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25 Best Quotes About Being Alone (But Not Lonely)


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Searching for quotes about being alone? Being by yourself isn’t always a bad thing. Here are being alone quotes to help you enjoy your solitude.

Being alone isn’t easy, but sometimes it’s better than being with someone who you aren’t meant to be with. These quotes about being alone show that loving yourself first is one of the most important things that you can do! Embrace yourself first and then find someone who can accompany your life.

Check out my top quotes about being alone. These quotes will give you a new perspective on the idea of being lonely or alone. Here are my top favorite quotes about being alone!

  • “It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far. ” ― Marilyn Monroe
  • “Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” ― Anthony Burgess
  • “It’s easy to stand with the crowd it takes courage to stand alone”
  • “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.”
  • “Sometimes, you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself.”
  • “You smile, but you wanna cry. You talk, but you wanna be quiet. You pretend like you’re happy, but you aren’t.”
  • “Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.”
  • “What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.” – Ellen Burstyn 
  • “As I get older I’m more and more comfortable being alone.” -Sienna Miller
  • “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” -Henry Rollins
  • “Once you start loving your own presence, you stop chasing people in your life. ” 
  • “Sometimes you just need to be alone and let your tears out.”

  • “The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.”
  • “I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity” -Albert Einstein
  • “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Being alone has a power that very few people can handle.” -Steven Aitchison
  • “Better to be with no one than to be with the wrong one.” 
  • “I’m learning a lot about myself being alone.”
  • “The sun is alone too. And he’s still shining.”
  • “Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.” -Paul Tillich
  • “Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.” 
  • “Those who fly solo have the strongest wings.”
  • “I enjoy being alone, my soul is at peace in the silence.”
  • “If you want to be strong, learn to enjoy being alone.
  • “Happiness is being alone with your own thoughts.”

These quotes can give you a better outlook on being alone and the feeling of loneliness you may suffer with. Share these with friends and loved ones to help people see the brighter side of being alone or lonely. 


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Alone Quotes - BrainyQuote

Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

I restore myself when I'm alone.

Marilyn Monroe

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

George Washington

If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company.

Jean-Paul Sartre

To live alone is the fate of all great souls.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Let your mind alone, and see what happens.

Virgil Thomson

Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.

Henry Rollins

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.

Martin Luther

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.

Blaise Pascal

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.

Joseph Roux

The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.

Henrik Ibsen

Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.

May Sarton

Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.

Martin Heidegger

It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.

Albert Einstein

When the people you love are gone, you're alone.

Keanu Reeves

Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I'm most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me.

Anne Hathaway

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

Laurence Sterne

The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.

Douglas Coupland

Solitude is independence.

Hermann Hesse

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

Wayne Dyer

A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.


If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.

Maxwell Maltz

All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.

Jean de la Bruyere

You only grow when you are alone.

Paul Newman

We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.

Tennessee Williams

You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming.

Emily Carr

Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.

Charlie Chaplin

I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said, 'I want to be left alone. ' There is all the difference.

Greta Garbo

Then stirs the feeling infinite, so felt In solitude, where we are least alone.

Lord Byron

I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.

Elizabeth I

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.

Ellen Burstyn

As I get older I'm more and more comfortable being alone.

Sienna Miller

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.

Dag Hammarskjold

To be adult is to be alone.

Jean Rostand

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.

Paul Tournier

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.

Albert Camus

Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame.

Mason Cooley

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.

Maya Angelou

I was never less alone than when by myself.

Edward Gibbon

The best part about being alone is that you really don't have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.

Justin Timberlake

Remember we're all in this alone.

Lily Tomlin

If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.

George Carlin

I think the greatest amount of pressure is the pressure I place on myself. So in a way I chose to be alone.

Cathy Freeman

Moon! Moon! I am prone before you. Pity me, and drench me in loneliness.

Amy Lowell

It is very easy to love alone.

Gertrude Stein

Only the lonely know the way I feel tonight.

Roy Orbison

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.

Frida Kahlo

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.

Jeanne Moreau

Still and all, why bother? Here's my answer. Many people need desperately to receive this message: I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people do not care about them. You are not alone.

Kurt Vonnegut

When everything is lonely I can be my best friend.

Conor Oberst

I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.

Rainer Maria Rilke

The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.

