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#1. You have to face the very thing you fear.--tdf - Author: Tonya D. Floyd
Loneliness quotes by Tonya D. Floyd
#2. Remember that although the distinction can be difficult to draw, loneliness and solitude are different. - Author: Gretchen Rubin
Loneliness quotes by Gretchen Rubin
#3. The mistake every lonely person makes is to confuse attention with love. - Author: Marty Rubin
Loneliness quotes by Marty Rubin
#4. My books are based on the "what if" principle. "What if you became invisible?" or "What if you did change into your mother for one day?" I then take it from there. Each book takes several months in the long process of writing, rewriting, writing, rewriting, and each has its own set of problems. The one thing I dislike about the writing process is the sometimes-loneliness of it all. Readers only get to see the glamour part of a bound book, not some of the agonizing moments one has while constructing it. - Author: Mary Rodgers
Loneliness quotes by Mary Rodgers
#5. On her own, Grace could be effervescent, illuminating the entire room with her intelligence and wit. Around others she seemed to lose her luster. - Author: Krystal Sutherland
Loneliness quotes by Krystal Sutherland
#6. So therefore I dedicate myself, to my art, my sleep, my dreams, my labors, my suffrances, my loneliness, my unique madness, my endless absorption and hunger because I cannot dedicate myself to any fellow being. - Author: Jack Kerouac
Loneliness quotes by Jack Kerouac
#7. However, those who are committed to INFPs know that their mates love to eradicate their frequent bouts of loneliness by spending lots of time connecting emotionally and physically, whether it's snuggling on the couch and watching a movie or just reading side-by-side in bed. - Author: Diana Jackson
Loneliness quotes by Diana Jackson
#8. She had always maintained a cynical facade, using it as a defence against embarrassment, fear, loneliness ... but at the moment she felt unusually vulnerable. - Author: Lisa Kleypas
Loneliness quotes by Lisa Kleypas
#9. Loneliness is the price we have to pay for being born in this modern world, so full of freedom, independence and our own egotistical selves. - Author: Will Schwalbe
Loneliness quotes by Will Schwalbe
#10. A thousand recollected lives were passing through her, a thousand stories - of love and work, of parents and children, of duty and joy and grief. Beds slept in and meals eaten, and the bliss and pain of the body, and a view of summer leaves from a window on a morning it had rained; the nights of loneliness and the nights of love, the soul in it's body keeping always longing to be known. - Author: Justin Cronin
Loneliness quotes by Justin Cronin
#11. At times, when loneliness seems to crush all beauty, the only way to resist is to remain open. - Author: Paulo Coelho
Loneliness quotes by Paulo Coelho
#12. May came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone. - Author: E. E. Cummings
Loneliness quotes by E. E. Cummings
#13. The strength of a love is always misjudged if we evaluate it by its immediate cause and not the stress that went before it, the dark and hollow space full of disappointment and loneliness that precedes all the great events in the heart's history. - Author: Stefan Zweig
Loneliness quotes by Stefan Zweig
#14. I have a life that's just been a well of loneliness. - Author: Jessica Lange
Loneliness quotes by Jessica Lange
#15. I knew this for a fact. Little by little, the ache to see him, to hear him would disappear. Little by little I'd forget how his arms felt, how his fingers felt, how his lips felt..the sound of his voice, the intensity of his gaze, all of it. Trace by trace it would slip from my mind, recede into foggy memory. The painful haze that dulled my present would melt into the past. Maybe not all the way, maybe there would be a few scars. Maybe I'd be different, but I'd be me again. Little by little. - Author: Jennifer DeLucy
Loneliness quotes by Jennifer DeLucy
#16. No specter assails us in more varied disguises than loneliness, and one of its most impenetrable masks is called love. - Author: Arthur Schnitzler
Loneliness quotes by Arthur Schnitzler
#17. All I know is that loneliness is a slow and painful death.' Marion paused. - Author: Arnaldur Indridason
Loneliness quotes by Arnaldur Indridason
#18. So now it's this thing I do.
I go away, ever so often, by myself, for myself,
to new places with foreign streets I haven't walked yet,
and there I wander, up and down, watching people going places I don't know
and it always hits me that they're never alone,
always with someone,
and I wonder how they would spend a day all on their own in a foreign city with nothing to do and no one to see,
and I wonder if they'd be happy.
Just simply being free,
like I am trying to be.
Just simply being me. - Author: Charlotte Eriksson
Loneliness quotes by Charlotte Eriksson
#19. All the things that girls feel they are not when they fear that if they become, if they are, they will no longer be loved by the sisters whose hearts they have not meant to break. And besides, if the sisters are gone and only the beloved remains with his dense curls and his lips, how safe are you then? You have to have him or you will die if the sisters are gone with their listening ears and their feet to rub and their bodies to dress and their shared loneliness. - Author: Francesca Lia Block
Loneliness quotes by Francesca Lia Block
#20. Try listening to yourself sometime, alone in a transient room in a strange town. The worst is when you draw a blank, and the ash-blonde ghosts of the past carry on long twittering long-distance calls with your inner ear, and there's no way to hang up. - Author: Ross Macdonald
Loneliness quotes by Ross Macdonald
#21. Anger, resentment, jealousy, desire for revenge, lust, greed, antagonisms, and rivalries are the obvious signs that I have left home. And that happens quite easily. When I pay careful attention to what goes on in my mind from moment to moment, I come to the disconcerting discovery that there are very few moments during the day when I am really free from these dark emotions, passions and feelings.

Constantly falling back into an old trap, before I am even fully aware of it, I find myself wondering why someone hurt me, rejected me, or didn't pay attention to me. Without realizing it, I find myself brooding about someone else's success, my own loneliness, and the way the world abuses me. Despite my conscious intentions, I often catch myself daydreaming about becoming rich, powerful, and very famous. All of these mental games reveal to me the fragility of my faith that I am the Beloved One on whom God's favor rests. I am so afraid of being disliked, blamed, put aside, passed over, ignored, persecuted, and killed, that I am constantly developing strategies to defend myself and thereby assure myself of the love I think I need and deserve. And in so doing I move far away from my father's home and choose to dwell in a "distant country. - Author: Henri J.M. Nouwen
Loneliness quotes by Henri J.M. Nouwen
#22. I couldn't leave there without carrying some of her sadness and loneliness with me like a cloak. There was a smell that I've come to think of as life rot. Where a life has spoiled, gone bad through lack of use. - Author: Lisa Unger
Loneliness quotes by Lisa Unger
#23. A person might be living with numerous people; but, if he doesn't find a companion who thinks similarly as he thinks, he is still alone - Author: Rajasaraswathii
Loneliness quotes by Rajasaraswathii
#24. There is always a man eager to explain my mental illness to me. They all do it so confidently, motioning to their Hemingway and Bukowski bookshelf as they compare my depression to their late-night loneliness. There is always someone that rejected them that they equate their sadness to and a bottle of gin (or a song playing, or a movie) close by that they refer to as their cure. Somehow, every soft confession of my Crazy that I hand to them turns into them pulling out pieces of themselves to prove how it really is in my head.

