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Famous Quotes About Loneliness

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Loneliness quotes by Thabo Mbeki
#1. Those who complete the course will do so only because they do not, as fatigue sets in, convince themselves that the road ahead is still too long, the inclines too steep, the loneliness impossible to bear and the prize itself of doubtful value. #Quote by Thabo Mbeki
Loneliness quotes by Octavio Paz
#2. Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone. #Quote by Octavio Paz
Loneliness quotes by Spencer Gordon
#3. One song, one note that heals the guilty chaos of our days, making sense of our loneliness, our perjured feelings, our sickness and our poverty, how we shall never be beautiful, how our heads will run over with unbearable secrets and how we are sentenced to this, serving us right
when the song should end, be cut down, finished, and the singer not go on singing. #Quote by Spencer Gordon
Loneliness quotes by Magdalena Ganowska
#4. Solitude is the worst of punishments. It's like waiting in the Death Row for your last supper and the final blow, the chair or gas or whatever. The utter act of capital punishment, except it's lasting an eternity. You'd say being alone, single, can have an array of possibilities, positive sides. You'd argue when being approached with such a statement! You'd mention how good it feels to be independent, to have a free choice, not depending on anyone else's opinion. The space in your life, the remote in your hand that is not wrestled for, the cookies, still present in the jar, waiting for you to eat them. The wide bed and the covers just for your own pleasure and usage. I can see you throwing your arguments at me, fighting passionately since you strongly believe that what you say, is the truth.
And then, the night falls, devouring your clearly visible assumptions and postulates, making some room for doubt and fright. You hear the silence that grows around you, feel it possessing you from the inside and you don't have time to brace yourself for what's coming. The horrid feeling of incompletion and senseless existence catch you with overpowering force, making your throat shrink and your mind tight. You're scared so much that all seems so dark and eerie. Then, you ask yourself whether it was really you who chose this, who decided upon this unbearable state of utter loneliness. The answer is usually the same. It is always you, always me. Not consciously, but by our choices, we #Quote by Magdalena Ganowska
Loneliness quotes by Holly Walrath
#5. I tell my sisters: / cultivate loneliness / like you might care for / an orchid, turning it / gently towards the light, / serving it water like wine / aerated, purified, filtered. #Quote by Holly Walrath
Loneliness quotes by Neel Burton
#6. Just as Prometheus delivered stolen fire to man, so Eve, and the serpent, delivered man into self-consciousness, setting him up, were it not for his short lifespan, as rival to God. At the same time, man's self-consciousness removed him from nature into a life of toil, doubt, fear, guilt, shame, blame, enmity, loneliness, and frailty - and the product of this separation, the fruit and flower of this exile, is, of course, culture. 'God,' said the writer Victor Hugo, 'made only water, but man made wine. #Quote by Neel Burton
Loneliness quotes by Brittainy C. Cherry
#7. You build your whole life around another person, and you think you'll never be alone again, but then you are. It's the hardest feeling to deal with. Loneliness hurts. It burns in a way that feels worse than fire. #Quote by Brittainy C. Cherry
Loneliness quotes by Candy Darling
#8. I was not meant for this world. I don't know. All I know is, I love, and I am not loved. I do not know happiness. I know despair, loneliness, and longing. #Quote by Candy Darling
Loneliness quotes by Khadija Rupa
#9. She was a wonderful teenage girl who had the miraculous power to cure herself from any wound, either physical or mental. With her own salty tears, she would cleanse her raw wounds. And her breaths were given, as though not to breathe but, rather, to fan her sores. #Quote by Khadija Rupa
Loneliness quotes by Theodor Storm
#10. Between the shadows of the earth and the dark depths of the sky, human life lay slumbering, with all its unsolved puzzles. #Quote by Theodor Storm
Loneliness quotes by Dia Reeves
#11. If you were left alone, you'd hate it. Loneliness gets old in a hurry #Quote by Dia Reeves
Loneliness quotes by Daul Kim
#12. I'm lonely. What kind of loneliness? Every kind. I feel disconnected. Abandoned. As always. Repetition. So what, my love? So what? At first, I just wanted to run away. Now I have no where else to run to, nothing to run from. I don't belong anywhere, I don't want to go anywhere, I just want to be happy. #Quote by Daul Kim
Loneliness quotes by Alexandra Katehakis
#13. When loneliness is a constant state of being, it harkens back to a childhood wherein neglect and abandonment were the landscape of life. #Quote by Alexandra Katehakis
Loneliness quotes by Steve Maraboli
#14. Selfish people also tend to have victim mindsets ... Their actions plant seeds of loneliness; then they cry upon the blooming. #Quote by Steve Maraboli
Loneliness quotes by Karen Quan
#15. One dead and one alone. That's how the story ends. #Quote by Karen Quan
Loneliness quotes by Alan Bradley
#16. There's a lot to be said for being alone. But you and I know, don't we, Flavia, that being alone and being lonely are not at all the same thing? #Quote by Alan Bradley
Loneliness quotes by Marjorie M. Liu
#17. Being alone was easier. No risk, just loneliness. No one ever died from that. #Quote by Marjorie M. Liu
Loneliness quotes by Piyush Rohankar
#18. You have scarred me for a lifetime, Even the angels won't take me without your permission. I'm your leftover they say, And I'm all yours to keep… #Quote by Piyush Rohankar
Loneliness quotes by Yadin Kaufmann
#19. Loneliness is no excuse for compromise. Be comfortable with yourself before you choose to be with someone else just to avoid being alone. #Quote by Yadin Kaufmann
Loneliness quotes by Karl Ove Knausgaard
#20. But when I was twenty-four I saw life as it was. And it was okay, I had my small pleasures too, it wasn't that, and I could endure any amount of loneliness and humiliation, I was a bottomless pit, just bring it on, there were days when I could think, I receive, I am a well, I am the well of the failed, the wretched, the pitiful, the pathetic, the embarrassing, the cheerless, and the ignominious. Come on! Piss on me! Shit on me too if you want! I receive! I endure! I am endurance itself! I have never been in any doubt that this is what girls I have tried my luck with have seen in my eyes. Too much desire, too little hope. #Quote by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Loneliness quotes by Carolyn Hax
#21. ..a new baby is not uninterrupted bliss. It's joy mixed with terror, fatigue, depression, intense feelings of helplessness, loneliness and inadequacy. And poop. #Quote by Carolyn Hax
Loneliness quotes by Henry Miller
#22. An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness. #Quote by Henry Miller
Loneliness quotes by Nicole Krauss
#23. Because it hardly ends with falling in love. Just the opposite. I don't need to tell you, Your Honor, I sense that you understand true loneliness. How you fall in love and it's there that the work begins: day after day, year after year, you must dig yourself up, exhume the contents of your mind and sould for the other to sift through so that you might be known to him, and you, too, must spend days and years wading through all that he excavates for you alone, the archaeology of his being, how exhausting it became, the digging up and the wading through, while my own work, my true work, lay waiting for me. Yes, I always thought there would be more time left for me, more time left for us, and for the child we might one day have, but I never felt that my work could be put aside as they could, my husband and the idea of our child, a little boy or girl that I sometimes even tried to imagine, but always only vaguely enough that he or she remained a ghostly emissary of our future, just her back while she sat playing with her blocks on the floor, or just his feet sticking out of the blanket on our bed, a tiny pair of feet. What of it, there would be time for them, for the life they stood for, the one I was not yet prepared to live because I had not yet done what I had meant to do in this one. #Quote by Nicole Krauss
Loneliness quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#24. Why do I write? It's not that I want people to think I am smart, or even that I am a good writer. I write because I want to end my loneliness. #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Loneliness quotes by John O'Donohue
#25. There is a lantern in the soul, which makes your solitude luminous. Solitude need not remain lonely. It can awaken to its luminous warmth. The soul redeems and transfigures everything because the soul is the divine space. When you inhabit your solitude fully and experience its outer extremes of isolation and abandonment, you will find that at its heart there is neither loneliness nor emptiness but intimacy and shelter. #Quote by John O'Donohue
Loneliness quotes by Joseph B. Soloveitchik
#26. Who knows what kind of loneliness is more agonizing: the one which befalls man when he casts his glance at the mute cosmos, at its dark spaces and monotonous drama, or the one that besets man exchanging glances with his fellow man in silence? #Quote by Joseph B. Soloveitchik
Loneliness quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
#27. Think of such civilizations, far back in time against the fading afterglow of creation, masters of a universe so young that life as yet had come only to a handful of worlds. Theirs would have been a loneliness of gods looking out across infinity and finding none to share their thoughts. #Quote by Arthur C. Clarke
Loneliness quotes by David Levithan
#28. We are piercing through the rumbling tumbling crowd and our arms are like the most precarious bridge, held together by that single, pulling clasp. I think, If she lets go, it's all over. If I let go, it's all over. And because she is holding on so tight, I hold on so tight. I am being jostled from all sides - I know there will be bruises tomorrow - but somehow this hand-hold is immune. Somehow we stay together. We are graced, and we are together, and the twoliness is trumping the loneliness and the doubt and the fear. We are making it through. Thank you, music. Damn you, memories. Thank you, present. #Quote by David Levithan
Loneliness quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#29. A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Loneliness quotes by Sylvia Plath
#30. So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them.
(Initiation) #Quote by Sylvia Plath
Loneliness quotes by Louise Penny
#31. What did falling in love do for you? Can you ever really explain it? It filled empty spaces I never knew were empty. It cured a loneliness I never knew I had. It gave me joy. And freedom. I think that was the most amazing part. I suddenly felt both embraced and freed at the same time. #Quote by Louise Penny
Loneliness quotes by Saleem Haddad
#32. In America the gay world touched my life at the margins, though references and images and occasional conversations with men and women who celebrated their homosexuality with pride. As far as I could see there was nothing to be proud about. There was only pain, humiliation and shame. If I were to join this group, I would have to act proud and hide my feelings of rejection and loneliness. If I were to show these men and women that I was terrified for my future, I would be regarded as misguided or a victim of Islam or Arabness. But if there was one thing I wsa certain of it was that there was nothing misguided about my feelings, and I did not feel that Islam or my Arabness was to blame. If I were to join this group, I would simply go from the repressiveness of secrecy to the repressiveness of pride. I didn't despise my shame. I had no reason to do so. My shame illuminated my intense attachment to the world, my desire to be connected with others. #Quote by Saleem Haddad
Loneliness quotes by Andrea Cremer
#33. Just as a fever makes cold feel colder, love can make loneliness feel lonelier. #Quote by Andrea Cremer
Loneliness quotes by Czesław Miłosz
#34. In Rome on the Campo dei Fiori
Baskets of olives and lemons,
Cobbles spattered with wine
And the wreckage of flowers.
Vendors cover the trestles
With rose-pink fish;
Armfuls of dark grapes
Heaped on peach-down.

