Are you lonely? Do you feel that you stand all alone in this crowded world? Do you enjoy the company of yourself, or do you hate being alone?
Most people find it unnerving to be left alone. There are far too many uncomfortable dimensions to the solitude. For instance, let's assume you are left alone with your thoughts. Now, unless you are a positive thinker, you will quite likely end up feeling depressed about your state of aloneness. Moreover, you will tend to overanalyze every situation. If you have had a quarrel with a friend, you may end up reading more into the spat than reasonable. If someone made a witty remark about you, your mind could play havoc creating demons of your own imagination. Ever heard the proverb, "Idle mind is a devil's workshop?" Well, there is lot of truth to that.
On the other hand, some people prefer their own company. As famous actress and social worker Audrey Hepburn said, "I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone." Probably for an actress who is constantly hounded by media and fans, 'alone time' is a blessing. It gives a person an opportunity to recuperate emotionally, and introspect on life's little blessings.
Loneliness is not a desirable option, but it often helps unclog one's mind. Spend a few minutes alone, away from maddening crowds, and delve deep into your soul. As you drift into the chasms of your thoughts, you will find harmony with the world. Read these alone quotes that bring out the murmurs of your heart.
All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else.
Henry David Thoreau
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
It is far better to be alone than to wish you were.
My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
Too many women throw themselves into romance because they’re afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won’t do that.
Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road
If you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.
Jean de la Bruyere
All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts.
I don't want to be alone, I want to be left alone.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
Now I’m feeling how I should. Never knew single could feel this good.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden
All great and precious things are lonely.
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
Fame always brings loneliness. Success is as ice-cold and lonely as the North Pole.
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone -- so far.
In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
All alone!Whether you like it or not, alone is something you'll be quite a lot.
A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.
Spend some time alone every day.