The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!
- Edith Wharton
Language... has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Johannes Tillich
The tragedy of this world is that everyone is alone. For a life in the past cannot be shared with the present.
- Alan Lightman
It's weird to feel like you miss someone you're not even sure you know.
- David Foster Wallace
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
- Maya Angelou
Loneliness is the standard that separates life from death.
- Sorin Cerin
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa
My sleep wasn't peaceful, though. I have the sense of emerging from a world of dark, haunted places where I traveled alone.
- Suzanne Collins
The sun is such a lonely star. Whenever he comes out to see his friends, they all disappear.
- Joseph Gordon Levitt
Because, once alone, it is impossible to believe that one could ever have been otherwise. Loneliness is an absolute discovery.
- Marilynne Robinson
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