70 Loneliness Quotes to Comfort You When Feeling Sad

Have you ever navigated through periods of loneliness or seclusion? It’s crucial to remember that such experiences are integral parts of being human.

Everyone encounters instances where solitude seeps in, casting our world in shades of melancholy.

In these moments, our joys and sorrows often remain unexpressed and our dialogues tend to be internal and introspective.

While these bouts of isolation might initially seem daunting, it’s entirely possible to reframe them and find value in being alone.


A subtle shift in perspective, from perceiving these times as ‘loneliness’ to ‘solitude’, can unlock the hidden power of self-reflection, self-discovery and personal growth.

We’ve curated a collection of inspiring quotes on loneliness to support you on this journey of embracing solitude.

These thought-provoking words serve as a source of wisdom and solace, transforming your solitary moments from daunting to empowering.

Loneliness Quotes


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


Loneliness might be taking you towards an otherwise unreachable experience of reality. ~ Olivia Laing.

If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. ~ Paulo Coelho.

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

You are not alone. Trust me. ~ Paulo Coelho.

I’m a lion in a strange land. ~ Criss Jami.

I restore myself when I’m alone. ~ Marilyn Monroe.

Isolation is therapy. ~ Unknown.

Make the time to be alone. Your best ideas live within solitude. ~ Robin Sharma.

Remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within. ~ Epictetus.

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Keep in mind that to avoid loneliness, many people need both a social circle and an intimate attachment. Having just one of two may still leave you feeling lonely. ~ Gretchen Rubin.


Solitude is the beginning of all freedom. ~ William Orville Douglas.

We live in such a lonely world because most days we wake up and decide to marry no one but ourselves. ~ Christopher Poindexter.

Either give me more wine or leave me alone. ~ Rumi.

Best Loneliness Quotes

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


I am here for you. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh.

I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~ Andrew Wyeth.

Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude. ~ Paul Tillich.

Loneliness is such an omnipotent and painful threat to many persons that they have little conception of the positive values of solitude and even, at times, are frightened at the prospect of being alone. ~ Rollo May.

The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony. ~ Douglas Coupland.


If you can’t live alone, you were born a slave. ~ Fernando Pessoa.

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

By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear. ~ George Herbert.

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone. ~ Paul Tillich.

Sometimes being surrounded by everyone is the loneliest, because you’ll realize you have no one to turn to. ~ Soraya.


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

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

Famous Loneliness Quotes

The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. ~ Henrik Ibsen.

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

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.


You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with. ~ Wayne Dyer.

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

I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. ~ Oscar Wilde.

Loneliness is a tax we have to pay to atone for a certain complexity of mind. ~ Alain de Botton.

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


The ultimate power in life is to be completely self-reliant, completely yourself. ~ Robert Greene.

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

I might be alone, but I’m never lonely. ~ Megan Hart.

Wise Loneliness Quotes

There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone. ~ M.W Poetry.


Lonely is not being alone, it’s the feeling that no one cares. ~ Unknown.

You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone. ~ Amit Ray.

A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone. ~ Mandy Hale.

The pain of loneliness seems to be part of the mortal experience. But the Lord in His mercy has made it so that we need never deal with the challenges of mortality alone. ~ Sheri L. Dew.


All great and precious things are lonely. ~ John Steinbeck.

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust? ~ George Eliot

Sad Loneliness Quotes

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

It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

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


Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. ~ Mother Teresa.

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Love and compassion open our own inner life, reducing stress, distrust and loneliness. ~ Dalai Lama.

Because he accepts himself, the whole world accepts him. ~ Lao Tzu.

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


There’s nothing abnormal about loneliness. ~ Paula Stokes.

Loneliness is one thing, solitude another. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche.

Don’t feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. ~ Rumi.

Meaningful Loneliness Quotes

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

The price of being a sheep is boredom. The price of being a wolf is loneliness. Choose one or the other with great care. ~ Hugh MacLeod.


Do not allow your loneliness to lower your standards. ~ Daddy Dom.

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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

We feel alone, and in this we are connected. ~ Leo Babauta.

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.

There is something immaculate about loneliness which only lonely people can understand. ~ Munia Khan.


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

If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it. ~ Andy Rooney.

So these were the 70 quotes about Loneliness.

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