Loneliness Quotes

Loneliness, insomnia, and change: the fear of these is even worse than the reality

Mignon McLaughlin

Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved. Drugs, movies where stuff blows up, loud parties -- all these chase away loneliness by making me forget my name's Dave and I live in a one-by-one box of bone no other party can penetrate or know. Fiction, poetry, music, really deep serious sex, and, in various ways, religion -- these are the places (for me) where loneliness is countenanced, stared down, transfigured, treated.

David Foster Wallace

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

Mother Teresa

Being human is the most terrible loneliness in the universe.

A.A. Attanasio

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

Alfred Polgar

Loneliness is the universal problem of rich people.

Joan Collins

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.

Edward Gibbon

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

John Milton

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

Cyril Connolly

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

Germaine Greer

Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.

Mother Teresa

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the spaces between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

Maya Angelou

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.

Kurt Vonnegut

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

Dag Hammarskjold
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