Lonely Quotes, Sayings about Solitude
You have so many memories along with you when you think you are alone
The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.
Sometimes I embrace loneliness and those times I’m often at my peak.
It’s so lonely when you don’t even know yourself.
Solitude is the playfield of Satan.
- Vladimir Nabokov
Better be alone than in bad company.
- Dr. Thomas Fuller
The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
- Carl Sandburg
The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.
- Mark Twain
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
I owe my solitude to other people.
- Alan Watts
In solitude, where we are least alone.
- George Gordon
Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.
- Lorraine Hansberry
There is a society in the deepest solitude.
- Isaac D’Israeli
The strongest man is the one who stands most alone.
- Henrik Ibsen
Society is all but rude, To this delicious solitude.
- Andrew Marvell
One can acquire everything in solitude but character.
Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.
- Robert Cecil
Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude.
- Paul Tillich
In the world a man lives in his own age; in solitude in all ages.
- W. Matthews
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
- May Sarton
Man loves company even if it is only that of a small burning candle.
- George Christoph
There are three things a man must do alone. Be born, die, and testify.
- James J. Walker
Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.
- C.S. Lewis
Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein
For solitude sometimes is best society, And short retirement urges sweet return.
- John Milton
We’re all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
- Tennessee Williams
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa
And I turned and fled, like a soul pursued, From the white, inviolate solitude.
- Sir Charles Roberts
Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.
- Thomas Wolfe
I am as one who is left alone at a banquet, the lights dead and the flowers faded.
- Edward George
By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.
- George Herbert
I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau
In solitude What happiness, who can enjoy alone, Or all enjoying, what contentment find?
- John Milton
Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit, But God to man doth speak in solitude.
- John Stuart
I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
- Albert Einstein
In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us.
- Virginia Woolf
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
- Lord Byron
Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
- Octavio Paz