Being Alone And Feeling Alone Quotes
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220 Best Being Alone and Feeling Alone Quotes

At some point in our lives, When we feel that we are not getting the support, love, and affection we need, we maybe have experienced being alone. But meanwhile, being alone affords you time to think deeply. When you spend time alone, you also build your mental strength. It offers the opportunity to tune out distractions and rediscover yourself.

Check out our 220 lists of inspirational quotes and sayings on being alone. If you’re feeling alone and need some inspiration to become stronger or want to re-think everything – our list might be helpful.

220 Best Quotes About Being Alone (But Not Lonely)

Top 10 Alone Quotes

“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

“Which is worth more, a crowd of thousands, or your own genuine solitude? Freedom, or power over an entire nation. A little while alone in your room will prove more valuable than anything else that could ever be given you.” – Jalaluddin Rumi

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.” – Maxwell Maltz

“I think it’s good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone. ” – Amy Sedaris

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

“The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.” – Douglas Coupland

“Sitting alone, sleeping alone, acting alone, let the diligent one enjoy the forest, taming the self alone.” – Buddha

“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” – Audrey Hepburn

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

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” – Blaise Pascal

What Is Alone?

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“Aloneness is obviously not isolation, and it is not uniqueness. To be unique is merely to be exceptional in some way, whereas to be completely alone demands extraordinary sensitivity, intelligence, understanding.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Alone … The word is life endured and known. It is the stillness where our spirits walk And all but inmost faith is overthrown.” – Siegfried Sassoon

“Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.” – Cheryl Strayed

“All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!” – Dr. Seuss

“The great virtue of being alone is that your mind can go its own way.” – Andy Rooney

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

“I mean one of the things about being alone is that you’ve no people to define yourself off, I mean, people are like all-round mirrors, because let’s face it, we don’t often see ourselves all round in a mirror anyway, do we.” – Diana Wynn Jones

“Freedom of being alone is intoxicating.” – Kangana Ranaut

“For unknown numbers of people, being alone is not just a preference – it is a craving, a need. Deprived of their time alone for too long, they begin to fantasize about it. Nothing feels quite right until their need for solitude is replenished.” – Bella DePaulo

“What has really happened when you feel alone is that you’ve abandoned yourself. You have stopped taking care of your own basic needs — you don’t value yourself, you don’t listen to your own thoughts, and you don’t take care of your physical, emotional, or spiritual self. This is what is causing you to feel alone. You have abandoned you. ” – Gregg Michaelsen

Short Alone Quotes

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“I restore myself when I’m alone.” – Marilyn Monroe

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.” – Unknown

“In the temple of his spirit, each man is alone.” – Ayn Rand

“No person can achieve significance alone.” – John C. Maxwell

“One of the best gifts we can give ourselves is time alone with God.” – Joyce Meyer

“Spend some time alone. There’s so much you don’t know about yourself.” – Thibaut

“You only grow when you are alone.” – Paul Newman

“I like to be alone. But I hate being lonely.”

“I was born to end up alone.” – Yana Toboso

“It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.” – Marilyn Monroe

“Sometimes you just need to be alone and let your tears out.”

“Sun is alone too. And he’s still shining.”

“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.”

“Those who fly solo have the strongest wings.”

Best Alone Quotes

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“There is a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I’ve got to see my friends because I’m too content by myself.” – Drew Barrymore

“It would do the world good if every person would compel himself to often be alone. Most of the world’s progress has come from such.” – Deepak Chopra

“People who take the time to be alone usually have depth, originality, and quiet reserve.” – John Miller

“When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that.” – Gertrude Stein

“Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation, for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington

“Every man who is truly a man must learn to be alone in the midst of all the others, and if need be against all the others.” – Romain Rolland

“I think it’s very healty to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.” – Oscar Wilde

“Invest in your mind every single day, give yourself a chance to be alone, and sharpen your brain while you’re at it.”

“Let me tell you this: If you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” – Jodi Picoult

“Never make the mistake of thinking you are alone — or inconsequential. Ignorance is voluntary, and confusion is temporary. You see the world as-is, which is more than can be said for the vast populace.” – Rebecca McKinsey

“Sometimes, life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone..” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“The best way to be happy with someone is to learn to be alone. That way, the company will be a matter of choice and not a necessity.”

