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?


Oh, loneliness and cheeseburgers are a dangerous mix.

Matt Groening

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

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

Germaine Greer

They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts.

Sir Philip Sidney

If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right.

Jules Renard

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.

John Cheever

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

Dag Hammarskjold

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

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

Pearl S. Buck

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

Suzanne Gordon

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

Pearl S. Buck

Loneliness is the first thing which God's eye named, not good.

John Milton

All we ask is to be let alone.

Jefferson Davis

To be an adult is to be alone.

Jean Rostand

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.

Mark Twain

Loneliness is the universal problem of rich people.

Joan Collins

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

John Lennon

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.

Carl Jung

It is love alone that gives worth to all things.

Saint Teresa Of Avila

It's not living alone if you keep a rifle under the bed.

Chuck Palahniuk

Wisdom comes alone through suffering.


On stage, I make love to 25,000 people, then I go home alone.

Janis Joplin

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That's what music is to me.

Janis Joplin

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the worst poverty of all.

Mother Teresa

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.

Mother Teresa

Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.

Horace Mann

When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.

Tennessee Williams

To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.

Benjamin Franklin

Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.

James A. Garfield

Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.

Cyril Connolly

The strongest man in the world is the man who stands alone.

Thomas H. Huxley

You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket.

John Adams

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear.

Amelia Earhart

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.

Woody Allen

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

Money alone sets all the world in motion.

Publilius Syrus

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

Helen Keller

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

Maurice Maeterlinck

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.

Saint Jerome

He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.

Adolf Hitler

After that first trout I was alone in there. But I didn'tknow it until later.

Richard Brautigan

As if there were safety in stupidity alone.

Henry David Thoreau

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.

Henry David Thoreau

What we don't let out traps us. We think, No one else feels this way, I must be crazy. So we don't say anything. And we become enveloped by a deep loneliness, not knowing where our feelings come from or what to do with them. Why do I feel this way? L.

Sabrina Ward Harrison

You have to lift somebody else up. Hopefully, you're not alone out there.

Joe Pack

Most of the folks who come, they're not truly homeless. They just don't have much, and some are just lonely.

Gary Hecht

I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely.

Tori Amos

There's a song on the album called, 'Pride is a Lonely Blanket,' and that is the cornerstone of the album. Pride is what pushes you forward and pushes you backward at the same time.

Scott Terry

The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.

Henrik Ibsen

You reach out your hand, but you're all alone, in those time passages.

Al Stewart

I live with the people I create and it has always made my essential loneliness less keen.

Carson Mccullers

Leave our boundaries alone. Let us solve our own problems.

Mark Connolly

We live as we dream - alone.

Joseph Conrad

I was hysterical. They were put on the plane alone and it was totally barbaric.

Pauline Hulme

In solitude, where we are least alone.

Lord Byron

PKS cannot work alone to build Jakarta.

Tifatul Sembiring

Do you see how you hurt me, baby? So I hurt you too. Then we both get so blue. I am on a lonely road and I am traveling, looking for the key to set me free.

Joni Mitchell

I actually find it kind of lonely because you don't see your friends or family ever. I sort of fantasize about just hanging out in New York while I'm on tour.

Sam Endicott

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.

Carl Sandburg

Let me alone, and go in search of someone else..

Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.

Lyman Beecher

Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there.

Joss Whedon

The advancement of science and technology alone cannot make humanity happy.

Kazuo Inamori

We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.

Dorothy Day

Alone from base effect, we will not be able to achieve that growth.

Michael Ganal

What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.

Chief Seattle

Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.

Thomas Browne, Sr.

I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone.

Audrey Hepburn

My heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill.

William Sharp

Had it not been for those people, we would be standing out here alone.

Deborah Rashada

The first man to see an illusion by which men have flourished for centuries surely stands in a lonely place.

Gary Zukav

Every crag and gnarled tree and lonely valley has its own strange and graceful legend attached to it.

Douglas Hyde

We have warned people not to go out at night. And when they have to, they should not go out alone.

Connie Maina

I was just screaming, telling him to leave me alone, just to let me leave, just to let me go.

Samantha Rivera

In the country of pain we are each alone.

May Sarton

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.

James Russell Lowell

I'm on such an emotional high ... my adrenaline alone will carry me through it.

Braylon Edwards

What is done let us leave alone.


Loneliness has been described as a chronic disease with no redeeming features. But it is very important for the survival of our species. It contributes to our humanity.

John Cacioppo

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The community didn't want this as a sports bar, let alone what it has become.

