, Fake Friends

220. “Being left out can make you feel like nobody wants to include you, but if you really look at it from an outsider’s perspective (which is just as valid), there are probably reasons why they’re choosing who they want to include in their group: maybe they’ve known those people longer than they’ve known you; maybe they have a different set of values or interests; maybe they already have enough friends; maybe they don’t think that your personality would mesh well with theirs. It might seem silly at first, but if this goes on long enough, eventually it will start feeling normal—and then? Well”

221. “It is strange how the presence of additional people can make you feel more alone.” ― James Alan Gardner

222. “Your worth isn’t solely determined by your number of friends. ” —Chris Macleod, Worries of People Who Have No Friends, SucceedSocially

223. “It is such a melancholy feeling when you hear people talk about their families and how they do things with them and spend time with them. ” —Unknown

224. “Once best friends, now strangers with memories. ” —Unknown

225. “If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out.” ― Stephen Chbosky

226. “It was the lonely quiet of the village with all our people gone. Houses empty. Doors banging. Fires out. No smoke rising. Starving dogs dragging themselves from door to door. Beasts out in the meadow lowing to be milked... Comfort, it felt like the end of the world.”

227. “Man is a special being, and if left to himself, in an isolated condition, would be one of the weakest creatures; but associated with his kind, he works wonders.” ― Daniel Webster

228. “You got this and are never, ever alone. ” —Natasha Adamo, How to Enjoy Your Own Company When You Feel Like You Have No One

229. “Tighten your circle, Even if it means that you are the only one in it for the time being. ” —Natasha Adamo, I Have No Friends

230. “Being alone for a while is dangerous. It’s addicting. Once you see how peaceful it is, you don’t want to deal with people anymore. ” —Tom Hardy

231. “Empty words almost echo within themselves”

232. “Before, I used to be afraid of being alone. Now, I’m afraid of having the wrong people as company. ” —Unknown

233. “But right there in his own back garden was the great big box that the fridge came in. Crispin went and peeped inside the empty box... and he saw that it was full.”

234. Toxic people are like Cancer. If you keep them in your life, they will destroy your dreams, hopes, and ambitions

235. “Learn to be alone and to like it. There is nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company. ” – Unknown

236. “When you realize that you actually feel more alone in relationships with toxic people than if you were physically alone, you start to prioritize your peace. ” —Natasha Adamo, How to Enjoy Your Own Company When You Feel Like You Have No One

237. “I’ve always been more afraid of being left alone or left out than of things that go bump in the night.”

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

239. “Let’s continue to stand up for those who are vulnerable to being left out or marginalized.” ― Hillary Clinton

240. “He started asking me, ‘What are you thinking?’ I never knew what to say. My head was empty and I liked it that way. Then he began to tell me what I might be thinking. ‘You seem sad today,’ he’d say, or ‘Today, you seem puzzled about something.’ Of course I was sad and puzzled. I was eighteen, it was spring, and I was behind bars.”

241. “Believe me there are times when solitude made the best man out of all the people in the world.”

242. “For fear you will be alone, you do so many things that aren’t you at all. ” —Richard Brautigan

243. “Some people tend to prefer solitude over being in the company of others. ” —Kendra Cherry, I Don’t Need Friends, VeryWellMind

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

245. “Being there, but not being there.”

246. “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

247. When you remove toxic people from your life, you realize what peace and joy truly mean

248. If toxic friends can be hard to spot because of a blind spot, toxic complacency friends are ten times harder to spot. This is the kind of person who might be unhappy or dissatisfied with their life, but they seem perfectly content to stay in their dissatisfaction. They complain about everything and yet they refuse to change anything. Sometimes you wonder if they actually like being miserable

249. “It is only alone, truly alone that one bursts apart, springs forth.”

250. “I am my own best friend, first and foremost. ” —Natasha Adamo, How to Enjoy Your Own Company When You Feel Like You Have No One

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

252. “When a woman’s wave rises she feels she has an abundance of love to give, but when it falls she feels her inner emptiness and needs to be filled up with love.”