“We come alone and we leave alone. Everything else is a gift.” – Michael Brandon

Inspirational Alone Quotes

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“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others & the world remains and is immortal.” – Albert Pike

“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 LeShan

“By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.” – George Herbert

“Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“It is only alone, truly alone that one bursts apart, springs forth.” – Maria Isabel Barreno

“No human being can serve the peace you have to acquire on your people get so caught up invalidation they forget they breathe alone.”

“Strength of numbers is the delight of the timid. The Valiant in spirit glory in fighting alone.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“We must reserve a little back-shop, all our own, entirely free, wherein to establish our true liberty and principal retreat and solitude.” – Michel de Montaigne

Alone Quotes Sad

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“If you are ever sad and think that life is hard, remember that you are not alone.” – Abbas Kazerooni

“For now, I would rather be alone and listen to the saddest songs being played on the radio.”

“Everything that is tearing us down today will become a memory, and this memory will be shared as an anecdote or a story or a poem or a play or a warning. It will be shared with another human being, who will then understand that he is not alone in his sadness. This is why we show up for others and tell our tales and listen to others. The great congregation meets daily, and you are someone’s angel today.” – Tennessee Williams

“As for now, I’m gonna hear the saddest songs And sit alone and wonder.”

“And sometimes I just need to be alone, so I can cry without being judged, so I can think without being interrupted, so I don’t bring anyone else down with me.”

“Pain is when you’re slowly dying on the inside, and you’re way too weak to speak about it. So you keep silent and suffer, alone.”

Alone Quotes for Boys

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“He succeeded in being considered uninteresting people left him alone and. That was all he wanted..” – Patrick Süskind

“Many people seek fellowship because they are afraid to be alone…let him who cannot be alone beware of community. He will harm himself and the community. Alone you stood before God when he called you; alone, you had to answer that call; alone, you had to struggle and pray, and alone, you will die and give an account to God. You cannot escape yourself, for God has singled you out.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“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

“In the quiet, unexpressed, unwrestled-through disappointments, Satan is handcrafting his most damning weapons against us and those we love. It’s his subtle seduction to get us alone with our thoughts so he can slip in whispers that will develop our disappointments into destructive choices. If the enemy can isolate us, he can influence us.” – Lysa Terkeurst

“Happy the man, and happy he alone, He who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.”

Alone Quotes for Girls

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“Alone by herself she built the kingdom that she wanted. ” – R.H. Sin

“The most dangerous humans are the women who realize they don’t need anyone after facing the hurricane alone.”

“You smile, but you wanna cry. You talk, but you wanna be quiet. You pretend like you’re happy, but you aren’t.”

“You can’t be strong all the time. Sometimes you need to be alone and let your tears out.”

“You’ve got to be fond of yourself enough to support yourself emotionally regardless of the intimate company of someone else.” – Chidere Eggerue

“Your life will get better when you realize it’s better to be alone than to chase people who don’t care about you.”

Alone Quotes about Love

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“When the people you love are gone, you’re alone.” – Keanu Reeves

“Truth is, I’m generally happiest when it’s just me. It’s okay to be madly in love with yourself.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“Nobody is ever going to be able to fill your you shaped hole for you…The gaping hole we all have inside that deeply craves validation, love and comfort.” – Chidere Eggerue

“Love and love alone is capable of giving you a happier life.” – Ludwig Van Beethoven

“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” – Henry David Thoreau

“You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love.” – Louise Bourgeois

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

“You need to know how to be alone in order to know how to be together.” – Sherry Turkle

Home Alone Quotes

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“All kids, no parents. Probably a fancy orphanage.” – Harry

“This is ridiculous. Only a wimp would be hiding under a bed. And I can’t be a wimp. I’m the man of the house.” – Kevin

“Is this toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association?” – Kevin

“Oh, wouldn’t want to spoil your fun, Mr. Cheapskate!” – Kevin

“Buzz! Your girlfriend. Woof!” – Kevin

“Beat that you little trout sniffer.” – Buzz McCallister

“Hey, I’m gonna give you to the count of ten, to get your ugly, yella, no-good keister off my property, before I pump your guts full of lead!… 1… 2… 10! Keep the change, ya filthy animal!” – Gangster Johnny

“Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen.” – Kevin

“American don’t fly to the promised land, little buddy.” – Marv

“I don’t want to sleep on the hide-a-bed with Fuller. If he has something to drink, he’ll wet the bed.” – Kevin

