Loneliness Quotes

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1. “There is the solitude of suffering, when you go through darkness that is lonely, intense, and terrible. Words become powerless to express your pain; what others hear from your words is so distant and different from what you are actually suffering.”

Tags : Loneliness Suffering
Source : Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

2. “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”

Tags : Friendship Loneliness
Source : A Game of Thrones

3. “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.”

Tags : Alone Charge Creativity Designer Energy Fame Fashion Karl Lagerfeld Loneliness Lonely Media Quote Quotes Recharge Solitude Victory

4. “Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.”

Tags : Contentment Loneliness Solitude
Author : May Sarton

5. “There was an enjoyment to being alive, he felt, that because of an underlying meaninglessness–like how a person alone for too long cannot feel comfortable when with others; cannot neglect that underlying the feeling of belongingness is the certainty, really, of loneliness, and nothingness, and so experiences life in that hurried, worthless way one experiences a mistake–he could no longer get at.”

Tags : Inspirational Quotes Loneliness Meaninglessness Void
Author : Tao Lin
Source : Eeeee Eee Eeee

6. “None fills the void like the company of a true friend.”

Tags : Friendship Loneliness Void

7. “For the first time in years, he felt the deep sadness of exile, knowing that he was alone here, an outsider, and too alert to the ironies, the niceties, the manners, and indeed, the morals to be able to participate.”

Tags : Exile Foreign Loneliness Outsider Sadness
Author : Colm Tóibín
Source : The Master

8. “If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.”

Tags : Loneliness Meaning Smile Smiles
Author : Andy Rooney

9. “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”

Tags : Loneliness Memories Pain Share
Author : Lois Lowry
Source : The Giver

10. “I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.”

Tags : Addiction Alchohol Drinking Drugs Loneliness Melancholy Pain

11. “I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”

Tags : Anger Books Friends Greedy Life Loneliness Man Myself Selfish Travel Woman Work Write

12. “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.”

Tags : Action Community Daring Loneliness Purpose Youth
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Source : Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

13. “Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.”

Tags : Loneliness People Scared World
Source : Of Mice and Men

14. “Loneliness is a hard thing to handle. I feel it, sometimes. When I do, I want it to end. Sometimes, when you're near someone, when you touch them on some level that is deeper than the uselessly structured formality of casual civilized interaction, there's a sense of satisfaction in it. Or at least, there is for me. It doesn't have to be someone particularly nice. You don't have to like them. You don't even have to want to work with them. You might even want to punch them in the nose. Sometimes just making that connection is its own experience, its own reward.”

Tags : Friendship Harry Dresden Loneliness
Author : Jim Butcher
Source : White Night

15. “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

Tags : Distance Life Loneliness Qotd Sense Of Wonder Universe

16. “Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony.”

Tags : Irony Life Loneliness
Source : Shampoo Planet

17. “Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.”

Tags : Actions Alarm Complaining Crying Crying Wolf Excuses False False Alarm Falsehood Justification Loneliness Responsibility Sympathy Whining Wolf Wolves
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

18. “For the way loneliness is worse when you return to it after a reprieve—like the soul’s version of putting on a wet bathing suit, clammy and miserable.”

Tags : Fantasy Loneliness Young Adult
Author : Laini Taylor
Source : Daughter of Smoke & Bone

19. “DeWitt: Loneliness leads to nothing good, only detachment. And sometimes the people who most need to reach out are the people least capable of it.”

Tags : Connections Dollhouse Helplessness Loneliness Reaching Out
Author : Jane Espenson

20. “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.”

Tags : Companionship Life Loneliness Values
Author : Eda J. LeShan

21. “
Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you'll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.”

Tags : Loneliness
Author : Janet Fitch
Source : White Oleander

22. “I feel too much. That's what's going on.' 'Do you think one can feel too much? Or just feel in the wrong ways?' 'My insides don't match up with my outsides.' 'Do anyone's insides and outsides match up?' 'I don't know. I'm only me.' 'Maybe that's what a person's personality is: the difference between the inside and outside.' 'But it's worse for me.' 'I wonder if everyone thinks it's worse for him.' 'Probably. But it really is worse for me.”

Tags : Alone Differences Emotions Loneliness People Personality
Source : Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

23. “When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone.”

Tags : Depression Loneliness Musician People Society
Author : Fiona Apple

24. “To be alone with yourself is to be alone. To be in the company of others is to be alone together.The only time you are not alone is when you forget yourself and reach out in love -- the lines of self blur, and just for a wild, flickering moment you experience the miracle of other.And now you know the secret.”

Tags : Alone Loneliness Not Alone Others Self
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

25. “It's sad to fall asleep. It separates people. Even when you're sleeping together, you're all alone.”

Tags : Loneliness Sleeplessness
Author : J.L. Merrow
Source : Pricks and Pragmatism

26. “Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness.”

Tags : Evening Loneliness Night Reflection Torture

27. “I knew this feeling, the 2 a.m. loneliness that I'd practically invented.”

Tags : Insomnia Loneliness
Author : Sarah Dessen
Source : This Lullaby

28. “Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved. Drugs, movies where stuff blows up, loud parties -- all these chase away loneliness by making me forget my name's Dave and I live in a one-by-one box of bone no other party can penetrate or know. Fiction, poetry, music, really deep serious sex, and, in various ways, religion -- these are the places (for me) where loneliness is countenanced, stared down, transfigured, treated.”

Tags : Fiction Loneliness On Fiction

29. “So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them."(Initiation)”

Tags : Confidence Loneliness Shyness
Author : Sylvia Plath
Source : Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Prose and Diary Excerpts

30. “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?”

Tags : Isolation Loneliness Sadness
Source : Sputnik Sweetheart

31. “I'm lonely. And I'm lonely in some horribly deep way and for a flash of an instant, I can see just how lonely, and how deep this feeling runs. And it scares the shit out of me to be this lonely because it seems catastrophic.”

Tags : Loneliness Lonely Sad Sadness Sorrow
Source : Dry

32. “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”

Tags : Affection Alone Caring Compassion Disconnection Empathy Estrangement Fellowship Hug Hugs Intimacy Kindness Kindred Spirits Lovers Loving Loving Someone Mirror Mutuality Reciprocal Reciprocity Relationships Self Esteem Self Hatred Self Realization Self Worth Self Worthiness Soul Mate Togetherness Touch Twin Flames
Source : The Secret of Staying in Love

33. “If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.”

Tags : Alone Aloneness Being Yourself Courage Embracing Who You Are Faith In Yourself Feeling Alone Finding Yourself Gifts Independence Journey Knowing Yourself Life Loneliness Lonely Loving Yourself Positive Thinking Self Love Self Worth Strength
Author : Mandy Hale
Source : The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

34. “I don’t know what’s worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone.”

Tags : Happiness Loneliness Melancholy Philosophy Psychology
Author : Daniel Keyes
Source : Flowers for Algernon

35. “sex is the consolation you have when you can't have love”

Tags : Desire Loneliness Love Lust Passion Sex

36. “A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke”

Tags : Loneliness Passion

37. “Why aren't you in school? I see you every day wandering around.""Oh, they don't miss me," she said. "I'm antisocial, they say. I don't mix. It's so strange. I'm very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social, doesn't it? Social to me means talking to you about things like this." She rattled some chestnuts that had fallen off the tree in the front yard. "Or talking about how strange the world is. Being with people is nice. But I don't think it's social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk, do you? An hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports, but do you know, we never ask questions, or at least most don't; they just run the answers at you, bing, bing, bing, and us sitting there for four more hours of film-teacher. That's not social to me at all. It's a lot of funnels and lot of water poured down the spout and out the bottom, and them telling us it's wine when it's not. They run us so ragged by the end of the day we can't do anything but go to bed or head for a Fun Park to bully people around, break windowpanes in the Window Smasher place or wreck cars in the Car Wrecker place with the big steel ball. Or go out in the cars and race on the streets, trying to see how close you can get to lampposts, playing 'chicken' and 'knock hubcaps.' I guess I'm everything they say I am, all right. I haven't any friends. That's supposed to prove I'm abnormal. But everyone I know is either shouting or dancing around like wild or beating up one another. Do you notice how people hurt each other nowadays?”