So many dudes I've dated have faces like doctors ready to institutionalize
and love my crazy (but only on Friday nights.)

They tell their friends about my impulsive decision making and how I "get them" more than anyone they've ever met but leave out my staring off in silence for hours and the self-inflicted bruises on my cheeks.

None of them want to acknowledge a crazy they can't cure.

They want a crazy that fits well into a trope and gives them a chance to play Hero. And they always love a Crazy that provides them material to write about.

Truth is they love me best as a cigarette cloud of impossibility, with my lipstick applied perfectly and my Crazy only being pulled out when their life needs a little spice.

They don't want me dirty, having not left my bed for days. Not diseased. Not real.

So they invite me over when they're going through writer's block but don't answer m - Author: Lora Mathis
Loneliness quotes by Lora Mathis
#25. All of us experience, to a greater or lesser extent, a loneliness that results from not having enough anchors, enough absolutes, and enough permanent roots to make us feel secure and stable in a world characterized by transience. - Author: Ronald Rolheiser
Loneliness quotes by Ronald Rolheiser
#26. I became hypnotized by my own loneliness, unwilling to stop until my eyes wouldn't stay open anymore, watching the white line of the highway as though it was the last thing that connected me to the earth. - Author: Paul Auster
Loneliness quotes by Paul Auster
#27. Solitude that throws the honest rays of perfect euphoria;
Solitude that makes me breathe in the real me;
Solitude I call it - my abode, my self made haven;
Solitude I call it - the sanguine face of Loneliness. - Author: Debatrayee Banerjee
Loneliness quotes by Debatrayee Banerjee
#28. Longing was a feeling that was hard to live with. It didn't ask permission. It didn't pay attention to time or place. It was overwhelming and demanding, grasping and selfish. It clouded thoughts or made them too bright, too sharp. Longing demanded unconditional surrender. Lumikki tried to fight it and failed. She didn't want to long and yet she longed. She didn't want to remember, and yet her dreams and her body remembered, reminding her constantly.
The longing was physical. It was dizziness. It was a seizing in her belly. It was the need to wrap her arms around herself alone in bed when there was no one else to do it for her. She felt the longing in her fingertips that yearned to stroke, to touch, to caress. The longing made her fingers restless, fiddling with the zipper of her jacket, the strings in her hoodie, fidgeting with whatever little thing happened to her hand. The longing made her teeth bite into her lower lip, leaving it chipped and almost bleeding. She knew she was being stupid. She knew her longing was pointless. - Author: Salla Simukka
Loneliness quotes by Salla Simukka
#29. They're sharing a drink called loneliness, but at least its better than drinking alone. - Author: Billy Joel
Loneliness quotes by Billy Joel
#30. Loneliness, depression, and suicide are in fact side effects rising out of the misinterpretation of beliefs – beliefs that are created by the places we are in, the people we are surrounded by, and ourselves. Misunderstanding stops us from seeing further, causing emptiness, and making life seem uninteresting, limited – and consequently, boring. - Author: Jellis Vaes
Loneliness quotes by Jellis Vaes
#31. Opposite to where she sat the water was a boggy brown, but not too far along it was a dark violet colour, always changing, the way the sweep of the current changed, but as she saw it, her own life did not change at all - the same routine, the same longing and the same loneliness. - Author: Edna O'Brien
Loneliness quotes by Edna O'Brien
#32. It's bad to be unable to stand solitude. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
Loneliness quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#33. There are times when you long for answers and you become painfully aware that you are surrounded by people who may not even comprehend your questions - Author: Srividya Srinivasan
Loneliness quotes by Srividya Srinivasan
#34. Pocket Poem
If this comes creased and creased again and soiled
as if I'd opened it a thousand times
to see if what I'd written here was right,
it's all because I looked too long for you
to put in your pocket. Midnight says
the little gifts of loneliness come wrapped
by nervous fingers. What I wanted this
to say was that I want to be so close
that when you find it, it is warm from me. - Author: Ted Kooser
Loneliness quotes by Ted Kooser
#35. I don't think there's a lonelier feeling than being with someone who has stopped caring. - Author: Alexis Harrington
Loneliness quotes by Alexis Harrington
#36. There were not words enough in the English language, nor in any language, to make his attitude and conduct intelligible to them. - Author: Jack London
Loneliness quotes by Jack London
#37. There had never been any more between us than
chance had brought. But perhaps that makes a greater indebtedness
and binds closer than much else - Author: Erich Maria Remarque
Loneliness quotes by Erich Maria Remarque
#38. One aged man - one man - can't fill a house. - Author: Robert Frost
Loneliness quotes by Robert Frost
#39. I am lonesome so regular it's like a job I gotta report to every day. - Author: Alice Childress
Loneliness quotes by Alice Childress
#40. I happen to believe that America is dying of loneliness, that we, as a people, have bought into the false dream of convenience, and turned away from a deep engagement with our internal lives - those fountains of inconvenient feeling - and toward the frantic enticements of what our friends in the Greed Business call the Free Market. We're hurtling through time and space and information faster and faster, seeking that network connection. But at the same time we're falling away from our families and our neighbors and ourselves. We ego-surf and update our status and brush up on which celebrities are ruining themselves, and how. But the cure won't stick. - Author: Cheryl Strayed
Loneliness quotes by Cheryl Strayed
#41. It would be merciful for people not to come calling and disturb the loneliness of the mountains to which I have returned from the sorrows of the world. - Author: Muso Soseki
Loneliness quotes by Muso Soseki
#42. I preach that odd defiant melancholy that sees the dreadful loneliness of the human soul and the pitiful disaster of human life as ever redeemable and redeemed by compassion, friendship and love. - Author: John Derbyshire
Loneliness quotes by John Derbyshire
#43. The Last Toast

I drink to our demolished hose,
to all this wickedness,
to you, our loneliness together,
I raise my glass -

And to the dead-cold eyes,
the lie that has betrayed us,
the coarse, brutal world, the fact
that God has not saved us.

