It has been said that no man is an island. I believe this is true. Human beings are social creatures and we are meant to be interacting with one another.

In fact, loneliness is being cited as one of the reasons companies are calling employees back into the office. Being present with coworkers helps develop a team spirit, improved communication and bolster creativity.

Here are some quotes that shed light on feelings of loneliness and solitude. While some of the quotes in this list encourage you to embrace loneliness as a reset button, many of the quotes will also let you know that you’re truly never alone. There are people who want to connect with you if you’re able to reach out for help.

Loneliness Quotes

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You are not alone.

Let’s begin with simple quotes about loneliness.

  • Loneliness isn’t at all bad because you get away from the world.
  • Loneliness: an extrovert’s fear.
  • Don’t fear loneliness. Embrace it to better know thyself.
  • Try camping alone. You won’t be alone for lone. The crickets and mosquitos will soon join you.
  • You think you don’t need people—until you’re alone.
  • Camping alone reestablishes your connection with nature.
  • Trouble sleeping? Camp alone for a few days to reset your body clock.
  • No man is an island. No man stands alone.
  • A loner is alone because he got disappointed in blending into the real world.
  • Use loneliness to journey within yourself.
  • Being alone is not bad after all.
  • Loneliness is a state of mind. You can be happy with yourself.
  • Don’t think of yourself as being lonely. Think of yourself as special.
  • Feeling lonely? Try listening to music.
  • You can never be lonely if you adopt a pet dog.
  • Remember, being lonely is a personal decision.
  • Enjoy your “you” time.
  • Loneliness allows you to listen to yourself, your dreams, and your purpose.
  • Honestly, no one is truly alone.
  • You won’t be lonely all the time.
  • “All great and precious things are lonely.” —John Steinbeck
  • “We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time.” —Taylor Swift
  • “Sometimes you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone to experience, appreciate, and love yourself.” —Robert Tew
  • “The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.” —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” —Michel de Montaigne

Sad Loneliness Quotes

The feeling of loneliness can bring with it feelings of melancholy, numbing, and depressing. These comments express all of these feels.

  • Being lonely is the scariest thing in the world for me.
  • What if I die alone?
  • We die alone whether we like it or not.
  • There is joy in companionship, none in loneliness.
  • Feeling unheard is worse than loneliness.
  • Why do I feel lonely even if I’m surrounded by people?
  • It’s better to be by myself than live together with a dysfunctional family.
  • I think I’m destined to be alone.
  • I’m going to be single forever.
  • I wish I was invisible. I feel painfully visible.
  • Where happiness was, none can be found now that I’m the only one.
  • I’m not sad. I’m just lonely.
  • The worst thing about following your own path is that you’re almost always alone.
  • Being alone isn’t the worst. Being forgotten is.
  • Often, he who tries to make everyone happy ends up being the loneliest.
  • I’m lonely every day, and I’m not afraid to admit that.
  • This loneliness is tearing me apart.
  • One year of being alone is not fun at all.
  • I’m not sad. I just feel empty.
  • Devoid of loved ones, devoid of happiness.
  • “Yes, there is joy, fulfilment, and companionship, but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and overpowering.” —Sylvia Plath
  • “For fear you will be alone, you do so many things that aren’t you at all.” —Richard Brautigan
  • “Sometimes, being surrounded by everyone is the loneliest, because you’ll realize you have no one to turn to.” —Soraya
  • “The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.” —Mother Teresa
  • “The time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruellest irony.” —Douglas Coupland

Funny Loneliness Quotes

Even if you’re feeling lonely, you can still crack a smile.

  • Life is full of loneliness. So party whenever you can!
  • You’re in your own world. Stop daydreaming.
  • I love being a loner. No toxic people.
  • Being alone means you’ll have the ice cream all by yourself.
  • I told them I’m single. And I’m still alone.
  • When in doubt, be alone and trust yourself.
  • Be alone. It’s better than being with a nagging wife.
  • Let the game of loneliness begin.
  • Think of the bright side. You are One. You are Neo.
  • Don’t expect to walk out of loneliness.

