30 Isolation Quotes to Make You Feel Less Alone

Putting ourselves out there and exploring the possibilities of life can be overwhelming. It puts us to greater risks of failures and disappointments. And when in a dark place, it can lead us to think that isolation is the answer – we don’t get hurt if we shut everyone out.

Feelings like these are not at all irrational. The world can be a scary place – the judgment of others, unpleasant experiences, fear of the unknown – all of which may bring us this crippling sense that somehow there’s no place for us here, that we’re better off alone.

For those who are feeling that crushing sense of solitude, here are 30 isolation quotes to help you find comfort and maybe even inspire you to open your door for someone.

Nobody enjoys the company of others as intensely as someone who usually avoids the company of others. – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

We’re all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of misunderstanding. – Rudyard Kipling

A person is a person through other persons; you can’t be human in isolation; you are human only in relationships. – Desmond Tutu

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If you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them. – Jodi Picoult

Sometimes, however, this sense of isolation, like acid spilling out of a bottle, can unconsciously eat away at a person’s heart and dissolve it. – Haruki Murakami

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If isolation is the furnace of transformation, I could be ashes by now. – Stephen Christian

Isolation offered its own form of companionship: the reliable silence of her rooms, the steadfast tranquility of the evenings. The promise that she would find things where she put them, that there would be no interruption, no surprise. It greeted her at the end of each day and lay still with her at night. – Jhumpa Lahiri

But there are other words for privacy and independence. They are isolation and loneliness. – Megan Whalen Turner

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When you’re socially awkward, you’re isolated more than usual, and when you’re isolated more than usual, your creativity is less compromised by what has already been said and done. – Criss Jami

There are all these people here I don’t know by sight or by name. And we pass alongside each other and don’t have any connection. And they don’t know me and I don’t know them. And now I’m leaving town and there are all these people I will never know. – Carson McCullers

Solitude is a chosen separation for refining your soul. Isolation is what you crave when you neglect the first. – Wayne Cordeiro

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I barricaded myself and stared out the window, without seeing anything but my own unhappiness. – Thomas Bernhard

There is a difference between solitude and isolation. One is connected and one isn’t. Solitude replenishes, isolation diminishes. – Henry Cloud

You’re always saying people don’t like you but people can’t like something that’s not there. – Cath Crowley

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Isolation is a way to know ourselves. – Franz Kafka

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. – Orson Welles

Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone. – Dan Brown

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Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation. – Albert Einstein

We don’t function well as human beings when we’re in isolation. – Robert Zemeckis

A hermit is simply a person to whom civilization has failed to adjust itself. – Will Cuppy

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The walls of isolation are not as solid as your suffering makes them seem. – Deepak Chopra

I think, if you have enough inner resources, then you can live in isolation for long periods of time and not feel diminished by it. – Aung San Suu Kyi

I am a stranger in this world, and there is a severe solitude and painful lonesomeness in my exile. – Kahlil Gibran

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Other people may complicate our lives, but life without them would be unbearably desolate. None of us can be truly human in isolation. The qualities that make us human emerge only in the ways we relate to other people. – Harold S. Kushner

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? – Haruki Murakami

Which of us is not forever a stranger and alone? – Thomas Wolfe

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No one can live entirely on their own, nor can any country or society exist in isolation. – Daisaku Ikeda

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To dream in isolation can be properly splendid to be sure; but to dream in company seems to me infinitely preferable. – Clive Barker

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The worst thing someone gets is isolated. Isolation is the darkest part of any condition. – Annie Lennox

Most ideas are born and lost in isolation. – Scott Belsky

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