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alone Quotes

97 of the best book quotes about alone
  1. #1
    “JUROR #3: I don’t care whether I’m alone or not! I have a right.”
  2. #2
    “She felt as though she belonged inside the aloneness. “I’ve never felt at home with myself.”
  3. #3
    “We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.”
  4. #4
    “I had become something, as if born again. I had hung between possibilities before, between the cold truths I knew and the heart-sucking conjuring tricks of the Shaper; now that was passed: I was Grendel, Ruiner of Meadhalls, Wrecker of Kings!
    But also, as never before, I was alone.”
  5. #5
    “Also, an occupational hazard of writing is that you’ll have bad days. You feel not only totally alone but also that everyone else is at a party. But if you talk to other people who write, you remember that this feeling is part of the process, that it’s inevitable.”
  6. #6
    “Anyone can betray anyone.”
  7. #7
    “The old-timer had been very serious in laying down the law that no man must travel alone in the Klondike after fifty below.”
  8. #8
    “Sometimes he wished he had no ambitions—often wondered where they had come from in his life, because he remembered how satisfied he had been as a youngster, and that with the little he had—a dog, a stick, an aloneness he loved.”
  9. #9
    “All alone, in the middle of the night, Coraline began to cry. There was no other sound in the empty flat.”
  10. #10
    “I close my eyes, this is what I’ve been dreading. As we leave the last stop, I am the only person sitting alone.”
  11. #11
    “You whispered to me not long ago that you couldn’t go on alone. You can, Holly.”
  12. #12
    “I know you’re all alone in that room.
    If you should be thirsty, there’s no one
    to get you a glass of water.
    I wait listening, always. Just give me a sign!
    I’m right here...”
  1. #13
    “‘No. I can survive well enough on my own - if given proper reading material.’”
  2. #14
    “I know sometimes you think you are moving through this world alone, unseen, unnoticed. But don’t believe that for a second. I have made a study of you. I know what you are going to do before you do it. I know where you’ve been and I know where you’re going. For this anniversary, I’ve arranged a trip: Follow your beloved river, up up up!”
  3. #15
    “Yes, I began my journey alone, and I ended it alone. But that does not mean that I walked alone.”
  4. #16
    “I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone enough.”
  5. #17
    “For, after all, every one who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb the Hill Difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the summit, I must zigzag it in my own way.”
  6. #18
    “Everyone dies alone, Eragon. Whether you are a king on a battlefield or a lowly peasant lying in bed among your family, no one can accompany you into the void.”
  7. #19
    ″‘How terrible,’ said Eragon, ‘to die alone, separate even from the one who is closest to you.‘”
  8. #20
    “It is, I think, that we are all so alone in what lies deepest in our souls, so unable to find the words and perhaps the courage to speak with unlocked hearts, that we do not know at all that it is the same with others.”
  9. #21
    “I had the feeling that the world was left behind, that we had got over the edge of it, and were outside man’s jurisdiction.”
  10. #22
    “Between that earth and that sky I felt erased, blotted out. I did not say my prayers that night: here, I felt, what would be would be.”
  11. #23
    “Splendid to arrive alone in a foreign country and feel the assault of difference. Here they were all along, busy with living; they don’t talk or look like me. The rhythm of their day if entirely different; I am thoroughly foreign.”
  12. #24
    “‘It’s the home I’ve always dreamed of,’ Theodora said. ‘A little hideaway where I can be alone with my thoughts. Particularly if my thoughts happen to be about murder or suicide or—‘”

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To the Sea book
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6.4
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Nobody Hugs A Cactus book
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6.0
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The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles book
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5.9
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Maple and Willow Apart book
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5.8
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Caspian Finds a Friend book
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5.3
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Gustavo, the Shy Ghost book
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5.3
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Ollie and Augustus book
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5.1
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The Rough Patch book
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5.0
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  1. #25
    “I wondered why it was that places are so much lovelier when one is alone.”
  2. #26
    “Alone, they didn’t have much, but together, they had a potful of plenty.”
  3. #27
    “Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.”