253. “Asking people to hang out makes me feel lame, needy, and desperate” —Chris Macleod, Worries People Often Have About Making Friends and Plans, SucceedSocially

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

255. “Your absence has been so long that your presence no longer matters. ” —Unknown

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

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

258. “They judge me before they even know me. That’s why I’m better off alone.” —Shrek

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

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

261. “Sometimes, not being invited is a sign that it’s time to move on and find new opportunities.” – Unknown

262. “I don’t know who my real friends are, and I’m trapped in a world where I have nowhere to go. ” —Unknown

263. There is no better self-care than cutting off people who are toxic for you

264. “Fake friends do nothing but bring you down. They don’t challenge you or make you want to be better. ” —Natasha Adamo, Fake Friends

265. “Sometimes the person who tries to keep everyone happy is the most lonely person. ” —Unknown

266. “A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.” ― Mark Twain

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

268. “To be me is to be different...”

269. “I’ve come to realize that the only people I need in my life are the ones who need me in theirs, even when I have nothing else to offer them but myself. ” —Unknown

270. “And all I ever really wanted was to have someone I can hold on to when things get rough.”

271. “Love is universal, no one can be left out.” ― Deepak Chopra

272. “The journey’s a lonely one. So much more than we know.” —Kung Fu Panda

273. “There are people in your life who simply do not want the best for you. Your success is their failure. Period. ” —Natasha Adamo, Fake Friends

274. Don’t let getting lonely make you reconnect with toxic people. You shouldn’t drink poison just because you’re thirsty

275. “Because [writers] Dan Weiss and David Benioff have done such a great job in adapting them, that’s what we work with. It serves no purpose to anybody for actors to come onto a set with a well-thumbed copy of the source material and start querying why this or that line has been left out of the script. It’s probably been left out for a good reason.” ― Charles Dance

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

277. “A lot of things affect women differently than men, and women get left out.” ― Jane Fonda

278. “Do not chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you, and stay. ” —Unknown

279. “All the space without you in it, is empty.”

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

281. “I don’t really have friends. That’s why I’m so friendly with people. I like being there for people, even strangers. I give people the things I would want in a friend. ” —Unknown

282. “Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone, and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. ” —Paul Tillich

283. “No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death. He and his are not neglected by the Gods.” ― Socrates

284. “His specs—use them as burning glasses!”

285. “Loneliness doesn’t come from not having people around, loneliness comes when the people around you don’t understand who you are at a very deep level. ” —Justin Brown, “I Have no Friends” YouTube

286. “There’s no point in having a ton of friends who won’t be there when you’re down. ” —Unknown

287. “Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out.” ― Theodore Bikel

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

289. Save your skin from the corrosive acids from the mouths of toxic people. Someone who just helped you to speak evil about another person can later help another person to speak evil about you

290. “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

291. “Being left out can make you feel small, but it’s important to remember that you are not defined by the opinions of others.” – Unknown

292. “I think we’re all totally isolated beings and will always will be.” ― James Taylor

293. “You don’t have to be physically alone in order to feel lonely, either—you might feel this way even when you are around other people. ” —Kendra Cherry, I Don’t Need Friends, VeryWellMind

294. “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

295. I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions, or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate on the same frequency, there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk

296. “There is nothing outside of yourself. Look within. Everything you want is there. ” —Rumi

297. There’s folks you just don’t need. You’re better off without em. Your life is just a little better because they ain’t in it

298. Some people are like clouds. Once they disappear, it’s a beautiful day

299. “I hate to admit that I feel alone even when I am in a crowd. ” —Unknown

300. “Do you know that being a stranger is the hardest thing that can happen to any one in all this world?”

