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The 115 best phrases of loneliness

The 115 best phrases of loneliness

November 17, 2022

Although being alone at specific times can be positive, feeling alone is one of the worst sensations that human beings can experience . Actually, people are social beings and nobody likes to be isolated or marginalized.

In fact, according to a study by Brigham Young University, which was published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, the feeling of loneliness even increases the risk of death by 26%. This percentage increases by 32% in cases in which social isolation is not a perception, but a reality.

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This negative feeling has inspired many writers or poets who have pronounced many phrases on this subject. In this article you can find a list of the best phrases about loneliness.


1. When we realize that we are really alone is when we need others more

Sometimes we do not value the people we have around us until we have lost them.

2. The eternal search of the individual human being is to break his loneliness

Happiness and loneliness are antonyms.

3. No one is really alone in this world: everyone has his own God, his pain or his own pride to keep him company

Religious people do not feel alone when they think about the divine.

4. The loneliness of man is nothing but his fear of life

Eugene O'Neill, a phrase that invites us to the deepest reflection.

5. Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man

Nobody likes to feel alone in this life.


6. The connection is life; disconnection, death

Feeling surrounded by people makes us happy.

7. Everything is now faded light, lukewarmness, loneliness, last love ...

A poetic phrase that deals with loneliness in its most difficult aspects to describe.

8. Be good and you will be lonely

Mark Twain gives us this fine irony.

9. Writing is an antidote to loneliness

If we want to stop feeling alone , writing is the solution.

10. We have to live with our loneliness and the destiny that drives each person to the order of things

Cecile de France. A reflection that we can share about loneliness.

11. The great global project of our time is competition and that is why the individual remains largely alone in the world

Competition does not encourage teamwork, but individualism.


12. Loneliness is proof that your innate search for the connection is intact

Loneliness is an opportunity to connect with oneself.

13. Novelty is a new kind of loneliness

A curious quote from Wendell Berry that refers to the new.

14. If we are alone, we become more lonely. Life is strange

The well-known Paulo Coelho philosophizing on this subject.

15. The worst of loneliness is that it brings a face to face with oneself

There are people that they fear spending time alone with themselves .

16. I want to be alone with someone else who wants to be alone

A play on words by Dimitri Zaik about how to be without anyone to accompany us.

17. Being alone is an opportunity to get to know oneself

When we are alone, we can get to know each other.

18. Poverty is clearly a source of emotional distress, but there are others, such as loneliness

Without a doubt, loneliness can bring us sadness and suffering.

19. Loneliness is the universal problem of rich people

Money and greed can lead us to loneliness .

20. Loneliness is never more cruel than when you feel in close proximity to someone who has stopped communicating

You can be in a couple and feel very lonely.

21. Love was a guest, loneliness is always the companion

Actually, loneliness is a time when we are alone with ourselves.

22. No one ever discovers the depths of their own loneliness

Loneliness can be harmful in the long run, as well as suffocating.

23. A person may feel lonely, even when many people love her

A phrase taken from "The Diary of Anna Frank".

24. So alone you have not left me, that I am with me and it is enough for me, just as I have always been

When they leave you, it's time to find yourself again.

25. Loneliness I asked for and solitude you gave me, and this is the joy of my sad existence

A rhyme that talks about loneliness and sadness.

26. There is no loneliness higher, more cruel and closer than that of two bodies that love each other, their ivy confusing, their saliva and dreams, their breathless breath, their bones and their death

There is nothing worse than having a partner with whom there is no connection

27. But the silence is true. That's why I write. I'm alone and I write. No, I'm not alone. There is someone here who trembles

A few words about loneliness with a poetic touch.

28. Friendship towards oneself is of the utmost importance, since without it one can not be friends with anyone

There is no greater solitude than the one who does not love himself .

29. I only go out to renew the need to be alone

Referring to the fact that the world is a hostile place and, therefore, it is better to be alone.

30. Loneliness is a good place to meet, but a very bad one to stay

It's okay to spend a little time alone, but it's not good to be that long.

31. Loneliness is being surrounded by people and thinking only of what you lack

You can have everything, but if you are not with the person you love, you may not feel full.

32. I am alone but that is not bad, on the contrary, in this way I can protect those I love the most

Loneliness can be positive if you know how to take advantage.

33. Loneliness gives us the pleasure of a good company: ours

Loneliness is a moment to connect with oneself.

35. There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage

There are situations in which it is better to be alone than married.

36. Let us not deceive ourselves, we will always be alone, we are born alone and we die alone

A phrase that can awaken different opinions about the human condition and life trajectory.

37. Who does not know how to be alone, does not know how to be happy

When someone is afraid of himself, he is afraid of life.

38. Loneliness is the only thing you find when you're not looking for it

We are usually alone, although sometimes people accompany us.

