65 Best Loneliness Quotes On Success In Life

These Loneliness quotes will inspire you.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging loneliness quotes, loneliness sayings, and loneliness proverbs.

Inspirational Loneliness Quotes

  1. “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ~ Maya Angelou
  2. “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” ~ Mother Teresa
  3. “The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  4. “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 quotes alone
  5. “Loneliness is black coffee and late-night television; solitude is herb tea and soft music.” ~ Pearl Cleage

  6. “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.” ~ Robin Williams
  7. “I need someone. I need to hold somebody close. And I need more than this holding. I need someone to understand how I feel at a time like now. And the understanding must be part of the holding.” ~ Betty Smith
  8. “Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  9. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” ~ Helen Keller

  10. “There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.” ~ Dante Alighieri , Happiness in loneliness quotes
  11. “When Christ said: I was hungry and you fed me, he didn’t mean only the hunger for bread and for food; he also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus himself experienced this loneliness. He came amongst his own and his own received him not, and it hurt him then and it has kept on hurting him. The same hunger, the same loneliness, the same having no one to be accepted by and to be loved and wanted by. Every human being in that case resembles Christ in his loneliness; and that is the hardest part, that’s real hunger.” ~ Mother Teresa
  12. “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 , Loneliness quotes on life
  13. “When we truly realize that we are all alone is when we need others the most.” ~ Ronald Anthony Cross

  14. “We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Everything in-between is a gift.” ~ Yul Brynner
  15. “When everyone leaves you it’s loneliness you feel, when you leave everyone else it’s solitude.” ~ Alfred Polgar
  16. “I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you… There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  17. “A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness, as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men – and people in general.” ~ Lorraine Hansberry
  18. “Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish, and loneliness.” ~ Indra Devi

  19. “No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.” ~ Aristotle
  20. “From secrecy and deception in high places; come home, America. From military spending so wasteful that it weakens our nation; come home, America. From the entrenchment of special privileges in tax favoritism; from the waste of idle lands to the joy of useful labor; from the prejudice based on race and sex; from the loneliness of the aging poor and the despair of the neglected sick – come home, America.” ~ George McGovern
  21. “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” ~ Henry Rollins

  22. “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
  23. “If you are lonely when you’re alone, you are in bad company.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
  24. “The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.” ~ Charlotte Bronte
  25. “On stage, I make love to twenty-five thousand people; and then I go home alone.” ~ Janis Joplin

  26. “I was a man who thrived on solitude; without it, I was like another man without food or water. Each day without solitude weakened me. I took no pride in my solitude, but I was dependent on it. The darkness of the room was like sunlight to me.” ~ Charles Bukowski
  27. “I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  28. “Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.” ~ May Sarton
  29. “The price of being a sheep is boredom. The price of being a wolf is loneliness. Choose one or the other with great care.” ~ Hugh MacLeod
  30. “Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life.” ~ Eugene O’Neill

  31. “Aloneness can lead to loneliness. God’s preventative for loneliness is intimacy – meaningful, open, sharing relationships with one another. In Christ, we have the capacity for the fulfilling sense of belonging which comes from intimate fellowship with God and with other believers.” ~ Neil T Anderson , God in loneliness quotes
  32. “Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  33. “It didn’t occur to him that she might have chosen to remain this way. That where he saw reserve and loneliness, Cassandra saw self-preservation and the knowledge that it was safer when one had less to lose.” ~ Kate Morton
  34. “Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.” ~ Douglas Coupland

  35. “In utter loneliness, a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.” ~ John Steinbeck
  36. “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 , Courage in loneliness quotes
  37. “We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say — and to feel — “Yes, that’s the way it is, or at least that’s the way I feel it. You’re not as alone as you thought.”” ~ John Steinbeck
  38. “There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.” ~ Abraham ibn Ezra

  39. “Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  40. “A person’s heart withers if it does not answer another heart.” ~ Pearl S. Buck
  41. “But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilling yearnings.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  42. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.” ~ Charles M. Schulz

  43. “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
  44. “So, therefore, I dedicate myself, to my art, my sleep, my dreams, my labors, my sufferance, my loneliness, my unique madness, my endless absorption, and hunger because I cannot dedicate myself to any fellow being.” ~ Jack Kerouac
  45. “Loneliness is black coffee and late-night television; solitude is herb tea and soft music. Solitude, quality solitude, is an assertion of self-worth, because only in the stillness can we hear the truth of our own unique voices.” ~ Pearl Cleage
  46. “Each way means loneliness — and communion.” ~ T. S. Eliot

  47. “The truly solitary being is not the man who is abandoned by men, but the man who suffers in their midst, who drags his desert through the marketplace and deploys his talents as a smiling leper, a mountebank of the irreparable.” ~ Emile M. Cioran
  48. “Physical distance between people has nothing to do with loneliness. It’s psychic distance.” ~ Robert M. Pirsig
  49. “The most evident quality of human life is its loneliness.” ~ Austin O’Malley

  50. “A great many wise sayings have been uttered about the effects of solitary retirement; but the motives which impel men to seek it are not more various than the effects which it produces on different individuals. One thing is certain, that those who can with truth affirm that they are “never less alone than when alone,” might generally add that they never feel more lonely than when not alone.” ~ Arthur Helps
  51. “I am not without an object in life, but I feel lonely and deserted.” ~ Johanna van Gogh-Bonger
  52. “It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world s progress has come out of such loneliness.” ~ Bruce Barton
  53. “To be adult is to be alone.” ~ Jean Rostand

  54. “When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.” ~ Walter Scott
  55. “Let me tell you this: 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.” ~ Jodi Picoult
  56. “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” ~ Lois Lowry
  57. “I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all.” ~ Haruki Murakami

  58. “I was never less alone than when by myself.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  59. “All the lonely people, where do they all come from?” ~ Paul McCartney
  60. “If you love, you will suffer. The only way to protect yourself against suffering is to protect yourself against love – and that is the greatest suffering of all, loneliness.” ~ Peter Kreeft
  61. “If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t try to be right.” ~ Jules Renard

  62. “On a societal level, what happens to community when people don’t have time to gather or connect, in person, not just over social media? Not having time off becomes a public-interest issue. It means the erosion of social bonds, less civic contribution and participation. Loneliness is on the rise in North America; we find ourselves too busy for true connection, prioritizing work over life.” ~ Katrina Onstad
  63. “Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose.” ~ Guillermo Maldonado
  64. “There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.” ~ Eric Hoffer
  65. “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” ~ Henry Rollins

Summary: Loneliness is an unpleasant emotional response to perceived isolation. Loneliness is also described as social pain—a psychological mechanism that motivates individuals to seek social connections.

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