Loner Sayings and Quotes

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

The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone—that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born. Nikola Tesla
I'd never chosen to be alone, but that was the way things had turned out, and I'd grown used to it. Sebastian Faulks
Without great solitude no serious work is possible. Pablo Picasso
It is impossible to ostracize a lone wolf. Joseph Annaruma
I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner. Arthur Ashe
Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, But God to man doth speak in solitude. John Stuart Blackie
Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself. Franz Kafka
A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
But there are no loners. No man lives in a void. His every act is conditioned by his time and his society. William Manchester
Everybody likes to see the loner hitched. It tells them everything is right with the world. Philip O Ceallaigh
I had come to regard him as a loner with no real past and a future so vague there was no sense talking about it. Hunter S Thompson
Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt in solitude, where we are least alone. Lord Byron
Seclusion is the price of greatness. Paramahansa Yogananda
Solitude was my only consolation – deep, dark, deathlike solitude. Mary Shelley
Most of the time I played by myself. Even then I was a loner, and I have stayed a loner all my life. It can make a man seem a little distant or aloof but it has helped pull me through some tight spots and hard times. Roy Wilkins
All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone. Blaise Pascal
The best things have always come from the loneliest people. Adam Gnade
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character. James Russell Lowell
Isolation is a way to know ourselves. Franz Kafka
We entrepreneurs are loners, vagabonds, troublemakers. Success is simply a matter of finding and surrounding ourselves with those open-minded and clever souls who can take our insanity and put it to good use. Anita Roddick
There is no moment at which we are alone, even though our mythology makes much of artists loners. We are not loners— certainly not spiritually. Julia Cameron
Being a loner is not about hate but need: We need what others dread, we dread what others need. Anneli Rufus
Loners, by virtue of being loners, in celebrating the state of standing alone, have an innate advantage when it comes to being brave—like pioneers, like mountain men, iconoclasts, rebels, and sole survivors. Anneli Rufus
Alone doesn't necessarily mean in solitude: we are not just the lone figure on the far shore. Anneli Rufus
But for loners, the idea of solitude is not some stark departure from our normal state. Anneli Rufus
The mob needs loners. It might never know how much. For its own sake, for entertainment and advancement, it needs what we have. What we do and make in our worlds hidden within the world. Anneli Rufus
Represent it cause you’re in it, / don't you love the way life lies? / Deep in the despair, rise in originality, / there dwells loneliness, it's embellished. Darcy Prince
When nights are long / And words are few / With the moon and stars / Frost and dew / I count them friends / But just a few. Abinash Parajuli
I like my own company; / some of the time. / Sometimes I live in a world / with a population of one. / A part-time loner / who never gets lonely. / I can do what I want; / whenever I want. Robert Haigh
I know the loneliness of solitude / And the emptiness it causes / So I always reach out to others / Though I be a loner myself. Gidraf Mwangi