1934 - Author: Anna Akhmatova
Loneliness quotes by Anna Akhmatova
#44. When traveling is made too easy and comfortable, its spiritual meaning is lost. This may be called sentimentalism, but a certain sense of loneliness engendered by traveling leads one to reflect upon the meaning of life, for life is after all a travelling from one unknown to another unknown. - Author: D.T. Suzuki
Loneliness quotes by D.T. Suzuki
#45. Glitch or not, we seem to need a power greater than ourselves. We seem to need enormous shadows of divinity stalking us. We know we are weak. Alcoholics are, above all, lonely, fearful pepole who make a fetish of loneliness, who think they
are too good to be part of the human race. And we have to be humbled to remember who we are
stumbling human beings, more ape than angel. - Author: Erica Jong
Loneliness quotes by Erica Jong
#46. I don't know what the hell I'm workin' for. Sometimes I sit in my apartment–all alone. And I think of the rent I'm paying. And it's crazy. But then, it's what I always wanted. My own apartment, a car, and plenty of women. And still, goddammit, I'm lonely. - Author: Arthur Miller
Loneliness quotes by Arthur  Miller
#47. There never was a woman so ill-suited to public life as I am. I have had to whip myself, as it were, into society, and the loneliness of it all has been terrific. - Author: Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
Loneliness quotes by Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie
#48. He was free and unencumbered. Which is to say alone and unemployed. - Author: Tim Winton
Loneliness quotes by Tim Winton
#49. You should view each new travel frustration - sickness, fear, loneliness, boredom, conflict - as just another curious facet in the vagabonding adventure. - Author: Rolf Potts
Loneliness quotes by Rolf Potts
#50. Given enough time, you could convince yourself that loneliness was something better, that it was solitude, the ideal condition for reflection, even a kind of freedom.
Once you were thus convinced, you were foolish to open the door and let anyone in, not all the way in. You risked the hard-won equilibrium, that tranquility that you called peace - Author: Dean Koontz
Loneliness quotes by Dean Koontz
#51. I can't take the anger, the loneliness, the pain any longer. I sink to my knees. Everything wrong with my life swells in a rush of emotion. - Author: Holly S. Roberts
Loneliness quotes by Holly S. Roberts
#52. This bed yawns
beneath the weight
of our absent selves. - Author: Maya Angelou
Loneliness quotes by Maya Angelou
#53. I was lonely, and a lonely heart has hungers that can overpower both common sense and dignity. - Author: Robin Hobb
Loneliness quotes by Robin Hobb
#54. Now
she reached down that far, she submerged her filthy self, full of choked cries, of loneliness and poison, until she felt it rising up. It was being pulled out, saved from herself
and she was rising along with it, slowly: who she was now, what she had lost in the past year, and what was growing, slowly, inside her, in spite of everything. - Author: David Grossman
Loneliness quotes by David Grossman
#55. We could build entire cities out of the stories of loneliness. - Author: Hannah Brencher
Loneliness quotes by Hannah Brencher
#56. Man finds nothing so intolerable as to be in a state of complete rest, without passions, without occupation, without diversion, without effort. Then he feels his nullity, loneliness, inadequacy, dependence, helplessness, emptiness. - Author: Blaise Pascal
Loneliness quotes by Blaise Pascal
#57. I am jealous of anyone who can make other people care so much. - Author: David Levithan
Loneliness quotes by David Levithan
#58. The economic dependence of woman and her apparently indestructible illusion that marriage will release her from loneliness and work and worry are potent factors in immunizing her from common sense in dealing with men at work. - Author: Mary Barnett Gilson
Loneliness quotes by Mary Barnett Gilson
#59. I have my throne, I have my sword, I have an empire. But I have . . . no-one. - Author: Steven Erikson
Loneliness quotes by Steven Erikson
#60. I love you, Cat," he whispered. "I don't know what I did to deserve you, but I hope you know that I'd do it all over again to be with you. Thousands of years of loneliness was worth every second you've been in my life. - Author: Larissa Ione
Loneliness quotes by Larissa Ione
#61. The chief characteristics of my childhood were an aching loneliness and the daily struggle to avoid a bleakness of spirit that unrelieved loneliness can foment. - Author: Dean Koontz
Loneliness quotes by Dean Koontz
#62. Can I Tinder swipe for cat cuddles? - Author: Shannon Mullen
Loneliness quotes by Shannon Mullen
#63. I took one of my hands in the other, tried to imagine what it would feel like if it was another person's hand holding mine. There have been times where I felt that I might die of loneliness. - Author: Gail Honeyman
Loneliness quotes by Gail Honeyman
#64. The Sun is never alone as the light remains with him always. Even when he goes down sinking...sinking, the light drowns with him - Author: Munia Khan
Loneliness quotes by Munia Khan
#65. Why be crying, fearful, lonely, when you have the whole universe? Be still, listen to your heart, breathe, and know you need nothing. - Author: Jay Woodman
Loneliness quotes by Jay Woodman
#66. I had become, with the approach of night, once more aware of loneliness and time - those two companions without whom no journey can yield us anything. - Author: Lawrence Durrell
Loneliness quotes by Lawrence Durrell
#67. Usually, we think that "good" loneliness is what we call "solitude," the choice of some alone-time. But I want to press on with the negative dimension, to look at ways in which a fundamental sense of being separated from others shapes who we are and why. - Author: Thomas L. Dumm
Loneliness quotes by Thomas L. Dumm
#68. Everyone contemplates suicide at some point, even if it's just for a minute. And one thing is usually the root cause. Loneliness. - Author: Penelope Douglas
Loneliness quotes by Penelope Douglas
#69. The association between failure, loneliness, and solitude is so strong in our culture that people often find it difficult to believe that there are some who like being by themselves. - Author: Suzanne Gordon
Loneliness quotes by Suzanne Gordon
#70. Loneliness and solitude are two different things. When you are lonely, it is easy to delude yourself into believing that you are on the right path. Solitude is better for us, as it means being alone without feeling lonely. But eventually it is best to find a person, the person who will be your mirror. Remember, only in another person's heart can you truly see yourself and the presence of God within you - Author: Elif Shafak
Loneliness quotes by Elif Shafak
#71. To save myself, I would try to summon up a vision of Mattie, but I could not see her. I could not imagine her. Some nights in the midst of this loneliness I swung among the scattered stars at the end of the thin thread of faith alone.
And then I would wake up and be in awe to see the daylight coming and my old familiar workaday life taking shape again in the dear world. Coherence and clarity returned. I could imagine myself again. I could imagine Mattie Chatham. I could imagine Port William. - Author: Wendell Berry
Loneliness quotes by Wendell Berry
#72. I am alone
and my heart
is my own.