“This house is so full of people it makes me sick. When I grow up and get married, I’m living alone.” – Kevin

“I’m down here, you big horse’s ass! Come and get me before I call the police.” – Kevin

“I took a shower, washing every body part with actual soap…including all my major crevices, including in between my toes and in my belly button, which I never did before but sort of enjoyed.” – Kevin

“Mom, does Santa Clause have to go through customs?” – Brooke McCallister

“You’re what the French call ‘les incompetents.’” – Linnie McCallister

“Guys! I’m eating junk and watching rubbish. You better come out and stop me!” – Kevin

“I went shopping yesterday… I got you milk, eggs, and fabric softener.” – Kevin

“Fuller! Go easy on the Pepsi.” – Leslie McCallister

“…You can get beat up for wearing something like that. Yeah, I had a friend who got nailed because there was a rumor he wore dinosaur pajamas…” – Kevin

“You better not wreck my trip, you little sourpuss. Your dad is paying good money for it.” – Frank McCallister

“KEVINNNN!” – Kate McCallister

“Get outta here you nosy little pervert, or I’m gonna slap you silly!” – Uncle Frank

“Merry Christmas little fella. We know that you’re in there and that you’re all alone.” – Harry

“Harry, it’s our calling card! All the great ones leave their marks. We’re the wet bandits!” – Marv

“Did I burn down the joint? I don’t think so. I was making ornaments out of fishhooks.” – Kevin

Being Alone Quotes

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“Being alone when one’s belief is firm, is not to be alone. ” – Berthold Auerbach

“Being alone was easier. No risk, just loneliness. No one ever died from that.” – Marjorie M. Liu

“Being alone is very difficult.” – Yoko Ono

“Being alone is scarier than any boogey man and the reason why I don’t choose to see Horror movies as a rule.” – Tom Sizemore

“Being alone is more painful than getting hurt.”

“Being alone in nature is another way to feel the joy of beauty – and oneness with a greater whole. ” – Jude Bijou

“Being alone has nothing to do with how many people are around.” – Richard Yates

“Being alone has a power that very few people can handle.” – Steven Aitchison

“To be alone: You must have something to be alone from.”

“I know what men want. Men want to be really, really close to someone who will leave them alone.” – Elayne Boosler

“By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.” – George Herbert

“Be alone and be happy with yourself.” – Leo Babauta

“What the fear of being alone represents and what causes loneliness is a wake-up call from your heart and soul. They want to show you what lies dormant and triggers all your emotions. They ask you to understand instead of just listen. They beg for attention and ask for reminders of your true nature. They do not know guilt or shame, only truth and profoundness. ” – Janett Menzel

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

“We cannot avoid being alone, so we’d better learn to love our own company. We learn our greatest life lessons alone. We discover the truth of who we are alone.” – Susan L. Taylor

“Until you get comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.” – Mandy Hale

“Until you get comfortable with being alone, you will never know how strong you are.”

“To be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” – Rollo May

“There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone. The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape.” – Khalil Gibran

“The Jew does not wish to be isolated fears being alone, without allies.” – Meir Kahane

“Sometimes, being different feels a lot like being alone, but. With that being said, being true to that and being true to my standards and my way of doing things in my art and my music, everything that has made me feel very different… in the end, it has made me the happiest.” – Lindsey Stirling

“Some people tremble at the idea of being alone don’t understand the love my solitude energy is never leeched; my feelings are never hurt treat myself well, I entertain myself, but it’s peaceful.” – Sylvester Mcnutt

“Real love is not an escape from loneliness, real love is an overflowing aloneness. One is so happy in being alone that one would like to share.” – Rajneesh

“Perhaps only people who are capable of real togetherness have that look of being alone in the universe. The others have a certain stickiness, they stick to the mass.” – D. H. Lawrence

“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

“People think being alone is a luxury, but it’s crucial: Whatever you’re not down with about yourself gets loud and in your face.” – Earl Sweatshirt

“Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It 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 Johannes Tillich

“Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment. ” – Haruki Murakami

“Loneliness is such an omnipotent and painful threat to many persons that they have little conception of the positive values of solitude and even, at times, are frightened at the prospect of being alone.” – Rollo May

“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

“Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.” – Paul Tillich

“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” – Rollo May

“If you want to be strong, learn to enjoy being alone.”

