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90 Famous Loneliness Quotes and Feel So Lonely Sayings With Images


If you’ve ever felt lonely, you know just how badly it can hurt. The next time loneliness strikes, refer to these quotes for guidance and support… Below you will find our collection of inspirational and wise loneliness quotes and sayings.

“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 most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”
Mother Teresa

“I’ve got everything I need except a man. And I’m not one of those women who thinks a man is the answer to everything, but I’m tired of being alone.”

“You’ll never be lonely if you learn to befriend yourself.”

“Feeling lonely and ignoble indicates that you haven’t been patient.”
Mevlana Rumi

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“Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.”
Dag Hammarskjold – Loneliness Quotes

“It’s so lonely when you don’t even know yourself.”

“It’s getting to the point where I am no fun anymore, I am sorry. / Sometimes it hurts so badly I must cry out loud, ‘ I am lonely.’ / I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are, you make it hard.”
David Crosby

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

“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 – Loneliness Quotes

“No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.”

“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

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

“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

“Loneliness is about the scariest thing there is.”

“Loneliness is part of being human. It reminds us that we are not complete in ourselves.”
David Runcorn

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”

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“When we truly realize that we are all alone is when we need others the most.”
Ronald Anthony

“What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?”
T.S. Eliot – Loneliness Quotes

“With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves.”
Eric Hoffer

“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

“Be good and you will be lonely.”
Mark Twain

“There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.”

“We’re all lonely for something we don’t know we’re lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we’ve never even met?”
David Foster Wallace

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“It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.”
Albert Einstein

“Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.”
Mother Teresa – Loneliness Quotes

“Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.”
Germaine Greer

“There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.”
Abraham Ibn Esra

“I was never less alone than when by myself.”
Edward Gibbon

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“The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.”
Cyril Connolly

“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

“Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone.”
Maya Angelou

“One can endure sorrow alone, but it takes two to be glad.”
Elbert Hubbard – Loneliness Quotes

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”
Wayne Dyer

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“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
Kurt Vonnegut

“Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.”
Octavio Paz

“Remember we’re all in this alone.”
Lily Tomlin

“Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.”
Indra Devi – Loneliness Quotes

“You write a story about loneliness, and you grab them all because everybody’s an expert on that one.”
Theodore Sturgeon

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“Loneliness is the first thing which God’s eye named, not good.”
John Milton

“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

“Loneliness accepted becomes a gift leading one from a life dominated by tears to the discovery of one’s true self and finally to the heart of longing and the love of God.”

“When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.”
Hilaire Belloc

“Writing is an antidote for loneliness.”
Steven Berkoff – Loneliness Quotes

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“Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.”
Mario Vargas Llosa

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

“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

“We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.”
Dorothy Day

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
Kurt Vonnegut

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“The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.”
Edward Gibbon

“Solitude: a sweet absence of looks.”
Milan Kundera

“Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.”
Abigail Van Buren – Loneliness Quotes

“There is no loneliness greater than the loneliness of a failure. The failure is a stranger in his own house.”
Eric Hoffer

“We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.”
Albert Schweitzer

“Life dies inside a person when there are no others willing to be-friend him. He thus gets filled with emptiness and a non-existent sense of self-worth.”
Mark R. J. Lavoie

“God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.”
Paul Valery

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“When the sparrow sings its final refrain, the hush is felt nowhere more deeply than in the heart of man.”
Don Williams

“Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that’s all you have. Being a good actor isn’t easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I’m done.”
James Dean

“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

“Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.”
Bertrand Russell – Loneliness Quotes

“Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.”
Thomas Harris

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“All we ask is to be let alone.”
Jefferson Davis

“Loneliness is the universal problem of rich people.”
Joan Collins

“When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And what need have they of light to see what you are doing?”

“Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.”
Germaine Greer

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

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“Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.”
Francis Bacon – Loneliness Quotes

“The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.”
Thomas Wolfe

“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.”
Mark Twain

“I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time – those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything.”
Lawrence Durrell

“I like being alone and I think this movie, as much as it is an investigation of connection and people bonding, I also think it’s just as much about loneliness.”
Jason Schwartzman

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“No matter how lonely you get or how many birth announcements you receive, the trick is not to get frightened. There’s nothing wrong with being alone.”
Wendy Wasserstein

“To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone.”
Suzanne Gordon

“They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.”
Sir Philip Sidney – Loneliness Quotes

“I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.”
Pedro Almodovar

“I believe a lot of disease comes from anxiety, loneliness.”
Tom Cochrane

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“People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.”
Anton Checkov

“Separate we come, and separate we go, And this be it known, is all that we know.”
Conrad Aiken

“The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.”
Norman Cousins

“Gatherings and, simultaneously, loneliness are the conditions of a writer’s life.”
Jerzy Kosinski

“Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool.”
Liv Ullmann

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“The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.”
Friedrich Nietszche

“A man in a bookstore buys a book on loneliness and every woman in the store hits on him. A woman buys a book on loneliness and the store clears out.”
Doug Coupland – Loneliness Quotes

“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

“Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.”
Vicki Baum

“Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room.”
Doug Coupland

“Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.”
Dag Hammarskjold

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