Lonely quotes

  • Housman is one of my heroes and always has been. He was a detestable and miserable man. Arrogant, unspeakably lonely, cruel, and so on, but and absolutely marvellous minor poet, I think, and a great scholar.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Lonely #Hero #Men

  • Elderly gentlemen, gentle in all respects, kind to animals, beloved by children, and fond of music, are found in lonely corners of the downs, hacking at sandpits or tussocks of grass, and muttering in a blind, ungovernable fury elaborate maledictions which could not be extracted from them by robbery or murder. Men who would face torture without a word become blasphemous at the short fourteenth. It is clear that the game of golf may well be included in that category of intolerable provocations which may legally excuse or mitigate behavior not otherwise excusable.
    -- A. P. Herbert

    #Lonely #Children #Golf

  • Saint George killed the last dragon, and he was called a hero for it. I've never seen a dragon, and I wish he would have left at least one. Saint Patrick made a name for himself by running the snakes out of Ireland, leaving the place vulnerable to rodent infestation. This business of making saints out of men who exterminate their fellow creatures has got to stop. All I'm saying is, it's starting to get a little lonely up here at the top of the food chain.
    -- A. Whitney Brown

    #Running #Lonely #Hero

  • Animals keep you company when you're really lonely. It helps because when you have a friend around who always likes you no matter what - it's harder to feel bad or down.
    -- Aaron Carter

    #Lonely #Animal #Matter

  • Hold her for me. Hold her tight. Don't let her be lonely. Don't let her hurt. Please.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Lonely #Hurt #Please

  • By and large, the making of serious, thoughtful and occasionally valuable art has become a lonely persuasion, while the marketing of art has become a boutique operation, manipulated by fashion, self-serving art scholars and the vagaries of the auction block.
    -- Abe Ajay

    #Lonely #Fashion #Art

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

    #Lonely #Jobs #Men

  • SO the richest are often the poorest as this saying goes, "Loneliness is the ultimate poverty"
    -- Abigail Van Buren

    #Lonely #Loneliness #Poverty

  • There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.
    -- Abraham ibn Ezra

    #Lonely #Being Alone #Men

  • When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely.
    -- Adam Duritz


  • 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

    #Lonely #Issues #Political

  • I say that they can be solved; there is no problem that cannot be, but faith is necessary. Think of the faith I had to have eighteen years ago, a single man on a lonely path. Yet I have come to leadership of the German people... Life is hard for many, but it is hardest if you are unhappy and have no faith. Have faith. Nothing can make me change my own belief.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Lonely #Men #Thinking

  • Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the worlds finest band when it gets lonely.
    -- Adrian Belew

    #Lonely #Luxury #Band

  • In Liberation, you stand alone. You stand alone because you need no supports of any kind. You need no supports because you have realized that the very notion of a separate you no longer exists; that there is nothing to support; that the whole ego experience was a flimsy illusion. So you stand alone but never, never lonely because everywhere you look, all you see is That, and You are That.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Lonely #Support #Ego

  • One thing that's paramount in my life is that I am alone. I'm a loner. And yet I have many friends and I don't feel lonely. And I even like my own company. But when I'm alone, it's to read or write. I'm in my thoughts. Mostly I'm learning.
    -- Agnes Denes

    #Lonely #Writing #Loner

  • Being alone and being lonely are two different things. (Yasu)
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Lonely #Two #Different

  • The way to deeper knowledge of God is through the lonely valleys of soul poverty and abnegation of all things. The blessed ones who possess the Kingdom are they who have repudiated every external thing and have rooted from their hearts all sense of possessing. These are the 'poor in spirit.'
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Lonely #Blessed #Heart

  • Most of the world's great souls have been lonely. Loneliness seems to be one price the saint must pay for his saintliness... Always remember: you cannot carry a cross in company. Though a man were surrounded by a vast crowd, his cross is his alone and his carrying of it marks him as a man apart. Society has turned against him; otherwise he would have no cross. No one is a friend to the man with a cross.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Lonely #Loneliness

  • O Hope! Dazzling, radiant Hope! What a change thou bringest to the hopeless; brightening the darkened paths, and cheering the lonely way.
    -- Aimee Semple McPherson

    #Lonely #Cheer #Way

  • 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

    #Lonely #Book #Being Alone

  • There are things that are not spoken about in polite society. Very quickly in most conversations you'll reach a moment where someone goes, 'Oh, that's a bit heavy,' or 'Eew, disgusting.' And literature is a place where that stuff goes; where people whisper to each other across books, the writer to the reader. I think that stops you feeling lonely – in the deeper sense, lonely.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Lonely #Book #Thinking

  • It is perhaps sad books that best console us when we are sad, and to lonely service stations that we should drive when there is no one for us to hold or love.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Lonely #Book #Should

  • It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe. To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I'd been happy, and that I was happy still. For all to be accomplished, for me to feel less lonely, all that remained to hope was that on the day of my execution there should be a huge crowd of spectators and that they should greet me with howls of execration.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Lonely #Stars #Philosophy

  • It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Lonely #Loneliness

  • I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Lonely #Clever

  • We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Sad #Lonely #Loneliness

  • If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Lonely #Loneliness #Different

  • Photography is a very lonely medium. There’s a kind of beautiful loneliness in voyeurism. And that’s why I’m a photographer.
    -- Alec Soth

    #Beautiful #Photography #Lonely

  • Everywhere I go, there are all these Big Star freaks, and they’re nice little guys who are usually in college, and they’re kind of lonely and misunderstood, learning to play guitar.
    -- Alex Chilton

    #Lonely #Stars #Nice

  • Many a young person tells me he wants to be a writer. I always encourage such people, but I also explain that there's a big difference between being a writer and writing. In most cases these individuals are dreaming of wealth and fame, not the long hours alone at the typewriter. You've got to want to write, I say to them, not want to be a writer. The reality is that writing is a lonely, private and poor-paying affair. For every writer kissed by fortune, there are thousands more whose longing is never requited. Even those who succeed often know long periods of neglect and poverty. I did.
    -- Alex Haley

    #Dream #Lonely #Writing

  • Our hearts are breaking... We are lonely and deserted, sad and sick.
    -- Alexander Murdoch Mackay

    #Lonely #Heart #Sick

  • I have outlasted all desire, My dreams and I have grown apart; My grief alone is left entire, The gleamings of an empty heart. The storms of ruthless dispensation Have struck my flowery garland numb, I live in lonely desolation And wonder when my end will come. Thus on a naked tree-limb, blasted By tardy winter's whistling chill, A single leaf which has outlasted Its season will be trembling still.
    -- Alexander Pushkin

    #Dream #Lonely #Grief

  • We twain have met like the ships upon the sea, Who behold an hour's converse, so short, so sweet: One little hour! and then, away they speed On lonely paths, through mist, and cloud, and foam, To meet no more.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Sweet #Lonely #Clouds

  • Nothing is quite as bad as being without privacy and lonely at the same time.
    -- Alexander Theroux

    #Lonely #Loneliness #Privacy

  • I bet it gets pretty lonely with only your ego for company.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Lonely #Ego #Company

  • Fiction is love and hate and agreement and conflict and common adventure, not lonely musings on have-beens and might-have-beens.
    -- Alfred Bertram Guthrie

    #Lonely #Hate #Adventure

  • There's no such thing as a crowded battlefield. Battlefields are lonely places.
    -- Alfred M. Gray


  • I was sad to leave Europe in 1890, after my student days in Germany... But then, once back in New York, I experienced an intense longing for Europe, for its vital tradition of music, theatre, art, craftsmanship... I felt bewildered and lonely. How was I to use myself?
    -- Alfred Stieglitz

    #Lonely #Art #New York

  • He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.
    -- Alfred the Great

    #Lonely #Wall #Fall

  • The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summits. These are for the seeking, and those who seek and find while there is still time will be blessed both in mind and body.
    -- Alfred Wainwright

    #Lonely #Blessed #Dancing

  • Women would be better off when they no longer needed men more than they needed their own independent identities...How long a time it took me after my divorce to understand that being alone is not the same as being lonely.
    -- Alice Steinbach

    #Lonely #Independent #Divorce

  • 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

    #Lonely #Freedom #Fear

  • We could have been happy. I know that, and it is perhaps the hardest thing to know.
    -- Ally Condie

    #Lonely #Hardest

  • You have never felt the weight of disappointing love or of failing to live up to expectations. The only thing you've ever been is lonely by yourself-you have no idea how desperate it is to be lonely in the midst of people who love you, and whom you would have done anything to make happy..
    -- Alma Alexander

    #Lonely #Love You #Ideas

  • And when night, guiding her bright train of stars, Throws o'er the sleeping world her gloomy veil, Lonely amidst the desert and the darkness, Musing upon the night's calm majesty; Wrapt up in quietness, with shade and silence, My soul more closely worshippeth Thy presence; With an internal day I feel enlighten'd, And hear a voice, which biddeth me to hope.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Lonely #Stars #Sleep

  • O yes, everyone gets lonely some time or other. After all, if we look closer into ourselves, shall we not admit that the warmth from other people comes so sweet to us when it comes, because, we always carry with us the knowledge of the cold loneliness of death?
    -- Ama Ata Aidoo

    #Sweet #Lonely #Loneliness

  • There's really no honor in proving that you can carry the entire load on your own shoulders. Andit's lonely.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Lonely #Honor #Shoulders

  • When you're a single parent, you're often lonely, yet seldom alone. There is no backup ... It is mothering without a net.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Lonely #Parent #Mothering

  • I'm very social, and in a place like New York, even if you're alone on the subway, you never feel lonely.
    -- Ana Gasteyer

    #Lonely #New York #Subway

  • Don't say anything, because I see that you understand me, and I am afraid of your understanding. I have such a fear of finding another like myself, and such a desire to find one! I am so utterly lonely, but I also have such a fear that my isolation be broken through, and I no longer be the head and ruler of my universe. I am in great terror of your understanding by which you penetrate into my world; and then I stand revealed and I have to share my kingdom with you.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Lonely #Broken #Understanding

  • We listen too much to the telephone and too little to nature. The wind is one of my sounds. A lonely sound, perhaps, but soothing.
    -- Andre Kostelanetz

    #Lonely #Nature #Wind

  • We listen too much to the telephone and we listen too little to nature. The wind is one of my sounds. A lonely sound, perhaps, but soothing. Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for-sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive, or quiet and calm... As a matter of fact, one of the greatest sounds of them all-and to me it is a sound-is utter, complete silence.
    -- Andre Kostelanetz

    #Lonely #Wind #Silence

  • For me, making films is about trying to work something out by myself in quite a lonely way. I find the whole thing very lonely really.
    -- Andrea Arnold

    #Lonely #Trying #Way

  • Cause I might be naked and lonely Shaking branches for bones But I'm still time zones away From who I was the day before we met You were the first mile Where my heart broke a sweat And I wish you were here I wish you'd never left But mostly I wish you well I wish you my very very best.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Inspirational #Lonely #Heart

  • 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

    #Lonely #Regret #Taken

  • Having always imagined myself in a fairly slim minority, I suddenly saw that I was in a vast company. Difference unites us. While each of these experiences can isolate those who are affected, together they compose an aggregate of millions whose struggles connect them profoundly. The exceptional is ubiquitous; to be entirely typical is the rare and lonely state.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Lonely #Struggle #Differences

  • 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!
    -- Andrew Taylor

    #Lonely #Artist #World

  • I think [the spotlight] is a lonely place to be. Everybodys wanting something from you, pulling at you.
    -- Angie Everhart

    #Lonely #Thinking #Spotlight

  • I am not a romantic. I am a domestic animal. I do not sigh and yearn for extravagant displays of passion, for the grand affair, the world well lost for love. I know all that, and know that it leaves you lonely. No, what I crave is the simplicity of routine. An evening walk, arm in arm, in fine weather. A game of cards. Time for idle talk. Preparing a meal together.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Lonely #Passion #Animal

  • Maybe you think you’ll be entitled to more happiness later by forgoing all of it now, but it doesn’t work that way. Happiness takes as much practice as unhappiness does. It’s by living that you live more. By waiting you wait more. Every waiting day makes your life a little less. Every lonely day makes you a little smaller. Every day you put off your life makes you less capable of living it.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Happiness #Lonely #Thinking

  • Creating is a lonely thing in a lot of ways.
    -- Ann Demeulemeester

    #Lonely #Creating #Way

  • Warmth, kindness, and friendship are the most yearned for commodities in the world. The person who can provide them will never be lonely.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Lonely #Kindness #Thoughtful

  • 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

    #Lonely #Mean #Play

  • ... family and friends aren't always ready to make the journey when you are, and you just have to keep plowing along whether they have confidence in you or not. That can be very lonely.
    -- Anne Bancroft

    #Lonely #Journey #Family And Friends

  • You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody's one and only.
    -- Anne Frank

    #Lonely #People #Stills

  • 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

    #Happiness #God #Lonely

  • The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside
    -- Anne Frank

    #Lonely #Unhappy #Remedy

  • The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
    -- Anne Frank

    #Lonely #Nature #Believe

  • And his eyes frighten me, too. They're the eyes of an old man, an old man who's seen so much in life that he no longer cares to go on living. They're not even desperate... just quiet and expectant, and very, very lonely, as if he were quite alone of his own free choice.
    -- Anne Holm

    #Lonely #Eye #Men

  • All I ever wanted since I arrived here on Earth were the things that turned out to be within reach. The same things I needed as a baby - to go from cold to warm, lonely to held, the vessel to the giver, empty to full. You can change the world with a hot bath, if you sink into it from a place of knowing that you are worth profound care, even when you're dirty and rattled. Who knew?
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Lonely #Baby #Dirty

  • You were loved because God loves, period. God loved you, and everyone, not because you believed in certain things, but because you were a mess, and lonely, and His or Her child. God loved you no matter how crazy you felt on the inside, no matter what a fake you were; always, even in your current condition, even before coffee. God loves you crazily, like I love you...like a slightly overweight auntie, who sees only your marvelousness and need.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Lonely #Children #Crazy

  • All I ever wanted since I arrived here on earth are the same things I needed as a baby, to go from cold to warm, lonely to held, the vessel to the giver, empty to full.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Baby #Lonely #Earth

  • Now we're like planets, holding to each other from a great distance. [...] Now we're hundreds of miles apart, our short arms keep us lonely, no one hears what's in my head. [...] It's March, even the birds don't know what to do with themselves.
    -- Anne Michaels

    #Lonely #Distance #Bird

  • And so this young one, this young one whom I had so loved, I had to forsake, no matter how broken my heart, no matter how lonely my soul, no matter how bruised my intellect and spirit.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Lonely #Heart #Broken

  • 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

    #Lonely #Training #Groups

  • It suddenly struck me that Dawsey is a lonesome person. I think it may be that he has always been lonely, but he didn't mind before, and now he minds.
    -- Annie Barrows

    #Lonely #Thinking #Mind

  • A lot of my characters are underdogs or sad or lonely, but I had a comfortable, golden sort of childhood.
    -- Anthony Browne

    #Lonely #Character #Childhood

  • In Moscow you sit in a huge room at a restaurant; you know no one and no one knows you, and at the same time you don't feel a stranger. But here you know everyone and everyone knows you, and yet you are a stranger -- a stranger... A stranger, and lonely...
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Lonely #Moscow #Rooms

  • 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

    #Christmas #Lonely #Children

  • Please, no one touch my heart. Don't touch it. Don't notice anything. No one has to know what my heart is feeling. I decided that I wouldn't turn back. That's why I threw everything away. So, don't you ever say, "I'm lonely.
    -- Arina Tanemura

