They say that loneliness isn’t as beautiful as some people think it to be. However, if you have a positive approach towards life, even loneliness will turn into solitude.
Loneliness doesn’t always represent sadness and sorrow. It can also mean quietness and tranquility. If your state of mind is only getting more vulnerable with every passing moment, it’s time to let go of everything and start over. Even desolation is a part and parcel of our lives; it makes us stronger and braver. Of course, it’s never easy being alone. The quotes here are only going to tell you how you can change that, and help you deal with the emotional upheavel if any.
Famous Quotes on Being Alone
“He alone is great and happy who requires neither to command nor to obey in order to secure his being of some importance in this world.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“It is better to travel alone than with a bad companion.”
– African Proverb
“If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t try to be right.”
– Jules Renard
“There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.”
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
“A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.”
We’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
“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
– Henry David Thoreau
“To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone.”
– Suzanne Gordon
“To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.”
– Charles Caleb Colton
“Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn’t find anyone to talk to.”
– Alain de Botton
“For whoever is lonely there is a tavern.”
– Georg Trakl
“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
“The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.”
– Mark Twain
“Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.”
– Thomas Browne
“No more truth. Bells ring no more in me. I am all alone singly. Lonely rests my head. O my God! I am dead.”
– Jose Garcia Villa
“The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.”
– Pearl S. Buck
“Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice-cold and lonely as the North Pole.”
– Vicki Baum
“I think I’d do better on my own, no friends, no fights, just me alone.”
“Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.”
– Christopher Morley
Inspirational Quotes about Loneliness
People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in.
– Margaret Cho
It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world’s progress has come out of such loneliness.
– Bruce Barton
If love is universal, no one can be left out.
– Deepak Chopra
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
– Dag Hammarskjold
When everyone leaves you it’s loneliness you feel, when you leave everyone else it’s solitude.
– Alfred Polgar
A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
– Rachel Naomi Remen
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
– Henry Rollins
These quotes about being alone will definitely help you start a new phase of your life, where there will be no place for tears and regret. Tough times teach us lessons and it is only these lessons we should take ahead in life, not the baggage that comes with them. Use these quotes to motivate yourself whenever you feel like giving up!