Tags : Answers Antisocial Bullying Conform Hurt Lies Loneliness Peer Pressure School Social Society Wandering
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : Fahrenheit 451

38. “When I was a kid--10, 11, 12, 13--the thing I wanted most in the world was a best friend. I wanted to be important to people; to have people that understood me. I wanted to just be close to somebody. And back then, a thought would go through my head almost constantly: "There's never gonna be a room someplace where there's a group of people sitting around, having fun, hanging out, where one of them goes, 'You know what would be great? We should call Fiona. Yeah, that would be good.' That'll never happen. There's nothing interesting about me." I just felt like I was a sad little boring thing.”

Tags : Loneliness
Author : Fiona Apple

39. “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.”

Tags : Disappointment Loneliness Loner Solitude
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : My Sister's Keeper

40. “Loneliness becomes an acid that eats away at you.”

Tags : Acid Loneliness Science Fiction
Source : 1Q84

41. “[A]s though mindful of the wife of Lot, who looked back from behind him, thou deliveredst me first to the sacred garments and monastic profession before thou gavest thyself to God. And for that in this one thing thou shouldst have had little trust in me I vehemently grieved and was ashamed. For I (God [knows]) would without hesitation precede or follow thee to the Vulcanian fires according to thy word. For not with me was my heart, but with thee. But now, more than ever, if it be not with thee, it is nowhere. For without thee it cannot anywhere exist.”

Tags : Abandonment Celibacy Convent Dignity Following Grief Integrity Loneliness Love Men Monastic Life Sacrifice Self Abandonment Self Abnegation Shame Subjection Trust Women
Source : The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse

42. “I’d felt this before, when my granddad was in the hospital before he died. We all camped out in the waiting room, eating our meals together, most of us sleeping in the chairs every night. Family from far-flung places would arrive at odd hours and we’d all stand and stretch, hug, get reacquainted, and pass the babies around.A faint, pale stream of beauty and joy flowed through the heavy sludge of fear and grief. It was kind of like those puddles of oil you see in parking lots that look ugly until the sun hits them and you see rainbows pulling together in the middle of the mess.And wasn’t that just how life usually felt—a confusing swirl of ugly and rainbow?”

Tags : Dating Death Depression Family Glass Girl Grief High School Hospitals Illness Joy Laura Anderson Kurk Loneliness Long Distance Relationships Love Nicaragua Orphanage Perfect Glass Rainbow Sadness Teen Fiction Teens Wyoming Ya Young Adult Fiction
Source : Perfect Glass

43. “Rachel had been worried she couldn't remember what Sam looked like; now she worried he wouldn't recognize her.”

Tags : Brother Family Loneliness Orphanage Orphans Rachel Sam Sister Time Apart
Source : Orphan Number 8

44. “i felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn't need to run to the mirror to know they were gone”

Tags : Breakup Broken Day Her I In It Like Loneliness Lonely Mouth One Run Sorry Teeth Waking Want With You Your
Author : James Dashner
Source : The Scorch Trials

45. “Was it really some other person I was so anxious to discover...or was it only my own solitude that I could not abide?”

Tags : Loneliness Searching Solitude
Author : David Markson
Source : Wittgenstein's Mistress

46. “Perhaps there are those who are able to go about their lives unfettered by such concerns. But for those like us, our fate is to face the world as orphans, chasing through long years the shadows of vanished parents. There is nothing for it but to try and see through our missions to the end, as best we can, for until we do so, we will be permitted no calm.”

Tags : Calm Destiny Fate Loneliness Loss Mission Orphans Peace Of Mind Searching Seeking Solitude Tranquility
Source : When We Were Orphans

47. “Suddenly this defeat.This rain.The blues gone grayAnd the browns gone grayAnd yellowA terrible amber.In the cold streetsYour warm body.In whatever roomYour warm body.Among all the peopleYour absenceThe people who are alwaysNot you.I have been easy with treesToo long.Too familiar with mountains.Joy has been a habit.NowSuddenlyThis rain.”

Tags : Alone Defeat Loneliness Lonely Rain Sadness
Author : Jack Gilbert

48. “How easily such a thing can become a mania, how the most normal and sensible of women once this passion to be thin is upon them, can lose completely their sense of balance and proportion and spend years dealing with this madness.”

Tags : Annapurna Betray Chatterley Deep Drama Elated Feeling Grief Heal Help Inauthenticity Lucy Lust Mountaineering Murder Passion Regret Relationship Romance Sad Self Seven Triumph Unhappy White Collar
Author : Kathryn Hurn
Source : HELL HEAVEN & IN-BETWEEN: One Woman's Journey to Finding Love

49. “The more time we spend interconnected via a myriad of devices, the less time we have left to develop true friendships in the real world.”

Tags : Backwards Cell Phones Cellphones Develop False Friendship Loneliness Quotes Making Friends Mobile Phones Outcast Progress Robot Social Media Addiction Social Networking Societal Change Societal Progress Society Society Problem Society Thinking Society Views Technological Evolution Technological Progress Technology Vs Liberal Arts Time Wasting True Friends Values Values In Life
Author : Alex Morritt
Source : Impromptu Scribe

50. “I am lonely, sometimes, but I dare say it's good for me…”

Tags : Little Women Loneliness Louisa May Alcott
Source : Little Women

51. “If it's true what is said, that only the wise discover the wise, then it must also be true that the lone wolf symbolizes either the biggest fool on the planet or the biggest Einstein on the planet.”

Tags : Albert Einstein Alone Einstein Foolish Fools Genius Hypothesis Lone Wolf Loneliness Loners Perseverance Planet Represent Representation Solitary Solitude Strength Symbolism True Truth Wise Wolf
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

52. “It's the place built out of Man's ceaseless failure to overcome himself. Out of Man's endless war against himself we build our successes as well as our failures. Making it the city of all cities most like Man himself— loneliest creation of all this very old poor earth.”

Tags : Chicago Cities Creation Failure Loneliness Man Overcome Success
Author : Nelson Algren
Source : Chicago: City on the Make

53. “Go oft to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused path.”

Tags : Abandonment Friends Loneliness Visiting

54. “When loneliness is a constant state of being, it harkens back to a childhood wherein neglect and abandonment were the landscape of life.”

Tags : Abandonment Childhood Loneliness Neglect
Source : Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

55. “The person whom you really, really love may not be here anymore. And you might be feeling lonely, but, there are people in this world who really, really love you, so shouldn't that equal it all out? So, please don't ever think that you're alone. I'll be watching over you. I'll always be watching over you. I promise to always watch over you. You're not alone.”

Tags : Abandonment Alone Death Friendship Loneliness Love
Author : Yuuki Obata
Source : We Were There, Vol. 1

56. “Not belonging is a terrible feeling. It feels awkward and it hurts, as if you were wearing someone else's shoes.”

Tags : Abandonment Existential Loneliness
Author : Phoebe Stone
Source : The Romeo And Juliet Code

57. “A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.”

