Alone quotes can help us to feel less alone in our life experiences. We all feel alone at times and these quotes can help us to feel more connected to others. Maybe you feel alone in your relationship, or maybe you feel alone in your job. Whatever the case may be, know that you are not alone. Here are 130 quotes about being alone to help you feel less alone.

”We need solitude, because when we’re alone, we’re free from obligations, we don’t need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.” – Tamim Ansary

“Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.” – Charlotte Eriksson

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.” – George Washington

We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly – spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.”– Susan L. Taylor

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” – Michel de Montaigne

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” – May Sarton

“Pray that your loneliness may spur into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.” – Dag Hammarskjold

“Find company within yourself and you’ll never spend a day alone. Find love within yourself and you’ll never have a lonely day.” – Connor Chalfant

“You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.” – Amit Ray

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” – Maya Angelou

”No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Gautama Buddha

“Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” – Henry Rollins

“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” – Anonymous

“In solitude, the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.” – Laurence Sterne

“Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

“Solitude is creativity’s best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls.” – Naomi Judd

“Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.” – Paul Brunton

“Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.” – Pau Tillich

“A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.” – Bertrand Russell

“Cultivate solitude and quiet and a few sincere friends, rather than mob merriment, noise and thousands of nodding acquaintances.” – William Powell

“Make the time to be alone. Your best ideas live within solitude.” – Robin Sharma

“Solitude, whether endured or embraced, is a necessary gateway to original thought.” – Jane Hirschfield

“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” – Orson Welles

“Sometimes it’s better to be alone no one can hurt you that way.” – Tinku Razoria

“It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something.” – Anonymous

“I am lonely, sometimes, but I dare say it’s good for me…” ― Louisa May Alcott

“The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.”– Henrik Ibsen

“I think it’s good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.”– Amy Sedaris

“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel alone.”– Robin Williams

“I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.” – Oscar Wilde

“It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.” – Hans F. Hansen

“What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.” – Ellen Burstyn

“By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.” – George Herbert

“Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.” – Thomas Wolfe

“There is something immaculate about loneliness which only lonely people can understand.” – Munia Khan

“Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness.” – Poppy Z. Brite

“Loneliness might be taking you towards an otherwise unreachable experience of reality.” – Olivia Laing

“I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.” – Henry Rollins

“There’s a special quality to the loneliness of dusk, a melancholy more brooding even than the night’s.”– Ed Gorman

“There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone.” – M.W Poetry

“Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.” – Paul Tillich

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity” – Albert Einstein

“Being alone has a power that very few people can handle.” – Steven Aitchison

“Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” – Henry Rollins

“What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.” – Ellen Burstyn 

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” ― Anthony Burgess

“It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.” ― Marilyn Monroe

“The first great thing is to find yourself and for that you need solitude and contemplation – at least sometimes.” – Fridtjof Nansen

 “The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.” – Lorraine Hansberry

“Being prime minister is a lonely job… you cannot lead from the crowd.” – Margaret Thatcher

“One thing that somebody told me is that leadership is a lonely role – some people can do it, and some people can’t.” – Kyrie Irving

 “A life without a lonely place, that is, without a quiet center, becomes destructive.” – Henri Nouwen

 “I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.”– Oscar Wilde

“By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.” – George Herbert

“There is something immaculate about loneliness which only lonely people can understand.”– Munia Khan

 “Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.” – Albert Einstein

“I think it’s good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.” – Amy Sedaris

“There’s a special quality to the loneliness of dusk, a melancholy more brooding even than the night’s.” – Ed Gorman

 “Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness.” — Sam Harris

“Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.” — Gretchen Rubin

“The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.” — Norman Cousins

 “Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.” — Thomas Harris

“Sometimes being surrounded by everyone is the loneliest, because you’ll realize you have no one to turn to.” — Soraya

“Times may have changed, but there are some things that are always with us – loneliness is one of them.” — Laurie Graham

 “There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.” ― Mandy Hale

 “It is good to be solitary, for solitude is difficult; that something is difficult must be a reason the more for us to do it.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

. “The trouble is not really in being alone, it’s being lonely. One can be lonely in the midst of a crowd, don’t you think?” ― Christine Feehan

“Depression on my left Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

 “The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.” –Mother Theresa

“Some nights are made for torture or reflection or the savouring of loneliness.” – Poppy Z. Brite

“My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

“Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.” – Erma Bombeck

“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.” – Tahereh Mafi

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” –Helen Keller

“Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unnecessary as when you were alone.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

“I felt like a kid standing in the world’s greatest video arcade without any quarters, unable to do anything but walk around and watch the other kids play.” ― Ernest Cline

 “It’s never loneliness that nibbles away at a person’s insides, but not having room inside themselves to be comfortably alone.” ― Rachel Sontag

“Forgiving, that’s what she is, and lonely. A person can forgive a lot if they need the company.” ― Ali Land

“I learned that day that there is no more lonely state than being in a lonely marriage.” ― Julie Metz

“He says he’s lonely, horribly lonely because of this love he feels for her. She says she’s lonely too. She doesn’t say why.” ― Marguerite Duras

“We’ve got a bond in common, you and I. We are both alone in the world.” ― Daphne du Maurier

“The worst kind of loneliness in the world is the isolation that comes from being misunderstood. It can make people lose their grasp on reality.” ― Shyza Chaudhry

 “Loneliness is a state of feeling that can be changed. People may still feel lonely even among the crowd.” ― Toba Beta

“In all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.” ― Carl Sagan

“Until you get comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.” – Mandy Hale

“I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” ― Anthony Burgess

 “Don’t feel alone, because there is always someone out there who loves you more than you can imagine.” ― Anurag Prakash Ray

“People run away to be alone he said. Some people had to be alone.” –William Trevor

“I’m learning a lot about myself being alone and doing what I’m doing.” – Chantal Kreviazuk

“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

“Make the time to be alone. Your best ideas live within solitude.” – Robin Sharma

“No one is ever alone and silence does not equate defeat.” – Joan Ambu

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” – Maya Angelou

“A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.”– Bertrand Russell

“There is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock.” – Charles Bukowski

 “People run away to be alone,’ he said. Some people had to be alone.” ― William Trevo

“Throwing herself into learning helped Miri ignore the painful chill of solitude around her.” ― Shannon Hale

“The worst thing about loneliness is that it brings one face to face with oneself.” ― Mary Balogh

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