Being alone can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the situation. If you just got out of a relationship that drained your entire energy and patience, you will definitely enjoying the freedom and time for yourself. But if you are alone for a while already, you may hate the feeling. We are not meant to be lonely creatures, very few of us being able to withstand loneliness for a long period. It can be peaceful, but it is not something desirable, as most of us would like to find someone to share time with. Here are some quotes about being alone to characterize this situation.
“It’s far better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone — so far.” (Marilyn Monroe)
When we have a relationship with someone that makes us unhappy, loneliness seems a much better alternative. Why? Because loneliness will not talk back or say and do things that may hurt you. So there are situations in which you may be better off alone.
“I think it’s good for a person to spend time alone. It gives them an opportunity to discover who they are and to figure out why they are always alone.” (Amy Sedaris, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence)
Being alone once in a while can be a great idea, especially when we don’t know what to do and in what direction to head. It gives us the peace and quiet we need to figure out what we want. And, above all, it will allow us to answer the question of who we are.
“Loneliness is my least favorite thing about life. The thing that I’m most worried about is just being alone without anybody to care for or someone who will care for me.” (Anne Hathaway)
As mentioned earlier, there are people that cannot enjoy being alone at all. If these quotes about being lonely try to underline the positive aspect of it, for some people, there is nothing positive about loneliness.
“The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.” (Justin Timberlake)
Yes, being alone means that you have unlimited freedom. No one will care what you do and no one will ask for justifications.
“Some people can’t stand being alone. I love solitude and silence. But when I come out of it, I’m a regular talking machine. It’s all or nothing for me.” (Celine Dion)
Loneliness can be a great way to relax, unwind and listen to your thoughts. So, now and then, it is even pleasant. Once we had enough of it, things can go back to normal in our lives. It is like a refreshing break.
As you can see, loneliness is not so bad, but it depends on each of us. Some like being around people all the time, so being alone is not on their favorite things to do, as they will seek the company of others as soon as loneliness comes around. While others will treasure this moment, either as new found freedom, or as a way to seek for answers that lie deep inside their being. These quotes about being alone depict both scenarios.
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