Tags : Accidents Adversity Artist Craftiness Craftsmanship Crafty Creativity Disaster Envy Hardships Illness Imperfections Loneliness Lyrics Pain Perspective Poetry Poets Sadness Suffering Tragedy Wit Words
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

58. “In the parking lot, she drove and parked in a dark area with no other cars around. She reclined her seat, and listened to music. Outside there were trees, a ditch, a bridge; another parking lot. It was very dark. Maybe the Sasquatch would run out from the woods. Chelsea wouldn’t be afraid. She would calmly watch the Sasquatch jog into the ditch then out, hairy and strong and mysterious—to be so large yet so unknown; how could one cope except by running?—smash through some bushes, and sprint, perhaps, behind Wal-Mart, leaping over a shopping cart and barking. Did the Sasquatch bark? It used to alarm Chelsea that this might be all there was to her life, these hours alone each day and night—thinking things and not sharing them and then forgetting—the possibility of that would shock her a bit, trickily, like a three-part realization: that there was a bad idea out there; that that bad idea wasn’t out there, but here; and that she herself was that bad idea. But recently, and now, in her car, she just felt calm and perceiving, and a little consoled, even, by the sad idea of her own life, as if it were someone else’s, already happened, in some other world, placed now in the core of her, like a pillow that was an entire life, of which when she felt exhausted by aloneness she could crumple and fall towards, like a little bed, something she could pretend, and believe, even (truly and unironically believe; why not?), was a real thing that had come from far away, through a place of no people, a place of people, and another place of no people, as a gift, for no occasion, but just because she needed—or perhaps deserved; did the world try in that way? to make things fair?—it.”

Tags : Bed Loneliness Walmart
Author : Tao Lin

59. “And I knew in my bones that Emily Dickinson wouldn't have written even one poem if she'd had two howling babies, a husband bent on jamming another one into her, a house to run, a garden to tend, three cows to milk, twenty chickens to feed, and four hired hands to cook for. I knew then why they didn't marry. Emily and Jane and Louisa. I knew and it scared me. I also knew what being lonely was and I didn't want to be lonely my whole life. I didn't want to give up on my words. I didn't want to choose one over the other. Mark Twain didn't have to. Charles Dickens didn't.”

Tags : Authors Feminism Gender Roles Loneliness Writing
Source : A Northern Light

60. “Betrayal is too kind a word to describe a situation in which a father says he loves his daughter but claims he must teach her about the horrors of the world in order to make her a stronger person; a situation in which he watches or participates in rituals that make her feel like she is going to die. She experiences pain that is so intense that she cannot think; her head spins so fast she can't remember who she is or how she got there.All she knows is pain. All she feels is desperation. She tries to cry out for help, but soon learns that no one will listen. No matter how loud she cries, she can't stop or change what is happening. No matter what she does, the pain will not stop. Her father orders her to be tortured and tells her it is for her own good. He tells her that she needs the discipline, or that she has asked for it by her misbehavior. Betrayal is too simple a word to describe the overwhelming pain, the overwhelming loneliness and isolation this child experiences.As if the abuse during the rituals were not enough, this child experiences similar abuse at home on a daily basis. When she tries to talk about her pain, she is told that she must be crazy. "Nothing bad has happened to you;' her family tells her Each day she begins to feel more and more like she doesn't know what is real. She stops trusting her own feelings because no one else acknowledges them or hears her agony. Soon the pain becomes too great. She learns not to feel at all. This strong, lonely, desperate child learns to give up the senses that make all people feel alive. She begins to feel dead.She wishes she were dead. For her there is no way out. She soon learns there is no hope.As she grows older she gets stronger. She learns to do what she is told with the utmost compliance. She forgets everything she has ever wanted. The pain still lurks, but it's easier to pretend it's not there than to acknowledge the horrors she has buried in the deepest parts of her mind. Her relationships are overwhelmed by the power of her emotions. She reaches out for help, but never seems to find what she is looking for The pain gets worse. The loneliness sets in. When the feelings return, she is overcome with panic, pain, and desperation.She is convinced she is going to die. Yet, when she looks around her she sees nothing that should make her feel so bad. Deep inside she knows something is very, very wrong, but she doesn't remember anything. She thinks, "Maybe I am crazy.”

Tags : Abuse Betrayal Child Abuse Child Sexual Abuse Control Crazy Denial Desparation Horror Hurt Insane Loneliness Manipulation Pain Pretend Ritual Abuse Rituals
Source : Ritual Abuse: What it is, Why it Happens, and How to Help

61. “When my head is in the typewriter the last thing on my mind is some imaginary reader. I don’t have an audience; I have a set of standards. But when I think of my work out in the world, written and published, I like to imagine it’s being read by some stranger somewhere who doesn’t have anyone around him to talk to about books and writing—maybe a would-be writer, maybe a little lonely, who depends on a certain kind of writing to make him feel more comfortable in the world.”

Tags : Audience Loneliness Reader Readership
Author : Don DeLillo

62. “...and you drink a little too much and try a little too hard. And you go home to a cold bed and think, 'That was fine'. And your life is a long line of fine.”

Tags : Alcohol Alone Forever Average Cold Drink Empty Fine Life Loneliness Lonely Love Mediocre Not Good Enough Okay Stuck In A Rut Thinking Thoughts Try Too Hard
Author : Gillian Flynn
Source : Gone Girl

63. “… and now and then we could look up and give each other a thought, because I think he could have beautiful thoughts,and we could just let each other be less lonely in our loneliness.”

Tags : Alone Beautiful Cafe Company Friends Less Lonely Loneliness Lonely Look Look Up Nostalgic Poems Poetry Prose Thoughts
Source : You're Doing Just Fine

64. “sometime am feeling proud to have ma loneliness but, sometime am so feeling lonely.”

Tags : Dieing Loneliness Lonely Love Pain Painfully Sad Sadness Waiting
Author : kamal parvez

65. “Karou wished she could be the kind of girl who was complete unto herself, comfortable in solitude, serene. But she wasn't. She was lonely, and she feared the missingness within her as if it might expand and... cancel her. She craved a presence beside her, solid. Fingertips light at the nape of her neck and a voice meeting hers in the dark. Someone who would wait with an umbrella to walk her home in the rain, and smile like sunshine when he saw her coming. Who would dance with her on her balcony, keep his promises and know her secrets, and make a tiny world wherever he was, with just her and his arms and his whisper and her trust.”

Tags : Loneliness Self Sufficiency
Author : Laini Taylor
Source : Daughter of Smoke & Bone

66. “People use drugs, legal and illegal, because their lives are intolerably painful or dull. They hate their work and find no rest in their leisure. They are estranged from their families and their neighbors. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other.”

Tags : Community Drugs Health Loneliness
Author : Wendell Berry
Source : The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

67. “Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.”

Tags : Depression Life Loneliness Sunshine
Source : Jane Eyre

68. “People Die...Beauty Fades...Love Changes...And You Will Always Be Alone”

Tags : Beautiful Creepy Dark Loneliness Love Lovely Poetry Scary
Author : L.J. Smith
Source : Night World, No. 3

69. “I lay in my bed night after night staring at the ceiling and thinking, Why have I survived the war? Why was I the last person in my immediate family to be alive? I didn’t know.”

Tags : Africa Child Family Loneliness Soldier Thoughts On Life War Young
Author : Ishmael Beah

70. “I put my hands behind my head and lay on my back, trying to hold on to the memories of my family. Their faces seemed to be far off somewhere in my mind, and to get to them I had to bring up painful memories.”

Tags : Africa Child Family Loneliness Soldier War Young
Author : Ishmael Beah

71. “My first impression of [Patricia Highsmith] was a loneliness, a sadness in one so young (we were both in our early thirties) with absolutely no sense of joy or balance. Gauche to an extreme, really physically clumsy as well as boyish, it was almost impossible to put her at ease. It was as if she felt a deep distrust of everything.”

Tags : Asperger S Aspergers Syndrome Autism Balance Boyish Clumsy Distrust Ease Extreme Gauche Impression Joy Loneliness Sadness Thirties Young

72. “I’m still lonely and it’s a glorification of something I’m not finished with. I don’t want to be distracted from my work by other people, but the absence of it all distracts me from my work and that’s why I run towards the city, to get a little glimpse of it.”

