In this brief blog post, we have compiled a list of loneliness quotes which you may be able to relate through when feeling lonely.

10 Loneliness quotes

1. Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. –Helen Keller

2. When we truly realize that we are all alone is when we need others the most. –Ronald Anthony Cross

3. If you are afraid of being lonely don’t try to be right. –Jules Renard

4. The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart and all they can do is stare blankly. –F. Scott Fitzgerald

5. Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate. –Germaine Greer

6. This world that I live in is empty and cold. The loneliness cuts me and tortures my soul. –Waylon Jennings

7. Until you get comfortable with being alone you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness. –Mandy Hale

8. Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for great enough to die for. –Dag Hammarskjold

9. Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner no matter what they tell you it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before and people continue to disappoint them. –Jodi Picoult

10. Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony. –Douglas Coupland

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11. Life is full of misery loneliness and suffering—and it’s all over much too soon. –Woody Allen

12. The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. –Mother Theresa

13. Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there. –Joss Whedon

14. If you’re lonely when you’re alone you’re in bad company. –Jean-Paul Sartre

15. Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man. –Thomas Wolfe

16. Yes there is joy fulfillment and companionship—but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering. –Sylvia Plath

17. When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you that’s when I think life is over. –Audrey Hepburn

18. All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart. –Tahereh Mafi

19. Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other. –John Steinbeck

20. We live as we dream–alone…. –Joseph Conrad

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21. Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I’m most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me. –Anne Hathaway

22. If one’s different one’s bound to be lonely. –Aldous Huxley

23. A great fire burns within me but no one stops to warm themselves at it and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke. –Vincent van Gogh

24. It would be too easy to say that I feel invisible. Instead I feel painfully visible and entirely ignored. –David Levithan

25. I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes and felt it in others–young clerks in the dusk wasting the most poignant moments of night and life. –F. Scott Fitzgerald

26. I’m not much but I’m all I have. –Philip K. Dick

27. I realize for the first time how very lonely I’ve been in the arena. How comforting the presence of another human being can be. –Suzanne Collins

28. It’s weird to feel like you miss someone you’re not even sure you know. David Foster Wallace

I was always holding onto people and they were always leaving. –Lili St. Crow

29. Some nights are made for torture or reflection or the savoring of loneliness. –Poppy Z. Brite

30. If a man cannot understand the beauty of life it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him. –Criss Jami

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31. Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self. –May Sarton

32. My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. –Ursula K. Le Guin

33. The pain of being alone is completely out of this world isn’t it? I don’t know why but I understand your feelings so much it actually hurts. –Masashi Kishimoto

34. Depression on my left Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well. –Elizabeth Gilbert

35. Loneliness leads to nothing good, only detachment. And sometimes the people who most need to reach out are the people least capable of it. –Jane Espenson

36. My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues. –Kahlil Gibran

37. Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help. –Criss Jami

38. I think there is a price to being alone and there is a price to being in a relationship. It all depends on which price you want to pay – but none of them are free. –Lonny Price

39. Loneliness becomes an acid that eats away at you. –Haruki Murakami

40. Deep down the young are lonelier than the old. –Anne Frank


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41. What loneliness is more lonely than distrust? –George Eliot

42. Over time loneliness gets inside you and doesn’t go away. –Carlos Ruiz Zafón

43. Lonely was much better than alone. –Toni Morrison

44. To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend. –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

45. Loneliness in a crowd of people was the worst kind of loneliness but she couldn’t help it. –Lauren Kate

46. I believe in whatever gets you through the night. Night is the hardest time to be alive. For me anyway. It lasts so long and four a.m. knows all my secrets. –Poppy Z. Brite

47. Eternity is a long time to spend alone without others of your kind. –Cassandra Clare

49. The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone. –Mitch Albom

50. Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. –Henry Rollins

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51. If you smile when you are alone then you really mean it. –Andy Rooney

52. That’s love: Two lonely persons keep each other safe and touch each other and talk to each other. –Rainer Maria Rilke

53. What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be. –Ellen Burstyn

54. You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone. –Amit Ray

55. Because once alone it is impossible to believe that one could ever have been otherwise. Loneliness is an absolute discovery. Marilynne Robinson