Cleveland Kent Evans

You must show him, by leaving him severely alone.

Charles Stewart Parnell

He's had a career against us alone.

Rob Smith

When everyone leaves you it's loneliness you feel, when you leave everyone else it's solitude.

Alfred Polgar

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

Vicki Baum

As we get older, bereavement, illness, physical impairments, as well as living far away from family members, could cause any one of us to be isolated - which can lead to loneliness and ill health in older people.

Gordon Lishman

The future teaches you to be alone, the present to be afraid and cold.

Manic Street Preachers

You don't live in a world all alone. Your brothers are here too.

Albert Schweitzer

Their presence alone will not lead to improvements.

Sharon Hom

I felt really alone there.

Michael Griffith

I'm never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone.

Scipio Africanus

If you haven't filed yet, you're not alone, and you have plenty of company.

Sue Hales

He was a hermit with a family. I have a bit of that in me. My sister and brother, too. We're not lonely. You don't long for people's company, you long for solitude.

Cris Williamson

It was demeaning. It was degrading. It was very lonely.

Lou Dobbs

Man cannot live by incompetence alone.

Charlotte Whitton

She will never be left alone. She'll always need tests, but not as often.

Julie Scherf

It's pretty lonely onstage, I have to admit, ... But I felt I needed to do more than just entertain.

Kevin Adams

When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.

Lew Wallace

Never trust a man, who when left alone with a tea cosey... Doesn't try it on.

Billy Connolly

We cannot interfere in this internal church issue. But I know that this radio gives hope to many lonely and lost people.

Przemyslaw Gosiewski

Language... has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone.

Paul Tillich

Michael told me once that the reason he's so involved with his own kids is because he'll never have to be lonely.

Michael Stoller

A man content to go to heaven alone will never go to heaven.


I was lonely driving here tonight so I hugged the road.

Jay London

You think you're very alone during this time.

Jeanie Linders

The overall trend is for more children to be home alone.

Jody Gravelin

I'm sure they will do better than I did. I was alone. They are a duo supported by better technology.

Yang Liwei

We can't do it alone. We're going to have to have some help.

Todd Bogenschutz

Threats of sanctions and isolation alone will not do it.

Yuval Steinitz

Thought alone is eternal.

Owen Meredith

A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure.

Charlie Chaplin

Work alone will efface the footsteps of work.

James Whistler

They are all gone into the world of light, and I alone sit lingering here.

Henry Vaughan

Fiction is love and hate and agreement and conflict and common adventure, not lonely musings on have-beens and might-have-beens.

A. B. Guthrie, Jr.

His leadership alone makes investors more comfortable.

Stephan Thomas

For whoever is lonely there is a tavern.

Georg Trakl

I think we could make a good bid alone.

Vassilis Gagatsis

Loneliness seems to have become the great American disease.

John Corry

Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely.

Backstreet Boys

That alone helps the fire situation, but the fuels themselves are very, very dry.

Ron Ehli

I feel so alone. My husband's not out here. I don't know who to hug. Can I hug somebody?

Faith Hill

Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.

Lawrence Durrell

I do think there's hope, ... This guy can't do it alone.

Pat Wood

To live alone is the fate of all great souls.

Arthur Schopenhauer

I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.

Cyrano De Bergerac

He left the car alone and when he came back to the car it was gone.

Darren Benitez

Absolute truth belongs to Thee alone.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

The first year I found really quite lonely and quite hard. It was awful. I was in this horrible hotel crying my eyes out for about two days.

Alastair Humphreys

Man shall not live by bread alone.


In love alone we hate to findCompanions of our woe.

William Walsh

You who choose to lead must follow. But if you fall, you fall alone.

Robert Hunter

When you go to bed and you're all alone, that's gonna be hard. Since I was 16 and she was 15, we've been together. That's a hard thing to replace.

John Hanson

It would have been so great for me to know that I wasn't alone.

Sara Shandler

I moved here when my husband passed away. It was kind of lonely for me because I was remembering my husband too much and where we used to go.

Phyllis Stewart

She was so lonely and grieving, which moved me to write 'Tears'.

Yu Zhiliang

An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.

George Mikes

When a man has not a good reason for doing a thing, he has one good reason for letting it alone.

Thomas Scott

We use food, in every situation. When we're happy, sad, lonely. At my church, nobody would think to bring a bottle of vodka, but food? Food is a legalized drug. It's an epidemic.

Janice Jazvinski

That alone should get the bloody things recalled nationwide.