Norman Cousins

I've also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.

Yousuf Karsh

Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth.

Evelyn Waugh

There's a tremendous difference between alone and lonely. You could be lonely in a group of people. I like being alone. I like eating by myself. I go home at night and just watch a movie or hang out with my dog. I have to exert myself and really say, oh God, I've got to see my friends 'cause I'm too content being by myself.

Drew Barrymore

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.

Pearl S. Buck

Is he alone who has courage on his right hand and faith on his left hand?

Charles Lindbergh

I finally faced the fact that it isn't a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems.

Whitney Houston

I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.

Cyrano de Bergerac

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Just do not compromise or negotiate, but seek peace within yourself: reflect, find solutions, just relax alone with yourself.“

- Peter Heppner German vocalist 1967

"An evil person cannot be happy, because being alone with himself, he remains alone with the villain."

- Immanuel Kant German philosopher, developed the theory of knowledge 1724 - 1804

with your thoughts - a very dangerous occupation ... but very useful! "

- Johnny Depp American actor, director, musician, screenwriter and producer 1963

"Being cool means not yearning alone with yourself. "

— Prince Rogers Nelson 1958 - 2016

“For a woman, the main thing is to make herself. Men have become so unreliable that their halves can at any moment be left alone with themselves and their problems.“

- Anna Semenovich Russian figure skater, actress, TV presenter and pop singer; former soloist of the group "Brilliant" 1980

"A person is not afraid of loneliness, he is afraid to be alone with himself."

“If you are bored alone with yourself, then you are in bad company.”

— Jean-Paul Sartre French philosopher, writer, playwright, teacher 1905 - 1980


“Consciousness needs a person to remain alone with himself.”

— Fyodor Ivanovich Girenok Russian philosopher 1948

“The Ukrainian side cannot simply watch what is happening.”

— Jennifer Psaki, official representative of the US State Department 1978

“In yourself there is silence, there is a sanctuary where you can retire at any time to be yourself.

— Hermann Hesse Swiss writer and artist 1877 - 1962

“It is not easy to stand out from the crowd Many are afraid of being alone with themselves.“

— Tatiana Egorovna Solovova

“Even if you are alone with yourself, do not say or do anything bad. Learn to be much more ashamed of yourself than of others.”

— Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician and astronomer

“Whoever publicly talks about the desire to hug his native birch trees kisses an American passport in private.”

— Ashot Sergeyevich Nadanyan Armenian chess player 1972

“I never liked to delve into myself. Not in life, not in music. Sometimes it's better to spit on everything. Just get on stage and rock!”

— Freddie Mercury British singer and musician 1946 - 1991

“Here we are relaxing in nature. As you rest on us, so we will rest on you.”

- Ivan Urgant Russian TV presenter, actor 1978

"Why do people, as a rule, avoid loneliness? Because only a few enjoy pleasant company alone.

— Carlo Dossi 1849 - 1910

“I doubt whether one can be truly truthful and sincere in private. After all, truth, like time, is born from relationships between people and depends on them.”

— Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) 1885 - 1962

“Don't try to be helpful. Try to be yourself; that's enough and that's the point.“

- Paulo Coelho Brazilian writer and poet 1947

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"What's the point of digging through all this,
if we just fit together like a puzzle?"

I don’t know if this is love, but you and I are a coincidence.”

— Yashka Kazanova Moscow Internet writer and poetess 1976

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  • Everything is not like from, but to z,
    And now everything that is needed is not needed.
    Here comes the beginning of September,
    Rainy, alien autumn has come.

    And throwing leaves in the face,
    Drives cold midnights into its paws.
    How much can you end up with?
    As if we are not human, and bastards.

    These gray houses,
    These puddles... and dirty streets,
    Drive me crazy with their sadness,
    Make me tremble and stoop.

    And I just want one thing:
    A warm blanket, a mug of tea with jam,
    And sit in silence in front of the window,
    Enjoy a wonderful moment.


    alone you talk to God...

    #thoughts#alone by yourself

    Tell me, my friend, did you live today:
    Did you look at the sky full of azure?
    And the wind, the leaves, how many souls they have!
    And the disk of the Moon, slightly touched by brass!

