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Loneliness is a feeling of being empty within. A bunch of loneliness quotes might get your spirits back. Here are the top 150 loneliness quotes about life, love, relationships and depression that you will be able to relate to.

Loneliness is a feeling that can strike to anyone, anytime, anywhere. If you are here and reading these loneliness quotes, chances are high that you are familiar with the feeling of being alone. 

Sometimes loneliness can be very painful. Did you ever wonder why loneliness hurts so much? Because the feeling of being alone makes you vulnerable. So, give yourself enough time to overcome it.

Although it might seem hard, you can do it. This selection of loneliness quotes will help you overcome the feeling of being alone. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of loneliness quotes to help you find strength in that temporary state. Right from loneliness quotes about love to loneliness quotes from the bible, read all types of quotes here.

Loneliness quotes about love

Loneliness is a feeling of being empty within. It’s hard to describe and even harder to deal in matters which make the person feel low and emotionally tattered. Take for example, the matters of love. Feeling lonely in love is way more common than you actually think. Therefore, we bring you some of the best curated loneliness quotes about love that you can relate to.

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

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

MOTHER TERESA (more Mother Teresa quotes)

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

DR. SEUSS (more Dr. Seuss quotes)

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 (more Robin Williams quotes)

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.

PAUL TOURNIER

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.

MARK TWAIN (more Mark Twain quotes)

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

Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.

BERTRAND RUSSELL

The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.

CHARLOTTE BRONTE

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.

BELL HOOKS

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

MARK TWAIN

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone.

JEAN DE LA BRUYERE

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.

GEORGE ELIOT (more George Eliot quotes)

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

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

TAHEREH MAFI

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

MOTHER TERESA

sex is the consolation you have when you can’t have love.

GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ

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

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.

JAMES DASHNER

Are you upset little friend? Have you been lying awake worrying? Well, don’t worry…I’m here. The flood waters will recede, the famine will end, the sun will shine tomorrow, and I will always be here to take care of you.

CHARLES M. SCHULZ

We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Everything in-between is a gift.

YUL BRYNNER

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

DAG HAMMARSKJOLD

I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

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.

D.H LAWRENCE

Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One’s relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain.

ELIZABETH BOWEN

I’m tired of living unable to love anyone. I don’t have a single friend – not one. And, worst of all, I can’t even love myself. Why is that? Why can’t I love myself? It’s because I can’t love anyone else. A person learns how to love himself through the simple acts of loving and being loved by someone else. Do you understand what I am saying? A person who is incapable of loving another cannot properly love himself.

HARUKI MURAKAMI

Everyone keeps telling me that time heals all wounds, but no one can tell me what I’m supposed to do right now. Right now I can’t sleep. It’s right now that I can’t eat. Right now I still hear his voice and sense his presence even though I know he’s not here. Right now all I seem to do is cry. I know all about time and wounds healing, but even if I had all the time in the world, I still don’t know what to do with all this hurt right now.

NINA GUILLBEAU

If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.

MANDY HALE

Sometimes I get real lonely sleeping with you.

HARUKI MURAKAMI

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

RAINER MARIA RILKE

Loneliness quotes about relationships

Loneliness can be felt because of many reasons. It could be due to missing someone or just because you had a bad day. The reason can be minute or severe. Therefore, we bring you some hand-picked loneliness relationships quotes to solve your issues and be with them again.

Loneliness is not lack of company, loneliness is lack of purpose.

GUILLERMO MALDONADO

Being alone is scary, but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.

AMELIA EARHART (more Amelia Earhart quotes)

If you feel lonely within your relationship, pay attention to this inner warning signal!

DOREEN VIRTUE

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

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

JOHN STEINBECK

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

CHARLES BUKOWSKI (more Charles Bukowski quotes)

The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.

CHARLOTTE BRONTE

I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.

ARWEN (from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings)

There is no loneliness like the loneliness of a dead marriage.

ERICA JONG

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.

MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN

I’d rather be single, happy, and lonely sometimes than married, lonely, and happy sometimes.

MARK FIORE

At the end of the day, I know that I would rather be alone and occasionally lonely and unhappy than in a miserable marriage and lonely and unhappy all the time. I don’t mind being single. In fact, I like it.

ALANA STEWART

Being single isn’t the cause of loneliness, and marriage is not necessarily the cure. There are many lonely married people as well.

RENEE JONES

Marriage. Don’t be pressured into it. Is the fear of loneliness really greater than the fear of bondage?

SUMIKO TAN

Fortunately for women, most men mistake loneliness for love before marriage, and habit for happiness afterward.

HELEN ROWLAND

I learned that day that there is no more lonely state than being in a lonely marriage.

JULIE METZ

On the night of the winter solstice, when the dead get their annual reprieve, they go up to the 24-hour donut shop and wedding chapel to get hitched. Marriage is a good and proper pursuit for dead people. For a while, it relieves the dark, shuddering loneliness of the afterlife.

RACHEL SWIRSKY

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE (more Friedrich Nietzsche quotes)

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

GEORGE R. R. MARTIN

How we need another soul to cling to.

SYLVIA PLATH

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

SUZANNE COLLINS

I’m not much but I’m all I have.

PHILIP K. DICK

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

LILI ST. CROW

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

CRISS JAMI

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.

DAVID FOSTER WALLACE

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

DEB CALETTI

But nothing makes a room feel emptier than wanting someone in it.

CALLA QUINN

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

EDITH WHARTON

Related Reading: 5 Ways to Transform Your Loneliness into Enjoyable Solitude

Loneliness quotes from the Bible

Loneliness isn’t just a modern word coined by the millennials, it goes a long way back. In fact, the concept of loneliness goes back to the Bible. So, here are a few Bible loneliness quotes that may lead you through this phase with flying colours. 