The first is a curse,
the second a blessing.
I would rather be a hermit
than live with a stranger
who would make me feel
even more lonely
than when I am
alone. - Author: Margarita Engle
Loneliness quotes by Margarita Engle
#73. ...the freedom produced by love was the highest condition available in the given order of things, and given that, how strange it was that such love seemed to be characteristic of lonely people who were condemned to live in perpetual isolation, that love was one of the aspects of loneliness most difficult to resolve, and therefore all those millions on millions of individual loves and individual rebellions could never add up to a single love or rebellion, and that because all those millions upon millions of individual experiences testified to the unbearable fact of the world's ideological opposition to this love and rebellion, the world could never transcend its own first great act of rebellion.. - Author: Laszlo Krasznahorkai
Loneliness quotes by Laszlo Krasznahorkai
#74. This, however, is OKCupid, the vast, weird pink-and-blue toned jungle of the id masquerading as a dating site, where rare birds of modern romance flutter amongst the night-terrors of human loneliness and despair and the suspicious skin irritants of late-night hook-uppery. - Author: Laurie Penny
Loneliness quotes by Laurie Penny
#75. But in spite of my great desire for intimacy, I've always been a loner. Perhaps when the longing for connection is as strong as it is in me, when the desire is for something so deep and true, one knows better than to try. One sees that this is not the place for that. - Author: Elizabeth Berg
Loneliness quotes by Elizabeth Berg
#76. I am lonely here sometimes. I'm like the gate, swinging in the breeze when I long for someone to just secure the latch and stop me from flailing about - Author: Sarah Jio
Loneliness quotes by Sarah Jio
#77. If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him. - Author: Criss Jami
Loneliness quotes by Criss Jami
#78. I have a feeling of complete balance. The sea, the house, the loneliness, the light. Everything is clearer. Much more precise. I have the feeling that I am living on a limit, and I'm crossing that limit sometimes. - Author: Ingmar Bergman
Loneliness quotes by Ingmar Bergman
#79. There is sadness and then there is happiness. Happiness does not normally make its prescence felt. You have to go deep and feel the true happiness inside your own heart. Happiness can be our solitude, our loneliness, or a few good friends. You must find your happiness and protect your happiness! - Author: Avijeet Das
Loneliness quotes by Avijeet Das
#80. A writer is essentially a man who does not resign himself to loneliness. - Author: Francois Mauriac
Loneliness quotes by Francois Mauriac
#81. No one has touched me in 264 days. Sometimes I think the loneliness inside of me is going to explode through my skin and sometimes I'm not sure if crying or screaming or laughing through the hysteria will solve anything at all. Sometimes I'm so desperate to touch to be touched to feel that I'm almost certain I'm going to fall off a cliff in an alternate universe where no one will ever be able to find me. It doesn't seem impossible. I've been screaming for years and no one has ever heard me. "Aren't you hungry?" His voice is lower now, a little worried now. I've been starving for 264 days. "No." The word is little more than a broken breath as it escapes my lips - Author: Tahereh Mafi
Loneliness quotes by Tahereh Mafi
#82. I have often said that loneliness is the predominant attitude in our culture. A person can be lonely in the midst of a party; he can be lonely in a crowd. Loneliness may be experienced by the rich and famous or the poor and unknown. - Author: Billy Graham
Loneliness quotes by Billy Graham
#83. One of the sicknesses of the twentieth century? I'll tell you the worst one. People can't stand to be alone. Can't tolerate it! So they go to the movies, get drive-in hamburgers, put their home telephone numbers in the crapsheets and say 'Please call me up!' It's sick. People hate their own company --- they cry when they see themselves in mirrors. It scares them, the way their faces look. Maybe that's a clue to the whole thing... - Author: Paul Theroux
Loneliness quotes by Paul Theroux
#84. ...what living things provide. In place of boredom, they offer spontaneity. In place of loneliness, they offer companionship. In place of helplessness, they offer a chance to take care of another being. - Author: Atul Gawande
Loneliness quotes by Atul Gawande
#85. LIFE says Loneliness Is Friendly Enemy - Author: Shivangi Lavaniya
Loneliness quotes by Shivangi Lavaniya
#86. Love is not blind but if the heart has to choose between pain and loneliness, it will choose pain every time. - Author: J. Autherine
Loneliness quotes by J. Autherine
#87. Loneliness is a very special place, Silently silently you touch my face - Author: Dennis Wilson
Loneliness quotes by Dennis Wilson
#88. Je fais mon lit et mon ménage; I seek my dinner in a restaurant; my supper takes care, of itself; I pass days laborious and loveless; nights long and lonely; I am ferocious, and bearded and monkish; and nothing now living in this world loves me, except some old hearts worn like my own, and some few beings, impoverished, suffering, poor in purse and in spirit, whom the kingdoms of this world own not, but to whom a will and testament not to be disputed has bequeathed the kingdom of heaven. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
Loneliness quotes by Charlotte Bronte
#89. Silences of my days
Silences of my wanderings
Silences of my nights
Silences of my loneliness

Silences of my work
Silences of my insanity
Silences of my dreams
Silences of my craziness

Silences of my passions
Silences of my reading
Silences of my obsessions
Silences of my writing

Silences of my thoughts
Silences of my pondering
Silences of my emotions
Silences of my aching

Silences of my stares
Silences of my pining
Silences of my feelings
Silences of my longing

Silences where I truly live
My Silences
Leave me to my silences... - Author: Avijeet Das
Loneliness quotes by Avijeet Das
#90. In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the great loneliness and beauty of the canyon. Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. - Author: Theodore Roosevelt
Loneliness quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#91. Real loneliness was a smeary red: the color of the taillights of the car ahead of you reflected on wet hot-top in a driving rain. - Author: Stephen King
Loneliness quotes by Stephen King
#92. Humans were not meant for isolation. WE were not meant for loneliness. - Author: S. Jae-Jones
Loneliness quotes by S. Jae-Jones
#93. You cant see the hurt in my eyes. I cover it up too good. You cant see the loneliness in my eyes. I cover it up too good. You cant see the depression in my eyes. I cover it up too good. You cant see my past in my eyes. No one has seen my whole past. Not even me. One thing I cant cover up, though, is my longing to be with you. The longing to just be together in any way possible. We are both broken. But that's okay. The only way two things can fit together to make a whole is if they were incomplete to begin with. - Author: Youknownotmyname
Loneliness quotes by Youknownotmyname
#94. The realities of motherhood are often obscured by a halo of illusions. The future mother tends to fantasize about love and happiness and overlooks the other aspects of child-rearing: the exhaustion, frustration, loneliness, and even depression, with its attendant state of guilt. - Author: Elisabeth Badinter
Loneliness quotes by Elisabeth Badinter
#95. I thought about how often this was needed in everyday life. How we feel lonely, sometimes to the point of tears, but we don't let those tears come because we are not supposed to cry. - Author: Mitch Albom
Loneliness quotes by Mitch Albom
#96. For a second, two seconds, they had exchanged an equivocal glance, and that was the end of the story. But even that was a memorable event, in the locked loneliness in which one had to live. - Author: George Orwell
Loneliness quotes by George Orwell
#97. The Swimming Pool