    Tell me, my friend, did you live today:
    Did you look at the sky, just like in childhood?
    Stop! Take a look and don't rush.
    Be with nature for at least a minute.


    So sometimes you want to feel sad,
    And drink hot coffee while sitting in an armchair.
    I so want to forget and forget...
    And throw away everything that is out of place.
    I so want to hide in silence
    And let go of all thoughts before dawn.
    To be alone for a while,
    As if there is nothing else in the World.
    And I want to not think about anything,
    Look out the window - how the rain dances in the puddles,
    Like water runs on glass in a stream ...
    Hope that someone needs you.


    When you lose contact with inner silence, you lose contact with yourself. When you lose contact with yourself, you lose yourself in the world!

    Eckhart Tolle


    The most terrible thing in a person's life is poor health, the absence of one's own roof over one's head and the inevitability that there are no opportunities, abilities and strength to change all this in the future.


    Flakes of the night are gone and melted in the morning glare.
    Pale coffee-gloss pre-dawn fog.
    Dawn breaks red in the east like a handful of strawberries,
    Blinding me with bright light on a wet highway...

    I'm rushing to nowhere along a winding road in the rocks,
    And a winding serpentine leads me further and further.
    The counter incrementally adds the number of kilometers in the end,
    The indifferent motor devours gasoline carnivorously ...

    Silence. Only the tires rustle with emery on the pavement,
    Klaus Meine's voice sings about the winds of change...
    Fate cheated again: she didn't give me the trump card.
    But don't talk about sad things... Or, as they say: tout va bien...

    And no one will overtake, no one will cut on the track.
    They are still sleeping at an early hour - this time has been given to me ...
    I step on the gas, multiplying the acceleration by the mass in my mind
    And, caught up by force, I slide along the road wave . ..

    Lanterns fly towards me and road signs ...
    Feeling of freedom ... running through the dew…
    Like a wild deer… Dogs are behind everyone…
    There is a special charm in a wet highway waking up…

    approx. tout va bien - everything will be fine


    The globe is spinning under us,
    And the sky is spinning above us,
    My head is spinning with happiness when with you
    I am your echo, your echo.

    I am grateful to heaven that I live,
    For this life, for our meeting,
    Where everyday life is so much like a game,
    And every move is like a challenge to the light.

    And if it's raining, then a rainbow over it,
    And if it's a blizzard, it's a dance of plump snowflakes,
    And there's always an intelligent genie on hand
    Gracefully builds castles out of sand and ice floes.

    And the paths are all spread out like a net
    On the fields of the spacious Runet,
    Don't be sad, don't wait in vain,
    When one day you don't get an answer from me.

    #alonely#good mood

    Being alone with yourself, people begin to hear themselves, some begin to love loneliness, others are afraid.


    A person needs sometimes to be alone so that nothing prevents him from sorting himself out…

    #thoughts#alone by himself

    We appear once.
    This world accepts us,
    Where there are many of us, but still every
    He walks forward alone.
    How can, as much as there is enough will,
    Patience, wisdom and strength.
    You say - one is not a warrior!
    Is he alone in the field?
    After all, there is a family, friends, colleagues.
    Help - stretch out your hand.
    I agree. But in fact,
    We are always alone in soul.
    There is a world that cannot be penetrated
    To all those who are close, dear to us.
    We will sort it out ourselves,
    Only we will manage it.
    The medal has two sides.
    And people also have two of them:
    We are known by one, outside,
    We hide the second in ourselves.
    One - for everyone and everyone is familiar,
    But without the second it is nothing.
    We create our foundation in it,
    It has a genuine inside,
    It contains our essence without cutting,
    It contains the kitchen of inner passions,
    In it we are without gloss and blende.
    We are real only in it.


    It's better to cry alone at night in the dark,
    And in the daytime, pretending to light up with a smile...,
    Than to look for flaws about you in memory,
    And I want to stay good.


    I woke up in the morning without you, and there was anxiety in my soul,
    You are there, and I am alone again,
    Alone with my feelings and problems.
    It seems already familiar,
    But as soon as I hear your name,
    Everything turns upside down inside,
    And from outside they only say:
    "Time heals." Hmm,
    These two words have replaced the word life for me.
    But it’s true, I don’t live or breathe without you,
    I almost stopped sleeping,
    Since all the time I think only about you.

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