On this same square
They burned Giordano Bruno.
Henchmen kindled the pyre
Close-pressed by the mob.
Before the flames had died
The taverns were full again,
Baskets of olives and lemons
Again on the vendors' shoulders.

I thought of the Campo dei Fiori
In Warsaw by the sky-carousel
One clear spring evening
To the strains of a carnival tune.
The bright melody drowned
The salvos from the ghetto wall,
And couples were flying
High in the cloudless sky.

At times wind from the burning
Would drift dark kites along
And riders on the carousel
Caught petals in midair.
That same hot wind
Blew open the skirts of the girls
And the crowds were laughing
On that beautiful Warsaw Sunday.

Someone will read as moral
That the people of Rome or Warsaw
Haggle, laugh, make love
As they pass by martyrs' pyres.
Someone else will read
Of the passing of things human,
Of the oblivion
Born before the flames have died.

But that day I thought only
Of the loneliness of the dying,
Of how, when Giordano
Climbed to his burning
There were no words
In any h #Quote by Czesław Miłosz
Loneliness quotes by Barbara Abercrombie
#35. Writing can be a lonely business. But gradually your characters, or the scenes and peopl from your past, begin to rise up around you, and you find yourself writing your way out of loneliness, writing into your own company. #Quote by Barbara Abercrombie
Loneliness quotes by Robin Hobb
#36. Leave that. Leave all that and join us here. There is no loneliness, no separation at all. No aching bones, no worn-out bodies. It's not what they told us, Fitz! All those warnings and dire predictions . . . faugh! The world will go on without us just as well as it did with us. Just let go.

I'm holding you tight. Keeping you part of me. It's like learning to swim. You can't find out how until you're all the way into the water. Stop clinging to the bank, boy. You only tear apart when you try to hold onto the shore. #Quote by Robin Hobb
Loneliness quotes by Jeffrey Alcuizar Igot
#37. I used to think a partner would complete me, but I now understand that no one can ever complete a man but himself. Instead of being a half-moon waiting for another half to complete me, I now aspire to be a full moon - whole and beautiful. #Quote by Jeffrey Alcuizar Igot
Loneliness quotes by Kent Nerburn
#38. Loneliness is like sitting in an empty room and being aware of the space around you. It is a condition of separateness. Solitude is becoming one with the space around you. It is a condition of union. Loneliness is small, solitude is large. Loneliness closes in around you; solitude expands toward the infinite. Loneliness has its roots in words, in an internal conversation that nobody answers; solitude has its roots in the great silence of eternity. #Quote by Kent Nerburn
Loneliness quotes by Thomas Hardy
#39. To be loved to madness
such was her great desire. Love was to her the one cordial which could drive away the eating loneliness of her days. And she seemed to long for the abstraction called passionate love more than for any particular lover. #Quote by Thomas Hardy
Loneliness quotes by Jack Spicer
#40. Loneliness is necessary for pure poetry. When someone intrudes into the poet's life (and any sudden personal contact, whether in the bed or in the heart, is an intrusion) the poet loses his or her balance for a moment, slips into being what he or she is, uses his or her poetry as one would use money or sympathy. The person who writes the poetry emerges, tentatively, like a hermit crab from a conch shell. The poet, for that instant, ceases to be a dead person. #Quote by Jack Spicer
Loneliness quotes by Leigh LaValle
#41. It was a kiss born of thunderstorms and the wild loneliness of the night. It was hot, fierce, and needy. #Quote by Leigh LaValle
Loneliness quotes by Ethan Canin
#42. An infant, in his first sleepiness, must let go of the world; a man must learn to die. What comes between are the grains of sand. Ambition. Loss. Envy. Desire. Hatred. Love. Tenderness. Joy. Shame. Loneliness. Ecstasy. Ache. Surrender. #Quote by Ethan Canin
Loneliness quotes by Shayne M. Bowen
#43. I have learned that the bitter, almost unbearable pain can become sweet as you turn to your Father in Heaven and plead for His comfort that comes through His plan; His Son, Jesus Christ; and His Comforter, who is the Holy Ghost. …

"I testify that because of … Jesus Christ, those feelings of sorrow, loneliness, and despair will one day be swallowed up in a fulness of joy. I testify that we can depend on Him and when He said: 'I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you' (John 14:18). #Quote by Shayne M. Bowen
Loneliness quotes by AVA.
#44. there is a difference between
loneliness and solitude,
one will empty you and
one will fill you.