All around the apt. swimming pool
the boys stare at the girls
and the girls look everywhere but the opposite
or down or up. It is
as it was a thousand years ago: the fat
boy has it hardest, he
takes the sneers,
prefers the winter so he can wear
his heavy pants and sweater.
Today, he's here with the others.
Better they are cruel to him in his presence
than out. Of the five here now (three boys,
two girls) one is fat, three cruel,
and one, a girl, wavers to the side,
all the world tearing at her.
As yet she has no breasts
(her friend does) and were it not
for the forlorn fat boy whom she joins
in taunting, she could not bear her terror,
which is the terror
of being him. Does it make her happy
that she has no need, right now, of ingratiation,
of acting fool to salve
her loneliness? She doesn't seem
so happy. She is like
the lower middle class, that fatal group
handed crumbs so they can drop a few
down lower, to the poor, so they won't kill
the rich. All around
the apt. swimming pool
there is what's everywhere: forsakenness
and fear, a disdain for those beneath us
rather than a rage
against the ones above: the exploiters,
the oblivious and unabashedly cruel. - Author: Thomas Lux
Loneliness quotes by Thomas Lux
#98. I did not love you out or boredom or loneliness or caprice. I loved you because the desire for you was stronger than any happiness. - Author: Alessandro Baricco
Loneliness quotes by Alessandro Baricco
#99. The winter light, tinted by the bright colors in the street, plays on the go-board. All these festivities cut me off from the rest of the world. My loneliness is like a bolt of crimson silk stowed in the bottom of a wooden chest. - Author: Shan Sa
Loneliness quotes by Shan Sa
#100. I offered my love wrapped in words, But she knew she could do much better than just words. And now she is in love again, Undressed in the arms of another man… - Author: Piyush Rohankar
Loneliness quotes by Piyush Rohankar
#101. She understands, too, the loneliness of parenting, which is the loneliness of memory – to know that she connects a future unknowable to her parents with a past unknowable to her child. - Author: Chloe Benjamin
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#102. Connor was....getting farther and farther ahead of me. I was frozen. And sometimes I feel like I haven't quite thawed. - Author: Debra Dockter
Loneliness quotes by Debra Dockter
#103. Loneliness can either kill you or teach you depending on you being either a fighter or a survivor - Author: Vignesh S
Loneliness quotes by Vignesh S
#104. Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole. - Author: Vicki Baum
Loneliness quotes by Vicki Baum
#105. We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Loneliness quotes by C.S. Lewis
#106. The truth is that nothing between Patty and Richard was ever going to last, because they couldn't help being disappointments to each other, because neither was as lovable to the other as Walter was to both of them. Every time Patty lay by herself after sex, she sank down into sadness and loneliness, because Richard was always going to be Richard, whereas with Walter, there had always been the possibility, however faint, and however slow in its realization, that their story would change and deepen. - Author: Jonathan Franzen
Loneliness quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#107. No matter how lonely you get or how many birth announcements you receive, the trick is not to get frightened. There's nothing wrong with being alone. - Author: Wendy Wasserstein
Loneliness quotes by Wendy Wasserstein
#108. On game day, until five o'clock or so, the white desert light held off the essential Sunday gloom - autumn sinking into winter, loneliness of October dusk with school the next day - but there was always a long still moment toward the end of those football afternoons where the mood of the crowd turned and everything grew desolate and uncertain, onscreen and off, the sheet-metal glare off the patio glass fading to gold and then gray, long shadows and night falling into desert stillness, a sadness I couldn't shake off, a sense of silent people filing toward the stadium exits and cold rain falling in college towns back east. - Author: Donna Tartt
Loneliness quotes by Donna Tartt
#109. Poverty is clearly one source of emotional suffering, but there are others, like loneliness. - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Loneliness quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#110. Like all strong people, she suffered always a measure of loneliness; she was a marginal outsider, a secret infidel of a certain sort. - Author: Anne Rice
Loneliness quotes by Anne Rice
#111. And not out of fear or loneliness, but only to find myself again ... for we have come too far my Life, to turn back now ... - Author: John Geddes
Loneliness quotes by John Geddes
#112. Since every mortal power of Coleridge Was frozen at its marvellous source, The rapt one, of the godlike forehead, The heaven-eyed creature sleeps in earth: And Lamb, the frolic and the gentle, Has vanished from his lonely hearth. - Author: William Wordsworth
Loneliness quotes by William Wordsworth
#113. I could say it was the nights when I was lonely
and you were the only one who'd talk.
I could tell you that I like your sensitivity,
when you know it's the way that you walk. - Author: Elvis Costello
Loneliness quotes by Elvis Costello
#114. It would be so great to have someone my own age to talk to, even if it was just about books. - Author: Alex Flinn
Loneliness quotes by Alex Flinn
#115. People need me. I fill them. If they can't see me for a while they get desperate, they get sick. But if I see them too often I get sick. It's hard to feed without getting fed. - Author: Charles Bukowski
Loneliness quotes by Charles Bukowski
#116. Turn off your phone, and your computer and your mind. Find your heart center and send it compassion. See the holiness in everyone you meet. Honor it.
Know your worth. Know your worth. Know your worth.
Accept no less. Become familiar with the space where compromise is unkind. Nurture your exquisite loneliness. Let it teach you. Light candles at every opportunity. Always wear perfume, it helps you remember yourself. Touch your inked ribs lightly when you forget who you are. - Author: Jeanette LeBlanc
Loneliness quotes by Jeanette LeBlanc
#117. Man cries, his tears dry up and run out. So he becomes a devil, reduced to a monster. - Author: Kohta Hirano
Loneliness quotes by Kohta Hirano
#118. Loneliness is caused by an alienation from life. It is a loneliness from your real self. - Author: Maxwell Maltz
Loneliness quotes by Maxwell Maltz
#119. I am scared to look inside me, Except me everyone else is in here, And they said education was the cure, Now of not even one thing that I am sure… - Author: Piyush Rohankar
Loneliness quotes by Piyush Rohankar
#120. It didn't take a trauma to make you wear a mask. It didn't take your parents getting shot ... or cosmic rays or a power ring ... Just the perfect combination of loneliness and despair. - Author: Mark Millar
Loneliness quotes by Mark Millar
#121. Adam was not always alone, but he was always lonesome. Even in a group, he was slowly perfecting the skill of holding himself separate. It was easier than one might expect; the others allowed him to do it. - Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Loneliness quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#122. The high is what you crave, what you would kill for... and believe me, you will lie to yourself until it's to late to stop. - Author: H. Alazhar
Loneliness quotes by H. Alazhar
#123. 7. The Law of Balance in Life. It is also the case with human affairs. Social positions high or low, occupations spiritual or temporal, work rough or gentle, education perfect or imperfect, circumstances needy or opulent, each has its own advantage as well as disadvantage. The higher the position the graver the responsibilities, the lower the rank the lighter the obligation. The director of a large bank can never be so careless as his errand-boy who may stop on the street to throw a stone at a sparrow; nor can the manager of a large plantation have as good a time on a rainy day as his day-labourers who spend it in gambling. The accumulation of wealth is always accompanied by its evils; no Rothschild nor Rockefeller can be happier than a poor pedlar. A mother of many children may be troubled by her noisy little ones and envy her sterile friend, who in turn may complain of her loneliness; but if they balance what they gain with what they lose, they will find the both sides are equal. - Author: Kaiten Nukariya
Loneliness quotes by Kaiten Nukariya
#124. If I can teach myself the art of loneliness, then perhaps the art of writing will come more easily to me. - Author: Nell Stevens
Loneliness quotes by Nell Stevens
#125. Physician Albert Scheweitzer said. " We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness." Professor Leo Buscaglia notes, "There seems to be accumulating evidence that there is actually an inborn need for this togetherness, this human interaction, this love. It seems that without these close ties with other human beings, a new born infant, for example, can regress developmentally, lose consciousness, fall into idiocy and die. - Author: Gary Chapman
Loneliness quotes by Gary Chapman
#126. We need to bridge our sense of loneliness and disconnection with a sense of community and continuity even if we must manufacture it from our time on the Web and our use of calling cards to connect long distance. We must "log on" somewhere, and if it is only in cyberspace, that is still far better than nowhere at all. (264) - Author: Julia Cameron
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#127. Art and literature have given so many people the relief of feeling connected - pulled us out of isolation. It has let us know that somebody else breathed and dreamed and had sex and loved and raged and knew loneliness the way we do. - Author: Adrienne Rich
Loneliness quotes by Adrienne Rich
#128. There is no loneliness more profound, in my experience, than being ignored by one's sole companion in life. - Author: Rick Yancey
Loneliness quotes by Rick Yancey
#129. Loneliness and desperation are only possible when we have lost touch with our beauty within. - Author: Bryant McGill
Loneliness quotes by Bryant McGill
#130. I diagnosed my loneliness as premature empty nest syndrome. - Author: Kristen Schaal
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#131. Every time, Love pushed down the door where her loneliness lived. The Music came and sealed the chamber of her heart. She was filled with clear sweetness that was there from the start. - Author: David Paul Kirkpatrick
Loneliness quotes by David Paul Kirkpatrick
#132. Lingering is so very lonely when one lingers all alone. - Author: Mervyn Peake
Loneliness quotes by Mervyn Peake
#133. If anyone would understand loneliness, the moon would. - Author: Delia Owens
Loneliness quotes by Delia Owens
#134. Loneliness was tricky: a cup filled at one moment with freedom, and the next, with emptiness. - Author: Laura Resau
Loneliness quotes by Laura Resau
#135. I'm not a good kid. Yeah, look, I'm just a piece of paper with the word sad and a bunch of cuss words written on it.
A lousy piece of paper. That's me.
A piece of paper that's waiting to be torn up. - Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Loneliness quotes by Benjamin Alire Saenz
#136. It sickens me to think of you
a prevalence of void
damned. gifts.
an overblown sense of his own importance.
I wish you were dead.

