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Being Alone Quotes

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There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Nature

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

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

 

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

I have never found a 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.
A man thinking or working is always alone,
let him be where he will.
- Henry David Thoreau

Take a long walk alone in the woods -
leave the cellphone and music player at home.
Your whole BEing will appreciate it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Being human, we are imperfect. That's why we need each other.
To catch each other when we falter.
To encourage each other when we lose heart.
Some may lead; others may follow; but none of us can go it alone.
- Hilary Clinton

First meditate, be blissful,
then much love will happen of its own accord.
Then being with others is beautiful
and being alone is also beautiful.
Then it is simple, too.
You dont depend on others
and you dont make others dependent on you.
- Osho

I don't know that I spent any more time alone than any other kid,
but being by myself never bothered me.
- Joseph Barbera

Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone.
It is an orphan form.
- John Berger

The primary distinction of the artist is that he must
actively cultivate that state which most men,
necessarily, must avoid; the state of being alone.
- James Baldwin

An American, a Negro...
two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings;
two warring ideals in one dark body,
whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

I'm learning a lot about myself being alone,
and doing what I'm doing.
- Chantal Kreviazuk

No one can arrive from being talented alone,
work transforms talent into genius.
- Anna Pavlova

I've always been more afraid of being left alone or
left out than of things that go bump in the night.
- Nelson Gidding

Weird people follow you in the streets,
you can't sit alone in a restaurant or a cafe and read a book in peace,
and I think everybody values those moments of being alone.
- Winona Ryder

That song is a story that shows how easily you could
get slipped into being labeled as the bad guy,
even though what you really trying to do is tell the
bad guy to leave you alone.
- Slick Rick

And I find - I'm 63, and my capacity to be by myself
and just spend time by myself hasn't diminished any.
That's the necessary part of being a writer,
you better like being alone.
- John Irving

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 have the handicap of being born with a special language
to which I alone have the key.
- Gustave Flaubert

I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.
- Lord Byron

Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world.
You are all alone with your concentration and imagination,
and that's all you have.
- James Dean

I think more and more people want to live alone.
You can be a couple without being in each other's pockets.
I don't see why you have to share the same bathroom.
- Jeanne Moreau

The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone.
- Kofi Annan

I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm
really scared of being alone;
because if I'm left to my own devices,
I'll just turn into a madwoman.
- Claire Danes

The best part about being alone is that you really
don't have to answer to anybody.
You do what you want.
- Justin Timberlake

Do not rely completely on any other human being,
however dear.
We meet all life's greatest tests alone.
- Agnes Macphail

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
- Blaise Pascal

Young people discovering their sexuality must know
they walk with a strong tradition and that they are not alone.
They have a right to information without being pressured.
- Jasmine Guy

Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating
to the very essence of being?
- Igor Stravinsky

I had a fear of being alone.
- Gloria Gaynor

Getting through the nights is the toughest part.
Being alone.
Not having her there to talk to.
- Stuart Appleby

No One Is Alone by Stephen Sondheim is all about thinking
for yourself and being your own person.
- Bernadette Peters

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition.
Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
- Octavio Paz

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude
expresses the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

The Jew does not wish to be isolated.
He fears being alone, without allies.
- Meir Kahane

People used what they called a telephone because they
hated being close together and they were scared of being alone.
- Chuck Palahniuk

There is nothing like being left alone again,
to walk peacefully with oneself in the woods.
To boil one's coffee and fill one's pipe,
and to think idly and slowly as one does it.
- Knut Hamsun

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

By being friends with all, we are not alone.
- Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation.
If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour,
she can hurt you.
- Erma Bombeck

All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Talent alone won't make you a success.
Neither will being in the right place at the right time,
unless you are ready.
The most important question is: "Are your ready?"
- Johnny Carson

Don't go away.
I don't want to be alone.
I can't stand being alone.
- Arnold Rothstein

The best part about being with a group is that you
don't have to do everything alone.
You're with your friends.
- Justin Timberlake

You could say, in a vulgar Freudian way,
that I am the unhappy child who escapes into books.
Even as a child, I was most happy being alone.
This has not changed.
- Slavoj Zizek

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
- Ellen Burstyn

Being alone is very difficult.
- Yoko Ono

Being alone is scarier than any boogey man and the
reason why I don't choose to see Horror movies as a rule.
- Tom Sizemore

I finally faced the fact that it isn't a crime not having friends.
Being alone means you have fewer problems.
- Whitney Houston

It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone,
and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience.
That's always been a tug of war for me.
- Jodie Foster

I'm actually part of a number of minorities.
I grew up being a horribly awkward kid.
A terrible student.
And now I find myself as a filmmaker,
and you feel kind of alone in the world because you're
separate from everyone else.
- Bryan Singer

But in the end, in the end one is alone.
We are all of us alone.
I mean I'm told these days we have to consider ourselves as being in society...
but in the end one knows one is alone,
that one lives at the heart of a solitude.
- Harold Bloom

They should hold themselves absolutely upon the immovable
foundation of truth and nature,
whereby alone they can save themselves from misapprehensions
and from the danger of being entirely carried away
from reality into mere dreams and fictions.
- Ethan A. Hitchcock

Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously
immersed in doings of your own choice,
aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than
of the absence of others.
Because solitude is an achievement.
- Alice Koller

Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content,
and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness,
as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas
or regrets or happiness or whatever.
- Peabo Bryson

Abstinence, being faithful and correct and consistent
condom use are the only ways to successfully reach
everyone when discussing HIV prevention.
I believe that the abstinence message alone does not solve the AIDS epidemic.
- Ashley Judd

I mean one of the things about being alone is that
you've no people to define yourself off,
I mean, people are like all-round mirrors,
because let's face it, we don't often see ourselves
all round in a mirror anyway,
do we.
- Diana Wynne Jones

All creatures are united to God alone in an immediate union.
They depend essentially and directly upon Him.
Being all alike equally impotent, they cannot be in
reciprocal dependence upon one another.
- Nicolas Malebranche

Well, I don't know.
Home Alone, I was a lot younger and I was in every
shot and it was a lot colder,
so Home Alone was physically demanding but more like
being able to stand for a long time.
- Alex D. Linz

The history of philosophy is not, like the history of the sciences,
to be studied with the intellect alone.
That which is receptive in us and that which impinges
upon us from history is the reality of man's being,
unfolding itself in thought.
- Karl Jaspers

The secret to being a writer is that you have to write.
It's not enough to think about writing or to study
literature or plan a future life as an author.
You really have to lock yourself away,
alone, and get to work.
- Augusten Burroughs

It may, however, be said that the level of experience
to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any
knowledge of a universal character,
for concepts alone are capable of being socialized.
- Muhammed Iqbal

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone.
It 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

Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature.
To look at the birds, listen to their singing,
go hiking, camping and jogging and running,
walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes
being alone with the great outdoors.
It's very special to me.
- Larry Wilcox

One ever feels his twoness - an American,
a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings;
two warring ideals in one dark body,
whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean,
man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives.
Man's life is independent.
He is born not for the development of the society alone,
but for the development of his self.
- B. R. Ambedkar

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

But there's not enough time in life to go sit at a party,
have a drink, and make idle conversation.
There's too many important things to do.
Just being together with my husband,
spending time alone,
which I have very little of.
- Pia Zadora

The most terrifying thing I can think of is being alone -
and I mean utterly alone,
like no one else in the world alone -
at night.
That's the nucleus of the first story in my collection
and it's also where the title came from for the book.
- Paul Kane


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