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Loneliness Quotes

30 of the best book quotes about loneliness
  1. #1
    “I’m telling you. People come and go in this Forest, and they say, ‘It’s only Eeyore, so it doesn’t count.’”
  2. #2
    “It might be lonelier
    Without the Loneliness”
  3. #3
    “He felt as though he were wandering in the forests of the sea bottom, lost in a monstrous world where he himself was the monster. He was alone. The past was dead, the future was unimaginable”
  4. #4
    “Loneliness has a compass of its own.”
  5. #5
    “I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.”
  6. #6
    “Nobody tells me. Nobody keeps me informed. I make it 17 days come Friday since anybody spoke to me.”
  7. #7
    “How much do you trade to defeat loneliness?”
  8. #8
    “People living alone get used to loneliness.”
  9. #9
    “Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.”
  10. #10
    “She wanted to bottle how safe she felt in this moment, so she could drink of it later when loneliness and fear left her parched.”
  11. #11
    When the silence and the aloneness press down and around me, crushing me, carving through me like ice, I need to speak aloud sometimes, if only for proof of life.
  12. #12
    A philosophical question: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? And if a woman who’s wholly alone occasionally talks to a pot plant, is she certifiable? I think that it is perfectly normal to talk to oneself occasionally. It’s not as though I’m expecting a reply. I’m fully aware that Polly is a houseplant.
  13. #13
    “She laughed for his sake, something she’d never done. Giving away another piece of herself just to have someone else.”
  14. #14
    “Leave my loneliness unbroken”
  15. #15
    “I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others--young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.”
  16. #16
    These days, loneliness is the new cancer—a shameful, embarrassing thing, brought upon yourself in some obscure way. A fearful, incurable thing, so horrifying that you dare not mention it; other people don’t want to hear the word spoken aloud for fear that they might too be afflicted, or that it might tempt fate into visiting a similar horror upon them.
  17. #17
    “If anyone would understand loneliness, the moon would.”
  18. #18
    “Please don’t talk to me about isolation. No one has to tell me how it changes a person. I have lived it. I am isolation.
  19. #19
    People don’t like these facts, but I can’t help that. If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn’t spoken to another person for two consecutive days. FINE is what you say.
  20. #20
    She stopped and listened to him and somehow his cheerful, friendly little whistle gave her a pleased feeling—even a disagreeable little girl may be lonely, and the big closed house and big bare moor and big bare gardens had made this one feel as if there was no one left in the world but herself.
  21. #21
    “She knew the years of isolation had altered her behavior until she was different from others, but it wasn’t her fault she’d been alone. Most of what she knew, she’d learned from the wild. Nature had nurtured, tutored, and protected her when no one else would.”
  22. #22
    “I am lonely, sometimes, but I dare say it’s good for me.”
  23. #23
    “Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…” “It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake.”
  24. #24
    “They have never known pain, he thought. The realization made him feel desperately lonely.”
    author
    Lois Lowry
    book
    The Giver
    character
    Jonas
    concepts
    LonelinessPain
  25. #25
    “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.”
  26. #26
    “No one should be alone in their old age, he thought.”
  27. #27
    ″[T]he night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.”
  28. #28
    “I am not to speak to you, I am to think of you when I sit alone or
    wake at night alone,
    I am to wait, I do not doubt I am to meet you again,
    I am to see to it that I do not lose you.”
  29. #29
    “What good did it do to light the world on fire if she had to watch the glow alone?”
  30. #30
    “Then he left her there, standing alone, surrounded by word ghosts; things she could have said.”
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