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

302. “If you don’t have your friends and your family, what do you really have? You can have all the money in the world, but with no friends and no family, it’s no good. ” —Meek Mill

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

304. “Maybe it would have been easier if I’d had just one person I could really pour my heart out to. ” —Reece, cited in What it Feels Like to Not Have a Bestfriend, Vice

305. “I couldn’t attract a connected, empathetic, and mutual romantic relationship to save my life. ” —Natasha Adamo, I Have No Friends

306. “I feel all the same things when I do things alone as when Ole Golly was here. The bath feels hot, the bed feels soft, but I feel there’s a funny little hole in me that wasn’t there before, like a splinter in your finger, but this is somewhere above my stomach.”

307. “In a way it’s not so terrible to be left out, because then you could see at a very early age that there’s an entire motherlode of stories that belong to you and nobody else.” ― Maxine Hong Kingston

308. You never know how toxic something is until you breathe fresher air

309. “The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.” —Douglas Coupland

310. “I miss her. Or who she was. Who we were. ” —Jennifer Senior, It’s Your Friends Who Break Your Heart, The Atlantic

311. “And that moment when you are feeling left out, calm down, you still have yourself, yes you do.”

312. “On being alone: I think it’s a good thing to do; you get to know yourself, and I think that’s the most important thing in the whole world. ” – Robert Paul Smith

313. “I longed for the birth, for the sensation of the baby’s head pressing down through me, for that unmistakable, pure, painful sensation of bringing a child into the world, albeit with pain, with tears. I wanted those tears, I wanted that pain. I did not want the pain of emptiness, the tears of a barren, scarred womb.”

314. “There are times when the ones you love the most will make you feel like you are all alone.”

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

316. “There is a strong disposition in youth, from which some individuals never escape, to suppose that everyone else is having a more enjoyable time than we are ourselves;”

317. “The worst thing about being left out is knowing you weren’t even a simple thought in any of their minds.”

318. “I think loneliness probably kills more people than cancer.” —A Simple Favor

319. “Sometimes being surrounded by everyone is the loneliest, because you’ll realize you have no one to turn to.” —Soraya

320. “Being fat means being left out, scorned, and vilified.” ― Mary Pipher

321. “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

322. “If you care about somebody, you should want them to be happy. Even if you wind up being left out.”

323. “If you have no family support, sorry. I know how much that hurts. ” —Unknown

324. “Not being invited is not a sign of rejection, it’s an opportunity for self-reflection.” – Unknown

325. “The number one symptom of standard-setting is loneliness. ” —Natasha Adamo, How to Enjoy Your Own Company When You Feel Like You Have No One

326. “Snuggle in God’s arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out. let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power and love.” ― Kay Arthur

327. “Never say you are alone for you are not alone, your God and your genius is within.” ― Epictetus

328. “I thought it would make me feel better to have the man vanished from the earth, but I actually felt a massive, frightening hollowness open up in my chest. I had spent my life comparing myself to my father, and now he was gone.”

329. “But the box was empty. There was nothing inside at all.”

330. “Give the gift of your absence to those who do not appreciate your presence.”

331. “Not being invited is not a rejection; it’s an opportunity to find your people.” – Unknown

332. “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

333. Some people are like moths. They come to be around you when your life is bright and nice. They come to amuse themselves through your light. But they also flee as soon as the lights go off

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

335. “Everyone says I’m not alone, so why do I feel like I am?” —Unknown

336. Fake friends walk away when your world crumbles to pieces. Real friends stay and help you put your life back together

337. It’s so nice when toxic people stop talking to you. It’s like the trash took itself out

338. “Can anybody hear me or am I talking to myself?” —Simple Plan

339. Sometimes your dearest friend whom you reveal most of your secrets to becomes so deadly and unfriendly without knowing that they were not really your friend

340. “Not being invited is not a reflection of your worthiness; it’s just a reflection of someone else’s priorities.” – Unknown

341. “this is the last house in summer

342. Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate

343. “There is no room for unsupportive friends and family, only space for positivity. ” —Unknown

344. “Loneliness feels like a deep, deep ache. ” —Michelle Lloyd, I’m Surrounded by Friends But I Still Feel So Lonely, BBC

345. “As your circle gets smaller, the quality of the ones in it exponentially increases. ” —Natasha Adamo, I Have No Friends

346. “Feeling left out doesn’t mean you’re not worthy; it just means you need to hang with a different crowd.” – Unknown

347. “Loneliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space. The best you can do is know yourself; know what you want. ” – Janet Fitch

348. “There’s a big difference between thinking ‘I don’t need friends’ and ‘I don’t have friends. ’” —Kendra Cherry, I Don’t Need Friends, VeryWellMind

349. “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

350. “Then it’s a moot point. Finn’s here to help with the reception dinner—that’s it.”