39. Loneliness is the person who always rejects us

Feeling isolated is one of the worst experiences we can feel.

40. Loneliness is only advisable for spiritual balances and filter what is left over

Being alone can be an ideal time for self-reflection.

41. Loneliness is not so sad, there are those who enjoy it.

Being alone can be an opportunity to connect with our emotions.

42. This is my loneliness, it's my moment of growth

Being alone, we do things that we would not do as a couple.

43. Loneliness is not being able to speak with your heart

When someone feels lonely, it is not the same as being alone.

44. Better alone, than badly accompanied

A classic saying that is full of meaning.

45. Being alone is being different, being different is being alone

When you are not accepted by others, loneliness calls you.

46. ​​Even the company of the madmen was better than being alone

Sometimes, one may think that any company is good even if it is not.

47. Soledad, why fear it? Is it that you fear being with yourself?

Unfortunately, there are people who are afraid to spend time with themselves.

48. Seeing you on awakening is a gift that I believe can not be

When you love someone but you can not be with that person, it is easy to fantasize.

49. Who says that loneliness teaches us nothing, is because he never knew it in its totality, it teaches us how horrible we are, and leads us to overcome. Loneliness is beyond all company. You just have to know how to look....

As of any bad experience, of loneliness you also learn .

50. Loneliness is the worst disease

A phrase that considers loneliness with a pathology.

51. Soledad is the disease in which we think we are the only ones who suffer from it

The sadness of being alone makes us think that we are unfortunate

52. Loneliness is the fate of all excellent spirits

Arthur Schopenhauer sees a positive part in loneliness.

53. My loneliness is the voice without direction that cries unconscious from the silence of my conscience

When we are alone, the only voice we hear is that of our internal dialogue .

54. A person can feel alone even if they have many friends

Feeling alone does not have to mean that you are alone.

55. Loneliness is sometimes the best company

A phrase similar to that of "better alone than badly accompanied".

56. The cinema can fill the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness

A good movie can make you have a good time when you are alone.

57. What a pleasant surprise to discover that, after all, being alone is not necessarily feeling alone!

You can be alone for different circumstances, but that does not mean there are not people who love you .

58. The best of all lives is that of a busy loneliness

A reflection of Voltaire that makes you think.

59. Loneliness is not so lonely, do not you see what does not leave me?

A date that is full of humor and sarcasm.

60. It is easy to live according to the opinion of the world, it is easy to live in solitude according to us, but the great man is the one who in the middle of the crowd maintains with perfect serenity the independence of loneliness

The whole people are those who decide for themselves even in the moments of greatest confusion.

61. Loneliness is not the most pleasant situation, but it can make you grow

Spending a time alone is ideal to reflect on life .

62. I never found a companion that would make me as good company as loneliness

Loneliness can be used to put some things in order.

63. Nothing makes a room seem more empty than wanting someone in it

When you want someone and you do not have him near, it is as if you were alone.

64. Remember: The moment you feel lonely is the moment when you most need to be with yourself, the cruelest irony in life

Douglas Coupland., An elaborate but meaningful appointment.

65. Loneliness flashes in the world without love

Where there is love, there can be no loneliness. They are incompatible.

66. We believe that being an adult means being independent and not needing anyone. That's why we're all dying of loneliness

A phrase that talks about beliefs about adults and their relationship with loneliness.

67. If you are afraid of loneliness, do not marry

A fine irony of Anton Chekhov, according to which marriage makes us solitary.

68. The strongest man in the world is the one who is lonely

Loneliness can make you grow and you can become an autonomous person.

69. Loneliness and the feeling of not being loved is the greatest of poverty

The great Mother Teresa of Calcutta left us appointments like this.

70. There is no loneliness in which someone does not live by hobby

Every once in a while we all need to relax and be alone.

71. My inspirations are women, friendship and loneliness

A phrase of the singer Enrique Iglesias. Loneliness is an inspiration to write lyrics.

72. Why do I write? It's not that I want people to think I'm smart, or even that they think I'm a good writer. I write because I want to end my loneliness

Writing is a way of getting our feelings to others.

73. Meetings and, simultaneously, loneliness are the conditions of a writer's life

Jerzy Kosinski, counting what is the day to day of the writers and their habitual isolation .

74. A person can feel alone, even when many people love her.

Although many love you, if you know that the person you want is not for you, you can feel very lonely.

75. One of the things that reading does is make your solitude manageable if you are essentially a loner

There is nothing better when you are alone than to devour a good book.

76. Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and one who is a leader must act alone, and accept everything only

People who exercise leadership are usually left alone.

77. I'm not a big deal, but I'm all I have. Me and my loneliness.

One can have many material things, but it does not stop being himself when he is alone.

