Quotes and Sayings about Lonely



"I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely."
- Tori Amos
(Related: Lonely)

"As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Men, Women, Books, Lonely)

"Touring is really a pretty lonely business."
- Eddy Arnold
(Related: Business, Lonely, Pretty)

"Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones."
- Nancy Astor
(Related: Lonely, May)

"I gave up on new poetry myself 30 years ago when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens in a hostile world."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Poetry, Lonely, World, Years)

"It's a dismally lonely business, writing."
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Related: Business, Lonely, Writing)

"To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Heart, Lonely)

"Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole."
- Vicki Baum
(Related: Success, Fame, Loneliness, Lonely)

"Success is as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole."
- Vicki Baum
(Related: Success, Lonely)

"I wouldn't want them to feel lonely or outcast ever in any way. And no matter where they were in the world, I'd want them to always feel incredibly confident about who they were and proud."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Lonely, Want, World)

"At times in my life, I have been utterly lonely. At other times, I've had disgusting infectious diseases. Try admitting these things in our culture."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Life, Culture, Lonely)

"Absolutely lonely people have few personal interactions of any kind."
- Martha Beck
(Related: People, Lonely)

"Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the worlds finest band when it gets lonely."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Forget, Lonely, Luxury)

"I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Family, Fun, Lonely, Sense)

"I have the best roommates in the world! It creates a fun sense of family... and that's really important to me. Things can get so lonely without it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Family, Fun, Lonely, Sense)

"New York is tough on lonely people."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: People, Lonely)

"How lonely it is going to be now on the Yellow Brick Road."
- Ray Bolger
(Related: Lonely, Now, Road)

"Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Dreams, Time, Lonely)

"I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Lonely)

"It's a vast, lonely, forbidding expanse of nothing rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone. And it certainly does not appear to be a very inviting place to live or work."
- Frank Borman
(Related: Work, Clouds, Lonely, Nothing)

"Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely, given the numbers of books that were written because authors couldn't find anyone to talk to."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Books, Lonely, Numbers, Talk)

"But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Civilization, Cities, Fathers, Land, Lonely, Obvious)

"But when you actually go in the ring, it's a very lonely and scary place. It's just you and the other guy."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: Lonely)

"What white woman, however lonely, was ever captive or insulted by me? Yet they say I am a bad Indian."
- Sitting Bull
(Related: Lonely, Woman)

"I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn't have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Dreams, People, Alcohol, Childhood, Drugs, Feeling, Lonely)

"What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Being)

"I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving and then you do it."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Change, People, Control, Destiny, Lonely, Want)

"I think probably the only thing that is around in these songs is that I was really lonely when I wrote a lot of them. But it was really by my own choosing because I was devoting myself to songwriting and dancing and I wasn't really going out and seeing people."
- Kate Bush
(Related: People, Dancing, Lonely, Songs)

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more."
- George Byron
(Related: Love, Music, Nature, Society, Deep, Lonely, Man, Pleasure, Sea)

"Christmas is a holiday that persecutes the lonely, the frayed, and the rejected."
- Jimmy Cannon
(Related: Christmas, Holiday, Lonely)

"My major regret in life is that my childhood was unnecessarily lonely."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Life, Childhood, Lonely, Regret)

"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Romance, Adventure, Gentleman, Lonely)

"People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: People, Existence, Lonely, Talk)

"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
(Related: Hugs, Illusion, Loneliness, Lonely, Memory, Terror, Word)

"The lonely become either thoughtful or empty."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Lonely, Thoughtful)

"Even cats grow lonely and anxious."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Cats, Lonely)

"The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Time, Lonely)

"The capacity for not feeling lonely can carry a very real price, that of feeling nothing at all."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Feeling, Lonely, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Time, Friend, Friends, Lonely)

"I don't have a sidekick - no Ed McMahon. So when I go out there, I'm lonely. It's scary."
- Carson Daly
(Related: Lonely)

"To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy."
- Bette Davis
(Related: Money, Life, Dream, Chance, Labor, Lonely)

"But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely."
- Janice Dickinson
(Related: Fashion, Lonely, Prison)

"For the first time, I lived alone... in a luxury apartment on Sunset Strip. For a few days I loved the idea, but I got lonely and restless."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Time, Idea, First, Lonely, Luxury, Sunset)

"You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Lonely)

"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Lonely)

"What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?"
- George Eliot
(Related: Distrust, Loneliness, Lonely)

