Alone Sayings and Quotes

Solitude doesn't have to equal loneliness. While it can feel uncomfortable at first, going solo offers the opportunity to tune out distractions and rediscover yourself. Get in sync with the inner you with the list of wise and inspirational alone quotes below.


Language... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.     

Paul Tillich

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.     

Ellen Burstyn

I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau

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 better to be alone than in bad company.

George Washington

People who cannot bear to be alone are generally the worst company.

Albert Guino

Solitude is a chosen separation for refining your soul. Isolation is what you crave when you neglect the first.

Wayne Cordeiro

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

Alice Koller

Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.

Elizabeth Gilbert

A man can be himself alone so long as he is alone 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 Schopenhaur

The trouble is not really in being alone, it's being lonely. One can be lonely in the midst of a crowd, don't you think?

Christine Feehan

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

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

Octavio Paz

And if you couldn't be loved, the next best thing was to be let alone.

L.M. Montgomery

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

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

Mother Teresa

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.     

Dag Hammarskjold

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

When we truly realize that we are all alone is when we need others the most.

Ronald Anthony

All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.     

Jean De La Bruyere

Being isolated at times doesn't always mean that you want to distance yourself from others; it simply means that you need some space to see things clearly.

Wazim Shaw

I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone.

Audrey Hepburn

Sometimes you just have to stand alone to make sure you still can.     

Unknown Author

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

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is far better to be alone than to wish you were.

Ann Landers

Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.

Thomas Browne

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 have a huge, active imagination, [and] I think I'm really scared of being alone; because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman.

Claire Danes



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