36 Quotes About Being Alone for Comfort & Solitude

Alone Quotes

Wether you’re feeling lonely or just want to be left alone, these are the quotes that can bring you comfort or bring you peace in your solitude and being alone.

For comfort and empowerment, also take a look at these quotes on being single and these quotes on depression (to help you feel less alone).

Alone Quotes

I restore myself when I’m alone.

“I restore myself when I’m alone.” – Marilyn Monroe

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.

“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

Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.

“Only in solitude do we find ourselves; and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude.” – Miguel de Unamuno

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I’m fascinated with myself and love hearing the sound of my own voice. I’d like to hear what I have to say. A lot of people don’t like being alone because they truly don’t like themselves, but I love me.

“I’m fascinated with myself and love hearing the sound of my own voice. I’d like to hear what I have to say. A lot of people don’t like being alone because they truly don’t like themselves, but I love me.” – Gene Simmons

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

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.” – May Sarton

Being alone and actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.

“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

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Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.

“Solitude has its own very strange beauty to it.” – Liv Tyler

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.

“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” – Henry David Thoreau

I always joke about being alone forever but really do believe there isn’t someone out there for me.

“I always joke about being alone forever but really do believe there isn’t someone out there for me.” – Unknown

Solitude is pleasant. Loneliness is not.

“Solitude is pleasant. Loneliness is not.” – Anna Neagle

Should we say the self, once perceived, becomes the soul?

“Should we say the self, once perceived, becomes the soul?” – Theodore Roethke

Sometimes, you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself.

“Sometimes, you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself.” – Unknown

To live alone is the fate of all great souls.

“To live alone is the fate of all great souls.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.

“Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.” – Joseph Roux

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.

“Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” – Barbara de Angelis

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

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

I wasn’t searching for something or someone….I was searching for me.

“I wasn’t searching for something or someone….I was searching for me.” – Carrie Bradshaw

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.

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

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.

“The thoughtful soul to solitude retires.” – Omar Khayyam

You’ve got to find yourself first. Everything else will follow.

“You’ve got to find yourself first. Everything else will follow.” – Charles de Lint

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

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

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

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

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

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

Many people seek fellowship because they are afraid to be alone…let him who cannot be alone beware of community. He will do harm to himself and to the community. Alone you stood before God when he called you; alone you had to answer that call; alone you had to struggle and pray; and alone you will die and give an account to God. You cannot escape yourself, for God has singled you out.

“Many people seek fellowship because they are afraid to be alone…let him who cannot be alone beware of community. He will do harm to himself and to the community. Alone you stood before God when he called you; alone you had to answer that call; alone you had to struggle and pray; and alone you will die and give an account to God. You cannot escape yourself, for God has singled you out.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – James A. Froude

The thought of being on my own really terrified me. But then I realized being alone is really a cleansing thing.

“The thought of being on my own really terrified me. But then I realized being alone is really a cleansing thing.” – Lindsey Buckingham

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

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

Solitude is independence.

“Solitude is independence.” – Hermann Hesse

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

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Wayne Dyer

We born alone, we all die alone.

“We born alone, we all die alone.” – Dalin Shu

As regards intellectual work it remains a fact, indeed, that great decisions in the realm of thought and momentous discoveries and solutions of problems are only possible to an individual, working in solitude.

“As regards intellectual work it remains a fact, indeed, that great decisions in the realm of thought and momentous discoveries and solutions of problems are only possible to an individual, working in solitude.” – Sigmund Freud

Be who you are, and find yourself so you can be your own person and enjoy life with no regret.

“Be who you are, and find yourself so you can be your own person and enjoy life with no regret.” – Bonnie Zackson Koury

Let your mind alone, and see what happens.

“Let your mind alone, and see what happens.” – Virgil Thomson

Those who love and free nature are never alone.

“Those who love and free nature are never alone.” – Rachel Carson

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.

“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

You only grow when you are alone.

“You only grow when you are alone.” – Paul Newman

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    1. I LOVE BRIGHT DROPS, THIS BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF QUOTES PROVIDES FOR ME WHAT’S HARD TO SAY SOMETIMES, AND I LIKE THAT BRIGHT DROPS CARRIES QUOTES FOR EVERYTHING, SO YOU ALWAYS HAVE THE EXACT QUOTE YOU NEED FOR EVER OCCASION. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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