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450 Inspiring Quotes About Being Alone (But Not Lonely)

1. “My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people.” – Patricia Highsmith


2. “Loneliness is different than isolation and solitude. Loneliness is a subjective feeling where the connections we need are greater than the connections we have.” — Vivek Murthy


3. “To find yourself, think for yourself.” – Socrates


4. “If you are afraid of being lonely don’t try to be right.” –Jules Renard


5. “Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.” — Tom Hanks


6. “Eventually, we all end up alone.”― Ally Carter


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


8. “Once you start loving your own presence, you stop chasing people in your life.” - Unknown


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


10. “I had been alone more than I could have been had I gone by myself.”― Sylvia Plath


11. “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


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


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


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


15. “The saddest thing is when you are feeling real down. You look around and realize that there is no shoulder for you.” – Anonymous


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


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


18. You only grow when you are alone. — Paul Newman


19. “You’re only lonely if you’re not there for you.” – Phil McGraw


20. “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


21. “A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.” – Arthur Schopenhauer


22. “If I could always read I should never feel the want of company.”― George Gordon Byron


23. “Loneliness does not come from being alone, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.” – Anonymous


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


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


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


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


28. “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


29. “Don’t feel alone, because there is always someone out there who loves you more than you can imagine.” ― Anurag Prakash Ray


30. “Being alone is very difficult.” – Yoko Ono


31. “The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” — Elisabeth Foley


32. “Being alone can be a happy, free time full of doing things you really want to do.” — P. K. Hallinan


33. “My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.” –Ursula K. Le Guin


34. “If love grew on trees, the forlorn would frequent the forest.”― Michael Bassey Johnson


35. “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


36. “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


37. “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” — Amy Poehler


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


39. Being alone can also be good for your mental health because it can allow you to be more relaxed. It is good to be with the people you love and who love you back, but being alone is good for you too.


40. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


41. “It’s easy to stand with the crowd; it takes courage to stand alone.” – Anonymous


42. “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


43. “Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.” – Thomas Mann


44. Yep, that is how it works around me. Lol


45. “It’s only natural to feel lonely after the enjoyable moments pass. But as you experience new joys those feelings of sorrow will start to fade.”― Mizu Sahara


46. “I like to be alone. But I hate being lonely.” – Anonymous


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48. What has really happened when you feel alone is that you’ve abandoned yourself. You have stopped taking care of your own basic needs — you don’t value yourself, you don’t listen to your own thoughts, and you don’t take care of your physical, emotional, or spiritual self. This is what is causing you to feel alone. You have abandoned you. — Gregg Michaelsen


49. “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


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


51. “Even in the loneliest moments I have been there for myself.” – Sanober Khan


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


53. “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


54. “Being solitary is being alone well—being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.” – Alice Koller


55. “The great virtue of being alone is that your mind can go its own way.” – Andy Rooney


56. “All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.” – Tahereh Mafi


57. “Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” ― Anthony Burgess


58. “Never say you are alone for you are not alone, your God and your genius are within.” – Anonymous


59. “He says he’s lonely, horribly lonely because of this love he feels for her. She says she’s lonely too. She doesn’t say why.”― Marguerite Duras


60. “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


61. “I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke


62. “We can never be afraid to stand up for what is right, no matter what others may say. And sometimes, if that means taking a lonely road, if what we are standing for is true, then perhaps moonlight or sunshine will light our way and make it less lonely.” – Pramila Jayapal


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


64. “As for now, I’m gonna hear the saddest songs and sit alone and wonder.” – Anonymous


65. “Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.” – Charlie Chaplin


66. “And in the end, all I learned was how to be strong—alone.” – Anonymous


67. “Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.” —Pearl Buck


68. “I feel so alone in this world filled with 7 billion souls.”― Marty Bisson Milo


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


70. “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


71. “And if you couldn’t be loved, the next best thing was to be let alone.” – L.M. Montgomery


72. “Being alone doesn’t necessarily mean loneliness. People are great! But being alone is wonderful. I prefer the silence of alone, and the sounds of nature.” – Jayson Zabate


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


74. “It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone—so far.” – Marilyn Monroe


75. “If you want to miss your crown follow the crowd. If you want to wear the crown, go alone and be yourself. –Israelmore Ayivor