you have the power to choose. #Quote by AVA.
Loneliness quotes by Piyush Rohankar
#45. I'll run my nose through your hair, Bite the bottom of your ears, Press your nails across my skin, And hear me through your silence, As I say I love you… #Quote by Piyush Rohankar
Loneliness quotes by Kahlil Gibran
#46. And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.
But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. #Quote by Kahlil Gibran
Loneliness quotes by Henryk Sienkiewicz
#47. The sky is one whole, the water another; and between those two infinities the soul of man is in loneliness. #Quote by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Loneliness quotes by Ron Hall
#48. If all the Christians- I mean all of 'em- got outta the pews on Sundays and into the streets, we'd shut the city down.
We'd shut down hunger.
We'd shut down loneliness.
We'd shut down the notion that there is any such of a thing as a person that don't deserve a kind word and a second chance. #Quote by Ron Hall
Loneliness quotes by Haruki Murakami
#49. Solitude is, more or less, an inevitable circumstance. Sometimes, however, this sense of isolation, like acid spilling out of a bottle, can unconsciously eat away at a person's heart and dissolve it. You could see it, too, as a kind of double-edged sword. It protects me, but at the same time steadily cuts away at me from the inside. I think in my own way I'm aware of this danger - probably through experience - and that's why I've had to constantly keep my body in motion, in some cases pushing myself to the limit, in order to heal the loneliness I feel inside and to put it in perspective. Not so much as an intentional act, but as an instinctive reaction. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Loneliness quotes by Avijeet Das
#50. I am used to my loneliness. My silences make me feel alive! #Quote by Avijeet Das
Loneliness quotes by Ilka Chase
#51. In love, gallantry is necessary. Even when the first wild desire is gone, especially then, there is an inherent need for good manners and consideration, for the putting forth of effort. Two courteous and civilized human beings out of the loneliness of their souls owe that to each other. #Quote by Ilka Chase
Loneliness quotes by Rollo May
#52. Anxiety, the other characteristic of modern man, is even more basic than emptiness and loneliness. For being "hollow" and lonely would not bother us except that it makes us prey to that peculiar psychological pain and turmoil called anxiety. #Quote by Rollo May
Loneliness quotes by John D. Voelker
#53. Fly-fishing is a magic way to recapture the rapture of solitude without the pangs of loneliness. #Quote by John D. Voelker
Loneliness quotes by Mark Maish
#54. Writing is not a hobby. It's the only way I get to shut up the demons in my head. #Quote by Mark Maish
Loneliness quotes by David McRaney
#55. Any extended period of negative emotions can lead to you giving in to despair and accepting your fate. If you remain alone for a long time, you will decide loneliness is a fact of life and pass up opportunities to hang out with people. The loss of control in any situation can lead to this state. #Quote by David McRaney
Loneliness quotes by Kenyatta Jean-Paul Garcia
#56. ReVision The failure I saw myself grew darker and darker as the halfway halves halfway blended And somewhere there exists a world so removed from this In moonlight's beam with warriors in gloaming dreaming of being right back here at home Where the snow draped trees beat loneliness and beauty into being And the mirror wipes it all away as a glance becomes a stare And all but a few places unwrinkled and creased remain of what used to be. #Quote by Kenyatta Jean-Paul Garcia
Loneliness quotes by Deb Caletti
#57. The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all. #Quote by Deb Caletti
Loneliness quotes by Brent Weeks
#58. He kissed her. And she kissed him. And it was infatuation, and it was hunger, and it was longing to be loved, and it was an all-consuming fire so hot it devoured worry and loneliness and fear and time and being and thought itself. They kissed, embracing, flying, and for a hundred heartbeats, there was no war, no death, no pain, nothing hard, nothing terrible, nothing but warmth and acceptance. #Quote by Brent Weeks
Loneliness quotes by Amal El-Mohtar
#59. I am sad because I love you, because I love you so much, and because I am not a bee to buzz with you lightly. I am not a flower, not a tree, not a rain-hewn stone. I am not a storm or a cresting wave, not a thorn or a vine. I am not the sun stinging the water, not the moon on the snow. I am not a star in the dark. I am not the dew-wet wind, not the cloud-stained dawn. I am only a girl, a small, plain girl, a girl who must smear her lips in honey to be found sweet. #Quote by Amal El-Mohtar
Loneliness quotes by H.G.Wells
#60. ...the sense of my utter loneliness had been agony... #Quote by H.G.Wells
Loneliness quotes by Ron Rash
#61. She realized that being starved for words was the same as being starved for food, because both left a hollow place inside you, a place you needed filled to make it through another day. Rachel remembered how growing up she'd thought living on a farm with just a father was as lonely as you could be. (130) #Quote by Ron Rash
Loneliness quotes by Alexander Freed
#62. I'm not used to people sticking around when things go bad," she said, by way of explanation. #Quote by Alexander Freed
Loneliness quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
#63. The sentiment of immediate loss in some sort decayed, while that of utter, irremediable loneliness grew on me with time. #Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Loneliness quotes by John L. Parker Jr.
#64. It's a treat, being a long-distance runner, out in the world by yourself . . . - Alan Sillitoe, The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner #Quote by John L. Parker Jr.
Loneliness quotes by Solange Nicole
#65. It was clear to her now, Happiness was a seductive illusion. No one as fucked up as her deserved one drop of joy. But oh god was it delicious when it fell into her lap for a little while. (Such a pretty face) she muses (with such a bruised and battered soul). When the dawn of a promise fades into the dusk of reality, all that remains is the nightmare. Sweet, sweet loneliness. Shadows come to play and prey on her beaten mind. Her lovely little dreams of poison. #Quote by Solange Nicole
Loneliness quotes by Henri Nouwen
#66. It is precisely when you are loved a lot that you might realize a second loneliness which is not to be solved but lived. This second loneliness is an existential loneliness that belongs to the basis of our being. It's where we are unfulfilled because only God can fill us. #Quote by Henri Nouwen
Loneliness quotes by Paul Celan
#67. The poem is lonely. It is lonely and en route. Its author stays with it. Does this very fact not place the poem already here, at its inception, in the encounter, in the mystery of encounter? #Quote by Paul Celan
Loneliness quotes by Tony Hendra
#68. People buy pathetic substitutes for community - sound waves in a speaker, particles bombarding a screen - all pretending to be friends or the folks next door. The vacuum they leave when the screen goes dark, when the recording ends, is filled with a loneliness worse than ever before." "What's the answer?" "Flesh and blood touching flesh and blood. Life touching life. Yours, mine, everybody's. #Quote by Tony Hendra
Loneliness quotes by James Frey
#69. She talks about the desertion. How each time it broke her heart. How with each break it became harder to heal. How with each time she healed, it became harder to love again. How each time hope faded into desolation. Into loneliness and despair. Into self-hatred and self-loathing. At the beginning there was hope. It faded. At the end there was nothing. #Quote by James Frey
Loneliness quotes by Germaine Greer
#70. Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate. #Quote by Germaine Greer
Loneliness quotes by Lawrence Durrell
#71. The loved object is simply one that has shared an experience at the same moment of time, narcissistically; and the desire to be near the beloved object is at first not due to the idea of possessing it, but simply to let the two experiences compare themselves, like reflections in different mirrors. All this may precede the first look, kiss, or touch; precede ambition, pride, or envy; precede the first declarations which mark the turning point - for from here love degenerates into habit, possession, and back to loneliness. #Quote by Lawrence Durrell
Loneliness quotes by Lisa McMann
#72. [Redacted] felt a certain heaviness descend upon his shoulders and a loneliness rise to his throat, and instead of embracing the familial moment, he turned away, overwhelmed by it. #Quote by Lisa McMann
Loneliness quotes by Agatha Christie
#73. I avoided my own friends and acquaintances, yet the loneliness of my existence was insupportable. #Quote by Agatha Christie
Loneliness quotes by Blaise Pascal
#74. All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit quiet in a room alone. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Loneliness quotes by Barry Lopez
#75. Conversations are efforts toward good relations. They are an elementary form of reciprocity. They are the exercise of our love for each other. They are the enemies of our loneliness, our doubt, our anxiety, our tendencies to abdicate. To continue to be in good conversation over our enormous and terrifying problems is to be calling out to each other in the night. If we attend with imagination and devotion to our conversations, we will find what we need; and someone among us will act - it does not matter whom - and we will survive. #Quote by Barry Lopez
Loneliness quotes by Margaret Pemberton
#76. She had defeated loneliness by bringing to life the books that peopled her imagination and making friends of them.

