Top 30 Quotes About Being Alone But Not Lonely

Top 30 Quotes About Being Alone But Not Lonely

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It is depressing to be alone. But, sometimes, being alone isn’t actually a bad thing. Yes, it can be lonely and depressing, but it all depends on your perspective. 

There are times when being alone is the best place to be. The silence and solitude pave the way for a deeper self-understanding, meditating, and, quite frankly, some of the greatest ideas in life usually emerge from those lonely chambers of solitude. These quotes about being alone will demonstrate exactly how loneliness isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Quotes About Being Alone

“I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone.”

Marilynne Robinson

“Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.”

Pearl Buck

“Being alone has a power that very few people can handle.”

Steven Aitchison

“It is only alone, truly alone that one bursts apart, springs forth.

Maria Isabel Barreno

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

Ellen Burstyn

“There is nothing more empowering or freeing than learning to like your own company.”

“Part of me wanted him to be awake, but the other part liked this quiet feeling of being both alone and not lonely.”

Maggie Stiefvater

“If you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.”

Richard Yates

“Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowded room with boring people than I feel on my own.”

Henry Rollins

“Once you start loving your own presence, you stop chasing people in your life.”

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

Wayne Dyer

“You’re only lonely if you’re not there for you.”

Phil McGraw

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”

Michel de Montaigne

“I like working alone. I feel freer, less constrained. I know what I have to do and I try to do it. There are no superficial hangups.”


“If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.”

“To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone.”

Suzanne Gordon

“I finally faced the fact that it isn’t a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems.”

Whitney Houston

“There are times when alone is the best place to be.”


“Ordinary men hate solitude. But the master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

“I restore myself when I’m alone.”

Marilyn Monroe

“I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”

Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.”

Kim Culbertson

“As I get older I’m more and more comfortable being alone.”

Sienna Miller

“My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.”

“I’ve sold my soul for freedom. It’s lonely but it’s sweet.”

Melissa Etheridge

“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.”

Robin William

“Sometimes you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone to experience, appreciate and love yourself.”

Robert Tew

“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

“Being alone does not mean you are lonely, and being lonely does not mean you are alone.”

We hope that these quotes about being alone have changed your perspective on loneliness. Do not shrink and sink into self-pity when you are alone. Once you understand that you can actually be alone and not lonely, as demonstrated in these alone quotes, it is the first step towards mental peace and freedom. And, when you have those two, you can conquer anything in life.

If you liked our selection of 30 Quotes About Being Alone, then perhaps you would also enjoy our collection of 50 Moving On Quotes To Help You Let Go And Move Forward.

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