Alone & Lonley Quotes (186) Spiritual Sayings

===> Alone & Lonely Quotes, Intuitive Spiritual Quotations, Inspirational Affirmations and Motivational Sayings, Slogans from Awakening Intuition. A Collection of some of the best sayings offering words of wisdom to live by

Summary: Definition of Alone. Separate, apart, or isolated from others:  Single, solitary; unaccompanied, unattended. Alone, lone, lonely, lonesome all imply being without companionship or association. Lonely implies a sad or disquieting
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“It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.”
~ Marilyn Monroe

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“I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends, let fail all else.”
~ Joshua Slocum, Sailing Alone around the World

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“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, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

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“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
~ Gautama Buddha, Sayings Of Buddha

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“Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it."
~ John Green

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“Sometimes life is too hard to be alone, and sometimes life is too good to be alone.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

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“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, Dark Prince

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“But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.”
~ Mitch Albom, For One More Day

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“Alone, I often fall down into nothingness. I must push my foot stealthily lest I should fall off the edge of the world into nothingness. I have to bang my head against some hard door to call myself back to the body.”
~ Virginia Woolf, The Waves

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“Don’t try to hog loneliness and keep it all to yourself. Share it with a special someone.”
~ Jarod Kintz, The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.

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“I am lost without you. I am soulless, a drifter without a home, a solitary bird in a flight to nowhere. I am all these things, and I am nothing at all. This, my darling, is my life without you. I long for you to show me how to live again.”
~ Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

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

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The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.
~ Douglas Coupland

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I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.
~ Henry David Thoreau
 
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Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
~ Dag Hammarskjold

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

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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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I've also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
~ Yousuf Karsh

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Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.
~ Joseph Conrad

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I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.
~ Cyrano de Bergerac

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If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre

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It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
~ Albert Einstein

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It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me.
~ Jodie Foster

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Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely.
~ Mortimer Adler

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I 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

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All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
~ Blaise Pascal

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To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer

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Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss.
~ Guru Nanak

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The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
~ Albert Camus

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In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
~ Laurence Sterne

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We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
~ Maya Angelou

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We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
~ Tennessee Williams

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Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth.
~ Evelyn Waugh

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The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all.
~ Douglas Coupland

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

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At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.
~ Jean de la Bruyere

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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

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If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre

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An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
~ Henry Miller

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I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
~ Henry David Thoreau

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The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
~ Mark Twain

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All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
~ Paul McCartney

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The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.
~ Lorraine Hansberry

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Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.
~ Erma Bombeck

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

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The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside
~ Anne Frank

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As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
~ Maya Angelou

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Please, don't go. It's lonely. There's a hole in my head as big as the world and it's so very lonely...
~ Alan Moore

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People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.
~ Anton Chekhov

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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

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It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
~ Albert Einstein

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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 who make you feel all alone.
~ Robin Williams

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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

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There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.
~ Abraham ibn Ezra

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What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
~ George Eliot

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A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey's gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind.
~ John Cheever

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With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves.
~ Eric Hoffer

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Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd.
~ Margaret Thatcher

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The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
~ Tom Wolfe

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All great and precious things are lonely.
~ John Steinbeck

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it sure makes the rest of you lonely.
~ Charles M. Schulz

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Lonely people, in talking to each other can make each other lonelier.
~ Lillian Hellman

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I sit between my brother the mountain and my sister the sea. We three are one in loneliness, and the love that binds us together is deep and strong and strange.
~ Khalil Gibran

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Loneliness is the universal problem of rich people.
~ Joan Collins

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Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.
~ Joseph Conrad

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If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?
~ Judy Garland

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

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If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.
~ Jules Renard

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We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.
~ Albert Schweitzer

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I 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

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You and I share the same DNA. Is there anything more lonely than that?
~ Charlie Kaufman

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Be good and you will be lonely.
~ Mark Twain

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When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
~ Tennessee Williams

