150+ Emotional Loneliness Quotes to Match Your Mood

Looking for some loneliness quotes to help describe how you’re feeling, or make you feel better? Here are over 150 that should do the trick.

Loneliness quotes can help you find words for the way you’re feeling.

More than that, they can reassure you that how you’re feeling is normal – making you feel less alone in the process.

And, above all, they can provide inspiration and hope in dark, lonely moments.

Whatever you need or want them for, I hope the 150+ quotes about loneliness in this post will help.

Sad Loneliness Quotes
Here we go then: Let’s begin with these 25 Sad Loneliness Quotes to help you feel less alone…

Sad Loneliness Quotes

  1. “Sometimes being surrounded by everyone is the loneliest, because you’ll realize you have no one to turn to.” – Soraya“
  2. Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.” – Jodi Picoult
  3. “There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage.” – Alexander Theroux
  4. “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  5. “Feeling lonely is fine. Staying this way forever is not.” – Maxime Lagacé
  6. “She was lonely and she never knew that this loneliness had made her sour and cross towards others.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  7. “Weekends, End of the month, your birthday, and Valentine’s Day will remind you how single and how lonely you are.” – De philosopher DJ Kyos
  8. “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” – Lois Lowry
  9. “Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.” – Pauline Phillips
  10. “The loneliest people are the kindest. They’re the ones who give the world their smiles, even though they cry in their bedrooms.” – Charles Bukowski
  11. “If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.” – Paulo Coelho
  12. “Nobody likes being alone that much. I don’t go out of my way to make friends, that’s all. It just leads to disappointment.” – Haruki Murakami
  13. “Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings.” – Paulo Coelho
  14. “The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.” – Charlotte Brontë
  15. “There’s just an incredible amount of loneliness as a mother, all this solitude no one really speaks to.” – Catherine Reitman

  16. “This world that I live in is empty and cold/the loneliness cuts me and tortures my soul.” – Waylon Jennings
  17. “We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.” – Albert Schweitzer
  18. “I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness.” – Anaïs Nin
  19. “Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.” – Joss Whedon
  20. “To be so lonely you told yourself you liked to be this way & almost believed it was true.” – Natalie Wee
  21. “Loneliness is the feeling of being alone even when you’re surrounded by people.” – Wayne Dyer
  22. “If one’s different one’s bound to be lonely.” – Aldous Huxley
  23. “Every single human being who is alive has felt this kind of pain, hopelessness, and loneliness at one time or another. We are all connected through this shared pain and struggle.” – Leo Babauta
  24. “I’m not much but I’m all I have.” – Philip K. Dick
  25. “There’s nothing abnormal about loneliness.” – Paula Stokes
Inspirational Quotes About Loneliness
Here’s a selection of Inspirational Quotes About Loneliness that will uplift your feelings!

Inspirational Quotes About Loneliness

  1. “Loneliness is not an emotion, it’s a state of mind.” – Robin Sharma
  2. “I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. If you need the medication again, go ahead and take it—I will love you through that, as well. If you don’t need the medication, I will love you, too. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. “The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.” – Norman Cousins
  4. “Loneliness is a tax we have to pay to atone for a certain complexity of mind.” – Alain de Botton
  5. “Too much expectation can only lead to frustration.” – Mouloud Benzadi
  6. “I need someone. I need to hold somebody close. And I need more than this holding. I need someone to understand how I feel at a time like now. And the understanding must be part of the holding.” – Betty Smith
  7. “Times may have changed, but there are some things that are always with us ‒ loneliness is one of them.” – Laurie Graham
  8. “There is something immaculate about loneliness which only lonely people can understand.” – Munia Khan
  9. “The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.” – Pearl S. Buck
  10. “The only thing keeping you from being happy is the belief that you are alone.” – Anna Draper
  11. “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” – Michel de Montaigne
  12. “Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely.” – Mortimer Adle
  13. “Think of a lonely man living in a lonely house in the middle of nowhere! If that man doesn’t feel lonely then loneliness is no longer a valid adjective for him!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
  14. “The more specific you are about a very general feeling of loneliness is actually how you connect with people.” – Phoebe Bridgers
  15. “We feel alone, and in this, we are connected.” – Leo Babauta