76. Without great solitude no serious work is possible. — Pablo Picasso


77. “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


78. “Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.” — C. S. Lewis


79. “Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude.” — Maya Angelou


80. “I’m fascinated with myself and love hearing the sound of my own voice. I’d like to hear what I have to say. A lot of people don’t like being alone because they truly don’t like themselves but I love me.” –Gene Simmons


81. “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


82. “Happiness is being alone with your own thoughts.” - Unknown


83. “I’m learning a lot about myself being alone.” - Chantal Kreviazuk


84. That made me STOP and think. That's what it's all about


85. If you make friends with yourself, you’ll never be alone. ― Maxwell Maltz


86. “I realize for the first time how very lonely I’ve been in the arena. How comforting the presence of another human being can be.” –Suzanne Collins


87. “Half of the time I don’t know what they’re talking about; their jokes seem to relate to a past that everyone but me has shared. I’m a foreigner in the world and I don’t understand the language.”― Jean Webster


88. “You cannot be lonely if you like the person you are alone with.” – Wayne Dyer


89. It sure cuts down on the times your feeling so desperate for attention


90. “Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.” - Unknown


91. “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


92. “He is never less at leisure than when at leisure, nor less alone than when he is alone.” – Cicero


93. “Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.” — Gretchen Rubin


94. “Throwing herself into learning helped Miri ignore the painful chill of solitude around her.”― Shannon Hale


95. “Never say you are alone for you are not alone, your God and your genius are within.” – Unknown


96. “Being prime minister is a lonely job… you cannot lead from the crowd.” – Margaret Thatcher


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


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


99. Spend some time alone every day. - Dalai Lama


100. “Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.” — Pedro Almodovar


101. “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


102. “Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone.”― Marty Rubin


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


104. “I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.” – Audrey Hepburn


105. “I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.” — Mary Roach


106. “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


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


108. “Pain is when you’re slowly dying on the inside and you’re way too weak to speak about it. So you keep silent and suffer, alone.” – Anonymous


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


110. “Being solitary is being alone well — being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.” – Alice Koller


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


112. “As I get older, I’m more and more comfortable being alone.” – Sienna Miller


113. “It had filled my time – given me quiet, steadfast company with those characters, who did not exist and never would, but somehow made me feel less … alone.”― Sarah J. Maas


114. “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


115. “Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.” - Paul Tillich


116. “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


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


118. “I’ve also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.” – Yousuf Karsh


119. “I’m not much but I’m all I have.” ― Philip K Dick


120. “If you want to be strong, learn to enjoy being alone.” - Unknown


121. In solitude, the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself. — Laurence Sterne


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


123. “And then I think that maybe I was designed to be alone.” – Unknown


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


125. “Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.” – Cheryl Strayed


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


127. “Most women would not be happy being me. People say, ‘But you’re alone.’ But I don’t feel alone. I feel very un-alone.” – Stevie Nicks


128. “If one’s different one’s bound to be lonely.” –Aldous Huxley


129. “Alone doesn’t mean lonely. It just means alone. It just means that for now, you’re on your own, and that’s not a terrible thing.” ― Hemal Jhaveri


130. “The sun is alone too. And he’s still shining.” – Anonymous


131. “You never walk alone. Even the devil is the lord of flies.”― Gilles Deleuze


132. “When I’m alone, I think of so many things. But, when I have a chance to tell you, I go speechless.” – Anonymous


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


134. “There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.”― Mandy Hale


135. “To be alone with yourself is to be alone. To be in the company of others is to be alone together. The only time you are not alone is when you forget yourself and reach out in love.”― Vera Nazarian


136. “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


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


138. “When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself.” – Fiona Apple


139. “Sometimes I think that my own company is more suitable for me than if I were around others. Because of the person that I am.” –Kyle Labe


140. “Standing alone is better than standing with people who don’t value you.” – Unknown


141. “I learned that day that there is no more lonely state than being in a lonely marriage.”― Julie Metz


142. “When you learn how to be alone you’ll discover the difference between alone and lonely.” – L.J. Vanier


143. “There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone.” – Unknown


144. “The sun loved me again when it saw that the stars would not abandon me.”― Jenim Dibie


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


146. “Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.” –Joss Whedon


147. “Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness.” — Sam Harris


148. “Being alone has nothing to do with how many people are around.” – Richard Yates


149. “The hardest walk you can make is alone. But it’s the walk that will make you stronger.” – Anonymous


