Alone - Quotes & Sayings

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

May Sarton

Solitude vivifies; isolation kills.

Joseph Roux

When everything is lonely I can be my best friend.

Conor Oberst

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

It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.

Marilyn Monroe

The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.

Norman Cousins

I was born by myself but carry the spirit and blood of my father, mother and my ancestors. So I am really never alone. My identity is through that line.

Ziggy Marley

The people who are bullying you, they're insecure about who they are, and that's why they're bullying you. It never has to do with the person they're bullying. They desperately want to be loved and be accepted, and they go out of their way to make people feel unaccepted so that they're not alone.

Madelaine Petsch

The best part about being alone is that you really don't have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.

Justin Timberlake

Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.

James A. Garfield

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.

Ellen Burstyn

When you begin to worry, go find something to do. Get busy being a blessing to someone; do something fruitful. Talking about your problem or sitting alone, thinking about it, does no good; it serves only to make you miserable. Above all else, remember that worrying is totally useless. Worrying will not solve your problem.

Joyce Meyer

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.

Eleanor Roosevelt

There's a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.

Sylvester Stallone

The picture alone, without the written word, leaves half the story untold.

James Lafferty

Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies.

Elizabeth Bowen

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

John Quincy Adams

I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.

Lord Byron

Language... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich

It is true that integrity alone won't make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one.

Zig Ziglar

Don't go away. I don't want to be alone. I can't stand being alone.

Arnold Rothstein

I never have tantrums. If anything makes me mad, I'm silent. If I'm not talking, leave me alone.

Pat Nixon

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.

Voltaire

Tradition has it that whenever a group of people has tasted the lovely fruits of wealth, security, and prestige, it begins to find it more comfortable to believe in the obvious lie and accept that it alone is entitled to privilege.

Steven Biko

I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely.

Tori Amos

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.

Alice Koller

I restore myself when I'm alone.

Marilyn Monroe

The doer alone learneth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I secretly enjoy being alone - hiking alone, skiing alone, walking along the beach alone, going to movies alone. Do not get me wrong, I like sharing my life with other people, but sometimes I really enjoy being as alone as possible.

Josh Zuckerman

Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

Booker T. Washington

Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.

Charlie Chaplin

I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.

Elizabeth I

Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.

Joseph Conrad

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.

Martin Luther

The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.

Mason Cooley

Every person remembers some moment in their life where they witnessed some injustice, big or small, and looked away because the consequences of intervening seemed too intimidating. But there's a limit to the amount of incivility and inequality and inhumanity that each individual can tolerate. I crossed that line. And I'm no longer alone.

Edward Snowden

One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity, there ain't nothin' can beat teamwork.

Edward Abbey

Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets.

Paul Tournier

Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience. They'll stay faithful as long as it's safe and doesn't involve risk, rejection, or criticism. Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.

Charles Stanley

I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.

Marie Antoinette

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

Wayne Dyer

Stories can encourage us and embolden us to face ourselves and to feel. Stories can make us feel less alone. If we're reading a story that moves us, we can feel that emotion that I feel towards my father or mother or girlfriend. So they can give us late-night company.

Tim O'Brien

I'm open, and I'm out there, but I also enjoy being alone, relaxing.

Jazz Jennings

Remember, you and you alone are responsible for maintaining your energy. Give up blaming, complaining and excuse making, and keep taking action in the direction of your goals - however mundane or lofty they may be.

Jack Canfield

Your grief path is yours alone, and no one else can walk it, and no one else can understand it.

Terri Irwin

Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice.

Franz Liszt

Getting stress out of your life takes more than prayer alone. You must take action to make changes and stop doing whatever is causing the stress. You can learn to calm down in the way you handle things.

Joyce Meyer

Aim high and don't sell yourself short. Know that you're capable. Understand that a lot of people battle with a lot of things - depression, body image or whatever else - so know that it's not just you. You're not alone.

Holly Holm

Solitude is very different from a 'time-out' from our busy lives. Solitude is the very ground from which community grows. Whenever we pray alone, study, read, write, or simply spend quiet time away from the places where we interact with each other directly, we are potentially opened for a deeper intimacy with each other.

Henri Nouwen