78. People who lead a lonely existence always have something in their mind that they are eager to talk about

We all need to relate to other people. At least if we want to be happy.

79. Being with someone and feeling alone is the worst feeling in the world

In reference to a couple relationship. Have a partner but Feeling it away makes us unhappy .

80. I locked myself in solitude. It was a hard closing in which he lived. They said of me that I am proud. But it's not true, they misunderstood me. Loneliness is for me a condition of work.

Pride can make us lose close people. It is better to leave it aside.

81. Nobody would choose an existence without friends in exchange for having all other things in life

Friends are one of the most incredible things that human beings can enjoy. A real treasure.

82. Nothing makes us more lonely than our secrets

Our inner world is ours. There we can be alone.

83. Of the maples of autumn I approach and loneliness invades me

Another of the sayings about loneliness that have a poetic touch.

84. One finds oneself in solitude with sadness

You can not be happy living in absolute solitude.

85. Loneliness is a consolation for a saddened soul, who hates those around her like a wounded deer leaves her flock, to take refuge in a cave where she will sound or die

When you consider that the world is unjust you can become isolated and alone.

86. Whoever stays long with himself, is degraded

Being alone for a long time is degrading.

87. I killed a spider, cold night solitude!

A phrase extracted from a poem by Masaoka Shiki , a Japanese poet.

88. You are not so alone without me. My loneliness accompanies you. I banished, you absent. Who of you both has patriotism?

A quote from the screenwriter and filmmaker Manuel Altolaguirre, in reference to a passionate love.

89. Sometimes it's better to be alone, than wrong with someone

Another variation of the popular saying "better to be alone than badly accompanied."

90. For most men, war is the end of loneliness. For me it is the infinite loneliness

A memorable quote from Albert Camus, about war and the effect it has on people.

91. Citizen life: millions of beings living together in solitude

A fierce criticism of modern societies.

92. Fame does not end loneliness

You can be famous and have a lot of money and feel tremendously helpless and alone.

93. The social instinct of men is not based on love for society, but on the fear of loneliness

Arthur Schopenhauer, human beings we panic to be alone.

94. Sometimes being surrounded by everyone is the loneliest, because you realize that you have no one to turn to

You can have many acquaintances and find yourself without friends.

95. A warrior of light uses solitude, but it is not used by her

We can decide to be alone with ourselves or they can reject us and make us feel alone.

96. Loneliness is a state that can be changed.People can feel alone, even in the crowd

We have the ability to have relationships with other people and enjoy life in the company of others.

97. Just think about the loneliness of others to not feel alone

Not everyone lives a perfect life even if they see it.

98. The worth of a man is measured by the amount of loneliness that he can bear

Friedrich Nietzsche speaks . Brave men do not fear being alone.

99. I never found a companion more sociable than loneliness

A clear irony of Henry D. Thoreau. Loneliness always accompanies us.

100. Loneliness is a great force that preserves many dangers

A quote from Herni Dominique Lacordaire that makes you think deeply about the meaning of loneliness.

101. Sometimes silence is the strongest thing in the room

Silence can, on some occasions, say more than words.

102. Memories do not fill our solitude, as they say; on the contrary, they make it deeper

When we are alone, memories can make us feel sadder .

103. Rousseau thought that it was good to be alone sometimes and that perhaps our natures flourished with maximum purity in those occasions

Sena Jeter Naslund referring to the words of Rousseau.

104. Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as cold as ice and lonely as the North Pole

Fame can make people relate to us in a more superficial way.

105. I was overwhelmed by the loneliness of his person and, at the same time, I thought I saw inside him an infinite abyss that I could not help but behold

When there is no connection with someone, the distance between both hearts is very far.

106. Loneliness is to the spirit what diet to the body

The Marquis of Vauvenargues adds a positive moral charge to the idea of ​​loneliness.

107. The worst loneliness is to realize that people are idiots

An acid phrase of the writer Gonzalo Torrente Ballester.

108. I feel lonely when I look for a hand and only find fists

Ralph Bunche talks about how violence isolates us.

109. Loneliness is the empire of conscience

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer speaks of loneliness as a place where there is only the "I" consciousness

110. In loneliness you can only find what loneliness takes away

Juan Ramón Jiménez talks about the limited potentialities we find in that state.

111. Loneliness is admired and desired when you do not suffer

This reflection by Carmen Martín Gaite indicates that our mood conditions our perspective on things .

112. Loneliness is the great shaper of the spirit

Federico García Lorca talks about how loneliness affects us.

113. Nothing can be done alone

Picasso questions the idea that we exist isolated from the rest.

114. The lonely man is a beast or a god

Aristotle proposes a curious dichotomy.

115. I only go out to renew the need to be alone

A phrase about loneliness full of humor, from Lord Byron.


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