85 Loner Quotes For People Who Like to Spend Time Alone

A ‘Loner’ is a person who values independence and typically prefers isolation over interaction with others.

This word refers to those who not only have a strong feeling of self-sufficiency but also find satisfaction and pleasure in alone.

While this choice may be seen unfavorably in a culture that typically prioritizes extroversion it is critical to recognize that loners are not always antisocial or shy.

They just find comfort and renewal in their own company. These people often have deep interior lives and they use their alone time for reflection, artistic activities, or just to recharge.


They avoid unwanted social contacts not because they dislike people but because they prefer isolation.

The independence and self-reliance of a loner enable them to manage life on their own terms which frequently results in unique viewpoints and insights.

Their lifestyle choice may go against to conventional expectations but it may also show their self-awareness and emotional strength.

Top 10 Loner Quotes


People souls – perennial loners. They’re loners like stray stars. ~ Antoni Lange.

Protagonists are always loners, almost by definition. ~ Pauline Kael.

To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world. ~ Anthony Burgess.

Surfing is real private. It’s a solo, loner sport. ~ Robert Englund.

A creation of importance can only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child of solitude. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Seclusion is the price of greatness. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda.


Animal lovers often tend to be misanthropes or loners, and so they transfer their affection to the creature in their control. ~ Paul Theroux.

I am a loner by nature, and then I’m a writer, which makes me twice a loner. ~ Gustavo Perez Firmat.

I like silence; I’m a gregarious loner and without the solitude, I lose my gregariousness. ~ Karen Armstrong.

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

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Great Loner Quotes

Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living. ~ Albert Einstein.

Maybe ‘loner’ is too strong a word, but I’ve always enjoyed being on my own. ~ George Best.

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.

One thing that’s paramount in my life is that I am alone. I’m a loner. And yet I have many friends and I don’t feel lonely. And I even like my own company. But when I’m alone, it’s to read or write. I’m in my thoughts. Mostly I’m learning. ~ Agnes Denes.

I’ll be honest with you. I’m a little bit of a loner. It’s been a big part of my maturing process to learn to allow people to support me. I tend to be very self-reliant and private. And I have this history of wanting to work things out on my own and protect people from what’s going on with me. ~ Kerry Washington.

I keep to myself, but I love life. ~ Clea DuVall.

Sad Loner Quotes

It may have once been true that computer games encouraged us to interact more with machines than with each other. But if you still think of gamers as loners, then you’re not playing games. ~ Jane McGonigal.

Reading requires a loner’s temperament, a high tolerance for silence, and an unhealthy preference for the company of people who are imaginary or dead. ~ David Samuels.


People who want to be famous are really loners. Or they should be. ~ Katharine Hepburn.

Loners live among the mob, so the mob mistakes us for its own, presuming and assuming. When the mob gets too close, the truth is revealed. Running or walking away, chased or free, any which way, we tell the mob in effect I don’t need you. ~ Anneli Rufus.

I’ll never be happy. I believe I’ll die alone. I would want it that way. I’ve been a loner all my life with my secrets and my pain. I’m really lost, but I’m trying to find myself. I’m really a sad, pathetic case. My whole life has been a waste. I’ve been a failure. I just want to escape. ~ Mike Tyson.

Don’t be afraid to be a loner but be sure that you are correct in your judgement. ~ Walter Schloss.

I am essentially a loner. ~ Lauren Bacall.

I am primarily a loner. I don’t go to clubs. I don’t hang out with people. I don’t know many people. It’s just the way it ended up. It’s not a sob story; it’s fine for me. ~ Henry Rollins.

I’m a writer. I could not or would not ever run a business. I don’t even have a secretary. And contrary to some of the stereotypes, entrepreneurs are not loners. I am. ~ Peter Drucker.

Those who understand the true nature of humanity are always loners. ~ Dean Cavanagh.

Yeah, I like being on my own. I do. I tend to be a loner, so I’m okay. I’m not okay when I have to be around everyone all the time. ~ Keri Russell.


Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don’t find themselves at all. ~ Rollo May.

I don’t have many friends; I’m very much a loner. As a child I was very isolated and I’ve never been really close to anyone. ~ Anthony Hopkins.

I’d never chosen to be alone, but that was the way things had turned out, and I’d grown used to it. ~ Sebastian Faulks.

Famous Loner Quotes

Everybody likes to see the loner hitched. It tells them everything is right with the world. ~ Philip O Ceallaigh.

My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. ~ Warsan Shire.

I was a loner and never hung out with anyone. I never had any friends. ~ Richard Pryor.


Solitude matters, and for some people, it is the air that they breathe. ~ Susan Cain.

I was a bit of a loner as a teenager. I never went to a single social event, because they terrified me. ~ Mia Wasikowska.

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

The best things have always come from the loneliest people. ~ Adam Gnade.

Solitude is the best nurse of wisdom. ~ Laurence Sterne.