56. Even in the loneliest moments I have been there for myself. –Sanober Khan

57. I barely noticed loneliness anymore; it was my normal condition by necessity if not by nature. –Rachel Hartman

58. I’m all alone but I’m not lonely. –Haruki Murakami

59. If I could always read I should never feel the want of company. –George Gordon Byron

60. I am lonely sometimes but I dare say it’s good for me… Louisa May Alcott


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61. I was trained to turn loneliness into laziness. –Bill Callahan

62. I need the pain of loneliness to make my imagination work. –Orhan Pamuk

63. Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone. –Marty Rubin

64. People run away to be alone he said. Some people had to be alone. –William Trevor

65. There’s a special quality to the loneliness of dusk, a melancholy more brooding even than the night’s. –Ed Gorman

66. Yes after all this by now was his customary loneliness: there was little else he desired for the present than the hospitality of the dark. –Walter de la Mare

67. It is better to be alone than in bad company. –George Washington

68. I tell you loneliness is the thing to master. Courage and fear love death are only parts of it and can easily be ruled afterwards. If I make myself master my own loneliness there will be peace or safety: and perhaps these are the same. –Martha Gellhorn

69. Why be crying fearful lonely when you have the whole universe? Be still listen to your heart breathe and know you need nothing. –Jay Woodman

70. I’ve always loved the night when everyone else is asleep and the world is all mine. It’s quiet and dark—the perfect time for creativity. –Jonathan Harnisch

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71. I was not unhappy. I wanted to be with someone. But it didn’t trouble me that I was alone. –André Aciman

72. We isolated ourselves because it hurt less. –Jodi Picoult

73. Kill the loneliness by being with yourself all alone. –Vikrmn Corpkshetra

74. If you find yourself in the middle of nowhere allow your mind to go everywhere. –Jenim Dibie

75. It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone. –Marilyn Monroe

76. I don’t want to be alone I want to be left alone. –Audrey Hepburn

77. Sometimes it’s better to be alone no one can hurt you that way. –Tinku Razoria

78. Sometimes I think that my own company is more suitable for me than if I were around others. Because of the person that I am. –Kyle Labe

79. Find company within yourself and you’ll never spend a day alone. Find love within yourself and you’ll never have a lonely day. –Connor Chalfant

80. None of us are really alone as long as we’re lonely. –Maggie Stiefvater

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81. He would be lonely all his life. But a man took it for his share and went on. –Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

82. There’s nothing abnormal about loneliness. –Paula Stokes

83. Turn your loneliness into singing and praying and you shall realize that you are never alone at all –Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

84. If I can teach myself the art of loneliness then perhaps the art of writing will come more easily to me. –Nell Stevens

85. Even in an empty room we are never alone. –Wayne Gerard Trotman

86. No one is ever alone and silence does not equate defeat. –Joan Ambu

87. It is good to be alone for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult should be one more reason to do it. –Rainer Maria Rilke

88. You better go alone than with negative people! –Israelmore Ayivor

89. If you want to miss your crown follow the crowd. If you want to wear the crown go alone and be yourself. –Israelmore Ayivor

90. An overcrowded world is the ideal place in which to be lonely. –Brian W. Aldiss

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91. Loneliness teaches and shows you the real and unreal and such things that one can never understand and even imagine living with others. –Ehsan Sehgal

92. I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone. –Rainer Maria Rilke

93. I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does. –Henry Rollins

94. We must become so alone so utterly alone that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome we are no longer alone for we find that our innermost self is the spirit that it is God the indivisible. And suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the world yet undisturbed by its multiplicity for our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being. –Hermann Hesse

95. Lonely people tend rather to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly. –David Foster Wallace

96. If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU to learn how strong you really are to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer deeper more vibrant and colorful YOU. –Mandy Hale

97. I am alone I thought and they are everybody. –Fyodor Dostoyevsky

98. I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long I will stay with you. If you need the medication again go ahead and take it—I will love you through that as well. If you don’t need the medication I will love you too. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me. –Elizabeth Gilbert

99. The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely. –Charlotte Brontë

100. How we need another soul to cling to. –Sylvia Plath

The loneliness quotes we have may help you if you feel like you need some inspiration to get out of the loneliness loop.

If you suffer from anxiety, loneliness or even depression and are under 18 then the CAMHS service by the NHS may be able to help you.

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