150. “Loneliness is an emotion and being alone can be a choice.” – Anonymous


151. “Lonely people, in talking to each other can make each other lonelier.” — Lillian Hellman


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


153. “Sometimes you just need to be alone and let your tears out.” - Unknown


154. “Better to be with no one than to be with the wrong one.” - Unknown


155. “Solitude is pleasant. Loneliness is not.” — Anna Neagle


156. “I enjoy being alone, my soul is at peace in the silence.” - Unknown


157. “A little loneliness goes a long way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant, and colorful you.” – Mandy Hal


158. “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


159. “It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.” – Marilyn Monroe


160. “Being alone is more painful than getting hurt.” – Eiichiro Oda


161. “A life without a lonely place, that is, without a quiet center, becomes destructive.” – Henri Nouwen


162. “You can’t feel lonely if there’s no one else around.” – Yamaguchi Kenji


163. universe, except that everyone else is still here.”― Simon Van Booy


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


165. “If you are alone, you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion, you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct, and if you have more than one companion, you will fall more deeply into the same plight.” – Leonardo da Vinci


166. “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


167. “If we are alone, we become more alone. Life is strange.”― Paulo Coelho


168. “Sometimes life is too hard to be alone and sometimes life is too good to be alone.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


169. “The best way to get approval is not to need it.” – Hugh MacLeod


170. “Lonely is not being alone, it’s the feeling that no one cares.” – Swatantra Saxena


171. “Truth is, I’m generally happiest when it’s just me. It’s okay to be madly in love with yourself.” – Richelle E. Goodrich


172. “In all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.”― Carl Sagan


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


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


175. “Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.” –Germaine Greer


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177. Solitude is independence. — Herman Hesse


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


179. “There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone.” – Anonymous


180. My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening – corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year. — Emanuel Steward


181. “Don’t feel alone, because there is always someone out there who loves you more than you can imagine.” – Anurag Prakash Ray


182. “Do not feel sad for your tears as rocks never regret the waterfalls.”― Munia Khan


183. Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone. — Charlie Chaplin


184. If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that 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


185. “If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry.” — Anton Chekhov


186. “This world that I live in is empty and cold. The loneliness cuts me and tortures my soul.”


187. “There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.” – Mandy Hale


188. “Loneliness is the prison of the human spirit. When we are lonely, we pace back and forth in small, shut-in worlds.”― John Joseph Powell


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


190. People may still feel lonely even among the crowd.”― Toba Beta


191. “All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.” – Jean De La Bruyère


192. “Like it or not, there are times when you need to be alone; times when you need to be lonely; times when you need to need other people.” – Alan Bradley


193. “It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.” ― Marilyn Monroe


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


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


196. But there it is: everyone is alone, for life, and maybe that’s not such a bad thing. ― Julianna Baggott


197. “They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” — Carl W. Buechner


198. “A lonely day is God’s way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.” –Criss Jami


199. “I don’t know why I still feel this pit in my stomach whenever I get a moment to think. I know what the pit is, too; I feel lonely. But I’m not alone, I keep telling myself.”― Pittacus Lore


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


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


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


203. “Being alone with your feelings is the worst because you have nowhere to run. They’re here, dancing in your mind, and all you can do is handle.” – Aisha Sherly


204. when you realize you are the only person who knows what it’s like to be you.” – Atticus


205. “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.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert


206. “No, I may not be physically alone. But mentally there is no one in sight.” – Anonymous


207. “One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.” ― Shannon L. Alder


208. “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” - Hafiz of Persia


209. “Sometimes I feel like I just want to be alone. But what I actually want is someone to just hold me and tell me everything will be okay.” – Anonymous


210. “Being human means having the capacity to be lonely; loneliness is part of what it means to be human.” — J. Ellsworth Kalas


211. “Somewhere there’s a someone for me. Though I may be lonely now, I’ll see it through somehow, to somebody’s heart I know I hold the key.” — Dean Martin


212. “Loneliness is cured by contact with yourself.” – Sven Schnieders


213. “Solitude is independence.” – Herman Hesse


214. “The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.” — Edward Gibbon


215. “But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die; you feel like instead of going into every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.” – Mitch Albom


216. “Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.” — Thomas Harris


217. “If you came to see the truth, the purity, it’s here inside a lonely heart.” — Michael Jackson


218. “The hardest walk you can make is alone. But it’s the walk that will make you stronger.” – Unknown


219. “When you are lonely for a while don’t get restless, if you had born alone, you are going to die alone then for sometime you can certainly live alone.”― Amit Kalantri


220. “Sometimes you have to stand alone. Just to make sure you still can.”


