33 Quotes About Being Lonely


Being lonely can lead to devastating consequences. These quotes about being lonely capture the power and consequence to being isolated in life. We are social creatures intended to be around other people like ourselves.

“At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one’s lost self.”

“Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.”

“I finally faced the fact that it isn’t a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems.”

“I think there is a price to being alone, and there is a price to being in a relationship. It all depends on which price you want to pay – but none of them are free.”

“If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t try to be right.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“Loneliness is not a fault but a condition of existence.”

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”

“People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.”

“The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.”

“The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”

“The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.”

“The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.”

“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.”

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

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

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.”

“Thirsty for attention is a cry of loneliness.”

“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.”

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

“When I feel truly alone, with a sense of being lost, even empty inside, it is then I realize I have unknowingly moved away from God, so I move back.”

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”

Having a fear of being alone is a common trait of many. Ensuring you maintain healthy relationships with others will reassure you that this will never become a reality.

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