Loneliness Quotes

Best selected lonely quotes by famous & wise people for your inspiration. These feeling lonely quotes will teach you to cope with loneliness and to live alone wisely.


Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate. Germaine Greer
There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself. Abraham Ibn Esra
No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness. Georges Bernanos
Strife is better than loneliness. Irish Proverb
There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought --a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities. Mark Twain
A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man --the one he used to be. Cesare Pavese
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. Joseph Fort Newton
We're all in this alone. Lily Tomlin
Columbus discovered no isle or key so lonely as himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson
To most people loneliness is a doom. Yet loneliness is the very thing which God has chosen to be one of the schools of training for His very own. It is the fire that sheds the dross and reveals the gold. Bernard M. Martin
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone. Jean De La Bruyere
At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self. Brendan Francis
Be good and you will be lonely. Mark Twain
The essence of this man (Richard M. Nixon) is loneliness. Henry Kissinger
Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome. Oscar Levant
The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness. Norman Cousins
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. Wayne Dyer
The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account. Alice Walker
Of my friends I am the only one left. Terence
Loneliness breaks the spirit. Jewish Proverb
On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone. Janis Joplin
What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear. Dag Hammarskjold
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely. Albert Einstein
It is a rather pleasant experience to be alone in a bank at night. William Sutton
I was never less alone than when by myself. Edward Gibbon
The surest cure for vanity is loneliness. Thomas Wolfe
In our extreme youth, in our most humiliating sorrow, we think we are alone. When we are older we find that others have suffered too. Suzanne Moarny
Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One's relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain. Elizabeth Bowen
Man's loneliness is but his fear of life. Eugene O'Neill
I celebrate myself, and sing myself. Walt Whitman
A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey's gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind. John Cheever
We are never the same with others as when we are alone. We are different, even when we are in the dark with them. Maurice Maeterlinck
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life. Tennessee Williams
We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone. James A. Froude
Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone. Paul Tillich
When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship. Lew Wallace
In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely. Geoffrey F. Fisher
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. Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant. For an instant only. No human being could bear a steady view of moral solitude without going mad. Joseph Conrad
We are most of us very lonely in this world; you who have any who love you, cling to them and thank God. Anonymous
To live alone is the fate of all great souls. Arthur Schopenhauer
When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone. Sir Walter Scott
It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God. Oliver Wendell Holmes
All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers. Carson Mccullers
One aged man -- one man -- can't fill a house. Robert Frost
Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man. Thomas Carlyle
It's a terrible thing to be alone -- yes it is -- it is -- but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath --as terrible as you like --but a mask. Katherine Mansfield
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone. Tennessee Williams
If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company. Jean-Paul Sartre

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