forget about you.
florid with
it's so awful
a perfect imitation
a liability to love
forget you
Ingrid Magnussen

quite alone

Your arms cradle

long-distance cries

take everything
feel me?
the human condition

plotting murder
Cultivate it


dissonant and querulous

gas tanks marked FULL - Author: Janet Fitch
Loneliness quotes by Janet Fitch
#137. loneliness is the worst kind of poverty, - Author: Kristin Hannah
Loneliness quotes by Kristin Hannah
#138. Perhaps the answer lay not in striving but in being. In simply accepting that the loneliness would never be eliminated fully, but that one could deal with it by learning to treat it like a companion and no longer an adversary. - Author: Easterine Kire
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#139. I seem to walk on a transparent surface and see beneath me all the bones and wrecks and tentacles that will eventually claim me: in other words, old age, incapacity, loneliness, death of others & myself ... - Author: Philip Larkin
Loneliness quotes by Philip Larkin
#140. The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more dying for a little love. The poverty in the West is a different kind of poverty
it is not only a poverty of loneliness but also of spirituality. There's a hunger for love, as there is a hunger for God. - Author: Mother Teresa
Loneliness quotes by Mother Teresa
#141. At that moment i felt lonelier than i'd ever felt before, and that loneliness seemed to squat in my lungs and crush all but my most minimal breathing. There was nothing left to say. Not about this. Not about anything. - Author: Mitch Albom
Loneliness quotes by Mitch Albom
#142. Every wise workman takes his tools away from the work from time to time that they may be ground and sharpened; so does the only-wise Jehovah take his ministers oftentimes away into darkness and loneliness and trouble, that he may sharpen and prepare them for harder work in his service. - Author: Robert Murray M'Cheyne
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#143. But then I stopped allowing myself to dream, because it was more painful to long for things and never get them than to deal with whatever was in front of me. [ ... ] I'm too old to hear confront nonsense anymore. Too old to believe that everything will be alright. - Author: Veronica Roth
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#144. The Solitary

As one who has sailed across an unknown sea,
among this rooted folk I am alone;
the full days on their tables are their own,
to me the distant is reality.

A new world reaches to my very eyes,
a place perhaps unpeopled as the moon;
their slightest feelings they must analyze,
and all their words have got the common tune.

The things I brought with me from far away,
compared with theirs, look strangely not the same:
in their great country they were living things,
but here they hold their breath, as if for shame. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Loneliness quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke
#145. If you think it ain't dismal and lonesome out in a fog that way, by yourself, in the night, you try it once – you'll see. - Author: Mark Twain
Loneliness quotes by Mark Twain
#146. What is it that we call loneliness. It can't simply be the absence of others, you can be alone and not lonely, and you can be among people and yet be lonely. So what is it? - Author: Pascal Mercier
Loneliness quotes by Pascal Mercier
#147. There's a difference between loneliness and solitude. - Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Loneliness quotes by Jennifer E. Smith
#148. Alone didn't always mean lonely, but sometimes it did, and even then, she reveled in it. Lunches in the music room. Afternoons reading in the park. Loneliness was a kind of wanting, but it was also this incredible freedom. Not having to rely on anyone or have anyone rely on her. No one to disappoint or be disappointed by. Alone was good and comforting and dependable. - Author: Emma Mills
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#149. She: Do you always enjoy your struggle?

Me: Yes I do! There is no other meaningful way of living my life. My struggle to give voice to my thoughts is exhilarating. My struggle to channelize my thoughts to an audience is amazingly fulfilling. To write my feelings in words is greatly liberating. It is like my mind has all these thoughts and ideas that need to be shared with the esteemed audience!

She: What is your purpose of being a writer?

