100+ Lonely Quotes To Help You Release Inner Pain

Lonely Quotes

“Lonely” is an adjective that describes a feeling of isolation, solitude, or a lack of companionship or emotional connection with others. When someone is lonely, they may feel alone, disconnected, and unhappy due to a perceived lack of social interaction or emotional support. Loneliness can be a temporary or chronic emotional state, and it can have negative effects on a person’s mental and emotional well-being. It’s important to reach out to friends, family, or professionals if you or someone you know is experiencing loneliness, as social connections and support can help alleviate these feelings.

Lonely Quotes

1. “The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.”
— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

2. “A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.”
— Mandy Hale

3. “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”
— Michel de Montaigne

4. “People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.”
— Kim Culbertson

5. “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 that make you feel all alone.”
— Robin Williams

6. “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.”
— Henry Rollins

7. “Sometimes you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone to experience, appreciate, and love yourself.”
— Robert Tew

8. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

10. “A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer

11. “It is better to be lonely than allow people who are not going anywhere keep you from your destiny.”
— Joel Osteen

12. “Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose.”
— Guillermo Maldonado

13. “In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.”
— Laurence Sterne

14. “The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.”
— Henrik Ibsen

15. “If you smile when you are alone then you really mean it.”
— Andy Rooney

16. “As I get older I’m more and more comfortable being alone.”
— Sienna Miller

17. “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

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

19. “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

20. “I like being alone. I have control over my own shit. Therefore, in order to win me over, your presence has to feel better than my solitude. You’re not competing with another person, you’re competing with my comfort zones.”
— Horacio Jones

21. “There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone.”
— M.W Poetry

22. “Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.”
— Douglas Coupland

23. “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
— Maya Angelou

24. “All great and precious things are lonely.”
— John Steinbeck

25. “When I get lonely these days, I think: So Be lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert

26. “Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness.”
— Janet Fitch

27. “If you are afraid of being lonely don’t try to be right.”
— Jules Renard

28. “Sometimes you have to stand alone. Just to make sure you still can.”
— Unknown

29. “Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.”
— Unknown

30. “Sometimes you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself.”
— Unknown

31. “If one’s different one’s bound to be lonely.”
— Aldous Huxley

32. “I’m not much but I’m all I have.”
— Philip K. Dick

33. “It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.”
— Mahatma Gandhi

34. “What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.”
— Ellen Burstyn

35. “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

36. “I’m not much but I’m all I have.”
— Philip K Dick

37. “A broken relationship can make you feel more lonely than when you were single.”
— PictureQuotes.com

38. “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

39. “There’s nothing abnormal about loneliness.”
— Paula Stokes

40. “If you want to miss your crown follow the crowd. If you want to wear the crown, go alone and be yourself.”
— Israelmore Ayivor

41. “I’m fascinated with myself and love hearing the sound of my own voice. I’d like to hear what I have to say. A lot of people don’t like being alone because they truly don’t like themselves but I love me.”
— Gene Simmons

42. “My inspirations are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.”
— Enrique Iglesias

43. “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

44. “If you are alone, you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion, you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct, and if you have more than one companion, you will fall more deeply into the same plight.”
— Leonardo da Vinci

45. “All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.”
— Jean de La Bruyère

46. “You’re only lonely if you’re not there for you.”
— Phil McGraw

47. “To live alone is the fate of all great souls.”
— Arthur Schopenhauer

48. “Life is ever easy for those who dream.”
— DandelionQuotes.com

49. “Never search for your happiness in others, it will make you feel alone. Search it in yourself, you will feel happy even when you are left alone.”
— Awesomequotesforyou.com

50. “It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company.”
— George Washington

51. “I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke

52. “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

53. “The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.”
— Mitch Albom

54. “Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.”
— Martha Beck

55. “It’s weird to feel like you miss someone you’re not even sure you know.”
— David Foster Wallace

56. “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

57. “The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all.”
— Deb Caletti

58. “When everything is lonely I can be my best friend.”
— Conor Oberst

59. “My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.”
— Khalil Gibran

60. “Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.”
— Erma Bombeck

61. “I had been alone more than I could have been had I gone by myself.”
— Sylvia Plath

62. “I am lonely, sometimes, but I dare say it’s good for me…”
— Louisa May Alcott

63. “The worst thing about loneliness is that it brings one face to face with oneself.”
— Mary Balogh

64. “You’ll end up living a lonely life if you’re waiting around for perfect.”
— Samantha Young

65. “It’s only natural to feel lonely after the enjoyable moments pass. But as you experience new joys those feelings of sorrow will start to fade.”
— Mizu Sahara

66. “I’ve noticed that loneliness gets stronger when we try to face it down, but gets weaker when we simply ignore it.”
— Paulo Coelho

67. “You do not have to be alone. The world never inflicts loneliness upon us. That is something we choose or reject by ourselves.”
— Darren Shan

68. “Sometimes being surrounded by everyone is the loneliest, because you’ll realize you have no one to turn to.”
— Soraya

69. “Throwing herself into learning helped Miri ignore the painful chill of solitude around her.”
— Shannon Hale

70. “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 Hammarskjöld

71. “You never walk alone. Even the devil is the lord of flies.”
— Gilles Deleuze

72. “Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone.”
— Marty Rubin

73. “She understood how a world jammed with phones, email, and faxes could still leave you feeling utterly alone.”
— Jodi Picoult

74. “People run away to be alone,’ he said. Some people had to be alone.”
— William Trevor

75. “Loneliness is painful. But suffering is not wrong in and of itself. It’s part of the human experience, and in a way brings us closer to all people.”
— Juliette Fay

76. “I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.”
— Henry Rollins

77. “There is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock.”
— Charles Bukowski

78. “We need solitude, because when we’re alone, we’re free from obligations, we don’t need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.”
— Tamim Ansary

79. “Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude.”
— Paul Tillich

80. “We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly – spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.”
— Susan L. Taylor

81. “A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.”
— Bertrand Russell

82. “You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.”
— Amit Ray

83. “Solitude is the beginning of all freedom.”
— William Orville Douglas

84. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.”
— Maya Angelou

85. “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

86. “No one is ever alone and silence does not equate defeat.”
— Joan Ambu

87. “Solitude is independence.”
— Herman Hesse

88. “Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.”
— Charlotte Eriksson

89. “Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.”
— Paul Brunton

90. “Pray that your loneliness may spur into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.”
— Dag Hammarskjold

91. “Make the time to be alone. Your best ideas live within solitude.”
— Robin Sharma

92. “Don’t fear solitude: If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. But don’t get too attached to it – it may become an addiction.”
— Paulo Coelho

93. “Sometimes it’s better to be alone no one can hurt you that way.”
— Tinku Razoria

94. “I tell you loneliness is the thing to master. Courage and fear love death are only parts of it and can easily be ruled afterwards. If I make myself master my own loneliness there will be peace or safety: and perhaps these are the same.”
— Martha Gellhorn

95. “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
— Lois Lowry

96. “Why do people have to be this lonely? What’s the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?”
— Haruki Murakami

97. “Lonely was much better than alone.”
— Toni Morrison

98. “I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”
— Albert Einstein

99. “I’m all alone but I’m not lonely.”
— Haruki Murakami

100. “Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.”
— Thomas Wolfe

101. “The surest sign of age is loneliness.”
— Annie Dillard

102. “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

103. “All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.”
— Blaise Pascal

When I Feel Lonely Quotes

When I Feel Lonely Quotes

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