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  • They said camping alone is wonderful. It’s not. I had to call emergency services.
  • They said being alone is wonderful—until you’re admitted to the hospital.
  • Being emotionally offended when alone—that’s so millennial.
  • I’m looking for friends but can’t find any because I can’t be understood.
  • Don’t let “alone” slide to “lonely.”
  • In the age of social media, you could be alone in a sea of people.
  • Where do lonely people come from?
  • Two fewer lonely people in the world. Ha! That’s a joke.
  • I’m confused. If I act weird, I’d either end up alone or with a whole bunch of weird people.
  • I find it weird being not alone.
  • “I’m not much but I’m all I have.” –Philip Dick
  • “Sometimes you have to stand alone. Just to make sure you still can.” – Unknown
  • “If you are afraid of being lonely don’t try to be right.” –Jules Renard
  • “Be lonely. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
  • “You could be married and bored or single and lonely. Ain’t no happiness nowhere.”- Chris Rock

Sudden Loneliness Quotes

There’s freedom in being alone.

Loneliness can come unexpectedly—a sudden falling out with a friend, a breakup with your sweetheart, or the death of a loved one. It can really be hard, but these comments remind that you’re not alone.

  • Sometimes, you can see true beauty when you walk alone.
  • Being lonely is better than being with the wrong people.
  • Always remember: a caterpillar is at its loneliest before it turns into a butterfly.
  • Loneliness is just a weird feeling that no one cares for you.
  • Always cherish people. You will miss them when you’re alone.
  • Accept the fact that sometimes, you can be alone.
  • Loneliness, like lightning, can strike at any time.
  • Everyone misses you if you suddenly disappear.
  • Disappear from someone’s life and observe his or her reaction.
  • Will someone miss me if I disappear?
  • The sudden disappearance of a loved one is the most worrying thing in life.
  • Many disaster and survival movies made me afraid of being alone.
  • When travelling to strange places, always bring a companion with you.
  • I was alone all of a sudden.
  • I can’t bear the thought of suddenly being alone.
  • I gradually lived my life all by myself.
  • She left me suddenly. And now, no one cooks me delicious dinners.
  • When someone suddenly leaves you, it might be a blessing in disguise.
  • Leave and don’t look back. You don’t need more negativity in life.
  • Sometimes, the best decision is to be with yourself.
  • “Sometimes, you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone to experience, appreciate, and love yourself.” – Robert Tew
  • “Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure everything out.” – unknown
  • “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ― Maya Angelou
  • “A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes About Being Alone

Being alone can either be miserable or liberating. It all depends on your mindset.

  • You’re never alone. You have yourself.
  • There’s nothing wrong with dining alone.
  • Have a date with yourself.
  • Always have time for yourself.
  • Being alone is doing spiritual detoxification.
  • Do you know that sometimes, being alone is a cure?
  • Don’t be afraid of being alone. Sometimes, it is better.
  • If I’m quiet, it means I want to be alone.
  • “The Martian,” “Cast Away,” and “Fall” are two of the loneliest movies ever.
  • I love solo travel.

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  • Try travelling alone. It’s uplifting.
  • Being and living by yourself is a sign you’re strong.
  • Loneliness—I’m used to it.
  • Either you give me more chocolates or leave me alone.
  • Being lonely all my life is my one absolute fear.
  • Loners are like predators. They don’t like the company of others.
  • When I’m alone, I read poetry or listen to music. Suddenly, I’m not alone.
  • You can either suffer alone or suffer with someone else.
  • Loneliness happens when someone asks, “Can we talk?”
  • Loneliness is part of the journey of life.
  • “I like being alone. In order to win me over, your presence has to feel better than my solitude. You’re not competing with another person, you’re competing with my comfort zones.” – Horacio Jones
  • “Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that’s where you renew your springs that never dry up.” —Pearl Buck
  • “Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” – Henry Rollins
  • “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.” – Robin William
  • “People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.” ― Kim Culbertson

Loneliness in Relationship Quotes


Too much time alone on social media is not good for mental health.

A breakup is always a terrible, devastating experience that can lead to loneliness. But a faulty relationship devoid of love, openness, and communication can also be a lonely one.

