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Quotes about Being Alone

Consider the difference between being alone and feeling alone. The simple fact of being alone is not a cause for upset, and may be an opportunity to enjoy the glory of solitude.

On the other hand, feeling alone (feeling lonely) is a terrible feeling. The cure for feeling lonely is either to learn to enjoy solitude or to find enjoyable group activities in life.

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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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.
- Paul Tillich

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

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.
- Orson Welles

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

If you're feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can.
- Martha Beck

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Feeling needy is a big source of unhappiness that can be eliminated through conscious choice and a continued commitment to simplicity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling and longing are the motive forces behind all human endeavor and human creations.
- Albert Einstein

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
- George Eliot

Deep in my heart I'm concealing things that I'm longing to say. Scared to confess what I'm feeling - frightened you'll slip away.
- the movie Evita

It is never good dwelling on good-byes ... it is not the being together that it prolongs, it is the parting.
- Elizabeth Bibesco

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
- George Eliot

We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.
- Albert Schweitzer

If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?
- Judy Garland

All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
- Blaise Pascal

Moving on is simple, it's what you leave behind that makes it so difficult.
- Anonymous

I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence.
- Giacomo Casanova

Breaking with old friends is one of the most painful of the changes in all that piling up of a multitude of small distasteful changes that constitutes growing older.
- John Dos Passos

Let the following quotes show you the glory of being alone and the magnificence of solitude.

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau

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.
- Anne Frank

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
- Wayne Dyer

The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.
- Doug Coupland

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Being solitary is being alone well:
being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice,
aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others.
Because solitude is an achievement.
- Alice Koller

Spend some time alone everyday.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you are alone and don't want to be alone, look to these quotes for suggestions...

The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.
- Helen Keller

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
- Napoleon Hill

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Feeling Alone

If you are feeling alone and lonely, let these quotes suggest ways to cure the loneliness -- especially being of service to those less fortunate than yourself.

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Friends share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is the one who walks in when others walk out.
- Walter Winchell

As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy and to radiate your happiness to the entire world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
- Anonymous

Love that does not renew itself every day becomes a habit and in turn a slavery.
- Khalil Gibran

A friend is someone who understands my past, believes in my future, and accepts me just the way I am.
- Anonymous

Where there is great love there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

To thine own self be true.
- William Shakespeare

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer - and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

When one door of happiness closes, another opens,
but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous


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