Loner Sayings and Quotes

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

Being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.     

Charles Bukowski

Protagonists are always loners, almost by definition.     

Pauline Kael

One of the many advantages of being a loner is that often there's time to think, ponder, brood, meditate deeply, and figure things out to one's satisfaction.     

Andrea Seigel

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 Schopenhauer

People who want to be famous are really loners. Or they should be.     

Katharine Hepburn

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.     

Honoré de Balzac

If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.     

Jean-Paul Sartre

I am never less alone than when alone.     


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

Solitude matters, and for some people, it is the air that they breathe.     

Susan Cain

The faint whisper of rain and running water was still there and it had the same tender note of solitude and perfection.     

Tove Jansson

Reading requires a loner's temperament, a high tolerance for silence, and an unhealthy preference for the company of people who are imaginary or dead.     

David Samuels

It's the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world.     

Keanu Reeves

Those who understand the true nature of humanity are always loners.     

Dean Cavanagh

Alone is what I have. Alone protects me.     


Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don't find themselves at all.     

Rollo May

Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom.     

Laurence Sterne

Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.     

Albert Einstein

The best thinking has been done in solitude.     

Thomas A. Edison

Most of the time I played by myself. Even then I was a loner, and I have stayed a loner all my life. It can make a man seem a little distant or even aloof - but it has helped pull me through some tight spots and hard times.     

Roy Wilkins

A lot of times the characters I play tend to be kind of loners or they don't have best friends or best buddies.     

Michael Shannon

Don't be afraid to be a loner but be sure that you are correct in your judgement.     

Walter Schloss

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.     

Aldous Huxley

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

Wayne W. Dyer

Reading is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.     

Marcel Proust

I like silence; I'm a gregarious loner and without the solitude, I lose my gregariousness.     

Karen Armstrong

Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it.     

Deepak Chopra

The loner who looks fabulous is one of the most vulnerable loners of all.     

Anneli Rufus

Every kind of creative work demands solitude, and being alone, constructively alone, is a prerequisite for every phase of the creative process.     

Barbara Powell

To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world.     

Anthony Burgess