43 Quotes About Loneliness

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Living a life of isolation and loneliness can have negative effects on our mental state of being and physical health. These quotes about loneliness highlight some of the common emotions and decisions we may find our-self facing.

“A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.”

“A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness, as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men – and people in general.”

“Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found.”

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

“Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.”

“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.”

“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. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts.”

“Feelings such as loneliness, longing or love are sometimes hard to put into words; maybe that’s why we all love music, because it resonates with something we can’t share.”

“I realize that I live on the bubble of insanity. I feel the weight of human suffering, loneliness and despair on me all the time. It’s not getting easier; if anything, it’s always right on the edge of my skin.”

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

“It would be impossible to estimate how much time and energy we invest in trying to fix, change and deny our emotions – especially the ones that shake us at our very core, like hurt, jealousy, loneliness, shame, rage and grief.”

“Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.”

“Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.”

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

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

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”

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

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

“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 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.”

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.”

“Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.”

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

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

“Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.”

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

“There is a huge sense of loneliness as people leave villages and move to cities. It’s hard to find that human connection as you move away from where you started.”

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

“To be poor does not mean you lack the means to extend charity to another. You may lack money or food, but you have the gift of friendship to overwhelm the loneliness that grips the lives of so many.”

“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.”

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

“We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.”

“What is man without the beasts? For if all the beast were gone, man would die of a great loneliness of the spirit.”

“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.”

“While the resurrection promises us a new and perfect life in the future, God loves us too much to leave us alone to contend with the pain, guilt and loneliness of our present life.”

“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.”

“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.”

Loneliness can make your life suffer with dire consequences if you are not careful with the choices you make.

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