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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.
- Mansfield, Katherine
Loneliness Motivational Quotes



Best Quotes about Loneliness

1.
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. Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant. For an instant only. No human being could bear a steady view of moral solitude without going mad.
Conrad, Joseph

2.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
Schopenhauer, Arthur

3.
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
Greer, Germaine

4.
The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness.
Cousins, Norman

5.
When Christ said: I was hungry and you fed me, he didn't mean only the hunger for bread and for food; he also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus himself experienced this loneliness. 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. Every human being in that case resembles Christ in his loneliness; and that is the hardest part, that's real hunger.
Mother Teresa

6.
What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.
Hammarskjold, Dag

7.
Be good and you will be lonely.
Twain, Mark

8.
What torments my soul is its loneliness. The more it expands among friends and the daily habits or pleasures, the more, it seems to me, it flees me and retires into its fortress. The poet who lives in solitude, but who produces much, is the one who enjoys those treasures we bear in our bosom, but which forsake us when we give ourselves to others. When one yields oneself completely to one's soul, it opens itself to one, and then it is that the capricious thing allows one the greatest of good fortunes... that of sympathizing with others, of studying itself, of painting itself constantly in its works.
Delacroix, Eugene

9.
The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.
Mark Twain

10.
In our extreme youth, in our most humiliating sorrow, we think we are alone. When we are older we find that others have suffered too.
Moarny, Suzanne

11.
If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.
Sartre, Jean-Paul

12.
All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.
Mccullers, Carson

13.
Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
Tillich, Paul

14.
It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell

15.
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
Dag Hammarskjold

16.
We are never the same with others as when we are alone. We are different, even when we are in the dark with them.
Maeterlinck, Maurice

17.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
Einstein, Albert

18.
One aged man -- one man -- can't fill a house.
Frost, Robert

19.
Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One's relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain.
Bowen, Elizabeth

20.
When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And what need have they of light to see what you are doing?
Epictetus

21.
We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.
Froude, James A.

22.
On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone.
Joplin, Janis

23.
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.
Wendy Wasserstein

24.
No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.
Bernanos, Georges

25.
Loneliness breaks the spirit.
Proverb, Jewish

26.
People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in.
Margaret Cho

27.
Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
Pearl Buck

28.
The essence of this man [Richard M. Nixon] is loneliness.
Kissinger, Henry

29.
The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
Wolfe, Thomas

30.
In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.
Fisher, Geoffrey F.

31.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
Dyer, Wayne

32.
There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.
Esra, Abraham Ibn

33.
When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.
Wallace, Lew

34.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
Williams, Tennessee

35.
When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.
Scott, Sir Walter

36.
The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.
Walker, Alice

37.
Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.
O'Neill, Eugene

38.
To be an adult is to be alone.
Jean Rostand

39.
Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
Levant, Oscar

40.
Strife is better than loneliness.
Proverb, Irish

41.
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.
Mansfield, Katherine

42.
To be alone is to be different, to be different is to be alone.
Suzanne Gordon

43.
To most people loneliness is a doom. Yet loneliness is the very thing which God has chosen to be one of the schools of training for His very own. It is the fire that sheds the dross and reveals the gold.
Martin, Bernard M.

44.
Of my friends I am the only one left.
Terence

45.
Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.
Carlyle, Thomas

46.
A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man --the one he used to be.
Pavese, Cesare

47.
A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey's gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind.
Cheever, John

48.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Newton, Joseph Fort


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