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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Loneliness:

Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.
~ Lou Dorfsman.

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
~ Kahlil Gibran Quotes.

Friends will keep you sane, Love could fill your heart, A lover can warm your bed, But lonely is the soul without a mate.
~ David Pratt.

How tired God must be of guilt and loneliness, for that is all we ever bring to Him.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960.

I don't have time for superficial friends. I suppose if you're really lonely you can call a superficial friend, but otherwise, what's the point?
~ Courteney Cox.

I like being alone and I think this movie, as much as it is an investigation of connection and people bonding, I also think it's just as much about loneliness.
~ Jason Schwartzman.

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.
~ Henry David Thoreau Quotes, Solitude, Walden, 1854.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
~ William Wordsworth, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, 1804.

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 Johannes Tillich, The Eternal Now.

Loneliness can be conquered only by those who can bear solitude.
~ Paul Tillich.

Loneliness, insomnia, and change: the fear of these is even worse than the reality.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

Men love because they are afraid of themselves, afraid of the loneliness that lives in them, and need someone in whom they can lose themselves as smoke loses itself in the sky.
~ V.F. Calverton.

Now nothing is real except French wine. For absurdity is reality, my loneliness unreal, my mind tired. And I shall die an old Parisian.
~ Conrad Kent Rivers.

The great omission in American life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit.
~ Marya Mannes.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes.

The loneliness you get by the sea is personal and alive. It doesn't subdue you and make you feel abject. It's stimulating loneliness.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
~ Thomas Wolfe.

Vanity, revenge, loneliness, boredom, all apply: lust is one of the least of the reasons for promiscuity.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.
~ Mother Teresa.

What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you.
~ Richard Wilbur.

Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely.
~ TV: M*A*S*H, Love Story.

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