Abandoned Sayings and Quotes

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


One response to feeling abandoned is to abandon yourself.     

Theodore Millon

Our stars are not where we last admired them. Our homes crumble and we don't know which place to long for.     

Ann Druyan

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

Alexandra Katehakis

A humankind abandoned in its earlier formative stage becomes its own greatest threat to survival.     

Maria Montessori

You have not been abandoned. You are never alone, except by your own choice.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no greater punishment than that of being abandoned to one's self.     

Pasquier Quesnel

Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.     

Megan Marie

Being abandoned or given up is the most devastating emotion we can cause in another human being.     

Gary Daivd Currie

Many times, though, when people feel as if The Uni-verse has abandoned them, the truth is that they have abandoned their dreams, and as a result they have abandoned The Uni-verse. What we think is being done TO US, we are actually doing TO ourselves. It's a totally crazy reversal that is true most of the time.      

Mastin Kipp

It was always himself that the coward abandoned first. After this all other betrayals came easily.     

Cormac Mccarthy

There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road.     

Kathi Appelt

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

Phoebe Stone

If love is universal, no one can be left out.     

Deepak Chopra

The feeling of abandonment overwhelmed me as I realised that no one had waited, or cared where I was.     

Emily Williams

They say that abandonment is a wound that never heals. I say only that an abandoned child never forgets.     

Mario Balotelli

It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.     

Rebecca West

Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.     

Pablo Neruda

The man abandoned by his friends, one after another, without just cause, will acquire, the reputation of being hard to please, changeable, ungrateful, unsociable.      

Joseph Roux

Being abandoned doesn't make for little angels.     

Margaret Way

The only thing worse than being abandoned is knowing that you're not even worth an explanation.     

unknown

Loss eventually arrives when something departs. Grief is working through both.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

To die is as if one's eyes had been put out and one cannot see anything any more. Perhaps it is like being shut in a cellar. One is abandoned by all. They have slammed the door and are gone. One does not see anything and notices only the damp smell of putrefaction.     

Edvard Munch

We shall never be abandoned by Heaven while we act worthy of its aid and protection.     

Samuel Adams

To feel abandoned is to deny the intimacy of your surroundings.     

David Whyte

Abandonment doesn't have the sharp but dissipating sting of a slap. It's like a punch to the gut, bruising your skin and driving the precious air from your body.     

Tayari Jones

Abandoning civil society will leave the enemy in control, not by victory but by default.     

Mike Klepper

Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.     

Emile Durkheim

Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters.     

Francisco Goya

The paralyzing fear of being lost is fed solely by the irrational fear that we will never be found.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

If we abandon the marriage, we abandon the family.     

Michael Enzi

Basic human contact - the meeting of eyes, the exchanging of words - is to the psyche what oxygen is to the brain. If you're feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can.     

Martha Beck

Race hate isn't human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature.     

Orson Welles

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.     

Pope John Paul II

The world is full of abandoned meanings. In the commonplace I find unexpected themes and intensities.     

Don DeLillo

A family ship will never sink until it is abandoned by its crew.     

Wes Fesler

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.     

Mother Teresa

Men are perfectly willing to abandon a woman but they refuse to be abandoned by her.     

Honoré de Balzac

The worst feeling is not being alone, it's being forgotten by someone you could not forget.     

Nishan Panwar

No one has ever abandoned a belief because he was forced to do so.     

Hillary Clinton

Hope never abandons you, you abandon it.     

George Weinberg

When you abandon making choices, you enter the vast world of excuses.     

Wayne W. Dyer

The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness.     

Brian A. McBride

The condition of being forgiven is self-abandonment. The proud man prefers self-reproach, however painful -because the reproached self isn't abandoned; it remains intact.     

Aldous Huxley

It sucks when you're being ignored by the only person you want attention from. It hurts getting absolutely no love from the only person you're in love with. It's sad when you get no conversation from the only one you want to talk to.     

Francine Chiar

He who is controlled by objects loses possession of his inner self: if he no longer values himself, how can he value others? If he no longer values others, he is abandoned. He has nothing left!     

Thomas Merton

To abandon oneself to principles is really to die – and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.      

Albert Camus