351. “Being alone doesn’t automatically translate to feelings of loneliness, and it isn’t necessarily a problem in need of fixing. ” —Kendra Cherry, I Don’t Need Friends, VeryWellMind

352. “Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.” ― Rupi Kaur

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

354. ”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

355. “There was only the enormous, empty prairie, with grasses blowing in waves of light and shadow across it, and the great blue sky above it, and birds flying up from it and singing with joy because the sun was rising. And on the whole enormous prairie there was no sign that any other human being had ever been there.”

356. “When someone doesn’t have friends, it’s almost never because their core personality is unlikable. ” —Chris Macleod, Worries of People Who Have No Friends, SucceedSocially

357. “Weak people always have to be in a relationship so they can feel important and loved. Once you know how to enjoy your own company, being single becomes a privilege. ” —Tom Hardy

358. “I’m the kind of person that buys my pets birthday presents so they don’t feel left out.”

359. “Not being invited is sometimes a sign that you’re moving in the right direction.” – Unknown ANNAPRASHAN RICE CEREMONY QUOTES

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

361. “No family. No friends. No colleagues. No lovers. Sometimes, not even God is with you. It is just you, all by yourself. ” —Bhairavi Sharma

362. “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

363. “I want you to realize that you’re not alone you carry in your heart memories of those you love.”

364. “”Having no friends must mean I’m totally defective” —Chris Macleod, Worries of People Who Have No Friends, SucceedSocially

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

366. “I’m used to it. I’m used to being left out. I’m used to the second choice or the backup friend.I’m used to it and I’m sick of it.”

367. As we grow older, we let go a little at a time: a bad memory, a negative habit, a toxic friend. Bit by bit, we shed what no longer serves us until we reveal who we are underneath it all

368. “Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming—Wow! What a Ride!”

369. “There is a strong disposition in youth, from which some individuals never escape, to suppose that everyone else is having a more enjoyable time than we are ourselves; ”

370. “It’s better to be alone than being with someone who makes you feel alone. ” —Unknown

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

372. Friends are supposed to be there for you when you cry, not the reason you cry

373. “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

374. “Disappointed, but not surprised. ” —Unknown

375. “It’s like a void, a feeling of emptiness. ” —Michelle Lloyd, I’m Surrounded by Friends But I Still Feel So Lonely, BBC

376. “I am out of the saga, he thought. He had a heavy sense of being left in total isolation; everyone had withdrawn from him and the person who could most have helped him was pre-empted by another.”

377. “The only thing worse than not knowing where she belonged was knowing where she didn’t.”

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

379. “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

380. “Feeling left out by friends is the worst.”

381. “It is okay to be alone or to feel that way, it will make you stronger in the long run of things.”

382. “If nobody will help you, do it alone.”

383. “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

384. “What I want is for people to love other people so that no one feels like they are left behind.”

385. “In this world, feeling left out and alone / Thousands around you yet you’re out there on / Your own / Let the power guide you like tittle David and the / Stone / And come, and come, come on home.” ― Dave Clark and Mike Smith

386. “Sometimes I feel as left out as the third verse of a hymn.”

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

388. “I’ve always been more afraid of being left alone or left out than of things that go bump in the night.” ― Nelson Gidding

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

390. When you notice someone does something toxic the first time, don’t wait for the second time before you address it or cut them off

391. “We like having the walls and roofs over our heads. Otherwise we’d just be wandering in an open field of dust somewhere. [...] I imagine that’s what being full-dead is like. An emptiness vast and absolute.”

