Single Life Sayings and Quotes

Sometimes living your best life means living the single life. There are perks to being a party of one. You are free to do whatever you want — from practicing self care, or traveling on a whim, to staying out as late as you please. Below you’ll find a curated collection of the best, wisest, and humorous single life quotes.


Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.     

Marcus Aurelius

When I went out or met people at parties, I fielded questions like ‘You seem normal...why are you still single?’ which made me feel like I had to defend myself just for showing up.     

Jennifer Taitz

A committed relationship seemed simpler than the nightmare in my mind—I was an outlier, fodder for a mix of gossip and pity. I was tired of watching other people travel to Thailand and expand their families via social media as I lay in bed alone in my studio apartment with an old laptop and a bad internet connection.      

Jennifer Taitz

Keep both heart and hand in your own possession, till you see good reason to part with them; and if such an occasion should never present itself, comfort your mind with this reflection: that, though in single life your joys may not be very many, your sorrows, at least, will not be more than you can bear.     

Anne Bronte

The single woman is a free woman, and being single does not mean being alone - it means being free to have a relationship or not. This can be scary, but it's also very interesting.     

Monica Bellucci

Being a single woman is like going off to war.     

Zoe Lister-Jones

So many people think being single is the end of something, but it's really a beginning - a good beginning.     

Lauren London

You're born single, you die single, but why not being in a relationship is some special 'single' status, I don't understand. Life is less stress being single, I have to admit.     

Bipasha Basu

A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd half of a pair of scissors.     

Benjamin Franklin

A single life is doubtless preferable to a married one, where prudence and affection do not accompany the choice; but where they do, there is no terrestrial happiness equal to the married state.     

Wellins Calcott

When you are your own best friend, you don't endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources because you realize that the only approval and validation you need is your own.     

Mandy Hale

Being single doesn't mean you're weak. It means you're strong enough to wait for what you deserve.     

Niall Horan

I love being single. It's almost like being rich.     

Sue Grafton

There was no singles problem until singles got so single-minded that they stopped wasting time with anyone ineligible.      

Judith Martin

When my bed is empty, Makes me feel awful mean and blue. My springs are getting rusty, Living single like I do.     

Bessie Smith

The thing about being single is, you should cherish it. Because, in a week, or a lifetime, of being alone, you may only get one moment. One moment, when you're not tied up in a relationship with anyone. A parent, a pet, a sibling, a friend. One moment, when you stand on your own. Really, truly single. And then... It's gone.     

Alice, How to Be Single

Being single has definitely given me a new lease of life.     

Mollie King

Being single is only sad if you have a problem with your own company. I'm content with mine.     

Olga Kurylenko

There is a "myth" or an erroneous conception of singleness. As a matter of fact, people do not have a "singleness problem." They have an entirely different problem called "being single."     

Myles Munroe

Why was everyone treating single life as the prologue to marriage instead of a wildly beautiful adventure all its own?     

Mandy Hale

Being happily single doesn't mean you've sworn off love. It doesn't mean you're ready to sign a life-time oath of singleness, or that you've given up the hope of finding your happy ending. It simple means that you're determined to have a happy everything.     

Mandy Hale

Single life is the training ground; it is imperative that you are training the right way.     

Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

He was a bachelor who wouldn't allow any woman to tie him down. He said he preferred to be handcuffed instead.      

Daytona

A single woman, with a narrow income, must be a ridiculous, disagreeable old maid! the proper sport of boys and girls, but a single woman, of good fortune, is always respectable, and may be as sensible and pleasant as any body else.     

Emma Woodhouse, "Emma"

She was conflicted, longing for a closeness that she could only find with someone whom she knew well, yet craving a new world where no one even knew her name.     

Kristie May 

I would be married, but I’d have no wife, I would be married to a single life.     

Charles Bukowski

Someone told me the other day that he felt bad for single people because they are lonely all the time. I told him that’s not true I’m single and I don’t feel lonely. I take myself out to eat, I buy myself clothes. I have great times by myself. Once you know how to take care of yourself company becomes an option and not a necessity.     

Keanu Reeves

Single and Waiting? Single and Wishing? Single and Worrying? Single and Wasting? Stop it. Single and Learning. Single and Living. Single and Loving. Single and Laughing. Start it.     

Ike Ekwueme

Being single is like a post-apocalyptic wasteland where it's every man for himself.      

Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother 

Maybe I'm just meant to be single. Whatever. Love is overrated.     

Corri, Holliston