Me: A writer's life is a lonely life. The loneliness gives me time to be with myself. I am most happy when I am with myself. This loneliness is like my true existence. I don't need to search for a meaning in life. I have my struggle. I have a purpose. My reason for existence is my struggle to be a writer. - Author: Avijeet Das
Loneliness quotes by Avijeet Das
#150. Dr August, there is no greater isolation a man may experience than to be lonely in a crowd. He may nod, and smile, and say the right thing, but even by this pretence his soul is pushed further away from the kinship of men. - Author: Claire North
Loneliness quotes by Claire North
#151. He came amongst his own and his own received him not, and it hurt him then and it has kept on hurting him. The same hunger, the same loneliness, the same having no one to be accepted by and to be loved and wanted by. - Author: Mother Teresa
Loneliness quotes by Mother Teresa
#152. What we call isolation in the political sphere, is called loneliness in the sphere of social intercourse.Isolation and loneliness are not the same"...."While isolation concerns only the political realm of life, loneliness concerns life as a whole. Totalitarian government, like all tyrannies, certainly could not exist without destroying the public realm of life, that is, without destroying, by isolating men, their political capacities.But totalitarian domination as a form of government is not content with this isolation and destroys private life as well. it bases its self on loneliness, on the experience of not belonging to the world at all, which is the most radical and desperate experiences of man - Author: Hannah Arendt
Loneliness quotes by Hannah Arendt
#153. I am isolated. I sit in a glass ball, I see people through a glass wall. I scream, but they do not hear me.
- Ellen West - Author: Carl R. Rogers
Loneliness quotes by Carl R. Rogers
#154. In loneliness I have drifted this long way, alone.
My torn and shabby robe could not keep out the cold.
And tonight the sky was so clear
it made my heart ache all the more. - Author: Hiromi Kawakami
Loneliness quotes by Hiromi Kawakami
#155. And even though body has entwined with body, vows have been whispered into the lover's ears in the throws of unimaginable passion, there's a pang still. One has not felt understood by the lover. And that is a different quality of loneliness. A constant dull hammering. Like static hum. Dissonance. Ultimately it translates into a plain inability to see the other's view. We shout betrayal. We shift blame. We feel inadequate. When it is plain inability. So their intimacy has a narrow gap running across, like a rift between two continents and it's only when you examine it from above, do you really see it. You realize that the gap could be the breadth of a hairline but it is deep. It's darkness stretches all the way down into a free falling abyss. - Author: Sakoon Singh
Loneliness quotes by Sakoon Singh
#156. Oh, I am a lonely painter / I live in a box of paints ... - Author: Joni Mitchell
Loneliness quotes by Joni Mitchell
#157. Your heartbeat is a lullaby that puts my loneliness to sleep. - Author: Xue Yun
Loneliness quotes by Xue Yun
#158. Solitude with God repairs the damage done by the fret and noise and clamour of the world. - Author: Oswald Chambers
Loneliness quotes by Oswald Chambers
#159. The hollowness in his chest, the tense yearning, the loneliness he braces against, every morning until he can immerse himself in work and forget. Not love. Something else, something with a power that endures. Not love, but a memory of love. - Author: Aminatta Forna
Loneliness quotes by Aminatta Forna
#160. Back at home I spent so much time on my own, but never once felt lonely. Here, even though I see hundreds more people each day, I've never felt lonelier. - Author: Giovanna Fletcher
Loneliness quotes by Giovanna Fletcher
#161. Online chatting, on the other hand, has been linked to symptoms of loneliness, confusion, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and addiction. - Author: Susan Maushart
Loneliness quotes by Susan Maushart
#162. can you believe in guides your eyes can't see
can you believe I still want you
I cannot believe you would choose loneliness
loneliness is how little you want me - Author: Melissa Broder
Loneliness quotes by Melissa Broder
#163. When I got home I mixed a stiff one and stood by the open window in the living room and sipped it and listened to the groundswell of traffic on Laurel Canyon Boulevard and looked at the glare of the big angry city hanging over the shoulder of the hills through which the boulevard had been cut. Far off the banshee wail of police or fire sirens rose and fell, never for very long completely silent. Twenty four hours a day somebody is running, somebody else is trying to catch him. Out there in the night of a thousand crimes, people were dying, being maimed, cut by flying glass, crushed against steering wheels or under heavy tires. People were being beaten, robbed, strangled, raped, and murdered. People were hungry, sick; bored, desperate with loneliness or remorse or fear, angry, cruel, feverish, shaken by sobs. A city no worse than others, a city rich and vigorous and full of pride, a city lost and beaten and full of emptiness. It all depends on where you sit and what your own private score is. I didn't have one. I didn't care. I finished the drink and went to bed. - Author: Raymond Chandler
Loneliness quotes by Raymond Chandler
#164. When the peasants and their song had vanished from his sight and hearing, a heavy feeling of anguish at his loneliness, his bodily idleness, his hostility to this world, came over him ... It was all drowned in the sea of cheerful common labor. God had given the day, God had given the strength. Both day and strength had been devoted to labour and in that lay the reward ... Levin had often admired this life, had often experienced a feeling of envy for the people who lived this life, but that day for the first time ... the thought came clearly to Levin that it was up to him to change that so burdensome, idle, artificial and individual life he lived into this laborious, pure and common, lovely life. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
Loneliness quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#165. How is it that some celebrities, whom the average person would believe to have all the popularity a human being could want, still admit to feeling lonely? It is quite naive to assume that popularity is the remedy for loneliness. Loneliness does not necessarily equal physical solitude, it is the inability to be oneself and rightfully represented as oneself. - Author: Criss Jami
Loneliness quotes by Criss Jami
#166. He took deep breaths. He wanted to sleep. At least in sleeping, he could find a kind of peace. At least in sleeping, he could dream about his dead friends and maybe, until the sun came up, feel like he wasn't all alone. - Author: Alex London
Loneliness quotes by Alex London
#167. But the crowds are surging around them and her backpack is heavy on her shoulders and the boy's eyes are searching hers with something like loneliness , like the very last thing he wants is to be left behind right now. And that's something Hadley can understand, too, and so after a moment she nods in agreement, and he tips the suitcase forward onto it's wheels, and they begin to walk. - Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Loneliness quotes by Jennifer E. Smith
#168. We writers constantly try to build up our own confidence by getting published, making sales, winning prizes, joining cliques or proclaiming theories. The passion to write constantly strips this vanity aside and forces us to confront that loneliness and the uncertainty with which human beings, in the end, live and die. - Author: Boria Sax
Loneliness quotes by Boria Sax
#169. 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. - Author: Susan Cain
Loneliness quotes by Susan Cain
#170. Our loneliness makes us avid column readers these days. - Author: Edward Hoagland
Loneliness quotes by Edward Hoagland
#171. Being single isn't the cause of loneliness, and marriage is not necessarily the cure. There are many lonely married people as well. - Author: Renee Jones
Loneliness quotes by Renee Jones
#172. There was a large crowd around us, and every face in it looked happy. We had little opportunity to talk until we reached the woods, where there were no flowers and no people. - Author: Soseki Natsume
Loneliness quotes by Soseki Natsume
#173. She talked about wanting to be a part of something, wanting to be desired, to be 'special', craving to be loved. She talked about experiencing the kind of loneliness so immense it could swallow you up. She called it 'loneliness that crowds couldn't cure'. - Author: Cupcake Brown
Loneliness quotes by Cupcake Brown
#174. Because I know what it's like to feel alone. I know what it's like to live in a paper world, to be good at hurting people, to think everybody should just shut up and do what you say.
And then I remember that deep down, people are good, everybody's trying, and nobody deserves respect just for being powerful.
So if I've got the voice in my head that tells me to crush people, then I think you probably have the voice that says the other thing too. If people keep calling us heroes and villains, they'll never know how close we came to listening to the other voice all those times. - Author: Brennan Lee Mulligan
Loneliness quotes by Brennan Lee Mulligan
#175. ( ... ) nearly all the great things that exist owe their existence to a defiant despite: it is despite grief and anguish, despite poverty, loneliness, bodily weakness, vice and passion and a thousand inhibitions, that they have come into being at all. - Author: Thomas Mann
Loneliness quotes by Thomas Mann
#176. I felt for the first time the premonitory of loneliness.It was all fantastic, and yet, and yet ... He might be a poor lover, but I was a poor man. He had in his hand the infinite riches of respectability - Author: Graham Greene
Loneliness quotes by Graham Greene
#177. The loneliness of the man is slowly being borne in upon me. There is not a man aboard but hates or fears him, nor is there a man whom he does not despise. - Author: Jack London
Loneliness quotes by Jack London
#178. Because how could he have done this?
How could he have chosen to leave me here all alone? - Author: Jandy Nelson
Loneliness quotes by Jandy Nelson
#179. Eva is a story of repetition. It is a story where our protagonist faces the same situation many times over and determinedly picks himself back up again. It is a story of the will to move forward, even if only a little. It is a story of the resolve to want to be together, even though it is frightening to have contact with others and endure ambiguous loneliness. I would be most gratified if you found enjoyment in these four parts as it takes the same story and metamorphoses it into something different. - Author: Hideaki Anno
Loneliness quotes by Hideaki Anno
#180. I gave them everything I had, and I guess it feels
I gave them my body,
and they use it every night. - Author: Kris Kidd
Loneliness quotes by Kris Kidd
#181. The human soul is not framed for continued proximity, and the result of this enforced neighbourhood is often an appalling loneliness for which the rules of the game forbid assuagement. - Author: Iris Murdoch
Loneliness quotes by Iris Murdoch
#182. Inertia, force, mass, gravity, velocity, acceleration. . .cause and effect.