With devastating clarity she saw that her ability was not only a panacea for unhappiness. It was her lifeblood. Part of the very fiber of her being. And here, in Hollywood, it could be fulfilled.

She didn't want to be an actress.

She was one.

All she had to do to be a star was to be true to herself. #Quote by Margaret Pemberton
Loneliness quotes by Wendell Berry
#77. Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Loneliness quotes by Chogyam Trungpa
#78. Although the warrior's life is dedicated to helping others, he realizes that he will never be able to completely share his experience with others ... Yet he is more and more in love with the world. That combination of love affair and loneliness is what enables the warrior to constantly reach out to help others. By renouncing his private world, the warrior discovers a greater universe and a fuller and fuller broken heart. This is not something to feel bad about; it is a cause for rejoicing. #Quote by Chogyam Trungpa
Loneliness quotes by Jean Rostand
#79. To be adult is to be alone. #Quote by Jean Rostand
Loneliness quotes by Charles Bukowski
#80. there is a loneliness in this world so great
that you can see it in the slow movement of
the hands of a clock.

people so tired
either by love or no love.

people just are not good to each other
one on one.

the rich are not good to the rich
the poor are not good to the poor.

we are afraid.

our educational system tells us
that we can all be
big-ass winners.

it hasn't told us
about the gutters
or the suicides.