  16. “Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  17. “Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.” – Pearl Buck
  18. “Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose.” – Guillermo Maldonado
  19. “The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.” – Henrik Ibsen
  20. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein
  21. “To forget the self is to remember that we don’t exist alone, but in relation to other people, to other creatures, to the planet, and to the universe.” – Steve Hagen
  22. “Loneliness is the mark upon us, the original cut that calls us to seek the source of meaning-filled living and sate our deepest spiritual needs.” – Patricia J.
  23. “The effect of loneliness is to devalue those individual resources which make up your personality.” – Tony Lake
  24. “Sometimes I think that my own company is more suitable for me than if I were around others. Because of the person that I am.” – Kyle Labe
  25. “Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.” – Erma Bombeck
Quotes on Loneliness and Overcoming It
If Quotes on Loneliness and Overcoming It are more what you’re looking for, then be sure to check out this next section!

Quotes on Loneliness and Overcoming It

  1. “Loneliness is a part of life. But it’s also an opportunity for growth.” – Mandy Hale
  2. “Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.” – Dag Hammarskjold
  3. “What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” – Kurt Vonnegut
  4. “It is better to be lonely than allow people who are not going anywhere keep you from your destiny.” – Joel Osteen
  5. “When everything is lonely I can be my best friend.” – Conor Oberst
  6. “We can all fight against loneliness by engaging in random acts of kindness.” – Gail Honeyman
  7. “In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” – Rollo May
  8. “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
  9. “If you are ever sad and think that life is hard, remember that you are not alone.” – Abbas Kazerooni
  10. “A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.” – Mandy Hale
  11. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. “Being alone and actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.” – Kourtney Kardashian
  13. “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”
  14. “You are blessed, You are great. You are not alone. You are powerful.” – Amit Ray
  15. “What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.” – Ellen Burstyn

  16. “I am lonely, sometimes, but I dare say it’s good for me…” – Louisa May Alcott
  17. “People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.” – Kim Culbertson
  18. “The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.” – Mitch Albom
  19. “It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.” – Marilyn Monroe
  20. “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.” – Aldous Huxley
  21. “Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception.” – Janet Fitch
  22. “A lonely day is God’s way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.” – Criss Jami
  23. “Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.” – Thomas Mann
  24. “When you are evolving to your higher self, the road seems lonely. But you’re simply shedding energies that no longer match the frequency of your destiny.” – Unknown
  25. “If you are afraid of being lonely don’t try to be right.” – Jules Renard
Inspirational Quotes About Feeling Alone
Next up: some Inspirational Quotes About Feeling Alone to help deal with Loneliness.

Inspirational Quotes About Feeling Alone

  1. “If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.” – Andy Rooney
  2. “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” – Maya Angelou
  3. “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
  4. “Sometimes you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone to experience, appreciate, and love yourself.” – Robert Tew
  5. “As I get older I’m more and more comfortable being alone.” – Sienna Miller
  6. “A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  7. “Sometimes, it’s better to be alone. No one can hurt you!” – Unknown
  8. “By all means use sometimes to be alone, Salute thyself; see what the soul doth wear.” – George Herbert
  9. “Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.” – Unknown
  10. “Lonely souls see beauty everywhere they go.” – Anoir Ou-Chad
  11. “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature, and God.” – Anne Frank
  12. “Sometimes you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself.” – Unknown
  13. “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” – Henry Rollins
  14. “It’s beautiful to be alone. To be alone does not mean to be lonely. It means the mind is not influenced and contaminated by society.” – Jiddhe Krishnamurti

  15. “Ordinary men hate solitude. But the master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe.” – Lao Tzu
  16. “It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company.” – George Washington
  17. “Time spent undistracted and alone, in self-examination, journaling, meditation, resolves the unresolved and takes us from mentally fat to fit.” – Naval Ravikant
  18. “When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death—ourselves.” – Eda J. LeShan
  19. “Even in the loneliest moments I have been there for myself.” – Sanober Khan
  20. “I barely noticed loneliness anymore; it was my normal condition by necessity if not by nature.” – Rachel Hartman
  21. “Solitude is where one discovers one is not alone.” – Marty Rubin
  22. “I tell you loneliness is the thing to master. Courage and fear, love, and death are only parts of it and can easily be ruled afterwards. If I make myself master my own loneliness there will be peace or safety: and perhaps these are the same.” – Martha Gellhor
  23. “Kill the loneliness by being with yourself all alone.” – Vikrmn Corpkshetra
  24. “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Gautama Buddha
  25. “Sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.” – Stacy Westfall
Feeling Lonely Quotes Full of Wisdom
When you need to find your inner peace, these Feeling Lonely Quotes Full of Wisdom will help.