  4. #28
    “That first night I sit there and all I know, as I look up, is the kitchen light is on, on the cliff, to the right, where somebody’s just built a cabin overlooking all the horrible Sur, somebody up there’s having a mild and tender supper that’s all I know...”
  5. #29
    ″‘I told him you were ready to be part of this family.’
    ‘I’m ‘already’ part of this family. I’m like a charter member.‘”
  6. #30
    “But when Eleanor walked in the house, it was like her siblings didn’t recognize her.”
  7. #31
    “‘There’s nobody to guide them through the process of becoming a man... to explain to them the meaning of manhood. And that’s a recipe for disaster.’”
  8. #32
    “Don’t leave me here alone! It’s your Sam calling. Don’t go where I can’t follow! Wake up, Mr. Frodo! O wake up, Frodo, me dear, me dear. Wake up!”
  9. #33
    “I half expected someone to be home. As far as I knew, Isaac had lived by himself. But you never know.”
  10. #34
    “I’m bursting to explain everything to him, not even Big Sur but the past several years, but there’s no chance with everybody yakking -- And in fact I can see in Cody’s eyes that he can see in my own eyes the regret we both feel that recently we haven’t had chances to talk whatever, like we used to do driving across America and back in the old road days, too many people now want to talk to us and tell us their stories, we’ve been hemmed in and surrounded and outnumbered -- The circle’s closed in on the old heroes of the night.”
  11. #35
    “I will fill myself with the desert and the sky. I will be stone and stars, unchanging and strong and safe. The desert is complete; it is spare and alone, but perfect in its solitude. I will be the desert.”
  12. #36
    “His words hit me in the gut and my head spins. He’s right. I’ve been choosing alone because it’s safe and easy. It doesn’t mean that I’m stronger or smarter than everyone else. Just that I’m... scared. I’m letting all of the hurt I’ve had over the last few years keep me from moving forward.”
  1. #37
    “Mafatu wanted to cry out after him: ‘Wait, Kana! I’ll go! I’ll try-‘. But the words would not come. Kana had gone.”
  2. #38
    “Last of all Hurin stood alone. Then he cast aside his shield, and wielded an axe two-handed; and it is sung that the axe smoked in the black blood of the troll-guard of Gothmog until it withered, and each time that he slew Hurin cried: ‘Aure entuluva! Day shall come again!’ Seventy times he uttered that cry; but they took him at last alive...”
  3. #39
    “Just leave me alone. I’m not myself. I’m falling apart, and I don’t want you here.”
  4. #40
    “Inwardly: alone. Here. Living under the land, under the sea, in the belly of AM, whom we created because our time was badly spent and we must have known unconsciously that he could do it better.”
  5. #41
    “Sometimes I feel like I’m a foreigner too. I come from a place that’s so different from here you would think you’d stepped right off the map into some other country where they use dirt for decoration and the national pastime is having babies. People don’t look the same, talk the same, nothing. Half the time I have no idea what’s going on around me here.”
  6. #42
    “Mafatu went out alone to face the thing he feared the most.”
  7. #43
    “Mankind was not absolutely alone among the conscious things of earth, for shapes came out of the dark to visit the faithful few.”
  8. #44
    Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.”
  9. #45
    “Sometimes I think I might be the last human on Earth. Which means I’m the last human in the universe.”
  10. #46
    “It’s terrible not to have a friend. I’m so lonely and so alone. I think it’s worse on weekends than during the week, but I don’t know. It’s pretty bad all the time.”
  11. #47
    “I like it in the down under, got the place all to myself and no fear of Gram sticking her head in the door and saying Maxwell dear, what are you doing?”
  12. #48
    “A raindrop just splashed on my forehead and it was like a tear from heaven. Are the clouds and the skies really weeping over me? Am I really alone in the whole wide gray world?”

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Where the Red Fern Grows book
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6.5
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Grandpa's Top Threes book
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6.4
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The Rag Coat book
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6.1
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The Remember Balloons book
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6.0
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Ida, Always book
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6.0
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Wherever You Are book
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5.9
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Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead book
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The Rabbit Listened book
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5.6
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  1. #49
    “If I am the last one, then I am humanity. And if this is humanity’s last war, then I am the battlefield.”
  2. #50
    “But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going in to every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone.”
  3. #51
    “But really, all we want, and I speak for the entire human race here, is contact. Someone to let us know that we aren’t alone. That the world isn’t a dream and you and I really are happening at the same time, even if it’s not in the same place. That this is real. You’re really there. I’m really here. We’re real. This is real.”
  4. #52
    “In my loneliness it comforts me to think that the world’s doors, however closed, are never truly locked to me.”
  5. #53
    “I left the library. Crossing the street, I was hit head-on by a brutal loneliness. I felt dark and hollow. Abandoned, unnoticed, forgotten. I stood on the sidewalk a nothing, a gathering of dust.”
  6. #54
    “I ain’t kin to nobody in this world...I don’t want to be. I won’t be.”
  7. #55
    “Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.”
  8. #56
    “Fantasies always sound good, but they’re no help when reality comes and shoves you to the ground. When it trips up your tongue and traps the right words in your head. When it leaves you to eat lunch by yourself.”
  9. #57
    “The recovery room turned silent; everyone stared. Bruno groaned and turned toward the wall. That night I put him to bed. Bruno, I said. So sorry, he said. So selfish. I sighed and turned to go. Stay with me! he cried.”
  10. #58
    “No life is a waste. The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we are alone.”
  11. #59
    “A guy sets alone out here at night, maybe readin’ books or thinkin’ or stuff like that.”
  12. #60
    ″‘Come on in and set a while,’ Crooks said. ‘Long as you won’t get out and leave me alone, you might as well set down.‘”
  1. #61
    “I wish to be left alone,” said Scrooge. “Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry.”
  2. #62
    “We’ve got a bond in common, you and I. We are both alone in the world.”
  3. #63
    “And Vin liked solitude. When you’re alone, no one can betray you.”
  4. #64
    By making himself a priest made himself a demon.
  5. #65
    “I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”
  6. #66
    “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
  7. #67
    Some of us, in the words of the divine Greta Garbo, want to be alone.
  8. #68
    “This was an insane plan and somehow it worked! I’m going to be talking to someone again. I spent three months as the loneliest man in history and it’s finally over.”
  9. #69
    “I never realized how utterly silent Mars is. It’s a desert world with practically no atmosphere to convey sound. I could hear my own heartbeat.”
  10. #70
    “Mars is a barren wasteland and I am completely alone here. I already knew that, of course. But there’s a difference between knowing it and really experiencing it.”
  11. #71
    “But see, the thing is, when I looked up . . . Connor was there. That’s the gift that he gave me. To show me that I wasn’t alone. To show me that I matter. That everybody does.”
  12. #72
    “The Ordinary Princess hardly ever had anyone to talk to, so she had made friends with the forest creatures and talked to them. It tended to make conversation rather one-sided, but that was sometimes an advantage. At least they could not answer back!”
  1. #73
    “It is hard,--hard to work always--always alone with never a friend you can have in honour, and the love that is offered means the streets, the boulevard--when passion is dead. I know it,--we know it,--we others who have nothing,--have no one, and who give ourselves, unquestioning--heart and soul, knowing the end.”
  2. #74
    “You know, I can feel the fear that you carry around and I wish there was... something I could do to help you let go of it because if you could, I don’t think you’d feel so alone anymore.”
  3. #75
    “We used to go everywhere together, my mother and I—visiting ancient temples, exploring local museums, watching Hindu festivals, staying up late to see the streets bloom with candlelight Now, she barely takes me on social calls. It’s as if I’m a leper without a colony.”
  4. #76
    “I guess that means your heart’s so sad that it’s hard to get out from under the weight. Granny used to say grief is the heaviest thing to carry alone.”
  5. #77
    “I should have been there for her. She was so totally alone. She should have been there for me. I was so totally alone. We should never have been separated.”
  6. #78
    “Perhaps you’ll need me again sometime, against Kromer or something. If you call me then I won’t come crudely, on horseback or by train. You’ll have to listen within yourself, then you will notice that I am within you.”