  • My relationship status? The bed is all mine.
  • You might think you want to disappear. In truth, you want to be found.
  • Don’t worry. Someone out there is waiting for you.
  • I wish someone out there will find me.
  • Single people should listen to me; I’ve been alone for years.
  • Single and proud!
  • Roses are red, and violets are blue. No one texts me. Not even you.
  • My relationship is similar to iPhones. I never had an iPhone.
  • I still feel lonely even if we’re together every day.
  • A relationship without trust and open communication will still make you feel lonely.
  • Be single. You won’t regret it.
  • You always have the option to be single.
  • Relationships should be based on trust, love, and communication.
  • No more lonely nights for me.
  • I feel betrayed. I feel lonely.
  • The worst thing is when people you love alienate you.
  • Don’t expect anything from a one-night stand. You might end up lonely.
  • Loneliness is actually a remedy for a bad relationship.
  • Never make the one you love feel alone in the world.
  • Know that you can fall without someone to catch you.
  • “A broken relationship can make you feel lonelier than when you were single.” – unknown
  • “What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.” –Ellen Burstyn
  • “Sometimes you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself.” – Unknown
  • “There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone.”- MW Poetry
  • “It is better to be lonely than allow people who are not going anywhere keep you from your destiny.” – Joel Osteen

Loneliness and Depression Slogans

In many ways, loneliness and depression are linked together.

  • No one can save us except ourselves.
  • Loneliness and depression sometimes don’t mix.
  • This loneliness and depression are killing me.
  • Technically, a psychiatrist is your best friend when it comes to depression and loneliness.
  • Better days are coming.
  • Bad and lonely days don’t last forever.
  • Call me when you’re feeling lonely or depressed.
  • There’s always someone who will listen to you when you’re depressed or lonely.
  • Don’t worry. Let it all out.
  • Lonely? It may be because you’re too shy.
  • Depressed? It may be because you’re overthinking.
  • Depression is a state of being sad to the point of numbness.

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  • Loneliness hurts. Love cures.
  • Being lonely is a big part of depression.
  • Genuine friendship heals loneliness and depression.
  • Mental pain is more common and harder to bear than physical pain.
  • The first time I was depressed, I felt numb, hopeless, and useless.
  • A person can survive anything—loneliness, depression, and all—if he sees the end in sight.
  • Bent, lonely, depressed but never broken.
  • You can be lonely or depressed at times. But never lose your will to live.
  • “You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
  • “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.” — Dwayne Johnson
  • “Solitude is independence.” – Herman Hesse
  • “Loneliness is painful. But suffering is not wrong in and of itself. It’s part of the human experience, and in a way brings us closer to all people.”― Juliette Fay
  • “Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it.” ― Janet Fitch

Loneliness Captions

Join a social club to start connecting with others.

Many lonely people stave off their loneliness by going to a café, restaurant, or bistro. Some also join organizations, organizations, and groups to meet with people. Make your business a warm, welcoming haven for lonely people by using these slogans.

  • If you think we’re alone in the universe, you’re terribly egocentric.
  • We were born alone, we will die alone.
  • Being born and dying are very lonesome moments.
  • Think better when you’re alone.
  • Being alone teaches you to be strong.
  • Cure loneliness with a cup of our coffee
  • You ain’t lonely here!
  • Be someone’s friend forever—starting today.
  • Lonely? Have a coffee.
  • The best bar for the lonely
  • Where you should go when you’re lonely
  • For people who need to be alone
  • You don’t have to be alone.
  • No time to be alone.
  • It’s “me” time!
  • In here, silence is golden.
  • The strong is often alone.
  • Come inside! We’re here to listen.
  • Someone is ready to be with you.
  • The league of solo campers
  • We help switch your loneliness off.
  • Come with us on lonely nights.
  • Haven of loners and introverts
  • The proud introverts league
  • When loneliness strikes, call us.

Statistics about Loneliness and Depression

Here are some of the cold-hard facts about loneliness and depression.

  • In a survey done by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), more than a third of adults aged 45 and older feel lonely. Around one-fourth of adults aged 65 and older feel isolated socially.
  • People with poor social relationships, loneliness, or depression have a 29% increased risk of heart disease. They are also 32% more at risk of suffering a stroke.
  • Lonely people are more prone to anxiety, suicide, and depression.
  • According to studies, women are more frequently afflicted with loneliness than men.
  • 33% of adults all over the world experience loneliness.

While it’s physically, mentally, and spiritually beneficial to be alone once in a while, you don’t want to remain in this space forever. The physical and psychological calling to be with others should not be ignored. Reach out to a friend or family member now if you feel alone.

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