or the terror of one person
aching in one place

unspoken to

watering a plant. #Quote by Charles Bukowski
Loneliness quotes by Gustave Flaubert
#81. The new delight of independence soon made his loneliness bearable. #Quote by Gustave Flaubert
Loneliness quotes by R.H. Sin
#82. loneliness was the reason
i held on to you
and holding on to you
was the loneliest thing
i had ever done #Quote by R.H. Sin
Loneliness quotes by Marty Rubin
#83. Loneliness is a failure to appreciate others. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Loneliness quotes by John Berendt
#84. Someone once wrote that musicians are touched on the shoulder by God, and I think it's true. You can make other people happy with music, but you can make yourself happy too. Because of my music, I have never known loneliness and never been depressed. #Quote by John Berendt
Loneliness quotes by Yul Brynner
#85. We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Everything in-between is a gift. #Quote by Yul Brynner
Loneliness quotes by Anne Michaels
#86. I do not believe home is where we're born, or the place we grew up, not a birthright or an inheritance, not a name, or blood or country. It is not even the soft part that hurts when touched, that defines our loneliness the way a bowl defines water. It will not be located in a smell or taste or talisman or a word…
Home is our first real mistake. It is the one error that changes everything, the one lesson you could let destroy you. It is from this moment that we begin to build our home in the world. It is this place that we furnish with smell, taste, a talisman, a name. #Quote by Anne Michaels
Loneliness quotes by Mehmet Murat Ildan
#87. Loneliness is a good education. You learn the things no crowds can teach and you discover the things no crowds can give. #Quote by Mehmet Murat Ildan
Loneliness quotes by Brian Moore
#88. What could he be thinking of? He seemed to be trying to remember something, perhaps an engagement, perhaps an excuse to leave her. For eventually, they all made some excuse. #Quote by Brian Moore
Loneliness quotes by April Raynne
#89. loneliness every day, day in and day out. Eventually, I come to thick snow and need to put on my snow boots so I can drudge through these rough patches. Never, have I felt this avalanche of snowfall on my head as I have tonight. I truly have no one. I am truly am alone. #Quote by April Raynne
Loneliness quotes by Robert Creeley
#90. It is hard going to the door
cut so small in the wall where
the vision which echoes loneliness
brings a scent of wild flowers in the wood. #Quote by Robert Creeley
Loneliness quotes by Theophile Gautier
#91. Once [a cat] has given its love, what absolute confidence, what fidelity of affection! It will make itself the companion of your hours of work, of loneliness, or of sadness. It will lie the whole evening on your knee, purring and happy in your society, and leaving the company of creatures of its own society to be with you. #Quote by Theophile Gautier
Loneliness quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke
#92. The more we speak of solitude, the clearer it becomes that at the bottom it is not something one can choose to take or leave. We are lonely. One can deceive oneself about it and act as if it were not so. That is all. But it is so much better to see that we are so, indeed even to presuppose it. It will make us dizzy, of course; because all the focal points on which our eyes were used to resting are taken away from us, there is nothing near us anymore, and everything distant is infinitely distant. #Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke
Loneliness quotes by Hermann Hesse
#93. The world has become lovelier. I am alone, and I don't suffer from my loneliness. I don't want life to be anything other than what it is. I am ready to let myself be baked in the sun till I am done. I am eager to ripen. I am ready to die, ready to be born again. The world has become lovelier. #Quote by Hermann Hesse
Loneliness quotes by Heather Rose
#94. It's hard to imagine a man more capable of living in his own cocoon than Levin. Art creates a certain familiarity with loneliness. And possibly with pain. Physical, mental, it doesn't really matter. It's all a catalyst. I don't like to admit that because it's depressing, but in truth pain is the stone that art sharpens itself on time after time. #Quote by Heather Rose
Loneliness quotes by Matthew Tysz
#95. Nothing has the power to remind you how alone you are like walking through a conglomeration of empty skyscrapers. #Quote by Matthew Tysz
Loneliness quotes by Emmy Kay
#96. I think loneliness is one of the greatest and realest things any of us can experience, because there is no one else there to corrupt it or interfere with our perception... which makes it extremely intimate and yet universal simultaneously. #Quote by Emmy Kay
Loneliness quotes by Robin Hobb
#97. Why can't people love one another and still remain free?" Althea demanded suddenly.
Amber paused to rub her eyes, then tug thoughtfully at her earring. "One can love that way," she conceded regretfully. "But the price on that kind of love may be the highest of all." She strung her words together as carefully as she strung her beads. "To love another person like that, you have to admit that his life is as important as yours. Harder still, you have to admit to yourself that perhaps he has needs you cannot fill, and that you have tasks that will take you far away from him. It costs loneliness and longing and doubt and ... #Quote by Robin Hobb
Loneliness quotes by Curtis Sittenfeld
#98. I noticed then that the red-haired woman was buying the food you eat when you live alone: a box of cereal, a few apples, a plastic container of plain yogurt ... With an abrupt clarity, I saw how I had been launched into another category. I had been the red-haired woman; for a decade of my adult life, I had bought cereal and yogurt, I'd stood near couples and watched them nuzzle, and now I was part of such a couple. And I would not be launched back, I was certain. But I recognized her life, I knew it so well! I wanted to clasp her freckled hand, to say to her
surely we understood some shared code (or surely not, surely she'd have thought me preposterous)
It's good on the other side, but it's good on your side too. Enjoy it there. The loneliness is harder and the loneliness is the biggest part; but some things are easier. #Quote by Curtis Sittenfeld
Loneliness quotes by Emily Dickinson
#99. Part Five: The Single Hound
THERE is another Loneliness
That many die without,
Not want or friend occasions it,
Or circumstances or lot.
But nature sometimes, sometimes thought, 5
And whoso it befall
Is richer than could be divulged
By mortal numeral. #Quote by Emily Dickinson
Loneliness quotes by Douglas Coupland
#100. Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony. #Quote by Douglas Coupland
Loneliness quotes by Savannah Brown
#101. i could go if i wanted
share the floorboards with someone
in a place less haunted
but i like it here
and i'm happy to stay in this mess on my own
in this home i have built for myself in my bones #Quote by Savannah Brown
Loneliness quotes by Robert Musil
#102. For a long time now a hint of aversion had lain on everything he did and experienced, a shadow of impotence and loneliness, an all-encompassing distaste for which he could not find the complementary inclination. He felt at times as though he had been born with a talent for which there was at present no objective. #Quote by Robert Musil
Loneliness quotes by Terry A O'Neal
#103. She didn't care if the world thought she was pretty. All she wanted was that special someone to reach beyond the surface and discover her heart. #Quote by Terry A O'Neal
Loneliness quotes by John Steinbeck
#104. He stopped, feeling lonely in his long speech. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Loneliness quotes by Elie Wiesel
#105. We're alone, but we are capable of communicating to one another both our loneliness and our desire to break through it. You say, 'I'm alone.' Someone answers, 'I'm alone too.' There's a shift in the scale of power. A bridge is thrown between the two abysses. #Quote by Elie Wiesel
Loneliness quotes by Laura Barnett
#106. People bear loneliness every day. They think they won't be able to, that they won't survive, but somehow one second slips into another, becomes an hour, a day, a week, and they are still living. They are still alone, even in the middle of a crowd of people. Even with a partner, a child. #Quote by Laura Barnett
Loneliness quotes by Janis Ian
#107. So remember those who win the game
Lose the love they sought to gain
In debitures of quality and dubious integrity
Their small-town eyes will gape at you
In dull surprise when payment due
Exceeds accounts received at seventeen #Quote by Janis Ian
Loneliness quotes by George Eliot.
#108. There is a fine line between loneliness and independence. #Quote by George Eliot.
Loneliness quotes by C.S. Lewis
#109. Submit to death, death of your ambitions and favourite wishes every day and death of your whole body in the end: submit with every fibre of your being, and you will find eternal life. Keep back nothing. Nothing that you have not given away will be truly yours. Nothing in you that has not died will ever be raised from the dead. Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in. #Quote by C.S. Lewis
Loneliness quotes by Elisabeth Elliot
#110. Lonely? Give it to Jesus. The loneliness itself is material for sacrifice. #Quote by Elisabeth Elliot
Loneliness quotes by Edgar Allan Poe
#111. I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom. #Quote by Edgar Allan Poe
Loneliness quotes by Runaway Bunny
#112. I sung to her at night. Every night. The same song. And she would do this thing, when she would close her eyes. And it felt like she was connecting with the music. That she was depicting every note, every sound, every word. I would watch her, watch her like she was my saving grace, like my angel. And at the chorus, the corners of her thin lips would pull up, and a small grin would form on her face. Her eyes would crinkle, and my heart would drop. #Quote by Runaway Bunny
Loneliness quotes by Marcus Tullius Cicero
#113. I am never less alone than when alone. #Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Loneliness quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#114. At some point in life every person encounters haunting feelings of loneliness, because the feeling of being alone and withdrawing deeply into the inner self is part of the human condition. A person might choose to countenance or even cultivate their loneliness and turn the poignant hours of unerring solitude into poetry of their soul. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Loneliness quotes by Bell Hooks
#115. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as an escape. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Loneliness quotes by Christopher Brookmyre
#116. Is the burden of independent thought wearing you down? Do you dread the indecision that awaits every time you open your wardrobe? Are you embarrassed by your reticence when you hear other people discuss current affairs, music, relationships, etcetera? Don't worry, you're not alone. Help is just a pair of clippers away! We've helped thousands of sad losers avoid confronting their loneliness and inadequacy, and we can do the same for you. We'll tell you what to wear. We'll tell you what to think. We'll tell you what music to listen to. and most importantly, we'll bring you together with lots of people exactly the same as yourself - it's just like having friends! #Quote by Christopher Brookmyre
Loneliness quotes by Frederica Mathewes-Green
#117. Easter tells us of something children can't understand, because it addresses things they don't yet have to know: the weariness of life, the pain, the profound loneliness and hovering fear of meaninglessness. #Quote by Frederica Mathewes-Green
Loneliness quotes by Richard Roper
#118. He dusted himself down, suddenly aware that people had seen him fall and were enjoying their dose of schadenfreude. He avoided eye contact and carried on, head down, hands thrust into his pockets. Gradually his embarrassment gave way to something else. It was in the aftermath of mishaps like this where he would feel it stir at his core and start to spread out, thick and cold, making it feel like he was walking through quicksand. There was nobody for him to share the story with. No one to help him laugh his way through it. Loneliness, however, was ever vigilant, always there to slow-clap his every stumble. #Quote by Richard Roper
Loneliness quotes by Liv Ullmann
#119. The fear inside of loneliness: That only what others have is real. #Quote by Liv Ullmann
Loneliness quotes by Gregory Maguire
#120. It's the only condition I know. Bitter Love, Loneliness, contempt for corruption, blind hope. It's where I live. A permanent state of bereavement. This is nothing new. #Quote by Gregory Maguire
Loneliness quotes by Sigbjørn Obstfelder
#121. I look and I look...
I must have come to the wrong planet.
It's so strange here. #Quote by Sigbjørn Obstfelder
Loneliness quotes by Louise Fitzhugh
#122. I feel there's a funny little hole in me that wasn't there before, like a splinter in your finger, but this is somewhere above my stomach. #Quote by Louise Fitzhugh
Loneliness quotes by Gabriel Josipovici
#123. I agree with Proust in this, he says, that books create their own silences in ways that friends rarely do. And the silence that grows palpable when one has finished a canto of Dante, he says, is quite different from the silence that grows palpable when one has reached the end of Oedipus at Colonus. The most terrible thing that has happened to people today, he says, is that they have grown frightened of silence. Instead of seeking it as a friend and as a source of renewal they now try in every way they can to shut it out ... the fear of silence is the fear of loneliness, he says, and the fear of loneliness is the fear of silence. People fear silence, he says, because they have lost the ability to trust the world to bring about renewal. Silence for them means only the recognition that they have been abandoned ... How can people find the strength to be happy if they are so terrified of silence? #Quote by Gabriel Josipovici
