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50 Quotes About Being Alone

This collection of 50 Quotes About Being Alone outlines the differences between happy solitude and loneliness. Life alone can be beautiful, and time with others can feel so lonely. Many of these sayings and quotations about solitude are eye-opening, and help us to appreciate the time to ourselves.

They also help us recognize when someone in our company makes us feel lonely. Space away from others is an important part of life. These being alone quotes are perfect to use for reflection during that time.

If you’re currently by yourself, we hope you take comfort in reading these lonely quotes. You can live happily in solitude!

Get comfortable, have a read, and maybe send the most impactful lone quote to a loved one. You could also consider sharing it on Pinterest. Enjoy!

Quotes About Being Alone

1. “As I get older I’m more and more comfortable being alone.” – Sienna Miller

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2. “Loneliness is sad, aloneness is blissful.” – Osho

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3. “Loneliness does not come from being alone, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you.” – Unknown

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

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5. “Sometimes life is too hard to be alone and sometimes life is too good to be alone.” – Unknown

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6. “Happiness is being alone with your own thoughts.” – Unknown

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7. “Things do not get better by being left alone.” – Winston Churchill

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8. “Being rich is living life on your own terms – according to your possibilities, not your limitations.” – Paul McKenna

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9. “Sometimes it’s better to be alone. Nobody can hurt you.” – Unknown

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10. “It is better to be happy alone than to be miserable with someone else.” – Marilyn Monroe

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11. “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.” – Unknown

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12. “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

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13. “Being alone for a while is dangerous. It’s addicting. Once you see how peaceful it is, you don’t want to deal with people anymore.” – Tom Hardy

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14. “You can’t be strong all the time. Sometimes you just need to be alone and let your tears out.” – Unknown

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15. “The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.” – Justin Timberlake

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16. “Learn to be alone and to like it. There is nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company.” – Mandy Hale

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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 that make you feel all alone.” – Unknown

Quotes about not being alone

18. “If you want to be strong learn to enjoy being alone.” – Unknown

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19. “Sometimes it’s better to be alone cause no one can hurt you that way.” – Unknown

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20. “Yes, there is joy, fulfillment, and companionship—but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering.” – Sylvia Plath

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21. “The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.” – Unknown

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22. “If you want to be strong, learn to live alone.” – Rowan Atkinson

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23. “Sitting alone and enjoying your own company is better than being surrounded by fake people.” – Unknown

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24. “I need, absolutely, to be alone.” – Jeanne Moreau

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25. “Alone by herself she built the kingdom that she wanted.” – R. H. Sin

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26. “Your life will get better when you realize it’s better to be alone than to chase people who don’t really care about you.” – Unknown

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27. “Sometimes you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.” – Unknown

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28. “Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.” – Charlie Chaplin

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

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30. “When everything is lonely I can be my best friend.” – Conor Oberst

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31. “To be alone is to be different and to be different is to be alone.” – Unknown

32. “And in the end, all I learned was how to be strong… Alone.” – Unknown

33. “Nobody knows about the little meltdowns I have when I’m alone. They only know about the smiles and laughs I show them.” – Unknown

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

35. “I like being alone. I have control over my own shit. Therefore, in order to win me over, your presence has to feel better than my solitude. You’re not competing with another person, you’re competing with my comfort zones.” – Horacio Jones

36. “I think it’s very healthy, to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone. You need to know HOW to be alone and not be defined by another person.” – Unknown

37. “It’s easy to stand with the crowd it takes courage to stand alone” – Unknown

38. “The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.” – Unknown

39. “Being alone & actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.” – Kourtney Kardashian

40. “It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something.” – Unknown

41. “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.” – Unknown

42. “Standing alone is better than standing with people who don’t value you.” – Unknown

43. “Loneliness is never crueler than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.” – Germaine Greer

44. “There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone.” – Unknown

45. “One travels more usefully when alone because he reflects more.” – Thomas Jefferson

46. “And then I think that maybe I was designed to be alone.” – Unknown

47. “If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.” – Unknown

48. “I like to be alone. But I hate being lonely.” – Unknown

49. “If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life.” – Michael Josephson

50. “Never mess with someone who is not afraid to be alone. You will lose every single time.” – Unknown

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