221. “To live alone is the fate of all great souls.” – Arthur Schopenhauer


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


223. “There are two kinds of luxuries—being alone and being with someone who understands.” – Nitya Prakash


224. “My inspirations are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.”–Enrique Iglesias


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


226. “Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unnecessary as when you were alone.”― Michael Bassey Johnson


227. I have a good life, I remind myself. There are plenty of people who love me. They’re just not around at the moment. ― Cynthia Hand


228. 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


229. “I restore myself when I’m alone.” – Marilyn Monroe


230. “It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us.” – K.T. Jong


231. We come into this world alone, and we leave the same way. — Jean Grey


232. “I have been a stranger here in my own land: All my life.”― Sophocles


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


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


235. “I felt like a kid standing in the world’s greatest video arcade without any quarters, unable to do anything but walk around and watch the other kids play.”― Ernest Cline


236. “The pain of being alone is completely out of this world isn’t it? I don’t know why but I understand your feelings so much it actually hurts.” –Masashi Kishimoto


237. “We’ve got a bond in common, you and I. We are both alone in the world.”― Daphne du Maurier


238. “Loneliness is an emotion and being alone can be a choice.” – Unknown


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


240. “There were people everywhere on the city street, but the stranger could not have been more alone if it were empty.”― Markus Zusak


241. “Cycling can be lonely, but in a good way. It gives you a moment to breathe and think, and get away from what you’re working on.” – David Byrne


242. “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


243. “We live as we dream–alone…. “–Joseph Conrad


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


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


246. “Loneliness is painful. But suffering is not wrong in and of itself. It’s part of the human experience, and in a way brings us closer to all people.”― Juliette Fay


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


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


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


250. “I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get.”― Charles Bukowski


251. “I always joke about being alone forever but I really do believe there isn’t someone out there for me.” – Pavan


252. “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


253. Sitting alone, sleeping alone, acting alone, let the diligent one enjoy the forest, taming the self alone. — Buddha


254. “I have to be alone very often. 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


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


256. 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


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


258. “No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.” — Georges Bernanos


259. “It’s never loneliness that nibbles away at a person’s insides, but not having room inside themselves to be comfortably alone.”― Rachel Sontag


260. “If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.” – Paulo Coelho


261. Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying. - Martin Luther King Jr.


262. “The only way to survive is to admit you are on your own, learn to make your own decisions, and trust your judgement.” – Robert Greene


263. “Times may have changed, but there are some things that are always with us – loneliness is one of them.” — Laurie Graham


264. There is a magic in walking alone, in thinking alone: If there is no one to contact you around, the universe starts contacting you. ― Mehmet Murat Ildan


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


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


267. You are never alone; if you can talk to your conscience. ― M.F. Moonzajer


268. “Loneliness is a tax we have to pay to atone for a certain complexity of mind.” – Alain de Botton


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


270. “The worst kind of loneliness in the world is the isolation that comes from being misunderstood. It can make people lose their grasp on reality.”― Shyza Chaudhry


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


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


273. “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


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


275. Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was. — Cheryl Strayed


276. “You may feel lost and alone. But God knows where you are and has a good plan for your future.” – Anonymous


277. “I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


278. “Lonely was much better than alone.” –Toni Morrison


279. “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


280. “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” — Anais Nin


281. “Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.” – Mandy Hale


282. “Sometimes it’s better to be alone. Nobody can hurt you.” – Tinku Razoria


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


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


285. “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


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


287. “She was drowning but nobody saw her struggle.” – Anonymous


288. A REALLY GOOD way to live.... embrace closely only those people or things that "sweeten" your life!!!!


289. Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work. — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


290. “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


291. Being alone does not necessarily mean that you should be lonely. Being alone gives you the chance to discover yourself. It allows you to learn things about yourself and know yourself better.


