Lonely Quotes

The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.

Friedrich Nietszche

Be good and you will be lonely.

Mark Twain

Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One's relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain.

Elizabeth Bowen

There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.

Abraham Ibn Esra

In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.

Geoffrey F. Fisher

It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.

Carson Mccullers

When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.

Lew Wallace

The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.

Doug Coupland

All great and precious things are lonely.

John Steinbeck

Judging is a lonely job in which a man is, as near as may be, an island entire.

Abe Fortas

It's lonely at the top; got no company.

Wiz Khalifa

Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.

Joseph Conrad

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.

"Our dead never forget this beautiful world that gave them being. They still love its verdant valleys, its murmuring rivers, its magnificent mountains, sequestered vales and verdant lined lakes and bays, and ever yearn in tender fond affection over the lonely hearted living, and often return from the happy hunting ground to visit, guide, console, and comfort them."

Suquamish

Who knows what true loneliness is not the conventional word, but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.

Joseph Conrad

Orphans, dead parents, lonely children at Christmas, morose spoken word recordings, everything you love about the holidays. Move the turkey over so you can fit your head in the oven.

April Winchell

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

Charlie Chaplin

We're not a family. We're the opposite of a family. We're people so lonely that when we're together we make a black hole of loneliness and everything else gets sucked down into it and is never seen again.

Orson Scott Card

I am a believer in punctuality though is makes me very lonely.

E. V. Verrall

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

Gary Zukav

People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.

Anton Chekhov

Writing is a fairly lonely business unless you invite people in to watch you do it, which is often distracting and then have to ask them to leave.

Marc Lawrence

No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.

Christopher Morley

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