Lonely Quotes, Sayings about Solitude - Page 2
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that’s where I renew my springs that never dry up.
- Pearl Buck
We visit others as a matter of social obligation. How long has it been since we have visited with ourselves?
- Morris Adler
Ah! two desires toss about The poet’s feverish blood. One drives him to the world without, And one to solitude.
- Matthew Arnold
I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
- Albert Einstein
Only in quiet waters do thing mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
- Hans Margolius
The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers by to come and love us.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
…love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other.
- Han Suyin
I am afraid to show you who I really am, because if I show you who I really am, you might not like it and that`s all I got.
- Barb Maynes
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
- John Muir
When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death ourselves.
- Eda LeShan
Tis solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers; vanity can give No hollow aid; alone–man with his God must strive.
- Lord Byron
Oh inteligencia, soledad en llamas, que todo lo concibe sin crearlo! Oh intelligence, flaming solitude, envisioning all without creating!
- Jose Gorostiza
When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that.
- Gertrude Stein
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
Solitude never hurt anyone. Emily Dickinson lived alone, and she wrote some of the most beautiful poetry the world has ever known… then went crazy as a loon.
- Matt Groening
Thrice happy he, who by some shady grove, Far from the clamorous world; doth live his own; Though solitary, who is not alone, But doth converse with that eternal love.
- William Drummond
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
Solitude is independence.
- Hermann Hess
I’ve got everything I need except a man. And I’m not one of those women who thinks a man is the answer to everything, but I’m tired of being alone.
Sometimes its better to be alone, no one can hurt you that way.
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.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
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
When we truly realize that we are all alone is when we need others the most.
- Ronald Anthony
Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
- Albert Einstein
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
- Germaine Greer
Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
- Octavio Paz
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
Loneliness is the first thing which God’s eye named, not good.
- John Milton
If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t fall in love
Remember we’re all in this alone.
- Lily Tomlin