60 Loneliness Quotes & Being Alone Sayings (With Images)

Without further ado, Explore our best collection of sad loneliness quotes about cutting yourself off from the other people & society.

1) All great and precious things are lonely.John Steinbeck

All great and precious things are lonely.

2) Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.Thomas Wolfe

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

3) The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.Mother Teresa

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.

4) When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.George R.R

When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.

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

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

6) Loneliness is an absolute discovery.Marilynne Robinson

Loneliness is an absolute discovery.

7) Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose.Guillermo Maldonado

Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose.

8) Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.Henry Rollins

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.

9) If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.Aldous Huxley

If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.

10) Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.Albert Einstein

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

11) My inspirations are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.Enrique Iglesias

My inspirations are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.

12) I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness.Anaïs Nin

I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don't know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness.

13) The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.Mitch Albom

The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.

14) It’s weird to feel like you miss someone you’re not even sure you know.David Foster Wallace

It's weird to feel like you miss someone you're not even sure you know.

15) In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.Laurence Sterne

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

16) Sometimes you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone to experience, appreciate, and love yourself.Robert Tew

Sometimes you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone to experience, appreciate, and love yourself.

17) If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.Aldous Huxley

If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.

18) When everything is lonely I can be my best friend.Conor Oberst

When everything is lonely I can be my best friend.

19) Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.Anonymous

Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.

20) Tore up my heart and shut it down. Nothing to do, nowhere to be. A simple little kind of free. Nothing to do, no one but me, and that’s all I need. I’m perfectly lonely.John Mayer

Tore up my heart and shut it down. Nothing to do, nowhere to be. A simple little kind of free. Nothing to do, no one but me, and that's all I need. I'm perfectly lonely.

21) If you are afraid of being lonely don’t try to be right.Jules Renard

If you are afraid of being lonely don't try to be right.

22) It is better to be lonely than allow people who are not going anywhere keep you from your destiny.Joel Osteen

It is better to be lonely than allow people who are not going anywhere keep you from your destiny.

23) Lonely hours is the best time of life, because it’s the only time I share my deepest secrets with the most trusted person in the world, MYSELF.Anonymous

Lonely hours is the best time of life, because it's the only time I share my deepest secrets with the most trusted person in the world, MYSELF.

24) Sometimes you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself. Anonymous

Sometimes you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself.

25) Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.Erma Bombeck

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.

26) Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.Kim Culbertson

Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.

27) A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.Mandy Hale

A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.

28) Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.Douglas Coupland

Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony.

29) Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.Martha Beck

Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.

30) If you want to miss your crown follow the crowd. If you want to wear the crown, go alone and be yourself.Israelmore Ayivor

If you want to miss your crown follow the crowd. If you want to wear the crown, go alone and be yourself.

31) The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.Johann Wolfgange Von Goethe

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.

32) My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.Khalil Gibran

My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.

33) When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death – ourselves.Eda J. LeShan

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death – ourselves.

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

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

35) Sometimes you have to stand alone. Just to make sure you still can.Anonymous

Sometimes you have to stand alone. Just to make sure you still can.

36) As I get older I’m more and more comfortable being alone.Sienna Miller

As I get older I'm more and more comfortable being alone.

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

The best part about being alone is that you really don't have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.

38) If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.Sharon Salzberg

If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you'll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.

39) The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.Henrik Ibsen

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

40) Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.Anonymous

Some steps need to be taken alone. It's the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.

41) Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.Maya Angelou

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

42) There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone.M.W Poetry

There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone.

43) Some people can’t stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I’m a regular talking machine. It’s all or nothing for me.Celine Dion

Some people can't stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I'm a regular talking machine. It's all or nothing for me.

44) Find company within yourself and you’ll never spend a day alone. Find love within yourself and you’ll never have a lonely day.Connor Chalfant

Find company within yourself and you'll never spend a day alone. Find love within yourself and you'll never have a lonely day.

45) I’m not much but I’m all I have.Philip K. Dick

I'm not much but I'm all I have.

46) The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.Michel de Montaigne

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

47) At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one’s lost self.Brendan Behan

At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.

48) Being alone & actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.Kourtney Kardashian

Being alone & actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.

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

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.

50) The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all.Deb Caletti

The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all.

51) Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.Dag Hammarskjold

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.

52) All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.Jean de La Bruyère

All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.

53) Sometimes I think that my own company is more suitable for me than if I were around others. Because of the person that I am.Kyle Labe

Sometimes I think that my own company is more suitable for me than if I were around others. Because of the person that I am.

54) It is better to be lonely than allow people who are not going anywhere keep you from your destiny.Joel Osteen

It is better to be lonely than allow people who are not going anywhere keep you from your destiny.

55) It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something. Anonymous

It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something.

56) If you smile when you are alone then you really mean it.Andy Rooney

If you smile when you are alone then you really mean it.

57) I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.Rainer Maria Rilke

I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.

58) Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

59) There’s nothing abnormal about loneliness.Paula Stokes

There's nothing abnormal about loneliness.

60) Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.Pearl Buck

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.

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