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

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

394. “Anxiety-free time spent in solitude may allow for, and foster, creative thinking. ” —Tom Jacobs, Can Solitude Make You More Creative?, Workplace

395. “While some people need a lot of social time, others don’t. ” —Crystal Raypole, No Friends? Why That’s Not Necessarily a Bad Thing, Healthline

396. “And all I loved, I loved alone. ” —Edgar Allan Poe

397. “Not being invited can be heartbreaking, but it can also be a catalyst for growth.” – Unknown

398. “Between that earth and that sky I felt erased, blotted out. I did not say my prayers that night: here, I felt, what would be would be.”

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

400. “Do not worry about feeling left out, as long as you love yourself enough, you will survive this.”

401. “You can leave. I’ll remember you. I remember everyone that leaves.” —Lilo and Stitch

402. While toxic food is bad for your health and well-being, so are negative and unethical people

403. “Respect people who find out time for you in their busy schedule. But love people who never look at their schedule when you need them so you are never feeling left out.”

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

405. “I feel as if I am being left out, as though I’m some straggler and people can’t quite remember to stay back for me.” ― Marilynne Robinson

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

407. “Fake friends are only capable of a transaction, not a real friendship. ” —Natasha Adamo, Fake Friends

408. “Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines, and Populace; and the America is just ourselves, with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.” ― Matthew Arnold

409. “You lose friends to success, to failure, to flukish strokes of good or ill luck. ” —Jennifer Senior, It’s Your Friends Who Break Your Heart, The Atlantic

410. Even if toxic people are right about what is “good,” they are wrong if the approach is not healthy

411. When dealing with toxic people, always choose distance over disrespect

412. “I wish I was still friends with some of the people I’m no longer friends with now. ” —Unknown

413. “Don’t fear solitude: If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. But don’t get too attached to it – it may become an addiction. ” – Paulo Coelho

414. “Sometimes, not being invited is the best thing that can happen to you.” – Unknown

415. “Family is not about blood. It’s about who is willing to hold your hand when you need it most. ” —Unknown

416. “The reason why I no longer speak to you is because I keep telling myself that if you wanted to talk to me, you would. ” —Unknown

417. Toxic people attach themselves like cinder blocks tied to your ankles, and then invite you for a swim in their poisoned waters

418. “Let’s continue to stand up for those who are vulnerable to being left out or marginalized.”

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

420. “Part of the problem . . . is that everyone is in such a hurry. . . . People haven’t found meaning in their lives, so they’re running all the time looking for it. They think the next car, the next house, the next job. Then they find these things are empty, too, and they keep running.”

421. “Feeling left out is horrible. But you can’t say how you feel without sounding jealous.”

422. “The playbill, which is said to have announced the tragedy of Hamlet, the character of the Prince of Denmark being left out.” ― Walter Scott

423. “You are not a ‘bad’ person for having boundaries with fake friends” —Natasha Adamo, Fake Friends

424. “I know what it’s like to be left out… I certainly went through a period of time where I got made fun of and people were so mean to me, so I can really relate to that.” ― Ashley Benson

425. “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

426. “A ugly thing, that us what you are when you become a tourist, an ugly, empty thing [...] and it will never occur to you that the people who inhabit the place in which you have paused cannot stand you.”

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

428. “The flickering pine knot in the corner fireplace held blue flames. They had no warmth. There was loneliness and emptiness inside. When Mammy Sally came, the warmth would spark out in the fire, and the shadows would bring sleep.”

429. “I figured that distance happens and connections fade, and I wouldn’t want anyone to feel obligated to stay friends with me. That wasn’t fair to ask. It just seemed to happen a lot with me.”