Tags : Charlotte Eriksson City Loneliness Run Solitude The Glass Child Work Writer Writers Life

73. “I used to be fine in my lonelinessbut somethingor someonesnapped me out of itand showed me company. What it’s like to feel at home,and so the going on by myself part wasn’t as easy anymore.Seasons happened and things got colder and harder and suddenly I found myself smoking circles in the airby myself in the snowand I was not okay.”

Tags : Alone Cold Company Going On Hard Home Hurt Loneliness Lonely Love Myself Not Okay Prose Prose Poetry Smoking Snow Songwriter The Glass Child Youth

74. “Nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it.”

Tags : Distance Loneliness Missing Missing Someone Missing You
Author : J

75. “I seek the city because there is nothing sweeter than not being alone in your loneliness.”

Tags : Charlotte Eriksson City Lit Quote Litquote Loneliness Lonely Prose Solitude

76. “I think the hardest part of being a teenage, or any age really, is the misconception that you're alone. You're not alone. You're not the only one going through what you're going through, and life does get better if you want it to.”

Tags : Alone Hardship Life Loneliness Misconception Teenager Willpower

77. “Do you have a shoulder to cry on?Someone who would listen to your deepest woes without judging you?Or is it just you and the image in the mirror?”

Tags : Alone Friend Loneliness Mirror Society S Increasing Stupidity You

78. “...I also believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward.”

Tags : Boredom Inner Life Introversion Loneliness Strengths
Author : Susan Cain

79. “The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.”

Tags : Alone Art Author Blessed Boredom Company Contemplate Contentment Creativity Curse Good Company Growth Hard Work Imagination Independent Loneliness Perseverance Reflection Self Sufficient Solitude Time Writer
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

80. “I couldn’t be with people and I didn’t want to be alone. Suddenly my perspective whooshed and I was far out in space, watching the world. I could see millions and millions of people, all slotted into their lives; then I could see me—I’d lost my place in the universe. It had closed up and there was nowhere for me to be. I was more lost than I had known it was possible for any human being to be.”

Tags : Depression Loneliness Sadness
Author : Marian Keyes
Source : Anybody Out There?

81. “I was trained to turn loneliness into laziness.”

Tags : Laziness Loneliness
Author : Bill Callahan
Source : Letters to Emma Bowlcut

82. “It was sadness, lostness, and the worst thing about it was the way it seemed like a default—like it was there all the time, and all her other expressions were just an array of masks she used to cover it up.”

Tags : Daughter Of Smoke And Bone Karou Laini Taylor Loneliness Love Pain
Author : Laini Taylor
Source : Daughter of Smoke & Bone

83. “When we finished the kiss she said laughing, I can taste your loneliness - it tastes like vinegar. That annoyed me. Everyone knows loneliness tastes like cold potato soup.”

Tags : Kissing Loneliness
Author : Steve Toltz
Source : A Fraction of the Whole

84. “All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”

Tags : Compassion Empathy Loneliness Love
Author : Tahereh Mafi
Source : Shatter Me

85. “It'll be no use their putting their heads down and saying "Come up again, dear!"I shall only look up and say "Who am I then? Tell me that first, and then,if I like being that person, I'll come up: if not, I'll stay down heretill I'm somebody else"--but, oh dear!' cried Alice, with a sudden burstof tears, 'I do wish they WOULD put their heads down! I am so VERY tiredof being all alone here!”

Tags : Alice In Wonderland Identity Loneliness
Author : Lewis Carroll
Source : Alice in Wonderland

86. “And he looked lonely enough that she said, 'If you like, you could be my friend'.”

Tags : Aelin Galathynius Dorian Havilliard Friendship Kids Liitle Dorian Little Aelin Loneliness
Author : Sarah J. Maas
Source : Heir of Fire

87. “may came home with a smooth round stoneas small as a world and as large as alone.”

Tags : Loneliness Poetry Travel
Author : E.E. Cummings

88. “I wish I could tell you how lonely I am. How cold and harsh it is here. Everywhere there is conflict and unkindness. I think God has forsaken this place. I believe I have seen hell and it's white, it's snow-white.”

Tags : Coldness Conflict Despair Harshness Hell Industrialization Loneliness Unkindness
Source : North and South

89. “Solitude is the soil in which genius is planted, creativity grows, and legends bloom; faith in oneself is the rain that cultivates a hero to endure the storm, and bare the genesis of a new world, a new forest.”

Tags : Alone Bare Bloom Creative Creativity Cultivate Endure Faith Forest Genesis Genius Grow Hero Legend Loneliness Originality Plant Rain Solitude Weather
Author : Mike Norton
Source : White Mountain

90. “The Temperature is RisingThe heartbeat quickens my breath is controlled,my senses are illuminated like a mother to her young. This feeling I have I've know it before, when the gates are opened I'll remember the beginning. Awaiting, dreaming imagining the endless possibilities of moments together as I give into my desires. My body reacts it has a mind of its own leaving little clues yet I continue on. Poised and professional I cross my origin the passion that awaits it stirs like a simmer. The sweet aroma a treat being made just for him I know he will like, the hunger in his eyes his mouth soft and strong it only took me a moment as he continued to look on. I didn't even recognize my sound as I was in a sphere all alone I hoped and imagined it would be but my mind was left in awe like sweet chocolate after a meal.”

Tags : Envy Expression Heart Heartbreak Life Life Quotes Loneliness Lost Love Lovers Lust Lusts Poetry Tears Wordpress Words Words Have Power Wordsofwisdom

91. “even in the loneliest momentsi have been therefor myself.”

Tags : Inspirational Loneliness Lonely Love Yourself Poetry Poetry Quotes Self Empowerment Self Esteem Self Help
Author : Sanober Khan

92. “You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.”

Tags : Advaita Vedanta Alone Aloneness Awakening Awareness Enlightenment Eternal Eternal Life Eternal Truths Everyone Global Oneness Inspirational Interconnectedness Life Life Lessons Motivational Nonduality Oneness Spiritual Growth Spiritual Quotes Spirituality Unity Vedanta Wisdom Quotes
Author : Amit Ray
Source : Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

93. “If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.”

Tags : Advice Fear Loneliness Right And Wrong
Author : Jules Renard

94. “My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.”

Tags : Equality Humanity Imagination Loneliness Poetry Solipsism World

95. “A joker is a little fool who is different from everyone else. He's not a club, diamond, heart, or spade. He's not an eight or a nine, a king or a jack. He is an outsider. He is placed in the same pack as the other cards, but he doesn't belong there. Therefore, he can be removed without anybody missing him.”

Tags : Difference Joker Loneliness Stranger
Source : The Solitaire Mystery

96. “She loved sinking into her bed on evenings like this, but apparently she shouldn't, because it worried her aunts, who thought she ought to be out dancing. It worried her a little bit, too, because what if they were right, and because sometimes a great loneliness welled up in her and threatened all the dams she built to hold it back. You couldn't cure loneliness by wallowing in it, up above the world, on an island removed from everything. She knew that. But she had such a hard time with all the cures. They seemed rough and brusque and brutal, as if they abused her skin with a pot scrubber . . . forcing herself into a mass of people, a stranger among strangers. . . . But it was much more tempting to curl up with a book under her thick white comforter.Still, sometimes after she curled up, she regretted her lack of courage and felt bleakly lonely.It was important to have a really good book.”

Tags : Cowardice Good Books Homebodies Loneliness Reading Shyness
Author : Laura Florand
Source : The Chocolate Kiss

97. “An ad that pretends to be art is -- at absolute best -- like somebody who smiles warmly at you only because he wants something from you. This is dishonest, but what's sinister is the cumulative effect that such dishonesty has on us: since it offers a perfect facsimile or simulacrum of goodwill without goodwill's real spirit, it messes with our heads and eventually starts upping our defenses even in cases of genuine smiles and real art and true goodwill. It makes us feel confused and lonely and impotent and angry and scared. It causes despair.”