292. I am not alone, in my aloneness. ― T. Scott McLeod


293. All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. - Blaise Pascal


294. “There were people everywhere but no one was mine, and I was no one’s.”― Gregory Maguire


295. “Standing alone doesn’t mean I am alone. It means I’m strong enough to handle things all by myself.” – Anonymous


296. “Hanging with people who make you feel unappreciated, for the mere sake of appearing to be popular, is the loneliest place to be.”― Ellen J. Barrier


297. “Anyone who knows how scary it is to be alone, can’t help loving others.” ~Rin Sohma”― Natsuki Takaya


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


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


300. “To be alone is to be different and to be different is to be alone.” – Suzanne Gordon


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


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


303. “Your life will get better when you realize it’s better to be alone than to chase people who don’t really care about you.” – Thema Davis


304. “I’m not much but I’m all I have.” –Philip K. Dick


305. Really think on that one, it's very freeing


306. “Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.” ― Cheryl Strayed


307. “She understood how a world jammed with phones, email, and faxes could still leave you feeling utterly alone.”― Jodi Picoult


308. “Accept your own aloneness and stick to it, all your life. And then accept the times when the gap is filled in, when they come. But they’ve got to come. You can’t force them.” – D.H. Lawrence


309. “Being alone when one’s belief is firm, is not to be alone.” – Berthold Auerbach


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


311. “Those who fly solo have the strongest wings.” - Unknown


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


313. “Never fuck with someone who is not afraid to be alone. You will lose every single time.” – Anonymous


314. “As I get older I’m more and more comfortable being alone.” - Sienna Miller


315. “Loneliness is like being the only person left alive in the


316. “The sun is alone too. And she’s still shining.” – Unknown


317. “As I get older I’m more and more comfortable being alone.” – Sienna Miller


318. “People run away to be alone he said. Some people had to be alone.” –William Trevor


319. “Loneliness is sad, aloneness is blissful.” – Osho


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


321. “I like being alone. I have control over my own shit. Therefore, in order to win me over, your presence has to feel better than my solitude. You’re not competing with another person, you’re competing with my comfort zones.” – Horacio Jones


322. “If a man cannot understand the beauty of life it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.” –Criss Jami


323. “I’m tired of being alone and fighting my battles alone.” – Mercedes Lackey


324. If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts. - Thomas Merton


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


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


327. “I’m falling apart right in front of your eyes but you don’t even see me.” – Anonymous


328. “Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” — Tennessee Williams


329. “Always being myself and my salve, which is life. I’m not lonely, if that’s what it seems like. Always writing things down.” — Chris Campanioni


330. “We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and — in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. I do not say lonely — at least, not all the time — but essentially, and finally, alone. This is what makes your self-respect so important, and 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


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


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


333. How does one know if someone doesn't really care about you? honest question. I have confusing thoughts about people around me.


334. “Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.” – Orison Swett Marden


335. “Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.” ― Amelia Earhart


336. I restore myself when I’m alone. — Marilyn Monroe


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


338. “What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?” — George Eliot


339. “Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.” –May Sarton


340. Loneliness is sad, aloneness is blissful. — Osho


341. “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


342. “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


343. “When a man is one of a kind, he will be lonely wherever he is.”― Louis L’Amour


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


345. “Learn to be alone and to like it. There is nothing more empowering or freeing than learning to like your own company.” – Mandy Hale


346. “There is a certain strength in being alone.” – Heather Duffy Stone


347. “You do not have to be alone. The world never inflicts loneliness upon us. That is something we choose or reject by ourselves.”― Darren Shan


348. “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


349. “Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose.” – Guillermo Maldonado


350. “Being alone is more painful than getting hurt.” ― Eiichiro Oda


351. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson


352. Had to read that one a couple of times. I'm not a philosopher, but I'm starting to know what I like (think)


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


354. “If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.” – Sharon Salzberg


355. “My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening—corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year.” – Emanuel Steward


356. I can be alone without being lonely. In fact, those times of solitude are necessary respite for a beleaguered soul, set upon by the pressures of life. I need to take whatever moments I can to just be still. ― Steve Goodier


357. “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


358. “The Internet is for lonely people. People should live.”― Charlton Heston


359. People in love always tried to match the singles together, but what they didn’t realize was that some people were meant to be alone. There was nothing wrong with that. ― S.H. Kolee


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


361. “I am lonely, sometimes, but I dare say it’s good for me…”― Louisa May Alcott


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


363. “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


364. “Tore up my heart and shut it down. Nothing to do, nowhere to be. A simple little kind of free. Nothing to do, no one but me, and that’s all I need. I’m perfectly lonely.” –John Mayer


365. “It is better to be lonely than allow people who are not going anywhere keep you from your destiny.” – Joel Osteen


