One thing many of us found during 2020, was that we learned to understand loneliness.
Some of us were alone as we quarantined from COVID, and our loneliness has been amplified and expanded beyond what we have ever experienced before. Many of us have still not found relief, or maybe it hasn’t been true relief.
If you are feeling lonely now, I hope these quotes help you feel better. Next, read, How to Overcome Feeling Lonely, so it continues to get better.
The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.Albert Einstein
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.Henry Rollins
It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.Mahatma Gandhi
Ordinary men hate solitude. But the master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe.Lao Tzu
The loneliness you feel is actually an opportunity to reconnect with others and yourself.Maxime Lagacé
What a lovely surprise to discover how unlonely being alone can be.Ellen Burstyn
If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.Paulo Coelho
If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled.Lao Tzu
Remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within.Epictetus
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.Wayne Dyer
Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.Albert Einstein
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
Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions.Robert Fulghum
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lonely day is God’s way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.Criss Jami
Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.Tim Fargo
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.Henry David Thoreau
I became strong because I was lonely.Maxime Lagacé
Loneliness, when accepted, is a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life.Paulo Coelho
All great and precious things are lonely.John Steinbeck
As soon as I realized happiness was internal and that I was the only one responsible for it, I stopped feeling lonely.Maxime Lagacé
I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone.Marilynne Robinson
I love people, but I also love recharging my batteries, thinking, running, creating and being alone.Maxime Lagacé
Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.Maya Angelou
So you’re a little weird? Work it! A little different? Own it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!Mandy Hale
In the long run, every pain is a gift.Maxime Lagacé
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.Thomas Browne
To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world.Anthony Burgess
Having tasted the joys of solitude, I forgot the need to please my relatives and friends.Milarepa
Don’t ever put your happiness in someone else’s hands. They’ll drop it. They’ll drop it every time.Christopher Barzak
You are free if you can withdraw from people, not having to seek them out for the sake of money, company, love, glory or curiosity, none of which can thrive in silence and solitude.Fernando Pessoa
Formal education will give you a career. Self-education will give you freedom.Shane Parrish
In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.Rollo May
Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone — that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.Nikola Tesla
She was stronger alone.Jane Austen
This last quote is my favorite. Maybe because I found my strength in being alone, that is my hope for you that you find your strength and then stop feeling lonely.
Which quote was your favorite? Drop me a comment and let me know.