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35 Inspirational Loneliness Quotes about Growth, Singleness, and God

Inspirational loneliness quotes

Loneliness is not just a feeling of being alone. A lot of times it’s a mix of fear, depression, and hopelessness. Basically a collection of negative emotions building up a massive wall around you.

Loneliness meaning:

The distressing experience that occurs when a person’s social relationships are perceived by that person to be less in quantity, and especially in quality, than desired. 

And for some people, it can be very hard to break through that wall when you are suffering from loneliness because even though you know something is wrong you feel too helpless to stop it.

But in order to fight the internal struggle with loneliness, you have to bring light into this desperate state of mind. And the only way to do so is by figuring out why you are lonely.

I this blog post I share different quotes about loneliness that will, just like my bible verses about loneliness, help you call out the elephant in the room and give you a starting point for overcoming loneliness.

Here are 35 inspirational loneliness quotes about growth, being single and knowing God will encourage you when you feel sad, alone and hopeless.

Loneliness quotes about growth

“I think it’s good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.”– Amy Sedaris

It would do the world good if every man would compel himself occasionally to be absolutely alone. Most of the world’s progress has come out of such loneliness.”– Bruce Barton

When you are evolving to your higher self, the road seems lonely. But you’re simply shedding energies that no longer match the frequency of your destiny.”– Unknown

“If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life.”  – Michael Josephson

“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”– Anonymous

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy can live.”– Bertrand Russell

I don’t know what’s worse: to not know what you are and be happy, or to become what you’ve always wanted to be, and feel alone.”― Daniel Keyes

Keep in mind that to avoid loneliness, many people need both a social circle and an intimate attachment. Having just one of two may still leave you feeling lonely. – Gretchen Rubin

What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear. Dag Hammarskjold

Loneliness quotes about being single

When romantic love is present it only makes up 20% of your overall happiness, when it is absent it affects 80%. – Justine Mfulama 

“It takes a strong person to remain single in a world that is accustomed to settling with anything just to say they have something.”- Anonymous

“There are worse things than feeling alone. Things like being with someone and still feeling alone.”- M.W Poetry

“When I get lonely these days, I think: So Be lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

“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

Never search your happiness in others, it will make you feel alone. Search it in yourself, you will feel happy even when you are left alone. – Unknown

Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact.”– Martha Beck

Loneliness quotes about knowing God

You may feel lost and alone. But God knows where you are and has a good plan for your future.”

The pain of loneliness seems to be part of the mortal experience. But the Lord in His mercy has made it so that we need never deal with the challenges of mortality alone.”– Sheri L. Dew

“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

Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in. – C.S. Lewis

The pain of loneliness

Inspirational feeling alone quotes

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.”– Ellen Burstyn

“Learn to be alone and to like it. There is nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company.”  – Unknown

Sometimes you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone to experience, appreciate, and love yourself.” – Robert Tew

“A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.” — Mandy Hale

Find company within yourself and you’ll never spend a day alone. Find love within yourself and you’ll never have a lonely day.” –Connor Chalfant

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.”― Mother Teresa

There is something immaculate about loneliness which only lonely people can understand.”– Munia Khan

Loneliness vs. Solitude

No man should go through life without once experiencing healthy, even bored solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength.”  – Jack Kerouac

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone and solitude expresses the glory of being alone.”– Pau Tillich

To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.”– Deepak Chopra

“Solitude is creativity’s best friend, and solitude is refreshment for our souls.”– Naomi Judd

“Solitude is not the same as loneliness. Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of possible companions.”– Robert Fulghum

Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.”– Edward Gibbon

“In solitude, the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.”– Laurence Sterne

Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when our soul is free to speak to us and help us decide what to do with our life.”– Paulo Coelho

Each of these loneliness quotes is to not just inspire but also to remind you that there are people all over the world that are experiencing loneliness and that you are not alone.

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