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There is much suffering in the world - physical, material, mental. The suffering of some can be blamed on the greed of others. The material and physical suffering is suffering from hunger, from homelessness, from all kinds of diseases. But the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, having no one. I have come more and more to realize that it is being unwanted that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.
~ Mother Teresa

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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

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It's getting to the point where I am no fun anymore, I am sorry. / Sometimes it hurts so badly I must cry out loud, ' I am lonely.' / I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are, you make it hard.
~ Stephen Stills

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Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One's relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain.
~ Elizabeth Bowen

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All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.
~ Carson McCullers

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In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.
~ Geoffrey Fisher

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It's a dismally lonely business, writing.
~ Toni Cade Bambara

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There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore.
~ James F. Cooper

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Freedom is a lonely battle, but if the United States doesn't lead it - sometimes imperfectly, but mostly with honor - who will?
~ Cal Thomas

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Most performers don't admit this, because it sounds negative and performers are not supposed to be negative, but when I was on the road, I was lonely.
~ Tom Glazer

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My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely.
~ Truman Capote

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Writing is a lonely business.
~ Sherman Alexie

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No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
~ Aristotle

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Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
~ Mother Teresa

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What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
~ Kurt Vonnegut

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Loneliness is the first thing which God's eye named not good.
~ John Milton

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No matter how lonely you get or how many birth announcements you receive, the trick is not to get frightened. There's nothing wrong with being alone.
~ Wendy Wasserstein

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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
~ Carson McCullers

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A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.
~ Charlie Chaplin

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The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.
~ Mason Cooley

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I've also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
~ Yousuf Karsh

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Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.
~ Eugene O'Neill

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I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
~ Pedro Almodovar

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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

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Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
~ Robert Frost

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One aged man - one man - can't fill a house.
~ Robert Frost

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When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.
~ Walter Scott

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The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.
~ Alice Walker

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you'll never be lonely if you learn to be friend your self
~ David Archuleta

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Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.
~ Vicki Baum

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Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude.
~ Maya Angelou

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Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination...
~ Mary Oliver

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

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No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Nobody likes being alone that much. I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all. It just leads to disappointment.
~ Haruki Murakami

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I don't go out of my way to make friends, that's all.
~ Haruki Murakami

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I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
~ Albert Einstein

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The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.
~ Norman Cousins

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

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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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The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.
~ Mark Twain

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We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Everything in-between is a gift.
~ Yul Brynner

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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

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No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.
~ Georges Bernanos

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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

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Alone, all alone Nobody, but nobody Can make it out here alone.
~ Maya Angelou

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They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.
~ Philip Sidney

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The individual has always to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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This world that I live in is empty and cold/the loneliness cuts me and tortures my soul.
~ Waylon Jennings

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Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
~ Honore de Balzac

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Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.
~ Martha Beck

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

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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

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Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
~ Bertrand Russell

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There's nothing wrong with being fired.
~ Ted Turner

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The worst thing about loneliness is that it brings one face to face with oneself.
~ Mary Balogh

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Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness except greed.
~ Thomas Harris

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

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The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.
~ Cyril Connolly

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I believe a lot of disease comes from anxiety, loneliness.
~ Tom Cochrane

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A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
~ George Bernard Shaw

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Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
~ Arthur C. Clarke

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The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.
~ Lois Lowry

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There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
~ Dante Alighieri

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

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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

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Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?
~ Haruki Murakami

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A person's heart withers if it does not answer another heart.
~ Pearl S. Buck

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To live as true children of God means to love our neighbour and to be close to those who are lonely and in difficulty
~ Pope Francis

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My prayer today is to not be negative about anything for one day. It is so easy to be disappointed, critical, cynical. Nothing is easier than to be a negative person. It takes effort to be hopeful and positive. People will say that you have to have a reason to be positive - what reason do the poor or lonely have to be positive? If we all waited for perfect conditions in our life before we felt hopeful, we would have very few days in life to celebrate. Perfection is rare. Hope means no matter how bleak, all things can and do change in the blink of an eye.
~ Caroline Myss

