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You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.

The eternal quest of the human being is to shatter his loneliness.
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone, and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.
At the innermost core of all loneliness is a deep and powerful yearning for union with one's lost self.
We are never the same with others as when we are alone. We are different, even when we are in the dark with them.
To live alone is the fate of all great souls.
There is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream, a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought --a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!
Who knows what true loneliness is -- not the conventional word, but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion. Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant. For an instant only. No human being could bear a steady view of moral solitude without going mad.
We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.
Be good and you will be lonely.
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
Of my friends I am the only one left.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
No one ever discovers the depths of his own loneliness.
What torments my soul is its loneliness. The more it expands among friends and the daily habits or pleasures, the more, it seems to me, it flees me and retires into its fortress. The poet who lives in solitude, but who produces much, is the one who enjoys those treasures we bear in our bosom, but which forsake us when we give ourselves to others. When one yields oneself completely to one's soul, it opens itself to one, and then it is that the capricious thing allows one the greatest of good fortunes... that of sympathizing with others, of studying itself, of painting itself constantly in its works.
There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.
In cities no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely.
What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.
When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.
Only in a house where one has learnt to be lonely does one have this solicitude for things. One's relation to them, the daily seeing or touching, begins to become love, and to lay one open to pain.
A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey's gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind.
It's a terrible thing to be alone -- yes it is -- it is -- but don't lower your mask until you have another mask prepared beneath --as terrible as you like --but a mask.
The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
To most people loneliness is a doom. Yet loneliness is the very thing which God has chosen to be one of the schools of training for His very own. It is the fire that sheds the dross and reveals the gold.
When Christ said: I was hungry and you fed me, he didn't mean only the hunger for bread and for food; he also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus himself experienced this loneliness. He came amongst his own and his own received him not, and it hurt him then and it has kept on hurting him. The same hunger, the same loneliness, the same having no one to be accepted by and to be loved and wanted by. Every human being in that case resembles Christ in his loneliness; and that is the hardest part, that's real hunger.
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
Columbus discovered no isle or key so lonely as himself.
I was never less alone than when by myself.
Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.
Loneliness breaks the spirit.
We are most of us very lonely in this world; you who have any who love you, cling to them and thank God.
Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.
It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.
On stage I make love to twenty five thousand people; and then I go home alone.