100 Quotes About Loneliness That Prove Why You Must Socialise

No one on this earth wishes to be lonely; even a loner must have several reasons why he chooses a solitary life. We are social animals and mingling with people is our basic characteristic. There may be occasions when we do not choose to be lonely, we are left alone and we have to endure that. Even the richest of persons cannot be happy if they are lonely and do not have anyone to share their happiness with. Sometimes the thought of being left alone makes people go through such mental turmoil that they undergo depression and have to seek psychiatric help.

We get too busy in our lives and building our careers that we forget to interact with people around us. But when we take out time and look around we find no one and that is when we realize the importance of near and dear�ones. In today’s world, with the growth of social media, we have started living a virtual life where we have thousands of virtual friends. However, one true friend whom we know and who knows us in and out is enough and greater that those virtual friends.

The following quotes about loneliness will teach you how to distinguish between things which matters and which do not.

Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony.

- Shampoo Planet, Douglas Coupland

Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.

- Arthur C. Clarke

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

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

- Maya Angelou

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.

- The Giver, Lois Lowry

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

- Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi

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.

- Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami

Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.

- Honoré de Balzac

Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.

- Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

All great and precious things are lonely.

- East of Eden, John Steinbeck

Being alone never felt right. sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.

- Women, Charles Bukowski

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

- Jean-Paul Sartre

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

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.

- Mother Teresa

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.

- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Sex is the consolation you have when you can't have love

- Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

We live as we dream--alone....

- Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

How we need another soul to cling to.

- The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, Sylvia Plath

When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.

- A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

There is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock

- Love Is a Dog from Hell, Charles Bukowski

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

If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.

- Brave New World, Aldous Huxley

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

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Separation Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.

- W.S. Merwin

I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.

- The Portable Henry Rollins, Henry Rollins

A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke

- Vincent van Gogh

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)

- Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams: Short Stories, Sylvia Plath

They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars—on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places.

- The Poetry of Robert Frost, Robert Frost

It would be too easy to say that I feel invisible. Instead, I feel painfully visible, and entirely ignored.

- Every Day, David Levithan

The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.

- The Five People You Meet in Heaven - Meniti Bianglala, Mitch Albom

I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others--young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.

- The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

I realize, for the first time, how very lonely I've been in the arena. How comforting the presence of another human being can be.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

I don't know what's worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you've always wanted to be, and feel alone.

- Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes

May came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone.

- E.E. Cummings

Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.

- Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

Perhaps only people who are capable of real togetherness have that look of being alone in the universe. The others have a certain stickiness, they stick to the mass.

- Lady Chatterley's Lover, D.H. Lawrence

I'm not much but I'm all I have.

- Martian Time-Slip, Philip K. Dick

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

- Henry Rollins

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.

- Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage, Kurt Vonnegut

Some people are just not meant to be in this world. It's just too much for them.

- The Boy on Cinnamon Street, Phoebe Stone

I was always holding onto people, and they were always leaving.

- Jealousy, Lili St. Crow

What is hell? Hell is oneself. Hell is alone, the other figures in it Merely projections. There is nothing to escape from And nothing to escape to. One is always alone.

- T.S. Eliot

I felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn't need to run to the mirror to know they were gone

- The Scorch Trials, James Dashner

The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all.

- The Fortunes of Indigo Skye, Deb Caletti

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.

- The Secret of Staying in Love, John Joseph Powell

If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

It's weird to feel like you miss someone you're not even sure you know.

- Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace

Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness.

- Poppy Z. Brite

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

- May Sarton

The pain of being alone is completely out of this world, isn't it? I don't know why, but I understand your feelings so much, it actually hurts.

- Masashi Kishimoto

Sometimes I get real lonely sleeping with you.

- A Wild Sheep Chase, Haruki Murakami

If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.

- Andy Rooney

DeWitt: Loneliness leads to nothing good, only detachment. And sometimes the people who most need to reach out are the people least capable of it.

- Jane Espenson

The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!

