One thing we have found true in the last many months of 2020, is that we have learned to understand loneliness.
Some of us, are alone as we quarantine from COVID and our loneliness has been amplified and expanded beyond what we have ever experienced.
While on the other hand some of us can’t find the loneliness we crave because we are single parents in the home with our kids or roommates and we no longer have the solitude that work or school brings.
No matter your struggle with loneliness during this time, be inspired. Here are 36 lonely quotes to lift you up.
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The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.
Ordinary men hate solitude. But the master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe.
The loneliness you feel is actually an opportunity to reconnect with others and yourself.
What a lovely surprise to discover how unlonely being alone can be.
If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself.
If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled.
Remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.
Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.
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.
Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A lonely day is God’s way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.
Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
I became strong because I was lonely.
Loneliness, when accepted, is a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life.
All great and precious things are lonely.
As soon as I realized happiness was internal and that I was the only one responsible for it, I stopped feeling lonely.
I owe everything that I have done to the fact that I am very much at ease being alone.
I love people, but I also love recharging my batteries, thinking, running, creating and being alone.
Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.
So you’re a little weird? Work it! A little different? Own it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!
In the long run, every pain is a gift.
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world.
Having tasted the joys of solitude, I forgot the need to please my relatives and friends.
Don’t ever put your happiness in someone else’s hands. They’ll drop it. They’ll drop it every time.
You are free if you can withdraw from people, not having to seek them out for the sake of money, company, love, glory or curiosity, none of which can thrive in silence and solitude.
Formal education will give you a career. Self-education will give you freedom.
In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.
Originality thrives in seclusion free of outside influences beating upon us to cripple the creative mind. Be alone — that is the secret of invention: be alone, that is when ideas are born.
She was stronger alone.
This post was previously published on fablifenow.com.
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