These cheering loneliness quotes are what you need when being alone gets too rough.
Can we actually enjoy loneliness?
As human-being, we are social animals. Our minds are wired to connect and bond with others. We surround ourselves with friends, family, and companionship gives us a sense of belonging.
That’s probably why we are so terrified of being alone. When we are all by ourselves, no one is there to share our joy and sadness. We have no one to talk to except for ourselves.
So can we actually enjoy loneliness and benefit from staying alone?
According to studies, we perform better at work with a little distance from the others. Being surrounded by people actually diminishes our productivity. So if you are meeting a deadline or working on an urgent project, being alone may be what you need.
A little bit of loneliness can also spark creativity and mindfulness.
When we are alone by ourselves, we have no other things to worry about or people to impress. It creates a perfect atmosphere to tune it with our thoughts and ideas. We can all use some me-time for self-reflect and self-exploratory when life is moving at a crazy fast pace.
Besides, being alone doesn’t mean staring at the walls doing nothing. Think of all the hobbies you put in the box for years and all the books you haven’t read yet. There are so many fun things to do by yourself. What’s the last time you take yourself on a date? If you are left alone somehow, why not take the time to pamper yourself?
After all, being alone doesn’t have to be a bad thing. It all depends on how you look at it and how you deal with it.
Need help fighting the lonely feelings? Take a look at these mind-lifting loneliness quotes, and you may start to love your time alone.
Loneliness Quotes To Cheer You Up
It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.
I don’t see how you can respect yourself if you must look in the hearts and minds of others for your happiness.
Hunter S. Thompson
I don’t want to be alone, I want to be left alone.
The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.
My books were always my friends, let fail all else.
The mind is sharper and keener in seclusion and uninterrupted solitude. Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone—that is the secret of invention. Be alone—that is when ideas are born.
There are two kinds of loneliness:
one you feel you are all alone;
the other you feel in a crowded room,
when you realize you are the only person who knows what it’s like to be you.
I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.
If you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.
If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.
Being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life.
If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.
Solitude is the soil in which genius is planted, creativity grows, and legends bloom; faith in oneself is the rain that cultivates a hero to endure the storm, and bare the genesis of a new world, a new forest.
Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.
There is a certain strength in being alone.
Heather Duffy Stone
Even in the loneliest moments, I have been there for myself.
I never really understood the word “loneliness”. As far as I was concerned, I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature.
Overall, I was happiest to be alone; for it was then I was most aware of what I possessed. Free to look out over the rooftops of the city.
You do not have to be alone. The world never inflicts loneliness upon us. That is something we choose or reject by ourselves.
Without great solitude no serious work is possible.
The strongest men are the most alone.
It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us.
Until you get comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness.
We need solitude. Because when we’re alone, we’re free from obligations, we don’t need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.
You don’t have to be part of a couple to be happy.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Being alone & actually sitting with our own thoughts can lead to such growth and realizations that are rare in our everyday busy lives.
There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.
For fear you will be alone, you do so many things that aren’t you at all.
I’m fascinated with myself and love hearing the sound of my own voice. I’d like to hear what I have to say.
My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people.
In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.
The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
Michel de Montaigne
Sun is alone too, but it still shines.
Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.
Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
A lot of people don’t like being alone because they truly don’t like themselves, but I love me.
If you make friends with yourself, you’ll never be alone.
Loneliness is a state of feeling that can be changed. People may still feel lonely even among the crowd.
Do these loneliness quotes resonate with you?
I hope these quotes about being alone help you to feel less lonely and start to enjoy your me-time. Leave in the comment below to tell me which one speaks to you the most. Until next time.