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

DEUTERONOMY 31:6

Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.

PSALM 27:10

For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.

1 SAMUEL 12:22

ROMAWhat, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

ROMANS 8:31

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

ROMANS 8:32

Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.

ROMANS 8:33

Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

ROMANS 8:34

Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.

PSALM 25:16

and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

MATTHEW 28:20

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

-ISAIAH 41:10

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 PETER 5:7

God sets the lonely in families,he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

PSALM 68: 6

I am never lonely when I am reading the Bible. Nothing dissolves loneliness like a session with God’s Word.

BILLY GRAHAM

Those who are without friends, God puts in families; he makes free those who are in chains; but those who are turned away from him are given a dry land.

PSALM 68:6

No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn’t know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you.

JOHN 15:15

 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

PSALM 147:3

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

1 CORINTHIANS 10:13

Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for He has said, “I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you.” So that we say with a good heart, “The Lord is my helper; I will have no fear: what is man able to do to me?”

HEBREWS 13:5-6

Behold, the time is coming, yes, and has now come, that you will be scattered, everyone to his own place, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world.

JOHN 16:32-33

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:17

As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.

PSALM 17:15

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

COLOSSIANS 3:1-4

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

MATTHEW 11:28

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

GALATIANS 6:2

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

PHILIPPIANS 2:3-4

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

ROMANS 38-39

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-4

Listen to me in silence, O coastlands. let the peoples renew their strength. let them approach, then let them speak; let us together draw near for judgment.

ISAIAH 41:1

Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.’

GENESIS 2:18  

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

PSALM 23:4

Quotes about overcoming loneliness

We have been talking about loneliness quotes, but haven’t discussed how to overcome it. Well, it’s way easier said than done. When an individual is lonely, it is like they are sick from within. Subsequently, they don’t feel the urge to get off the bed or to converse with someone. To sum up, it’s hard for real.

Therefore, we bring quotes about overcoming loneliness to help you come out of this phase in life.

It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.

MARILYN MONROE

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

ALDOUS HUXLEY

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

HENRY ROLLINS

If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is… an opportunity to get to know you, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but you for your happiness… you will realize that a little loneliness goes a long way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful you.

MANDY HAL

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

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

CRISS JAMI

Introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward.

SUSAN CAIN

I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

The strongest men are the most alone.

HENRIK IBSEN

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

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

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

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

MITCH ALBOM

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

Accept your own aloneness and stick to it, all your life. And then accept the times when the gap is filled in, when they come. But they’ve got to come. You can’t force them.

D.H LAWRENCE

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.

MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE

We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible.

HERMAN HESSE

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

WAYNE W. DYER

Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved. These are the places (for me) where loneliness is countenanced, stared down, transfigured, treated.

DAVID FOSTER WALLACE

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

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

MAYA ANGELOU

I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.

ELIZABETH GILBERT

Many people suffer from the fear of finding oneself alone, and so they don’t find themselves at all.

ROLLO MAY

All great and precious things are lonely.

JOHN STEINBECK

To live a spiritual life we must first find the courage to enter into the desert of our loneliness and to change it by gentle and persistent efforts into a garden of solitude.

HENRI J.M NOUWEN

If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.

PAULO COELHO

If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself.

LEONARDO DA VINCI

My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people.

PATRICIA HIGHSMITH

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

I think it’s good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are.

AMY SEDARIS

Related Reading: How to Survive the Holiday Season If You’re Alone

Loneliness quotes about life

An individual can go through a lot of emotions and feelings throughout his life. One of these emotions and feelings is loneliness. It’s hard to deal with because loneliness is hard to explain in words. It’s like everything within you is broken like a shard of glasses, and hurting you everywhere. Thus, we bring you a list of loneliness quotes about life that will help you sail through this too.

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

ARTHUR C. CLARKE

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

DOUGLAS COUPLAND

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

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

LOIS LOWRY

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

ALDOUS HUXLEY

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.

DANIEL KEYES

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

DAVID LEVITHAN

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

DAVID FOSTER WALLACE

I’m not much but I’m all I have.

PHILIP K. DICK

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

POPPY Z. BRITE

It’s no good trying to get rid of your own aloneness. You’ve got to stick to it all your life. Only at times, at times, the gap will be filled in. At times! But you have to wait for the times. Accept your own aloneness and stick to it, all your life. And then accept the times when the gap is filled in, when they come. But they’ve got to come. You can’t force them.

D.H LAWRENCE

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

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

RUDYARD KIPLING

I also believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward.

SUSAN CAIN

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.

PEARL BUCK

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.

WENDELL BERRY

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

AMIT RAY

But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. 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.

BELL HOOKS

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

GEORGE GORDON BYRON

It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us.

JACKSON PEARCE

Deep down, the young are lonelier than the old.

ANNE FRANK (more Anne Frank quotes)

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

Words are loneliness.

HENRY MILLER (more Henry Miller quotes)

For someone like myself in whom the ability to trust others is so cracked and broken that I am wretchedly timid and am forever trying to read the expression on people’s faces.

OSAMU DAZAI

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

JEAN-PAUL SARTRE

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

People cannot win against their loneliness because loneliness is this world’s worst kind of pain.

GAARA

When was it I realized that, on this truly dark and solitary path we all walk, the only way we can light is our own? Although I was raised with love, I was always lonely. Someday, without fail, everyone will disappear, scattered into the blackness of time.

BANANA YOSHIMOTO

You do not have to be alone. The world never inflicts loneliness upon us. That is something we choose or reject by ourselves.

DARREN SHAN

I learned much too late that what you called love was nothing but a desperate and irrational fear of a life lived alone.

BEAU TAPLIN