Quotes about Alone

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You will never be alone if you like the person you are with when you are by yourself.

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Lately Mirabelle had reflected wistfully if people even noticed her – a smartly dressed woman who came and went along the Promenade, always alone.

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I am not poor, I am not rich; nihil est, nihil deest, I have little, I want nothing: all my treasure is in Minerva’s tower...I live still a collegiate student...and lead a monastic life, ipse mihi theatrum [sufficient entertainment to myself], sequestered from those tumults and troubles of the world...aulae vanitatem, fori ambitionem, ridere mecum soleo [I laugh to myself at the vanities of the court, the intrigues of public life], I laugh at all.
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No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.

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Strange how seeing the light can make a person feel so alone in the darkness
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Books, and only books, give me a chance to escape the realms of reality.

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If you try you would never be alone; because the whole world is tired of loneliness.

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The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.

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We need solitude, because when we're alone, we're free from obligations, we don't need to put on a show, and we can hear our own thoughts.
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Alone! yesterday, today and forever.

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I also had a dim idea that if I walked the streets of New York by myself all night something of the city's mystery and magnificence might rub off on me at last. But I gave it up.

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The new light above my table is a great improvement. With all this darkness around me I feel less alone. (Pause.) In a way. (Pause.) I love to get up and move about in it, then back here to... (hesitates) ...me. (Pause.)

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I would rather be happy being alone than feeling alone in someone's camaraderie, whom I like the most
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Ultimately what I like about reading together is that we all make it happen together. Of course even amid shared experience we’re still alone… each reading of each book is unique. But what a comfort it is to share readings and experiences. How lucky we are when we get to be alone together.

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My emotions overload because there is no hand to hold, there’s no shoulder here to lean on; I’m walking all on my own.
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Coffee has a way of falling into my cup the way love does not. I’m so tired of being alone.


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I think that is supposed to be good,
that I get less
from him
but I feel

worth

less.
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Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it."

[Thoughts from Places: The Tour, Nerdfighteria Wiki, January 17, 2012]

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I was surrounded by friends, my work was immense, and pleasures were abundant. Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil. Overall, I was happiest to be alone; for it was then I was most aware of what I possessed. Free to look out over the rooftops of the city. Happy to be alone in the company of friends, the company of lovers and strangers. Everything, I decided, in this life, was pure pleasure.

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People think coffee can be drunk with or without cream and sugar, but coffee can be drunk more ways than that. Coffee can be drunk awake or asleep, and coffee can be drunk by the cup, by the gallon, or by yourself.