- The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton

Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly.

- A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments, David Foster Wallace

Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don't need to show me thier badges. I know these guys very well.

- Elizabeth Gilbert

For the way loneliness is worse when you return to it after a reprieve—like the soul's version of putting on a wet bathing suit, clammy and miserable.

- Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Laini Taylor

Nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it.

- J

She had become accustomed to being lonely. She was used to walking alone and to being considered 'different.' She did not suffer too much.

- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith

When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.

- Camino Real, Tennessee Williams

I am alone, I thought, and they are everybody.

- Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

...sometimes I get tired. Sometimes I get bored. And sometimes all I want, more than anything else in the world, is to go on a freaking date.

- Paranormalcy, Kiersten White

We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding.

- The Light That Failed, Rudyard Kipling

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me.

- The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Eliot

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

That's love: Two lonely persons keep each other safe and touch each other and talk to each other.

- Rainer Maria Rilke

Be good and you will be lonesome.

- Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World, Mark Twain

My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.

- Sand and Foam, Kahlil Gibran

To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend.

- The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Sun is such a lonely star. Whenever he comes out to see his friends, they all disappear.

- The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A lonely day is God's way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

It's so stupid because all I wanted was space and now that I have it, there's this part of me that's achingly lonely I could die.

- Saving June, Hannah Harrington

Like crying wolf, if you keep looking for sympathy as a justification for your actions, you will someday be left standing alone when you really need help.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

L(a le af fa ll s)o ne li ne ss

- E.E. Cummings

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

Loneliness becomes an acid that eats away at you.

- 1Q84, Haruki Murakami

If loneliness was a choice, what was the other option? To settle for second-best and try to be happy with that? And was that fair to the person you settled for?

- Sugar Daddy, Lisa Kleypas

When we are most alone is when we embrace another's loneliness.

- The Time Keeper, Mitch Albom

Solitude is indeed dangerous for a working intelligence. We need to have around us people who think and speak. When we are alone for a long time we people the void with phantoms

- Le Horla et autres contes fantastiques, Guy de Maupassant

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

- Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, George Gordon Byron

Words are loneliness.

- Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller

She was stronger alone…

- Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen

The tragedy of this world is that everyone is alone. For a life in the past cannot be shared with the present.

- Einstein's Dreams, Alan Lightman

Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old.

- The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank

To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone.

- Suzanne Gordon

Lying is easy. But it's lonely." "What do you mean?" "When you lie to everyone about everything, what's left? What's true?" "Nothing," I say. "Exactly.

- The Archived, Victoria Schwab

Because, once alone, it is impossible to believe that one could ever have been otherwise. Loneliness is an absolute discovery.

- Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson

I believe in whatever gets you throught the night. [...] Night is the hardest time to be alive. For me, anyway. It lasts so long, and four A.M.knows all my secrets.

- Poppy Z. Brite

Half of the time I don't know what they're talking about; their jokes seem to relate to a past that everyone but me has shared. I'm a foreigner in the world and I don't understand the language.

- Jean Webster

A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship.

- The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.

- Jules Renard

There's a sorrow and pain in everyone's life, but every now and then there's a ray of light that melts the loneliness in your heart and brings comfort like hot soup and a soft bed.

- Requiem for a Dream, Hubert Selby Jr.

I spent the rest of the day in someone else's story. The rare moments that I put the book down, my own pain returned in burning stabs.

- Die for Me, Amy Plum

Lonely was much better than alone.

- The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.

- The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist, Dorothy Day

Over time, loneliness gets inside you and doesn't go away.

- The Angel's Game, Carlos Ruiz Zafón

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?

- Middlemarch, George Eliot

Oh to have you with me, to have you here, not to be alone, but to be with you, my beauty, you of all souls! You.

- Pandora, Anne Rice

You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.

- Meditation: Insights and Inspirations, Amit Ray

Companionship is a foreign concept to some people. They fear it as much as the majority of people fear loneliness.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

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