The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.— Friedrich Nietzsche
Joyful Being Lonely quotations
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.
The cure for a lonely heart is to be alone with Jesus!
You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you really want is to be found.
No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
I am a lover without a lover. I am lovely and lonely and I belong deeply to myself.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That's what music is to me.” – Janis Joplin
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
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.
We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Everything in-between is a gift.
To be an effective criminal defense counsel, an attorney must be prepared to be demanding, outrageous, irreverent, blasphemous, a rogue, a renegade, and a hated, isolated, and lonely person - few love a spokesman for the despised and the damned.
Never be afraid to try something new.
Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.
If you have a sick or lonely person at home, be there.
Maybe just to hold a hand, maybe just to give a smile, that is the greatest, the most beautiful work.
Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.
Life's cruelest irony.
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.
The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.
The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summits. These are for the seeking, and those who seek and find while there is still time will be blessed both in mind and body.
It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.
Music means communication to me. I say 'listen you people out there, listen to my music, let's be one.' Music is a friend to me when I am lonely, when I am blue. You can't define music 'cause music is cosmos and it knows no barrier or definition. You have to feel music to dig it.
I like the idea of being alone. I like the idea of often being alone in all aspects of my life. I like to feel lonely. I like to need things.
If you're going to be a true Christian, I'll tell you one thing amongst others: it'll be a lonely life. It's a narrow way and it becomes narrower and narrower and narrower.
Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?
There is no loneliness like that of a failed marriage.
It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
If you're feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can.
Warmth, kindness, and friendship are the most yearned for commodities in the world. The person who can provide them will never be lonely.
Trees are much like human beings and enjoy each other's company. Only a few love to be alone.
I know the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.
The trails of the world be countless, and most of the trails be tried;
You tread on the heels of the many, till you come where the ways divide;And one lies safe in the sunlight, and the other is dreary and wan,But you look aslant at the Lone Trail, and the Lone Trail lures you on.
When I'm feeling sad, or lonely, and I don't know what I'm doing and I don't know where I'm going, I imagine the Cool Awesome Future Version of Myself just telling my present self, "It's okay. You just gotta grab that giraffe by the ears and ride it on out."
He who seeks truth must be content with a lonely, little-trodden path.
If he cannot worship her till she has been canonized by the shouts of the multitude, he must take his place with the members of that wretched crowd who shouted for two long hours, "Great is Diana of the Ephesians!" till truth, reason, and calmness were all drowned in noise.
The sky is one whole, the water another;
and between those two infinities the soul of man is in loneliness.
I like to be against the odds. I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top. With me, it's just the satisfaction of the game. Just performance.