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Snuggle in God's arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out. let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power and love.
~ Kay Arthur

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It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.
~ Leo Buscaglia

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The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.
~ Dalai Lama

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I was feeling lonely without her, but the fact that I could feel lonely at all was consolation. Loneliness wasn't such a bad feeling. It was like the stillness of the pin oak after the little birds had flown off.
~ Haruki Murakami

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That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Heart is a lonely hunter with only one desire! To find some lasting comfort in the arms of anothers fire...driven by a desperate hunger to the arms of a neon light, the heart is a lonely hunter when there's no sign of love in sight!
~ Carson McCullers

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You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged. Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
~ Dale Carnegie

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At last my love has come along. My lonely days are over and life is like a song.
~ Etta James

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If you are lonely, please know you can find comfort. If you are discouraged, please know you can find hope. If you are poor in spirit, please know you can be strengthened. If you feel you are broken, please know you can be mended.
~ Jeffrey R. Holland

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Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
~ Winston Churchill

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Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way.
~ Edna Ferber

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arouse in the other person an eager want. He who can do this has the whole world with him. He who cannot walks a lonely way.
~ Dale Carnegie

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Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.
~ Henri Nouwen

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You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody's one and only.
~ Anne Frank

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A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are one planet. One of the great revelations of the age of space exploration is the image of the earth finite and lonely, somehow vulnerable, bearing the entire human species through the oceans of space and time.
~ Carl Sagan

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If you have a sick or lonely person at home, be there. Maybe just to hold a hand, maybe just to give a smile, that is the greatest, the most beautiful work.
~ Mother Teresa

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Writing, at its best, is a lonely life.
~ Ernest Hemingway

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My only relief is to sleep. When I'm sleeping, I'm not sad, I'm not angry, I'm not lonely, I'm nothing.
~ Jillian Medoff

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Its beautiful to be alone. To be alone does not mean to be lonely. it means the mind is not influenced and contaminated by society.
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Let us pray that the Church be holier and more humble, loving God by serving the poor, the lonely and the sick.
~ Pope Francis

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For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche.
~ Hermann Hesse

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He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
~ Louisa May Alcott

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Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
~ Chief Seattle

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When I was a younger man, art was a lonely thing. No galleries, no collectors, no critics, no money. Yet, it was a golden age, for we all had nothing to lose and a vision to gain. Today it is not quite the same. It is a time of tons of verbiage, activity, consumption. Which condition is better for the world at large I shall not venture to discuss. But I do know, that many of those who are driven to this life are desperately searching for those pockets of silence where we can root and grow. We must all hope we find them.
~ Mark Rothko

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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

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The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.
~ Frederick Buechner

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Even if it meant that she had failed, she was glad. And if what she'd wanted had been impossible from the start, still there was a certain lonely comfort in the fact that she'd known it was impossible and had gone ahead and done it anyway.
~ Donna Tartt

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It is really hard to be lonely very long in a world of words. Even if you don't have friends somewhere, you still have language, and it will find you and wrap its little syllables around you and suddenly there will be a story to live in.
~ Naomi Shihab Nye

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I know the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.
~ Ernest Hemingway

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From that moment on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again.
~ Betty Smith

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If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
~ Aldous Huxley

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The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all.
~ Deb Caletti

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We're all lonely for something we don't know we're lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we've never even met?
~ David Foster Wallace

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I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous man, the lonely soul, the wanderer, the restless frustrated artist, the man in love with love, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable
~ Henry Miller

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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

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She had become accustomed to being lonely. She was used to walking alone and to being considered 'different.' She did not suffer too much.
~ Betty Smith

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I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills When all at once I saw a crowd A host of golden daffodils Beside the lake beneath the trees Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
~ William Wordsworth

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The only thing that makes one an artist is making art. And that requires the precise opposite of hanging out; a deeply lonely and unglamorous task of tolerating oneself long enough to push something out.
~ David Rakoff

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