Loneliness quotes by P.D. James
#124. Most of my life I have needed more time to be on my own. #Quote by P.D. James
Loneliness quotes by David Nicholls
#125. I have always been well liked, I think, always well regarded and respected, but having few enemies is not the same as having many friends, and there was no denying that I was, if not "lonely", more solitary than I'd hoped to be at that time. #Quote by David Nicholls
Loneliness quotes by Jodi Picoult
#126. Loneliness is a mirror, and recognizes itself. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Loneliness quotes by L. Frank Baum
#127. It's so kind of you to want to visit me in my loneliness. - The Wicked Witch of the West. Now I know I have a heart, because it's breaking. - The Tin Woodsman Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable. #Quote by L. Frank Baum
Loneliness quotes by Mary Balogh
#128. Aloneness is not always the same thing as loneliness. #Quote by Mary Balogh
Loneliness quotes by Haruki Murakami
#129. But even so, every now and then I would feel a violent stab of loneliness. The very water I drink, the very air I breathe, would feel like long, sharp needles. The pages of a book in my hands would take on the threatening metallic gleam of razor blades. I could hear the roots of loneliness creeping through me when the world was hushed at four o'clock in the morning. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Loneliness quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#130. Some people hate being single so much that they are often the boyfriend or girlfriend of someone who they do not love. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Loneliness quotes by Larry Fessenden
#131. When so much is left to the listener's imagination, it is bound to be more scary. But our stories are not just to frighten; they are engaged with the things that are really scary like loneliness and madness. #Quote by Larry Fessenden
Loneliness quotes by Samantha Young
#132. I doubt even you can begin to understand the depths of her. #Quote by Samantha Young
Loneliness quotes by Suzanne Collins
#133. My sleep wasn't peaceful, though. I have the sense of emerging from a world of dark, haunted places where I traveled alone. #Quote by Suzanne Collins
Loneliness quotes by Angelos Michalopoulos
#134. I think I see my life already starting to write on my next decision the adventures of a loneliness which for the first time in years can stand being alone again. #Quote by Angelos Michalopoulos
Loneliness quotes by Ingrid Holm-Garibay
#135. There are different eras in our lives when we need a break from marriage or a relationship and some others when we need a break from loneliness. #Quote by Ingrid Holm-Garibay
Loneliness quotes by Sarah Waters
#136. For was that all, she thought bleakly, that love ever was? Something that saved one from loneliness? A sort of insurance policy against not counting? #Quote by Sarah Waters
Loneliness quotes by Madeleine Roux
#137. As much as he liked the idea of having best friends with whom he could share anything. it was like all he knew how to be was alone, apart. #Quote by Madeleine Roux
Loneliness quotes by Adolf Hitler
#138. My feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, God's truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was his fight against the Jewish poison. Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross. #Quote by Adolf Hitler
Loneliness quotes by Gretel Ehrlich
#139. A writer makes a pact with loneliness. It is her, or his, beach on which waves of desire, wild mind, speculation break. In my work, in my life, I am always moving toward and away from aloneness. To write is to refuse to cover up the rawness of being alive, of facing death. #Quote by Gretel Ehrlich
Loneliness quotes by Caroline Yawn
#140. I may be too young to be lonely, but I am too lonely to be young. #Quote by Caroline Yawn
Loneliness quotes by Kris Kidd
#141. You give the shirt off your back, no questions asked, and you stand alone at the cavernous mouth of your suburban closet -
your entire life spent wondering
where your clothes went. #Quote by Kris Kidd
Loneliness quotes by Noha Alaa El-Din
#142. I know loneliness very well; depressing thoughts run the show, that's the main aspect of loneliness. #Quote by Noha Alaa El-Din
Loneliness quotes by Dave Guerrero
#143. Loneliness is my worst enemy, but in the end he's usually my only real friend. #Quote by Dave Guerrero
Loneliness quotes by David Ignatow
#144. There are times when I can find myself in a book, too, for two or three hours. But afterward I have such an urge to go out and reach for other people. Very often they're not around. There's also a metaphysical loneliness. We all feel it. The burden of living one's own life is experiencing sensations that no one else can share. You take a step in a house, you start moving around the house, no one else moves with you. You're walking by yourself. #Quote by David Ignatow
Loneliness quotes by Avijeet Das
#145. The tender breeze felt my loneliness. It brought me your fragrance. #Quote by Avijeet Das
Loneliness quotes by Bram Stoker
#146. It is odd that a thing which I have been taught to regard with disfavour and as idolatrous should in a time of loneliness and trouble be of help. #Quote by Bram Stoker
Loneliness quotes by M. Scott Peck
#147. Specifically, one whose life is ruled and dictated by dependency needs suffers from a psychiatric disorder to which we ascribe the diagnostic name "passive dependent personality disorder." It is perhaps the most common of all psychiatric disorders.
People with this disorder, passive dependent people, are so busy seeking to be loved that they have no energy left to love. They are like starving people, scrounging wherever they can for food, and with no food of their own to give to others. It is as if within them they have an inner emptiness, a bottomless pit crying out to be filled but which can never be completely filled. They never feel "full-filled" or have a sense of completeness. They always feel "a part of me is missing." They tolerate loneliness very poorly. Because of their lack of wholeness they have no real sense of identity, and they define themselves solely by their relationships. #Quote by M. Scott Peck
Loneliness quotes by Eiji Yoshikawa
#148. She needed intimacy and a sense of partaking in, not just observing, real life. #Quote by Eiji Yoshikawa
Loneliness quotes by Amy A. Bartol
#149. Reed's face inches closer to mine on the pillow as he says, "Let me try to explain something to you, Evie. All of these years that I have been here, it is as if I have been sleeping. I have to always pretend to be something that I am not - pretend to be human. When I am not pretending to be human, then I am hunting evil, vicious angels who want nothing more than to…" his voice trails off and there is hollowness in his tone that reflects the loneliness of his existence. "But now, I am awake, for the first time in my existence, and not only am I awake, but I feel flames when you are near me. You have changed things for me. There is no reason to pretend around you. If I had to live without you now…now that I know what I have been missing…" The need in his voice makes me want to promise him anything, give him anything, just to fill that void in him. "I cannot go back to sleep, Evie. You are the only thing that makes me want to live. If you leave here, if you ascend to Paradise, or even if you are cast into the abyss, or taken there by the Fallen…I will have to follow you, no matter where you go. Even if I have to pursue you into the dark…if you cease to be, then so will I. You are my sin and my redemption. #Quote by Amy A. Bartol
Loneliness quotes by Rick Warren
#150. Actually, this is a good thing, because it forces us to recognize our need for each other. It's part of God's plan. We were created to live in community. We are designed by God for relationships. The very first thing God said to mankind was "It is not good for the man to be alone" (Genesis 2:18). God hates loneliness. So he made us to need each other. #Quote by Rick Warren
Loneliness quotes by Meg Haston
#151. But every time I near sleep, I'm scared shitless. Because the memories are coming faster now, pouring through me, as if I've broken the handle on the faucet. They are coming, no matter how much is hurts. And all I can do is hold my breath and try not to drown. #Quote by Meg Haston
Loneliness quotes by Barack Obama
#152. By dint of vision, and determination, and most of all faith in the redeeming power of love, he endured the humiliation of arrest, the loneliness of a prison cell, the constant threats to his life, until he finally inspired a nation to transform itself, and begin to live up to the meaning of its creed. - Senator Obama #Quote by Barack Obama
Loneliness quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#153. It was a place as blank as a sheet of paper. It was the place I had always been looking for... Flat expanses would call to me... These are the places where the desert is most itself: stark, open, free, an invitation to wander, a laboratory of perception, scale, light, a place where loneliness has a luxurious flavor... #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Loneliness quotes by John Geddes
#154. Does it seem strange in the loneliness of the present time, that I run to you? ... #Quote by John Geddes
Loneliness quotes by Joanna Newsom
#155. In the sinking sand,
where we've come to rest,
have I had a hand in your loneliness? #Quote by Joanna Newsom
Loneliness quotes by Zoe Heller
#156. But about the drip drip of long-haul, no-end-in-sight solitude, they know nothing. They don't know what it is to construct an entire weekend around a visit to the laundrette. Or to sit in a darkened flat on Halloween night, because you can't bear to expose your bleak evening to a crowd of jeering trick-or-treaters. Or to have the librarian smile pityingly and say, 'Goodness, you're a quick reader!' when you bring back seven books, read from cover to cover, a week after taking them out. They don't know what it is to be so chronically untouched that the accidental brush of a bus conductor's hand on your shoulder sends a jolt of longing straight to your groin. #Quote by Zoe Heller
Loneliness quotes by Brenna Yovanoff
#157. My father gave me a ruined boy to compensate for the fact that he does not love me.
The boy is fragile, broken - broke himself - broke everything.
I asked him why he did it. He said because the world was unlivable. He said it was unlovable, but I think he meant himself. I think he meant that loneliness is sometimes painful.
I curl against him, tuck my head beneath his chin and listen to his heart. It says stay and wait. It says regret. He knows what it is to want love, a love so fierce you grow roots. I hear his heart say please.
He went looking for angels and found me instead, girl of the sorrows, sad but not sorry. I waited for a sign, a star to fall. He reached for a knife and drew branches. #Quote by Brenna Yovanoff
Loneliness quotes by Elizabeth Bowen
#158. And because no one answered or cared and a conversation went on without her she felt profoundly lonely, suspecting once more for herself a particular doom of exclusion. Something of the trees in their intimacy of shadow was shared by the husband and wife and their host in the tree-shadowed room. She thought of love with its gift of importance. "I must break in on all this," she thought as she looked around the room. #Quote by Elizabeth Bowen
Loneliness quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#159. There are so many works of the mind, so much humanity, that to disburden ourselves of ourselves is an understandable temptation. Open a book and a voice speaks. A world, more or less alien or welcoming, emerges to enrich a reader's store of hypotheses about how life is to be understood. As with scientific hypotheses, even failure is meaningful, a test of the boundaries of credibility. So many voices, so many worlds, we can weary of them. If there were only one human query to be heard in the universe, and it was only the sort of thing we were always inclined to wonder about
Where did all this come from? or, Why could we never refrain from war?
we would hear in it a beauty that would overwhelm us. So frail a sound, so brave, so deeply inflected by the burden of thought, that we would ask, Whose voice is this? We would feel a barely tolerable loneliness, hers and ours. And if there were another hearer, not one of us, how starkly that hearer would apprehend what we are and were. #Quote by Marilynne Robinson
Loneliness quotes by Allen Ginsberg
#160. Don't you see that I cannot be composed, I cannot reconcile myself, because there is no other reality but loneliness for me and before I am dragged back into isolation I will clasp and grasp and claw in fright even at you without consciousness - even I - and I am afraid that I cannot survive if I have to go on into myself. #Quote by Allen Ginsberg
Loneliness quotes by Jodi Picoult
#161. What you notice is the loneliness. Daniel started to isolate himself, because it hurt less than being pushed away. #Quote by Jodi Picoult
Loneliness quotes by Jack London
#162. Infinite ambition and infinite loneliness, receiving neither help nor sympathy, I did it all for myself
navigation, mathematics, science, literature and what not. And history tells of opportunity that came to the slaves who rose to the purple. No man makes opportunity. All the great men ever did was to know it when it came to them. #Quote by Jack London
Loneliness quotes by Piyush Rohankar
#163. Shall come to pass the weather of failure, As hopes exposes itself in layers, What winter loses is springs gain, The dawn shall seek the dark again… #Quote by Piyush Rohankar
Loneliness quotes by Tessa Dare
#164. I have never been wistful a day in my life. I am entirely devoid of wist." He tugged on his waistcoat. "Now if you'll excuse me, I have an engagement this evening. The women of London can't pleasure themselves, you know. I mean, they can pleasure themselves. But on occasion they generously let me have a go at it."