"Writing is a lonely job unless you're a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach."
- Emilio Estevez
(Related: Friend, Job, Lonely, Writing)

"I've sold my soul for freedom. It's lonely but it's sweet."
- Melissa Etheridge
(Related: Soul, Freedom, Lonely)

"Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Business, People, Living, Lonely, Past)

"In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: People, Cities, Country, Lonely, Quiet)

"You can be a little lonely because it's an individual sport."
- Guy Forget
(Related: Lonely)

"Judging is a lonely job in which a man is, as near as may be, an island entire."
- Abe Fortas
(Related: Job, Lonely, Man, May)

"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
(Related: Nature, God, Lonely, Quiet)

"Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Men, Boss, Being, Lonely, World)

"I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I've done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful."
- Vincent Gallo
(Related: Ideas, Lonely, Satisfaction)

"If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?"
- Judy Garland
(Related: Lonely)

"If I'm such a legend, then why am I so lonely? Let me tell you, legends are all very well if you've got somebody around who loves you."
- Judy Garland
(Related: Legends, Lonely)

"It's lonely and cold on the top... lonely and cold."
- Judy Garland
(Related: Lonely)

"Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Faith, Brother, Doubt, Lonely, Pain)

"Most performers don't admit this, because it sounds negative and performers are not supposed to be negative, but when I was on the road, I was lonely."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Negative, Lonely, Road)

"There's no such thing as a crowded battlefield. Battlefields are lonely places."
- Alfred M. Gray
(Related: Lonely)

"I have to say that I have no regrets about my decision to become a priest or about the major directions my ministry has taken me... I have been and am happy as a priest, and I have never been lonely... I could have used a bit more solitude."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Decision, Lonely, Solitude)

"I'm never getting too lonely because it's the kind of disease where you might sit in front of the TV with three bags of biscuits, rather than communicate with the world."
- Geri Halliwell
(Related: Disease, Lonely, World)

"It is a lonely existence to be a child with a disability which no-one can see or understand, you exasperate your teachers, you disappoint your parents, and worst of all you know that you are not just stupid."
- Susan Hampshire
(Related: Disability, Existence, Lonely, Parents, Teachers)

"The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely."
- Lorraine Hansberry
(Related: Lonely)

"Lonely people, in talking to each other, can make each other lonelier."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: People, Lonely, Talking)

"Heath, I believed in him when I first met him, and helped and supported him. He went on to obvious success in the States and then I had him support me. It can be a lonely, horrible, hard place. It's great just to have someone to call to say 'I know, man, I was there'"
- Martin Henderson
(Related: Success, First, Lonely, Man, Obvious, states, Support)

"When you're away, I'm restless, lonely, Wretched, bored, dejected; only here's the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you're near."
- Samuel Hoffenstein
(Related: Lonely)

"It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: God, Lonely, Play, Trying)

"Every crag and gnarled tree and lonely valley has its own strange and graceful legend attached to it."
- Douglas Hyde
(Related: Lonely)

"If I only dated actresses, I'd be a very lonely man."
- Joshua Jackson
(Related: Lonely, Man)

"Where I grew up - I grew up on the north side of Akron, lived in the projects. So those scared and lonely nights - that's every night. You hear a lot of police sirens, you hear a lot of gunfire. Things that you don't want your kids to hear growing up."
- LeBron James
(Related: Growing up, Kids, Lonely, Night, Police, Projects, Want)

"LA's a very hard place to be unless you have people there that love you. It can be very, very lonely, and it can eat you up if you don't take care of yourself. In LA, nobody wants to talk to each other, everybody's giving each other catty looks."
- Scarlett Johansson
(Related: Love, People, Care, Giving, Lonely, Talk)

"If you write fiction, you're by yourself. There are certain advantages to that in that you don't have to explain anything to anybody. But when you get in with others who share the loneliness of the whole enterprise, you're not lonely anymore."
- Denis Johnson
(Related: Fiction, Loneliness, Lonely)

"I get lonely when I'm a Playstation widow."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Lonely)

"I'd rather be lonely than happy with somebody else."
- Gus Kahn
(Related: Lonely)

"Writing can be a very solitary business. It's you sat at a desk typing words into a computer. It can get lonely sometimes and lots of writers live quite isolated lives."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Business, Computer, Lonely, Words, Writers, Writing)

"I've also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create."
- Yousuf Karsh
(Related: Men, Ability, Loneliness, Lonely)

