"We enter the world alone, we leave alone, so it's better to be alone."
Almost all of us sometimes experience moments of loneliness. It is indeed a very common human emotion that is experienced by everyone at one time or the other. Loneliness can be both positive or negative. Sometimes, the loneliness that has been caused due to a broken heart, departure of a loved one, or any other trauma, disrupts the life of a person. Such a state of loneliness can seriously hamper the quality of life, if the person is unable to recover from it after a while. When this happens, the person voluntarily avoids human contact and prefers to be alone, without sharing his feelings or thoughts with others. This is negative loneliness and is not a very healthy state of existence. On the other hand, when an individual seeks solitude, at his own will, just to steal some soul moments for himself, to analyze his life, to rejuvenate the mind, unclog it with all mental clutters, that state of loneliness is very positive and enhances the quality of life.
If handled with maturity and a sense of awareness, solitude can be the best friend for a person. And it's not surprising that some of the best literature works have been written in complete solitude. For creative people, moments of solitude are the moments of supreme creativity. They can, without any disturbance, delve deep into the world of imagination. Just have a glimpse of what the nature poet William Wordsworth
said of his solitude in his wonderful poem, "Daffodils" ...
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crow
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine...
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
And loneliness, in essence, is a very relative concept. Sometimes, we're totally alone even when we're sitting in a group or talking to others. In fact, we all are alone and yet together. It is more of a question of emotional connectivity rather than physical presence. Nevertheless, loneliness is definitely a very difficult feeling to handle, often making us feel helpless.
Famous Alone Quotes
The attitude towards loneliness triggers positive thinking and generates motivation in the life of the individual. Insightful quotes, during times of loneliness, can reflect words of wisdom and can be a source of strength.
t's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
― Marilyn Monroe
ou cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
― Wayne Dyer
ittle do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
― Francis Bacon
ometimes you need to walk alone, just to show you can.
erhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
― Friedrich Nietzsche
e are rarely proud when we are alone.
ll of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
― Jean de la Bruyere
e're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
― Orson Welles
very man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
― Martin Luther
ne travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.
― Thomas Jefferson
he voice of life in me cannot reach the ear of life in you; but let us talk that we may not feel lonely.
― Kahlil Gibran
oneliness is the most terrible poverty.
― Mother Teresa
anguage ... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone, and the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.
― Paul Tillich
t is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is true of men as of dogs.
― Eric Hoffer
here are worse things than being alone but it often takes decades to realize this and most often when you do, it's too late and there's nothing worse than too late.
nside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
― Pearl Buck
esting oneself is best when done alone.
― Jimmy Carter
have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
― Henry David Thoreau
he whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
― Thomas Wolfe
Spiritual gurus always insist on spending some time daily, all alone so that we can be more aware about our life, and it has been found that such practices promote self-motivation and are good for self-improvement. It has to be understood that loneliness is not any defect, instead it's a very normal human emotion. Remember, it is a special enjoyment if chosen by yourself, so do make sure that you spend sometime alone to know yourself much better and to give your mind a break from the humdrum affairs of life!