Being Lonely Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old being lonely quotes, being lonely sayings, and being lonely proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved. Mother Teresa
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for. Dag Hammarskjold
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate. Germaine Greer
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with. Wayne Dyer
The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters. Friedrich Nietzsche
The worst thing about loneliness is that it brings one face to face with oneself. Mary Balogh
Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony. Douglas Coupland
The loneliest moment in someone's life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. F. Scott Fitzgerald
The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared. Lois Lowry
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. Henry Rollins
Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. Paul Tillich
At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self. Brendan Behan
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
When I feel truly alone, with a sense of being lost, even empty inside, it is then I realize I have unknowingly moved away from God, so I move back. David L. Weatherford
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
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. Pearl S. Buck
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
Loneliness is not a fault but a condition of existence. Ivan Albright
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
Thirsty for attention is a cry of loneliness. Toba Beta
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far. Marilyn Monroe
There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy. Dante
The lonely become either thoughtful or empty. Mason Cooley
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. Joseph F. Newton
The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. Mark Twain
The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely. Charlotte Bront
If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right. Jules Renard
For whoever is lonely there is a tavern. Georg Trakl
People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in. Margaret Cho
A lonely person is at home everywhere. Russian Proverb
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. Albert Einstein
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
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
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
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
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
It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company. George Washington
Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose. Guillermo Maldonado
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
The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want. Justin Timberlake
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
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
The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which makes you lonely. Lorraine Hansberry
It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone. Mahatma Gandhi
A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone. Mandy Hale
Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact. Martha Beck
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. Mother Teresa
If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. Paulo Coelho
The only way to survive is to admit you are on your own, learn to make your own decisions, and trust your judgement. Robert Greene
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 William
Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself. Rupi Kaur
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
Sometimes it is necessary to be lonely in order to prove that you are right. Vladimir Putin
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson