60+ Deep Sadness & Loneliness Quotes

Most people experience sadness and loneliness at some point in their lives. These quotes reflect how people have felt about these emotions over time. They offer perspective on how to cope with sadness and loneliness, and remind us that we are not alone in our feelings. Sadness and loneliness can be difficult, but they also can be powerful teachers. May these quotes give you strength during difficult times.

Quotes About Sadness & Loneliness

1. “Some people are just not meant to be in this world. It’s just too much for them.” — Phoebe Stone

2. “I felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone” — James Dashner

3. “If a man cannot understand the beauty of life, it is probably because life never understood the beauty in him.” — Criss Jami

4. “To forget a friend is sad. Not everyone has had a friend.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

5. “It is beautiful, it is endless, it is full and yet seems empty. It hurts us.” — Jackson Pearce

6. “Mostly I have felt myself becoming a servant of sadness. I am still looking for the beauty in that.” — Maggie Nelson

7. “True confessions are written with tears only. But my tears would drown the world, as my inner fire would reduce it to ashes.” — Emil Cioran

8. “It’s how I fill the time when nothing’s happening. Thinking too much, flirting with melancholy.” — Tim Winton

9. “Man cries, his tears dry up and run out. So he becomes a devil, reduced to a monster.” — Kouta Hirano

10. “Yes, I guess you could say I am a loner, but i feel more lonely in a crowded room with boring people then i feel on my owm.” — Henry Rollins

11. “I am taking this in, slowly,Taking it into my body.This grief. How slowThe body is to realizeYou are never coming back.” — Donna Masini Slowly

12. “I’ve never been the most important person to anybody – not even myself.” — Ranata Suzuki

13. “The rain echoed in the shadowy attic space and made me feel small and fragile, like a lace glove left behind on moving day – mateless and abandoned.” — Dia Reeves

14. “The problem with loneliness is that, unlike other forms of human suffering, it teaches us nothing, leads us nowhere, and generally devalues us in our own eyes and the eyes of others.” — Adam Bagdasarian

15. “It’s sad to fall asleep. It separates people. Even when you’re sleeping together, you’re all alone.” — J.L. Merrow

16. “The sadness, the silence, the darkness, the loneliness… all of it held in a simple little moment. It was just so…I don’t know.Just so much.” — Kevin Brooks

17. “I’d do it all over again, knowing that you were going to be there at the end. I’d walk through the sadness and the loneliness all over again for you.” — Kimberly Lauren

18. “Maybe his nightmare had been about me.” — Marie Lu

19. “Because when they thought the stars were sticking to her, really all the loneliness and sadness were falling off. The stars were underneath.” — Ashley Herring Blake

20. “She was like a lone angel floating above the surface of the earth, laughing with delight because she could fly but crying out of loneliness.” — Markus Zusak

21. “The song is languid and speaks of love and loneliness and loss. Why does love seem to go with the sad things?” — Lisa Ann Sandell

22. “Be my friend and love me, for the world is terrible lonely and I am sad.” — Catherynne M. Valente

23. “Do not feel sad for your tears as rocks never regret the waterfalls” — Munia Khan

24. “I preferred to look at the sea, which said nothing and never made you feel alone.” — Paula McLain

25. “Nobody should have to choose between a cold heart and a dead heart.” — Nenia Campbell

26. “Everything is all right,When you’re here,When you’re right next to me,When my hand is in yours,Don’t leave me,Don’t leave me empty handed.” — Elizabeth Brooks

27. “I watched the moon alone, unable to share his cold beauty with anyone.” — Haruki Murakami

28. “Sometimes the sound of silence is the most deafening sound of all.” — K.L. Toth

29. “I go about saying how pained and tormented, how lonely and sad I feel, but what do I really mean by that? If I were to speak the truth, I would die.” — Osamu Dazai

30. “Maybe people like us can’t be happy. Maybe we’re too damaged and the only thing we can do is to learn how to hate ourselves a little less.” — Asper Blurry

31. “Walking alone is not difficult but when we have walked a mile worth a thousand years with someone then coming back alone is what is difficult.” — Faraaz Kazi

