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Lonely Quotes For When You Feel Like No One Gets You

Hey, you’re not alone! Read these loneliness quotes to help you invite happiness back in.

These uplifting lonely quotes will help you cope with the feeling of loneliness and isolation.

Nobody wants to be alone. Being humans, we are wired to be social, and these quotes about loneliness are all about that.

Lonely Quotes When You Feel Like No One Gets You

1. “The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Lonely Quotes When You Feel Like No One Gets You
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2. “A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.” — Mandy Hale

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3. “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” — Michel de Montaigne

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4. “People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.” ― Kim Culbertson

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5. “Sometimes you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself.” – Anonymous

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6. “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.” – Robin William

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

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8. “Sometimes you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone to experience, appreciate, and love yourself.” – Robert Tew

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9. “Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.” – Anonymous

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10. “Sometimes you have to stand alone. Just to make sure you still can.” – Anonymous

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However, the fact is that you can’t always be around people. There are times when you need to sit all by yourself and reflect on your life or just enjoy your alone time.

Being alone does not necessarily mean that you should be lonely. Being alone gives you the chance to discover yourself. It allows you to learn things about yourself and know yourself better.

Being alone can also be good for your mental health because it can allow you to be more relaxed. It is good to be with the people you love and who love you back, but being alone is good for you too.

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and uplifting lonely quotes and lonely sayings, collected over the years from a variety of sources. Enjoy!

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11. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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12. “Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.” —Pearl Buck

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13. “A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and 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

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14. “It is better to be lonely than allow people who are not going anywhere keep you from your destiny.” – Joel Osteen

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15. “Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose.” – Guillermo Maldonado

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16. “When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death – ourselves.” – Eda J. LeShan

17. “If you are alone, you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion, you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct, and if you have more than one companion, you will fall more deeply into the same plight.” – Leonardo da Vinci

18. “It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something.”- Anonymous

19. “I like being alone. I have control over my own shit. Therefore, in order to win me over, your presence has to feel better than my solitude. You’re not competing with another person, you’re competing with my comfort zones.” – Horacio Jones

20. “There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone.”- M.W Poetry

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21. “Some people can’t stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I’m a regular talking machine. It’s all or nothing for me.” – Celine Dion
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22. “The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.” – Justin Timberlake

23. “Being alone & actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.” – Kourtney Kardashian

24. “As I get older I’m more and more comfortable being alone.” – Sienna Miller
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25. “Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.” ― Douglas Coupland

26. “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ― Maya Angelou

27. “All great and precious things are lonely.” ― John Steinbeck

28. “When I get lonely these days, I think: So Be lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

29. “Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you’ll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.” ― Janet Fitch

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

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

32. “I’m not much but I’m all I have.” –Philip K. Dick

33. “If you smile when you are alone then you really mean it.” –Andy Rooney

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

35. “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

36. “I’m not much but I’m all I have.” ― Philip K Dick

37. “A broken relationship can make you feel more lonely than when you were single.” –

38. “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

39. “There’s nothing abnormal about loneliness.” –Paula Stokes

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

41. “I’m fascinated with myself and love hearing the sound of my own voice. I’d like to hear what I have to say. A lot of people don’t like being alone because they truly don’t like themselves but I love me.” –Gene Simmons

42. “My inspirations are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.”–Enrique Iglesias
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43. “Tore up my heart and shut it down. Nothing to do, nowhere to be. A simple little kind of free. Nothing to do, no one but me, and that’s all I need. I’m perfectly lonely.” –John Mayer

44. “The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.” –Henrik Ibsen

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45. “All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.” –Jean de La Bruyère

46. “Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.” – Anonymous

47. “Lonely hours is the best time of life, because it’s the only time I share my deepest secrets with the most trusted person in the world, MYSELF.” – Anonymous

48. “Life is ever easy for those who dream.” –

49. “Never search your happiness in others, it will make you feel alone. Search it in yourself, you will feel happy even when you are left alone.” –

50. “It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.” – George Washington

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51. “I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

52. “If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.” – Sharon Salzberg

53. “The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.”
Mitch Albom

54. “Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.” – Martha Beck

55. “It’s weird to feel like you miss someone you’re not even sure you know.” ― David Foster Wallace

56. “In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.” – Laurence Sterne

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57. “The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all.” ― Deb Caletti

58. “When everything is lonely I can be my best friend.” – Conor Oberst

59. “My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.” ― Khalil Gibran

60. “Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.” – Erma Bombeck

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61. “I had been alone more than I could have been had I gone by myself.”― Sylvia Plath

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62. “I am lonely, sometimes, but I dare say it’s good for me…”― Louisa May Alcott

63. “The worst thing about loneliness is that it brings one face to face with oneself.”― Mary Balogh

64. “You’ll end up living a lonely life if you’re waiting around for perfect.”― Samantha Young

65. “It’s only natural to feel lonely after the enjoyable moments pass. But as you experience new joys those feelings of sorrow will start to fade.”― Mizu Sahara