Feeling Lonely Quotes Full of Wisdom

  1. “It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  2. “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.” – Arthur C. Clarke
  3. “Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.” – Douglas Coupland
  4. “Loneliness is the space between you and the people you want to be close to.” – Alain de Botton
  5. “When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that.” – Gertrude Stein
  6. “If you are alone, you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion, you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct, and if you have more than one companion, you will fall more deeply into the same plight.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  7. “A lonely heart always endures deep cuts and scratches.” – Qamar Rafiq
  8. “If you’re lonely when you’re alone, you’re in bad company.” – Jean-Paul Sartre
  9. “Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.” – Honoré de Balzac
  10. “Loneliness is the price we pay for independence.” – Audre Lorde
  11. “Being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.” – Charles Bukowski
  12. “The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.” – Tom Wolfe
  13. “Loneliness is the most common human experience, yet the least spoken about.” – Meghan Daum
  14. “The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  15. “Loneliness is painful. But suffering is not wrong in and of itself. It’s part of the human experience, and in a way brings us closer to all people.” – Juliette Fay

  16. “I have a good life, I remind myself. There are plenty of people who love me. They’re just not around at the moment.” – Cynthia Hand
  17. “We come into this world alone, and we leave the same way.” – Jean Grey
  18. “When the world makes me feel like I am alone, love reminds me otherwise.” – Steve Maraboli
  19. “I can be alone without being lonely. In fact, those times of solitude are necessary respite for a beleaguered soul, set upon by the pressures of life. I need to take whatever moments I can to just be still.” – Steve Goodier
  20. “I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends, let fail all else.” – Joshua Slocum
  21. “It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.” – John Joseph Powell
  22. “And if you couldn’t be loved, the next best thing was to be let alone.” – L.M. Montgomery
  23. “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
  24. “No one is ever alone and silence does not equate defeat.” – Joan Ambu
  25. “An overcrowded world is the ideal place in which to be lonely.” – Brian W. Aldiss
Famous Being Alone Quotes
Last but not least, here are 25 Famous Being Alone Quotes you might already be familiar with!

Famous Being Alone Quotes

  1. “There is nothing more lonely or terrifying than feeling unheard.” – House of Cards
  2. “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.” – George R.R. Martin
  3. “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” – Mother Teresa
  4. “They judge me before they even know me. That’s why I’m better off alone.” – Shrek
  5. “When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.” – Fiona Apple
  6. “Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon.” – Woody Allen
  7. “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” – Mother Teresa
  8. “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.” – C.S. Lewis
  9. “Everybody has something that chews them up and, for me, that thing was always loneliness. The cinema has the power to make you not feel lonely, even when you are.” – Tom Hanks
  10. “Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.” – Dalai Lama
  11. “Loneliness comes with life.” – Whitney Houston
  12. “The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.” – Justin Timberlake
  13. “In utter loneliness, a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.” – John Steinbeck

  14. “Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool.” – Liv Ullmann
  15. “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
  16. “When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over.” – Audrey Hepburn
  17. “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 who make you feel all alone.” – Robin Williams
  18. “It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.” – Albert Einstein
  19. “The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.” – Mark Twain
  20. “I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” – Audrey Hepburn
  21. “Don’t wanna be all by myself anymore.” – Celine Dion
  22. “Some people can’t stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I’m a regular talking machine. It’s all or nothing for me.” – Celine Dion
  23. “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
  24. “Lonely, I’m so lonely, I have nobody to call my own.” – Akon
  25. “Be alone, that is the secret of invention; Be alone – that is when ideas are born.” – Nikola Tesla
  26. “All the lonely people, where do they all come from?” – The Beatles
  27. “If you really want peace on earth, create peace in your heart, in your being. That is the right place to begin with and then spread.” – Osho

Remember These Feeling Alone Quotes in Tough Times

Loneliness quotes can be insightful, emotive, and reassuring.

They can shed light on how you feel, highlight how other people have similar feelings, and offer a glimmer or hope and positivity in tough times.

Whether you were looking for quotes about loneliness for those reasons or totally different ones, I hope this list was useful!

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