Liz Emerson doesn't understand any of it.

But I do.

I understand how we fall. Where we fall. Why we fall.

I understand her sadness and loneliness and silence, her shattered heart.

It doesn't have to be this way, does it?

It wasn't always this way, was it?

Stay alive, Liz Emerson, stay alive. - Author: Amy Zhang
Loneliness quotes by Amy Zhang
#183. He thought that fat boys were probably only allowed to love pretty girls inside. If he told anyone how he felt (not that he had anyone to tell), that person would probably laugh until he had a heart-attack. - Author: Stephen King
Loneliness quotes by Stephen King
#184. A stark sense of isolation encloses anyone who looks outward for validation. - Author: Gina Barreca
Loneliness quotes by Gina Barreca
#185. There is a certain type of sadness, that creates holes in the top of your heart, for the sunlight to come through and shine over the trees and the fields (the veins and the ventricles), and illuminate the part of you that sits there, in silence and in understanding... alone but at peace. It's a certain type of being dead while you are alive; but in a good way, not in a bad way. Your own cemetery where the middle of your soul rests in peace. A sadness to end all other sadness. The discovery of a pasture within your soul, where everything is okay. - Author: C. JoyBell C.
Loneliness quotes by C. JoyBell C.
#186. Perhaps many things inside you have been transformed; perhaps somewhere, someplace deep inside your being, you have undergone important changes while you were sad. The only sadnesses that are dangerous and unhealthy are the ones that we carry around in public in order to drown them out with the noise; like diseases that are treated superficially and foolishly, they just withdraw and after a short interval break out again all the more terribly; and gather inside us and are life, are life that is unlived, rejected, lost, life that we can die of. If only it were possible for us to see farther than our knowledge reaches, and even a little beyond the outworks of our presentiment, perhaps we would bear our sadnesses with greater trust than we have in our joys. For they are the moments when something new has entered us, something unknown; our feelings grow mute in shy embarrassment, everything in us withdraws, a silence arises, and the new experience, which no one knows, stands in the midst of it all and says nothing. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Loneliness quotes by Rainer Maria Rilke
#187. He didn't believe in magic and demons. He believed in day and night, endurance and fury, cold mud and loneliness and the speed with which blood leaves the body - Author: Laini Taylor
Loneliness quotes by Laini Taylor
#188. To comfort any mortal against loneliness, one other is enough. - Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Loneliness quotes by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
#189. At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
Loneliness quotes by F Scott Fitzgerald
#190. But when she finally got the wings to fly she realized she had nowhere else to go to ... - Author: Sanhita Baruah
Loneliness quotes by Sanhita Baruah
#191. Life is a helluva journey. You face situations. You meet people. You try to understand situations. You try to understand people.
But you will never ever be able to understand people. You will never ever be able to understand why some things happen.

You feel you desperately need someone to support. But you won't find any support. You feel you need an anchor amidst the unpredictably nature of life. But there won't be an anchor. And you will feel your feet are losing their balance. You will feel you are falling down. You will feel the weight of life pulling you down. And you are drowning in the ocean. And you are shouting for help. But nobody can hear you because everybody is busy living their life to listen to you.

You thus you give up on people. You lose faith in people. You lose faith on life.

You just go on living life without feeling anything. You live life in a state of numbness and indifference.

And then one day you look at yourself in the mirror, and you have become a stranger to yourself! - Author: Avijeet Das
Loneliness quotes by Avijeet Das
#192. In the streets outside everything was still. The hour before five was the only time of day this city slept. In my earlier life, during the twelve years I had lived in Bergen I used to stay up at night as often as I could. I never reflected on this, it was just something I liked and did. It had started as a student ideal, grounded in a notion that in some way night was associated with freedom. Not in itself but as a response to the nine-to-four reality which I, and a couple of others, regarded as middle-class and conformist. We wanted to be free, we stayed up at night. Continuing with this had less to do with freedom than a growing need to be alone. This, I understood now, I shared with my father. In the house where we lived he had a whole studio apartment to himself and he spent more or less every evening there. The night was his. - Author: Karl Ove Knausgaard
Loneliness quotes by Karl Ove Knausgaard
#193. Loneliness makes us more capable of true intimacy if ever better opportunities do come along. We might be isolated for now, but we'll be capable of far closer, more interesting bonds with anyone we do eventually locate. - Author: Alain De Botton
Loneliness quotes by Alain De Botton
#194. The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us. - Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Loneliness quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#195. It's a terrible thing to be alone
yes it is
it is
but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath
as terrible as you like
but a mask. - Author: Katherine Mansfield
Loneliness quotes by Katherine Mansfield
#196. There was one of his lonelinesses coming, one of those times when he walked the streets or sat, aimless and depressed, biting a pencil at his desk. It was a self-absorption with no comfort, a demand for expression with no outlet, a sense of time rushing by, ceaselessly and wastefully - assuaged only by that conviction that there was nothing to waste, because all efforts and attainments were equally valueless. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
Loneliness quotes by F Scott Fitzgerald
#197. I have always known there is a difference between loneliness and aloneness. I am alone, but my father is lonely. And if I had to choose one, I would rather be alone. - Author: Ted Michael
Loneliness quotes by Ted Michael
#198. You know that saying about how you don't know what you have until it's gone? I already did know what I had, and now that she's gone, I know even more. - Author: A.S. King
Loneliness quotes by A.S. King
#199. And if the world refused to square with his version of reality then it was necessarily an uncaring world, a sour and sickening world, a penal colony, and he was doomed to be violently lonely in it.
He bowed his head at the thought of how much strength a man would need to survive an entire life so lonely. - Author: Jonathan Franzen
Loneliness quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#200. We leave our homeland, our property and our friends. We give up the familiar ground that supports our ego, admit the helplessness of ego to control its world and secure itself. We give up our clingings to superiority and self-preservation ... It means giving up searching for a home, becoming a refugee, a lonely person who must depend on himself ... Fundamentally, no one can help us. If we seek to relieve our loneliness, we will be distracted from the path. Instead, we must make a relationship with loneliness until it becomes aloneness. - Author: Chogyam Trungpa
Loneliness quotes by Chogyam Trungpa

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