  7. #79
    “My life is like a lone, forgotten Q-Tip in the second-to-last drawer.”
  8. #80
    “Then I was sitting up; and I was sad because my mother and my father didn’t seem to know I had been so far away.”
  9. #81
    “Immediately then the thought came sweeping across me, what miserable friendlessness and loneliness are here revealed. His poverty is great, but his solitude, how horrible! Think of it. Of a Sunday, Wall Street is deserted as Petra, and every night of every day it is an emptiness. This building, too, which of weekdays hums with industry and life, at nightfall echoes with sheer vacancy, and all through Sunday is forlorn. And here Bartleby makes his home, sole spectator of a solitude which he has seen all populous – a sort of innocent and transformed Marius brooding among the ruins of Carthage!”
  10. #82
    “The next morning all the swelling had left my face and legs and arms, and I felt well as ever; but everything around me seemed strange and as though it were far away. I remember that for twelve days after that I wanted to be alone, and it seemed I did not belong to my people.”
  11. #83
    “If he would but have named a single relative or friend, I would instantly have written and urged their taking the poor fellow away to some convenient retreat. But he seemed alone, absolutely alone in the universe. A bit of wreck in the mid-Atlantic.”
  12. #84
    “The bond of common humanity now drew me irresistibly to gloom. A fraternal melancholy! For both I and Bartleby were sons of Adam. I remembered the bright silks and sparkling faces I had seen that day, in gala trim, swanlike sailing down the Mississippi of Broadway; and I contrasted them with the pallid copyist, and thought to myself, Ah, happiness courts the light, so we deem the world is gay, but misery hides aloof, so we deem that misery there is none.”
  1. #85
    “Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push and you push alone.”
  2. #86
    “I disliked weekends. Everybody was out on the streets. Everybody was playing Ping-Pong or mowing their lawn or polishing their car or going to the supermarket or the beach or to the park. Crowds everywhere. Monday was my favorite day. Everybody was back on the job and out of sight.”
  3. #87
    “Donny brought the drink and he and Dee Dee talked. They seemed to know the same people. I didn’t know any of them. It took a lot to excite me. I didn’t care. I didn’t like New York. I didn’t like Hollywood. I didn’t like rock music. I didn’t like anything. Maybe I was afraid. That was it – I was afraid. I wanted to sit alone in a room with the shades down. I feasted upon that. I was a crank. I was a lunatic. And Lydia was gone.”
  4. #88
    “I was naturally a loner, content just to live with a woman, eat with her, sleep with her, walk down the street with her. I didn’t want conversation, or to go anywhere except the racetrack or the boxing matches. I didn’t understand t.v. I felt foolish paying money to go into a movie theatre and sit with other people to share their emotions. Parties sickened me. I hated the game-playing, the dirty play, the flirting, the amateur drunks, the bores.”
  5. #89
    “We live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves.”
  6. #90
    “By its very nature every embodied spirit is doomed to suffer and enjoy in solitude. Sensations, feelings, insights, fancies - all these are private and, except through symbols and at second hand, incommunicable.”
  7. #91
    “We can pool information about experiences, but never the experiences themselves. From family to nation, every human group is a society of island universes.”
  8. #92
    “It’s a frightening world to be alone in.”
  9. #93
    “Seven pounds, nine shillings and sixpence turned out to be the value they’d put on Arthur’s life. I sat
    alone at the kitchen table, and I think that was the moment I knew I’d never see my husband again.”
  10. #94
    “He would never again be able to say hello how are you I love you. He would never again be able to hear music or the whisper of the wind through trees or the chuckle of running water. He would never again breathe in the smell of a steak frying in his mother’s kitchen . . . He would never again be able to see the faces of people who made you glad just to look at them.”
  11. #95
    “The person you love sits across from you, and you want to do everything in your power to make it possible, endlessly possible. And when it’s just the two of you, alone in a room, you can pretend that this is how it is, this is how it will be.”
  12. #96
    “So what if he’s alone. We’re all alone.”
  13. #97
    “When I am old and alone, I will remember that once I held something truly beautiful.”
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