Belonging Sayings and Quotes

Humans are social creatures, which is why feeling connected to others is so important. Having a sense of belonging becomes even more imperative when we are going through tough times. No one thrives feeling isolated or alone. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes about belonging.


Before belonging to the world, you should belong to yourself, as only those who are not happy with their own existence search for it outside.     

Dr. Prem Jagyasi

Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.     

Brene Brown

Before, I wanted to say: "I found love!" But now, I want to say: "I found a person. And he belongs to me and I belong to him.     

C. JoyBell C.

When you get to a place where you understand that love and belonging, your worthiness, is a birthright and not something you have to earn, anything is possible.     

Brene Brown

When I’m with you, even my past seems like a bad dream,' he says. 'I’ve sat on this hill a hundred times, and all I used to see were lights that represented places where I wasn’t wanted, where I never belonged. Now, when you aren’t with me, I look east and know one of those lights represents you, and I don’t feel alone anymore.     

Katie McGarr

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.     

Maya Angelou

The really wonderful thing that happened to me when I was in space was this feeling of belonging to the entire universe.     

Mae Jemison

People inside of belonging systems are very threatened by those who are not within that group. They are threatened by anyone who has found their citizenship in places they cannot control.     

Richard Rohr

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.     

Mother Teresa

To me, it's that incredible sense of belonging and peace within your own self and heart that really is joy.     

Goldie Hawn

There is a reason the word belonging has a synonym for want at its center; it is the human condition.     

Jodi Picoult

I belong deeply to myself.     

Warsan Shire