"The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been."
- George F. Kennan
(Related: American, Lonely, Pleasure, Will)

"The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only."
- Joseph Wood Krutch
(Related: Time, Lonely, Self, Snow, World)

"I need family support close because when you go to work, they are long days and it can get lonely."
- Joe Lando
(Related: Family, Work, Lonely, Support)

"I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Happiness, Life, Lonely, Memories, Woman)

"I've put in as many as 40 weeks a year on stage. It is lonely and restricted, as all artistic life must necessarily be."
- Lillie Langtry
(Related: Life, Lonely)

"We all have times when we go home at night and pull out our hair and feel misunderstood and lonely and like we're falling. I think the brain is such that there is always going to be something missing."
- Jude Law
(Related: Home, Hair, Lonely, Night)

"Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories."
- Mario Vargas Llosa
(Related: Business, Lonely, Memories, Obsessions, Rest, World, Writing)

"I was lonely driving here tonight so I hugged the road."
- Jay London
(Related: Driving, Lonely, Road)

"I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Truth, Being, Feeling, Gay, Hell, Key, Light, Lonely)

"In reading, a lonely quiet concert is given to our minds; all our mental faculties will be present in this symphonic exaltation."
- Stephane Mallarme
(Related: Lonely, Present, Quiet, Reading, Will)

"I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky; and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by."
- John Masefield
(Related: Lonely, Sea, Sky)

"Actually, my mother and Alfie came for three weeks' Christmas vacation and stayed for 21 years. I guess my mother never went back because she was lonely."
- Frank McCourt
(Related: Mother, Christmas, Lonely, Vacation, Years)

"You're only lonely if you're not there for you."
- Phil McGraw
(Related: Lonely)

"Honestly, I have had to live like a high priestess in this show. It is a very, very lonely life. When you work the way I work - that means hard - there's no time for play."
- Ann Miller
(Related: Time, Work, Life, Lonely, Play)

"The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller."
- John Milton
(Related: Nature, Heaven, Light, Lonely, Oil, Stars)

"Meanwhile, the originator of a theory may have a very lonely time, especially if his colleagues find his views of nature unfamiliar, and difficult to appreciate."
- Peter D. Mitchell
(Related: Nature, Time, Lonely, May, Theory)

"The final outcome cannot be known, either to the originator of a new theory, or to his colleagues and critics, who are bent on falsifying it. Thus, the scientific innovator may feel all the more lonely and uncertain."
- Peter D. Mitchell
(Related: Lonely, May, Theory)

"Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Beauty, Grief, Lonely, Mind, Pain, Shadow)

"No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Attention, Eating, Lonely, Man)

"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
(Related: Being, Lonely, Privilege, Struggle, Will)

"The more you stay in this kind of job, the more you realize that a public figure, a major public figure, is a lonely man."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Job, Lonely, Man, Public)

"When everything is lonely I can be my best friend."
- Conor Oberst
(Related: Friend, Lonely)

"True artists are prophets. I don't want to be that prophetic in that sense because it's so lonely."
- Yoko Ono
(Related: Artists, Lonely, Sense, Want)

"Only the lonely know the way I feel tonight."
- Roy Orbison
(Related: Lonely)

"They are the only people in the world who I can truly trust and rely on. Touring gets really lonely. I guess I have friends around me but when you're paying them can they ever really be true friends?"
- Kelly Osbourne
(Related: Trust, People, Friends, Lonely, World)

"The road had the lonely times, but I kept myself busy."
- Buck Owens
(Related: Lonely, Road)

"Sometimes I get lonely, but it's nice to be alone."
- Tatjana Patitz
(Related: Lonely)

"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
(Related: Life, Idea, Being, Lonely)

"It is a very lonely life that a man leads, who becomes aware of truths before their times."
- Thomas Reed
(Related: Life, Lonely, Man)

"If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right."
- Jules Renard
(Related: Being, Lonely, Right)

"That process by which you become a writer is a pretty lonely one. We don't have a group apprenticeship like a violinist might training for an orchestra."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Lonely, Pretty, Training, Writer)

"Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but I feel more lonely in a crowed room with boring people than I feel on my own."
- Henry Rollins
(Related: People, Lonely)

"She's lonely and wounded and very vulnerable and it really is a story about people at the heart of it all."
- Emmy Rossum
(Related: People, Heart, Lonely)