66. “I’ve noticed that loneliness gets stronger when we try to face it down, but gets weaker when we simply ignore it.”― Paulo Coelho

67. “You do not have to be alone. The world never inflicts loneliness upon us. That is something we choose or reject by ourselves.”― Darren Shan

68. “Sometimes being surronded by everyone is the loneliest, because you’ll realise you have no one to turn to.”― Soraya

69. “Throwing herself into learning helped Miri ignore the painful chill of solitude around her.”― Shannon Hale

70. “What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.”― Dag Hammarskjöld

71. “You never walk alone. Even the devil is the lord of flies.”― Gilles Deleuze
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72. “Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone.”― Marty Rubin

73. “She understood how a world jammed with phones, email, and faxes could still leave you feeling utterly alone.”― Jodi Picoult

74. “People run away to be alone,’ he said. Some people had to be alone.”― William Trevo

75. “Loneliness is painful. But suffering is not wrong in and of itself. It’s part of the human experience, and in a way brings us closer to all people.”― Juliette Fay

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76. “I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.” – Henry Rollins
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77. “Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”– Anonymous

78. “We need solitude, because when we’re alone, we’re free from obligations, we don’t need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.” – Tamim Ansary

79. “Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude.” – Paul Tillich

80. “We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly – spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.”– Susan L. Taylor

81. “A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.”– Bertrand Russell

82. “You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.” – Amit Ray

83. “Solitude is the beginning of all freedom.”– William Orville Douglas

84. “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” – Maya Angelou

85. “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
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86. “No one is ever alone and silence does not equate defeat.” – Joan Ambu

87. “Solitude is independence.” – Herman Hesse

88. “Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.” – Charlotte Eriksson

89. “Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.”– Paul Brunton

90. “Pray that your loneliness may spur into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.” – Dag Hammarskjold

91. “Make the time to be alone. Your best ideas live within solitude.” – Robin Sharma

92. “Don’t fear solitude: If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. But don’t get too attached to it – it may become an addiction.” – Paulo Coelho

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

94. “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

95. “I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel alone.”– Robin Williams

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96. “The world is a beautiful place to be, the seasons, the people and everything that makes up living. No one deserves to be lonely in this beautiful world, that’s just so dark and ugly.” – Unknown

97. “Lonely was much better than alone.” –Toni Morrison

98. “Be willing to let people in because the room called loneliness is one that can only open from the inside, if you don’t grab the doorknob, the door will forever stay shut.” – Unknown

99. “I’m all alone but I’m not lonely.” – Haruki Murakami

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

101. “If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre

102. “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

103. “All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.” ― Blaise Pascal

104. “Loneliness becomes an acid that eats away at you.” – Haruki Murakami

105. “I’m learning a lot about myself being alone and doing what I’m doing.” – Chantal Kreviazuk

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106. “Loneliness should not deprive you of the full human experience, live and love fully. Give yourself the chance to experience all that entails life.” – Unknown

107. “Even in the loneliest moments I have been there for myself.” – Sanober Khan

108. “There’s a limit to how strong you can be, everyone breaks when it comes to isolation because no one is stronger than loneliness, it breaks you beyond repair.” – Unknown

109. “People run away to be alone he said. Some people had to be alone.” –William Trevor

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

111. “I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” ― Henry David Thoreau

112. “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

113. “Don’t feel alone, because there is always someone out there who loves you more than you can imagine.” ― Anurag Prakash Ray

114. “I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

115. “We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.” –Albert Schweitzer

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116. “Being lonely is not being alone, you can be in a big crowd of people and still feel lonely despite it.” – Unknown

117. “Being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life.” – Michael Josephson

118. “It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.” – Marilyn Monroe

119. “There is a certain strength in being alone.” – Heather Duffy Stone

120. “I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” – Hunter S. Thompson

121. “It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us.” – K.T. Jong

122. “There are two kinds of loneliness:
one you feel you are all alone;
the other you feel in a crowded room,
when you realize you are the only person who knows what it’s like to be you.” – Atticus

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

124. “If you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.” – Richard Yates

125. “For fear you will be alone, you do so many things that aren’t you at all.” – Richard Brautigan

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126. “In all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.”― Carl Sagan

127. “Loneliness is like being the only person left alive in the
universe, except that everyone else is still here.”― Simon Van Booy

128. “To be alone with yourself is to be alone. To be in the company of others is to be alone together. The only time you are not alone is when you forget yourself and reach out in love — the lines of self blur, and just for a wild, flickering moment you experience the miracle of other. And now you know the secret.”― Vera Nazarian

129. “There were people everywhere but no one was mine, and I was no one’s.”― Gregory Maguire

130. “Loneliness is a state of feeling that can be changed.
People may still feel lonely even among the crowd.”― Toba Beta

131. “Anyone who knows how scary it is to be alone, can’t help loving others.” ~Rin Sohma”― Natsuki Takaya

132. “Loneliness is the prison of the human spirit. When we are lonely, we pace back and forth in small, shut-in worlds.”― John Joseph Powell

133. “The worst kind of loneliness in the world is isolation that comes from being misunderstood. It can make people lose their grasp on reality.”― Shyza Chaudhry

134. “The sun loved me again when it saw that the stars would not abandon me.”― Jenim Dibie

135. “Loneliness Ends With Love.”― Al Lerner
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136. “There were people everywhere on the city street, but the stranger could not have been more alone if it were empty.”― Markus Zusak

137. “We’ve got a bond in common, you and I. We are both alone in the world.”― Daphne du Maurier

138. “Half of the time I don’t know what they’re talking about; their jokes seem to relate to a past that everyone but me has shared. I’m a foreigner in the world and I don’t understand the language.”― Jean Webster

139. “Eventually, we all end up alone.”― Ally Carter

140. “It had filled my time – given me quiet, steadfast company with those characters, who did not exist and never would, but somehow made me feel less … alone.”― Sarah J. Maas

141. “He says he’s lonely, horribly lonely because of this love he feels for her. She says she’s lonely too. She doesn’t say why.”― Marguerite Duras

142. “There are people who like to be alone without feeling lonely at all.”― Toba Beta

143. “I learned that day that there is no more lonely state than being in a lonely marriage.”― Julie Metz

144. “I don’t know why I still feel this pit in my stomach whenever I get a moment to think. I know what the pit is, too; I feel lonely. But I’m not alone, I keep telling myself.”― Pittacus Lore

145. “Forgiving, that’s what she is, and lonely. A person can forgive a lot if they need the company.”― Ali Land

Lonely quotes to enlighten you

146. “I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get.”― Charles Bukowski
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147. “When you are lonely for a while don’t get restless, if you had born alone, you are going to die alone then for sometime you can certainly live alone.”― Amit Kalantri

148. “I was lonely. I felt it deeply and permanently, that this state of being on my own might never disappear. But I welcomed the lonliness, which had everything to do with being anonymous. It’s never lonliness that nibbles away at a person’s insides, but not having room inside themselves to be comfortably alone.”― Rachel Sontag

149. “You can’t feel lonely if there’s no one else around.” – Yamaguchi Kenji

150. “I felt like a kid standing in the world’s greatest video arcade without any quarters, unable to do anything but walk around and watch the other kids play.”― Ernest Cline

151. “The Internet is for lonely people. People should live.”― Charlton Heston

152. “I did not know I was lonely, she thought, until I was no longer alone.”― Katherine Arden

153. “Hanging with people who make you feel unappreciated, for the mere sake of appearing to be popular, is the loneliest place to be.”― Ellen J. Barrier

154. “Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unecessary as when you were alone.”― Michael Bassey Johnson

155. “All these people moving through life, all around me, and no one, not a single person, knows what I’m going through.”― Lee Thompson

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

157. “Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.” –Joss Whedon

158. “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

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

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

161. “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

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

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

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

165. “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

More lonely quotes and sayings

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

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

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

169. “We live as we dream–alone…. “–Joseph Conrad

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

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

172. “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

173. “Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self.” –May Sarton

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

175. “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

Which of these lonely quotes resonated with you best?

It’s okay to be alone since loneliness has the power to make you stronger. Remember, some of the greatest inventions and innovations were made by scientists when they were alone.

Hopefully, the above quotes will help you get the inspiration you need when you feel like you are all alone and that no one gets you. Did you enjoy these “lonely” quotes collection. Which of the quotes was your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below.

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  1. Jami

    September 21, 2019 at 1:11 PM

    Number 6 say it was “Robin William” who said that. Well I was wondering, if that was maybe a typo? And it’s supposed to be say Robin Williams as in the late actor/comedian who is no longer with us. And who i believe also died by taking his own life, may he rest in peace. so it jus seems too big a coincidence that there’d be a quote about being lonely by someone with such a similar name. But stranger things hav happened…

    If it was him, I’m sad he felt that way…

    • Mona

      September 27, 2019 at 9:51 PM

      Lot of ppl have that problem because person whom you are do not enjoy similarities and do not respect differences .

  2. Karen

    May 13, 2019 at 7:16 PM

    I needed all of this. Thank you you have no idea how much you’ve helped me.

    • Kelly Gunsalus

      August 27, 2019 at 12:36 PM

      This is absolutely how I am. It’s so refreshing to read these words. I am in a great place inside of myself because these words are impeccable and absolutely necessary.

    • Mona

      September 27, 2019 at 9:54 PM

      Loneliness is a space in human and lot of us have to go through this which is very sad . When no one can fill that space and world has over population I don’t understand why I m so lonely .

  3. ness

    February 27, 2019 at 1:38 AM

    Thank you for this ♥️

  4. Krishna

    January 5, 2019 at 2:30 AM

    Great quotes.I loved all.Thanks for sharing.

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