430. If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end, low vibrational relationship or friendship–you won

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

432. “Well, it’s down at the end of Lonely Street at the Heartbreak Hotel.” —Elvis Presley

433. “Having a wide circle of friends isn’t necessary as long as you feel like you have the support that you need. ” —Kendra Cherry, I Don’t Need Friends, VeryWellMind

434. “When you’re on your own, this is the opportunity to really experience yourself. ” —Russell Brand, Feeling Lonely? This Might Help, YouTube

435. “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

436. ”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

437. “When you feel left out, remember that not everyone appreciates the beauty of the things you appreciate.” – Unknown

438. “Formerly, his heart had been as a locked casket with its treasure inside; but now the casket was empty, and the lock was broken.”

439. Look around you at the people you spend the most time with and realize that your life can’t rise any higher than your friendships

440. “He had wandered through the streets for hours, neither knowing nor caring where he was going. All he knew was that he couldn’t return to the empty rooms of the house, couldn’t look at the things they had touched and held and known with him.”

441. “Being alone grants you the freedom to stay fully present with your true self and experience things as you truly see them. ” —Crystal Raypole, No Friends? Why That’s Not Necessarily a Bad Thing, Healthline

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

443. “The best part of being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want. ” – Justin Timberlake

444. “People can have political opinions and put them into songs. I’d never deliberately do that, but that’s a personal choice I’m inspired by my man but not by his previous position. I’m more inspired by people that are left out by society.” ― Carla Bruni

445. “Stand up for those that gets marginalized, those that are not being treated fairly by society.”

446. “People don’t understand that sitting in your house alone in peace, eating snacks and minding your own business is f*cking priceless. ” —Tom Hardy

447. “The ability to put up with fake friends will always tie into how willing you are to continue being a fake friend to yourself. ” —Natasha Adamo, Fake Friends

448. “No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength. ” – Jack Kerouac

449. Some friends are here for a day, a weekend. And you learn something from those friends, for sure. Some friendships are toxic, and you have to walk away

450. “Burnout is a state of emptiness, to be sure, but it does not result from giving all I have: it merely reveals the nothingness from which I was trying to give in the first place.”

451. “While your friends are getting drunk, you may find yourself getting inspired. ” ——Tom Jacobs, Can Solitude Make You More Creative?, Workplace

452. The less you see of your toxic friends and the more you see of your enthusiastic friends, the better you will feel about yourself, and the better you will become. We are such social creatures that we all tend to become like the people we hang out with. It is human nature

453. “I leave before being left out. I decide.”

454. “I have no friends because I never go out. I never go out because I have no friends. ” —Unknown

455. “That horrible feeling when you feel like you don’t know who your best friend is anymore. ” —Unknown

456. “There are times in my life where I have felt more alone in friendships and romantic relationships than if I were to have been physically alone. ” —Natasha Adamo, I Have No Friends

457. I’d rather had an enemy who admits they hate me instead of a friend who secretly puts me down

458. “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

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

460. “He had a word, too. Love, he called it. But I had been used to words for a long time. I knew that that word was like the others: just a shape to fill a lack.”

461. “I’m full of restlessness. Not lonely, exactly – my head is racing with ideas. But it is that old treacherous feeling that real life is happening somewhere else, and I’m left out.” ― Helen Garner

462. “I see the damage and pain of hard years. I see the emptiness and desperation of existence without hope. I see a young life that has been too long.”

463. “Being ignored and feeling left out causes the same chemical reaction in the brain as being physically hurt.”

464. “Whatever made me the way I am left me hollow, empty inside, unable to feel. It doesn’t seem like a big deal. I’m quite sure most people fake an awful lot of everyday human contact. I just fake all of it.”

465. “Solitude is independence. ” – Herman Hesse

466. “Feeling left out can be painful, but it’s important to remember that you are always worthy of love and acceptance.” – Unknown

467. “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

468. “I have a lot of friends, but no best friend. It makes me sad that I have no one I can tell everything to. ” —Unknown

469. “I collected fake friendships because to me, they were badges of negation and exoneration. ” —Natasha Adamo, I Have No Friends

470. If you have a bad friend, tell them off. The longer you have to do it, the brighter the truth that they aren’t a great friend shines. Don’t be afraid to cut ties with someone who is hurting you. It won’t be the end of the world, just the end of a toxic relationship