"The lonely wanderer, who watches by the seashore the waves that roll between him and his home, talks of cruel facts, material barriers that, just because they are material, and not ideal, shall be the irresistible foes of his longing heart."
- Josiah Royce
(Related: Home, Heart, Facts, Lonely, Longing)

"People tell me there are a lot of guys like me, which doesn't explain why I'm lonely."
- Mort Sahl
(Related: People, Lonely)

"Writing is an incredibly lonely job."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Job, Lonely, Writing)

"If you are lonely when you're alone, you are in bad company."
- Jean-Paul Sartre
(Related: Company, Lonely)

"As far as loneliness, I feel Los Angeles and its layout, having to drive everywhere - it is a lonely place. It's an isolated city in that respect because you're driving to places alone listening to the radio."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: Driving, Listening, Loneliness, Lonely, Respect)

"The writer works in a lonely way."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Lonely, Writer)

"For now, I'm just going to hang out with these two smoking hotties and fly privately around the world. It might be lonely up here, but I sure like the view."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Lonely, Now, Smoking, World)

"I had never felt so lonely and so sad in my entire life."
- Susan Smith
(Related: Life, Lonely)

"I've shut myself inside these walls, and I'm going to be a very lonely old lady if I'm not careful."
- Danielle Steel
(Related: Lady, Lonely, Old)

"I have tried to talk about the issues in this campaign... and this has sometimes been a lonely road, because I never meet anybody coming the other way."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Lonely, Road, Talk)

"I think there is a difference between Slate and Salon. I think we both serve important functions on the Internet. As more and more Websites disappear, I'm thankful Slate is still around because it makes things less lonely."
- David Talbot
(Related: Difference, Internet, Lonely)

"On the other hand, I mean, that is what writers have always been supposed to do, was to rely on their own devices and to - I mean, writing is a lonely business."
- Donna Tartt
(Related: Business, Lonely, Writers, Writing)

"I discovered that it was a lonely world being a solo artist. Then I started working with another solo artist, Rod Stewart, and he used to tell me how lonely he was!"
- Andy Taylor
(Related: Artist, Being, Lonely, World)

"Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place."
- Tecumseh
(Related: Friend, Lonely, Meeting, Word)

"Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Work, Dying, Lonely, Poor)

"Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Being, Job, Lonely)

"It is usually expensive and lonely to be principled."
- Paul Theroux
(Related: Lonely)

"Freedom is a lonely battle, but if the United States doesn't lead it - sometimes imperfectly, but mostly with honor - who will?"
- Cal Thomas
(Related: Battle, Freedom, Honor, Lonely, states, United, Will)

"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
(Related: Men, Lonely, Man, Solitude, Thinking, Will)

"Out in the lonely woods the jasmine burns Its fragrant lamps, and turns Into a royal court with green festoons The banks of dark lagoons."
- Henry Timrod
(Related: Banks, Court, Lonely)

"Nothing makes us so lonely as our secrets."
- Paul Tournier
(Related: Lonely, Nothing, Secrets)

"For whoever is lonely there is a tavern."
- Georg Trakl
(Related: Lonely)

"I started to do a study on how not to do stand-up comedy. Yeah, it's lonely work. You die, you die alone. It's you, the light, and the audience. If you win, you win big. If you lose, you lose big time."
- Jim Varney
(Related: Time, Work, Comedy, Light, Lonely, Study)

"The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides."
- Jules Verne
(Related: Life, Lonely, Man, Sea)

"For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged."
- Alice Walker
(Related: Battle, End, Faces, Freedom, Lonely, Today, Tomorrow)

"When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship."
- Lew Wallace
(Related: People, Companionship, Lonely)

"I don't like being out of the crowd. It's lonely within a group."
- Julie Walters
(Related: Being, Lonely)

"We're all outsiders in a way. We're all alone and can become very lonely."
- Hugo Weaving
(Related: Lonely)

"What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you."
- Richard Wilbur
(Related: Lonely)

"When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Lonely)

"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
(Related: Love, Children, Christmas, Holidays, Lonely, Parents, Turkey, Word)

"But painting can be too lonely... I like being with people too much to have ever made that my life's work."
- Marie Windsor
(Related: Work, People, Life, Being, Lonely, Painting)

"When I was younger, many of my romantic escapades were just a means of simply avoiding being by myself. I was afraid of feeling lonely, afraid I wouldn't know what to say to myself."
- Michael Zaslow
(Related: Being, Feeling, Lonely, Romantic)