I’ve always been kind of a loner. Continue to be. ~ Benjamin McKenzie.

The hardest thing about being an outcast isn’t the love you don’t receive. It’s the love you long to give that nobody wants. ~ Jodee Blanco.

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude. ~ Aldous Huxley.

It’s the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world. ~ Keanu Reeves.

The loner may be respected, but he is always resented by his colleagues, for he seems to be passing a critical judgment on them, when he may be simply making a limiting statement about himself. ~ Sydney J. Harris.

I’m just a real loner kind of person, and yeah, kinda dark. But I’m happy. Not sad. I’m just shy and nervous. ~ Clea DuVall.

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. ~ Charles Evans Hughes.

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.

Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation. ~ Albert Einstein.


You only grow when you are alone. ~ Paul Newman.

I became a loner. I became a mountain man. A lot of those things are very good qualities and they help you do your work, help you be singular and keep the artistic integrity of your work intact, but they don’t make it very easy to live your life. ~ John Milius.

The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect. ~ Esther Dyson.

You might be an introvert if you were ready to go home before you left the house. ~ Criss Jami.

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. ~ Aristotle.

Every kind of creative work demands solitude, and being alone, constructively alone, is a prerequisite for every phase of the creative process. ~ Barbara Powell.

I was always sort of a loner, I suppose. I always had to think out everything for myself… I suppose that is what you call a loner. ~ Diana Vreeland.

We care. We feel. We think. We do not always miss the absent one. We cannot always come when called. Being friends with a loner requires patience and the wisdom that distance does not mean dislike. ~ Anneli Rufus.

But there are no loners. No man lives in a void. His every act is conditioned by his time and his society. ~ William Manchester.


I’m pretty much a loner and I’ve lived under the radar. ~ Selma Blair.

Solitude was my only consolation – deep, dark, deathlike solitude. ~ Mary Shelle.

Powerful Loner Quotes

I don’t actually like people. I’m a loner and if I had my way I’d just walk my dogs every day, never talk to anyone and then die. ~ Tony Adams.

I think I meant that, given the circumstances of my childhood, I had the illusion that it’s easier to be alone. To have your relationships be casual and also to pose as a solitary person, because it was more romantic. You know, I was raised on the idea of the ramblin’ man and the loner. ~ Steve Martin.

I am really a loner after all; I am really not a social person. Because of my job, people think I am out every night, but I really hate all that. I am somebody who likes to be alone and see some close friends. I am a shy and introspective person. ~ Tom Ford.

I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone. ~ Marilynne Robinson.

I was pretty much a homebody; didn’t really go to school dances, never went to a prom. I was a bit of a loner, a geek. ~ Michael Rosenbaum.

Being alone never felt right. Sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right. ~ Charles Bukowski.

Loners, if you catch them, are well worth the trouble. Not dulled by excess human contact, nor blasé or focused on your crotch while jabbering about themselves, loners are curious, vigilant, full of surprises. They do not cling. Separate wherever they go, awake or asleep, they shimmer with the iridescence of hidden things seldom seen. ~ Anneli Rufus.

I consider myself more of a loner now and I think when you get older, especially in this game, and just talking with other players who have come and gone, I see what they were saying when I was a young guy in the locker room. ~ Brett Favre.

One of the many advantages of being a loner is that often there’s time to think, ponder, brood, meditate deeply, and figure things out to one’s satisfaction. ~ Andrea Seigel.

I appreciate all of the attention I get in my career. I am a loner and live a rather secluded life so sometimes I do get overwhelmed, but I am always very appreciative of everything, and honored. ~ Elizabeth Kim.

I am far more of a loner than people would imagine. But I am the most gregarious and socially interactive loner you ever met. The thing is, I am fascinated by people’s stories and I’m very talkative and can’t ever say no to anything or anyone, so I tend to over-socialize, to give away too much of my time to the many people I adore. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert.

Best Loner Quotes

How will you be remembered? As a loner and a loser. ~ Julie Anne Peters.

I am completely a loner. In my head I want to feel I can be anywhere. There is a sort of recklessness that being a loner allows me. ~ Arundhati Roy.


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

Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowded room with boring people than I feel on my own. ~ Henry Rollins.

School was a very cruel environment and I was a loner. But I learnt to get hurt and I learnt to cope with it. ~ Kate Bush.

I was this weird loner kid who got drunk by himself all the time. ~ Gerard Way.

I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner. ~ Arthur Ashe.

Nixon was kind of a loner, he had a cold personality. ~ Earl Butz.

I was never less alone than when by myself. ~ Edward Gibbon.


I do feel like a loner but I think it’s because I look at things differently than other people. ~ Ricky Williams.

I’m very much a loner. I don’t like long relationships with people and I always keep people at a distance. ~ Anthony Hopkins.

I was a loner as a child. I had an imaginary friend – I didn’t bother with him. ~ George Carlin.

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