Quotes About Being Alone

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Amy Sedaris
“I think it's good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.”
Amy Sedaris, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence

Mandy Hale
“A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

“Just like you mistook lust for love, you have mistaken with being alone for loneliness. So I'm fine. Thanks for asking.”
pleasefindthis, I Wrote This For You

Jess Walter
“What kind of wife would I be if I left your father simply because he was dead?”
Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

Gary Shteyngart
“Maybe this is who I really am.

Not a loner, exactly.

But someone who can be alone.”
Gary Shteyngart, Little Failure

Lyndsay Faye
“Being brave and being alone aren't the same thing.”
Lyndsay Faye, Seven for a Secret

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Many people seek fellowship because they are afraid to be alone...let him who cannot be alone beware of community. He will do harm to himself and to the community. Alone you stood before God when he called you; alone you had to answer that call; alone you had to struggle and pray; and alone you will die and give an account to God. You cannot escape yourself, for God has singled you out.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

Garth Stein
“Did he understand, as those interminable minutes ticked by, that being alone is not the same as being lonely? That being alone is a neutral state; it is like a blind fish at the bottom of the ocean without eyes, and therefore without judgement. Is it possible? That which is around me does not affect my mood; my mood affects that which is around me. Is it true? Could Denny have possibly appreciated the subjective nature of loneliness, which is something that exists only in the mind, not in the world, and, like a virus, is unable to survive without a willing host?”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

Shannon L. Alder
“It is better to be alone then to be in a relationship, while you are trying to figure out what love means to you.”
Shannon L. Alder

Beth Kephart
“I’d thought he was stars and then I’d thought he was a fox. I had thought I’d been alone, but I hadn’t.”
Beth Kephart, Undercover

Pushpa Rana
“Never wanted it to be an imposition,
I am alone & will find my way alone.”
Pushpa Rana, Just the Way I Feel

Linda Howard
“She had always enjoyed her sense of being alone, envisioning herself as a ball that rolled through life, bumping into other lives but not stopping.”
Linda Howard, Now You See Her

L.J. Vanier
“When you learn how to be alone you’ll discover the difference between alone and lonely.”
L.J. Vanier, Ether: Into the Nemesis

“If you're scared to be alone, you are alone.”
Marty Rubin

“Being alone comes from separating our Self from others. It’s not about taking alone time in order to recharge. It’s the difference between “I’m alone” vs “I need some time alone”.

Introverts can take alone time in a crowded bookstore full of strangers. Being alone comes from a state of emotional separation. It’s that wall we place between us and the external. We can do this while having the physical presence of another person or having people in our lives. People who have many friends can still feel alone.

People who feel the most alone consistently hold attitudes and take actions that separate themselves, exclude themselves and hold themselves incomparable to others.”

A.S. Byatt
“Think of this – that the writer wrote alone, and the reader read alone, and they were alone with each other. True, the writer may have been alone also with Spenser's golden apples in the Faerie Queene, Proserpina's garden, glistening bright among the place's ashes and cinders, may have seen in his mind's eye, apple of his eye, the golden fruit of the Primavera, may have seen Paradise Lost, in the garden where Eve recalled Pomona and Proserpina. He was alone when he wrote and he was not alone then, all these voices sang, the same words, golden apples, different words in different places, an Irish castle, un unseen cottage, elastic-walled and grey round blind eyes.”
A.S. Byatt

Adelheid Manefeldt
“The endless ocean was his sole companion , and on some deeply sentimental level, it seemed sufficient. Almost apt. He aligned himself with Thoreau and Tolstoy, he felt like their peers. The kinship with nature devoted humans to a mythical state, a heightened persona beyond the reach of mere mortals. At least that was what he told himself on the lonely nights when insomnia played on his fears and the howling wind pierced through his soul.”
Adelheid Manefeldt, Consequence

Anzia Yezierska
“I felt I could turn the earth upside down with my littlest finger. I wanted to dance, to fly in the air and kiss the sun and stars with my singing heart. I, alone with myself, was enjoying myself for the first time as with grandest company.”
Anzia Yezierska, Bread Givers

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