43 Quotes About Loners

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The power of an introvert is in their ability to be internally thought driven. They may also be considered loners in a world where outgoing social behavior is celebrated. Here are some great quotes about loners that will get you to think twice about the quiet person in your room.

“A rumor is a social cancer: it is difficult to contain and it rots the brains of the masses. However, the real danger is that so many people find rumors enjoyable.”

“Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.”

“As is said about most writers: on the one hand all I ever did from when I was a child was read, and I was a loner, which was furthered by my parents and my upbringing.”

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

“But there are no loners. No man lives in a void. His every act is conditioned by his time and his society.”

“Friends are a strange, volatile, contradictory, yet sticky phenomenon. They are made, crafted, shaped, molded, created by focused effort and intent.”

“He craved silences and solitude. He simply could not get lost in another person’s life.”

“He doesn’t trust people because he knows they are all the same. Everyone cares about their own survival and nothing else, just like him. Since he is more than willing to kill for it, so are they.”

“I am a drifter, and as lonely as that can be, it is also remarkably freeing. I will never define myself in terms of anyone else.”

“I am an adherent of the ideal of democracy, although I well know the weaknesses of the democratic form of government.”

“I am completely a loner. In my head I want to feel I can be anywhere. There is a sort of recklessness that being a loner allows me.”

“I am really a loner after all; I am really not a social person. Because of my job, people think I am out every night, but I really hate all that.”

“I do feel like a loner but I think it’s because I look at things differently than other people.”

“I don’t hate my relatives or those whose names fill my address book. But I do not want to have lunch with any of them. It is not personal. I am not angry.”

“I don’t actually like people. I’m a loner and if I had my way I’d just walk my dogs every day, never talk to anyone and then die.”

“I felt this awful obligation to be charming or at least have something to say, and the pressure of having to be charming (or merely verbal) incapacitates me.”

“I guess I’m pretty much of a lone wolf. I don’t say I don’t like people at all but, to tell you the truth I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds.”

“I never feel unsafe except for when the majority is on my side.”

“I think my comparison with Shane would be a loner. I always got the impression that she wasn’t scared to be alone. She enjoys it. I can relate to that.”

“I was a bit of a loner as a teenager. I never went to a single social event, because they terrified me.”

“I was a loner and never hung out with anyone. I never had any friends.”

“I was very inventive. I lived in my own world – my dad said I was a loner. Not lonely, just happy in my own company. It’s the same now.”

“I’m just a real loner kind of person, and yeah, kinda dark. But I’m happy. Not sad. I’m just shy and nervous.”

“I’ll be honest with you. I’m a little bit of a loner. It’s been a big part of my maturing process to learn to allow people to support me. I tend to be very self-reliant and private.”

“I’m now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.”

“I’m very much a loner. I don’t like long relationships with people and I always keep people at a distance.”

“In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone.”

“It’s against type in the sense of my background, but it’s with type in the sense that I am a loner who’s new to this business and sceptical about a lot of it.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Nobody enjoys the company of others as intensely as someone who usually avoids the company of others.”

“Reading was like an addiction; I read while I ate, on the train, in bed until late at night, in school, where I’d keep the book hidden so I could read during class.”

“She changed her language, conduct, and clothing, but it didn’t seem to matter. Whether she wore modest Middle-Eastern clothing or cute Western fashions, everyone knew she didn’t belong.”

“Socializing is as exhausting as giving blood. People assume we loners are misanthropes, just sitting thinking, ‘Oh, people are such a bunch of assholes,’ but it’s really not like that.”

“Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.”

“Terrified of being alone, yet afraid of intimacy, we experience widespread feelings of emptiness, of disconnection, of the unreality of self.”

“The hardest thing about being an outcast isn’t the love you don’t receive. It’s the love you long to give that nobody wants. After a while, it backs up into your system like stagnant water and turns toxic, poisoning your spirit.”

“There is a certain delightful sort of hope which the introvert can receive only by having company over…the hope that they will leave soon.”

“We care. We feel. We think. We do not always miss the absent one. We cannot always come when called. Being friends with a loner requires patience and the wisdom that distance does not mean dislike.”

“When you’re socially awkward, you’re isolated more than usual, and when you’re isolated more than usual, your creativity is less compromised by what has already been said and done.”

“Yeah, I like being on my own. I do. I tend to be a loner, so I’m okay. I’m not okay when I have to be around everyone all the time.”

“Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own.”

“You are the leader here. Obviously your skills are far superior to mine. I don’t think I could fit into your life. I’m a loner, not the first lady.”

Many socially reserved people are thought of as being loners. On the contrary, many intelligent people may also find themselves living a more reserved lifestyle.

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