471. “It’s never too late to work on your issues and have a happy social life. ” —Chris Macleod, Worries of People Who Have No Friends, SucceedSocially

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

473. “Sometimes you have to stand alone just to make sure you still can. ” – Anonymous

474. “Loneliness is wanting to connect but being unable to for some reason. ” —Gabrielle Applebury, No Family, No Friends, LovetoKnow

475. “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

476. “Close friends are people who aren’t related to you by blood or interested in you romantically – they stay with you because they appreciate who you are. ” —Lachlan Brown, “I Have no Close Friends,” Ideapod

477. “Being left out was a kind of freedom.” ― Lauren Kate

478. “When you truly know how to enjoy your own company, you are immune to a ‘needy’ label. ” —Natasha Adamo, How to Enjoy Your Own Company When You Feel Like You Have No One

479. “To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world.” ― Anthony Burgess

480. “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

481. “If you have any sort of success or milestone, there’s nobody to celebrate with. ” —Lisa Keen, Quora, 2021

482. “Sad when I only talk to my cats about my personal issues cause I have no friends. ” —Unknown

483. “Being on your own can have a number of benefits” —Kendra Cherry, I Don’t Need Friends, VeryWellMind

484. “The hard work of sowing seed in what looks like perfectly empty earth has, as every farmer knows, a time of harvest. All suffering, all pain, all emptiness, all disappointment is seed: sow it in God and he will, finally, bring a crop of joy from it.”

485. “Not being included might hurt, but there are people out there who love and appreciate you for who you are.” – Unknown

486. “In life you’re going to be left out, talked about, lied to and used. But you have to decide who’s worth your tears and who’s not.”

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

488. “You don’t need a social life to go out and do fun, interesting things. ” —Chris Macleod, Worries of People Who Have No Friends, SucceedSocially

489. “Sports metaphors are one of the ways women feel left out of the language of the office.” ― Jan Levinson-Gould

490. “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

491. Sometimes friends are like pennies – two-sided and worthless

492. “Being alone has a power that very few people can handle. ” —Steven Aitchison

493. “Maybe no one would want to help you, in that case you can do it on your own, you’ve got this.”

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

495. “It’s like being rejected by your best friend, and then being rejected by your best friend’s best friend who you had no idea even existed. It hurts more than anything else, and makes you feel like the world is against you.”

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

497. “I told my parents that I’m going on holiday by myself because I want to be alone. The truth is that I don’t have friends to go with. ” —Unknown

498. “Everyone seemed to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed except me.”

499. “Then she would laugh like the very spirit of fun; only in her laugh there was something missing. What it was, I find myself unable to describe. I think it was a certain tone, depending upon the possibility of sorrow—morbidezza, perhaps. She never smiled.”

500. “Be an outcast; be pleased to walk alone.”

501. “Not being invited is not a reflection of your value; it’s just a reflection of other people’s insecurities.” – Unknown

502. “If you’re thinking ‘I have no friends,’ it’s because whatever friendships you’ve had/have lack meaning, connection, and value. ” —Natasha Adamo, I Have No Friends

503. “The effects of not having friends may depend on your perspective. ” —Kendra Cherry, I Don’t Need Friends, VeryWellMind

504. “Fiction is life with the dull bits left out.” ― Clive James

505. “Choose your spouse carefully. Being single and feeling left out is better than being married and feeling left out.”

506. “You may be feeling left out now because they ignore you. But they’ll need you someday, that’s life.”

507. “What I am afraid of is waking up one morning and seeing that you are no longer there at all.”

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

509. “The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love…” —Mother Teresa

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

511. “There’s a lot of things you miss out on without family. Holidays are the worst. While everyone is having get-togethers, dinners, parties, BBQs—you aren’t. If you can get hours at work on those days, you do. ” —Lisa Keen, Quora

512. Beware the person who stabs you and then tells the world they’re the one who’s bleeding

513. “Not being invited can sometimes be a blessing in disguise.” – Unknown

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