Better Off Alone Sayings and Quotes

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


No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.     

Gautama Buddha

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

Elizabeth Gilbert

One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.

Shannon L. Alder

He succeeded in being considered totally uninteresting. People left him alone. And that was all he wanted.     

Patrick Süskind

Better be alone than in bad company.

Thomas Fuller

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

Helen Keller

There is a certain strength in being alone.

Heather Duffy Stone

Every time my dreams threaten to become reality, something always happens and I end up alone.

Jane Green

Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.

Charlotte Eriksson

Everybody is a stranger, but that's the danger in going my own way.     

John Mayer

I'd never chosen to be alone, but that was the way things had turned out, and I'd grown used to it.     

Sebastian Faulks

Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unecessary as when you were alone.

Michael Bassey Johnson

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

Henry Rollins

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

Wayne Dyer

The things one experiences alone with oneself are very much stronger and purer.     

Eugene Delacroix

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

If you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.

Richard Yates

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

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

Wendy Wasserstein

That was the thing about being alone, in theory or in principle. Whatever happened-good, bad, or anywhere in between-it was always, if nothing else, all your own.     

Sarah Dessen

Being alone onstage is like legalized insanity.

Robin Williams

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

Germaine Greer

Life is too precious to waste it with the wrong person. You're better off alone until the right one comes along.

Tony Gaskins

One's better off alone, and yet there are so many things that are impossible to fathom on one's own. In fact it's a terrible business and the task is a hard one.     

Claude Monet

The world is my oyster. The road is my home. And I know that I'm better off Alone.

Ani DiFranco

If people let other people alone, people would be better off. It's always people that screw things up for people anyway.

Nora Roberts

The best part about being alone is that you really don't have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.

Justin Timberlake

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

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

It is good to be alone, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult should be one more reason to do it.     

Rainer Maria Rilke