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Beautiful Quotes About Being Alone

Kundan Pandey Mar 22, 2020
If you're feeling alone, or depressed, reading some good books or quotes related to your situation will give you solace and peace of mind besides enlightening you with some pearls of wisdom. Here is a compilation of some quotes on loneliness if you are feeling gloomy and alone.
"We enter the world alone, we leave alone, so it's better to be alone."
― Unknown
Almost all of us sometimes experience moments of loneliness. It is indeed a very common human emotion that is experienced by everyone at one time or the other. Loneliness can be both positive or negative.
Sometimes, the loneliness that has been caused due to a broken heart, departure of a loved one, or any other trauma, disrupts the life of a person. Such a state of loneliness can seriously hamper the quality of life, if the person is unable to recover from it after a while.
When this happens, the person voluntarily avoids human contact and prefers to be alone, without sharing his feelings or thoughts with others. This is negative loneliness and is not a very healthy state of existence.
On the other hand, when an individual seeks solitude, at his own will, just to steal some soul moments for himself, to analyze his life, to rejuvenate the mind, unclog it with all mental clutters, that state of loneliness is very positive and enhances the quality of life.
If handled with maturity and a sense of awareness, solitude can be the best friend for a person. And it's not surprising that some of the best literature works have been written in complete solitude.
For creative people, moments of solitude are the moments of supreme creativity. They can, without any disturbance, delve deep into the world of imagination. Just have a glimpse of what the nature poet William Wordsworth said of his solitude in his wonderful poem, "Daffodils" ...
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crow
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine...
And loneliness, in essence, is a very relative concept. Sometimes, we're totally alone even when we're sitting in a group or talking to others. In fact, we all are alone and yet together. It is more of emotional connectivity rather than physical presence. Nevertheless, it is definitely a difficult feeling to handle, often making us feel helpless.

Famous Alone Quotes

The attitude towards loneliness triggers positive thinking and generates motivation in the life of the individual. Insightful quotes, during times of loneliness, can reflect words of wisdom and can be a source of strength.
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
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
― Marilyn Monroe

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
― Wayne Dyer

Sometimes you need to walk alone, just to show you can.
― Anonymous
Little do men perceive what solitude is, and how far it extendeth. For a crowd is not company, and faces are but a gallery of pictures, and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.
― Francis Bacon

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
― Friedrich Nietzsche

All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
― Jean de la Bruyere

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

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
― Martin Luther
One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more.
― Thomas Jefferson

The voice of life in me cannot reach the ear of life in you; but let us talk that we may not feel lonely.
― Kahlil Gibran

Language ... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone, and the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.
― Paul Tillich
Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.
― Mother Teresa

It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is true of men as of dogs.
― Eric Hoffer

There are worse things than being alone but it often takes decades to realize this and most often when you do, it's too late and there's nothing worse than too late.
―Charles Bukowski
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
― Pearl Buck

Testing oneself is best when done alone.
― Jimmy Carter

We are rarely proud when we are alone.
― Voltaire
The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
― Thomas Wolfe
Spiritual gurus always insist on spending some time daily, all alone so that we can be more aware about our life, and it has been found that such practices promote self-motivation and are good for self-improvement. It has to be understood that loneliness is not any defect, instead it's a very normal human emotion.
Remember, it is a special enjoyment if chosen by yourself, so do make sure that you spend sometime alone to know yourself much better and to give your mind a break from the humdrum affairs of life!