“If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life.” – Michael Josephson

“If you don’t like being alone, you can’t survive in the real world.”

“If you and I don’t end up together, I’d rather spend my whole life being alone.”

“I’m learning a lot about myself being alone.”

“I’m fascinated with myself and love hearing the sound of my 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

“I simply adore being alone – I find it a consuming thirst – and when that thirst is slaked, then I am happy.” – May Sarton

“I like being alone. I have control over my shit. Therefore, 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

“I enjoy being alone, my soul is at peace in the silence.”

“I don’t mind being alone. Conversation’s better.” – Helen Jellicoe, Enlightened

“I always joke about being alone forever, but I do believe there isn’t someone out there for me.”

“Happiness is being alone with your own thoughts.”

“Growing up in Georgia in the southeastern United States, I was always reading and always kept to myself never felt isolated, though; I just liked being alone.” – Karin Slaughter

“For me, books have always been a way to feel less alone while being alone, perhaps if I was depressed and isolated, just communicating with these authors through their sentences helped me.” – Jonathan Ames

“Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.” – Alice Koller

“Being alone with fear can rapidly turn into panic. Being alone with frustration can rapidly turn into anger. Being alone with disappointment can rapid turn into discouragement and, even worse, despair.” – Mark Goulston

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

“All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.” – Jean De La Bruyere

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

“We think we are unique, special and deserving of happiness, but we are terrified of being alone.” – Sara Maitland

“On being alone: I think it’s a good thing to do; you get to know yourself, and I think that’s the most important thing in the whole world.” – Robert Paul Smith

“I don’t mind being alone. I just don’t want to be part of the crowd.” – Naval Ravikant

Feeling Alone Quotes

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“You may feel lost and alone. But God knows where you are and has a good plan for your future.”

“When you feel like you’re fighting alone in life, that’s when you should be fighting the hardest.”

“There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone.”

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

“Sometimes, I feel like I want to be alone. But what I want is someone to hold me and tell me everything will be okay.”

“People drain me. That’s why I embrace Silence and Solitude, I can spend days and days On my own without Any human contact, Not feeling lonely for even a moment.” – Willowcat

“Our uniqueness makes us special, makes perception valuable.”  but it can also make us lonely this loneliness is different from being ‘alone’: You can be lonely even surrounded by people feeling I’m talking about stems from the sense that we can never fully share the truth of who we are experienced this acutely at an early age.” – Amy Tan

“One important rule in a relationship is never to make your partner feel they’re alone.”

“My alone feels so good; I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.” – Warsan Shire

“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.” – Robin Williams

“He doesn’t treat me like a wife if he does, why do I always end up feeling alone?

“Gotta be okay for a while alone / Look out the window, feeling the glare / Wish I knew how to come up for air / But when I can’t see the light / And I wanna hide / When I feel like I’m losing my mind / I gotta sing it out, sing it all to myself / There’s no one to run to / There’s a voice inside of me / And it’s time to listen” – Amber Coffman, David Donnell Longstreth

“Don’t feel alone, because there is always someone out there who loves you more than you can imagine.” – Anurag Prakash Ray

“Don’t hang out with people who make you feel even more alone.”

“But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going into every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.”

“Have you ever felt alone in a sea of people.”

Leave Me Alone Quotes

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“Love me the way I am or leave me alone.”

“Leave me alone; to battle my loneliness till the time I emerged irrevocably triumphant; sprinted forward in untamed exhilaration to bask in the full fervor of life.” – Nikhil Parekh

“I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.” – Oscar Wilde

“Sometimes its better to be alone, no one can hurt you that way.” – Tinku Razoria

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

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

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

Walk Alone Quotes

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“I secretly enjoy being alone.”  hiking alone, skiing alone, walking along the beach alone, going to movies alone do not get me wrong, I like sharing my life with other people, but sometimes really enjoy being as alone as possible.” – Josh Zuckerman

“Don’t be afraid to walk alone; don’t be afraid to like it.”

“The hardest walk you can make it alone. But it’s the walk that will make you stronger.”

“The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowns those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before.” – Albert Einstein

Standing Alone Quotes

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“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

“Don’t go away. I don’t want to be alone. I can’t stand being alone.” – Arnold Rothstein

“Standing alone doesn’t mean I’m alone means I am strong enough the handle things all by myself.”

