48 Lonely Quotes For Times You Feel Like You Are On Your Own

Lonely

More often than not, we tend to confuse the difference between being lonely and being alone. Some people may even use both words to mean the same thing. Being alone does not necessarily mean that you are lonely.

When you are alone, it means that you are physically isolated from other people. However, when you are lonely, it means that you feel emotionally detached or disconnected from others. You can be lonely even in the presence of other people.

When you are lonely, you will tend to feel like you are on your own even when surrounded by people who care about you. It's possible that you have felt lonely at some point. There are various things that can bring about feelings of loneliness.

Loneliness can come by if you tend to isolate yourself from other people most of the time, move to a new place where nothing is familiar, the death of someone close to you, a break-up, etc. Sometimes it can be brought about by psychological disorders like depression.

When someone is depressed, they become withdrawn, which can isolate them from the rest of the world. Another thing that makes people isolate is lack of self-esteem. If someone believes that they are unworthy or lacks social skills, they may recoil from others which can bring about feelings of loneliness.

But what do you do when you start feeling lonely? Well, begin by acknowledging those feelings of loneliness. Instead of running away from them, accept that you are feeling lonely and do something about it.

Try to engage more. You can call someone you like, go outside where there are people, or join a club to interact more with others. These lonely quotes are relatable while also encouraging you to go out there and make a friend or two to get rid of loneliness.

Lonely Quotes

To be a lighthouse, you must be strong enough to resist every kind of storm, to every kind of loneliness and you must have a powerful light inside you!

To be a lighthouse, you must be strong enough to resist every kind of storm, to every kind of loneliness and you must have a

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I crave stillness, And yet I fear the moment Stillness turns into boredom, And the moment boredom Turns into loneliness.

I crave stillness,
And yet I fear the moment
Stillness turns into boredom,
And the moment boredom
Turns into loneliness.

Ralph reflected for a moment on the similarities between loneliness and insomnia — how they were both insidious, cumulative, and divisive, the friends of despair and the enemies of love.

Ralph reflected for a moment on the similarities between loneliness and insomnia — how they were both insidious, cumulative, and divisive, the friends of despair

What I do remember about first grade and that year was that it was very lonely. I didn't have any friends, and I wasn't allowed to go to the cafeteria or play on the playground. What bothered me most was the loneliness in school every day.

What I do remember about first grade and that year was that it was very lonely. I didn’t have any friends, and I wasn’t allowed

Why did I turn out like this? I want to know why the most. Why…? Why…am I so…? I’m miserable…and so lonely…

Why did I turn out like this? I want to know why the most. Why…? Why…am I so…? I’m miserable…and so lonely…

Losing a grasp in reality or being misunderstood, being lonely always rises from isolation, dark, and frightening nights. They are scary and full of deep loneliness. The thing is, it becomes so hard to survive the night lying in the bed awake and serving the up-time like a nice warm glass of regret.

Losing a grasp in reality or being misunderstood, being lonely always rises from isolation, dark, and frightening nights. They are scary and full of deep

When somebody is important to you, there are times where it can be hard, times when where they may feel lonely... but in the end, it's worth it. Happier, sad, together or apart, my weakness will always be.. Tohru.

When somebody is important to you, there are times where it can be hard, times when where they may feel lonely… but in the end,

If you love someone, they could make you sad. They could even make you feel lonely sometimes. But, that someone can also make you happier than you’ll ever be.

If you love someone, they could make you sad. They could even make you feel lonely sometimes. But, that someone can also make you happier

The waves crash in the tide rolls out It’s an angry sea but there is no doubt That the lighthouse will keep shining out To warn a lonely sailor.

The waves crash in the tide rolls out
It’s an angry sea but there is no doubt
That the lighthouse will keep shining out
To warn a lonely sailor.

He must be lonely. Just like me, his “current self” is lonely. Or else he wouldn’t have been able to say all that. I want to know more. I want to know more about him. But soon, I won’t be able to see him again.

He must be lonely. Just like me, his “current self” is lonely. Or else he wouldn’t have been able to say all that. I want to know more. I want to know more about him. But soon, I won’t be able to see him again.

Nobody falls in love because they want to become sad and lonely. And yet, the last thing I wanted wiped out was these two, the way they were.

Nobody falls in love because they want to become sad and lonely. And yet, the last thing I wanted wiped out was these two, the way they were.

To me, that seemed like an incredibly sad and lonely life, but he was very matter of fact about it; he loved the open road and driving his truck.

To me, that seemed like an incredibly sad and lonely life, but he was very matter of fact about it; he loved the open road and driving his truck.

A complete subnormal idiot. A good guy. Wait until the fog came in some night and they sent him back to his lonely closed for a hand job.

A complete subnormal idiot. A good guy. Wait until the fog came in some night and they sent him back to his lonely closed for a hand job.

You can go days without seeing anyone, let alone someone you know or love, but if you’re excited to experience all the road has to offer, driving a truck is a great way to get paid well while you’re at it.

You can go days without seeing anyone, let alone someone you know or love, but if you’re excited to experience all the road has to offer, driving a truck is a great way to get paid well while you’re at it.

When you treasure someone, it can be a little painful to see them find happiness with another and sometimes you may get lonely…but it also can make you happy.

When you treasure someone, it can be a little painful to see them find happiness with another and sometimes you may get lonely…but it also can make you happy.

The more I grow in popularity, the lonelier it gets. Because you don't really know me. You just know this part of me. You fell in love with that. But it's way more intricate than what meets the surface.

The more I grow in popularity, the lonelier it gets. Because you don’t really know me. You just know this part of me. You fell in love with that. But it’s way more intricate than what meets the surface.

When I can't sleep at night- I stare at the empty side of my bed, and wonder about the things I would tell you, if you were laying next to me.

When I can’t sleep at night-
I stare at the empty side of my bed,
and wonder about the things
I would tell you,
if you were laying next to me.

All lonely, beautifully silent and so very enchanting the city seems at night when every tourist, hotelier and tour guide have gone to bed, almost like a ghost town if it weren’t for the one or other lit window and a few lonely insomniac people walking the alleys here and there.

All lonely, beautifully silent and so very enchanting the city seems at night when every tourist, hotelier and tour guide have gone to bed, almost like a ghost town if it weren’t for the one or other lit window and a few lonely insomniac people walking the alleys here and there.

The isolation spins its mysterious cocoon, focusing the mind on one place, one time, one rhythm - the turning of the light. The island knows no other human voices, no other footprints. On the Offshore Lights you can live any story you want to tell yourself, and no one will say you're wrong: not the seagulls, not the prisms, not the wind.

The isolation spins its mysterious cocoon, focusing the mind on one place, one time, one rhythm – the turning of the light. The island knows no other human voices, no other footprints. On the Offshore Lights you can live any story you want to tell yourself, and no one will say you’re wrong: not the seagulls, not the prisms, not the wind.

Manhattan. Sometimes from beyond the skyscrapers, across the hundreds of thousands of high walls, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia in the middle of the night, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island.

Manhattan. Sometimes from beyond the skyscrapers, across the hundreds of thousands of high walls, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia in the middle of the night, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island.

Those who wake at this hour feel a lonely separation from everyone but night birds and ghost crabs, never imagining the legion of kindred souls scattered in the darkness, who stare at ceilings and pace floors and look out windows and covet and worry and mourn.

Those who wake at this hour feel a lonely separation from everyone but night birds and ghost crabs, never imagining the legion of kindred souls scattered in the darkness, who stare at ceilings and pace floors and look out windows and covet and worry and mourn.

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