Tags : Advertisements Loneliness Sincerity

98. “Never fall in love with stargazers – always with accelerated affection. Their love disappears in the blink of an eye like a shooting star.”

Tags : Depressed Quotes Fall In Love Falling Out Of Love Loneliness Love Love Quotes Shooting Stars Stargazers Wasted Affection Wasted Love
Author : RSCruz

99. “So now the sky was falling. Maybe the end of the world. Maybe Jesus coming again. That suited her.White lights shot across the sky. She lost count. She stood and watched through Sidney's telescope and felt. For the first time in a year she wasn't ice cold all the way to her soul. It was as close as she could be to free in her stronghold of a home.Logic told her that the world probably wasn't coming to an end. That would be too easy. She hadn't had an easy day in her life.She pulled the telescope away from her eye and watched white slices of heavenly light. Content with the goosebumps of fear, her spirits rose. Assuming the world wasn't ending, she'd come to a good place out here. Her children were safe. She was safe-- bitterly lonely but safe.”

Tags : Christianity Discovery Faith Frontier Loneliness Meteors Strength Struggle
Author : Mary Connealy
Source : Sharpshooter in Petticoats

100. “I lay there with my mind running amuck, on the brink of madness. And somehow, gradually, early Sunday morning, I became calm. I can't think of any other word for it. I was thinking about the beach poem again, and I started to feel that I was being looked after, that everything was OK. It was strange: if there was ever a time in my life when I had the right to feel alone this was it. But I lost that sense of loneliness. I felt like there was a force in the room with me, not a person, but I had a sense that there was another world, another dimension, and it would be looking after me. It was like, "This isn't the only world, this is just one aspect of the whole thing, don't imagine this is all there is.”

Tags : Calm God Loneliness Spirituality
Author : John Marsden
Source : A Killing Frost

101. “Often it feels like I am breathing today only because a few years back I had no idea which nerve to cut...”

Tags : Alive Alone Broken Crying Cut Depressed Devastated Grief Life Loneliness Lonely Loss Love Melancholy Mess Nerve Sad Solitude Suicidal Suicide Suicide Attempt Unhappy Weeping

102. “Today's word was interminable, meaning never-ending. Like his loneliness. Like the love he felt for Kate. Like the awful hurt that wouldn't go away.”

Tags : Hurt Loneliness Love Never Ending
Source : Dawn Comes Early

103. “I wish I could say we all lived happily ever after. I can't. But I can say we lived. Our love for Nate lives, and he's left us this piece of himself in his art; it was his gift to us. We know him through his art, and I can take comfort in that. I guess the thing about high school is, it's the moment when you start to cross from a being a kid to being an adult, and this journey to know yourself begins. Nate's journey ended to early, and I thought I had to run away to some far-off land to start mine. But, for now, it seems to me that I have enough to explore right here. There's a whole continent to discover in myself, and I know that it's love - love for my parents, my friends, my brother, and my art - that will guide me. Love will be my map.”

Tags : Art Cora Experiences Fondness Friendship Guidance Life Life Changes Loneliness Love Quote Sadness
Source : A Map of the Known World

104. “What if you are just destined to get hurt, to be helplessly stuck in a point of time you no longer want to be? Maybe life is all about trying to get up while you fall a little bit deeper in the pits of hell, each time you try not to...”

Tags : Break Ups Broken Dreams Cry Dark Deep Depression Destiny Fiction Grief Hell Helpless Hurt Hurtful Inferno Let Go Life Love Melancholy Move On Painful People Pits Relationships Sadness Solitude Stuck Trap Trapped

105. “Wolves mated for life. Where was he? Where was the echo to her howl, her mate? Was there no other lone wolf, searching the hills for her?”

Tags : Loneliness Looking For Love Love Romance Soul Mates Soulmates True Love Unrequited
Author : Andrea Hurst
Source : Always with You

106. “I look around at everybody laughing and joking together and struggle to understand my life has become a living hell that nobody present could even begin to imagine”

Tags : Abuse Brokenness Control Isolation Loneliness Marriage
Author : B.A. Paris
Source : Behind Closed Doors

107. “the pavement makes no soundas it touches your feetcalm and constantlike silence on repeatlanguidly your thoughts bleedinto the evening airin crimson red the words read'some things are beyond repair”

Tags : Brokenness Loneliness
Author : Anna Jae

108. “We all need a technological detox; we need to throw away our phones and computers instead of using them as our pseudo-defence system for anything that comes our way. We need to be bored and not have anything to use to shield the boredom away from us. We need to be lonely and see what it is we really feel when we are. If we continue to distract ourselves so we never have to face the realities in front of us, when the time comes and you are faced with something bigger than what your phone, food, or friends can fix, you will be in big trouble.”

Tags : Boredom Happiness Know Thyself Loneliness Mind Body Spirit Mindfulness Technology Addiction
Author : Evan Sutter
Source : Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

109. “I am never alone wherever I am. The air itself supplies me with a century of love. When I breathe in, I am breathing in the laughter, tears, victories, passions, thoughts, memories, existence, joys, moments, and the hues of the sunlight on many tones of skin; I am breathing in the same air that was exhaled by many before me. The air that bore them life. And so how can I ever say that I am alone?”

Tags : Air Breath Breathing Inspirational Life Inspirational Quotes Inspiring Life Life And Living Loneliness Never Alone Soul Spirit
Author : C. JoyBell C.

110. “Separation Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.”

Tags : Influence Loneliness Loss Poetry
Author : W.S. Merwin

111. “Don't you ever think that your mind can never harm you just because it is your mind! Your mind can really kill you. From dawn to the time you retire, your mind can be a very good friend to you and your mind can also be your worst friend. What goes into your mind each day becomes your friend so mind your mind!”

Tags : Control Your Mind Daily Quotes Inspirational Quote Loneliness Mindset Motivational Quotes Optimism Pessimism Rejoice Self Help Stay Happy Stop Worrying Think Well When You Wake Up Wisdom Quotes Worry

112. “Do not be sad that all odds are against you; be happy that your real purpose is by you”

Tags : Against All Odds Happy Ending Living The Dream Loneliness Loneliness Quotes Moving On Quotes Tenacity The Arduous Errand

113. “I’ve always loved the night, when everyone else is asleep and the world is all mine. It’s quiet and dark—the perfect time for creativity.”

Tags : Alibiography Alone Alone Time Artist Book Quotes Books Contemplation Contemplative Creativity Creativity Quotes Creativity Work Jonathan Harnisch Loneliness Nighttime Porcelain Utopia Story Writing Writing Advice Writing From The Heart Writing Life Writing Philosophy Writing Process
Source : Porcelain Utopia

114. “A writer is never alone, he is always with himself”

Tags : Alone Author Book Lovers Book Quotes Books Creation Creativity Creativity Quotes How To Write A Book How To Write Fiction Inspiration Loneliness Of Life Success In Writing Writers Block Writers On Writing Writers Quotes Writers Quotes Books Writers World Writing Success Quotes Writing Tip Writing Tips
Source : Pearls Of Eternity

115. “In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.”

Tags : Depression Loneliness Love Want Wanting
Author : Judy Garland

116. “Don't confuse love with the fear of being lonely...”

Tags : Confuse Confusing Confusing Life Events Fear Fear Quotes Loneliness Lonely Love Love Quotes Spiritual Quotes
Author : Erik Tanghe

117. “Giving up on a purposeful journey of life is as deadly as death! When you pursue with tenacity, and strive through the adversities and the vicissitudes of life with a mind of fortitude and get to the end of the journey, you shall surely see life. Awake! Arise and go! Never ever give up!!!”

Tags : Challenges Depression Quotes Don T Give Up Failure Quotes Fortitude Go Ahead Keep Your Head Up Life Changes Loneliness Problems In Life Tenacity Quotes The Journey Of Life The Journey To Success Thought Vicissitudes Of Life

118. “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.”

Tags : Loneliness Loss Yearning

119. “I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.”