Jim March

It is well to be alone. It fertilizes the creative impulse.

Max Nordau

I think we all know what its like to feel alone.

Joshua Thompson

I like the idea of being alone. I like the idea of often being alone in all aspects of my life. I like to feel lonely. I like to need things.

Robert Plant

They alone scored more than quite a few teams did at the meet.

Jeff Shroll

I avow myself the partisan of truth alone.

William Harvey

It appeared he was depressed. He had been weaned from his mom too early and was lonely. I couldn't bear to see him so upset.

Megan Burder

Be wary of him ? and never go to see him alone. Always take a witness.

Lord Stevens

The suicides were not a reserve issue alone. It's very much a shared issue.

Roxane Snyder

Jared just said to her, 'Mom, Garrett was never alone,' ... He just said, 'I just want to find Garrett for Mom.'

Kevin Bardsley

We're all in this alone.

Lily Tomlin

As a stand-alone company it can be a very successful business.

Robert Rossiter

Home Alone was a movie, not an alibi.

Jerry Orbach

In essence, they will never be left to wander the streets alone.

Andrew J. Spano

She shows up, they take her picture and they leave her alone.

Roger Karnbad

We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.

Dorothy Day

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.

Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

It's a lonely job. I'm sure they appreciated the other one's situation.

Dave Thompson

Anything you fully do is an alone journey.

Natalie Goldberg

It's lonely not to have other actors to go with you on the journey.

Valerie Harper

Ah, the strange, sweet, lonely delightOf the Valleys of Dream.

William Sharp

We neither laugh alone, nor weep alone, why then should we pray alone?

Anna Letitia Barbauld

There is no one looking out for us. We are all alone.

M. Night Shyamalan

[The last of the album's 10 songs is] It Don't Take Long, ... Beat's So Lonely.

Charlie Sexton

There's a lot of fear, people are afraid, ... I'm afraid, but (also) knowing that we're not in this alone, that we can get through this.

Frank Deangelis

Travel only with thy equals or thy betters; if there are none, travel alone.

The Dhammapada

We would definitely be interested in partnering with the BSA in the future. No one can do it alone.

Gabriel Albornoz

I thought I was alone.

Alan Webb

There's a difference between solitude and loneliness. I can understand the concept of being a monk for a while.

Tom Hanks

When everything is lonely I can be my best friend.

Conor Oberst

Lonely is the night when you find yourself alone.Your demons come to light and your mind is not your own.

Billy Squier

It is better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone else.

Marilyn Monroe

Not until then did many who suffered illness realize that they were not alone.

Paul Henderson

I always do look forward to the stand-alone events.

Kenny Wallace

It won't taint (his memory). Leave it alone.

Dave Winfield

Only the lonely know the way I feel tonight.

Roy Orbison

It is usually expensive and lonely to be principled.

Paul Theroux

No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.

Georges Bernanos

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.

Hafiz Of Persia

It seems to me that one of his '50s albums goes in there because they're as important as records as (the Beatles' album) 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. As achievements, they're amazing.

Robert Christgau

If he doesn't win votes from the left and center, he won't win it on the PAN base alone.

Jorge Chabat

I think [the spotlight] is a lonely place to be. Everybody's wanting something from you, pulling at you.

Angie Everhart

He starts to drink when he gets lonely.

Chris Salabye

It appeared that she lived alone.

Mac Mcmullen

Loneliness is a strange gift.

E. B. White

You do stand alone sometimes. But my mother stood by me through all this.

Morris Dees

The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television. What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone.

Ashley Montague

I know the dark delight of being strange,/ The penalty of difference in the crowd,/ The loneliness of wisdom among fools . . .

Claude Mckay

Leave well enough alone. Please.

Karl Cohen

The road had the lonely times, but I kept myself busy.

Buck Owens

You get rid of a certain anxiety by realizing you're not alone.

Olivia Mellan

Delphi alone will put them in an extremely vulnerable position.

Sean Egan

There is no one subsists by himself alone.

Owen Felltham

Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay.

William Styron

Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool.

Liv Ullmann

It's lonely and cold on the top... lonely and cold.

Judy Garland

You have to do it by yourself, and you can't do it alone.

Martin Rutte

Lord of myself, accountable to none, but to my conscience, and my God alone.

John Oldham

There's no way I would have run that way if he wasn't there. Nobody wants to go out there and run alone. That's part of the fun of running.

Travis Boccher

Be kind - Remember every one you meet is fighting a battle - everybody's lonesome.

Marion Parker