"Who is she this time?"

"Do you really care?"

"I don't know. Do you? #Quote by Tessa Dare
Loneliness quotes by Jayme K.
#165. Halls are full of strangers, even when you recognize the faces. #Quote by Jayme K.
Loneliness quotes by Audrey Niffenegger
#166. He would say her name over and over until it devolved into meaningless sounds - mah REI kuh, mah REI kuh - it became an entry in a dictionary of loneliness. #Quote by Audrey Niffenegger
Loneliness quotes by Colum McCann
#167. No shame in saying that I felt a loneliness drifting through me. Funny how it was, everyone perched in their own little world with the deep need to talk, each person with their own tale, beginning in some strange middle point, then trying so hard to tell it all, to have it all make sense, logical and final. #Quote by Colum McCann
Loneliness quotes by Mary Shelley
#168. One as deformed and horrible as myself, could not deny herself to me. My companion must be of the same species, and have the same defects ... with whom I can live in the interchange of those sympathies necessary for my being ... #Quote by Mary Shelley
Loneliness quotes by Kilroy J. Oldster
#169. Emotional chaos supplied by detachment, remoteness, and aloneness creates its own pathos of loneliness, quiet desperation, and despair. A person who lives in seclusion experiences a stronger yearning to blunt their solitude by establishing a false sense of connection via the artifice of plugging into television, engaging in Internet surfacing, and participating in other entertaining diversionary activities that fill the void of mental stillness. Americans multitasking on electronic devices is escapism at megabyte speed. #Quote by Kilroy J. Oldster
Loneliness quotes by Maile Meloy
#170. At the simplicity of the gesture, he felt a pang: the raw nerve of his loneliness exposed. #Quote by Maile Meloy
Loneliness quotes by Emma Donoghue
#171. Real loneliness is having no one to miss. Think yourself lucky you've known something worth missing. #Quote by Emma Donoghue
Loneliness quotes by Pema Chodron
#172. So even if the hot loneliness is there, and for 1.6 seconds we sit with that restlessness when yesterday we couldn't sit for even one, that's the journey of the warrior. (68) #Quote by Pema Chodron
Loneliness quotes by Whitney Houston
#173. Loneliness comes with life. #Quote by Whitney Houston
Loneliness quotes by Calvin W. Allison
#174. With a smile, a frown goes away.
With a laugh, tears can't stay.
With some help, hard times fade.
With company, loneliness stays away. #Quote by Calvin W. Allison
Loneliness quotes by Pascal Mercier
#175. We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. #Quote by Pascal Mercier
Loneliness quotes by Jonathan Corcoran
#176. She walked down the lawn and surveyed the world as they'd both seen it--the wild limbs of the leaning apple tree, the golden-brown evening sky, the black silhouettes of the mountains. The trunk and the branches of the tree had bent over the years, under the weight of the heavy fruit. One of the biggest branches had grown down from the canopy of the leaves, all the way to the ground and straight along the grass...the end of that same branch had begun growing up again, at a right angle, the wood bending toward the sky. #Quote by Jonathan Corcoran
Loneliness quotes by John Mayer
#177. Tore up my heart and shut it down. Nothing to do, nowhere to be. A simple little kind of free. Nothing to do, no one but me, and that's all I need. I'm perfectly lonely. #Quote by John Mayer
Loneliness quotes by Nicole Krauss
#178. The misery of other people is only an abstraction [ ... ] something that can be sympathized with only by drawing from one's own experiences. But as it stands, true empathy remains impossible. And so long as it is, people will continue to suffer the pressure of their seemingly singular existence. #Quote by Nicole Krauss
Loneliness quotes by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
#179. To comfort any mortal against loneliness, one other is enough. #Quote by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Loneliness quotes by Wendell Berry
#180. The soul, in its loneliness, hopes only for "salvation." And yet what is the burden of the Bible if not a sense of the mutuality of influence, rising out of an essential unity, among soul and body and community and world? These are all the works of God, and it is therefore the work of virtue to make or restore harmony among them. The world is certainly thought of as a place of spiritual trial, but it is also the confluence of soul and body, word and flesh, where thoughts must become deeds, where goodness must be enacted. This is the great meeting place, the narrow passage where spirit and flesh, word and world, pass into each other. The Bible's aim, as I read it, is not the freeing of the spirit from the world. It is the handbook of their interaction. It says that they cannot be divided; that their mutuality, their unity, is inescapable; that they are not reconciled in division, but in harmony. What else can be meant by the resurrection of the body? The body should be "filled with light," perfected in understanding. And so everywhere there is the sense of consequence, fear and desire, grief and joy. What is desirable is repeatedly defined in the tensions of the sense of consequence. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Loneliness quotes by Norman Maclean
#181. Yet even in the loneliness of the canyon I knew there were others like me who had brothers they did not understand but wanted to help. We are probably those referred to as "our brother's keepers," possessed of one of the oldest and possible one of the most futile and certainly one of the most haunting instincts. It will not let us go. #Quote by Norman Maclean
Loneliness quotes by Blaise Pascal
#182. Man finds nothing so intolerable as to be in a state of complete rest, without passions, without occupation, without diversion, without effort. Then he feels his nullity, loneliness, inadequacy, dependence, helplessness, emptiness. #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Loneliness quotes by Julianna Baggott
#183. But there it is: Everyone is alone, for life, and maybe that's not such a bad thing. #Quote by Julianna Baggott
Loneliness quotes by Maria V. Snyder
#184. Valek's thoughts returned to Yelena. An icy finger of loneliness touched the emptiness inside him. She was in Sitia, where she needed to be to learn about her magical powers, but she had taken his heart with her. #Quote by Maria V. Snyder
Loneliness quotes by Patti Smith
#185. I understood that in this small space of time we had mutually surrendered our loneliness and replaced it with trust. #Quote by Patti Smith
Loneliness quotes by Isaac Asimov
#186. All the suffering that humanity ever knew can be traced to the one fact that no man in the history of the Galaxy, until Hari Seldon, and very few men thereafter, could really understand one another. Every human being lived behind an impenetrable wall of choking mist within which no other but he existed. Occasionally there were the dim signals from deep within the cavern in which another man was located - so that each might grope toward the other. Yet because they did not know one another, and could not understand one another, and dared not trust one another, and felt from infancy the terrors and insecurity of that ultimate isolation - there was the hunted fear of man for man, the savage rapacity of man toward man. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Loneliness quotes by Charlotte Eriksson
#187. Great growth comes from loneliness. You have time to develop, dwell in your own mind and go a bit mad. All the great people are a bit mad. That's good to remember. Don't escape it.