Tags : Depression Loneliness
Author : Henry Rollins
Source : The Portable Henry Rollins

120. “When you are lonely for a while don't get restless, if you had born alone, you are going to die alone then for sometime you can certainly live alone.”

Tags : Alone Amit Kalantri Amit Kalantri Quotes Born Alone Certain Certainly Die Alone Human Humans Individual Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Live Alone Loneliness Lonely Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes One Philosophy Restless Restlessness Single Wisdom Wisdom Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

121. “With solitude, however, fervently it is desired and embraced, comes loneliness. T. H White, the author, offered advice to those in sadness -- learn something new.”

Tags : Life Experiences Loneliness Solitude
Source : The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond Sixty

122. “In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone.”

Tags : Brooding Enlightenment Expression Face Faces Life Loneliness Loner Peace Pensive Restlessness Silence Sorrow Thought Wandering Wisdom Wise Man
Source : The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

123. “This was what I came to found. The conquest of loneliness was the missing link that was one day going to make a decent novelist out of me. If you are out here and cannot close off the loves and hates of all that back there in the real world the memories will overtake you and swamp you and wilt your tenacity. Tenacity stamina... close off to everything and everyone but your writing. That s the bloody price. I don t know maybe it's some kind of ultimate selfishness. Maybe it's part of the killer instinct. Unless you can stash away and bury thoughts of your greatest love you cannot sustain the kind of concentration that breaks most men trying to write a book over a three or four year period.”

Tags : Author Conquest Loneliness Mitla Pass Novelist Writing
Author : Leon Uris

124. “She had become accustomed to being lonely. She was used to walking alone and to being considered 'different.' She did not suffer too much.”

Tags : Comfort Girls Inspirational Loneliness Suffering
Author : Betty Smith
Source : A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

125. “Shrinking in a corner,pressed into the wall;do they know I'm present,am I here at all?Is there a written rule book,that tells you how to be—all the right things to talk about—that everyone has but me?Slowly I am withering—a flowered deprived of sun;longing to belong to—somewhere or someone.”

Tags : Belonging Introvert Loneliness Wallflower
Author : Lang Leav
Source : Love & Misadventure

126. “I was always holding onto people, and they were always leaving.”

Tags : Death Holding On Leaving Left Loneliness Strange Angels
Author : Lili St. Crow
Source : Jealousy

127. “You are alone,So alone,You speak back to silence.People call it loneliness,You call it solitude,Different words,Meaning the same pain.”

Tags : Ache Alone Artists Cold Humans Jenim Dibie Loneliness Lonely Pain People Poetry Poets Sad Sadness Silence Solitary Solitude Words
Author : Jenim Dibie
Source : The Calligraphy of God

128. “It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us.”

Tags : Beautiful Emotions Emptiness Empty Fathomless Jackson Pearce Life Loneliness Lonely Ocean Pain Painful Quotes Sadness
Source : Fathomless

129. “Surely it is an odd way to spend your life - sitting alone in a room with a pen in your hand, hour after hour, day after day, year after year, struggling to put words on pieces of paper in order to give birth to what does not exist, except in your head. Why on earth would anyone want to do such a thing? The only answer I have ever been able to come up with is: because you have to, because you have no choice.”

Tags : Literature Loneliness Paper Words Writer Writing
Author : Paul Auster

130. “The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all.”

Tags : Feel Loneliness Lonely People
Author : Deb Caletti
Source : The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

131. “When a man is one of a kind, he will be lonely wherever he is.”

Tags : Loneliness Uniqueness
Author : Louis L'Amour
Source : The Lonesome Gods

132. “Friends are a strange, volatile, contradictory, yet sticky phenomenon. They are made, crafted, shaped, molded, created by focused effort and intent. And yet, true friendship, once recognized, in its essence is effortless.Best friends are formed by time.Everyone is someone's friend, even when they think they are all alone.If the friendship is not working, your heart will know. It's when you start being less than perfectly honest and perfectly earnest in your dealings. And it's when the things you do together no longer feel right.However, sometimes it takes more effort to make it work after all.Stick around long enough to become someone's best friend.”

Tags : Alone Best Friend Best Friends Friend Friends Friendship Loneliness Lonely Loner Loners
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

133. “It's so stupid because all I wanted was space and now that I have it, there's this part of me that's achingly lonely I could die.”

Tags : Loneliness Lonely Space
Source : Saving June

134. “Half of the time I don't know what they're talking about; their jokes seem to relate to a past that everyone but me has shared. I'm a foreigner in the world and I don't understand the language.”

Tags : Loneliness Lonely Out Of Place Outcast Outsider
Author : Jean Webster

135. “Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done!There are points to be scored. There are games to be won.And the magical things you can do with that ballwill make you the winning-est winner of all.Fame! You'll be as famous as famous can be,with the whole wide world watching you win on TV.Except when they don'tBecause, sometimes they won't.I'm afraid that some timesyou'll play lonely games too.Games you can't win'cause you'll play against you.”

Tags : Fame Games Loneliness Lonely
Author : Dr. Seuss
Source : Oh, The Places You'll Go!

136. “Rain makes me feel less alone. All rain is, is a cloud- falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you. It makes me feel good to know I'm not the only thing that falls apart . It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter.”

Tags : Cloud Depressed Depression Falling Apart Loneliness Lonely Rain Sad Sad Love Suicidal Weather

137. “I've never been lonely. I've been in a room -- I've felt suicidal. I've been depressed. I've felt awful -- awful beyond all -- but I never felt that one other person could enter that room and cure what was bothering me...or that any number of people could enter that room. In other words, loneliness is something I've never been bothered with because I've always had this terrible itch for solitude. It's being at a party, or at a stadium full of people cheering for something, that I might feel loneliness. I'll quote Ibsen, "The strongest men are the most alone." I've never thought, "Well, some beautiful blonde will come in here and give me a fuck-job, rub my balls, and I'll feel good." No, that won't help. You know the typical crowd, "Wow, it's Friday night, what are you going to do? Just sit there?" Well, yeah. Because there's nothing out there. It's stupidity. Stupid people mingling with stupid people. Let them stupidify themselves. I've never been bothered with the need to rush out into the night. I hid in bars, because I didn't want to hide in factories. That's all. Sorry for all the millions, but I've never been lonely. I like myself. I'm the best form of entertainment I have. Let's drink more wine!”

Tags : Loneliness

138. “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.”

Tags : Loneliness

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

Tags : Loneliness Music Refuge
Author : Maya Angelou

140. “I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. If you need the medication again, go ahead and take it—I will love you through that, as well. If you don’t need the medication, I will love you, too. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.”

Tags : Comfort Healing Loneliness
Source : Eat, Pray, Love

141. “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. ”

Tags : Disappointment Friends Friendship Life Loneliness
Source : Norwegian Wood

142. “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.”

Tags : Loneliness Society Solitude

143. “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. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.”

Tags : Loneliness
Source : Eat, Pray, Love

144. “being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.”

Tags : Loneliness Solitude
Source : Women

145. “All great and precious things are lonely.”

Tags : Loneliness
Source : East of Eden

146. “If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.”

Tags : Loneliness Solitude

147. “The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.”

Tags : Companionship Loneliness Marriage Single Spinsterhood

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

Tags : Loneliness
Author : Mother Teresa

149. “God, but life is loneliness, despite all the opiates, despite the shrill tinsel gaiety of "parties" with no purpose, despite the false grinning faces we all wear. And when at last you find someone to whom you feel you can pour out your soul, you stop in shock at the words you utter - they are so rusty, so ugly, so meaningless and feeble from being kept in the small cramped dark inside you so long. Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship - but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering.”

Tags : Grief Loneliness
Author : Sylvia Plath
Source : The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

150. “We live as we dream--alone....”

Tags : Dream Loneliness
Author : Joseph Conrad
Source : Heart of Darkness

151. “If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.”

