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Quotes About Being Alone

Quotes About Being Alone

1. 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


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


3. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.-Henry David Thoreau


4. I think it’s good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.-Amy Sedaris


5. It is better to be alone than in bad company.-George Washington

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6. People who cannot bear to be alone are generally the worst company.-Albert Guino


7. Solitude is a chosen separation for refining your soul. Isolation is what you crave when you neglect the first.-Wayne Cordeiro


8. Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.-Alice Koller


9. Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.-Elizabeth Gilbert


10. A man can be himself alone so long as he is alone 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 Schopenhaur


11. The trouble is not really in being alone, it’s being lonely. One can be lonely in the midst of a crowd, don’t you think?-Christine Feehan


12. 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


13. Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.-Octavio Paz


14. And if you couldn’t be loved, the next best thing was to be let alone.-L.M. Montgomery


15. 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


16. The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.-Mother Teresa


17. Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.-Dag Hammarskjold


18. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.-Helen Keller


19. When we truly realize that we are all alone is when we need others the most.-Ronald Anthony


20. All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.-Jean De La Bruyere


21. Being isolated at times doesn’t always mean that you want to distance yourself from others; it simply means that you need some space to see things clearly.-Wazim Shaw


22. I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.-Audrey Hepburn


23. Sometimes you just have to stand alone to make sure you still can.-Unknown Author


24. 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


25. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.-Ralph Waldo Emerson


26. It is far better to be alone than to wish you were.-Ann Landers


27. Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.-Thomas Browne


28. The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.-Justin Timberlake


29. I have a huge, active imagination, [and] I think I’m really scared of being alone; because if I’m left to my own devices, I’ll just turn into a madwoman.-Claire Danes


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