65 Lonesome Quotes On Success In Life

These lonesome quotes will inspire you. Lonesome, sad, or dejected as a result of lack of companionship or separation from others or solitary or lonely.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging lonesome quotes, lonesome sayings, and lonesome proverbs.

Best Lonesome Quotes

  1. “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” ~ Edward Abbey
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “I want to put my hand out and touch you. I want to do for you and care for you. I want to be there when you’re sick and when you’re lonesome.” ~ Edith Wharton
  5. “Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.” ~ Oscar Levant

  6. “Be good and you’ll be lonesome” ~ Mark Twain
  7. “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
  8. “A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.” ~ Herbert V. Prochnow
  9. “We do not belong to those who only get their thought from books, or at the prompting of books, — it is our custom to think in the open air, walking, leaping, climbing, or dancing on lonesome mountains by preference, or close to the sea, where even the paths become thoughtful.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. “The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.” ~ Carl Sandburg

  11. “It’s a lonesome walk to the sidelines, especially when thousands of people are cheering your replacement.” ~ Fran Tarkenton
  12. “To this day, I still think Lonesome Dove is my best part.” ~ Robert Duvall
  13. “The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn’t know how to read.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  14. “We are lonesome animals. We spend all life trying to be less lonesome.” ~ John Steinbeck , Lonesome quotes life
  15. “A man who wouldn’t cheat for a poke don’t want one bad enough. –Augustus “Gus” McCrae” ~ Larry McMurtry

  16. “Pornography exists for the lonesome, the ugly, the fearful – it’s made for the losers.” ~ Rita Mae Brown
  17. “City life is millions of people being lonesome together.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  18. “The older the violin, the sweeter the music.” ~ Larry McMurtry
  19. “My earliest acting memory is making up a play for my mom and dad called The Lonesome Baby. I have no idea what The Lonesome Baby was about. I just remember the title. But I’m sure it was an epic.” ~ Jane Horrocks
  20. “Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.” ~ T. S. Eliot

  21. “I hate rude behavior in a man. I won’t tolerate it.” ~ Tommy Lee
  22. “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
  23. “I want to be left alone.” ~ Greta Garbo
  24. “People are meant to go through life two by two. ’Tain’t natural to be lonesome.” ~ Thornton Wilder
  25. “In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.” ~ Geoffrey Fisher

  26. “Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.” ~ Tamora Pierce
  27. “Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It’s hard to keep awake with nothing to do.” ~ Babe Ruth
  28. “Lonesome. Lonesome. I know what it means. Here all by my lonesome, dreaming empty dreams. Weary. Weary at the close of day, wondering if tomorrow brings me joy or sorrow.” ~ Leon Redbone
  29. “We have probably wondered in our many lonesome moments if there is one corner in this competitive, demanding world where it is safe to be relaxed, to expose ourselves to someone else, and to give unconditionally. It might be very small and hidden, but if this corner exists, it calls for a search through the complexities of our human relationships in order to find it.” ~ Henri Nouwen
  30. “Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.” ~ Dag Hammarskjold

  31. “If you want one thing too much it’s likely to be a disappointment. The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things, like soft beds and buttermilk—and feisty gentlemen.” ~ Larry McMurtry
  32. “He had known several men who blew their heads off, and he had pondered it much. It seemed to him it was probably because they could not take enough happiness just from the sky and the moon to carry them over the low feelings that came to all men.” ~ Larry McMurtry
  33. “We’re a terribly lonesome society. For all I know, all societies are. You can make a few new friends, that’s all. You can’t change history. History is happening to us now.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  34. “May your trails be dim, lonesome, stony, narrow, winding and only slightly uphill. May the wind bring rain for the slickrock potholes fourteen miles on the other side of yonder blue ridge. May God’s dog serenade your campfire, may the rattlesnake and the screech owl amuse your reverie, may the Great Sun dazzle your eyes by day and the Great Bear watch over you by night.” ~ Edward Abbey
  35. “And then came a time when I could no longer say ‘We,’ and I found myself in a lonesome land where no one remembered that I had ever been young, or called me by my given name.” ~ Candace Wheeler

  36. “Look down – look down that lonesome road
    Before you travel on” ~ Frank Sinatra
  37. “Never’s just the echo of forever, lonesome as a love that might have been. Let me go on lovin’ and believin’ ’til it’s over. Please don’t tell me how the story ends.” ~ Kris Kristofferson
  38. “Feel like a broke-down engine, ain’t got no drivin’ wheel. You all been down and lonesome, you know just how a poor man feels.” ~ Bob Dylan
  39. “Last word in lonesome is me.” ~ Eddy Arnold
  40. “Be good, and you will be lonesome, be lonesome and you will be free. Live a lie and you will live to regret it, that’s what living is to me.” ~ Jimmy Buffett