32. “Eventually, I’ll grow sick and perish. Die on the floor, a young girl—who even when in the presence of company, still feels the loneliness that looms over her heart.” — RJ Gonzales

33. “Now Doon seemed to care for his new friends more than he did for her. Every time she thought about him she felt a thud of pain, like a bruised place inside her.” — Jeanne DuPrau

34. “There I was, casually wishing that I could stop existing in the same way you’d want to leave an empty room or mute an unbearably repetitive noise.” — Allie Brosh

35. “To multiply the years and divide by the desire to live is a kind of false accounting.” — Peter Heller

36. “I can’t sleep alone anymoreand I get used tocompanytoo quickly. You’re always gone too soon.” — Charlotte Eriksson

37. “You have entered an abnormal, lonely, and unwelcome new world where you are nothing but an island of sadness.” — Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

38. “Some might say that suicide is for cowards. I dare them to hold a razor to their wrists and say it as they slice into their own flesh.” — Aubrey Dark

39. “I would prefer to die than to be depressed for depression can hurt you everyday and it’ll last for a lifetime while on dying, you can only feel pain the moment you’ll die.” — Cedric Go

40. “It…whatever ‘it’ is, has swallowed me and I lie here in the pit of its cold dark stomach being eaten alive by its bile and I…I don’t even know if I want to be saved.” — Kellie Elmore

41. “I’m not a good kid. Yeah, look, I’m just a piece of paper with the word sad and a bunch of cuss words written on it.A lousy piece of paper. That’s me.A piece of paper that’s waiting to be torn up.” — Benjamin Alire Sáenz

42. “Live a life that leaves a memory, nobody can steal.” — Abhishek Shukla

43. “The pain will always be in you — but you will not always be in pain.” — Abby Norman

44. “She saw that he knew what loneliness was, that he understood why it might be raining inside a person even when the sun shone, that sadness needed no immediate cause.” — Jan-Philipp Sendker

45. “Between the shadows of the earth and the dark depths of the sky, human life lay slumbering, with all its unsolved puzzles.” — Theodor Storm

46. “Look at that party the other night. Everybody wanted to have a good time and tried real hard but we all woke up the next day feeling sorta sad and separate.” — Jack Kerouac

47. “A radio was playing quietly. Nobody was listening. It was there to drown out the silence.” — Rachel Abbott

48. “How could I be everything to you when you broke my heart?” — Jennifer L. Armentrout

49. “Some losses never heal you just learn to carry the burden and shed a tear every now and then” — Tina Gayle

50. “It wasn’t the aloneness that Liz minded. It was the silence. It echoed.” — Amy Zhang

51. “Even if times are tough and you’re enduring a terrible heartache, it’s important to focus your anger on a vibrator, not another person.” — Chelsea Handler

52. “Because it’s so hard to be kind to the world when all you’ve ever felt is hate.” — Tahereh Mafi

53. “if it was time that made me lost what we were, then i hate time…” — Maira Zafred Marinho Mesel

54. “…cause it was hard… so much harder… when I couldn’t live with me.” — Eeva Lancaster

55. “It’s alright to love someone who doesn’t love you back, as long as they’re worth you loving them. As long as they deserve it.” — Cassandra Clare

56. “Some people are severely lonely, all they can do is accept the single life as an example of being free and happy.” — Anthony Liccione

57. “Men like you happen once. Women like me prefer to live our lives cautiously with your after taste, lessons and splinters of broken heart underneath our tongues.” — Ayushee Ghoshal

58. “Those who know you see your tears even in the rain.” — Matshona Dhliwayo

59. “And it feels strange, almost sad, to walk through ther empty halls. Each step I take sounds so lonely.” — Jay Asher

60. “I look for places like me: big, hollow, forgotten by almost everyone.” — Jodi Picoult

61. “In past wars only homes burnt, but this timeDon’t be surprised if even loneliness ignites.In past wars only bodys burnt, but this timeDon’t be surprised if even shadows ignite.” — Sahir Ludhianvi

62. “Loneliness is my worst enemy, but in the end he’s usually my only real friend.” — Dave Guerrero

63. “I walk these lonely streets at dark. Just me and the night; crowded head, empty heart.” — John Mark Green