Tags : Adversity Alone Beautiful Compassion Difficulties Finding Oneself Hardship Humanity Loneliness Misunderstanding Pain Sadness Solitude Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

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

Tags : Alone Aloneness Beauty Being Single Faith Flying Solo Journey Life Loneliness Loving Yourself Positive Thinking Single Single Life Single Woman Singleness Solo The Single Woman Trust The Journey
Author : Mandy Hale
Source : The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

153. “Are you upset little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don't worry...I'm here. The flood waters will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow, and I will always be here to take care of you.”

Tags : Faith Friendship Loneliness Love

154. “I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.”

Tags : Loneliness Secret Knowledge Secrets Solitude

155. “We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. And suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity, for our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being.”

Tags : Loneliness Solitude Spirit
Author : Hermann Hesse

156. “When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that's when I think life is over.”

Tags : Aloneness Loneliness

157. “The only sadnesses that are dangerous and unhealthy are the ones that we carry around in public in order to drown them out with the noise; like diseases that are treated superficially and foolishly, they just withdraw and after a short interval break out again all the more terribly; and gather inside us and are life, are life that is unlived, rejected, lost, life that we can die of.”

Tags : Aloneness Loneliness Sadness
Source : Letters to a Young Poet

158. “But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”

Tags : Aloneness Community Escape Fear Loneliness Love Relationship Solitude
Author : bell hooks
Source : All About Love: New Visions

159. “I am not meant to be alone and without you who understands.”

Tags : Aloneness Loneliness Longing Understanding
Source : The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

160. “Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone.”

Tags : Aloneness Loneliness Solitude
Author : Marty Rubin

161. “Poems can getsleepless tooand becomethe loneliest thingin the universe.”

Tags : Alone Aloneness Emptiness Indian Authors Loneliness Lonely Poems Poetry Poetry Quotes Sleep Sleepless Solitude Understanding Universe Writers
Author : Sanober Khan

162. “Alone you're refinding a glittering, a clarity, you're finding your distilled self. ...You think of the two types of aloneness you've known recently: this wonderful, sparkly, soul-refreshing type, and the despairing loneliness that sucks the breath from your life.”

Tags : Aloneness Loneliness Solitude
Author : Nikki Gemmell
Source : The Bride Stripped Bare

163. “My sleep wasn't peaceful, though. I have the sense of emerging from a world of dark, haunted places where I traveled alone.”

Tags : Loneliness Nightmares
Source : Mockingjay

164. “Two turtle doves will show theeWhere my cold ashes lieAnd sadly murmuring tell theeHow in tears I did die”

Tags : Birds Crying Dead Souls Death Doves Loneliness Sad Whisper
Author : Nikolai Gogol

165. “What is hell? Hell is oneself. Hell is alone, the other figures in it Merely projections. There is nothing to escape from And nothing to escape to. One is always alone.”

Tags : Hell Loneliness
Author : T.S. Eliot

166. “People accuse me of falling in love easily. It just means that I'm able to see the beauty in most of the people who cross paths with me and I appreciate it for what it is and also for what it isn't. Love is imperfect. Falling for someone's flaws is just as necessary as falling for their strengths. And people like myself, who fall into love easily, are sometimes the loneliest souls around at the end of the day.”

Tags : Beauty Falling In Love Flaws Imperfection Loneliness Love Passion People Souls Strength

167. “The Sun is such a lonely star. Whenever he comes out to see his friends, they all disappear.”

Tags : Friendship Loneliness Sun
Source : The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 1

168. “The world is supposed to be full of possibilities, but they narrow down to pretty few in most personal experience. There's lots of good fish in the sea... maybe... but the vast masses seem to be mackerel or herring, and if you're not mackerel or herring yourself, you are likely to find very few good fish in the sea.”

Tags : Loneliness Opportunities
Author : D.H. Lawrence
Source : Lady Chatterley's Lover

169. “Sometimes I get real lonely sleeping with you.”

Tags : Loneliness Love Relationships Sex
Source : A Wild Sheep Chase

170. “Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly.”

Tags : Humans Loneliness Lonely People Relationships
Source : A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments

171. “A good movie can take you out of your dull funk and the hopelessness that so often goes with slipping into a theatre; a good movie can make you feel alive again, in contact, not just lost in another city. Good movies make you care, make you believe in possibilities again. If somewhere in the Hollywood-entertainment world someone has managed to break through with something that speaks to you, then it isn’t all corruption. The movie doesn’t have to be great; it can be stupid and empty and you can still have the joy of a good performance, or the joy in just a good line. An actor’s scowl, a small subversive gesture, a dirty remark that someone tosses off with a mock-innocent face, and the world makes a little bit of sense. Sitting there alone or painfully alone because those with you do not react as you do, you know there must be others perhaps in this very theatre or in this city, surely in other theatres in other cities, now, in the past or future, who react as you do. And because movies are the most total and encompassing art form we have, these reactions can seem the most personal and, maybe the most important, imaginable. The romance of movies is not just in those stories and those people on the screen but in the adolescent dream of meeting others who feel as you do about what you’ve seen. You do meet them, of course, and you know each other at once because you talk less about good movies than about what you love in bad movies.”

Tags : Film Films Loneliness Movies Society
Author : Pauline Kael
Source : For Keeps: 30 Years at the Movies

172. “Being loved is the only thing that is admirable by any stretch of the imagination.”

Tags : Being Loved Family Family Love Friendship Happiness Loneliness Love Marriage Real Love Relationships True Love
Author : Auliq-Ice

173. “Given enough time, you could convince yourself that loneliness was something better, that it was solitude, the ideal condition for reflection, even a kind of freedom.Once you were thus convinced, you were foolish to open the door and let anyone in, not all the way in. You risked the hard-won equilibrium, that tranquility that you called peace”

Tags : Freedom Loneliness Peace Reflection Solitude Tranquility
Author : Dean Koontz
Source : The Good Guy

174. “How could I have been so ignorant? she thinks. So stupid, so unseeing, so given over to carelessness. But without such ignorance, such carelessness, how could we live? If you knew what was going to happen, if you knew everything that was going to happen next—if you knew in advance the consequences of your own actions—you'd be doomed. You'd be as ruined as God. You'd be a stone. You'd never eat or drink or laugh or get out of bed in the morning. You'd never love anyone, ever again. You'd never dare to.”

Tags : Carelessness Despair Ignorance Insight Loneliness Love Sorrow Wisdom
Source : The Blind Assassin

175. “If, by the virtue of charity or the circumstance of desperation, you ever chance to spend a little time around a Substance-recovery halfway facility like Enfield MA's state-funded Ennet House, you will acquire many exotic new facts [...] That certain persons simply will not like you no matter what you do. Then that most nonaddicted adult civilians have already absorbed and accepted this fact, often rather early on [...] That sleeping can be a form of emotional escape and can with sustained effort be abused [...] That purposeful sleep-deprivation can also be an abusable escape. That gambling can be an abusable escape, too, and work, shopping, and shoplifting, and sex, and abstention, and masturbation, and food, and exercise, and meditation/prayer [...] That loneliness is not a function of solitude [...] That if enough people in a silent room are drinking coffee it is possible to make out the sound of steam coming off the coffee. That sometimes human beings have to just sit in one place and, like, hurt [...] That there is such a thing as raw, unalloyed, agendaless kindness [...] That the effects of too many cups of coffee are in no way pleasant or intoxicating [...] That if you do something nice for somebody in secret, anonymously, without letting the person you did it for know it was you or anybody else know what it was you did or in any way or form trying to get credit for it, it's almost its own form of intoxicating buzz.That anonymous generosity, too, can be abused [...]That it is permissible to want [...]That there might not be angels, but there are people who might as well be angels.”

Tags : Addiction Alienation Kindness Loneliness
Source : Infinite Jest

176. “There's so much I should say, so many things I should tell him, but in the end I tell him nothing.I cut a line and my losses, and I light a cigarette.”

