Because, once alone, it is impossible to believe that one could ever have been otherwise. Loneliness is an absolute discovery.
- Marilynne Robinson
There is the solitude of suffering, when you go through darkness that is lonely, intense, and terrible. Words become powerless to express your pain; what others hear from your words is so distant and different from what you are actually suffering.
- John O'donohue
Over time, loneliness gets inside you and doesn't go away.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafón
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
- Henry David Thoreau
Even the company of the mad was better than the company of the dead.
- Stephen King
Though we longed not to be lonely, we also feared the pain it would take us to be brought out of our lonely states. And after that fear, could we be guaranteed that we would never be returned to a state of loneliness again? We could not.
- Edward Carey
Loneliness is the unloneliest feeling in the world, as everyone has experienced it.
- Jarod Kintz
The tragedy of this world is that everyone is alone. For a life in the past cannot be shared with the present.
- Alan Lightman
Being alone never felt right. Sometimes it felt good, but it never felt right.
- Charles Bukowski
Loneliness is the prison of the human spirit. When we are lonely, we pace back and forth in small, shut-in worlds.
- John Powell
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