366. “Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.” — Dalai Lama


367. “I love to be alone. I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.” – Henry David Thoreau


368. Guidance or just a little hint from time to time would be nice


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


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


371. “All these people moving through life, all around me, and no one, not a single person, knows what I’m going through.”― Lee Thompson


372. “Loneliness Ends With Love.”― Al Lerner


373. “It’s weird to feel like you miss someone you’re not even sure you know.” ― David Foster Wallace


374. “I get so lonely sometimes, I could put a box on my head and mail myself to a stranger.” — Mary Karr


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


376. “When everything is lonely I can be my best friend.” – Conor Oberst


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


378. “I’m all alone but I’m not lonely.” – Haruki Murakami


379. “No matter how many people care about you, she thought, if you can’t be open with them about who you truly are, you’re still alone.” ― Diane Chamberlain


380. “Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.” - Stacy Westfall


381. “And then I think that maybe I was designed to be alone.” – Anonymous


382. “Being alone with fear can rapidly turn into panic. Being alone with frustration can rapidly turn into anger. Being alone with disappointment can rapidly turn into discouragement and, even worse, despair.” – Mark Goulston


383. “When I feel lonely inside, nobody knows it. I never let on. I always cover it up. It eats me up.” — Mike Gillespie


384. “When the people you love are gone, you’re alone.” – Keanu Reeves


385. “It’s easy to stand with the crowd, it takes courage to stand alone” ― Mahatma Gandhi


386. “If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that 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


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


388. “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 Williams


389. However, the fact is that you can’t always be around people. There are times when you need to sit all by yourself and reflect on your life or just enjoy your alone time.


390. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller


391. “Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” – Anthony Burgess


392. “The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


393. “Depression on my left Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


394. “What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.”― Dag Hammarskjöld


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


396. “I enjoy being alone, my soul is at peace in the silence.” – Anonymous


397. “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


398. “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


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


400. As stated by the great Mr. Einstein!!!!


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


402. “Loneliness is a state of feeling that can be changed.


403. “It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.” – Mahatma Gandhi


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


405. “Standing alone is better than standing with people who don’t value you.” – Anonymous


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


407. “The first great thing is to find yourself and for that you need solitude and contemplation – at least sometimes.” – Fridtjof Nansen


408. “It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it.” – Rainer Maria Rilke


409. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” –Helen Keller


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


411. “Being alone and actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.” – Kourtney Kardashian


412. “There are people who like to be alone without feeling lonely at all.”― Toba Beta


413. “I’ve noticed that loneliness gets stronger when we try to face it down, but gets weaker when we simply ignore it.”― Paulo Coelho


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


415. “I like to be alone. But I hate being lonely.” – Unknown


416. “Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment.” – Haruki Murakami


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


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


419. “I did not know I was lonely, she thought, until I was no longer alone.”― Katherine Arden


420. “And if you couldn’t be loved, the next best thing was to be let alone.” ― L.M. Montgomery


421. “Sometimes you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.” – Anonymous


422. “Forgiving, that’s what she is, and lonely. A person can forgive a lot if they need the company.”― Ali Land


423. I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being. — Hafez-e Shirazi


424. “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


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


426. “Some people can’t stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I’m a regular talking machine. It’s all or nothing for me.” – Celine Dion


427. The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. — Henrick Ibsen


428. “Being alone on the moors is scary; as the rain clouds settle in, it makes you realize your place in nature.” – Dave Davies


429. “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 Williams


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


431. “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


432. “Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.”


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


434. “I’ve never been the most important thing to anybody – not even myself.”― Ranata Suzuki


435. “The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.” – Lorraine Hansberry


436. “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


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


438. “One thing that somebody told me is that leadership is a lonely role – some people can do it, and some people can’t.” – Kyrie Irving


439. I’m not much but I’m all I have. — Philip K. Richard


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


441. “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


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


443. “I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self, but my books were always my friends, let fail all else.” – Joshua Slocum


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


445. “I can’t really have any friends. It’s sad, really. It’s lonely. But that’s how I am.” — Randy Moss


446. “Standing alone doesn’t mean I am alone. It means I’m strong enough to handle things all by myself.” – Unknown


447. “Nobody knows about the little meltdowns I have when I’m alone. They only know about the smiles and laughs I show them.” – Anonymous


448. “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


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


450. It is far better to be alone than to wish you were. - Ann Landers

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