Tags : Addiction Apathy Ennui Loneliness Love Lost
Source : Cottonmouth Kisses

177. “Be good and you will be lonesome.”

Tags : Goodness Loneliness
Author : Mark Twain
Source : Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

178. “l(aleaffalls)oneliness”

Tags : Loneliness Poem
Author : E.E. Cummings

179. “I thought about how often this was needed in everyday life. How we feel lonely, sometimes to the point of tears, but we don't let those tears come because we are not supposed to cry.”

Tags : Crying Everyday Life Feelings Loneliness Paint Tears
Author : Mitch Albom
Source : Tuesdays with Morrie

180. “A young outcast will often feel that there is something wrong with himself, but as he gets older, grows more confident in who he is, he will adapt, he will begin to feel that there is something wrong with everyone else.”

Tags : Adaptation Anger Attitude Bullied Bully Bullying Confidence Confidence And Attitude Encouragement Growth Inspirational Introvert Loneliness Motivational Outcast Pain Youth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

181. “I'm not much but I'm all I have.”

Tags : Loneliness Optimism Responsibility Time
Source : Martian Time-Slip

182. “It was bad enough not having a boyfriend for New Year's Eve. Now I had to cope with Valentine datelessness, feeling consummate social pressure from every retailer in America who stuck hearts and cupids on their windows by January second to rub it in. (Thwonk)”

Tags : Boyfriend Commercialized Loneliness Self Pity Valentine S Day
Author : Joan Bauer

183. “He could have been invisible and it wouldn’t have made a difference to them. He didn’t care, so long as he felt at ease, which was his original intention. He wasn’t there to make friends, nor did he want to.”

Tags : A Ghost In New Orleans Alone Friends Friendship He Did Not Care He Didn T Care Ignored Intention Intentions Invisible Isolated Isolation Jason Medina Loneliness Lonely Making Friends Solitude Tribal Publications Tribal Publications Inc Uncaring
Author : Jason Medina
Source : A Ghost In New Orleans

184. “Companionship is a foreign concept to some people. They fear it as much as the majority of people fear loneliness.”

Tags : Alone Companionship Extroversion Fear Introversion Loneliness Shyness Solitude
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

185. “For someone like myself in whom the ability to trust others is so cracked and broken that I am wretchedly timid and am forever trying to read the expression on people's faces.”

Tags : Depression Fear Friendship Human Relationships Life Loneliness Mental Illness Social Anxiety Social Awkwardness Trust
Author : Osamu Dazai
Source : No Longer Human

186. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing.At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in. It is so uninteresting. Yet I want the others to be about me. I dread the moments when the house is empty. If only they would talk to one another and not to me.”

Tags : Afraid Fear Grief Loneliness Restlessness
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : A Grief Observed

187. “It's weird to feel like you miss someone you're not even sure you know.”

Tags : Loneliness Longing
Source : Infinite Jest

188. “No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence--that which makes its truth, its meaning--its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream--alone.”

Tags : Dream Loneliness Subjective Experience
Author : Joseph Conrad
Source : Heart of Darkness

189. “In other people's company I felt I was dull, gloomy, unwelcome, at once bored and boring...”

Tags : Introversion Loneliness Loners Misfits Social Anxiety
Author : André Gide

190. “To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone.”

Tags : Different Individuality Loneliness Philosophy

191. “Will’s voice dropped. “Everyone makes mistakes, Jem.”“Yes,” said Jem. “You just make more of them than most people.”“I —”“You hurt everyone,” said Jem. “Everyone whose life you touch.”“Not you,” Will whispered. “I hurt everyone but you. I never meant tohurt you.”Jem put his hands up, pressing his palms against his eyes. “Will —”“You can’t never forgive me,” Will said in disbelief, hearing thepanic tinging his own voice. “I’d be —”“Alone?” Jem lowered his hand, but he was smiling now, crookedly. “Andwhose fault is that?”

Tags : Clockwork Prince Jem Carstairs Loneliness Mistakes Will Herondale
Source : Clockwork Prince

192. “The time had finally come when she would have to accept the full power of the Starwife. No longer could she be just Ysabelle. Now she had a land to govern and all the daunting responsibilities that that entailed. The liberty she had experienced since the night she had escaped from the Ring of Banbha seemed to vanish. She was left stripped of her freedom, and only long years of a lonely reign stretched out before her.”

Tags : Freedom Liberty Loneliness Lonely Reign Responsibilities Responsibility
Author : Robin Jarvis
Source : The Oaken Throne

193. “[The modern age] knows nothing about isolation and nothing about silence. In our quietest and loneliest hour the automatic ice-maker in the refrigerator will cluck and drop an ice cube, the automatic dishwasher will sigh through its changes, a plane will drone over, the nearest freeway will vibrate the air. Red and white lights will pass in the sky, lights will shine along highways and glance off windows. There is always a radio that can be turned to some all-night station, or a television set to turn artificial moonlight into the flickering images of the late show. We can put on a turntable whatever consolation we most respond to, Mozart or Copland or the Grateful Dead.”

Tags : Darkness Isolation Loneliness Modern Society Noise Peace Shallowness Silence Stillness Technology
Source : Angle of Repose

194. “When I reach the end of one row, I continue straight on away from the barn and the farm and the road. I walk until I come to a pile of hay bales and plop myself down. The sun is bright and the air is sharp. In the distance I hear the lowing of cows. It's so peaceful here."Merry Christmas, " I whisper to myself. "Merry Christmas, Nate.”

Tags : Christmas Cora Hope Life Loneliness Nate Peace Sadness
Source : A Map of the Known World

195. “29. Most loneliness results from insulation rather than isolation. In other words, we are lonely because we insulate ourselves, not because others isolate us.”

Tags : Are Because From In Insulate Insulation Isolate Isolation Loneliness Lonely Most Not Other Others Ourselves Rather Results Than Us We Words
Source : Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

196. “The strength of a love is always misjudged if we evaluate it by its immediate cause and not the stress that went before it, the dark and hollow space full of disappointment and loneliness that precedes all the great events in the heart's history.”

Tags : Disappointment Heart Loneliness Love
Author : Stefan Zweig
Source : The Burning Secret and other stories

197. “That's what Jamie didn't understand: it was never just sex. Even the fastest, dirtiest, most impersonal screw was about more than sex. It was about connection. It was about looking at another human being and seeing your own loneliness and neediness reflected back. It was recognising that together you had the power to temporarily banish that sense of isolation. It was about experiencing what it was to be human at the basest, most instinctive level. How could that be described as just anything?”

Tags : Connection Loneliness Sex
Author : Emily Maguire
Source : Taming the Beast

198. “I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me.”

Tags : Loneliness Mermaid Observation Singing
Author : T.S. Eliot
Source : The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

199. “It is so easy at times for a lonely individual to begin fantasizing about what the people outside are saying about him and, in result, irrationally and fearfully, and sometimes angrily, fancy himself a villain.”

Tags : Alone Anger Appreciation Celebrity Communication Conscience Famous Fancy Friendship Hate Haters Illusion Infamous Insecurity Introvert Loneliness Opinions Of Others Paranoia Perception Popularity Psychology Psychopath Relationship Revenge Seclusion Sociopath Vengeance Victim
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

200. “How is it that some celebrities, whom the average person would believe to have all the popularity a human being could want, still admit to feeling lonely? It is quite naive to assume that popularity is the remedy for loneliness. Loneliness does not necessarily equal physical solitude, it is the inability to be oneself and rightfully represented as oneself.”

Tags : Attention Being Yourself Celebrities Emotional Facade Fame Fortune Human Inability Introvert Libel Loneliness Lonely Misconception Misrepresentation Misrepresented Misunderstood Naive Physical Popularity Psychological Remedy Slander Solitude
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy