39 Best Lonely Quotes

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Finding a cure to loneliness is no easy feat. There are many ways you can go about seeking ways to make the most out of your life. Here are some of the greatest lonely quotes that help to capture this feeling of sadness and isolation.

“All great and precious things are lonely.”

“An intimate attachment. Having just one of two may still leave you feeling lonely.”

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

“I’m lonely. And I’m lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs. And it scares the shit out of me to be this lonely because it seems catastrophic.”

“If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.”

“Keep in mind that to avoid loneliness, many people need both a social circle and”

“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.”

“Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. Mother Teresa”

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

“Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.”

“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 the ultimate poverty.”

“Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.”

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

“My peers, lately, have found companionship through means of intoxication—it makes them sociable. I, however, cannot force myself to use drugs to cheat on my loneliness—it is all that I have—and when the drugs and alcohol dissipate, will be all that my peers have as well.”

“Only the lonely know the way I feel tonight.”

“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.”

“Sometimes it is necessary to be lonely in order to prove that you are right.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.”

“The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.”

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

“There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage.”

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.”

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

“Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

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

“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.”

“When everything is lonely I can be my best friend.”

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.”

“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.”

There are many ways you can change your suffering from loneliness. Let it start with a wink of the eye.