Great growth comes from time spent in foreign lands, watching foreign people with foreign cultures. It makes you forget about your own land and race and town for a while. Great growth also comes from rooting yourself into one place from time to time. Unpack your bags, get a nice bed, a bookshelf, some friends. Learn to show up, keep in touch, stick around.

Growth comes in all sorts of forms and shapes, everywhere at all times, and it's yours to take and consume. Do what ought to be done. Here and now, to get you somewhere - anywhere. #Quote by Charlotte Eriksson
Loneliness quotes by Catherynne M Valente
#188. When you are first hurt, your anger is fresh and bright and clean. It is hot and eager to defeat injustice. It makes you sharp and keen and quick. so that you can outrace your hurt and leave it lying on some faraway ground where it happened. This is why children cry so bitterly and scream until their faces go read at the smallest hunger or loneliness. They must get terribly, piercingly angry so that they can get out in front of all the little hurts of being new, or else they will never get free of them. But anger can go off like milk in the icebox. It can go hard and rotting and turn everything around it rotting too. By the time you have made your peace, your anger has reeked up your whole heart, it's so gunked up with fuming. That's why you must wash your anger every now and again, or else you can't even move an inch. #Quote by Catherynne M Valente
Loneliness quotes by Criss Jami
#189. If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him. #Quote by Criss Jami
Loneliness quotes by Dimitri Zaik
#190. You are right ... I am lonely. But unlike the rest of this world I am not lonely for anybody. #Quote by Dimitri Zaik
Loneliness quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#191. You are alone because you were born alone. And though you were born alone, you found a reason and the strength to shake yourself, though as helpless as you were at birth, for the whole universe to hear and know that you have not just arrived, but you are healthy, and you commended and moved things and people around you with your cry, even as an infant! And though it all seems you are alone, note that once you can breathe, you are never alone! Smile, for there is an indomitable power within you, given to you by God! Realize your God, realize your power! Awake and realize your true strength and the strong power within you! Face life and do not just challenge the challenges in life but conquer them with all boldness and fortitude. Step by step, complete the steps! It is always not all that easy, but, be strong and beat life no matter what! #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Loneliness quotes by Thomas Wolfe
#192. And she did not weep for herself, but for him: the hour after his birth she had looked in his dark eyes and had seen something that would brood there eternally, she knew, unfathomable wells of remote and intangible loneliness: she knew that in her dark and sorrowful womb a stranger had come to life, fed by the lost communications of eternity, his own ghost, haunter of his own house, lonely to himself and to the world. O lost. #Quote by Thomas Wolfe
Loneliness quotes by Pema Chodron
#193. The third kind of loneliness is avoiding unnecesssary activities. When we're lonely in a "hot" way, we look for something to save us; we look for a way out. We get this queasy feeling that we call loneliness, and our minds just go wild trying to come up with companions to save us from despair. That's called unnecessary activity. It's a way of keeping ourselves busy so we don't have to feel any pain. It could take the form of obsessively daydreaming of true romance, or turning a tidbit of gossip into the six o'clock news, or even going off by ourselves into the wilderness. The point is that in all these activities, we are seeking companionship in our usual, habitual way, using our same old repetitive ways of distancing ourselves from the demon loneliness. Could we just settle down and have some #Quote by Pema Chodron
Loneliness quotes by Lorna Landvik
#194. I fear the democratization of plastic surgery, when it's so cheap that everyone - the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker - goes under the knife and winds up looking like these tightly pulled, slightly surprised-looking society and celebrity aliens from Planet Botox. . . . When I was young, I could have bottled up my self-loathing and filled a mile of train cars with it. Now that I'm old, I can't think of anyone I'd rather be than me. . . . That's what we need now: surgeons who can slice away the self-consciousness, the fear, the loneliness, and inject a little hope instead. A little love. Or a doctor who implants only high spirits, penchants for practical jokes, or the ability to cha-cha even to a dirge beat. #Quote by Lorna Landvik
Loneliness quotes by Anatole Broyard
#195. The thought of people reading in the sun, on a beach, tempts me to recommend dark books, written in the shadow of loneliness, despair, and death. Let these revelers feel a chill as they loll on their towels. #Quote by Anatole Broyard
Loneliness quotes by Nikki Giovanni
#196. If loneliness were a grape
the wine would be vintage
If it were a wood
the furniture would be mahogany
But since it is life it is
Cotton Candy
on a rainy day
The sweet soft essence
of possibility
Never quite maturing
from Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day #Quote by Nikki Giovanni
Loneliness quotes by Jerzy Kosinski
#197. Gatherings and, simultaneously, loneliness are the conditions of a writer's life #Quote by Jerzy Kosinski
Loneliness quotes by John Fante
#198. The kitchen. La cucina, the true mother country, this warm cave of the good witch deep in the desolate land of loneliness, with pots of sweet potions bubbling over the fire, a cavern of magic herbs, rosemary and thyme and sage and oregano, balm of lotus that brought sanity to lunatics, peace to the troubled, joy to the joyless, this small twenty-by-twenty world, the altar a kitchen range, the magic circle a checkered tablecloth where the children fed, the old children, lured back to their beginnings, the taste of mother's milk still haunting their memories, fragrance in the nostrils, eyes brightening, the wicked world receding as the old mother witch sheltered her brood from the wolves outside. #Quote by John Fante
Loneliness quotes by George Orwell
#199. To talk, simply to talk! It sounds so little, and how much it is! When you have existed to the brink of middle age in bitter loneliness, among people to whom your true opinion on every subject on earth is blasphemy, the need to talk is the greatest of all needs. #Quote by George Orwell
Loneliness quotes by Kristen Callihan
#200. He couldn't remember the last time human hands had willingly touched him.
Not true. Miranda had. She had touched him as if he were just a man.
He had lived on those moments ever since, pulled them to the fore when loneliness threatened to suck him down and drown him #Quote by Kristen Callihan

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