56 Quotes About Being Alone

Quotes About Being Alone

1. It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely. – Albert Einstein

2. Alone we can do so little together we can do so much. – Helen Keller

3. It’s often just enough to be with someone. I don’t need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You’re not alone. – Marilyn Monroe

4. Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company. – George Washington

5. I restore myself when I’m alone. – Marilyn Monroe

6. A man is born alone and dies alone and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode. – Chanakya

7. I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel. – Audrey Hepburn

8. I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone. – Audrey Hepburn

9. You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. – Wayne Dyer

10. 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. – Maya Angelou

11. If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little. – George Carlin

12. 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

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

14. Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work. – Abdul Kalam

15. Every man must do two things alone he must do his own believing and his own dying. – Martin Luther

16. 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. – Anne Hathaway

17. I have never found a 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. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will. – Henry David Thoreau

18. I finally faced the fact that it isn’t a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems. – Whitney Houston

19. 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. – Henry Rollins

20. The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone. – Albert Camus

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

22. Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone. – Charlie Chaplin

23. All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. – Blaise Pascal

24. We are rarely proud when we are alone. – Voltaire

25. We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life. – Tennessee Williams

26. It’s an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That’s always been a tug of war for me. – Jodie Foster

27. Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. – B. R. Ambedkar

28. If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely? – Judy Garland

29. A man can be himself only so long as he is alone. – Arthur Schopenhauer

30. What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be. – Ellen Burstyn

31. Still and all, why bother? Here’s my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone. – Kurt Vonnegut

32. When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone. – Tennessee Williams

33. You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming. – Emily Carr

34. To live alone is the fate of all great souls. – Arthur Schopenhauer

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

36. I’ve also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create. – Yousuf Karsh

37. In Genesis, it says that it is not good for a man to be alone but sometimes it is a great relief. – John Barrymore

38. I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone. – Lord Byron

39. The lonely become either thoughtful or empty. – Mason Cooley

40. There’s a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I’ve got to see my friends ’cause I’m too content being by myself. – Drew Barrymore

41. I really enjoy being single again. I spent a lot of time in a relationship and the nearer we came to the end, the more difficult it got. You don’t see things clearly as long as you’re still involved. – Dido Armstrong

42. The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want. – Justin Timberlake

43. The desire to get married, which – I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women – is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge – which is to be single again. – Nora Ephron

44. 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. – Joseph Conrad

45. Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame. – Mason Cooley

46. As a body everyone is single, as a soul never. – Hermann Hesse

47. The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all. – Doug Coupland

48. Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place. – Tecumseh

49. All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone. – Jean de la Bruyere

50. To dare to live alone is the rarest courage since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet. – Charles Caleb Colton

51. Even in the presence of others he was completely alone. – Robert M. Pirsig

52. Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss. – Guru Nanak

53. I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely. – Tori Amos

54. I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be left alone.’ There is all the difference. – Greta Garbo

55. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one. – Martin Heidegger

56. I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. – Frida Kahlo

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