47 Quotes About Being a Loner

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The effects that loneliness can have on your life is devastating. From depression to suicide, no one should find themself experiencing life alone. These quotes about being a loner highlight some of the key characteristics and habits of loners.

“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.”

“At the times in my life when I was feeling the most gregarious and looking for bosom friendships, I couldn’t find any takers, so that exactly when I was alone was when I felt the most like not being alone.”

“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.”

“I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner.”

“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 will never feel the pressure of peers or the burden of parental expectation.”

“I am an adherent of the ideal of democracy, although I well know the weaknesses of the democratic form of government. Social equality and economic protection of the individual appeared to me always as the important communal aims of the state. ”

“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 primarily a loner. I don’t go to clubs. I don’t hang out with people. I don’t know many people. It’s just the way it ended up. It’s not a sob story; it’s fine for 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 am somebody who likes to be alone and see some close friends. I am a shy and introspective person.”

“I became a loner. I became a mountain man. A lot of those things are very good qualities and they help you do your work, help you be singular and keep the artistic integrity of your work intact, but they don’t make it very easy to live your life.”

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

“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 keep to myself, but I love life.”

“I like silence; I’m a gregarious loner and without the solitude, I lose my gregariousness.”

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

“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 never less alone than when by myself.”

“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 need time alone, which is maybe why I love to write. ”

“I wasn’t some weird loner in school, but I definitely wasn’t invited to any of the cool parties. Girls didn’t like me that much — I didn’t even go to my prom.”

“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’ll never be happy. I believe I’ll die alone. I would want it that way. I’ve been a loner all my life with my secrets and my pain. I’m really lost, but I’m trying to find myself. I’m really a sad, pathetic case. ”

“I’m pretty much a loner and I’ve lived under the radar.”

“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.”

“I’ve always been kind of a loner. Continue to be.”

“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.”

“Loners live among the mob, so the mob mistakes us for its own, presuming and assuming. When the mob gets too close, the truth is revealed.”

“Loners, if you catch them, are well worth the trouble. Not dulled by excess human contact, nor blasé or focused on your crotch while jabbering about themselves, loners are curious, vigilant, full of surprises. ”

“Maybe ‘loner’ is too strong a word, but I’ve always enjoyed being on my own.”

“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.”

“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.”

“The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.”

“There is a core of loneliness. It’s partly existential. Secondly, I was raised a loner. My parents were not there. My father was asked to leave because he couldn’t metabolize ethanol.”

“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.”

Not being afraid to be on your own is an invaluable characteristic to have.

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