  41. “The trouble with me is that for a long time I have just been an I person. All people belong to a We except me. Not to belong to a We makes you too lonesome.” ~ Carson McCullers
  42. “It’s a terrible thing to be lonesome, especially in the middle of a crowd.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
  43. “I felt so lonesome, all of a sudden. I almost wished I was dead.” ~ J. D. Salinger
  44. “One need not be a Chamber – to be Haunted – One need not be a House – The Brain – has Corridors – surpassing Material Place – Far safer, of a Midnight – meeting External Ghost – Than an Interior – Confronting – That cooler – Host. Far safer, through an Abbey – gallop – The Stones a’chase – Than Moonless – One’s A’self encounter – In lonesome place – Ourself – behind ourself – Concealed – Should startle – most.” ~ Emily Dickinson
  45. “Fire up your heart for the wind is getting cold, now it always gets cold for the riders of the night. When you carry that dream when you know what lonesome is looking for a home like a bird in flight.” ~ Jon Stewart

  46. “Sometimes I get lonesome for a storm. A fullblown storm where everything changes.” ~ Joan Baez
  47. “I say, Lord, do right be me, I’m tired of being lonesome, on’ry, and mean.” ~ Waylon Jennings
  48. “Feeling funny in my mind, Lord I believe I’m fixing to die Well, I don’t mind dying But I hate to leave my children crying Well, I look over yonder to that burying ground Look over yonder to that burying ground Sure seems lonesome, Lord, when the sun goes down” ~ Bob Dylan
  49. “I practice a faith that’s been long abandoned Ain’t no altars on this long and lonesome road” ~ Bob Dylan , Lonesome quotes road
  50. “The survival of the fittest is going to make some man very lonesome some day.” ~ Evan Esar

  51. “In the town of broken dreams the streets are filled with regret, maybe down in lonesome town I can learn to forget.” ~ Ricky Nelson
  52. “I am often asked if I am not lonely on my solitary excursions. It seems so self-evident that one cannot be lonesome where everything is wild and beautiful and busy and steeped with God that the question is hard to answer.” ~ John Muir
  53. “When the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby, it helps to think we’re sleeping underneath the same big sky.” ~ Linda Ronstadt
  54. “You know, making an animated movie is such a lonesome thing. You mostly don’t see your fellow actors or anything. You go into your booth, you record all your dialogue. It’s very much an issue of trust. You leave it all up to the director.” ~ Julie Andrews
  55. “The first record I bought myself could have been ‘Oh Lonesome Me’ by Don Gibson or ‘Wake Up Little Susie’ by the Everly Brothers.” ~ John Oates

  56. “[Books] will visit you at your convenience, whether you are lonesome or not, on rainy days or fair. They propose themselves as either transient acquaintances or permanent friends. They will stay as long as you like, departing or returning as you wish. Their friendship entails no obligation. Best of all, and not always true of our merely human friends, they have Cleopatra’s infinite variety.” ~ Clifton Fadiman
  57. “What you have felt and thought will by itself invent a new style, so that when people talk about style they are always a little astonished at the newness of it, because they think that it is only style that they are talking about, when what they are talking about is the attempt to express a new idea with such force that it will have the originality of the thought.It is an awfully lonesome business, and, as you know, I never wanted you to go into it, but if you are going into it at all, I want you to go into it knowing the sort of things that took me years to learn.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  58. “Once the day’s work starts there is little chance to walk, to ride or to take part in a game. Taking walks or rides early in the morning is a lonesome business, and the inevitable Secret Service guard when the president leaves the White House grounds is not enlivening company.” ~ Herbert Hoover
  59. “Only the rich are lonesome.” ~ Paul Laurence Dunbar
  60. “There are happy blues, sad blues, lonesome blues, red-hot blues, mad blues, and loving blues. Blues is a testimony to the fullness of life.” ~ Corey Harris

  61. “That was my big break [Lonesome Dove]. My first real kind of adult role on something really well-written. It was a spin-off of the miniseries, and I played Col. Mosby, a very dangerous, Southern colonel in post-Civil War, wandering the West.” ~ Eric McCormack , Lonesome quotes dove
  62. “When we started the show [Lonesome Dove], Suzanne De Passe – who had done the original miniseries and still owned the property and was turning it into this series – she brought in a lot of old friends – Diahann Carroll and Billy Dee Williams and Dennis Weaver. And we had an interesting collection off the top of these old seasoned actors. Billy Dee was lovely and iconic.” ~ Eric McCormack
  63. “… as lonesome as a kitten in a wash-house copper with the lid on.” ~ Charles Dickens
  64. “A dog pours a pitcher of love into the lonesome spots of your life.” ~ Kimberly Willis Holt

  65. “I started to see human beings as little lonesome, water based, pink meat, life forms pushing air through themselves and making noises that the other little pieces of meat seemed to understand. I was thinking to myself, ‘There’s five billion people here but we’ve never been more isolated.’ The only result of the aggressive individualism we pursue is that you lose sight of your compassion and we go to bed at night thinking, ‘Is this all there is?’ because we don’t feel fulfilled.” ~ Devin Townsend

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