49 Quotes About Loneliness and Isolation


Loneliness can hit our lives strongly and effect how we connect and interact with others. These quotes about loneliness and isolation capture the demise that many fall too in moments of need.

“A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to us inexorably.”

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

“Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.”

“But there are other words for privacy and independence. They are isolation and loneliness.”

“Children love to be alone because alone is where they know themselves, and where they dream.”

“Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.”

“I am greatly pleased with the public, authentic isolation in which we two, you and I, now find ourselves. It is wholly in accord with our attitude and our principles.”

“I am in no way different from anyone else, that my predicament, my sense of aloneness or isolation may be precisely what unites me with everyone.”

“I have such a fear of finding another like myself, and such a desire to find one! I am so utterly lonely, but I also have such a fear that my isolation be broken through, and I no longer be the head and ruler of my universe.”

“I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.”

“I was never less alone than when by myself.”

“I would get a lot of writing done if I lived in isolation in a cave under a swamp.”

“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.”

“Isolation is a self-defeating dream.”

“Isolation is aloneness that feels forced upon you, like a punishment. Solitude is aloneness you choose and embrace. I think great things can come out of solitude, out of going to a place where all is quiet except the beating of your heart.”

“Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.”

“Isolation offered its own form of companionship.”

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

“Living alone, though it may not be the state you ultimately desire for yourself, affords an unparalleled opportunity to know yourself, to be yourself, and to develop yourself as a unique and interesting individual.”

“Loneliness doesn’t have much to do with where you are.”

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

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

“Loneliness is the first thing which God’s eye named not good.”

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

“Lonely people, in talking to each other can make each other lonelier.”

“Love can isolate us from everything around us. But in its absence, we can be filled with the fear that something comparable exists.”

“No man is an island, entire of itself.”

“No one can live entirely on their own, nor can any country or society exist in isolation.”

“People need loving the most when they appear to deserve it the least.”

“Solitude is a chosen separation for refining your soul. Isolation is what you crave when you neglect the first.”

“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.”

“Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance.”

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

“The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.”

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

“The whole value of solitude depends upon one’s self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.”

“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 such thing as a good or bad ad in isolation. What is good at one moment is bad at another. Research can trap you into the past.”

“There was nothing lonelier than a man with a million friends.”

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

“We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.”

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

“We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.”

“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 so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.”

“Without great solitude no serious work is possible.”

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

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

There are many ways you can overcome loneliness and make a positive change in your life.

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