“Stand for right, even if you stand alone.” – Thomas S. Monson

“Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.” – Orison Swett Marden

“Learn to stand alone for your value because, in the end, you will end up only being you.”

“It’s easy to stand with the crowd; it takes courage to stand alone.”

“It takes nothing to join the crowd takes everything to stand alone.”

“It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. ” – K.T. Jong

“I would rather stand alone in the light of truth than in the crowd filled with error.” – Adrian Rogers

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

“If the blissful connection of a counterpart is the apex of all human emotion, why am I so happy so stand alone and feel the breeze?” – Unknown

“I believe in fighting for a relationship…I don’t believe in fighting for it alone.”

Living Alone Quotes

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“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

“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 closets.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“That’s one of the advantages of living alone, no one tells you anything.” – Richard, Desk Set

“People who do a job that claims to be creative have to be alone to recharge their batteries. You can’t live 24 hours a day in the spotlight and remain creative. For people like me, solitude is a victory.” – Karl Lagerfeld

“On some level I walk through the world like the adult human version of the baby bird in Are You My Mother? Subconsciously waiting for someone to see that I am very take-care-of-able, can I live with you now? I know you are my age, but have you ever thought of adopting an adult.” – Lane Moore

“Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that’s where I renew my springs that never dry up. ” – Pearl Buck

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

“Associate with noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your energies, and so not wait for, or depend on other people.” – Thomas Davidson

“We carry about us the burden of what thousands of people have said and the memories of all our misfortunes. To abandon all that is to be alone, and the mind that is alone is not only innocent but young — not in time or age, but young, innocent, alive at whatever age — and only such a mind can see that which is truth and that which is not measurable by words.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“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

“… practically all creative people, and certainly most geniuses, have preferred to be alone for long periods, especially when producing their best work.” – Raj Persaud

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal

“I want to be alone… with someone else who wants to be alone.” – Dimitri Zaik

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

“I’m very shy really. I spend a lot of time in my room alone reading or writing or watching television.” – Johnny Cash

Travel Alone Quotes

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“One travels more usefully when alone because he reflects more.” – Thomas Jefferson

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

“I am never happier than when I am alone in a foreign city; it is as if I had become invisible.” – Storm Jameson

“Loving life is easy when you are abroad. Where no one knows you and you hold your life in your hands all alone, you are more master of yourself than at any other time.” – Hannah Arendt

“Don’t be scared to walk alone. Don’t be scared to like it.” – John Mayer

“Some journeys can be only travelled alone!” – Ken Poirot

“Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.” – Buddha

“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

“There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.” – Mandy Hale

“I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone.” – Daphne Du Maurier

“It seemed an advantage to be travelling alone. Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others…

“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure. You have no idea of what is in store for you, but you will, if you are wise and know the art of travel, let yourself go on the stream of the unknown.” – Freya Stark

“Traveling solo does not always mean you’re alone. Most often, you meet marvelous people along the way and make connections that last a lifetime.” – Jacqueline Boone

You Are Not Alone Quotes

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

“No, I may not be physically alone. But mentally, there is no one in sight.”

“I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends, let fail all else.” – Joshua Slocum

“I’ve often been with someone and wished I was alone. I’ve never been alone and wished I was not.” – Derek Sivers

“I don’t want to be alone. I want to be left alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

“I am rarely bored alone; I am often bored in groups and crowds.” – Laurie Helgoe

“I am never less alone than when alone.” – Cicero

“Never say you are alone for you are not alone; your God and your genius is within.”

“I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone enough to truly consecrate the hour…I want my free will and want it accompanying the path which leads to action; and want during times that beg questions, where something is up, to be among those in the know, or else be alone.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, “I Am Much Too Alone in This World, Yet Not Alone”

Final Thoughts

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We are a social creature, and we need company. Being alone is one of the biggest fears of many people. But as alone quotes point out, being isolated from the world can be beneficial. We need this time to reflect on ourselves, regain our inner strength and fuel our motivation. If used wisely, this period of isolation can help us boost our mental state significantly. We will become better prepared for social connections and the road to what we want.

Please enjoy this list of 220 alone quotes. I hope you’ll find some relief and serenity after reading them. These quotes can give you a better outlook on being alone and the feeling of loneliness you may suffer with. Share these with friends and loved ones to help people see the brighter side of being alone or lonely.

Originally published November 26, 2019, updated April 5, 2021

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