Being Lonely Sayings and Quotes

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


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

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

Germaine Greer

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.

Wayne Dyer

The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

The worst thing about loneliness is that it brings one face to face with oneself.

Mary Balogh

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

Douglas Coupland

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.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

Lois Lowry

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.

Henry Rollins

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich

At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.     

Brendan Behan

Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.     

Paulo Coelho

When I feel truly alone, with a sense of being lost, even empty inside, it is then I realize I have unknowingly moved away from God, so I move back.     

David L. Weatherford

We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.

Orson Welles

The 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

Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.

Joseph Conrad

Loneliness is not a fault but a condition of existence.     

Ivan Albright

It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world's progress has come out of such loneliness.     

Bruce Barton

Thirsty for attention is a cry of loneliness.     

Toba Beta

It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.

Marilyn Monroe

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

Dante

The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.

Mason Cooley

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

Joseph F. Newton

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.

Mark Twain

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

Charlotte Bront

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

Jules Renard

For whoever is lonely there is a tavern.

Georg Trakl

People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in.     

Margaret Cho

A lonely person is at home everywhere.     

Russian Proverb

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