    #Lonely #Heart #Feelings

  • When you are lonely, when you feel yourself an alien in the world, play Chess. This will raise your spirits and be your counselor in war
    -- Aristotle

    #Lonely #War #Play

  • No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
    -- Aristotle

    #Lonely #Loneliness #Philosophical

  • if you want to be a little bit solitary and work very hard, you can do it more easily in New York than in a town like Paris or London. Because you depend so much for human relationships here on the phone. If you don't answer your phone, you are quite a lonely couple.
    -- Arman

    #Lonely #New York #Couple

  • What you really have to do, if you want to be creative, is to unlearn all the teasing and censoring that you've experienced throughout your life. If you are truly a creative person, you know that feeling insecure and lonely is par for the course. You can't have it both ways: You can't be creative and conform, too. You have to recognize that what makes you different also makes you creative.
    -- Arno Allan Penzias

    #Lonely #Encouragement #Insecure

  • On general principles, it is best that I should not leave the country. Scotland Yard feels lonely without me, and it causes an unhealthy excitement among the criminal classes.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Country #Lonely #Travel

  • A great many wise sayings have been uttered about the effects of solitary retirement; but the motives which impel men to seek it are not more various than the effects which it produces on different individuals. One thing is certain, that those who can with truth affirm that they are "never less alone than when alone," might generally add that they never feel more lonely than when not alone.
    -- Arthur Helps

    #Wise #Lonely #Retirement

  • Here in a little lonely room I am master of earth and sea, And the planets come to me.
    -- Arthur Symons

    #Lonely #Loneliness #Sea

  • I get lonely when I'm a Playstation widow.
    -- Ashley Judd

    #Lonely #Widows #Playstation

  • If you do not learn to hate you will never be lonely enough to love easily nor will you always be brave, although it does not grow any easier. Do not pretend to convenient beliefs, even when they are righteous; you will never be able to defend your city while shouting.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Lonely #Hate #Cities

  • 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

    #Lonely #Gay #Keys

  • ...the thoughtful excitement of lonely rambles, of gardening, and of other like occupations, where the mind has leisure to must during the healthful activity of the body, with the fresh and wakeful breezes blowing round it...
    -- Augustus William Hare

    #Lonely #Thoughtful #Thinking

  • Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Lonely #Hero #Frustration

  • The harder I push, the more I find within myself. I am always looking for the next step, a different world to go into, areas where I have not been before. It's lonely driving a Grand Prix car, but very absorbing. I have experienced new sensations, and I want more. That is my excitement, my motivation.
    -- Ayrton Senna

    #Lonely #Motivation #Car

  • i could have told him to learn from Gatsby. from the lonely, isolated Gatsby, who also tried to retrieve his past and give flash and blood to a fancy, a dream that was never meant to be more than a dream.
    -- Azar Nafisi

    #Dream #Lonely #Past

  • maybe the lonely places are the only things that make human beings of us all.
    -- Babs Deal

    #Lonely #Loneliness #Humans

  • Heat lingers As days are still long; Early mornings are cool While autumn is still young. Dew on the lotus Scatters pure perfume; Wind on the bamboos Gives off a gentle tinkling. I am idle and lonely, Lying down all day, Sick and decayed; No one asks for me; Thin dusk before my gates, Cassia blossoms inch deep.
    -- Bai Juyi

    #Lonely #Morning #Lying

  • Autumn clouds, vague and obscure; The evening, lonely and chill. I felt the dampness on my garments, But saw no spot, and heard no sound of rain.
    -- Bai Juyi

    #Summer #Lonely #Rain

  • When was it I realized that, on this truly dark and solitary path we all walk, the only way we can light is our own? Although I was raised with love, I was always lonely. Someday, without fail, everyone will disappear, scattered into the blackness of time.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Lonely #Dark #Light

  • Although I was raised with love, I was always lonely.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Lonely #Raised

  • Me, when I'm utterly exhausted by it all, when my skin breaks out, on those lonely evenings when I call my friends again and again and nobody's home, then I despise my own life - my birth, my upbringing, everything.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Lonely #Home #Skins